Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

Media release: New COVID-19 digital certificate simplifies proof of vaccination

9 June 2021

Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Minister for Government Services

Everyone who has received all required doses of their COVID-19 vaccination can now access the recently launched COVID-19 digital certificate.

Minister for Government Services, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said the new record makes it simple and easy for people to show their COVID-19 vaccination status.

“The COVID-19 digital certificate makes proof of vaccination accessible anytime, anywhere,” Minister Reynolds said.

“We’re also giving people control over the level of vaccination history they share, as the certificate only shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

“Once your provider has reported both doses of an approved vaccine, you’ll be able to access your COVID-19 digital certificate online through myGov or in the Express Plus Medicare app.

“I’m encouraging all Australians to ensure you’ve linked your Medicare account to myGov.

“Linking Medicare to myGov is simple, and more than 10 million Australians have already completed this process.”

The Morrison Government is securing the health and safety of all Australians, and Medicare’s trusted systems are making this happen.

“We’re guaranteeing everyone in Australia can get free COVID-19 vaccinations and making sure you can easily show proof of your immunisation,” Minister Reynolds said.

“It’s all about making government services simpler for all Australians, and this new immunisation certificate is a great example.”

Use Services Australia’s interactive tool for more information about how to access proof of COVID-19 vaccines at servicesaustralia.gov.au/covidvaccineproof

Page last updated: 17 June 2021