Who can get vaccinated against COVID-19

Information about the phases of rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines.

How to get the vaccine

Vaccination centres are open to people who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine eligibility checker

COVID-19 vaccines are being made available to people in phases as part of the Australia Government vaccine program. You can find out which phase you are in using the Australian Government Department of Health eligibility checker.

The eligibility checker will tell you if you are eligible now and connect you to a vaccine provider. If you aren’t eligible yet you can register to receive an email or SMS notification when you are able to get vaccinated. You can also check your eligibility, find a vaccine provider or register by calling 1800 020 080.

Phases of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout

The national rollout of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine program is happening in phases.

The first phases of the vaccine rollout priorities community groups who are most at-risk, including people:

  • at higher risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and
  • at a higher risk of serious illness if they contract COVID-19.

These priority groups have been identified by the Australian Government. You can find out more about the phases and priority groups by visiting the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Current phase of COVID-19 vaccination rollout

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to people in Phase 1a and Phase 1b.

Phase 1a – 200,000 people in Victoria* Phase 1b – 1.4 million people in Victoria*
Hotel quarantine and border workers Adults aged 70 years and older
Frontline health care workers All other health care workers
Aged care and disability care staff Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 50 years and over
Aged care and disability care residents Adults with an underlying medical condition or significant disability
Critical and high-risk workers including the defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing sectors

*These numbers are estimates. 

You can find out more information about the phases by visiting the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Find out which phase of the rollout you are in

To find out which phase you are in, you can use the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.

You may need to provide evidence of eligibility to your vaccination provider before you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Reviewed 03 May 2021

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