Published 26 January 2021 | Updated 10 March 2023
In this section, you'll find information and guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and the workplace.
Find information about:
- COVID-19 testing and the workplace
- COVID-19 vaccinations: workplace rights and obligations
- Orders and directions during coronavirus
We continue to review and update our information as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.
Other government information
Australian Department of Health
For information about COVID-19 (including for vaccinations), visit the Department of Health website. There's also guidance available on:
- Approved COVID-19 vaccines and find out about Getting your COVID-19 vaccine
- commonly asked questions on topics such as vaccination effectiveness, side effects and approvals processes at COVID-19 vaccines - Is it true? .
COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme
The Australian Government has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme. Under the Scheme, eligible claimants who have received a TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccine may be entitled to compensation for recognised moderate to severe vaccine-related adverse events.
For more information about the scheme and to submit a claim, go to Department of Health – COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme.
Work health and safety
Safe Work Australia has information for employers, small businesses and workers about COVID-19 vaccines and how to manage risks from COVID-19 in the workplace. Visit their website for Vaccination information for your industry.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has information for employers and employees about how to manage workplace privacy for COVID-19 vaccinations. Find out more about COVID-19 vaccinations and privacy obligations.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has information for employers and employees about COVID-19 vaccinations and Australian anti-discrimination laws. Find out more about COVID-19 vaccinations and federal discrimination laws.