Published 26 January 2021 | Updated 20 April 2022
In this section, you'll find information and guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and the workplace.
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We review and update our information regularly as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and the vaccination rollout continues across Australia.
While the Australian Government’s policy is that receiving a vaccination is free and voluntary, it aims to have as many Australians vaccinated as possible.
Other government information
Australian Department of Health
For information about COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and your family, where and when you can get vaccinated and the current situation in Australia, visit the Department of Health website .
- Approved COVID-19 vaccines and find out about Getting your COVID-19 vaccine
- Get answers to commonly asked questions on topics such as vaccination effectiveness, side effects and approvals processes at COVID-19 vaccines - Is it true?
- For resources to help promote COVID-19 vaccinations in your workplace, see the COVID-19 vaccination - Business kit
- Find out more about variants of concern:
The Department of Health also has vaccination information for service providers, workers and other people in high-priority sectors:
- Mandatory vaccination of residential aged care workers fact sheet
- Information for aged care providers, workers and residents about COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme
The Australian Government has developed a claims scheme to compensate eligible people who suffer a moderate to significant impact following an adverse reaction to an approved COVID-19 vaccine.
For more information about the scheme and to submit a claim, go to Department of Health – COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme .
TGA arrangements to support businesses to communicate and incentivise COVID-19 vaccination
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has implemented arrangements to enable Australian businesses to communicate and incentivise approved COVID-19 vaccinations. The TGA is the Australian body that approves COVID-19 vaccines.
This means that some employers may offer practical support (including rewards) to employees or customers to incentivise getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Examples include store vouchers, discounts or free tickets to those who are eligible.
Certain rules apply to participating businesses. Find out more about the arrangements and what rules apply at TGA – Communicating about COVID-19 vaccines .
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 privacy in the workplace in relation to 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 .