ELICOS ENGLISH COURSES
COVID-19 vaccinations are free for everyone in Australia, including international students – 24/06/2021
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring everyone in Australia will have access to the vaccination when it’s their turn – this includes international students who are studying in Australia.
COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia regardless of Medicare or visa status.
Vaccination providers cannot charge students for the COVID-19 vaccine or your appointments to receive the vaccine. If students don’t have a Medicare card, or are not eligible for Medicare, they can get a free vaccination at:
The vaccine is voluntary, and everyone is encouraged to get a vaccine to help protect the community from COVID-19.
Find out when your students can have their COVID-19 vaccination
Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to find out when and where they can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
If students need more information, they should call the COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080 or for translating and interpreting services call 13 14 50.
Getting proof of COVID-19 vaccination without a Medicare card
Students that don’t have a Medicare card, or are not eligible for Medicare can get proof that have had their COVID-19 vaccination by:
Information to assist international students
To assist you in communicating this information to students, a number of translated resources are available on the Department of Health website.