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National Plan to transition Australia's National COVID-19 Response

Opening back up in a careful and safe way is the highest priority of the Australian Government.

The modelling from the Doherty Institute has given Australia a clear path and targets for how to do that.

The targets in the National Plan were agreed by all the States and Territories at National Cabinet on 6 August 2021.

  • TGA approval for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster dose

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years and older, provided at least six months after the completion of a COVID-19 vaccine primary course of two doses. The primary course can be of any COVID-19 vaccine registered for use in Australia.

    Subject to final expert advice, it is expected that a general population booster program will commence no later than 8 November with original priority groups, including people in aged care and disability care settings, to be offered the option to receive a booster as a priority.

  • Guidance on foreign vaccination certificates

    Find out more about presenting proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations if you have been vaccinated overseas. 

  • Severely immunocompromised Australians eligible for booster COVID-19 shots

    Australians who are severely immunocompromised will be offered the option to receive a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to boost their protection against COVID-19.    

  • Update from National Cabinet: 1 October

    National Cabinet was briefed on plans to increase vaccination rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living with disabilities.

  • Next steps for international travel

    Under Phase C of the National Plan, international travel is on track to reopen to fully vaccinated Australian travellers by November. States and territories will begin at different times given varying vaccination rates.

Getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations

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COVID-19 vaccine information for businesses

Businesses and organisations play a vital role in the success of Australia reaching its COVID-19 vaccination targets, limiting restrictions and getting back to normal.

There is a lot businesses can do to support employees with making the choice to be vaccinated.

Find out more about what businesses can do to support employees at

Key updates

Up-to-date coronavirus alerts and news. 

Book your COVID-19 vaccination

Everyone over the age of 12 is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. Visit the Vaccine Clinic Finder or your State or Territory site below to book.