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Vaccine Passport Launched Overnight for Doubly Vaccinated Residents of NSW

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Vaccine Passport is being quietly launched overnight so Sydneysiders can prove they’ve been doubled over as they sign up at sites – here’s how to get it

  • Vaccine passport now available to NSW residents via Service NSW phone app
  • Users must link Medicare to their MyGov account to access the certificate
  • They can choose to link the Covid vaccination certificate to the Service NSW app
  • Vaccine passport was criticized for not being ready by the end of the lockdown










NSW residents can now prove they have been double vaccinated at the same time they check in at sites after the vaccine passport was quietly launched overnight.

For those who have received both jabs and have the updated Service NSW app on their phone, their vaccine status will appear when they check in at a location using the standard QR code process.

Sydneysiders previously had to scroll through their Medicare app or carry a paper certificate to prove to staff they had been stung, but now a green check appears when they sign up with a company.

NSW residents can now prove they have been double vaccinated at the same time they check in at sites after the vaccine passport was quietly launched overnight. Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello tweeted a picture of his vaccine passport on Friday morning as he checked in at a cafe

For those who want to take advantage of the new “VaxPass,” make sure their MyGov account is linked to Medicare.

Then, through the online MyGov site or the Express Plus Medicare app, users are instructed to click “Proof of Vaccinations” and then “View History.”

They will then be given the option to choose their digital Covid vaccination certificate and link it to the Service NSW app.

HOW TO ACCESS NSW VACCINE PASSPORT?

If you’re using the Express Plus Medicare app:

Open the Express Plus Medicare app.

Select ‘Proof of vaccinations’ from Services.

Select ‘View history’. Select your name and then ‘View COVID-19 digital certificate’.

Select ‘Share with check-in app’.

Select ‘Service NSW’ and follow the prompts.

Log in to your Service NSW app and follow the prompts to add your certificate to your profile.

If you use your online Medicare account through myGov:

Log in to your myGov account using a browser on your device.

Select ‘Medical Care’.

Select ‘View Evidence’ in Evidence of Vaccinations.

Select ‘View history’.

Select your name.

Select ‘Share with check-in app’.

Select ‘Service NSW’ and follow the prompts.

Log in to your Service NSW app and follow the prompts to add your certificate to your profile.

Source: NSW Service

Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello tweeted a photo of his vaccine passport Friday morning as he checked in at a cafe.

The system had previously been criticized for not being ready when Sydney was finally freed from the grueling four-month lockdown on Monday.

With the overnight launch, the vaccine passport was up and running three days earlier than Mr Dominello had planned, making things a lot easier for pub-goers heading out for a Friday night drink.

Several security measures will be put in place, including a hologram of the NSW Waratah logo to help businesses ensure their customers are following the rules.

Sydneysiders no longer have to scroll through Medicare to access their Covid vaccination certificate

Sydneysiders no longer have to scroll through Medicare to access their Covid vaccination certificate

The app has been tested in aged care clubs and facilities in Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga and Lismore.

Mr Dominello said that while choosing to merge your vaccine status with the Services NSW app was optional, it was the easiest method to use.

“This is an additional digital service to make life easier for NSW’s businesses and customers as we reopen,” he said.

“NSW is the first jurisdiction in Australia to roll out an integrated QR code solution to display state-wide vaccination status.

“When someone visits a location, they can show their green check-in tick and vaccination status at the same time, saving time for staff and customers.”

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