If you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the mySA Gov app. Once integrated, each time you use the COVID-SAfe Check-In function at a location with mandated vaccination requirements, the check-in screen will display your name and confirmation you have a valid certificate, providing a seamless solution for individuals and businesses.

For all other venues you have the option to also display your vaccination status when checking in, by ticking always show my vaccination status on check in on the contact details screen when next checking into a venue.

You can also manually show your digital certificate in the mySA GOV app by selecting COVID-19 digital certificate.

Add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the mySA GOV app

Before you start

  • Ensure that Medicare is linked to your myGOV account. Note the myGOV account is separate to the mySAGOV account. For more information visit Services Australia.
  • Download the mySA GOV app or update the app to make sure you have the latest version on your phone

Step 1

Open the mySAGOV app and log in.

If you don't already have an account, select “Signup” to create a basic account. Only an email address and password is required.

Step 2

Select VaxCheck and use one of the following methods to share your COVID-19 vaccination certificate with the mySAGOV app.

iPhones users: with IOS 11 or 12 you will need to use the Express Plus Medicare app to share your digital certificate with the mySAGOV app. To use your Medicare online account using myGOV you will need IOS 13 or later.

Android 12 users: check your mySA GOV app settings are set to open by default so that your digital certificate can be shared to your mySA Gov app.

  • The Express Plus Medicare mobile app

    1. Select Download Express Plus Medicare app.
    2. Log in to the Express Plus Medicare app.
    3. Select Proof of vaccinations from Services
    4. Select View history.
    5. Select your name.
    6. Select Share with check in app.
    7. Select mySA GOV check in and follow the prompts to add your COVID-19 digital certificate.

    Note: If you’re not eligible for Medicare and need proof of your COVID-19 vaccination online, you’ll need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI). You can get an IHI through myGov. For more information, visit Services Australia.

  • Your Medicare online account using myGOV

    1. Select Visit myGov.
    2. Log in to my.gov.au
    3. Select Medicare.
    4. Select View proof in Proof of vaccinations.
    5. Select View history and then your name.
    6. Select Share with check in app.
    7. Select mySA GOV check in and follow the prompts to add your COVID-19 digital certificate.

    If you’re not eligible for Medicare and need proof of your COVID-19 vaccination online, you’ll need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI). You can get an IHI through myGov. For more information, visit Services Australia.

At step 6 above, some Android users are directed back to the Playstore instead of the mySAGOV app. Follow the steps below to fix this. Note, the exact wording for some of these options may vary in different Android versions or phone brands.

For Android 11 or earlier

  • Go to:
    • Settings
    • Apps
    • mySAGOV
    • Set as default (or "Open by default")
    • Open supported links (or "Supported links")
  • Select the option to open links within the app.

For Android 12

  • Go to
    • Settings
    • Apps
    • mySAGOV
    • Defaults
  • Add the link "checkin.covid-19.sa.gov.au”

Go back and follow the instructions again.

If you're still having trouble, go to SA.GOV.AU Feedback, select "Other enquiries" and under "My enquiry is about", choose COVID-19. Include your phone model and Android version with your feedback.

How to simultaneously check-in and show your proof of vaccination

If you have added your COVID-19 digital certificate to the mySA GOV app, your vaccination status will display each time you use the COVID-SAfe Check-In function at a location with mandated vaccination requirements.

You can also easily opt in to simultaneously show proof of vaccination as you check-in.

Step 1

Make sure you have the latest version of the mySA GOV app on your device. You can download or update it via the App store or Play store.

Step 2

Next time you check-in at a location, a box will appear on the contact details screen inviting you to Always show my vaccination status on check-in. Tick the box and a green vaccination screen will display every time you check-in.

You can turn this off at any time.

Update your COVID-19 digital certificate to show all of your COVID-19 vaccinations, including your booster dose

You can update your COVID-19 digital certificate to show proof of your vaccinations including booster doses by using:

If you choose to re-share your updated COVID-19 digital certificate with your mySAGOV check-in app, there won't be any changes with the ‘valid from’  date still showing the date of your last primary dose.

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