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COVID-19 vaccine program

Eligible accredited commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) drivers, bus drivers (tour and charter only) and driving instructors can now make a booking for a COVID-19 vaccination. This cohort is part of a priority group in the Victorian state-based vaccine program that is being run in parallel to the Commonwealth’s vaccine program.

Eligible drivers and driving instructors are encouraged to book to receive a vaccination as soon as possible.

This page has the most up-to-date information on the program.

How to get a vaccine

Accredited commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) drivers, bus drivers and driving instructors are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination as part of the Victorian state rollout.

You can now make a booking for your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine if you are a:

  • commercial passenger vehicle driver
  • bus driver (but NOT A PUBLIC TRANSPORT BUS DRIVER – see below for details); or
  • driving instructor

And you are:

  • aged 50 years or over; or
  • aged 49 years and under with informed consent.

Please note the AstraZeneca vaccine requires that a person has two doses. This means a second vaccination appointment will be required 12 weeks after your initial vaccination. You will receive an automatic invitation to book the second vaccination about 10 days before it is due.

Where to get a vaccine

Vaccines are available at many locations across Victoria. Find the vaccination centre closest to you here.

Note that walk-ins are allowed at high-volume vaccination centres, but you are encouraged to book ahead by calling 1800 675 398. Select option 1 – option 1 – option 1.

You will need to make an appointment for some other locations.

What to take to your appointment

You should take the following to your vaccination appointment:

  • Your Medicare card,
  • your driver licence; and
  • your driver accreditation.

If you have a CPVV User Portal account, you can access a digital driver accreditation certificate that you can use to demonstrate eligibility. You can sign up for an account or log in here.

Public transport bus drivers

If you are a bus driver providing public transport services for one of the companies listed here, please do not book an appointment.

The Department of Transport is working with your employer to arrange vaccinations. You will be contacted by your employer.

Make sure your details are up to date

Please ensure your details are up to date so you can be provided the latest information on vaccines.

CPV and bus drivers: Register for a CPVV User Portal account (or log in) to check and update your contact information. With a Portal account you’ll also be able to access a digital driver accreditation certificate that you can use to demonstrate your eligibility for the vaccine. Without that, you may be refused the vaccination.

Driving instructors: Supply your current contact check and update your details using this form.

During the vaccine roll out it is critical that we all continue to be COVIDSafe.

Find the latest published vaccine information on the coronavirus.vic website. Or read vaccine factsheets translated into multiple languages.

About the vaccine program