Freedom is around the corner and we are all rushing in to take an active part of it – But have you sorted your Vaccination Passport YET? 

Many are missing Vaccines, and many do not know what to do without medicare. Don’t you worry, we are giving you a step by step of how to get everything sorted from the vaccines that are gone missing to how to get the passport on your digital Wallet . Isn’t it great? 😉

  1. Visit and access your account by entering your user name and Password. If you do not have an account yet, you can create one by clicking in create an account and verify your identity with two personal ID documents. You can opt for the passport number, the driver licence, and your visa within the options.
  2. When you are on the home page, you scroll down to other services and select Individual Healthcare Identifier Service.
  3.  In the Individual Healthcare Identifiers section, you will have two options to select from: I have IHI Number, or I do not have one

If you select the second option – I do not have one – you are required to validate your identity again by entering your passport and current visa details. Now you have a valid IHI Number

4. Once on the IHI Number page, select view Immunisation History, and you will find all your vaccination records there. 

🚨 What to do if your Vaccine is not Recorded yet?

Have you taken it within less than 15 business days? 🕑 You should wait few more days until your vaccine record is uploaded into your IHI Number.

More than 15 business days since you got the Jab? Contact 1800 653 809 to validate your information and see what’s wrong with your record 😓.

🚨 My Vaccine Records have gone missing 😱, they can not find it on the system!

Don’t you worry! It is most likely the clinic has not submitted your records as they do not have your IHI Number. Please call your vaccination clinic directly or phone 1800 955 566. If nothing happens, and you took the Jab in Sydney Olympic part, RPA Hospital, Bicentennial Park , Sydney Airport or Canterbury Hospital, fill the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Query – 

5. A step closer to Freedom! 💃

Once your two vaccines are registered on the Immunisation History Record, you will get the option to add your COVID-19 Digital Certificate to your Digital Wallet. Select either add to apple wallet or Google Play and you are all good to go!  

We hope this information is valuable for you, especially when we are all getting ready for the reopening. Follow us on Instagram and FB  to get more useful information, from Migration tips and internship programs to job offers and more!

 Keep living your OZExperience to the fullest, and remember to get in touch with us in case you want to extend your time in Australia.  


LinasTeam 🤗


NSW to welcome back International Students under pilot plan

Media Release

Dominic Perrottet, NSW Treasure

Considering the closed international borders is costing NSW $1.5 billion per month, International Students are expected to be welcomed back under a NSW Government pilot plan.

The pilot plan aims to bring up to 250 International Students to Sydney per fortnight from Mid-year and will be strictly monitored and assisted by NSW Health and NSW Police department.
The International students’ allocation will not affect the current number of returning Australias allowed into NSW each week, and their quarantines will not represent a cost to taxpayers.

How Australia’s coronavirus crisis could reshape the treatment of temporary migrants

Scott Morrison, Australian Prime Minister, has claimed the need for an open mind on post coronavirus migration Overhaul. According to Morrison, Australia requires to see temporary visa holders as those meeting workforce shortages, especially on jobs that Australians are reluctant to perform.

Last year, Australian migration intake got reduced to around 72000 people. As a result, the agricultural and hospitality industries seem to be struggling the most to meet their workforce demands as temporary visa holders are the ones performing these activities. Therefore, Morrison suggested that temporary visas and their conditions should be reviewed to ensure workforce flow in regional and local regions. This initiative would also have a significant impact on bringing overseas migration rates back to positive levels before 2022-23.

On the other hand, Kristina Keneally, NSW senator, has made a call out for more permanent visa pathways to encourage qualified-migration. However, in the meantime, NSW Treasurer, Dom Perrottet, said he wants to prioritise International Students over Australians to keep the local economy ticking. He said that by changing who gets a seat on the limited flights coming into Sydney on weekly basis, the state would be able to keep the country’s fourth-largest export.

We probably just need to wait and see what the outcome is – but so far, Australia is going deep down the whole to ensure the economic recovery after COVID. The good thing for us is, that it seems to be directly linked with International Students, being one of the biggest economic sectors within the Australian Economy.

Source ABC and SBS


Australia’s international border

For all our members, who are still wondering about international travel. Australian Health Minister, Greg Hunt, yesterday indicates that the borders might open up on June 17. However, Australia could reopen sooner “if no longer needed”.

An early reopening of international travel relies on a swift rollout of vaccination programs and are proven to be effective against new and emerging variants.

Following these statements, Qantas announced that international flights are most likely to resume in October.


Source SBS News.