Vaccinated people showing vaccination certificates. Young man showing an app in mobile phone. Elderly woman hold printed immunization certificate with QR code.


Bendigo Art Gallery, East Gippsland Art Gallery and Warrnambool Art Gallery are taking part in the Victorian Government’s Vaccinated Economy Trial. They will help test the systems and technologies that will allow Victoria to reopen safely and begin on the road to economic recovery.

From 11 October, all visitors over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated and will need to provide proof of their vaccination status to attend the three participating galleries.  This is in advance of the state reaching the 70% double dose vaccination threshold, when significant parts of the economy will reopen only to the fully vaccinated. 

Acceptable proof of vaccination status (with proof of ID) includes: 

•    COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to the Services Victoria app.
•    COVID-19 Digital Certificate uploaded to phone wallet
•    Official Australian Immunisation Register certificate
•    Printed COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
•    Medical exemption with valid, original letter signed and issued by a specified medical practitioner class ID

Please note the following will not be accepted as proof of vaccination status:

•    Vaccine appointment card
•    Valid vaccination documentation without proof of ID
•    Negative COVID-19 test result

HOW TO GET YOUR COVID-19 DIGITAL CERTIFICATE
Visit this website for a step-by-step guide to get your COVID-19 digital certificate OR add your digital certificate to the Services Victoria app: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-digital-certificate 

Once you’ve added your COVID-19 digital certificate to your Service Victoria app, it will show proof of vaccination each time you check into a venue.

Showing your COVID-19 digital certificate is your way of contributing to a safer Victoria for all of us, everywhere.

More information on the COVID-19 Vaccinated Economy Trial can be found on the Victorian Government Coronavirus website.

Image: Stock image by Zubada.


The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.