There are three different vaccinations available in Ballarat:

  • AstraZeneca (18 years and over)
  • Moderna (12 years and over)
  • Pfizer (12 to 59 years)

MAP OF VACCINATION SITES >>

Thank you to the Ballarat Courier for creating this interactive map listing local vaccination clinics.  To report an error or request an update please email media@bhs.org.au 

DO NOT ATTEND A VACCINATION CLINIC IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS YOU NEED TO:
  • Go home and isolate immediately 
  • Find a testing site >>
  • Only leave home to get your test – do not stop anywhere along the way there, or on the way home. 

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The information below refers to COVID-19 vaccinations through state-run clinics, like the Ballarat Community Vaccination Clinic at the Mercure, unless otherwise specified.
For more general information about the vaccine, click here.

People aged 12 to 17 years

12-17 year olds are now eligible to receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccination.  

Bookings can be made via the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or online. 

Children are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian or with a signed consent from parent or guardian.  

However they can present alone and one of our senior immunisers or medical officer will chat to them to determine if they are a mature minor to consent themselves. 

People aged 18 to 59 years

People aged 18 to 59 years are eligible for Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

  • Pfizer is available by appointment only
  • Bookings are preferred, however walk ins are accepted for AstraZeneca and Moderna at the Mercure from 8.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Sunday

If you have had your first dose of AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects, you will receive AstraZeneca for your second dose.

People aged 60+ years

If you are aged 60 years or older you can walk in for AstraZeneca or Moderna, you do not need an appointment. Bookings can also be made using the information below.

Priority vaccinations for pregnant people

Pregnant people can access priority reserved Pfizer appointments if: 

They are in the later stages of pregnancy – from 24 weeks gestation 
OR 

Their healthcare provider has determined their pregnancy is complicated or high risk. 

Bookings can be made via the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or online.  

All women who are pregnant are eligible for a Pfizer vaccination. 

This change is being made to ensure pregnant people who are at higher risk of complications if they get COVID-19 are easily able to access COVID-19 vaccines. 

Clinic hours

Monday to Sunday: 8.30am to 3.40pm

  • AstraZeneca walk-ins 9am to 3.00pm
  • Moderna walk-ins 9am to 3.00pm
  • Pfizer is available by appointment only

Booking an appointment

To make an appointment:

Phone 1800 675 398 (selection options 1, 1, 1) 

OR 

Online https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/ 

If there are no appointments available via the state-wide booking line or portal, try again in coming days/weeks. More appointments will appear as vaccine supply is made available to our Vaccination clinic.

Check the following websites for updates:

Vaccine information

AstraZeneca 

We are now vaccinating people aged 18 to 59 years, with the AstraZeneca vaccine (should they provide informed consent).   

To assist people in providing informed consent, Ballarat Health Services will have a Doctor working on site along with experienced Nurse Immunisers, to answer questions.   

If you are aged 18-59 years and you have had the 1st dose of AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects you can receive a 2nd dose of AstraZeneca.

Vaccination records

Having trouble accessing your COVID-19 Digital Certificate?

If you’ve had either one or two COVID-19 vaccinations at our Mercure vaccination clinic (or any other Victorian vaccination centre), but this information is not appearing on your immunisation history, complete this form:

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/missing-immunisation-history

Do not fill this form if you received your COVID-19 vaccine at a doctor's clinic, pharmacy or community health service or interstate provider. Instead, you should contact your vaccination provider directly about the missing or incorrect information.

Planning your trip

Where is the clinic?

The clinic is currently located in the Convention Centre

The clinic is located within the grounds of the Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat.  There are two locations at the Mercure that the clinic occupies:

  • The clinic is generally located in the Convention Centre
  • Occasionally the clinic may move the Eureka Ballroom

Wait-times at the clinic

Wait times are listed at coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-centres

Parking

If you require disabled parking it is best to park within the grounds at the Mercure.

Disabled parking is available via Burdeu Street, turning at 525 Main Road, Ballarat

This pdf map will help you identify the best location.

If you do not require disabled parking, general parking is available at Zagame's Restaurant, 639 Main Road, Ballarat

Please avoid entering the Mercure's main entrance at 613 Main Road, Ballarat.

Limited on-street parking is also available.

Please do not park at the Ballarat Dojo, Golden Point Cafe, or other private residences and businesses.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Location

613 Main Road
Golden Point (Ballarat) VIC 3350

Directions

Park at Zagame's (639 Main Rd) and walk along the footpath to the Mercure main entrance. Disabled parking is available by entering Burdeu Street (at 525 Main Road)

Phone

Victorian Coronavirus Hotline: 1800 675 398 (select options 1, 1, 1)

Vaccine eligibility checker

COVID-19 vaccines will be available in phases. To find out when you'll be eligible, click the link below.

Victorian COVID-19 hotline

For vaccine queries please call the Victorian COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398 and select option 3.

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