Due to the vaccination program for children aged 5 to 11, walk in vaccinations are not available at our Community Vaccination Clinic at The Mercure.

Bookings can also be made online or by calling 1800 675 398. For children aged between 5 and 17, bookings are essential.

Eligibility

People aged 5-11 years

5-11 year-olds are eligible to receive paediatric Pfizer from 10 January. 

Pfizer Boosters will be offered to eligible parents (those who have received their second dose four months ago) attending a booked appointment with their child aged 5-11 years.

People aged 12-17 years

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

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+

People aged 18 and over are eligible for Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

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

See 'Boosters' below for more information about booster doses for the general population who had their second COVID-19 vaccine more than four months ago.

If you are pregnant

If you are pregnant you are eligible for a Pfizer vaccination. 

Pregnant people are at higher risk of complications if they get COVID-19 and are easily able to access COVID-19 vaccines. 

Third doses

Third doses can be recommended to address the risk of suboptimal or non-response to the standard 2 dose schedule for severely immunocompromised people.

Eligibility:             Severely Immunocompromised (list available here ATAGI statement on the use of a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised | Australian Government Department of Health)

Age group           12 years +

Schedule:            Recommended 2- 4 months post second dose

Vaccine:               mRNA Vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna)

AZ can be used for the 3rd dose for individuals who have received AstraZeneca for their first 2 doses if there are no contraindications or precautions for use, or if a significant adverse reaction has occurred after a previous mRNA vaccine.

Boosters

Eligibility:             General population

Age group           18+

Schedule:            Primary course completed more than 3 months ago

Vaccine:               Pfizer recommended by ATAGI (regardless of primary dose)

AZ can be used for individuals who have received AZ for their first two doses if there are no contraindications or precautions for use. If a significant adverse reaction has occurred after a previous mRNA vaccine dose which contraindicates further doses of mRNA vaccine (e.g., anaphylaxis, myocarditis).

Vaccination Sites

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. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - Mercure

Clinic Hours

Monday to Saturday: 8:30am to 3:30pm. The clinic is closed on Sundays.

Bookings are required - walk-ins are no longer available as of Monday 10 January.

Booking an appointment

To make an appointment:

Phone the Coronavirus hotline 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:

Assistance for people with a disability

Our Community Vaccination Clinic is one of nine in Victoria with specialist facilities to help people with a disability or special requirements to get a vaccination. You don’t need a booking.

If you need additional support to receive a vaccine, please contact our Disability Liaison Office via email disabilityliaisonofficer@bhs.org.au or on 0428 843 695.

Clinic location

The clinic is currently located in the Convention Centre at the Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat.

Wait-times at the clinic

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

Parking

Disabled parking is available within the grounds at the Mercure. Enter 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 the Golden Point Hotel (previously 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.

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.

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)

Find a vaccine

Find a local vaccine and information on booking an appointment 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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