Covid-19 testing and vaccination clinics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination and testing clinics are open in our area for First Nations people.

Free Pfizer vaccines are available for anyone who is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and their families.

These clinics are for anyone over 12 years of age.

Bring your parent or guardian with you if you are between 12 and 15.

Remember, you can’t get vaccinated if you’re waiting on the results of a Covid-19 test.

Sydney Town Hall pop-up

Sydney Local Health District is offering free Pfizer vaccinations for everyone over 12 at a walk-in clinic at Sydney Town Hall.

  • Sydney Town Hall, Lower Town Hall, 483 George St, Sydney Monday 25 October to Saturday 30 October, 10am to 4pm. Access via Sydney Square. No bookings or Medicare card required.

Redfern and Waterloo

The Koori Vaccination Clinic has relocated from the NCIE in Redfern to a City of Sydney owned property at 119 Redfern Street.

The new priority Pfizer clinic opened Thursday 30 September and is open until end of November.

It's run by the Sydney Local Health District and is for anyone 12 and over. They take walk-ins or you can make an appointment.

Everyone from the community is welcome, you do not need a Medicare card.

  • Koori Vaccination Clinic 119 Redfern St, Redfern Open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Bring a photo ID or your Medicare card, if you have one.

For inquiries about appointments and eligibility, contact the Sydney Local Health District Covid-19 Vaccination Program hotline. You can call 1800 955 566 between 8am and 9.30pm, 7 days a week.

A local resident gets vaccinated at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pop-up vaccination clinic in Surry Hills. Photo: Abril Felman / City of Sydney

Surry Hills

Northcott Community Centre

This walk-in Pfizer clinic is welcoming anyone from the community aged under 60 years. You don't need a Medicare card to attend here.

  • Northcott Community Centre 163 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills Open 9:30am to 3pm, Mondays

Bring a photo ID or your Medicare card, if you have one.

Glebe

There is also a walk-in vaccination clinic open in Glebe. It’s free and you don’t need a Medicare card.

  • Peter Forsyth Auditorium
    Corner Francis and Franklyn Streets, Glebe
    Open 10am to 4pm, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October; Friday 5 November and Saturday 6 November

Woolloomooloo

There is a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination hub for people living within the Woolloomooloo area. It is for anyone over 12.

For those aged 12 to 15, a parent or guardian must be present. No bookings needed, just show up.

  • Ozanam Learning Centre
    99 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo
    Open 10am to 2pm, Thursdays

Why you should get a Covid-19 vaccination

Covid-19 is very dangerous and spreads quickly. The vaccines work very well against Covid-19. Getting vaccinated helps to protect you and your mob.

2 doses of a vaccine:

  • reduces the chance you will catch Covid-19 by around 60% to 80%
  • gives you around 90% protection against needing to be admitted to hospital or dying from Covid-19
  • reduces the spread of Covid-19 to others.

The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Even those who are young and healthy should get vaccinated. The majority of Aboriginal peoples with Covid-19 in NSW are under 40. Many young people have needed hospital or even intensive care because of Covid-19. You should get vaccinated to protect yourself and your mob.

There are also options to get vaccinated at Ultimo Community Centre.. Find more information on where else to get a vaccination.

Get a Covid-19 test

If you’re not feeling well, you should get a Covid-19 test. Even if you have only mild symptoms.

There’s a pop-up rapid testing clinic in Redfern. You can walk in, no appointment or Medicare card needed.

  • Redfern Community Centre
    29–53 Hugo Street Redfern
    10am to 4pm, 7 days a week

Find a list of other clinics near you where you can get a free test.

If you have been in contact with a person with Covid-19 you also need to be tested. This could be a family member, friend or other people you live or work with. Even if you have no symptoms, it’s important to get a test.

You also need to get tested, if you have been with someone who has contact with someone else who was infected with Covid-19. They might be waiting on their own test results, but you should get one of your own as soon as possible.

Food assistance when isolating

You will need to isolate after a Covid-19 test. Go straight home, it will help keep your community safe.

If you need assistance accessing food while in isolation, call our Community Hotline on (02) 9265 9333.

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