Melbourne Showgrounds Vaccination Hub

The Melbourne Showgrounds COVID-19 Vaccination Hub has been constructed in the Pavilion 4 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Booking a Vaccination Appointment

To book an appointment at the Melbourne Showgrounds Vaccination Hub, please call the Victoria Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. If you need an interpreter, press 0. You can also book through the Victorian online COVID-19 vaccine booking system.


Vaccine Updates

Walk-in Vaccinations

From Wednesday 20 October, walk-in vaccinations are available at the Showgrounds from 8.15am – 3.30pm everyday. Walk-ins are available for Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations. Anyone over the age of 12 is eligible for Pfizer. First and second dose vaccinations are available.

Monday & Tuesday 8.00am – 4.30pm.
Wednesday & Thursday 8.00am – 6.30pm.
Friday – Sunday: 8.00 am – 4.30pm.


The Melbourne Showgrounds Vaccination Hub is located at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032.

Get driving directions or plan your journey on public transport.

Enter via Gate 11, then go to Pavilion 4.

Free parking available for those who enter via Epsom Road (Gate 11).


You should not attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you:

  • Are unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19.
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results.
  • Have tested positive with COVID-19 and you are in isolation.
  • Are in quarantine.
  • Are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
  • Have had another vaccine in the 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Three COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna) have been approved for use in Australia. You can’t choose which one you will receive but the Pfizer  and Moderna vaccines have been prioritised for people under 60 following advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group (ATAGI).

If you need advice to help you make an informed decision about vaccination, please talk to your doctor or call 1800 020 080.

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It is important that you receive two doses of your COVID-19 vaccine.

The two doses need to be given a few weeks apart. Interval periods vary based on the vaccine you received for your first dose.

Pfizer: As of 4 October, state-run vaccination centres will administer the second dose of Pfizer at least three weeks after the first dose.
Moderna: State-run vaccination centres will administer the second dose of Moderna at least four weeks after the first dose.
AstraZeneca: State-run vaccination centres will administer the second dose of AstraZeneca at least six weeks after the first dose.

Full protection against COVID-19 will not occur until about a week after your second dose.

You should bring the following to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment:

  • Photo ID, if you have one.
  • Medicare card, if you have one.
  • Employee ID, as required
  • Information about any of your medical conditions, allergies, bleeding disorders or weakened immune system.
  • Information about any medications you are taking.
  • Information about any reactions you have had to any vaccine in the past.
  • Name of your current GP/s and any specialist doctors you see.
  • Please ensure you are wearing a face mask.

At your appointment, you will be able to discuss any questions you have about COVID-19 vaccination. In some circumstances, it may be better to have a discussion with your healthcare provider about vaccination before making an appointment for vaccination.

You will receive the vaccine as an injection, most commonly into your upper arm muscle.

You must remain in the vaccination clinic for observation for at least 15 minutes after vaccination.

Depending on your medical history, you may be asked to wait in the clinic for 30 minutes.

Some of the normal temporary side effects for COVID-19 vaccines include pain at the injection site, fever or muscle aches.

Some people will experience flu-like symptoms from the vaccine that are more significant when compared to other common vaccinations, and may need time away from normal activities. For the Pfizer vaccine, these symptoms are more common after the second dose. For the AstraZeneca vaccine, these symptoms are more common after the first dose.

If you want to check any symptoms following your vaccination, you can access the Australian Government’s vaccine side effects tracker.

See your doctor, nurse or go directly to the hospital if:

  • you have a reaction that you consider severe or unexpected
  • you are concerned about your condition after vaccination.

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