COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

  • There is no need for panic.
  • Communities should continue to follow COVID-19 protocols regarding travel
  • The approach taken by the NT Government is above that in other states out of an abundance of caution. This is to make certain that our communities are at minimal risk.
  • For more information regarding testing and vaccine click here.

Katherine residents! You can book in to get your COVID-19 vaccine at the new clinic that opened on the 25 May.

The clinic is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and located at the Training Centre, 19 Second Street, you can book here or call 1800 490 484.

All Katherine residents aged 16 years and over, it’s time to roll up your sleeve and get the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community. Talk to your health care provider if you have questions about getting the vaccine. Roll up your sleeve and book your COVID-19 vaccine today.

Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN) is supporting the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine across the Territory. In the Northern Territory, there are 25 General Practices and three respiratory clinics that have been appointed as vaccinators.

How do I make an appointment to get the vaccine?
If your usual general practice is on the list of participating practices, you should contact them directly to arrange an appointment.
If your general practice is not participating, you can contact one of the other participating practices to arrange an appointment.
If you do not have a regular GP or regular general practice, you can also contact one of the participating Respiratory Clinics to arrange an appointment.

Is the vaccine free?
The vaccine is free, even if you don't have a Medicare card for all Australian citizens, permanent residents and most visa holders.

Where should I go if I don’t have a Medicare Card?
Without a Medicare card, the private General Practices aren’t able to give you your vaccination. However, you can attend any of the Respiratory Clinics below to be vaccinated:
• Palmerston GP Super Clinic –
• Congress Respiratory Clinic (Alice Springs) – 8951 4400 (if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander)
• Central Clinic (Alice Springs) – 8952 1088

Do I need any sort of ID instead of a Medicare card?
If you don’t hold a Medicare card, you can visit Centrelink and they will issue you with a personal Health ID. To check the closest location for Centrelink, visit:

NT Health is also offering vaccinations in regional locations as follows:
Katherine and Big Rivers region – commencing 25 May 2021
Residents over 50 years of age can book an appointment to be vaccinated.
Additionally, critical workers, health care workers, emergency services, disability and aged care workers, as well as adults with medical conditions are also eligible to be vaccinated.
Location: Training Centre, 19 Second Street Katherine
Open: Tuesdays, Wednesays and Thursdays

For all other regions below, telephone the number listed to make your booking:
Darwin Region

  • Royal Darwin Hospital Auditorium COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic – 8985 8034
  • Palmerston Regional Hospital COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (no public access) – 8985 8034
  • Tracy Village COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic – 8985 8034

Barkly region

  • Tennant Creek COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic – 8962 4248

Central Australia region

  • Alice Springs Hospital COVID-19 Hub – 8951 5141
  • Alice Springs Vaccine House – 8951 7688

Read more here