Key sources of information in a range of languages
The federal government has COVID-19 vaccination information available in more than 63 languages here. There is also information available in other languages on the individual vaccines approved for use in Australia – Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
The government’s eligibility checker for the COVID-19 vaccine is also available in a number of languages.
Some states have their own translated information: Victoria is available here, NSW here, Queensland here, Northern Territory here, and Western Australia here.
Or, try downloading the Migration Council of Australia’s MyAus COVID-19 app, which has information in 29 languages.
Meanwhile, SBS also has information in other languages available on its website. In addition, SBS is providing live translations of daily NSW COVID-19 press conferences in Arabic, Assyrian, Cantonese, Khmer, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Stream those live translations via their various Facebook pages, the links for which are here.
For some, it’s also about overcoming trust issues with the official information that’s provided. That’s why it might also be worth looking up your local migrant community groups, many of which are trying to help educate and dispel some of the myths around COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as hold vaccination clinics.
Western Sydney Health has a number of videos on its YouTube channel from members of various communities including Pacific Islanders and Sikhs. The Lebanese Muslim Association has been holding live streams about COVID-19 vaccinations on its Facebook page and the Arab Council of Australia has held webinars in Arabic via its Facebook page as well.