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Medical Certificates

A medical certificate is a document issued by a doctor , confirming that you were ill and thus unfit to attend work, university or another scheduled commitment.  If you have a minor ailment, you may require a medical certificate, but not actually need to see a doctor in person. Common examples include:

  • Common cold
  • Viral illnesses
  • Sore throat
  • Gastro
  • Migraines
  • Back pain
  • Period pain

Australian employees are entitled to some paid sick leave each year,  if they provide a valid medical certificate. Until now, this was usually obtained by seeing a doctor in person – but now it’s possible to get it online via Qoctor.

Medical Certificate

Medical Certificate

There are a number of advantages of getting your medical certificate online:

  • Saves time- no commuting or queueing- instead it’s a 5 minute consultation with an online doctor. You don’t even need to leave your bed!
  • Saves money- an online doctor is cheaper for you and for the taxpayer
  • Spend more time resting and recovering- it’s called sick leave for a reason. The best place to be is at home, recovering more efficiently
  • Stops spread of infection-  viral illness is often highly contagious- a medical certificate from an online doctor can help reduce the spread of infection
  • Saves doctor time- using an online doctor helps keep appointment slots at the doctor’s surgery available for those who may be more unwell

Click on the link below, pay the tiny fee and speak with a GP who can provide an online medical certificate- and if it’s not possible, you get a full refund.  For more information see how it works 

For comprehensive information about about employment law follow the link to:

We also have an online tool for employers to check the validity of the document here 


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