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New vaccination rules start

From 26 November, the following workers (and volunteers and students on placement) who are leaving home for work are required to show evidence to their employer that they are fully vaccinated:

  • Accommodation workers
  • Agriculture and forestry workers
  • Airport workers
  • Ancillary, support and welfare workers
  • Authorised officers


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  • Care workers
  • Community workers
  • Creative arts workers
  • Custodial workers
  • Emergency service workers
  • Entertainment and function workers
  • Funeral workers
  • Higher education workers
  • Justice service centre workers
  • Marriage celebrants
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Meat and seafood processing workers
  • Media and film production workers
  • Mining workers
  • Physical recreation workers
  • Ports and freight workers
  • Professional sports, high-performance sports or racing person
  • Professional services workers
  • Public sector employees
  • Real estate workers
  • Religious workers
  • Repair and maintenance workers
  • Retail workers (including workers at food & drink facilities; licenced premises)
  • Science and technology workers
  • Social and community service workers
  • Transport workers
  • Utilities and urban workers
  • Veterinary and pet/animal care workers
  • These requirements already apply to the following workers:

    • Workers in residential aged care facilities
    • Workers at construction sites
    • Workers in healthcare settings

    The requirements will apply to the following workers from November 29:

    • Workers at school, childcare and early education services (plus outside school hours care services)

    For more information, including a description of workers in each category, visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-workers-required-be-vaccinated