Victoria’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Orders
Last updated 19 January 2022
To help contain the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community safe, the Victorian Government has issued a number of pandemic orders that set obligations up for employers and facilities in relation to the vaccination of their employees (Mandatory Vaccination Orders).
On this page, you’ll find information on COVID-19 vaccine requirements in the workplace, including whether employers can require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.
This resource is specific to Mandatory Vaccination Orders that impact employees in Victoria. Each state and territory is different, and you should refer to the specific requirements for your state. For information on COVID-19 vaccine requirements in NSW workplaces, see our resource on NSW COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Directions. See the Fair Work Ombudsman website for a summary of current state and territory public health directions.
There are different types of Mandatory Vaccination Orders that impact employees in Victoria. Depending on your industry, you may be required to be fully vaccinated or fully vaccinated with a booster by a certain date to continue working.
If you have a recognised medical exemption and have been dismissed or have had your employment altered because you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, you can submit an online application for legal assistance.
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