Victoria public health order on mandatory COVID19 vaccination released

Public health direction on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers

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Health sector

Victoria has released its public health direction on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers. The direction makes provision for the introduction of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of workers in residential aged care in order to limit the spread of COVID19.

The direction officially came into effect at 11:59pm on 7 September 2021 and is aligned with Victoria’s State of Emergency declaration.

You can view Victoria’s public health order, and all other jurisdiction public health orders on the Department’s website - Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in residential aged care.

All Victorian residential aged care facilities are strongly encouraged to advise your workforce of the Victorian public health order.

Webinar for workers this Friday 10 September

Please encourage your workforce to join the special live webinar for Victorian residential aged care workers this Friday 10 September 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

The webinar is being held to discuss mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and how it will be applied through the state’s public health direction.

The session will be chaired by Commonwealth Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd AM and feature panellists including:

  • Emma Catford, Deputy Secretary, Victorian Department of Health to speak to the Public Health Direction
  • Deborah Friedman, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Victorian Department of Health on vaccine safety and efficacy; and
  • Lisa Peterson, Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Health on how workers can get priority access to vaccination
  • Union representatives to discuss the importance of vaccination.

A Q&A session will be held during the webinar. Participants can submit questions during the webinar, or in advance by email to

The details to join the webinar are provided below.

When: Friday 10 September 2021
Time: The webinar will start promptly at 2:00pm AEST

Join from the event link

If required:
Event number: 2652 338 1988
Event password: pxGW83WP77h (79498397 from phones)

Join by phone
02 9338 2221 (Toll free)
If required: Access code: 265 233 81988

Department of Health