Mandatory vaccination requirements

26 Oct 2021

The Department of Health is reminding all workers in health care settings, who are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, that they need to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption to their employer by 31 October 2021.

The requirement to be vaccinated applies to people who work in health care settings and people who provide health and medical services and treatments outside of these settings, including persons registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and particular allied health professionals.

All Department of Health employees and contractors are also required to be vaccinated.

On and after 31 October 2021, a person is not permitted to enter, or remain on, the premises of a medical or health facility for employment, engagement (including volunteering), placement, or work experience, unless they are sufficiently vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information about mandatory vaccination see Health care settings.