Coronavirus: Mandatory vaccinations for Authorised Workers

1 October 2021

On the advice of his public health team, the Victorian Premier has announced that "all workers – in Melbourne and Regional Victoria – on the Authorised Workers list will require their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday, 15 October in order to continue working onsite. They will need to be full vaccinated by 26 November".

Members are reminded that the following automotive industry businesses are Authorised Providers and Workers:

  • Petrol stations, including a petrol station that sells groceries
  • Vehicle and mechanical repair services
  • Contactless click and collect/delivery services
  • Emergency repair workers
  • Roadside assistance services
  • Ancillary and support businesses, where necessary for the operations of an authorised provider
  • Administrative services provided by an employer to enable its employees to work from home including payroll and IT services
  • Truck stops and roadhouses, but not the provision of seated dining or shower facilities to persons who are not transport, freight or logistics drivers.

VACC will update members with further details once the Directions have been issued under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. In the meantime, please refer to a related VACC Bulletin.

Useful links:
VACC Bulletin: Victorian Premier announces mandatory vaccinations for all Authorised Workers
Victorian Government: Authorised provider and authorised worker list
Premier of Victoria statement: Vaccination Required To Protect Workers And Victoria

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