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Does Victoria’s new vaccine mandate apply to you and when is the deadline for getting the jab?

Andrews government is requiring all authorised employees to get vaccinated in an effort to drive down Covid cases ahead of the state’s reopening. Here’s what it means

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has announced the state government will require approximately 1.25 million authorised workers in the state to be vaccinated in a bid to slow the state’s surging Covid-19 cases ahead of the state emerging from lockdown. When will people need to be vaccinated? How many are affected? And who is covered by the mandate?

Supermarket, grocery, bakery, butcher, fruit and vegetable store workers or those who work in markets

Restaurant, cafe, food truck, pub, bar, bottleshop or hotel workers

Financial institution staff

Consular and diplomatic staff

Victorian politicians, and parliamentary staff

Post office workers

Healthcare workers


Pharmacy workers

Petrol station, or vehicle repair workers

Construction workers

Pet store staff

Veterinary clinic staff, and other animal health workers including RSPCA and zoo workers

Abattoir, seafood, and poultry processing workers

Animal saleyard, knackery and transportation workers

Child protection workers

Education providers, including childcare and early learning

Click and collect service providers


Labour hire for authorised providers or workers

Laundry and dry cleaners, and commercial cleaners for non-residential premises

Pool and spa maintenance staff

Hair clinics for specialist treatment with a medical certificate

Outdoor maintenance workers and outdoor home installation workers

Pet groomers

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