Mandatory vaccinations for aged care workers

On 28 June 2021, National Cabinet agreed that the COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers will become mandatory by mid-September 2021, and all residential aged care workers must have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by this time.

The National Cabinet agreed that COVID-19 vaccinations are to be mandated for residential aged care workers as a condition of working in an aged care facility through shared state, territory and Commonwealth authorities and compliance measures.

If you work in residential aged care you will need to comply with their respective state or territory public health orders.

All disability workers are being strongly encouraged by the Department of Health to have a COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself, other colleagues and the people with disability you support.

Read the latest COVID-19 vaccination – Disability provider health alert.

You can keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 information and resources for community service organisations by visiting our COVID-19 section.