Covid injections - which employers are mandating them
The Mandate Update Project
The aim of this project is to provide information on the current mandates for COVID-19 vaccinations made by large employers and governments in Australia for their employees.
We need volunteers!
Could you give an hour a day (at a time that suits you between 9am and 5pm) on three days a week (any days of your choice)?
Are you polite, persistent, good at spelling and confident on the phone?
The work involves finding contact details for the media departments of large employers, emailing them a standard question about whether they mandate (using our email address), and then following them up by email or phone if necessary to obtain an answer.
To volunteer please email
In January 2023 we have prioritised the Excess Deaths project. This unfortunately means that we have had to delay the next update for the Mandate Update project.
Australians should be able to know which employers are mandating the covid injections. The next update of employer mandates is scheduled for Sunday 26th February.
Information is provided in the searchable table below, and can also be downloaded as a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet. The Excel spreadsheet provides more detailed information, including links to employer websites where appropriate.
As far as we can ascertain, the information is correct at the date given for each employer.
If an employer would like to correct or add information, please email email@example.com
Given the large number of organisations to contact, it may take some time before a full picture of the situation in Australia is obtained.
If you would like us to find out the situation for a particular (large) employer, or if you have information on an employer’s current policy on mandates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Employer||Who is mandated and for what?||Category||Date of most recent contact with the employer/visit to website|
|ACT||Mandates for disability and aged care workers were removed 30th September 2022. Mandates for healthcare workers were removed 13th May 2022.||Government||2022-10-06|
|Aldi||Mandates removed 1st December 2022||Food retail||2022-12-02|
|Alliance Airlines||Unknown. We have had a tip-off that this company mandates. However attempts to contact the media department to confirm or refute this have met with no response.||Airline||2022-12-05|
|ANZ||Unknown. Declined to comment.||Banking||2022-10-14|
|BHP||Unknown. We have had a tip-off that this company mandates. However attempts to contact the media department to confirm or refute this have met with no response.||Mining||2022-11-25|
|Brimbank City Council, VIC||Unknown. We have had a tip-off that this council mandates but have been unable to confirm or refute this as repeated emails to the council have not been answered.||Local government||2022-12-15|
|Bunnings||Mandates removed as States and Territories changed their rules||Hardware||2022-10-14|
|City of Subiaco, WA||Unknown. We have had a tip-off that this council mandates but have been unable to confirm or refute this as repeated emails to the council have not been answered.||Local government||2022-12-09|
|Coles||Mandates in place||Food retail||2022-12-23|
|Commonwealth Bank||Mandates removed 1st September 2022||Banking||2022-08-18|
|David Jones||No mandates||Retail||2022-10-19|
|Diabetes Victoria||The state of Victoria mandates healthworkers to be vaccinated. In addition Diabetes Victoria requires children attending diabetes camps to be vaccinated.||Healthcare||2022-11-18|
|Harris Farm Markets||Unknown. Declined to comment.||Food retail||2022-08-17|
|IGA Supermarkets||There is no mandate from head office. Individual IGA store owners make their own decision on policies for their staff||Food retail||2022-10-19|
|Jetstar||Jetstar was mandating as at 30th November. It is likely, since Jetstar is part of the Qantas group, that a decision has been made to remove the requirement for vaccination. See Qantas.||Airline||2022-12-21|
|Kennards Self Storage||No mandates||Storage||2022-10-13|
|McDonald Jones Homes||Unknown. We have had a tip-off that this company mandates but have been unable to confirm or refute this as we have not had a response to our emails to the company.||Property development||2022-12-02|
|Mosaic Brands||Unknown. We have had a tip-off that this company mandates but have been unable to confirm or refute this as we have not had a response to our emails to the company.||Retail||2022-12-02|
|Northern Territory||Mandates removed 15 June 2022||Government||2022-09-15|
|NSW||Mandates removed 1st December 2022||Government||2022-11-30|
|Officeworks||Unknown. Failed to respond to repeated requests for information||Retail||2022-10-21|
|Qantas||Qantas was mandating all staff until 16th December. They say they have "made the decision to remove the requirement to be fully vaccinated." It is unclear whether some staff will still be required to be vaccinated and Qantas has not answered a question about this. What appears to be an internal Qantas letter to staff has been sighted via AussieFreedomFlyers.com which suggests this may be the case.||Airline||2022-12-21|
|Queensland||Workers for Queensland Health are mandated including administrative staff and staff working in Queensland Health residential aged care homes. Mandates far other aged care workers and disability support workers were removed 31st October 2022||Government||2022-10-31|
|Rex Airlines||Unknown. We have had a tip-off that this company mandates. However attempts to contact the media department to confirm or refute this have met with no response.||Airline||2022-12-09|
|South Australia||Healthworkers working in public and private hospitals and ambulance services are required to be triple vaccinated. This includes people such as cleaners and administrative staff.||Government||2022-10-14|
|Stockland||Mandates in place||Property development||2022-12-02|
|Sydney Opera House||Mandates in place||Entertainment||2022-10-20|
|Sydney Water||Mandates in place||Utility||2022-10-21|
|Tasmania||All mandates removed 1st July 2022||Government||2022-09-15|
|Tasmanian Department of Health||No mandates||Healthcare||2022-11-17|
|Tasmanian Treasury||No mandates||Finance||2022-12-01|
|Telstra||Some staff are mandated over and above state and territory requirements||Telecommunications||2022-11-25|
|Victoria||Vaccination requirements apply in: public health services; public hospitals;denominational hospitals; private hospitals and day procedure centres;ambulance services;patient transport services that are engaged or engaged by a health service or Ambulance Victoria;residential aged care services operated by public health services||Government||2022-12-23|
|Virgin Australia||Mandates were in place for all staff on December 1st. Virgin "politely declined" to comment on whether they remained in place on 23rd December.||Airline||2022-12-23|
|Wesfarmers||No mandates in place at corporate office.||Conglomerate||2022-09-19|
|Western Australia||Remaining mandates removed 4th November 2022||Government||2022-11-04|
|Westpac||Mandates for staff, contractors and suppliers ended on October 17th 2022||Banking||2022-10-12|
|Woolworths||Mandates removed 14th November 2921||Food retail||2022-11-22|
|WT Financial Group||No mandates||Finance||2022-10-13|