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
With limited resources, we are currently prioritising the Excess Deaths project. If you are keen for more updates on the situation with covid injection mandates in Australia please consider volunteering!
The next update is planned for the second half of April, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
|Employer||Mandating?||Who is mandated and for what?||Category||Date of most recent contact with the employer/visit to website|
|ACT||No||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|
|Affinity Education Group||No||Childcare||2023-02-27|
|Aldi||No||Mandates removed 1st December 2022||Food retail||2022-12-02|
|ANZ||Unknown||Declined to comment||Banking||2023-03-14|
|Brimbank City Council, VIC||Unknown||Unresponsive||Local government||2022-12-15|
|Challenge Community Services||Unknown||Unresponsive||Disability||2023-03-14|
|City of Subiaco, WA||Unknown||Unresponsive||Local government||2022-12-09|
|Clinical Labs||Unknown||Unresponsive||Pathology lab||2023-03-10|
|Coles||No||Mandates removed 1-03-2023||Retail||2023-03-14|
|Commonwealth Bank||No||Mandates removed 1st September 2022||Banking||2022-08-18|
|Communities at Work||Yes||Two doses required for all staff||Childcare||2023-03-14|
|Charles Sturt University||No||University||2023-03-06|
|Diabetes Victoria||Yes||Victorian healthcare vaccination requirements for all staff. Vaccination requirements in place for children attending Disability Camps||Healthcare||2023-03-15|
|Disability Services Australia||Unknown||Unresponsive||Disability||2023-03-14|
|Doordash||Unknown||Declined to comment||Fast food||2023-03-13|
|Flourish Australia||Unknown||Unresponsive||Mental Health||2023-03-14|
|G8 Education (includes Bambinos, Buggles, Casa Bambini, Childcare Saver, Community Kids, Creative Garden, First Grammar, Great Beginnings, Greenwood, Headstart, Jellybeans, Kinder Haven, Kindy Patch Kids, Koo Kids, Learning Sanctuary, Leor, Nurture One, Pelican, Penguin, Sandcastles, World of Learning)||No||Childcare||2023-02-23|
|Genea||Unknown||Situation unclear. Two doses were required for all staff. Mandate stated to have lapsed. Policy under review||Healthcare||2023-03-07|
|Goodstart||Yes||Vaccination required for all staff||Childcare||2023-03-01|
|Guardian Childcare and Education (includes Bridge Kids, Eden Academy, Fig Tree Pocket, Gumboots, Gracelands, Bridge Kids, Leopold, Platypus Junction, Truganina, Watsonia)||Yes||Two doses required for all staff||Childcare||2023-03-01|
|Harris Farm Markets||Unknown||Unresponsive||Food retail||2023-03-13|
|Healius (including Abbott Pathology, AgileX Biolabs, ASAP Pathology, Dorevitch Pathoogy, GastroLab Gut Diagnosis, Genomic Diagnostics, IQ Pathology, Kossard Dermatopathoogists, Laverty Pathology, QML Pathology, QML Vetnostics, Vetnostics, TML Pathology, TML Vetnostics, Vetpath Laboratory Services, Western Diagnostic Pathology)||Yes||Vaccination required for all staff||Pathology lab||2023-03-13|
|Hungry Jacks||Unknown||Unresponsive||Fast food||2023-03-10|
|Independent Community Living Australia||Unknown||Unresponsive||Mental Health||2023-03-14|
|IGA Supermarkets Head Office||No||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|
|Keiki Early Learning||Unknown||Unresponsive||Childcare||2023-03-08|
|Kennards Self Storage||No||Never mandated||Storage||2022-10-13|
|KU Children's Services||Unknown||Declined to comment||Childcare||2023-03-01|
|Life Without Barriers||Unknown||Unresponsive||Disability||2023-03-14|
|McDonald Jones Homes||Unknown||Unresponsive||Property development||2023-03-13|
|Mind Australia||Unknown||Unresponsive||Mental Health||2023-03-14|
|Mosaic Brands Ltd (includes Autograph, Beme, Crossroads, Katies, Millers, Noni B, Rockmans, Rivers, W. Lane)||Unknown||Unresponsive||Retail||2022-12-02|
|Multicap||Yes||At least two doses required for all staff||Disability||2023-03-14|
|NBN||Yes||Two doses required for all employees and external workers who are customer and community-facing||Telecommunications||2023-03-08|
|Northern Territory||No||Mandates removed 15 June 2022||Government||2022-09-15|
|NSW||No||Mandates removed 1st December 2022||Government||2022-11-30|
|Open Minds||Yes||Two doses required for all staff||Mental Health||2023-03-14|
|QANTAS||Unknown||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||No||Mandates removed 31st October. Mandates remain for Queensland Health||Government||2023-03-16|
|Queensland Ambulance Service||Yes||Mandates in place||Healthcare||2023-03-16|
|Queensland Health||Mandates include but not limited to: health care providers, assistant nuses, enrolled nurses, registered nurses, doctors, allied health practitioners, administration and support staff and staff working in Queensland Health residential aged care homes||Healthcare|
|Southern Cross University||Unknown||Unresponsive||University||2023-03-10|
|South Australia||No||Remaining state mandates removed 23rd November 2023||Government||2023-03-15|
|Stockland||Yes||Two does required for all employees, directly engaged contractors, visitors and guests||Property development||2022-12-02|
|Sydney Opera House||No||Entertainment||2023-03-13|
|Sydney Water||Yes||Two doses required for all staff||Utility||2023-03-15|
|Tasmania||No||All mandates removed 1st July 2022||Government||2022-09-15|
|Tasmanian Department of Health||No||Healthcare||2022-11-17|
|Telstra||Yes||It appears there are still a minority of roles that require staff to be vaccinated||Telecommunications||2022-11-25|
|The Benevolent Society||Unknown||Unresponsive||Disability||2023-03-14|
|University of New England||Unknown||Unresponsive||University||2023-03-10|
|University of Melbourne||No||Childcare||2023-02-24|
|University of Melbourne||No||Education||2023-02-24|
|University of New South Wales||No||University||2023-03-02|
|University of Newcastle||Unknown||Unresponsive||University||2023-03-10|
|University of Sydney||No||University||2023-03-02|
|University of Wollongong||Unknown||Unresponsive||University||2023-03-13|
|University of Technology Sydney||No||University||2023-03-02|
|University of Western Sydney||Unknown||Unresponsive||University||2023-03-13|
|Victoria||Yes||Since 13th October 2022 vaccination requirements including one booster remain 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. Influenza vaccines are also mandated||Government||2023-03-15|
|Virgin||Yes||Vaccination required for all staff||Airline||2023-03-07|
|Wesfarmers Corporate Office||No||No mandates in place at corporate office||Conglomerate||2022-09-19|
|Western Australia||No||Remaining mandates removed 4th November 2022||Government||2022-11-04|
|Westpac||No||Mandates for staff, contractors and suppliers ended on October 17th 2022||Banking||2022-10-12|
|Woolworths||No||Mandates removed 14th November 2921||Food retail||2022-11-22|
|WT Financial Group||No||Never mandated||Finance||2022-10-13|