COVID-19 vaccines now mandatory for early learning sector

On Wednesday 22nd September the Victorian Government announced that all staff in schools and early childhood services will be required to have a first COVID vaccine dose by 18 October or have a booking within one week, with full vaccination required by 29 November unless a medical exemption applies.

This includes all types of early childhood and care settings. 

Detail about how medical exemptions will be managed is yet to be released.

ACA will inform members of further detail around this State Government announcement as the detail comes to hand.

For more information about the vaccines and how to book an appointment in Victoria, visit

For information about COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website