Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

Effective from June 10, 2022, WA's mandatory vaccination policy will only apply to workforces working with the most vulnerable to protect them from severe disease.

This means workers in the following sectors must be triple dose vaccinated to be able to enter their work premise:

  • healthcare and health support workers in hospitals and primary health care settings
  • workers in residential aged care facilities
  • workers in residential disability settings.

People providing support to individuals in a private residential (home) setting, are not subject to the mandatory vaccination requirements.

The vaccine requirements in place in other workforces will be removed from this date.

The changes to the policy align with national advice from AHPPC which supports mandatory vaccination for workers in these sectors. Mandates for these groups continue to be implemented in most other Australian jurisdictions.

You are encouraged to speak to your employer about whether the vaccine is a condition of employment in your workplace.

COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you, your family and the community.

More information is available in the Mandatory vaccination for workers (PDF 319KB) factsheet.

In certain high-risk settings, such as hospitals, mask wearing, proof of vaccination and visitor limits also may be a requirement for entry.

Face masks

Face masks must be worn in health care settings, on public transport and on planes, with exceptions detailed in the directions.

Proof of vaccination

Proof of vaccination is required to enter hospitals and residential aged care facilities.

Learn more about showing Proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations (external site).

Visitor limits

Visitors to hospitals and residential aged care facilities remain limited.

Last reviewed: 03-08-2022