COVID-19 coronavirus: Mandatory vaccination

Information on mandatory vaccination in Western Australia in relation to COVID-19.

Applications for a temporary COVID-19 vaccination exemption take 10 business days to process. You must submit your application by 20 December 2021 to receive a response prior to 31 December 2021. For more information about the temporary exemption process, see the Department of Health’s FAQs.

Based on the latest health advice, a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA will be introduced in a phased approach.

The policy follows the existing mandates in place for workers in high-risk industries, including those interacting with people at an increased risk of being infected with COVID-19, or people who are vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19, or where they are necessary to avoid catastrophic risk to the safety of the community.

Mandatory vaccination in Western Australia

Page reviewed 10 January 2022