Victorian Mines Rescue Competition

The Victorian Mine Rescue Competition (VMRC) is a mines rescue and emergency response capacity building exercise.

The VMRC has been running since 1993 and sees mines rescue and emergency response teams from mine sites around Victoria and Australia compete against each other in a variety of simulated emergency situations to put their skills to the test, and share their extensive knowledge with each other.

The VMRC attracts teams from all over Australia and is a highly regarded national event.

2019 VMRC

The 2019 VMRC will be held in the Latrobe Valley at Energy Australia’s Yallourn mine on October 20 – 22.

For enquiries please email info@minerals.org.au or phone 03 8614 1851.

2018 VMRC

The 2018 VMRC was held in the Bendigo region at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville Mine on October 12-14.

Winners were:

First Aid: Fosterville

Fire Fighting: Fosterville

Rope Rescue: CFA – OSCAR 1

Search & Rescue: Peak Gold Mine

Breathing  Apparatus Practical: Estate Services

Team Skills: Cadia

Theory: Cadia

Winning Team Captain: Ben Green - Mandalay

Winning Team Safety: Fosterville

Winning Team Overall: Fosterville

The MCA would like to thank our generous sponsors for making the 2018 VMRC possible:

GasTech Australia Risk Response + Rescue
Drager Emergency Management Victoria
Evolution Mining Mawsons Concrete & quaries
Fero Group Worksafe Victoria
ish24 Safescape Practical Innovation
Deepcore Drilling RTL Mining and Earthworks

20 Years Commemoration Booklet

From humble beginnings 20 years ago, the VMRC has emerged as a well-respected, highly competitive and truly national event.

The sharing of knowledge and experience enables mine rescue personnel to be called upon not only in their own operations but operations throughout the state and across the country. Having a significant pool of highly trained rescue personnel across Australia contributes greatly to the minerals industry’s commitment to zero harm.

Download the VMRC 20 Years Commemoration Booklet