Victorian Mine Rescue Competition

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

The VMRC has been running since 1993 and sees mine 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.

2020 VMRC - Date TBC. For enquiries please email info@minerals.org.au or phone 03 8614 1851.

2019 VMRC

The 2019 VMRC was held at Latrobe Valley at Energy Australia’s Yallourn mine on October 18 - 20.

Special thanks;

The MCA would like to acknowledge RTL Mining and Earthworks and Energy Australia for hosting the 2019 competition. Without their support, the competition would not have been possible.

The MCA would also like to thank their team of committed volunteers, including; Simon Delander (Head Adjudicator).  The volunteers were instrumental in ensuring the success of the 2019 event.

2019 Victorian Mine Rescue Competition full results

Overall

1st: CMOC Northparkes Mines

2nd: Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade

3rd: Fosterville Gold Mine

Winning Team Captain: Tyson Taylor, Fosterville Gold Mine

Winning Team – Safety: Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade

Fire Exercise

1st:Estate Services Yallourn

2nd: Fosterville Gold Mine

3rd: Peak Gold Mine

First Aid

1st: Estate Services Yallourn

2nd: Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade

3rd: CMOC Northparkes Mines

Ropes Exercise

1st: CMOC Northparkes Mine

2nd: Newcrest Cadia Valley

3rd: Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade

Search & Rescue

1st: Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade

2nd: Mandalay Costerfield

3r: CMOC Northparkes

Skills Exercise

1st: Estate Services Yallourn

2nd: Fosterville Gold Mine

3rd: Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade

Theory

1st: CMOC Northparkes Mine

2nd: Mandalay Costerfield

3rd: Evolution Mining third

Breathing Apparatus

1st: CMOC Northparkes Mine

2nd: Newcrest Cadia Valley

3rd: Mandalay Costerfield

The MCA would like to thank our generous sponsors for making the 2019 VMRC possible: