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.
The 2019 VMRC will be held in the Latrobe Valley at Energy Australia’s Yallourn mine on October 20 – 22.
For enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 8614 1851.
The 2018 VMRC was held in the Bendigo region at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville Mine on October 12-14.
First Aid: Fosterville
Fire Fighting: Fosterville
Rope Rescue: CFA – OSCAR 1
Search & Rescue: Peak Gold Mine
Breathing Apparatus Practical: Estate Services
Team Skills: 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.