Victorian Mine Rescue Competition

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

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

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 2021 competition will be held 15 - 17 October 2021. With the support of the host, Kirkland Lake, the competition will be held on site at Fosterville Gold Mine near Bendigo.

Registrations will open in early 2021 and registration information will be available on this website. The competition fills quickly every year. Contact James Sorahan, Executive Director MCA Victoria to register your interest.

Sponsorship available

A competition of this nature is not possible without the support of its sponsors. If you are interested in supporting this world class event, please email for the sponsorship prospectus.