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 2018 VMRC will be held in the Bendigo region at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville Mine on October 12-14.
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The 2017 GasTech Australia VMRC was held on October 20-22 at EnergyAustralia's Yallourn Mine in the Latrobe Valley.
This hotly-contested event saw seven of the ten competing teams win an exercise award, with the highly coveted Overall Competition Winner being won by Newcrest Cadia Valley Operations ERT.
First Aid CMOC Northparkes ERT
Fire Fighting CMOC Northparkes ERT
Rope Rescue Kirkland Lake Gold Fosterville ERT
Search & Rescue Evolution Mining Combined ERT
B.A. Practical Evolution Mining Combined ERT
Team Skills Newcrest Cadia Valley Operations ERT
Theory CMOC Northparkes ERT
Spence Herd Challenge Newgold Peak Gold Mine ERT
Best Captain Zane Smith, Kirkland Lake Gold Stawell Gold Mines ERT
Overall Safety Estate Services – Yallourn ERT
Overall Winner Newcrest Cadia Valley Operations ERT
Generous sponsors who made the 2017 VMRC possible included:
Australian Contract Mining
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.