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Victorian Mine Rescue Competitions (VMRC)

The Victorian Mine Rescue Competition (VMRC) is a mines rescue and emergency response capacity building exercise. The Competition, which has been running since 1993, 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 considered a truly national event that is highly regarded.

20 Years Commemoration Booklet

From humble beginnings 20 years ago, the Victorian Competition has emerged as a well respected, highly competitive event.

With teams entering from across the nation, the Victorian Mine Rescue Competition has become a 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.

2016 - Victorian Mine Rescue Competition - proudly sponsored by GasTech Australia

The 2016 GasTech Australia Victorian Mine Rescue Competition will be held in the Bendigo Region at Newmarket Gold's Fosterville Gold Mine on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October. 

Entry is now open for Emergency Response Teams wishing to enter - please contact the Competition Coordinator, Elvie Sievers on 03 8614 1851, or via email at elvie.sievers@minerals.org.au for further details.

2015 — Victorian Mine Rescue Competition

The 2015 Victorian Mine Rescue Competition was held at Energy Australia’s Yallourn Mine in the Latrobe Valley.

Announcing NEW Major Competition Sponsor

The Minerals Council of Australia Victorian Division, along with the VMRC Organising Committee is delighted to announce, and welcome, our new Major Competition Sponsor – GasTech Australia.

GasTech Australia have been heavily involved in mine rescue competitions in Western Australia for a number of years and have signed on as our major sponsor for 2015, 2016 and 2017. We are extremely pleased to have them join the VMRC family!

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