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Department of Health

The Department of Health (DH) plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Phone1300 650 172
Website https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health
Address
Twitter Page https://twitter.com/VicGovDH
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/VicGovDHHS/
YouTube Page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIV7G_xiYLekqOvqlkcwoVA
Organisational Units
Category Title Main Phone Description
Other BodiesAmbulance Victoria03 9840 3500Ambulance Victoria is an emergency service that prides itself on giving our patients the right care at the right place at the right time. The leading edge clinical practice and lifesaving work of our paramedics underpins our purpose of improving the health outcomes of the Victorian community. We provide pre-hospital treatment and ambulance transport for people in urgent medical emergencies, and draw upon our clinical expertise and experience to help resolve less-urgent medical issues. If requesting emergency assistance, please call 000.
Other BodiesCancer Council Victoria03 9514 6100Cancer Council Victoria is a non-profit organisation involved in cancer research and cancer support, prevention and advocacy.
Other BodiesConsultative Council on Anaesthetic Mortality and Morbidity03 9096 2729The Victorian Consultative Council on Anaesthetic Mortality and Morbidity (VCCAMM) was established in 1976 and works closely with anaesthetists and hospitals to reduce avoidable causes of morbidity and mortality related to anaesthesia.
Other BodiesConsultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity1300 650 172The Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) reviews all cases of maternal, perinatal and paediatric mortality and severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM).
GroupsCorporate Services1300 650 172The Corporate Services division provides integrated strategic, specialist advisory and operational services to the department and supports ministers in their cabinet, parliamentary and other responsibilities.
Other BodiesFood Safety Council1300 364 352All Victorian food businesses must follow the food safety regulations for their class of food premises.
Other BodiesForensic Leave Panel1800 222 987The Forensic Leave Panel is an independent statutory body established under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997.
Other BodiesForensicare (Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health)03 9495 9100Forensicare (Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health) is Victoria’s leading provider of forensic mental health care. We work to meet the needs of consumers with serious mental illnesses across the justice system, mental health sectors and the community.
GroupsHealth and Wellbeing1300 650 172The Health and Wellbeing division is responsible for policy, strategy and commissioning of services in Victoria’s primary prevention, secondary and tertiary healthcare system.
Other BodiesHealth Complaints Commissioner1300 582 113The Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) resolve complaints about healthcare and the handling of health information in Victoria. The HCC can also investigate matters and review complaints data to help health service providers improve the quality of their service. The HCC acts independently and impartially.
Other BodiesHealth Purchasing Victoria03 9947 3700Health Purchasing Victoria (HPV) works collaboratively with the health sector to help ease cost pressure on health services through strategic procurement.
GroupsInfrastructure1300 650 172
GroupsLegal and Executive Services1300 650 172
Other BodiesMental Health Complaints Commissioner1800 246 054The Mental Health Complaints Commissioner (MHCC) is an independent, specialist body established under the Mental Health Act 2014 (the Act) to safeguard rights, resolve complaints about Victorian public mental health services, and recommend improvements.
Other BodiesMental Health Reform VictoriaMental Health Reform Victoria (MHRV) is implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System and helping set the foundations for transformative change.
Other BodiesMental Health Tribunal03 9032 3200The Mental Health Tribunal (the Tribunal) is an independent statutory tribunal established under the Mental Health Act 2014. The Tribunal is an essential safeguard under the Act to protect the rights and dignity of people with mental illness. The primary function of the Tribunal is to determine whether the criteria for compulsory mental health treatment as set out in the Mental Health Act 2014 apply to a person. The Tribunal makes a Treatment Order for a person if all the criteria in the legislation apply to that person.
GroupsOrganisational TransformationThe department has embarked upon an ambitious program of reform in the areas of health and human services. Our priority is to implement recommendations of the Royal Commissions and to manage the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We are undertaking a broad program of organisational change to support these reforms to our services in the most effectively.
Other BodiesPostgraduate Medical Council of Victoria03 9670 1066The Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria actively seeks ways to improve the educational and training opportunities available to support the welfare and career development of doctors who have recently graduated or commenced work in the Victorian health system.
Other BodiesRadiation Advisory Committee1300 767 469The Radiation Advisory Committee provides advice on any matters relating to the administration of the radiation legislation, and submits a report each year.
GroupsRegulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management1300 650 172The Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management division brings together professional and epidemiological expertise to protect the Victorian public from avoidable harm. The daily work of the division brings its staff in contact with drugs and poisons, infections and contagions, emergency incidents and the risks of super bugs and pandemics.
Other BodiesSafer Care Victoria1300 650 172Safer Care Victoria (SCV) is the state’s healthcare quality and safety improvement agency. We work with patients, families and carers, clinicians and health services to monitor and improve the quality and safety of care delivered across our public health system.
GroupsStrategy and Planning1300 650 172The Strategy and Planning division looks at how the department can work differently. We review existing strategies and advise on long-term strategic policies to meet our reform priorities.
Other BodiesThe Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health03 9035 3000The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is one of the largest and highly respected brain research centres in the world.
Other BodiesVicHealth03 9667 1333The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a pioneer in health promotion - the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health.
Other BodiesVictorian Agency for Health Information03 9096 1878The Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) was created as part of Victorian Government reforms to overhaul quality and safety across Victoria's public healthcare system.
Other BodiesVictorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority03 8601 5250A statutory authority established by the Victorian Parliament to provide community education, promote research into prevention of infertility and to monitor activities under the Act.
Other BodiesVictorian Pharmacy Authority03 9653 1700The Victorian Pharmacy Authority (VPA) is responsible for the administration of the Pharmacy Regulation Act 2010 (the Act) which provides for the regulation of pharmacy businesses, pharmacy departments and pharmacy depots.
Other BodiesVictorian Surgical Consultative Council03 9096 2701The Victorian Surgical Consultative Council (VSCC) reviews causes of avoidable mortality and morbidity associated with surgery and provides feedback to the medical profession on any systemic issues it identifies.
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Office Locations
Category Title Main Phone Description
Regional OfficesArarat office03 5352 0100
Regional OfficesBairnsdale office03 5150 4500
Regional OfficesBallarat office03 5333 6530
Regional OfficesBenalla office03 5761 1222
Regional OfficesBendigo office03 5434 5555
Metropolitan OfficesBox Hill office03 9843 6000
Metropolitan OfficesBroadmeadows office03 9309 1511
Metropolitan OfficesCheltenham office03 8585 6000
Regional OfficesColac office03 5231 4350
Metropolitan OfficesDandenong office1300 555 526DHHS Reception Client Entrance is located at the Southern end of the building on the corner of Halpin Way and Thomas Street.
Regional OfficesEchuca office03 5482 0900
Metropolitan OfficesFitzroy office1300 360 408
Metropolitan OfficesFootscray office1300 360 462
Metropolitan OfficesFrankston office03 9784 3100
Regional OfficesGeelong office03 5226 4540
Regional OfficesHamilton office03 5551 3299
Regional OfficesHorsham office03 5381 9777
Regional OfficesLeongatha office03 5662 4311
Regional OfficesMildura office03 5022 3111
Regional OfficesMorwell office03 5136 2400
Regional OfficesPortland office03 5523 9999
Metropolitan OfficesPreston office1300 664 977
Regional OfficesSale office03 5144 9100
Regional OfficesSeymour office03 5771 1600
Regional OfficesShepparton office03 5832 1500
Regional OfficesStawell office03 5358 4374
Metropolitan OfficesSunshine office03 9229 4100
Regional OfficesSwan Hill office03 9229 4100
Regional OfficesTraralgon office03 5177 2500
Regional OfficesWangaratta office03 5722 0555
Regional OfficesWarragul office03 5624 0600
Regional OfficesWarrnambool office03 5561 9444
Regional OfficesWodonga office02 6055 7777
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Ministers
Category Title Name Main Phone
MinistersMinister for Ambulance ServicesThe Hon Martin Foley MP03 9096 7500
MinistersMinister for HealthThe Hon Martin Foley MP03 9096 7500
MinistersMinister for Mental HealthThe Hon James Merlino MP03 9651 1222
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Staff Members
Category Title Name Main Phone
Key StaffSecretaryProfessor Euan Wallace AM1300 650 172
Key StaffFreedom of Information - FOI Unit03 9096 8449
Parliamentary SecretariesParliamentary Secretary for HealthMr Steve McGhie MP03 9743 9825
Parliamentary SecretariesParliamentary Secretary for Medical ResearchMr Frank McGuire MP03 9300 3851
Parliamentary SecretariesParliamentary Secretary for Mental HealthMr Steve Dimopoulos MP03 9568 2456
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Ministers
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Services
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