Australian Medical Assistance Team deployed to assist Vanuatu in its response following Tropical Cyclone Pam.
|1 April 2015||Mesothelioma and asbestos in the Sunshine area (update)|
|24 February 2015||Frozen berries associated with Hepatitis A (update)|
|12 February 2015||H7N9 Influenza|
|9 January 2015||Measles associated with attendance at Etihad Stadium (updated from 7 January 2015)|
|6 January 2015||Increase in pertussis cases|
|2 December 2014||Illicit drugs safety warning|
|2 December 2014||Unpasteurised milk health warning|
|14 November 2014||New ebola response plan available|
|24 October 2014||Update: Mesothelioma and asbestos in the Sunshine area|
|25 June 2014||Update: Measles in returned travellers - Philippines, Bali, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka|
|27 March 2014||Hepatitis B vaccine - more at-risk groups eligible for a free course|
|21 March 2014||Increase in syphilis in men who have sex with men (MSM)|
|13 January 2014||Update: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)|
|12 November 2013||Measles in returned travellers from Bali|
On 1 January 2015, the Victorian Government established the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) to integrate health and human services policies, programs and services to improve the wellbeing of all Victorians. The new DHHS brings together the former Department of Health, former Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Health.vic.gov.au provides information about planning, policy development, funding and regulation of health services and activities that promote and protect Victoria’s health. This includes delivery of mental health and aged care services in Victoria.
This website will be updated shortly to reflect these changes.
From Monday 13 April, smoking will be banned on the grounds of, and within four metres of hospital and school entrances.