Department of Health

Our vision

Victorians are the healthiest people in the world.

Our values


Public officials should demonstrate responsiveness by

  • providing frank, impartial and timely advice to the Government
  • providing high quality services to the Victorian community
  • identifying and promoting best practice


Public officials should demonstrate integrity by:

  • being honest, open and transparent in their dealings
  • using powers responsibly
  • reporting improper conduct
  • avoiding any real or apparent conflicts of interest
  • striving to earn and sustain public trust of a high level


Public officials should demonstrate impartiality by

  • making decisions and providing advice on merit and without bias, caprice, favouritism or self-interest
  • acting fairly by objectively considering all relevant facts and fair criteria
  • implementing Government policies and programs equitably


Public officials should demonstrate accountability by

  • working to clear objectives in a transparent manner
  • accepting responsibility for their decisions and actions
  • seeking to achieve best use of resources
  • submitting themselves to appropriate scrutiny


Public officials should demonstrate respect for colleagues, other public officials and members of the Victorian community by

  • treating them fairly and objectively
  • ensuring freedom from discrimination, harassment and bullying; and
  • using their views to improve outcomes on an ongoing basis


Public officials should demonstrate leadership by

  • actively implementing, promoting and supporting these values.

Human Rights

Public officials should respect and promote the human rights set out in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities by

  • making decisions and providing advice consistent with human rights
  • actively implementing, promoting and supporting human rights

Reviewed 08 November 2021


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