Department of Health

The Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS) is a patient-level collection of elective surgery waiting list data from approved Victorian public healthcare services. ESIS was introduced in 1997 to provide electronic waiting list data to the department.

ESIS manual

Current manual

ESIS manual 2023-24

Previous manuals

ESIS manual 2022-23

ESIS manual 2021-22

Please email to access older manuals.

Reference files

See Reference files for lists of valid codes relevant to ESIS.

Late data form

Late data exemption request

Submission templates

Manual data form

Annual changes

Current financial year changes and proposals for changes to take effect from 1 July for the following financial year can be found at Annual changes.

Reviewed 02 June 2023


Contact details

For information and advice about standards, specifications and data quality processes for the VAED, VEMD, ESIS, AIMS, VINAH, F1 and VCDC. 

HDSS Helpdesk Department of Health

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