Department of Health

Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS)

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 2022-23

Previous  manuals

ESIS manual 2021-22

ESIS manual 2020-21

Please email to access older manuals.

Reference files

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

Submission templates 

Late data exemption request 

Manual data form

Annual changes

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

Reviewed 16 June 2022


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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