Department of Health

The Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) comprises de-identified demographic, administrative and clinical data detailing presentations at Victorian public hospitals with designated emergency departments. The VEMD provides information for:

  • epidemiological purposes
  • health service planning and coordination
  • policy assessment and formulation
  • clinical research
  • quality improvement and patient management.

VEMD manual

Current manual

VEMD manual 2023-24 (all sections)

VEMD manual 2022-23 (all sections)

Previous manual

VEMD manual 2021-22 (all sections)

Please email to access older manuals.

Reference files

See Reference files for lists of valid codes relevant to the VEMD.

Submission templates

VEMD manual aggregate data template 2023-24

Late data forms

VEMD late data exemption request
VEMD data resubmission request

VEMD editor

Current editor

VEMD Editor Edition 28 v2.0.0 2023-24

Previous editor

VEMD Editor Edition 28 v0.0.0 2023-24

VEMD Editor Edition 27 v0.0.1 2022-23

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 12 September 2023


Contact details

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

HDSS Helpdesk Department of Health

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