Department of Health

Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD)

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 2022-23 (all sections)

Previous manual

VEMD manual 2021-22 (all sections)
VEMD manual 2020-21 (all sections)

Please email hdss.helpdesk@health.vic.gov.au 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 2022-23 
VEMD manual aggregate data template 2021-22
VEMD late data exemption request
VEMD data resubmission request

VEMD editor

Current editor

VEMD Editor Edition 27 v0.0.1 2022-23
VEMD Editor Edition 26 v0.0.1 2021-22
VEMD Editor Edition 26 v0.0.2 2021-22

Previous editor

VEMD Editor Edition 25 v2.0.0 2020-21
VEMD Editor Process Notes 2020-21

VEMD library file

Previous library file

VEMD library file 2020-21

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 20 June 2022

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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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