Department of Health

Reporting requirements and business rules for alcohol and other drug services

Information about alcohol and other drug treatment services relevant to funding, activity and performance monitoring is collected through a range of channels including the:

  • Victorian Alcohol and Drug Collection (VADC)
  • Needle and Syringe Program Information System (NSPIS)
  • Drugs and Poisons Information System
  • Opioid Replacement Therapy Dispenser Census.

This section provides information about business rules, collection specifications and support for VADC and NSPIS. Business rules and data definitions are clearly defined instructions to ensure consistency and accuracy in the data sets. A panel periodically reviews the business rules and any changes are subject to approval.

Information from VADC contributes to a range of national datasets, as well as performance measurement and monitoring for national, state and departmental purposes.

Reviewed 15 September 2022


Contact details

Information about Department of Health & Human Services' collection of data for alcohol and drugs. Postal address: GPO Box 4541, Melbourne, 3001 Victoria, Australia

Mental Health and Drugs Data, Victorian Alcohol and Drug Collection

Contact details

For information about the needle and syringe program and alcohol and other drugs services.

Needle and Syringe Program

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