Department of Health

Our ministers

Ministers of the Department of Health Victoria.

The Hon Martin Foley, MP

Martin Foley, MP
Minister for Health
Minister for Ambulance Services

Martin Foley MP was appointed as Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services in September 2020. He was also appointed as the Minister for the Coordination of Health and Human Services: COVID-19 from September 2020 to November 2020. He is also Minister for Equality.

The Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services is responsible for the health and wellbeing of all Victorians, ensuring a strong public health system and its continued growth and redevelopment.

The Hon James Merlino, MP

James Merlino, MP
Minister for Mental Health
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

James Merlino MP was appointed as Minister for Mental Health in September 2020 and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers in October 2021. He is also the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education.

The Minister for Mental Health is responsible for managing the challenges created by the increasing demand for mental health services Victoria and ensuring Victorians with mental illness and addiction, along with their families, receive the treatment and support they need.

Reviewed 21 October 2021

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