On 1 January 2015, the Victorian Government established the Department of Health & Human Services, bringing together the former Department of Health, Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria.
The department has been established to develop and deliver policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. We take a broad view of the causes of ill health, the drivers of good health, the social and economic context in which people live, and of the incidence and experience of vulnerability. This will allow us to place people at the heart of policy-making, service design and delivery.
While work on the transition arrangements for the new department is proceeding quickly, full integration of our website and other systems will take some time.
During the period of transition, all efforts will be made to minimise disruption as new arrangements are finalised. The Department of Health & Human Services release information proactively through online and printed publications.
This Part II statement demonstrates how the department is making information readily available to the public. Providing easily accessible information reduces the need to submit freedom of information requests under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
This webpage outlines the role of the department and provides a structured means to easily access information about key services, functions and reports. Please note the statements below are not an exhaustive list of all the information that is publicly available.
Part II Statements