Victoria

Victoria

Victoria  

Birth data
Description: Registration of a birth in Victoria occurs in accordance with Part 3 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996. Following notification of a child born alive (within 21 days after birth). The parents of the child are jointly responsible for having the child's birth registered by lodging a birth registration statement. 
Date Range: 1993 - current
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Victorian Perinatal Data Collection
Description: The Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM) provides access to de-identified data for approved statistical and research purposes. Perinatal data request form is to be submitted via the Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) Data REquest Hub at: https://vahi.freshdesk.com/support/home
Date Range: 1 January 1999 - 31 December 201
Contact: Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available
Extra information: To find out how researchers can access the Maternal and Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity data please click here.   

 

Emergency Minimum Dataset
Description: The Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) contains de-identified demographic, administrative and clinical data detailing all presentations to all public hospital Emergency Departments (ED) in Victoria.

Collection processes are based on standard definitions that comply with the Emergency Department Care National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

The purpose of the collection is to enable comparisons of ED operation and management, particularly in respect to access to services. The collection also aims to assist health service planning and coordination, policy assessment and formulation and epidemiological research.
Date Range: 1 July 2000 - current
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

   

Admitted Episodes Dataset
Description: The Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) comprises demographic, clinical and administrative details for every admitted episode of care occurring in Victorian public and private hospitals including rehabilitation centres, extended care facilities and day procedure centres.

Collection processes are based on standard definitions that comply with the Admitted Patient National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

The purpose of the collection is to provide information to assist in health services planning, policy formulation, casemix funding and epidemiological research.
Date Range: 1 July 1993 - current
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

  

Victorian Integrated Non-Admitted Health (VINAH)
Description:

The Department of Health & Human Services maintains data around the provision of a range of non-admitted services in Victoria to provide equitable funding to public hospitals and support health services in their planning, policy formulation and epidemiological research.

The VINAH data collection integrates patient-level data across many government-funded programs which in turn benefits health services, as they are now supported to collect one set of data elements rather than managing multiple collections across many program streams.

Date Range: 1 January 2008 - 31 Mar 2019
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

  

Mental Health (CMI/ODS)
Description: Mental Health services in Victoria support people with a mental illness by providing acute, subacute, specialist, residential and inpatient community services and community support services.
Date Range: 1 January 1955 - 1 March 2019
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Mental Health Community Support Services
Description: The Mental health MHCSS data covers non-clinical, NGO delivered, suport and rehabilitation ervices funded through service agreements.
Date Range: 1 January 1955 - 1 March 2019
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR)
Description: The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) captures information on all malignant neoplasms and insitu carcinoma of breast and cervix and insitu melanoma diagnosed in Victoria. Basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the skin are not registered (except for SCC of genital and perianal skin and the vermillion border of lip).

The VCR has been a population-based registry since 1982. The Cancer Act 1958 (Vic) mandates the reporting of cancer to The Council (Sections 60 to 61). Cancer Council Victoria (The Council) has established and maintains the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) to fulfil its statutory obligations to capture cancer data. All Victorian hospitals (public and private), pathology services (public and private) and prescribed registers, are required to submit details of patients admitted and treated for cancer to the VCR

The purpose of the VCR is to support monitoring cancer incidence, mortality and survival in Victorian residents.  In addition, the data is made available to support health service planning and evaluation and cancer research.

VCR collects a minimum data set for each cancer case, including place of residence, sex, date of birth, date of diagnosis, cancer site and morphology, best basis of diagnosis, country of birth, and date, place and cause of death, where applicable.
Date Range: 2008 - 2016
Contact: Cancer Council of Victoria and Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Victorian Death Index
Description: The Victorian Death Index is administered under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria of the Department of Justice. Stillbirths or deaths in utero that occur after 20 weeks gestation or at greater than 400 grams are recorded in the Births and Deaths Register.

The Register includes all deaths that occur in Victoria. The following deaths are registered in Victoria:
  • deaths in the state of Victoria (all)
  • deaths where a court directs registration of the death in Victoria (all)
  • deaths on aircraft/ships en route to Victoria (may be refused registration if registrable  under other laws)
  • perinatal deaths (ie where the child has breathed without  assistance prior to death)
  • deaths overseas where the deceased either was a Victorian resident and/or owned property in Victoria (voluntary)
The following deaths are NOT registered in Victoria:
  • stillbirths (ie where the child did not breathe without assistance prior to death)
  • deaths in Victorians which occur elsewhere in Australia
The Death Registration Statements contains the details prescribed by Regulation, including but not limited to: demographic details such as name at birth, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander status, sex, occupation, date and place of birth; age at death; date of death; place of death; cause of death; marital status; details of parents; details of children; Coroner details; and funeral director details.

The registration of a death requires a death registration statement and either a medical report or coroner's report.
Date Range: 1993 - current
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS)
Description: The Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS) collects episode-level elective surgery waiting list information from major Victorian metropolitan and rural public hospitals.

Collection processes are based on standard definitions that comply with the Elective Surgery Waiting Times National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Accurate and timely waiting list data are important for monitoring community access to acute health services and elective surgery planning for individual health and statewide services.
Date Range: 1 July 2004 - 30 April 2019
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Dental Health Services
Description: The Dental Health Program provides public dental care to eligible Victorians. This includes health care and pensioner concession cardholders and their children, and all children aged 0-12 years. The Department of Health & Human Services funds Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) to deliver both routine and urgent dental care. Services are delivered through the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne and 79 clinics across Victoria, operated by community health and rural public health services. The Dental Health dataset contains data about the public dental services funded by the Dental Health Services. It does not include information about private dental services.
Date Range: 1 January 2011 - 30 June 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list:  
Metadata:  
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Alcohol and Drugs (ADIS)
Description: The main source of data on Alcohol and Drug Services is sourced from the ADIS application which is a reporting platform for agencies funded to provide alcohol and other drug treatment, drink drive assessment and education, and Local Drug Strategy Primary Health Services. The information form the system is consolidated in the ADIS, a collection of all data from Victorian government-funded drug-treatment services. ADIS data is used to monitor agency performance and together with other information, is used extensively to inform service planning and policy development.
Date Range: 1 January 2000 - 31 October 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list:  
Metadata:  
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Housing Integrated Information Program (Hii)
Description: The Department of Health and Human Services is a Victorian Government department that plans, funds and delivers community and housing services.
Date Range: 1 January 1991 - 31 August 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list:  
Metadata:  
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Homelessness
Description:  
Date Range: 1 July 2015 - December  2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list:  
Metadata:  
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

IRIS - Family Violence Services
Description: The Client Relationship Information System for Service Providers (CRISSP) is a free, web-based client information and case management developed by the department for the Community service organisations that are funded to provided this service.
Date Range: 1 July 2007 - 31 Dec 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list:  
Metadata:  
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

IRIS - Family Services - Child Protection
Description: The Client Relationship Information System (CRIS) is the client information and case management system used to record data and all service provision activities for eligible children.
Date Range: 1 July 2007 - 31 December 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list:  
Metadata:  
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

IRIS - Cradle to Kinder
Description: The Cradle to Kinder program is an intensive ante and postnatal support service to provide longer term, intensive family and early parenting support for a group of vulnerable young mothers and their children. The service commences in pregnancy and continues until the child reaches four years of age. The Cradle to Kinder program provides a whole-of-family service in the form of pre-birth support, intensive and longer term interventions and case work support until the child reaches four years of age. Cradle to Kinder builds the capacity of parents to not only provide for their children’s health, safety and development, but to build their own self-reliance and sustainability through access to education, vocational training and employment. The Cradle to Kinder service is provided by funded agencies and the data is reported to the department via the Integrated Reports and Information System (IRIS).
Date Range: 1 May 2001 - 31 December 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list:  
Metadata:  
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

IRIS - Child First Services
Description:  
Date Range: 1 July 2007 - 31 December 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

IRIS - Sexual Assault Support Services
Description: Sexual assault services respond to people who have experience sexual assault, or to perpetrators of sexual assault that has been reported. Services include crisis care responses, counselling, casework, group-work, advocacy and a statewide after-hours telephone crisis service. Sexual Assault Services data is also recorded in the Integrated Reports and Information System (IRIS) similarly to Family Services and Family Violence services.
Date Range: 1 July 2007 - 31 Dec 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

CRIS - Disability Services
Description: The Client Relationship Information System (CRIS) is the client information and case management system used to record data and all service provision activities for eligible children.
Date Range: 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

CRIS - Child Protection and Out of Home Care
Description: The Client Relationship Information System (CRIS) is the client information and case management system used to record data and all service provision activities for eligible children.
Date Range: 1/1/1992 - 28 Feb 2019
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Home and Community Care
Description: The Home & Community Care (HACC) Program provides a comprehensive range of basic maintenance and support services for frail aged people, people with a disability and their carers so they can remain living in the community. The program was previously jointly funded by the Australian Government and the State and Territory governments.

On 1 July 2016 the funding and management of Home and Community Care (HACC) program services changed significantly. Access to these services is now based on age. Services for older people (people aged 65 and over and Aboriginal people aged 50 and over) are now funded and managed by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). The CHSP provides the similar types of services that were provided by the HACC program. These services include help with housework, personal care, meals, social support and groups activities, nursing care, allied health and home maintenance.
Services for younger people (people aged under 65 and Aboriginal people aged under 50) remain funded and managed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services under the HACC Program for Younger People (HACC PYP).
Date Range: 1/07/2005 - 31 May 2019
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Youth Justice
Description: Youth Justice Services are provided by the Department of Justice and Regulation, and include programs and resources to assist young offenders to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage their lives effectively without further offending. Through supervision, offending related programs and linkages to appropriate support services, the youth justice service promotes opportunities for rehabilitation and contributes to the reduction of crime in the community.
Date Range: 1/01/2010 - 31 Dec 2018
Contact: The Department of Justice and Regulation
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/justice-system/youth-justice
Metadata: https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/justice-system/youth-justice
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Medical Radiation - Victorian Radiotherapy Minumum Dataset
Description:  
Date Range: 1/01/2010 - 31 Dec 2018
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/health-strategies/cancer-care/radio-therapy/data-about-radiotherapy
Metadata: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/health-strategies/cancer-care/radio-therapy/data-about-radiotherapy
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

NAPLAN (National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy)
Description: The NAPLAN is a series of tests focused on basic skills that are administered annually to Australian students. These standardised tests assess students' reading, writing, language (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy and are administed by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
Date Range: 1/01/2010 - 31 Dec 2018
Contact: Victorian Curriculum and Assessement Authority (VCAA)
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Cause of Death Unit Record File (COD URF)
Description: The COD URF is a dataset containing information relating to all deaths registered in Australia for a given reference year.
Date Range: 1/01/2006 - 31 Dec 2017
Contact: Australian Coordinating Registry
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)
Description: The AEDC census data provides a snapshot of children's development that can inform communities and support planning, policy and action.
Date Range: 1 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec 2018
Contact: Australian Government Department of Education and Training and the Social Research Centre
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

To find out how researchers can access the Maternal and Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity data please click here.

Note: There are additional data collections that are available for linkage that are not routinely linked. Please visit the website of the jurisdictional linkage units for a complete list of data collections currently available to researchers for linkage.

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