Victoria's hub for health services and business
A gateway to the strategies, policies, programs and services delivered by the Department of Health & Human Services.
Victorian government portal for older people, with information about government and community services and programs.
Type a minimum of three characters then press UP or DOWN on the keyboard to navigate the autocompleted search results
The main flood types affecting Australia include flooding of rivers or drainage systems due to exceptionally heavy rains, and storm surges caused by tropical cyclones. When there is a flood alert in your area, there are things you can do to prepare.
Ladders are dangerous. They are associated with more deaths and injuries than any other household product. When using a ladder, make safety matter.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a serious, contagious, respiratory infection caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. The disease begins like a cold and then the characteristic cough develops. Immunisation is the best way to reduce the risk of whooping cough.
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus for which there is no cure, specific treatment or vaccine. The best defence against Zika virus is to avoid mosquito bites if you are travelling in a country with active Zika virus transmission.
Not sure where to start looking for info about your healthcare? Visit our new Services and Support section to find out more about how the healthcare system works and how it can help you.
Measles is a very contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Measles can cause serious, sometimes fatal, complications including pneumonia and encephalitis. Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the measles vaccine but vaccination is important because people coming from overseas can carry the virus. Find out more about causes, symptoms and treatment of measles.
Asthma is one of the most common reasons that children visit doctors or are admitted to hospital. Understanding your child’s asthma triggers can help to reduce the risk of an asthma attack. Medication can either help to relieve the symptoms or prevent the symptoms, or can be used in combination.
If you are 50 years of age or over, talk to your doctor about bowel cancer and screening. Most bowel cancers diagnosed at an early stage are curable.
Often described as the ‘invisible disability’, the number of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired is increasing because of long-term exposure to excessive noise.
Search our online library of Consumer Medicine Information leaflets to find out what you need to know before, during and after taking your medicine.
Snacking doesn’t need to be bad – there are plenty of healthy options. By eating a well-balanced nutritious diet and regular meal, it means the odd snack is not a problem.
Looking for some ideas for activities these school holidays? From the Royal Melbourne Show to netball and football camps. Check out our events calendar for more ideas.
This vegetable fried rice recipe is a tasty, gluten-free quick meal for a busy week night. It’s also the perfect dish to make extra quantities to take for lunch the next day.
The Olympics had many of us glued to our television sets. Be inspired by these athletes efforts and get off the couch and start doing some exercise today.
Living a sedentary lifestyle can be dangerous to your health. The more moving around you do during the day helps lower the risk of early death than if you sit at a desk.
Creating a safe and nurturing environment for our children is a priority. Find out more about the a range of services that are available to children, their parents and carers.
Having a baby is an exciting time. Learn more about who’s who during pregnancy, birth and newborn care.
Find services near you
Page last reviewed: 22 Aug 2014
This web site is managed and authorised by the Department of Health & Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia
© Copyright State of Victoria 2016.