As of 1 February 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services was separated into two new departments: the Department of Health (DH) and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). Please visit the DH and the DFFH websites for corporate information about the new departments. This website is being updated to reflect the changes to the Victorian Government and its Ministry.

Department of Health

The Department of Health (DH) plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. The department also leads the Victorian Government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For more information see, About the Department of Health on the Department of Health website.

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life. The department's areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. For more information, see About DFF on the Department Families, Fairness and Housing website.