Overview

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring our public hospitals and public sector residential aged care services serve healthy, high quality and where possible, locally sourced food.

Following an audit of public hospitals and public aged care services conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Government is committed to mandating revised health and quality food standards.

Food currently served in many of our public hospitals and public aged care services is high quality and nutritious. This project aims to build on this and look at further opportunities to improve cultural diversity, variety and sourcing of local food.

Community members are encouraged to share their expectations of food being served in public hospitals and public sector residential aged care services by completing the survey below. These results will be combined with the results from surveys currently conducted with people admitted to public hospitals to ensure efforts to improve the food served is aligned with community expectations.

This survey relates to public services only:

How can you participate?


The online consultation period has now closed. Thank you for your contribution.


If you would like to share your views, please participate in the surveys below.

The first survey relates to food served in public hospitals.

The second survey relates to food served in public sector residential aged care facilities.

You may respond to one or both of the surveys by clicking on the relevant survey below.


Privacy collection notice

The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is committed to protecting your privacy. The department collects and handles information in this survey to inform the Victorian Public Hospitals and Aged Care Food Standards project.

Participation in the survey is voluntary. The department will not use your information for any other purpose or disclose it to any external parties. No individual personal information will be identified in project reports.

As this is an anonymous survey you will not have access to your survey responses once they have been submitted.

For more information on the department’s privacy collection, please refer to the department’s privacy policy or visit our website on https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/publications/privacy-policy

The department can be contacted at healthyfoodproject@dhhs.vic.gov.au or you may contact the department’s Information Sharing and Privacy team by emailing privacy@dhhs.vic.gov.au.