The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is currently revising the Guidelines for the investigation of gastroenteritis. The guidelines will be updated to reflect current best practice infection control recommendations and to provide additional information for the investigation of sporadic cases of gastroenteritis and food or water borne outbreak investigations.

The guidelines for the investigation of gastroenteritis provide industry professionals with information to assist in the investigation of outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness in care facilities, children’s services centres, camp facilities, food premises and the investigation of notifiable enteric diseases under the provisions of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

Information about changes in the guidelines are provided in the Document Libraries included in the consultations below.

How can you participate?

You can participate in the review of the guidelines by completing a short survey. Below are four separate surveys for Environmental Health Officers, camp facilities, aged care facilities and children's services. Please only select the guidelines that are relevant to your industry and complete the survey.

If you are unsure which survey is most relevant to your work, please email infectious.diseases@dhhs.vic.gov.au for guidance.

Please select your work industry and complete the survey.