The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (the Act) aims to achieve the highest attainable standard of public health and wellbeing for the community of Victoria. This includes:

  • protecting public health and preventing disease, illness, injury, disability or premature death
  • promoting conditions in which persons can be healthy, and
  • reducing health inequalities.

To support the implementation of the Act, a State Public Health and Wellbeing Plan is developed every four years.

The current Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019 sets a vision for a Victoria free of the burden of disease and injury, so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest standards of health, wellbeing and participation at every age.

The next Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (2019–2023) will carry forward this ambitious vision. It will build on significant existing work outlined in the current 2015-2019 plan, and increase focus on tracking progress and measuring outcomes using the Victorian public health and wellbeing outcomes framework.

How can you participate?

This consultation has now closed. Thank you for your participation.

A summary of the consultation and the contributions received is included below.


About you and your organisation:

We may publish written submissions. Do you agree to your submission being published?

Please note that contact details of individual respondents will be removed before publication.

Are you responding on behalf of your organisation?

Q1. Reflecting on the current Victorian public health and wellbeing plan (2015-2019):

Q2. It is proposed that over the next four years we focus on four of the plan’s identified priorities by providing additional guidance and direction for coordinated action.

Which of the following priorities can your organisation/sector implement actions for (note: you may select multiple priorities):

a. Tobacco-free living

Please refer to page 5 of the consultation paper.

b. Healthy eating

Please refer to page 5 of the consultation paper.

c. Climate change

Please refer to page 3 of the consultation paper.

d. Respond to antimicrobial drug resistance

Please refer to page 4 of the consultation paper.

  1. Guidance on evidence-informed practice #
  2. Change to the authorising environment #
  3. Resources for monitoring and evaluation #
  4. Platforms to share good practice across the sector #

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

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