Key message

  • The Victorian Health Plan comprises the Victorian health priorities framework and the Health capital and resources plan. 

The Victorian Health Plan is Victoria’s plan for a healthier future.

The plan reflects the government's commitment to delivering the best healthcare outcomes possible and ensuring people are as healthy as they can be.

The foundation of the Victorian Health Plan is the Victorian Health Priorities Framework 2012–2022.

The framework’s purpose is to lay out a clear, coordinated agenda for the future of the entire Victorian health system. It provides principles to guide decision making and prioritisation of innovation, investment and actions.

The framework is the basis for three supporting plans:
  • Metropolitan health plan
  • Rural and Regional health plan
  • Health capital and resources plan

Metropolitan health plan 

The Metropolitan health plan provides health services and their governing boards with directions to set out their planning and service delivery strategies.

Under each of the seven priorities of the framework, the Metropolitan health plan details proposed actions within a metropolitan health service context.

The Metropolitan health plan technical paper presents the data, forecasting and analysis to support the actions described in the Metropolitan health plan. The technical paper will be revised and re-released when updated information, such as new population forecasts, becomes available.

Rural and regional health plan 

The Rural and regional health plan provides health services and their governing boards with directions to set out their planning and service delivery strategies.


Under each of the seven priorities of the framework, the Rural and regional health plan details proposed actions within a rural and regional health service context.

The Rural and regional health plan technical paper presents the data, forecasting and analysis to support the actions described in the Rural and regional health plan. The technical paper will be revised periodically as new data becomes available.

Health capital and resources plan 

The Health capital and resources plan sets out the long term directions to guide health capital, resource policy and investment decisions for Victoria over the next decade. The plan sets out detailed actions under several key pillars that will be critical to reforming and improving the system.