The Department of Health & Human Services uses the Agency Information Management System (AIMS) to collect summarised financial and statistical data from Victorian hospitals. AIMS data is used to assist monitoring of programs, for funding purposes, in demand management and for acquittal purposes.

The Department of Treasury and Finance, Commonwealth departments and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare also use AIMS data for analysis an reporting purposes. 

The department collects information in discrete financial years. Each year the AIMS returns are updated to ensure the collections support the department's national reporting obligations and reflect changes in hospital funding and service provision arrangements for the coming financial year.

Modifications may be required to hospital funding and service activity returns, where changes to programs are being implemented or revised.

AIMS 2019-20 public hospital user manual

The Agency Information Management System (AIMS) public hospital user manual 2019-20 describes the reporting requirements and data definitions.

2019-20 NACMS manual

Non-admitted clinic management system (NACMS) manual 2019-20

Annual changes

Current financial year changes and proposals for changes to take affect from 1 July for the following financial year can be found at Annual changes.


To view previous AIMS manuals, visit Previous AIMS manuals. For all other documents and manuals from 2009-10 to 2015-16, visit AIMS archive.