The Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS) is a patient-level collection of elective surgery waiting list data from approved Victorian public healthcare services. ESIS was introduced in 1997 to provide electronic waiting list data to the Department of Health and Human Services.

ESIS manual

ESIS manual 2021-22

ESIS manual 2020-21

Reference files

See Reference files for lists of valid codes relevant to ESIS.

Submission templates 

Late data exemption request 

Manual data form

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 ESIS manuals, visit ESIS archive. For all older manuals prior to 2017-18, visit ESIS archive.