The Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) comprises de-identified demographic, administrative and clinical data detailing presentations at Victorian public hospitals with designated emergency departments. The VEMD provides information for:

  • epidemiological purposes
  • health service planning and coordination
  • policy assessment and formulation
  • clinical research
  • quality improvement and patient management.

2019-20 VEMD user manual (24th edition)

Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) user manual (24th edition) Sections 1 to 6

2018-19 VEMD user manual (23rd edition)

Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Concept and derived items definitions
Section 3 Data definitions
Section 4 Business rules
Section 5 Compilation and submission
Section 6 Validation reports and validation

Reference files

See Reference files for lists of valid codes relevant to the VEMD. 

Submission templates

VEMD manual aggregate data template 2019-20
VEMD manual aggregate data template 2018-19
VEMD late data exemption request
VEMD data resubmission request

VEMD editor

VEMD Editor Edition 24 v1.0.4 2019-20
VEMD Editor Process Notes 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 VEMD manuals, visit Previous VEMD manuals. For all older documents and manuals from 2014-15 to 2015-16, visit VEMD archive.