• Alerts

  • Advisories

A health alert advises the Victorian community of an issue that is urgent, poses an immediate threat to public health and requires an immediate response.

Current health alerts

16 May 2018 - New imported measles case in Melbourne

27 April 2018 - New imported measles case in Melbourne

17 April 2018 - Multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea detected in Australia

23 March 2018 - Update: Hepatitis A outbreak

1 March 2018 - Listeria outbreak linked to rockmelon (cantaloupe)

12 January 2018 - Important vaccination update for MSM

View all health alerts

Heat health alerts

Current status: There are no heat events in effect in Victoria.

A heat health alert is issued when forecast heatwave conditions are likely to impact human health.

Environmental health - Heat health alert status

Heat Health Surveillance System report

Better Health Channel - Survive the Heat

Food recalls 

The department regulates food safety in Victoria, in partnership with  and local government and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

FSANZ food recalls

FSANZ media releases

Pills of various sizes, shapes and colours

Therapeutic goods recalls

Information from the Therapeutic Goods Administration about recalls of therapeutic goods already supplied in the market for which there are issues relating to safety, quality, efficacy (performance) or presentation.

Find out about therapeutic goods recalls