The Department of Health and Human Services protects and improves public health and wellbeing by safeguarding and facilitating safe water use.

Water news

Annual report on drinking water quality in Victoria 2016-17

This annual report summarises Victoria's drinking water quality performance and the department's activities during the 2016-17 reporting period. 

Ministerial Statement of Expectations to increase regulator efficiency and effectiveness

The department was issued with a 2016-17 Ministerial Statement of Expectations. More information, the Ministerial Statement of Expectations, and the department's has provided a response.

The future of Victoria’s Safe Drinking Water Regulations

The Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2015 have been made. The new Regulations commenced on 18 July 2015. Copies of the new Regulations can be obtained from the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website. Guidance will be available in Regulation guidance notes.