The Department of Health and Human Services protects and improves public health and wellbeing by safeguarding and facilitating safe water use.
Hygiene, water and sanitation for coronavirus (COVID-19)
Hygiene, safe water and sanitation are essential to protect human health from infectious diseases, including from coronavirus (COVID-19). The department has prepared this guidance on water related matters or queries.
Annual report on drinking water quality in Victoria 2018-19
This annual report summarises Victoria's drinking water quality performance and the department's activities during the 2018-19 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.
Water quality guidelines for public aquatic facilities – managing public health risks
The Water quality guidelines for public aquatic facilities – managing public health risks assist organisations and aquatic facilities to reduce risks to public health. These guidelines also provide advice to local and state government environmental health officers to help fulfil their regulatory and advisory roles.
Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019
The Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019 support the operation of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and provide a framework for businesses, councils, the Department of Health and Human Services and individuals to protect the health and wellbeing of Victorians. For more information on the Regulations, see Commencement of the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2019.