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VAHI is currently conducting the Victorian Population Health Survey (VPHS) for 2020.

The VPHS gives an annual assessment of the health status and wellbeing of adults living in Victoria and provides data for key population health indicators such as smoking, exercise, healthy eating and mental health.

The 2020 VPHS has a particular focus on collecting information about any changes to lifestyle behaviours in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They survey’s findings will be used to inform evidence-based policy development and strategic planning across the Department of Health and Human Services and the wider community.

How do I take part in the survey?

The Social Research Centre has been appointed to telephone people who have been selected at random, and to invite adults aged 18 years and over to participate in a telephone interview.

Interviews for the survey are being conducted on mobile and landline phones across Victoria and take around 20 minutes to complete.

If you have a mobile phone, you may receive one of the two below text messages from The Social Research Centre:

“This is a message from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. The Social Research Centre will be calling this number in the coming days to see if you are eligible for the Victorian Population Health Survey. Reply ‘1’ if you are a Victorian resident.  Reply ‘2’ if you are NOT a Victorian resident or Reply ‘3’ if you are a Victorian resident and wish to Opt Out. For more info about the survey call SRC on 1800 122 789 or visit health.vic.gov.au/vphs”

OR

“This is a message from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. The Social Research Centre will be calling this number in the coming days to invite you to participate in the Victorian Population Health Survey.  Visit health.vic.gov.au/vphs for more information about the survey. Call 1800 122 789 if you wish to Opt Out.”

If you would like more information about the survey before participating, you can access previous surveys, reports and presentations here.

Your participation is entirely voluntary. However, in order for us to collect accurate information, it is important that as many people as possible participate in this survey. All information is treated in strict confidence.

Get in touch

Health Intelligence Unit
Victorian Agency for Health Information
03 9096 7258

50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Page last updated: 01 Dec 2020

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