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All public health services and registered community health services submit an annual quality account.

These reports provide the Victorian community with an open and transparent account of each service’s performance and improvement work.

Reporting requirements

SCV is undertaking a review of Quality Accounts and at this stage will not produce new guidelines for 2022/2023. Health Services are encouraged to continue to produce Quality Accounts, and look out for updates on this page. If you have questions in the meantime, please email 

Please download the 2018-19 guidelines below for information about what to include in your quality account.

These specify the mandatory quality and safety reporting requirements for:

  • patient experience 
  • infection control
  • maternity services
  • residential aged care
  • clinical mental health services
  • continuity of care.

The guidelines also provide advice on how to make your quality account engaging and accessible to your community.


Victoria introduced the quality account in 2015–16 to:

  • ensure accountability of public health services and registered community health services
  • promote changes in systems and professional practices
  • promote continuous improvement
  • provide consumers with information.
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