Data sources

We have compiled a list of some of the addiction-relevant data sources available for use by researchers at Monash University, including:

Please get in touch with the data custodians using the contact details provided to arrange access and for more information.

Do you have an addiction-relevant dataset or platform that you would like to promote? Please email to add your resource to this page.


AODstats provides information on the harms related to alcohol, illicit and pharmaceutical drug use in Victoria. Data are obtained from numerous sources, ranging from government departments to drug and alcohol treatment agencies. Ambulance data are sourced from Turning Point’s Ambo Project: Alcohol and Drug-Related Ambulance Attendances.

This information provides a convenient statistical and epidemiological resource for policy planners, drug service providers, health professionals and other key stakeholders. The data and maps build on and update information previously provided in text format, deliver the most recent data available and provide a monitoring tool for alcohol and drug trends.

Datasets held by AODStats



Ambulance attendances

Alcohol and drug-related ambulance attendances in Victoria.

Hospital admissions

Alcohol and drug-related hospitalisations (Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset).


Alcohol and drug-related telephone counselling and referral services in Victoria.

Counselling Online

Alcohol and drug-related online treatment sessions in Victoria.

Serious road injuries

Serious injuries involving vehicle crashes in Victoria during high alcohol hours.


Victorian deaths related to alcohol and illicit drugs.


Victorian incidents of assault during high, medium and low alcohol hours.

Family Violence

Victorian incidents of family violence attributed to definite or possible alcohol consumption.

Treatment services

Victorian episodes of care related to alcohol and drugs.​

Liquor licensing

Victorian liquor licences.

Needle and Syringe Program

Victorian distributed and returned needle syringes.

For more information


To request access

General email:

NCHA data platform

The NCHA is establishing a world-leading Healthy Ageing Data Platform. We incorporate high-quality and integrated data systems to support research, evidence-based solutions and learning for high-priority areas of health related to ageing.

Our aim is to assist clinicians and researchers in maximising the use of routinely collected health data in order to:

  1. Obtain an in-depth understanding of the clinical, social, geographic and health service factors that influence healthy ageing.
  2. Develop and evaluate solutions that address areas of national and international importance, and meet the future needs of ageing populations.

Data Platform offers a structure that will allow new computational tools to be connected to the platform. In addition, consumers engaging with the platform will be able to provide feedback on research and interact further to gain knowledge about their healthcare journey.

The platform builds on global collaborations, building on successful models, and utilises leading data infrastructure already established in the geographically defined Frankston-Mornington Peninsula region in Victoria, Australia. The platform employs cutting edge and future-proof analytical techniques such as data linkage, deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and natural language processing for effective and efficient interpretation of different kinds of data. It is supported by established ethics committees and governance frameworks to ensure that data safety practices and protocols are rigorous and well trusted by the public.

Ultimately, the platform will provide an easy-to-use integrated data environment to help consumers, researchers and health providers identify gaps in knowledge for important ageing-related priorities, support the conduct of the highest quality research to generate insights into solutions, allow the implementation and efficient testing of innovative solutions, and enable learning systems that allow scaling of these solutions nationally and internationally.

For more information


To request access

Please direct all enquiries to:

VISU datasets

The Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) holds de-identified data for Victoria on injury deaths, hospital admissions and Emergency Department (ED) presentations. Data are held on three separate datasets - they are not linked. Death data are supplied by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victorian Department of Justice. Hospital admissions and emergency department presentation data are supplied by the Department of Health.

Datasets held by VISU

Level of injury severity 


Total number of

cases at August 2018


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victorian Department of Justice  Cause Of Death Unit Record File (COD URF)

2007- 2015


Hospital admissions

Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset

Public hospitals from 1987/88-2016/17

Private hospitals from 1994/95-2016/17

5.4 million

Hospital emergency department presentations

Victorian  Emergency Minimum Dataset

Data available 1999/2000 - 2016/17

The 38 Victorian public hospitals with 24-hour ED

5.8 million

For more information


To request access

You can request data and information by filling in the data request form.

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