AODstats updates

Data release

Data will typically be presented across a ten year period (where available), retrospectively analysed and updated, on the website, twice per year. This means that each 6 month period, new indicator data will be added as it becomes available and existing data will be amended where required. These releases will typically be available to the public towards the end of the second and fourth quarters.

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Bulletins are distributed to AODstats subscribers with each new data release. Each bulletin highlights different topics and provides an overview of currently available datasets. Please click below to download the latest bulletins (PDF).

Bulletin #7 explores ambulance attendances for the last two financial years (2021/22 and 2022/23), with a particular focus on alcohol consumption and GHB-related attendances.

In addition, this release also includes new data sets for DirectLine and Counselling Online for the year 2022 as well as Assaults and Family Violence for the 2021/22 financial year.

Bulletin 7

Bulletin #6 gives an overview of deaths involving alcohol and illicit drugs, comparing data between 2020 and 2021 for both gender and age.

The new release also includes the addition of 2022 data to the Liquor Licencing data set.

Bulletin 5

Bulletin #5 features a comparison of Hospital admissions between 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years. We have also added data to two other datasets: Treatment services for the same period, and Needle and syringe program up to 2021.  

Bulletin 5

Bulletin #4 features an overview of DirectLine and Counselling Online services during the 2021 calendar year. We have also added three additional datasets to the website: Ambulance attendances for the financial year 2021/22, Assaults and Family violence for the financial year 2020/21.  

Bulletin 4

Bulletin #3 provides a new set of data with an overview of the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Collection (VADC) recorded episodes of care during the 2019/20 financial year. We’ve also added two additional datasets to the website: Needle Syringe Program and Liquor Licensing.  

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Bulletin #2 provides an overview of the impact of alcohol in the community comparing the most recent data available. We’ve also added four new datasets to the website: Serious Road Injuries, Deaths, Assaults and Family Violence.

Bulletin #1 covers the relaunch of our website with brand new mapping software. This bulletin gives an overview of our currently available datasets:  Ambulance attendances, Hospital admissions, DirectLine and Counselling Online. Each subsequent bulletin will highlight different topics.


Analysis of data involving alcohol and other drug use in Victoria are presented into the following drug categories (where possible):

  • Alcohol (with or without other substances)
  • Alcohol only (intoxication without other substances) – ambulance data only
  • Amphetamines (Any)
  • Amphetamines  (Crystal) – subset of Amphetamines (Any)
  • Analgesics
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cannabis
  • GHB
  • Hallucinogens
  • Heroin (Any)
  • Heroin Overdose (Responded to Naloxone)
  • Illicit Drugs (Any)
  • Inhalants
  • Opioids
  • Other sedatives
  • Other Stimulants
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs (Any)
  • Pharmacotherapy