AODstats is committed to providing information and services to the widest possible audience and we actively work to increase the accessibility and usability of our website.

The AODstats website aims to meet the Australian Government’s web accessibility requirements, including meeting the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, level AA, which describe how to make web content more usable and accessible for everyone. 

We always look for ways to improve our website and make it easy to get information. If you have a specific concern or need content in a different format, please contact us.

Privacy policy

This privacy policy is to inform you on the kind of personal contact information we may gather about you, how we may use or disclose that contact information, and the choices you have regarding your contact information.

Who we Are

AODstats, run by the National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit (NAMHSU) team, is owned by Turning Point, which is part of Eastern Health. AODstats takes your privacy seriously and complies with the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic), the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic), Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic) and the Privacy and Data Protection Act (2014), which protect the use and disclosure of personal information.

What personal information we collect

AODstats only provides statistical informational through its interactions with consumers, and will not release personal information of its consumers.

AODstats collects your personal contact information through our interactions with you, such as when you visit our website, when we communicate via email or telephone, or when you enter your personal information on the AODstats subscription page.

How we collect personal information

When you access our website, a record of your visit is kept through analytics, for statistical purposes only. Personal contact information provided via online subscription forms will be stored in databases, and only used for the purpose for which you have provided (i.e. providing website and information updates and asking for user feedback). AODstats will only record your email address if you send us a message by email.  Your e-mail address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and it will not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your prior written consent. You can send a specific written request o remove your contact information from our subscription database or email contact list.

View the full Turning Point Privacy Policy (opens in a new tab).

Queries and further information

If you have any queries or require further information, you are invited to contact us. Alternatively, you can contact Turning Point (opens in a new tab).


Terms and conditions

The AODstats website is the property of Eastern Health.

Eastern Health has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that material contained on all pages of this website is correct at the time the pages were created and last modified. However, Eastern Health gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or the completeness of the material; no reliance should be made by any user on the material, but instead the user should check for confirmation with the originating or authorising department or other body; and Eastern Health reserves the right at any time to make changes as it deems appropriate.

This website provides external links as a service to users. However, Eastern Health cannot control the content of linked websites and does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of information provided at any linked site. Links connecting this site with other websites are for convenience only and do not mean that Eastern Health endorses or approves those other websites, their content, or the people who manage or contribute to them.

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.