Victorian student health and wellbeing survey

The Victorian student health and wellbeing survey (known as the About You Survey) collects important information about the health, development, learning, safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Victorian schools.

The survey is conducted every two years with students in Years 5, 8 and 11 from a sample of Victorian schools across all school sectors.

The survey covers topics relating to nutrition, health, physical activity, safety, life satisfaction, and family relationships.

How the student information is used

The information is used by the Department and other government planners to improve the delivery and quality of services and initiatives for Victorian children. The responses are analysed and reported at a statewide and area level.

Some findings from the survey will be published online, including in the annual State of Victoria’s Children reports (an outcomes-focused analysis on how Victorian Children and Young People are faring).

Summary of results to schools

Participating schools are provided with a summary of results for their school where responses to questions are sufficiently high to ensure student anonymity. 

2018 results

To view a report on the 2018 About You Survey results across a range of topics, see:

For a snapshot on key topics from the 2018 About You Survey see:

2016 results

To view a report on the 2016 About You Survey results across a range of topics, see: VSHAWS summary findings  (docx - 4.62mb)

For a snapshot on key topics from the 2016 About You Survey see:

2014 results

The 2014 survey included a sample of schools where student height and weight was measured. To view a statewide summary of the About You survey results, see: About You summary findings (docx - 6.83mb)

To view at a local level where possible, see: VCAMS

For snapshots on key topics from the survey see:

Further information

For more information about the survey collection, email aboutyou.survey@edumail.vic.gov.au.