Information Release

The Privacy and Information Release Unit (PIRU) at Peninsula Health helps provide access to medical records, while ensuring patient privacy is maintained.

If you are requesting medical records, please ensure that you provide the full name and date of birth of the relevant person, so that the correct medical records are able to be identified.

In order to maintain patient privacy, we are unable to release information over the telephone. Written requests, via post or email are required in order to authenticate the request for information. 

Ongoing Patient Care Requests

Please direct requests for medical records associated with a patient’s ongoing care or treatment to:

Phone: (03) 9784 7748

Please identify if your request is urgent (same day). If your request does not relate to the urgent ongoing care or treatment of a patient, it will be attended to as soon as possible.

For urgent requests associated with ongoing care or treatment that are required after hours or on public holidays, please call Frankston Hospital switchboard on (03) 9784 7777, and you will be directed to the appropriate person.

Coronial Requests

Urgent requests for medical records made by the Coroners Court or the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) pursuant to section 32 and/or 33 of the Coroners Act 2008 (Vic), should be sent to

All other requests for information made by or on behalf of the Coroners Court of Victoria should be send to

Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) and Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) Requests

Any request for the release of information pertaining to the above schemes must be done so by an authorised Information Sharing Entity (ISE) and/or Risk Assessment Entity (RAE).  The requesting authorised person/agency will need to be verified prior to the release of information under these schemes.

To request information under one of these schemes please complete this document and email your request to:

Please email for information requests relating to:

  • Requests relating to Wills and Estates
  • Medico-legal reports
  • Witness summons to attend (providing they are an employee of PH)
  • Police statements
  • Police matters (excluding those made on behalf of the Coroners Court)
  • Child Protection requests made pursuant to a provision of the Children Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic) or equivalent interstate/territory legislation
  • Subpoenas
  • Summons to Produce documents
  • AHPRA Notice to Produce

Subpoenas for Peninsula Health medical records should be addressed to:

The Proper Officer
Peninsula Health
2 Hastings Road
Frankston VIC 3199

All other information and Privacy Requests, Including Freedom of Information

Please email for requests relating to:

  • Privacy
  • Freedom of Information (FOI) applications
  • Requests for the amendment of a medical record; and
  • Other release of information requests

Alternatively, you can lodge your request via post, by sending it to:

Privacy and Information Release Unit
Legal Services, Compliance and Risk
Peninsula Health
PO Box 52
Frankston VIC 3199.

For your convenience, download the FOI Application Form.

Further information

For additional information regarding access to your medical records.