In all that we do in our research, in our teaching, on our campuses and in our communities, we work to improve the health and wellbeing of our local and global communities, and the planet that we share.

Find out more about each of Victoria University’s four planetary health pillars, and the projects and programs happening within and across them.

Research reports

Building tourism-destination resilience

The impact of bushfires and the pandemic on Victoria’s tourism sector wiped $19.5 billion in visitor spending in 2020. The  Building the Resilience of Tourism Destinations to Disasters report highlights the need for state and federal Government policy interventions to: address labour shortages; transition tourism to a low-carbon economy; provide appropriate mental health services; encourage training in risk management, leadership, and online business skills.

Impact of charging solar homes to export electricity 

The  Analysis of the Impact of Proposals to Change Solar Homes to Export Electricity to the Grid report critiques the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) calculation of the impact of a proposed network-injection charge to homes with solar panels. It demonstrates that it is likely that most solar homes in the National Electricity Market will receive little or no income for the surplus solar production that they export to the grid.

Growing the Seeds

 Growing the Seeds: Recovery, strengths & capabilities in Gippsland communities provides a systemic assessment of the community, economic and risk landscapes in East Gippsland and Wellington Shires following the 2019/2020 bushfires. The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a profound impact on how these communities are recovering. The report focuses on community strengths and capabilities, and the emerging recovery needs in this unprecedented situation.