Health and Safety

Children eat healthy foodCouncil works to enhance community health and wellbeing by managing a range of environmental risks to health.

Some of the main duties of Council's Public Health Unit include checking that food is being safely prepared in businesses; immunising against infectious diseases; and inspecting facilities such as tattooists and public boarding rooms to ensure they are meeting hygiene standards.

Find out more about:

  • Community safety - information on Council's plan to improve safety across the municipality, including issues involving drugs, alcohol and crime.
  • Public Health Plan - Council has set four priorities to improve the health of the community over the next four years.
  • Food safety and standards - the Public Health Unit inspects places that sell, store, manufacture, package or transport food for people to eat.
  • Healthcare businesses - the registration of healthcare businesses, including hairdressers, beauty parlours, tattooing, ear-piercing and colonic irrigation
  • Infectious disease - information about how Council minimises the incidence or spread of infectious diseases, including Hepatitis and Head Lice.
  • Immunisation - information on Council's immunisation services, including this year's immunisation schedule and locations.
  • Syringe disposal - facilities for the safe disposal of syringes and needles.
  • Tobacco - information about tobacco rules and regulations.
  • Prescribed accommodation - registration of accommodation businesses, including bed and breakfasts, motels or boarding houses.

  See Also  Public Health Plan


Further information:
Public Health Unit
9205 5166
info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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