Environmental health

The City of Perth has a range of health and safety regulations that are relevant to local businesses, and is committed to continually improving the quality of environmental and public health within the city. 

Noise

The City of Perth administers the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 in relation to noise complaints as well as assessing noise management plans and acoustic reports in relation to premises and events. Please see more information on the Make a noise complaint page. If you are experiencing an ongoing noise issue, contact the City.

Overview of the Noise Regulations

Asbestos

The City of Perth administers the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992. Asbestos products are no longer permitted to be sold in Australia. Generally speaking, undisturbed asbestos cement products (eg. fencing, eaves) do not pose a high respiratory risk unless abraded, cut, drilled, sawn or broken. If you have a concern about improper asbestos removal or demolition on a work site, contact the Department of Commerce (WorkSafe). For queries about asbestos disposal or general advice please contact the City.

Asbestos – a guide for householders and the general public

Natural waters

The City of Perth monitors the microbial quality of natural recreational waters at various locations along the Swan River during summer months. Sources of microbial pollution include storm water runoff, birds and other animals and boating wastes. Analysis of water samples assists in the early detection of water quality issues which may impact water users.

Mosquitoes

The City of Perth monitors and treats a number of known natural mosquito breeding sites including Pelican Point in Crawley and Heirrison Island. Mosquito breeding occurs predominantly during summer months in riverside saltmarsh areas inundated by tidal waters but also occurs in domestic settings. The City is a member of the South Metropolitan Contiguous Local Authority Group (CLAG). The group receives funding assistance from the Department of Health WA for the implementation of mosquito management programs during the breeding season. For comprehensive mosquito information visit the Department of Health WA.

Prevent mosquitoes around your home

Aquatic facilities

The City collects water samples from aquatic facilities regularly, including swimming pools, spas and water playgrounds. Water samples are analysed by Pathwest for the presence of disease causing microorganisms. Substandard water quality can give rise to eye, ear and skin infections as well as gastroenteritis and in extreme cases, meningitis. Aquatic facilities must comply with the Code of Practice for the design, operation, management and maintenance of aquatic facilities.

Aquatic Facility - Quality Control