The City aims to ensure high standards of environmental health and to promote healthy living and work practices throughout the city.
As defined by the World Health Organisation, "Environmental Health addresses the physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviours. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect health. It is targeted towards preventing disease and creating health-supportive environments".
Officers of our Environmental Health team are assigned to various districts of the City to oversee the following:
- Air quality
- Approving events and issuing health, safety and noise approvals
- Communicable disease control
- Complaint management and resolution
- Environmental pollution
- Food safety (risk based assessments, testing and monitoring, complaints etc)
- Lodging houses
- Noise Policy and environmental/occupation noise
- Public building assessments
- Risk management and emergency management
- Safe water provisions in natural and urban settings
The City is constantly planning, developing, implementing and evaluating community and workplace based health and wellbeing initiatives. Focus areas include:
- Physical activity
- Injury Prevention
- Development of the City of Perth Public Health & Wellbeing Plan
- Employee health & wellbeing programs
Further information can be obtained from the City of Perth Environmental Health Services on 08 9461 3218.
The City of Perth does not currently provide immunisations. Immunisations are offered by General Practitioners*, Community Health Clinics and some Local Government Councils.
The Central Immunisation Clinic located at 16 Rheola Street, West Perth provides a free immunisation service. For further information, please visit the Department of Health website.
* Consultation fee may be charged.
Officers regularly assess premises to ensure compliance with the following legislation:
- Alfresco Dining Local Law
- Environmental Protection Act 1986 and associated regulations
- Food Act 2008 and associated regulations
- Health Act 1911 and associated regulations
- Health (Aquatic Facilities) regulations and associated Code of Practice
- Health Local Law 2000
- Liquor Control Act
- Tobacco Control Act
If you are undertaking construction, alteration and amendment to premises, or conducting business in the city, health approvals must be sought. See more info here.