Environmental Health as defined by the National Environmental Health Strategy is “about creating and maintaining environments which promote good health”.

Environmental health encompasses a wide range of health areas and involves preventing and dealing with any potential risk which comes from the physical environment and could prove harmful to the public.

Information on the wide range of environmental health issues dealt with is available in handout material from the Shire’s Administration Offices and electronically on this website.

Please contact the Shire’s Environmental Health Officer on 08 9168 4100 for further information or assistance.

 Accommodation  Mosquitoes
 Asbestos  Noise
 Beauty Therapy  Poultry & Other Animals
 Effluent  Public Buildings
 Events & Concerts  Smoking in Enclosed Public Places
 Environmental Nuisance and Pollution  Trading
 Food  Water Quality
 Food Safety Training  


The Shire requires complaints to be received in writing for action to be taken.


Environmental health is governed largely by state legislation and can be viewed on the State Law Publisher link to SLP website. Some areas of environmental health also operate under the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Local Laws.

Useful Links

Legal Aid Western Australia

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Health Western Australia

Department of Environment and Conservation

Population Health— Department of Health Western Australia

State Law Publisher

Water Corporation

World Health Organisation

Department of Racing Gaming and Liquor

Environmental Health Toolbox –Gold Coast City Council

For further information about any health matters please contact Shire’s Environmental Health Officer on (08) 9168 4100 or email at