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The Town’s Environmental Health Services play an important part in the ensuring the public health of the community is protected, with regards to the surrounding natural and built environment. Our Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) duties include complaint investigations from visitors, businesses and residents on a variety of issues including noise, dust, food poisoning/foreign objects, condition of properties, asbestos, odour, sewage and pests. Other duties include routine inspections of food businesses, public buildings, lodging houses, skin penetration premises (e.g. body piercers and tattooists) and hairdressers and development applications for new businesses and residential properties.

The team must ensure a high level of public health and safety is maintained in the community and compliance is undertaken in accordance with statutory obligations and council policies and procedures.  EHOs are authorised under a variety of legislation such as the Health Act 1911Food Act 2008Environmental Protection Act 1986 and Local Government Act 1997 as well as the subsidiary legislation made under these Acts. They also work closely with state government bodies such as the Department of Health and the Department of Environment Regulation.

For any enquiries you can contact a member of our friendly team through the Town’s main telephone number on 9311 8111 or email

Interested in a career in Environmental Health?

Courses are held through Curtin University and Edith Cowan University. You can view a video of a day in the life of an Environmental Health Officer below which was produced by the Environmental Health Association (EHA) and stars real life EHOs in action. It is a challenging and varied career path.

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