Environmental health officers protect, promote and improve public health to prevent people from getting sick from their environment. This work includes inspecting, educating, running projects, assessing planning and monitoring:

  • drinking water
  • food safety
  • mosquitoes
  • tobacco and smoking controls
  • emergency management
  • tattoo and piercing
  • public swimming and spa pools
  • wastewater and water recycling
  • infectious diseases
  • water cooling systems
  • complaints
  • health promotion activities
  • pests, vermin and animals
  • developments
  • housing
  • contaminated land
  • caravan parks
  • air quality
  • noise
  • funeral industry
  • waste management.

Environmental health officers communicate every day with people, communities, businesses and other agencies.

A day in the life of an Environmental Health Officer

Current as at: Monday 7 February 2022
Contact page owner: Environmental Health