About Public Health

The City of Wagga Wagga manages many aspects of environmental health within our Local Government Area (LGA).

Council provides services and functions to protect the health of the public and contribute to the well-being of the community. Monitoring and inspection programs are implemented to help prevent the spread of diseases.

Council's Environmental Health Officers are involved in the following programmed inspections each year:

Food Handling

Routine inspections of commercial food businesses and investigation of food borne illnesses.

Scores on Doors

Voluntary rating system for businesses in the food industry.

Hair, Beauty and Skin Penetration

Information on standards for businesses in Wagga Wagga that conduct hairdressing, beauty treatments or skin penetration procedures.

Public Swimming Pool and Spa Pools

Water, chemical and other requirements for public pools and spas, including registration options.

Regulated Systems (Microbial Control)

Information about Legionnaires disease, how it is spread and how to prevent it.

Immunisation

Learn more about the importance of immunisation, including a list of diseases where a vaccine is available.

On-site Sewage Management Systems

Application information for wastewater systems not serviced by Council's sewerage infrastructure.

Needle and Syringe Disposal

Disposal unit locations for used sharps, plus important information on what to do if you find a needle or syringe.

Environmental Health Officers also provide advice, educational material and up to date information on best practice techniques and methods to prevent the spread of diseases.

Complaints relating to the above activities as well as vermin infestation and unhealthy premises are also addressed. Council also strives to enhance public health through programs such as immunisation and syringe disposal.

Council's public health division can be contacted on on 1300 292 442.