Public Health

Council’s Environmental Health Unit consists of trained public health professionals and experienced administrative support staff. The Unit provides a variety of environmental and public health services including health education and the enforcement of relevant State legislation.

The Environmental Health Unit is located at the Council Offices at 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay Victoria 3228.
Phone: (03) 5261 0600
Email: info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

The Unit manages concerns and requests with regard to food poisoning, poor food handling, hairdressers and beauty establishments, accommodation, swimming pools and spas, nuisance complaints, immunisation, septic tank systems and the registration of food premises, temporary food premises and health premises.

food-premises.jpgFood Premises
Details regarding registrations, food
safety programs, food complaints, temporary events, safety standards, labelling requirements
health-premises.jpgHealth Premises
Details regarding registrations, regulations, and standards of practice for health premises.
nuisance.jpgNuisance Complaints
Details regarding noise, smells
and smoke complaints
accommodation_icon.jpgAccommodation Business
Details regarding registrations, prescribed accommodation regulations, standards of practice

pest-control.jpgPest Control
Details regarding e

European wasps,
mosquitoes, cockatoos, rats and mice.

immunisation.jpgImmunisation
Details regarding Council's immunisation sessions, national vaccination schedule, school vaccinations,
pre-immunisation checklist, reactions to vaccinations.

water.jpgWater
Detail regarding private water supplies, and water quality monitoring.

diseases.jpgInfectious Diseases
Details regarding head lice, swimming pools,
syringe bins and gastroinestestinal illness.
tobacco.jpgTobacco
Details regarding tobacco legislations.

sceptic-tanks.jpgSeptic Tank Systems
Details regarding definitions used, types of systems, effluent disposal, setback distances, grey water, maintenance and Council's application process.