Environmental Health

Environmental Health is a branch of public health that deals with the physical, chemical and biological factors that affect human health in the places we live and work. Our key responsibilities include: 

  • Food safety: registration of food businesses, routine inspections, investigations, food sampling programs and food safety education.
  • Trading in public places: regulation of mobile businesses
  • Housing and accommodation: Caravan parks and camping grounds, lodging houses, houses unfit for habitation.
  • Pest and vector control: mosquito management, complaints relating to insects and vermin.
  • Pollution and nuisance control: air quality, mould, noise and other pollution. 
  • Safe water: monitoring of drinking water in areas not connected to scheme water, recreational water quality and public swimming pool water quality
  • Waste water: approval of onsite treatment of waste water and greywater.
  • Public buildings and Events: Issuing public building certificates for venues where the public gathers, issuing event approvals, routine inspections of events and public buildings.
  • Hazardous materials: asbestos and contaminated sites. 

Quick Stats for Shire of Broome: 

  • There are more than 250 registered food businesses.
  • There are around 100 registered public pools 
  • Environmental Health Officers respond to about 1000 general enquires a year and issue more than 350 permits annually.

Please find more information below.