Environmental Health issues undertaken by Dorset Council include:
Council provides free "in -school" immunisation programs for school children. For further information regarding the school based immunisation program please contact Council's Environmental Health Officer on 03 6352 6500 or click here to view the Department of Health & Human Services website.
- Air Quality Issues
Smoke from wood heaters and incinerator/open air burning issues.
- Domestic Wastewater Issues
e.g. Septic tank installation, operation and maintenance.
Burning in your backyard
Such burns are not allowed on blocks less that 2,000 sq metres. The full regulations are outlined in this document.
Backyard Burning Regulations(141 kb)
Please take note of the curent regulations for controlling smoke form your wood heater. This will make a better environment for everybody in the community
Wood heater Regulations(145 kb)
Septic Tanks - what you need to know and do
Thinking of a Septic Tank (118 kb)
Maintenance of a Septic Tanks (113 kb)
Place of Assembly Licence
Place of Assembly Licence(90 kb)
Please click here for the Guidelines for Places of Assembly should also be in the environmental health section.
Council plays a role in maintaining food safety within the community through food premise audits, food handler training, food sampling, and investigation of complaints food complaints.
Food Business Registration/Renewal Application Form (78 kb)
Notification of Food Business (85 kb)
Council monitors the quality of its drinking water supplies and provides advice to the public on this matter.
- Environmental Water Quality
Council is involved in environmental monitoring programs. Most programs provide data on water quality and the potential impact of development that may affect the surrounding environment (e.g. recreational water, point source environmental discharges).
- Sharps Disposal
Private needle users, such as diabetics, can obtain sharps containers from Council at reduced rates.
Council's Public & Environmental Health Officer and Technical Officer are available to discuss and investigate any Public Health and Environmental complaint.
- Disease Control
Council's EHO investigates cases of notifiable disease, and regulated activities that have the potential to impact on public health (e.g. swimming pools, ear piercing etc.)
For further information contact Dorset Council's Public & Environmental Health Officer on (03) 6352 6500.