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Public Health & Food Safety


The City of Ballarat Environmental Health Unit provides a variety of public health services to the community and businesses. While being committed to continuously improving the standard and quality of public health within the municipality, the unit is responsible for:

  • Monitoring and inspecting business registered under the Food Act 1984; Public Health & Wellbeing Act 2008; Tobacco Act 1987; Residential Tenancies Act (Part 14) and Environment Protection Act 1970 to ensure compliance with legislation.
  • Handling food-related complaints.
  • Identifying and monitoring public health issues.
  • Managing noise and odour issues to protect residential amenity.
  • Providing advice for food and health businesses.
  • Assessing and providing information for installation and use of septic tanks.


Beat the bite!

Recent heavy rains and isolated flooding has meant perfect conditions for a bumper mosquito breeding season. The Victorian Government currently has a public awareness campaign that can give you some helpful tips to protect yourself and those around you from being bitten during the warmer months.

Further information can be found at:

                             beat the bite                



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Reporting Public Health Concerns

Council’s Environmental Health unit can investigate concerns regarding conditions that are, or are likely to be dangerous to health, noxious or injurious to personal comfort.

These matters, once reported will be investigated by an Authorised officer to determine the most appropriate action and options available within the legislative framework. In some cases it may be determined that the matter is better settled privately in which case advice will be provided to assist with this. 

Business Complaint Investigations

The Environmental Health Unit investigates complaints or concerns from the public in relation to the conditions of food, health and accommodation premises. Proprietors have a responsibility to maintain their business in a clean and sanitary state. If you have any concerns about a registered premises contact the Environmental Health Unit on 5320 5702.


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