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Accommodation and beauty premises
Accommodation, beauty and body art businesses located in the City of Ballarat must register with our Environmental Health team and comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 before starting trade.
Health and Wellbeing Plan
The City of Ballarat Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2031 sets the health priorities for the Ballarat community, outlines strategies to prevent or reduce public health issues and supports the community to achieve optimum health and wellbeing.
Our immunisation teams have have health screening measures in place for your appointment. These safety measures help us continue this service, and protect families and the City of Ballarat healthcare workforce. The City of Ballarat does not provide childhood flu vaccinations or childhood COVID-19 vaccinations. Visit our COVID-19 Information hub for more on COVID-19 vaccinations in Ballarat.
Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and immunisation services are running. The team has a COVIDSafe plan and protective measures in place to keep our community and staff healthy and safe. Both programs have health screening questions you’ll need to answer when you arrive. Please do not attend your appointment if yourself or someone in your household is unwell. Phone 5320 5720 to talk to the team or reschedule an appointment.
All food premises (as defined by the Food Act 1984) that sell food in Victoria must be registered and need to ensure that the food they sell is safe. Businesses located within the City of Ballarat and mobile food businesses that are stored/garaged within the City of Ballarat must register with our Environmental Health team and comply with the Food Act 1894 before commencing trade.
The Tobacco Act 1987 has changed to have stricter controls on tobacco display, advertising and sales, as well as the places where people can smoke.
What’s on in Ballarat
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Working for our community - EHOs
When Brenda Carey became the City of Ballarat’s Environmental Health Coordinator, she had no idea she would help steer the municipality through a pandemic.
Asbestos and mould
Residents can dispose of asbestos at the Ballarat Regional Landfill (by appointment only) on Thursdays between 10am and 12pm. Call 03 5342 8540.
Syringes and sharps
In partnership with Ballarat Community Health Centre, a free needle/syringe exchange program is available for Insulin dependent persons. Sharps must be stored in an approved sharps container and delivered to the Environmental Health Unit for disposal (25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat). A free replacement container will be provided. This is available for the community and not for commercial businesses/activities. If you are a business usi...