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Owners have a responsibility to maintain a clean and sanitary business. Our Environmental Health team inspects and monitors public health concerns to ensure Ballarat businesses follow legislation.
Asbestos was commonly used in building from 1940 to 1990. Visit Asbestos Victoria to learn about the health risk and how to safely remove asbestos.
Maternal and Child Health
Our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service is free for City of Ballarat families with babies and children, from birth to school age. This service supports families with helpful information on a wide variety of topics in early parenting, child health and development, and family health and wellbeing issues. Maternal and Child Health can provide specialist referrals and help to link families with local community based supports, and enable social...
Health and Wellbeing Plan
The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 outlines how the City of Ballarat and other local health organisations will achieve a higher level of health and wellbeing for the people who live, learn, work and play in Ballarat. The plan focuses on 3 areas: Healthy eating and active living Improving mental health Reducing violence and injury The planning process included examination of data in relation to local health ...
Syringes and Sharps
In partnership with Ballarat Community Health Centre, a free needle/syringe exchange service is provided within the City of Ballarat 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 service is available for the general community and not available for commer...
Our qualified immunisation nurses provide scheduled, funded vaccinations for children as per the National Immunisation Program.
Accommodation and Beauty Premises
Call our Environmental Health team on 5320 5500 to discuss your proposal and how to register your business following the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. You must be registered to operate a: residential accommodation hotel hostel student dormitory holiday camp rooming house hairdressing beauty or beauty therapy parlour colonic irrigation tattooing ear-piercing any other business that involved penetration of the...
Any Ballarat business that sells food or drink must register their food premises with us. Our officers will inspect your premises and issue a certificate of Food Act Registration. Once received, you can handle food for sale at your premises.
Strategies, Plans, and Policies
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