Our role and responsibilities
Together with the Victorian Department of Health, Council’s Environmental Health Unit is responsible for the investigation of outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Environmental Health Officers could become involved in the public health management of infectious disease cases in various ways:
- Cases may be referred to us by the Department of Human Services for further investigation.
- Cases might be reported directly to us from our local community.
- Our officers might become aware of cases from their own investigations and inspections.
Council provides syringe disposal bins in a majority of our public toilets. These bins are monitored and maintained by a contracting service.
A syringe collection and disposal service is available for syringes on public land. Syringes on private property are the responsibility of the owner/occupier.
Public Health Services
Phone: (03) 5036 2591
Safe retrieval and disposal of needles and syringes
Better Health Channel – Needlestick injury