Public Health

Public Health is regulated by the Waste and Environment section of Council who are responsible for the following areas:

Sale of Food
Council undertake inspections and issue licences to any business for the sale of food. Under the Sale of Food Act 1950 there are certain conditions regarding the premises where food is manufactured, prepared, packed, kept or served for the sale of food and conditions regarding how the food is served.
Sale of Food Application Form

Slaughterhouse
Licencing and compliance of a slaughterhouse or place for slaughtering stock under the Slaughtering Act 1913 is managed by the Waste and Environment section of Council
Slaughterhouse Application Form

Sale of Tobacco
Sale of Tobacco 2004 regulates the sale of tobacco products, to provide a smoke free environment and for related purposes
Sale of Tobacco Application Form

Public Health Act 2010 (NSW)
The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development have advised that the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) becomes applied Norfolk Island law from early 2018.

Recent changes to the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) affected private water suppliers. Private water suppliers are anyone who supplies drinking water in the course of a commercial undertaking, where the water is not sourced from a water utility. Norfolk Island does not have a reticulated water supply meaning that all commercial operators are private water suppliers. For example cafes, restaurants, tourist accommodation, ice manufacturers and water carters.

Among other things, the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) regulates the use of public swimming pools and spas, legionella control and skin penetration.

Until it is formally applied to Norfolk Island, Council is using Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) as a guide for drinking water, use of public swimming pools and spas, legionella control and skin penetration.
New South Wales Health

The following Norfolk Island legislation apply to Norfolk Island and include matters regarding public health:

  •     Public Health Act 1996
  •     Health Act 1913 (septic tanks, water quality, etc)
  •     Health Regulations
  •     Environment Act 1990