Public Health Act – Stage 5 Implementation

Published on:
Tuesday, 26 March, 2024
Emergency Management

The State Government announced that Part 5 of Public Health Act will come into effect on the 4 June 2024. This means that the Local Governments must prepare their local public health plans within 24 months, of this date. More information is provided in this information sheet. The Department of Health has committed to provide updates and conduct appropriate stakeholder engagement to ensure a collaborative and informed approach to implementation. WALGA is working with the State Government to secure support and guidance for the sector.

For further information on public health policies, environmental health regulations, licensing, and local government reporting and registration you can visit the Department of Health Public Health Act webpage or email

For information about public health planning visit the Department of Health public health planning for local government webpage or email

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