The Environmental Health and Local Laws unit protects and improves public health and community safety. Read our local laws. 

We inspect, monitor, educate and regulate to monitor our facilities and immediate environment and make Bendigo a great place to live. 

All local accommodation businesses and beauty, hair and skin penetration businesses are inspected and registered to ensure public health and safety. 

We can help you to negotiate unreasonable noise in your neighbourhood and issue permits for the septic tank and waste water systems. We maintain our air quality by educating and monitoring the effects of residential heating and smoke from wood heaters. 

We enforce guidelines for living in temporary accommodation on building sites, monitor lakes and waterways for blue-green algae and control pests on Council land. 

We conduct routine inspections of all public pools, spas and associated facilities across the municipality to check water quality and provide for the safe disposal of syringes at Sharpsafe collection and disposal centres. 

Public Health Act registration certificates

If you have a registered public health business and need a copy of your current Public Health Act registration certificate you may request one by:

Once our office has received both application form and payment, a copy of your certificate will be issued.  This may take up to 5 days to process.

Contact us

For more information about environmental health please contact our office on 1300 002 642 or [email protected]

What happens when a customer lodges a nuisance complaint with our office? Here's a guide to a nuisance investigation procedure.

We welcome your feedback.

Did you know you can log requests online?

This includes several bin requests such as missed bins, footpath maintenance, tree inspections and general requests. Visit our make a request page.

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