Outbreaks within Childcare Centres and Family Day Care Settings

The North Coast Public Health Unit is available to assist Childcare Centres and Family Day Care Services with outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health matters.

Directors and staff within childcare centres and family day care settings have responsibilities under the Public Health Act 2010 to report cases of notifiable diseases.  Reporting should be directed to the your nearest local Public Health Unit.

A list of conditions notifiable by Childcare Centres under the Public Health Act 2010 is contained within NSW Health policy Directive

There are a number of other excellent resources available to guide response to outbreaks, notification procedures and the role of the PHU, these include:

Services available at these locations

Port Macquarie

North Coast Public Health – Port Macquarie Office
PO Box 126 (Morton Street)
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Phone 02 6588 2750

F 02 6588 2837


North Coast Public Health – Lismore Office
PO Box 498 (31 Uralba Street)
Lismore NSW 2480

Phone 02 6620 7585

F 02 6620 2552