Environmental Health

Environmental Health is a key component of Public Health. The National Environmental Health Strategy defines Environmental Health as those aspects of human health determined by the physical, chemical, biological and social factors in the environment.  The practice of Environmental Health covers the assessment, correction, control and prevention of environmental factors that can adversely affect health as well as the enhancement of those aspects of the environment that improve human health.

The Environmental Health team work closely with the community, Local Councils, other Government Departments and the Environmental Health Branch of the Ministry of Health to maintain a safe and healthy environment.

The Environmental Health team comprises of two (2) Senior Environmental Health Officers (SEHOs) and three (3) Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) located in both Port Macquarie and Lismore offices of the North Coast Public Health Unit.

The Port Macquarie Office serves the local Council areas of Hastings, Kempsey, Nambucca, Bellingen and Coffs Harbour City. The Lismore Office serves the local Council areas of Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Kyogle, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley.

NSW Public Health Unit Telephone Access Line 1300 066 055 (bh).

For urgent after hours enquires in relation to Environmental Health please phone 0428 882 805.

Services available at these locations

Port Macquarie

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

Phone 02 6588 2750
Fax 02 6588 2837

For after hours emergencies phone
0428 882 805 (Environmental Health)


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

Phone 02 6620 7585
Fax 02 6620 7552

For after hours emergencies phone
0428 882 805 (Environmental Health)