We do not offer childhood immunisations, but support their importance. Contact your local doctor or Nepean Hospital's Population Health Unit on
For more information about the benefits and risks of immunisation and immunisation standards:
Businesses that do any skin penetration procedures such as tattooing, acupuncture, waxing or piercing are regulated under the NSW Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012.
Read the 2017 Skin Penetration Newsletter (pdf 188kb).
Council is required under clause 32 of the Public Health Regulation 2012 to keep a register of premises in our area where skin penetration procedures are carried out. To register your premises please complete the
Skin Penetration Premises Registration form (accessible pdf 207KB).
There are also basic construction requirements outlined in the
Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, and special requirements for mobile skin penetration businesses. See the
NSW Health website for information.
Council's Environmental Health team regularly inspects local skin penetration businesses to protect public health. Contact us on
Thinking of starting up a mobile skin penetration business? You will need to:
If supplying your own aprons and towels, they should be changed for each client and not reused until they are properly washed. Store dirty linen in a sealed container and preferably in a different section of your vehicle to prevent contamination of clean linen and equipment.
Before you start operating, a mobile skin penetration business needs to undergo a health inspection by their home Council to ensure compliance with the legislation. It will look at structural safety of the mobile unit, equipment to be used, proper infection control
practices, correct waste disposal methods and good hygiene management of staff. If your home Council is not Penrith, a Penrith City Council officer also needs to inspect your business before you can operate in Penrith City - including at temporary or
outdoor events such as festivals, exhibitions or conventions. Please make a copy of the base local government area's inspection report available to us before or at the inspection.
We also need to know:
Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia caused by Legionella Bacteria. Although this bacteria is found naturally in wet environments such as lakes, creeks, rivers and mud, it is the legionella found in the man-made environment that has been linked with causing
Legionnaire’s disease. Man-made environments commonly associated with the disease include warm water systems and cooling towers.
Council is committed to minimising the risks through our Legionella Safety Program.
Businesses that have a regulated system installed on their premises such as a cooling tower or warm water system are regulated under the NSW Public Health Act
2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012.
Council is required under clause 12 of the Regulation to keep a register of premises in our area where a regulated system is installed. Our Environmental Health Team annually inspects over 50 local business premises where regulated systems are installed to protect public health. Contact us on
4732 8055 if you have any questions or concerns.
To register your premises please complete the
Regulated System Premise Registration Form (accessible pdf 180KB).
The occupier of premises at which a water-cooling system or warm-water system is installed must give notice to the person prescribed by the regulations in the approved form and in the manner prescribed by the regulations:
(a) if the system is installed before he or she becomes the occupier, within one month after he or she becomes the occupier, or
(b) if the system is installed after he or she becomes the occupier, within one month after the system is installed.
There are specific requirements under the Public Health Regulation 2012 for the installation (Clause 6), operation (Clause 7) and maintenance (Clause 8) of regulated systems.
More information is available from the NSW Health website
www.health.nsw.gov.au and in the NSW Health document Water – Requirements for the Provisions of Cold and Heated Water.
Mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry are a real threat to human health. Prevention is always best.
For more information about diseases spread by mosquitoes
visit the NSW Health website
During the summer months, avoid going outside after dusk when mosquitoes are most active, or if you go outside:
Inside the home you can:
Some tips to avoid breeding mosquitoes
Mosquito larvae live and breed in small amounts of stagnant water and it only takes 2 to 3 weeks for mature mosquitoes to breed and hatch, so:
If you live on a farm:
The NSW Health Department runs an Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Monitoring Program throughout the state. The
NSW Arbovirus Surveillance and Mosquito Monitoring Website contains a wide range of information on mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease, including statistics.
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