Health & Safety

Council doesn’t run traditional health services like hospitals, but we play a role in the health, safety and wellbeing of people in Penrith. We enforce various regulations relating to safety of food, road use, buildings, backyard pools, recreational water quality and much more. We work with local businesses, police and others to address issues such as anti-social behaviour. We help people make healthy lifestyle choices, provide facilities that encourage healthy lifestyles and advocate for the health needs of our community.

Emergencies

Who to contact in an emergency including natural disasters like bushfires, floods and major storms...

Building Safety and Asbestos

Find out about the fire safety and other requirements for buildings, and safe handling of asbestos...

Community Safety

Many of our services support community safety, and we work with local agencies and businesses to improve safety around the City...

Pool and Spa Safety

If you have a backyard swimming pool or spa you need to be aware of what the law requires including fencing and registration...

Road Safety

Council works with a range of local and regional organisations, as well as the Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police to improve safety and awareness on our roads...

Food Safety

We play an active role in protecting the health of our community by making sure the 700+ local food businesses follow high standards...

Other Health Safety

See information on immunisations, skin penetration services and mosquito control...

Annual Fire Safety Statement Program

Owners of certain buildings have an obligation under Clause 177 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 to submit Annual Fire Safety Statements to Council and Fire and Rescue once a year.