Public Health

Public Health is regulated by the Waste and Environment section of Council who are responsible for the following areas:

Sale of Food
Council undertake inspections and issue licences to any business for the sale of food. Under the Sale of Food Act 1950 there are certain conditions regarding the premises where food is manufactured, prepared, packed, kept or served for the sale of food and conditions regarding how the food is served.
Sale of Food Application Form

Licencing and compliance of a slaughterhouse or place for slaughtering stock under the Slaughtering Act 1913 is managed by the Waste and Environment section of Council
Slaughterhouse Application Form

Sale of Tobacco
Sale of Tobacco 2004 regulates the sale of tobacco products, to provide a smoke free environment and for related purposes
Sale of Tobacco Application Form

Public Health Act 2010 (NSW)
The Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) was applied to Norfolk Island law in 2018.

The Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) affects private water suppliers on Norfolk Island. Private water suppliers are anyone who supplies drinking water in the course of a commercial undertaking, where the water is not sourced from a water utility. Norfolk Island does not have a reticulated water supply meaning that all commercial operators are considered private water suppliers. For example: cafes, restaurants, tourist accommodation, ice manufacturers and water carters.

The Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) also regulates the use of public swimming pools and spas, legionella control and skin penetration.

The following Norfolk Island legislation apply to Norfolk Island and include matters regarding public health:

  •     Public Health Act 1996
  •     Health Act 1913 (septic tanks, water quality, etc)
  •     Health Regulations
  •     Environment Act 1990

For more information on and NSW private water supply guidelines visit link

For more information in relation to public health legislation applicable to on Norfolk Island contact Customer Care on +6723 22244 or customercare [at] (subject: Public%20Health%20Enquiry)