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Public health


The Environment and Health team at Auburn City Council aim to provide a safe and healthy local environment which meets both the needs and expectations of the local community, and to deliver and regulate public health in a manner which minimises risks to community health.

Minimising Public Health Risks

Auburn City Council is committed to educational and regulatory activities associated with minimising public health risks. These activities include coordinating plans, procedures and infrastructure for the prevention of, preparation for and response to, health related hazards within the Auburn Local Government Area.

This will be achieved by:

  • the inspection and enforcement of regulation and education of food operators and premises within the Auburn area
  • the conducting of Food Handler Seminars
  • inspections of various premises and installations related to the control of disease such as boarding houses, brothels, skin penetration premises, barbers, beauty salons, hairdressers, massage parlours and mortuaries
  • Carrying out inspections on septic systems and public swimming pools and spas 

Further information regarding Public Health can also be obtained from NSW Health website.  

Smoke Free Environment

The Smoke Free Environment Act 2000 bans smoking in various outdoor public areas including:
  • Within 10 meters of children’s play equipment in outdoor public places
  • Public Swimming pools
  • Public transport stops and terminals including Rail platforms, Bus stops Taxi Ranks and ferry wharves
  • Spectator areas of sports grounds during organised sporting events
  • Within 4 Metres of a pedestrian entrance or exit from a public building
In addition, from 6 July 2015 smoking is not permitted in a commercial outdoor dining
area, being: 
  • a seated dining area
  • within 4 metres of a seated dining area on licensed premises, restaurant or café
  • within 10 metres of a food fair stall.
This includes the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and water pipes.
Breaches of these bans can incur on the spot fines of $300. If you think a smoking ban has been broken or would like further information regarding smoke free requirements please contact NSW Health Tobacco Information Line on 1800 357 412 or visit the NSW Health website. 

Forms & Guidelines

NSW Food Authority Temporary Food Outlet Guidelines.pdfNSW Food Authority Temporary Food Outlet Guidelines
Regulated Premises Registration Form.pdfRegulated Premises Registration Form
Temporary Food Outlet Application 2015-16.pdfTemporary Food Outlet Application 2015-16
Temporary Public Health Outlet Application Form.pdfTemporary Public Health Outlet Application Form
Water Cooling System (Cooling Tower) Registration Form.pdfWater Cooling System (Cooling Tower) Registration Form