Huon Valley Council, Tasmania
Huon Valley Council, Tasmania

Environmental Health

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Council's Environmental Health Unit performs many roles, being responsible for the assessment and management of risks to public health, safety and wellbeing, as well as providing direction and education to the community. Environmental Health activities covered by Huon Valley Council include:


  • Air Quality Issues
  • Noise nuisances   
  • Environmental Water Quality 
  • Complaints - Council's Environmental Health Officer is available to discuss and investigate public health or environmental complaint.

Public Health

  • Place of Assembly 
  • Rainwater Tanks 
  • School Immunisation Programs
  • Sharps Disposal - Private needle users, such as diabetics, can obtain free sharps containers from Council's Environmental Health Department.


  • Food Handler Training 


  • Food Registration Applications and Information  


  • Food Premises Construction 


  • Food Sampling Programs


  • Food Poisoning Incident Investigation



  • Event Management:

On Site Waste Water

You are required to obtain a special plumbing permit to alter or install a septic tank or on-site waste water system. The application below is required to be completed and forwarded to Council, together with payment of the relevant application fees, so a permit can be issued by the Environmental Health Officer. The document below explains the process required and all the relevant documents that need to be submitted with your application.

Decommissioning of Septic Tanks

When existing premises are connected to the sewer or new septic systems are installed, all redundant septic tank(s) are to be decommissioned in accordance with the instructions contained within this document. This is required so that up-to-date records of the property can be kept by the Huon Valley Council to inform future owners of the location of the decommissioned tank(s) for future building purposes.

Click on the following link for information on how to decommission septic tanks

For further information, please contact Council's Environmental Health Department during normal business hours on (03) 6264 0350