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Public health and welfare

The Borough of Queenscliffe is responsible for a number of services that promote, protect and provide public health initiatives and services within the community.

The Environmental Health Officer's role is to fulfil Council's statutory obligations and health performance objectives as set out in the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and the Council Plan.

Council manages requests with regard to food premises (fixed, temporary and mobile) registration, health premises registration (accommodation, hairdressers and beauty establishments), swimming pools and spas, nuisance complaints, Tobacco Act education, septic tank systems, communicable diseases and emergency management.

Council's Environmental Health Officer is available to provide advice around these areas and is also responsible for surveillance and investigating complaints.

 

Thunderstorm asthma season: 1 October to 31 December 2019

The grass pollen season is upon us and that brings an increase in asthma and hay fever. It also brings the chance of epidemic thunderstorm asthma.

Epidemic thunderstorm asthma events are thought to be triggered by a unique combination of high grass pollen levels and a certain type of thunderstorm with strong winds, causing a large number of people to develop asthma symptoms over a short period of time.

Epidemic thunderstorm asthma events don't happen every year but when they do, they happen during grass pollen season, which is normally from October through December.

The Victorian Government have introduced a specific thunderstorm asthma website that includes information, forecasting and toolkits to help you be best prepared this summer.