The Public Health Act 2016 (new Act) (external site), together with the supporting Public Health (Consequential Provisions) Act 2016 (external site), are now law in Western Australia.
These Acts will repeal much of the outdated Health Act 1911 (external site) and are designed to better protect and promote the health of all Western Australians.
As there is a significant amount of work required to transition to the new regulatory framework, the Acts will be progressively introduced over the next 3 to 5 years. The timeline for implementation outlines five key stages to the implementation of the new Acts.
Frequently asked questions
Implementation of the Public Health Act 2016
Local government enforcement agencies
A number of resources are being developed to assist enforcement agencies to prepare for the implementation of the new Act. These include: