Improving health in WA

About the Public Health Act 2016

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These Acts will repeal much of the outdated Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 (external site) and are designed to better protect and promote the health of all Western Australians.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.

Regulation review program

Frequently asked questions

Staged implementation of the Public Health Act 2016

Local government enforcement agencies

A number of resources have been developed to assist enforcement agencies to prepare for the implementation of the new Act. These include:

Interim State Public Health Plan

Crown authorities

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