Find out what Council does in helping to prevent and investigate disease outbreaks so that the whole community can stay well
How we manage public health in the community
Council has a responsibility to prevent and investigate disease outbreaks in the community.
We achieve this through a range of measures, including:
Food safety measures
Monitoring of public pools and wastewater
Investigating food poisoning incidents
Secondary school immunisations
Council conducts 3 immunisation sessions at all secondary schools in Moorabool every year. We distribute an information package with letters and immunisation consent cards to parents.
Recommended vaccines for high school students:
Year 7 (12-13 years) Secondary School Students
Year 10 Secondary School Students
Council holds all immunisation records.
Find out more about schedules and vaccine eligibility.
Read the latest State Government information on schools' immunisation program.
Infants (6 weeks to 6 years) can get free immunisations from your local GP.
Our Maternal and Child Health (M&CH) service plays a very important role in promoting the importance of immunisation. We can help with schedules and ensuring the child’s immunisations are up-to-date.
Our Environmental Health Unit promotes the importance of immunisation among local health professionals to ensure early childhood vaccination rates are above the State average.
Public swimming pools and spas
We test public swimming pools and spas to ensure they meet the requirements of the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009.
Read how to maintain a pool in the Pool Operators Handbook.
A notifiable disease is generally an infectious disease, which is confirmed by your GP or hospital.
Council will then be notified to contact you to begin the investigation. This may involve an interview to determine the source of the disease or to locate the place of infection.
We conduct tests to ensure that tobacco retailers are not selling their products to anyone under the age of 18. To file a complaint, call the Environmental Health Unit on (03) 5366 7100.
Read the Tobacco Retailers' Guide about the laws regarding the sale of tobacco.
Tobacco bans on outdoor areas and dining
Residents are reminded that smoking is prohibited in the following spaces:
Within 4 metres of an entrance to a children’s indoor play centre
Around public hospitals, registered community health centres, and certain Victorian Government buildings
In outdoor areas where children and young people go for recreational and sporting activities
In outdoor areas at hospitality and food venues used for eating food
Read more about the rules governing outdoor smoking:
Call the Tobacco Information Line on 1300 136 775.