Environmental public health means the ways the environment can impact people’s health. This includes past, present and potential pollution and waste. 

EPA is responsible for environmental public health in Victoria: 

  • We give advice about environmental public health risks. 
  • We help people access complex scientific information about environmental public health. 
  • We respond to health queries about pollution and waste. 

Some environmental public health issues we deal with include: 

We also give advice to environmental health experts, including to councils overseeing clean up of illegal drug lab sites.

We don’t provide information about human diseases and other health matters. That’s the role of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Find out more about public health issues related to pollution and waste

Reviewed 28 April 2022