Flinders Council's role in Evnviromental Health on the islands include the following areas. For further information contact Flinders Council's Development Services Officer on 03 6359 5001.
Council provides free "in -school" immunisation programs for school children.
e.g. Septic tank installation, operation and maintenance.
Flinders Council maintains food safety within the community through issuing food premises and temporary food licences, food premise audits, food handler training, food sampling, and investigation into food complaints.
Download food premises & temporary food licence application forms:
Council's Development Services is available to discuss and investigate any Public Health and Environmental complaint.
The Development Services Officer investigates cases of notifiable disease, and regulated activities that have the potential to impact on public health (e.g. swimming pools, ear piercing etc.)
Biosecurity is the protection of industries, the environment and public well-being, health, amenity and safety from the negative impacts of pests, diseases and weeds. Bringing animals to Flinders Island is regulated by Tasmania State animal biosecurity regulations. Flinders Island has special additional requirements for the importation of cattle, goats and camalids (including alpacas) even from Tasmania.
Please see the DPIWE biosecurity page for further information - www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Cats moving to Flinders
It is highly recommended that all cats coming to the island are to be desexed.