Environmental health

The physical, chemical and biological environment we live in affects our wellbeing. Clean drinking water, good hygiene, effective pest and disease control, and good housing is important to our overall health. Find out what we’re doing to improve environmental health in Australia.

About environmental health

The environment we live and work in affects our health. Learn more about environmental health.

What we're doing

We work on policies and programs that aim to improve and maintain Australia’s environmental health.

Climate and health

Learn about how our changing climate affects our health through rising heat and changing rainfall patterns.

Occupational dusts

Learn about what we're doing to prevent and detect occupational dust disease.



Agency guide – NORDR

This document provides a guide on the reports available to States and Territories in the Agency Portal, and how to navigate the agency reports.