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.



Physician user guide – National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry

This user guide is intended to guide you through the key steps involved in registering as a user of the National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry portal, and using the registry to notify diagnoses of occupationally caused or exacerbated silicosis or other respiratory diseases.