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Environmental Health

We employ a team of 21 staff to deliver Environmental Health and Animal Management services across our communities.

Services include:

  • Animal management
    • manage animal numbers, and animal health 
    • raise community awareness of animal health and wellbeing
    • reduce potential feral animal activity through monitoring and managing of populations
    • engage and deliver veterinary services to all communities.


  • Vet Visit - Council engage a visiting vet twice a year to attend to domestic animals across the region (Specific dates to be advised).


  • Food safety and awareness
    • inspect and monitor food handling, transport and point of sale on commercial operations
    • provide food safety awareness throughout the community.


  •  The Torres Strait Island Regional Council takes food hygiene within our region very seriously. All food businesses and food sellers have obligations and the Torres Strait Island Regional Council is assisting food businesses to meet these obligations by providing free access to this exciting new training tool. This training is available by clicking here.


  • Health promotion
    • provide advice and increase awareness of environmental health issues through education and awareness of hygiene, pest management and waste management.


  • Compliance 
    • assess and monitor local law compliance
    • conduct enforcement action when required
    • monitor waste management
    • monitor drinking water
    • enforce biosecurity legislation.


  • Pest management
    • provide advice and treatments for the control and eradication of pests, including mosquitos, fleas, ticks and feral animals
    • implement the Regional Biosecurity Strategy
    • Implement the Mosquito Management Plan.
We deliver Environmental Health and Animal Management services under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Health Program with funding assistance from the Queensland Government.