Public Health

Good public health relies on us building community wellbeing and supporting our communities to live healthy and active lifestyles.

Immunisation

The Eastern Health Authority provides immunisation programs on behalf of the City of Unley such as the National Immunisation program, School Based Immunisation program, and Worksite Immunisations.

The immunisation timetable for the City of Unley is available below. Please be advised that due to high demand for immunisation services, some of the drop-in clinics available may become full prior to closing time. When this occurs, a sign informing clients that the clinic is at capacity will be displayed and advice will be provided regarding alternative venues for immunisation.

The Eastern Health Authority staff can respond to your enquiries and assist with professional advice on a variety of immunisation matters.

Eastern Health Authority (EHA)
Phone 8132 3600
Visit the EHA website
  • Immunisation Services

    Immunisation is available against:

    • Poliomyelitis
    • Whooping cough
    • Tetanus
    • Diphtheria
    • Measles Mumps and rubella
    • Hepatitis 'A'
    • Hepatitis 'B'
    • Haemophilus influenzae b
    • Varicella (chickenpox) and meningococcal C (for specific age groups)
    • iIvasive pneumococcal disease


    Serum available:

    • Diphtheria
    • Whooping cough
    • Tetanus
    • Measles, mumps and rubella
    • Polio
    • Hib
    • Hepatitis 'A'
    • Hepatitis 'B'
    • Varicella
    • Meningococcal C
    • 7-Valent pneumococcal
  • Documentation Requirements

    It is essential that your child's Blue Book and Medicare Card is brought to each immunisation clinic for accurate record purposes. To enquire about vaccinations for overseas travel, please consult your doctor.

    To make sure your child is vaccinated correctly for their age, use the Department of Human Services' Immunisation Calculator. The calculator is an online tool designed to assist parents and immunisation providers with vaccination catch-up advice for children under seven on the Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule (ASVS). View the Immunisation Calculator.

    If you require further information about diseases and what measures the City of Unley takes, please visit Public Health and Safety.

  • Immunisation Program

    For immunisation and bookings, please visit the Eastern Health Authority website or phone 8132 3600It is essential that your child's Blue Book and Medicare Card are brought to each immunisation clinic to assist with accurate recording.

Environmental Health

Our Environmental Health Team is responsible for administering legislative requirements under the following acts:
  • South Australian Public Health Act 2011, and subordinate codes and regulations
  • Food Act 2001, Food Regulations 2002, and Food Safety Standards
  • Supported Residential Facilities Act 1992, and Regulations
The Environmental Health Team also works in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on matters concerning noise, dust and stormwater pollution. As part of the administration of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011, Environmental Health Officers regulate the following items.
  • Public Swimming Pools & Spas

    Public pools and spas pose potential health risks if not properly maintained. Disease causing organisms live and multiply in pool water that has not been properly treated and can result in eye, ear, skin and intestinal infection. Inadequate chemical balance of pool water can also cause skin rashes and conjunctivitis.

    Council's Environmental Health Section inspects public pools and spas ensuring that they are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011, the South Australian Public Health (General) Regulations 2013 and Standard for the Operation of Swimming Pools and Spa Pools in South Australia – revised 2013.

    When inspecting public swimming pools, Environmental Health Officers look at a variety of requirements including:

    • The pool must be fitted with an automatic doser
    • The levels of disinfectant, pH & alkalinity
    • Regular testing
    • Operators knowledge


    To view fact sheets and legislation regarding Public Swimming Pools and Spas visit the 
    SA Health Website.

     
  • High Risk Manufactured Water Systems (HRMWS)

    Information is available to owners and operators responsible for the control of legionella in High Risk Manufactured Water Systems; particularly cooling water systems, and warm water systems.

    High Risk Manufactured Water Systems must be operated and maintained in accordance with the South Australian Public Health Act (Legionella) Regulations 2013, the Australian and New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS 3666) and the Guidelines for the Control of Legionella.

    A key role of Council in relation to HRMWS and legionella control includes annual registration and inspection in accordance with the above legislation of all registered systems within the City of Unley.

    For more information regarding the control of Legionella visit the SA Health Website.

     
  • Hairdressing, Beauty & Skin Penetration

     

    All hairdressing salons, skin penetration operators and beauty salons are required to operate in a safe and hygienic manner. The guidelines, which can be found below, are designed to provide best practice information to ensure safe and hygienic premises and procedures.

    To view the Hairdressing Standards and Skin Penetration guidelines visit the SA Health Website.

Regional Public Health Plan

The Cities of Unley and Mitcham have committed to a regional approach to planning for the public health and wellbeing of their communities. The Living Well Plan sets directions for promoting community health in the region, and considers Council functions which influence health and the role of local government as the local ‘Public Health Authority’ under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011.