Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Public Health Act 2010 (NSW)
Classification Level 3
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
Associated Legislation
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body NSW Ministry of Health
Administrative Name
Administrative Address Physical Address
73 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW
Australia, 2350
Mailing Address
Locked Mail Bag 961
North Sydney NSW
Australia, 2059
Administrative Phone 02 9391 9000
Administrative Email  
Administrative Website http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/phact/pages/default.aspx
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Peter Creamer, Chief Operating Officer
Compliance Coordinator David Schmude, Director UNE Life
Business Units Impacted
  • Facilities Management Service Directorate
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • School of Health
  • School of Rural Medicine
  • UNE Life
  • UNE Medical Centre
Overview An Act to improve the health of the people of NSW through provisions for public health programs for the following purposes - Management of infectious diseases; Immunisation programs for control of vaccine preventable diseases; Controls for operators of air and water handling systems requiring monitoring of quality and intervention where required; Prevention of certain diseases such as Cervical Cancer through the keeping of registers for screening programs; Programs controlling funeral industry activity in the interests of public health; Limitations on sale & advertising of tobacco with the aim to reduce the uptake of smoking within the community; Classification of, and associated policies and procedures for notification and control measures for notifiable diseases (as defined in Schedule 3 of the Act). Schedule 1 of the Act groups medical conditions into 5 categories - requiring varying response & notification points as indicated. The Act defines restricted health services that must only be performed by approved medical practitioners; prescribes procedural matters to promote the safety of drinking water through reporting and provision of public advice re safety status; and provides for the issue, enforcement, duration, and appeal of 'public health orders' in the interests of public health.

The objectives of the Public Health Act 2010 are to:
- Protect and promote public health
- Control the risk to public health
- Promote the control of infectious diseases
- Prevent the spread of infectious diseases
- Recognise the role of local governments in protecting public health


The objective of the Public Health Regulation 2012, made under the Act, is to support the smooth operation of the Public Health Act 2010. The Regulation makes provision for:
installation, operating and maintenance requirements for air-conditioning systems and other regulated systems
- operating requirements for public swimming pools and spa pools
- the issuing of orders to temporarily close down public swimming pools or spa pools, or to take disinfection action, where there is a risk to public health
- requirements for the carrying out of skin penetration procedures and for the premises where such procedures are carried out
- quality assurance programs for suppliers of drinking water
- disease control measures
- the facilities and procedures for the handling of bodies of deceased persons, exhumations, cremations and other matters relating to the disposal of bodies
- the code of conduct for certain health practitioners,
- fees payable in relation to improvement notices, prohibition orders and inspection of premises
- notification and record-keeping requirements
- penalty notice offences.