Public health and safety

We investigate public health issues such as residential noise, odour, and light emissions affecting your health, asbestos, and pest control.



Asbestos is present in many structures built before 1990, but it is safe if it is left undisturbed.

food safety
Contact our team if you have food safety concerns with a businesses within Darebin.
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Most commonly reported complaints about lighting can be due to poor installation of lighting on commercial and domestic properties.

Learn what you can do about noise disturbances, and what powers are legislated for Council and other authorities to respond with.
Council's Health Officer's may assist where there is residential odour that impacts your health.
pest control
Council provide information on pest control for rats, mice, cockroaches, bees and wasps.
woodheater smoke
How to operate wood heaters to reduce smoke, and what to do if you are affected by a neighbour's wood smoke.
syringe disposal
Learn how to safely dispose of syringes, pen needles and lancets.
If you believe that a business is breaching tobacco laws, you may contact us to make a complaint.