New draft Public and Environmental Health Regulations to modernise the laws that protect public health and safety in the Territory are being presented for public and industry consultation.

These regulations will address today's public health risks and replace a range of antiquated regulations that dealt with issues from early last century that are no longer relevant.

Updates to provisions relating to mosquito control; wastewater management; commercial visitor accommodation; hairdressing, beauty therapy and body art are all included, while outdated regulations such as barbers requiring to hold a certificate confirming they do not have tuberculosis, are to be repealed.

The Regulations will also improve wastewater management including wastewater recycling systems, secondary treatment plants, self-certification of onsite waste water systems and septic tanks. An information sheet is attached for your convenience.

To reduce red tape, guidelines will be made available on the Department of Health website to assist businesses with meeting the new regulatory requirements.

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to view the draft Public and Environmental Regulations by visiting the Department of Health website » or attend one of the public information sessions in:

Alice Springs

Gumtree Room


Alice Springs Resort

Monday 9th December 2013 2:00pm and 6:30pm


Red Building Room 6.1.03

Charles Darwin University

Ellengowan Drive, Brinkin

Wednesday 11th December 2013 6:30pm

For further information and to register your interest in attending a public information session, or to book a private meeting, please call 1800 095 646.

Comments will be accepted until 27 December 2013