Environmental Health

Aurukun has two Environmental Health/Animal Control Officers. They can be contacted on 0447 159 759 with any environmental health enquiries or concerns.

Environmental health encompasses food safety, disease and pest control, waste management, and many other related activities. The main role for the Aurukun Environmental Health officers is to monitor household rubbish and town waste, train people how to maintain their properties appropriately from a waste perspective, be alerted when there are vector control issues such as mosquito-borne disease and manage potential impact together with Queensland Health, monitor any food outlets (kitchen hygiene, fridge thermostat control) and other duties as they become apparent.