King Island Council - Tasmania
King Island Council - Tasmania
PO Box 147, Currie
King Island TAS 7256
Ph: 03 6462 9000
Fax: 03 6462 1313

Health Services


Food Inspections

By law all premises, food vans and anywhere that food is manufactured, prepared, packed, stored or sold must be registered with the Council. As part of the registration, each registered food outlet must be inspected by a Health Inspector appointed by Council. The Inspector checks on food storage, temperature control, food protection, cleanliness of utensils and equipment, refuse storage, labelling of foods and personal hygiene of staff. The condition of the building is also checked to ensure that it complies with the relevant regulations.

Food Sampling

For each type of food sold, there is a prescribed standard for the type of ingredients and additives which are permitted. The inspector may take a number of food samples from different premises, and submit them for analysis. Those premises whose samples do not comply with the standards may be prosecuted.

Online Food Safety Course

For the public to be confident that the food they purchase is of suitable quality, and is safe to eat, it is imperative that food handlers have the necessary knowledge and skills.
King Island Council has an agreement in place with Environmental Health Australia to provide a nationally recognised online food safety course. The course is free, and is easy to access.

Log on to sign up, and away you go.

This course can be undertaken by anyone with involvement or interest in handling food for public consumption including restaurant and take-away providers, retailers and wholesalers, market stallholders and canteen cuisine.
The course can be completed in stages, or all at once. It is entirely up to the individual, as to what pace they wish to complete the course. Good luck and bon appetit!

If you have any questions in regard to the course, please do not hesitate to contact the King Island Council.

Telephone 03 6462 9000.


Immunisations which are regularly available on King Island include:
Whooping Cough, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Immunisation is a very important way of preventing the spread of disease in the community. Immunisation clinics are held each month at the King Island District Hospital, for more details please contact the Council on 6462 0200.

Recommended Immunisation Schedule

Age Due

Disease/s Prevented

2 Months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough; Polio; Hib (Meningitis, Epiglottitis, Cellulitis), Hepatitis B (for those born after May '00).

4 Months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough; Polio;Hib (Meningitis, Epiglottitis, Cellulitis)

6 Months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough; Polio;Hib (Meningitis, Epiglottitis, Cellulitis)

12 Months

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

18 Months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough;Hib (Meningitis, Epiglottitis, Cellulitis)

4-5 Years

(Usually pre-school entry or Kinder) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough; PolioMeasles, Mumps, Rubella

11-12 years

(Usually grade 6) Hepatitis B (Course of 2 doses)

15 years

(Usually grade 10) Diphtheria, Tetanus

Funded Influenza Immunisation Schedule for Tasmania, 2010

6 months to <3  First year of vaccination  2 doses  1 month 
   Subsequent years 1 dose   
 3-9 years First year of vaccination  2 doses  1 month 
   Subsequent years 1 dose   
 9-64 years First year onwards  1 dose   
 Aboriginal people aged 15 years and over First year onwards  1 dose   
 Pregnant women During pregnancy  1 dose   
 Non-Aboriginal people over 65 years and over First year onwards  1 dose   

Communicable Diseases

Communicable diseases are diseases that can be spread from one person to another. Diseases such as cholera or typhoid require quick and thorough investigation. This usually involves the collection of specimens for laboratory analysis, removal and disposal of infectious materials,
Communicable diseases are spread in a number of ways such as through air or body fluids. For this reason premises such as acupuncturists and body piercing premises are inspected to ensure correct hygiene and sterilisation techniques are carried out by the operators. Swimming pools and spas are also regularly tested for both chemical and microbiological standards.

Household Waste Treatment

Council officers will supervise the installation and alteration of septic systems in unsewered areas. The disposal of human waste can be particularly hazardous to public health as it may carry communicable diseases.

Consumer/Resident Complaints

Do you have a complaint concerning the following?
Suspect Food
Poor Food Handling
Environmental Complaints:
Air Pollution
Noise Pollution
Water Pollution
Litter Control
Garbage Disposal
Contraventions of Council Bylaws

Then please do not hesitate to call Council on 03 6462 9000.

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