Population Health
Public Health Unit

About Us

The Public Health Unit is responsible for protecting the health of people who live, work in or visit South Western Sydney Local Health District.

We are focused on protecting people from diseases and ill-health through control of communicable diseases and environmental health risks. Our programs include:

  • Surveillance, monitoring and control of communicable diseases
  • Immunisation advice and programs including the School Immunisation Program
  • Control of environmental health hazards and assessment of environmental health risks
  • Tobacco control and smoke-free environment compliance
  • Public health emergency planning and management
  • Applied epidemiology and public health research

South Western Sydney LHD Catchment Area

The Public Health Unit is responsible for an area of greater Sydney covered by Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee local government areas. The estimated population in South Western Sydney in 2012 was 887,902.

Annual Report 2014/15
Find a link to our annual report here.

Business Plan 2017/18
Find a link to our current Business Plan here.


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