We promote health and wellbeing at a community level and work closely with our industry partners to:

  • coordinate and respond to disease outbreaks
  • provide training and clinical support for immunization programs including school-based vaccination programs
  • coordinate local responses to environmental health risks
  • monitor compliance with public health legislation in relation to food safety and standards, water quality, tobacco control and regulation of drugs and poisons
  • undertake health surveillance to observe health status and disease trends
  • provide specialist public health advice which equips health services and local businesses to effectively plan and implement effective health programs.

You can contact the Public Health Unit by:

You can find out more about communicable diseases such as Australian bat lyssavirus and Rabies Virus Exposure on the Queensland Health website.

The Queensland Health website also has information on:

  • disease prevention in education and care services, including information about exclusion time for contagious conditions and management of gastroenteritis outbreaks
  • immunization, including resources for the immunization schedule in Queensland, the School Immunization Program and Immunization fact sheets in different languages
  • population health data and statistics, including links to cancer and other non-communicable disease clusters, communicable disease surveillance reports and preventive health reports.

Last updated: December 2022