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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Northern Territory Aboriginal environmental health program

 

Overview

The Aboriginal environmental health program was established by the Northern Territory government to help Indigenous communities develop and maintain healthy, clean living standards and combat the spread of infectious diseases (e.g. diarrhoeal, acute respiratory and skin infections). The program has environmental health officers working in Darwin and the four regional areas of Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs, to assist Indigenous communities in developing and maintaining healthy, clean living conditions, in order to reduce the amount of opportunities for the transmission of disease causing organisms.

The aims of the program include:

Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Government

Contacts

Environmental Health - Greater Darwin Region
2nd Floor Casuarina Plaza
Trower Road
Casuarina NT 0811
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 7377
Fax: (08) 8922 7036
Email:envirohealth@nt.gov.au

Environmental Health - Katherine
Ground Floor O'Keefe House
Katherine Hospital
Katherine NT 0852
PMB 73
Katherine NT 0852
Ph: (08) 8973 9061
Ph:(08) 8973 9062
Fax: (08) 8973 9063
Email:envirohealth@nt.gov.au

Environmental Health - Barkly
Health Development Building
Cnr Schmidt & Windley Streets
Tennant Creek NT 0861
PO Box 346
Tennant Creek NT 0861
Ph: (08) 8962 4302
Fax: (08) 8962 4420
Email:envirohealth@nt.gov.au

Environmental Health - Central Australia
Mwerre House
60 Hartley Street
Alice Springs NT 0871
PO Box 721
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8955 6122
Fax: (08) 8952 5927
Email:envirohealth@nt.gov.au

Environmental Health - East Arnhem
Community Health Building
Endeavour Square
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
PO Box 421
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
Ph: (08) 8987 0440
Ph:(08) 8987 0441
Fax: (08) 8987 0444
Email:envirohealth@nt.gov.au

Environmental Health - Tiwi Islands
Block 4
Royal Darwin Hospital
Casuarina NT 0811
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8198
Fax: (08) 8922 7979
Email:envirohealth@nt.gov.au

Related publications

Territory Health Services (2001)

Environmental health standards for remote communities in the Northern Territory (includes addendum 1).

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Links

 
Last updated: 6 September 2013
 
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