Housing Consultation Summary

This review has determined the public health risks associated with housing should continue to be regulated


As part of the implementation of the Public Health Act 2016 in WA, the Department of Health (DOH) has reviewed the State health legislation related to housing. The DOH is involved in housing through the following pieces of legislation:

  • Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911, Part V, Division 1 – Houses unfit for occupation
  • Health (Laundries and Bathrooms) Regulations 1971
  • Sewerage (Lighting, Ventilation and Construction) Regulations 1971

Consultation Summary

This review has determined the public health risks associated with housing should continue to be regulated under the framework provided by the Public Health Act and the Minister for Health has approved the development of new regulations. Details of the consultation summary can be viewed on the Regulation Review webpage.

Next Steps

Drafting instructions for new regulations are to be provided to Parliamentary Counsel. Any questions should be directed to this email.