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  • Prescribed burning in Perth hills

    Smoke haze health warning

    Smoke haze is currently affecting the Perth metropolitan area. It is important to take precautions to avoid exposure to this smoke.

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital

    Fiona Stanley Hospital community open day

    Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) will open its doors to the public on Sunday 19 May from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

  • Father and toddler

    Influenza warning for parents of pre-schoolers

    Parents of Western Australian pre-schoolers are being urged to take advantage of a free influenza vaccination to protect their children from the respiratory virus during the upcoming influenza season.

  • general public providing feedack

    Consultation open for safe access zones

    Western Australians are encouraged to provide feedback on a discussion paper entitled ‘Safe access zones – Proposal for reform in Western Australia’. It explores the value of introducing safe access zones and assesses how an appropriate legislative framework might operate in Western Australia.

  • New national physical activity and sleep guidelines for 5-17 year olds

    The Federal Department of Health has released updated national guidelines to promote healthier and more active children.

  • Young backpacking couple

    Free measles vaccines for adults

    A new adult vaccination program has been announced for Western Australians born in or after 1966 who have not already received two doses of a measles-containing vaccine.

  • Red blotchy measles rash

    Measles alert following a case in City of Bayswater

    Parents of young children in Morley and surrounding suburbs are urged to be alert to the risk of measles following a confirmed measles illness in a baby who visited the Morley Library in the City of Bayswater last week.

  • Mother and daughter splashing at the beach

    Have your say on womens health policy

    Community consultation is open on development of the Western Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Policy.

  • Two people in canoes on the river

    Shellfish and fishing warning for the Swan River: Pelican Point and Matilda Bay to Garrett Road Bridge

    The Department of Health is advising people not to eat fish, crabs or shellfish collected from within the Swan River, extending from Pelican Point and Matilda Bay, upstream to the Garrett Road Bridge.

  • Kids eating lunch at school

    Immunisation requirements for enrolment: Have your say

    Consultation is now open: Western Australian parents and other interested community members are invited to participate in a consultation about proposed legislation to strengthen immunisation requirements when enrolling children into child care services and kindergarten programs, under a No Jab No Play policy.