Department of Health, WA

Welcome to the online consultation hub for the Department of Health, Western Australia.

This hub is a place for you to participate in online consultations in the areas of public health and clinical services, planning for frameworks, policy and guidelines.

Check this page regularly to have your say on consultations that are of interest.

We look forward to your engagement and receiving feedback to improve the way health services are delivered in Western Australia.

Open consultations are displayed below, alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode and interests.



Open Consultations

  • Air-handling Part 2

    Analysis of the consultation responses received by the DOH to the first part of this consultation 'Managing the public health risks associated with cooling towers and warm water systems in WA', determined that there was general agreement from all sectors that any approach should be risk-based... More

    Closes 31 August 2020

  • 2019-2020 Food Act 2008 and Public Health Act 2016 Reporting

    Local Government enforcement agencies are required to report to the Department of Health on their performance of functions under the Food Act 2008 (Food Act) (as required by section 121) and the Public Health Act 2016 (Public Health Act) (as required by section 22). The Food Act reporting... More

    Closes 31 August 2020

Closed Consultations

  • COVID-19 Cancer Patient Experience Survey

    The Department of Health WA would like to gain an understanding of how COVID-19 may have impacted the experience of patients across the cancer care pathway, from diagnosis to treatment, survivorship and end of life. The questions within this survey have been developed by the ... More

    Closed 8 June 2020

  • Lodging House Regulation Review

    The key focus of this review is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the most effective option for the management of public health risks associated with lodging houses in Western Australia. Please read the discussion paper entitled Managing lodging house health risks in Western Australia... More

    Closed 28 April 2020

  • Consultation on the WA Health and Medical Life Sciences Industry Growth Plan 2020-2025

    Objective of the consultation We are interested in hearing from the health and medical life science industry, health service delivery agencies, academic and research institutes, the Western Australian (WA) business community, including investors and entrepreneurs, and government... More

    Closed 10 April 2020

  • Organisational Development Program 2020-2024

    A draft Organisational Development Program has been developed and is open for consultation. All DoH staff are encouraged to review the draft plan and provide feedback. The Program has been developed in response to your feedback in the Minister for Health – Your Voice in Health... More

    Closed 24 February 2020

  • 2020 DoH Policy Essentials Program Nomination Form

    Department of Health’s Policy Essentials Program (PEP) is designed specifically to enhance the skills and capability of our policy officers. Modelled on the very successful Public Sector Commission’s, Policy Essentials Program, the 2020 program will draw on policy... More

    Closed 16 January 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

The Patient Opinion™ Dashboard is intended to display a summary of Patient Opinion™ activity for all WA Health Service Providers. The dashboard displays data that is already publicly available but across several sites. Displaying data in one place as a web page on the HealthyWA website is intended to enable those interested to gain a quick snap shot of Patient Opinion™ activity in WA and guide those interested to more in depth information.

From the 29th of April to the 17th of May 2019 we invited you to provide feedback on a sample Patient Opinion™ Dashboard.

You Said

We received 114 responses to the consultation. Majority of the feedback was positive and included a range of suggestions for further adjustments to the Patient Opinion™ Dashboard.

We Did

In response to your feedback improvements have been made to: clarity of writing, definitions of the terms used by Patient Opinion and explanations of the purpose of the data provided. Patient Opinion™ Dashboard Consultation Report provides lists of all changes made in response to your feedback and areas identified for future improvement.

We Asked

Your feedback about the Public Health Amendment (Immunisation Requirements for Enrolment) Bill 2019. Thank you for your input.

You Said

You provided valuable feedback.

We Did

Your feedback contributed to the Decision Regulatory Impact Statement. This document has now been completed and can be accessed at

The Bill was introduced into Parliament in May 2019.

Any queries can be directed to



We Asked

The WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy was developed to provide direction to the WA health system and its partners to deliver strategies that improve the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of men and boys living in WA.

We asked for feedback on the draft Policy to inform and guide its development.

A series of community consultation forums also occurred from June to August 2018 and provided an opportunity for face-to-face feedback in addition to the online survey.

You Said

A total of 107 responses were received via the online survey from various stakeholders groups. The online survey generated nearly 500 separate comments that were accurately processed, analysed and considered.  

Seventy seven per cent of respondents provided their views in the survey as an individual, with the remainder expressing views on behalf of a group or organisation.

Feedback from respondents showed there was broad support for the Policy’s guiding principles, vision, purpose, goals, priority populations and areas for action.

The feedback highlighted a variety of other priority population groups to consider for possible inclusion in the Policy, the need for a condensed version of the document and the importance of implementation and monitoring.

We Did

Health Networks re-drafted the Policy to incorporate the consultation feedback with guidance from the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy Reference Group.

The Policy was launched in Men’s Health Week (10-16 June 2019). A copy of the Policy and a Summary Document is available from

Thank you to everyone interested in men’s health who participated in the consultation of the draft WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy.

For further information on the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy, please contact Health Networks on 9222 0200 or email