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  • Draft strategies for advance care planning awareness raising, training and education consultation

    Advance care planning (ACP) is an ongoing discussion between you, your loved ones and your health care professionals. It involves learning about the different choices available and choosing the type of medical care that is best for you. An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a... More
    Closed 23 October 2020
  • Road Testing the Revised Advance Health Directive

    An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a legal document that enables an individual to make decisions now about the treatment they would want, or not want, to receive if they became sick or injured and were incapable of communicating their wishes. More information on the current Western... More
    Closed 23 October 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
    Closed 12 October 2020
  • WA Men's Health and Wellbeing Policy: Annual Check-Up

    The Western Australian Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy (the Policy ) was launched in Men’s Health Week 2019 (10-16 June). The purpose of the Policy is to provide direction to the WA health system and its partners to deliver strategies to improve the physical, mental, social and emotional... More
    Closed 25 September 2020
  • Statutory Review of the Western Australian Tobacco Products Control Act 2006

    Robust legislation is the cornerstone of tobacco control. Western Australia (WA) has had comprehensive tobacco legislation in place since 1990, and along with complementary Commonwealth legislation, it has played an important part in bringing down the prevalence of smoking among Western... More
    Opened 25 September 2020
  • Revised Western Australian Advance Health Directive Consultation Survey

    An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a legal document in which an individual may indicate whether they consent or refuse particular medical treatments in particular circumstances. More information on the current Western Australian (WA) AHD template is available for background information.... More
    Closed 4 September 2020
  • 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
    Closed 31 August 2020
  • Registration: Health Professionals Workshop for the Revised WA Advance Health Directive

    Workshop details Date: Wednesday 26 August 2020 Time: 7.30am to 9.30am. Registration and breakfast from 7.00am Venue: Telethon Speech and Hearing - Head Office, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley If you can not attend on this day, there is a workshop open... More
    Closed 24 August 2020
  • Registration: Regional consumer and carer workshops for the revised WA Advance Health Directive

    Workshop details Date: Tuesday 25 August 2020 Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm Afternoon tea will be provided. You may attend at one of the following locations: Albany – venue to be advised Broome Community Resource Centre - 40 Dampier Terrace, Broome Denmark... More
    Closed 21 August 2020
  • Registration: Open Workshop for the Revised WA Advance Health Directive – Open to All Individuals

    Workshop details Date: Monday 24 August 2020 Time: 1.00am to 3.00pm. Registration and lunch from 12.30pm Venue: The Rise, 28 Eighth Ave, Maylands Workshops are also being held for specific target groups including: ... More
    Closed 20 August 2020
  • Registration: Consumers and Carers Workshop for the Revised WA Advance Health Directive

    Workshop details Date: Monday 17 August 2020 Time: 9.30am to 11.30am. Registration and breakfast from 9.00am Venue: Seminar Room - Milroy Lodge, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park If you can not attend on this day, there is a ... More
    Closed 13 August 2020
  • Registration: Aged Care Sector Workshop for the Revised WA Advance Health Directive

    Workshop details Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020 Time: 9.30am to 11.30pm. Registration and breakfast from 9.00am Venue: Telethon Speech and Hearing - Head Office, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley If you can not attend on this day, there is a workshop open... More
    Closed 13 August 2020
  • 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
  • Evaluation of the National Framework for Action on Dementia 2015 - 2019

    The National Framework for Action on Dementia 2015 – 2019 (the Framework) guides the development and implementation of actions, plans and policies to reduce the risk of dementia and further improve outcomes for people with dementia and their carers. This consultation is a nation-wide... More
    Closed 6 January 2020
  • Housing survey

    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 housing in Western Australia. Please read the discussion paper entitled Managing housing health risks in WA before completing this... More
    Closed 12 December 2019
  • Pesticides Regulation Discussion Paper

    Western Australia’s (WA) public health legislation has undergone a change to a more risk-based approach as part of an overall process of modernising the regulatory structure of public health. There are existing public health regulations that need to be considered in the development of new... More
    Closed 28 October 2019
  • 2018-2019 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
    Closed 25 October 2019
  • Mapping of Community Based Health Services for Respiratory Conditions in Western Australia

    The Respiratory Health Network is undertaking a mapping exercise to identify all community based services currently available for patients who have a chronic respiratory condition or are at risk of developing a chronic respiratory condition. For the purposes of this survey, a community... More
    Closed 18 October 2019
  • 2018-2019 Local Government Public Health Act Optional Reporting

    The 2018/2019 Local Government optional reporting is designed to assist the WA Department of Health with the Regulation Review Program that is currently being undertaken as part of the Public Health Act 2016 implementation. The consultation is based on activities undertaken during the 2018/2019... More
    Closed 18 October 2019
  • A new regulatory framework for drinking water in Western Australia

    The key focus of this consultation is to obtain feedback on the most effective option to manage the public health risks associated with the supply of drinking water in Western Australia (WA). Please read the discussion paper on “ A new regulatory framework for drinking water in Western... More
    Closed 10 September 2019
  • HIV Integrated Case Management Program WA Guidelines Consultation 2019

    The Integrated Case Management Program (ICMP) in Western Australia provides a management approach for health professionals to support people with HIV who are identified to be a high risk for HIV transmission to other people. The focus of this consultation is to obtain feedback on the... More
    Closed 4 September 2019
  • WA Cancer Plan - Cancer Control Consultation

    The WA Department of Health is currently developing the WA Cancer Plan 2020 – 2025. This Plan builds on the previous plan and will provide strategic direction for Western Australia to achieve a well-coordinated, consumer focussed cancer care system. Importantly, this plan will also address... More
    Closed 30 August 2019
  • Climate Health WA Inquiry

    In March 2019, the Hon Roger Cook, Minister for Health, announced an inquiry into the impacts of climate change on health in Western Australia (WA). The Climate Health WA Inquiry will be conducted over several months and includes an opportunity to provide written submissions. The... More
    Closed 30 August 2019
  • Offensive Trades 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 offensive trades in Western Australia (WA). Please read the discussion paper entitled Managing public health risks associated with offensive... More
    Closed 31 July 2019
  • Air-handling and water systems regulation review

    The key focus of this review is to obtain feedback on the most effective option for managing the public health risks associated with commercial air-handling (e.g. cooling towers) and warm water systems in Western Australia (WA). Cooling towers and warm water systems can be... More
    Closed 31 July 2019
  • Draft Implementation Plan One 2019-2021

    You are invited to review and provide feedback on the draft Implementation Plan One 2019-2021 (Implementation Plan One). Implementation Plan One aims to guide implementation of the WA End-of-life and Palliative Care Strategy 2018-2028 (Strategy) at both a state... More
    Closed 19 July 2019
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