Important Information

If you have trouble downloading or opening any of the below documents or external links, please contact the Development and Regulatory Services Administration Officer on 9285 5000.

A Guide to the Construction of Food Businesses

For information on how to set up a food business, please click the above link. Additional information can be found on the Department of Health website.

Country of Origin Food Labelling

For information on the labelling laws, please click the above link or refer to the Department of Health website.

Food Safety

The number of visitors to Cottesloe is increasing each year hence the safety of food remains a high priority for Environmental Health Services.  Changing lifestyles and the demand for ready prepared food also continues to grow and is evident in the number of gourmet style take away food premises in Cottesloe.

This section provides information on food safety fundamentals, please click the above link.


The Australian Government’s Department of Health has developed an infection control and hygiene program for staff working in aged care. The course is available here   COVID-19 infection control training.  The course is also considered suitable for COVID Safety Marshals.

Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer Quarantine Area

The Quarantine Area for exotic pest Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) has been expanded to include the Town of Cottesloe. There are restrictions on the removal of green waste and PSHB host wood from properties within the quarantine area.  However, green waste can continue to be placed in your FOGO/green waste bin. Should you find signs of PSHB damage or PSHB infestation on your property, please contact the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development on 9368 3080.

Further information can be found by clicking on the heading above or at

WA Plastics Ban

Please click on the above heading to find out more about what items WA businesses can no longer supply and the alternatives available.


Neighbourhood noise is a growing problem. This section is designed to assist residents with their enquiries about unreasonable noise and what can be done. For further information, please click the above link.

Noise Pollution

Wood Smoke 

BURN WISE | Store right, Burn bright, Breathe all right

Check your chimney regularly for smoke whenever your wood heater is operating. Click the above link to visit the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s website.

Fire Pit

Greywater Reuse and Drinking Water

This section provides links to the WA Department of Health's website for information on topics such as Greywater Systems, Rainwater Tanks, Borewater and Drinking Water.


Child Health Services and Immunisations

Residents are able to access a range of child health services provided by the Peppermint Grove Child Health Centre located at The Grove Precinct. For further information, please click the above link.

To access the Department of Health immunisation information page, please click here.

Child Health Services and Immunisations

Child Health Services and Immunisations


Inhaling asbestos fibres may cause asbestos-related disease and death. Houses built before 1990 are likely to contain asbestos cement products. Further information is available at

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Ants (Coastal Brown)

Coastal brown ants are an urban pest and are often seen in lawns and in brick paving which they tend to undermine.

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Coastal brown or big-headed ants


This section provides information on avoiding trouble with bees and the Town of Cottesloe's Local Laws for keeping bees.

If a bee hive is located on private property it is the householder's responsibility.

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European Wasps

The European wasp is considered one of the worst wasps in the world - harmful to people, our outdoor lifestyles and to our horticultural and agricultural industries.

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European Wasps


The Town of Cottesloe carries out ongoing monitoring and management of potential mosquito breeding sites within the Town however individuals also have a responsibility to manage mosquitoes on their property. 

You can reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by:

  • Removing potential mosquito breeding sites (ensure that water has not collected in plastic containers, tarpaulins or buckets, store anything that can hold water undercover and throw out rubbish like unused or empty containers, tyres etc.)

  • Keeping your lawns mowed

  • Clean drain sumps regularly

  • Clean gutters regularly

  • Ensure flyscreen doors and windows are fitted and well maintained. 

Further information can be found at

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For guidelines on keeping poultry in residential areas, please click the above link. Please also consider your health and safety when keeping backyard chickens. For safety tips, please click here.

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Rats and Mice

For information on protecting your health and how to discourage rats and mice from your property, please click on the WA Department of Health advice below.

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Universal Access Information

For information on Disability Access and Inclusion, click the link below.

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