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.

NoiseNoise Pollution

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.

Wood Smoke 

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

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.


Greywater Reuse and Drinking WaterGreywater

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 ImmunisationsChild 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.


For information on asbestos removal and asbestos cement building products, please click the above link.  Further information is available at

Ants (Coastal Brown)Coastal brown or big-headed ants

For information on coastal brown ants, please click the above link.


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.

European WaspsEuropean Wasps

For information on European Wasps and details on why they the European Wasp is a pest, please click the above link.



Mosquitoes – Protect Your Home

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


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.

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.Rodents