The Public Health Unit is responsible for protecting the health of people who live, work in or visit Sydney Local Health District
We are focused on promoting good health, and preventing diseases and ill-health through a range of programs including:
SLHD Catchment area
The Public Health Unit is responsible for area of inner western Sydney that currently includes several statistical local areas (as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics): Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay - Concord, Canada Bay - Drummoyne, Canterbury, Marrickville, Leichhardt, Strathfield and Sydney South and Sydney West.
Some Councils in New South Wales commenced merging into new larger Councils in 2016, and this process will continue in 2017. Within the Sydney Local Health District boundaries, the following councils are currently either wholly or partially located, as of October 2016:
The negotiation on the merger of remaining councils within SLHD is ongoing. For more updates and information on the merger of local councils please visit here. To look up or understand the boundaries of our catchment area and/or map where you live, please visit the NSW Health LHD map here.
We work with the NSW Ministry of Health Health, Healthcare facilities and partner agencies to prepare, prevent, respond to and recover from emergencies and major incidents. Effective planning and preparation can reduce the impact on people's health from many types of emergencies including:
For more information on emergency management visit the NSW Ministry of Health website.