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Community health

We are committed to maintaining the health of the community from the development of a coordinated strategic health plan to the provision of practical services to the community.

Communicable diseases

Under the Public Health Act 2011 we are responsible for investigating occurrences of infectious or notifiable disease reported by SA Health. Information obtained through such investigations is treated confidentially and reported to SA Health.


Council provides free immunisation in secondary schools within the area and in line with National Immunisation Program Schedule.

Individuals requiring vaccinations outside of this program are recommended to see their local child and family health service or local GP/health centre.

For further information on immunisations contact the Barossa General Practice Network on 08 8562 1900.

Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

Barossa, Light and Lower Northern Regional

Following extensive collaboration and community engagement, a coordinated Regional Public Health Plan has been developed for The Barossa Council, Town of Gawler, Adelaide Plains Council, and Light Regional Council areas.

The regional approach has enabled all Councils to collectively identify how they are already contributing to public health and where there are ‘gaps’ that need to be addressed.

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