Health and Wellbeing

Did you know?

In the City of Whitehorse:

  • Over 93% of children aged 24-27 months are fully immunised
  • All children participate in kindergarten
  • Over 96% of people feel safe walking alone on the street during the day
  • 36% of people participate in some form of organised physical activity compared to 28% of all Victorians
  • The percentage of people who live near public transport is the highest in the state

Local government has a central role in protecting, improving and promoting the conditions that prevent disease and which support and encourage healthier lives. Councils throughout Melbourne work in partnership to create healthy built, social, economic and natural environments.

Your Council works hard to ensure the City of Whitehorse is a healthy place to live, one that is clean and safe, has adequate housing and services as well as opportunities for social engagement and employment.

Council delivers a range of programs and support services designed to protect and improve public health and wellbeing of the local community through education, prevention, monitoring and enforcement and promotion of health awareness.

Council partners with other organisations to promote health and wellbeing, for example the Local Government Mental Health and Wellbeing Series, an initiative involving collaboration by a number of neighbouring Councils in the Eastern Melbourne region.

Every four years Council consults the community and reviews the best available evidence to develop a municipal public health and wellbeing plan ( PDF 2.45MB) to ensure this work is headed in the right direction. Planning for the Whitehorse Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025 is underway and is informed by the Whitehorse 2040 Community Vision.

Most areas of Council have a role in protecting and promoting your health.


Protecting public health by maintaining a clean and safe environment


Preventing disease, illness, injury, disability or premature death


Promoting conditions in which people can be healthy and reducing inequalities in health and wellbeing

Whitehorse Health and Wellbeing Profile 2021

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Selected Indicators of Health and Wellbeing 2021

Happy Young People

Whitehorse Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021

Health Wellbeing

Council's four-year plan developed in partnership with the community

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and Regulations

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