Environmental Health

The Council’s Environmental Health team is dedicated to ensuring that the residents and visitors to Invercargill area can enjoy a safe and healthy lifestyle. The service is promoted through education, consultation, monitoring and planning in response to present and future needs of the community.

The team works to improve the health and quality of life through initiatives and regulatory services, and aims to ensure the Council’s statutory responsibilities are met in these areas:

  • Alcohol Licensing
  • Camping Grounds
  • Food Safety
  • Hairdressers
  • Healthy Homes
  • Funeral Directors
  • Noise
  • Overgrown sections

What’s ahead?

Beauty therapy treatments can affect people’s health if operators lack good hygiene processes and methods for different procedures. If basic hygiene processes and procedures are not followed, customers could be subjected to staphylococcus, fungi, viruses and even possibly Hepatitis. The Council is working with other agencies to find the best ways to educate and regulate these businesses and operators. We will keep you informed on progress.


Environmental Health Bylaw

Areas covered by the Environmental Health Bylaw include mobile trading, the Central City liquor ban, solvent abuse, untidy sections and abandoned vehicles.



Fees and charges

The following link includes fees and charges for hawkers, mobile shops and stalls, registered premises, noise control, alcohol licensing, hazardous substances work, pest control products and housing inspections.

Environmental Health
Alcohol licensing fees


Licences, registration

(see fees and charges above)

Camping Grounds – registration of premises / change of ownership
Funeral Director – registration / change of ownership
Hairdressers – registration / change of ownership


Registering a food business

The Registering a food business page has links to these forms:

Single-site food businesses (EH 115)
Multi-site food businesses a(EH 116) and
Scope of Operations Form



Mobile shops, hawkers, stands and stalls

Mobile Shops or Hawkers – Standard Conditions
Stand and Stall guidelines



Trade waste

Trade Waste Registration / change of ownership

Food Act 2014

  The Food Act 2014 which came into force on 1 March 2016 is designed to modernise food safety measures and to ensure that the food your business prepares and sells is safe and suitable to eat. Follow the links below to understand where your business fits within the scope of operations: Where do I fit?  Food […]

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Registering a food business

The Food Act 2014 requires that all food businesses register on a Food Control Plan or under a National Programme, depending on the type of business.

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