Guidelines for Notifying Diseases and Food Contaminants - Tasmania


You must comply with these guidelines if you operate:

  • as a medical or allied health practitioner
  • a hospital
  • a medical laboratory that examines medical patients or samples
  • a laboratory that receives test results from laboratories outside Tasmania relating to certain food contaminants.

These guidelines are designed to ensure that the government receives early information regarding the occurrence of notifiable diseases, human pathogenic organisms and certain contaminants.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Health

Public Health Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Public Health Services

Department of Health

Toll Free: 1800 671 738
Phone: 1300 135 513