Often public health and environmental protection go hand in hand. The Environmental Health Officer investigates situations that have a likelihood of impacting the community in a negative manner. For example, illegal hazardous substance disposal, insanitary conditions, such as accumulation of domestic waste and many other differing issues liable to affect the health of the community or environment.
Environment Protection Act 1993 provides for the protection of the environment.
South Australian Public Health Act 2011 promotes and provides for the protection of the health of the public of South Australia and to reduce the incidence of preventable illness, injury and disability.
The Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 regulates local nuisance and littering.