Department of Health

Legionnaires' Disease: Managing the Health Risk Associated with Cooling Towers Government Response July 2000

The Bracks Government health policy for a sustainable healthy future for Victoria recognises the need to adopt policies that take into account social and environmental health impacts and acknowledges that management of the environment is an important part of public health protection and health promotion. The Government's major commitment to improving the management and control of Legionnaires' disease is consistent with this policy. The Guidelines were written in a style which is not prescriptive and which was originally intended to provide guidance only. Registration of cooling towers is not required under the current Regulations and there is no requirement for audit and inspection of these systems.


Policies and guidelines
Date published
19 Sep 2011
8 pages
Department of Health & Human Services
Update frequency
Available format

Reviewed 20 September 2011

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