Contact Details

Council utilises the services of a contract Environmental Health Officer, who is available on a Thursday only, please contact the Shire of Beverley Office 9646 1200 for further details.

COVID-19 Update - Shire President

The health and well-being of the Beverley Community is the focus of Council as the development of the COVID-19 continues to evolve. The Shire of Beverley is keeping up to date with the latest Department of Health information so that the services and advice provided to the community are up to date. This a rapidly changing situation.

The most current advice from the Department of Health and the Prime Minister of Australia is currently:

  • Outdoor events of fewer than 500 attendees may proceed provided there is no more than one person per four square metres of ground space; hand hygiene products with suitable waste receptacles and frequent cleaning is available.
  • Non-essential indoor gatherings of greater than 100 people are no longer permitted. An indoor gathering refers to a gathering within a single enclosed area (i.e. an area, room or premises that is or are substantially enclosed by a roof and walls, regardless of whether the roof or walls or any part of them are permanent, temporary, open or closed).
  • Practice social distancing, maintain distance between persons of 1.5m.
  • Practice good personal hygiene especially hand washing and sneeze/cough etiquette.
  • Minimising potential exposure to COVID-19 is important to protect those most vulnerable in our community.

As of 12.00am 16 March (AEST) all people returning from international travel must self-isolate for 14 days after the date of return to Australia. Self-isolation does not apply to other members of the household who have not travelled overseas.

If you are able, we ask that you contact the Shire by email or telephone to conduct business rather than direct, face to face contact. Drop-in requests for meetings will no longer be accepted, appointments must be made, and any meeting will be via phone unless absolutely necessary.

The Shire will continue to update the community as the COVID-19 issue unfolds and we will review our Incident Management & Business Continuity Response Plan to maintain business continuity. Through advice from the Department of Health and WALGA,  the Shire will continue to take direction on this constantly changing situation.

To find out the latest information about COVID-19 and Australian Government policy, we direct you to the following contacts:


Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

Council urges everyone to “BE Very Local” and “BE Very Healthy” and continue to support our local Beverley businesses and community groups whilst practising social distancing and good personal hygiene.

Cr Don Davis

Shire President

Thursday 19 March 2020

Noise Control

Both Council and the Police have responsibility for noise control in the Shire.

Noise nuisances come in many forms including:

  • Vehicles
  • Music
  • Parties
  • Construction/power tools
  • Animals (roosters, dogs etc)

There are legal provisions that limit noise levels and times allowed. Complaints can be made about annoying noise to Council's Environmental Officer during business hours. For after hours immediate action the police can be contacted to request action.

Pollution Control

Council's Environmental Health Officer deals with local issues relating to environment protection. This is the contact point for dealing with air, water, and ground pollution issues as well as noise (see Noise Control). This includes illegal dumping, asbestos disposal, smoke emissions, and the like. If however, a concern relates to spills requiring immediate containment and clean up such as road accidents the Fire & Rescue Service should be connected first.

Food Protection

Council's Environmental Health Officer is responsible for the Shire's food surveillance/protection activities.

All food businesses are now required to be registered (a fee may be applicable) and comply with a national set of standards. More information on this area may be obtained by going to www.foodstandards.gov.au and www.public.health.wa.gov.au/

Inspections of the entire Shire's food shops are carried out on a periodical basis.

Complaints about the quality of food purchased or consumed in the Shire can be made to the Environmental Health Officer on (08) 9646 1200

Water Sampling

The surveillance of the Shire's non-scheme water supply is carried out by the Environmental Health Officer.

This includes the testing of the water quality of the public pool, treated effluent re-use, and domestic rainwater. Tests can be carried out on request and may be subject to a cost depending on the number and complexity of tests required.

Infectious Disease Control

Communicable diseases are investigated at a local level by the Shire's Environmental Health Officer.

This is instigated by doctor's referral to the Health Department of WA once an infectious disease has been identified. This information is then referred onto Council's Environmental Officer to follow up on to find out through an interview process how the disease was caught if possible to prevent a wider spread and discover its cause. Further information on this subject can be found at www.public.health.wa.gov.au

Shire Of Beverley Disability Access And Inclusion Plan

What is a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan?

The Western Australian Disability Services ACT (1993), amended 2004, part 5 requires State Government agencies and Local Governments to develop and implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).

The Shire of Beverley Disability Access and Inclusion Plan was first adopted in November 2007. The latest DAIP was adopted at the July 2013 Council Meeting.

The Shire will be conducting a full review of the DAIP in the 2017-18 financial year.

Click here to download the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.