About The Local Health Authorities Analytical Committee

The Local Health Authorities Analytical Committee (LHAAC) was originally established under Part VIII A of the Health Act 1911 for the purpose of providing analytical services to Western Australian Local Governments. Following the introduction of the new Public Health Act 2016, LHAAC was relocated to the Public Health (Consequential Provisions) Act 2016.

LHAAC is currently located at the Edith Cowan University in Joondalup within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

LHAAC formulates and operates a sampling scheme for use by Local Governments.  This includes the identification and employment of food analysts (via contract) and the fixing of fees to be paid by Local Governments who participate in the scheme.

LHAAC, through the Coordinator, also engage in regular liaison with Local Governments, the Department of Health, the appointed analyst(s) and other stakeholders in the public health arena.


So, what else do we do ?

  • LHAAC holds regular meetings (currently bi-monthly) to facilitate information sharing between Local Governments and the Department of Health, to analyse results of sampling, to discuss trends and to plan future activities of the LHAAC.
  • LHAAC produces an Annual Report which summarises financial information pertaining to the operation of the LHAAC and summarises analytical results for the year.
  • LHAAC produces reports summarising the results of coordinated sampling programs undertaken by Local Governments in Western Australia.