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Healthy Living

To help our residents have healthier and happier lives, we’ve developed plans to improve health outcomes within our community.

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Public Health Plan

The City of Canning has endorsed its first Public Health Plan, which focuses on a healthy, liveable, and socially connected community for all.


To help the community lead healthier lives, we’ve put together this list of helpful health resources. These resources are from local organisations like Livelighter, Cancer Council, and the Department of Health, and were developed to help the Western Australian (WA) community improve their health and wellbeing.

To help reduce your risk from drinking alcohol, the National Health and Medical Research Council recommend no more than two standard drinks per day.

Follow these handy guides:

Being active is important for your physical wellbeing.

Our Leisureplexes offer a wide range of physical activities, including swimming, fitness clubs (gyms), and group fitness classes.

The Whaleback Golf Course is provides an 18-hole golf course, a driving range, and coaching.

There are also plenty of sports and recreation clubs in the City of Canning that you can join. Visit the Sports Australia website to find a club near you.

If you want to learn more about how you can add physical activity to your day, visit these websites:

The Child and Adolescent Health Service provides parents with support, health education and guidance about key health and developmental issues.

The Community Child Health Program is available for all Western Australian families. The program offers families:

  • 5 child health (‘purple book’) appointments
  • a School Entry Health Assessment when your child starts school
  • parenting groups
  • referrals to other child health services if needed.

There are also different groups that parents can attend to support them through various stages of their child’s development. These include introducing solids to babies, strategies to help babies sleep, as well as programs to help support parents to have healthy relationships with children. Read about the different free parenting groups available.

Further information and resources can be found on the Raising Children website.

A healthy, balanced diet is important for good health and maintaining a healthy weight. It can even protect you against several diseases.

These websites advise and support to help you eat healthier:

If you’d like to learn more about immunisation, please visit the WA Health website.

Immunisation for children

Visit the WA Health child immunisation website to learn more and see the child immunisation schedule.

Where can I get immunised?

You can get immunisations from your:

  • doctor
  • local immunisation clinic
  • local government (not all offer this service)
  • Aboriginal community health services
  • central immunisation clinic
  • travel immunisation clinic
  • pharmacies.

There are also regular community immunisation clinics you can attend. Visit the WA Health website for the latest locations and clinic times.

Much of the damage caused by smoking is reversible, and the earlier a person quits, the more chance their body has to repair itself.

The WA Health website has plenty of resources and advice to help those who want to quit smoking.

Make Smoking History

Make Smoking History is a Western Australian program to help smokers quit by providing guidance and support.

The program seeks to:

  • assist smokers to quit by providing them with information and resources to help plan their quit attempt
  • influence public opinion and policy on key smoking and health issues
  • raise awareness of the harms of smoking and the benefits of quitting.

Visit the Make Smoking History website to start your quitting journey.

These publications are provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time, currency, and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

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