Our objective  is to provide an efficient and effective service  to all our  community  to protect the environment , provide healthy and safe lifestyle for all.

The department has the following functions: –

Legislation

  • Enforcement of Public Health Act cap 111
  • Food safety Act 2003
  • Local Government Act Cap 125
  • National building code of Fiji
  • Environment Management Act 2005
  • Litter promulgation

The Health Department Oversees enforcement of the following by Laws and Regulations

  • Open Fire By-Laws , Animal , Garbage , Hawkers , Hairdressers , Sewerage ,
  • Health promotion and awareness  Programs on all health & Environment related  activities
  • Public conveniences upkeep , cleanliness and hygiene
  • Inspection of public places such as roads, parks , gardens, foot path, waterways , residential lots , commercial , industrial , etc
  • Regular maintenance , management and supervision of Vunato Disposal Site, adhering to best disposal practices keeping in mind the environment and user friendly concept.
  • Monitoring of the environment  and health  impacts at the Market and Bus terminal
  • Vector/Rodent control- Mosquito surveillance and preventative measures.
  • Dog & Animal Control – assist Ministry of Primary industries in controlling the population of dogs /animals in the city and enforce Animal by – laws
  • Collection of Garbage and provision of proper garbage pans for easy collection by contractors