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About Port-Vila

Port Vila is the capital and largest city of Vanuatu

It's population in the last census (2009) was 44,040 an increase of 50% on the previous census result (29,356 in 1999). In 2009. the population of Port VIla formed 18.8% of the country population.
Situated on the south coast of the island of Efate, in Shefa Province. Port Vila is the economic and commercial centre of Vanuatu. The current Lord Mayor is Hon. Ulrich Sumptoh, elected in January 2014 his deputy is Hon. Leimara Malachi (Ms).


Municipality Act Cap 126

Municipal Council Property Tax Regulations Order No.19 of 1993.

To prescribe regulations for the assessment and levying of Municipal Property Tax.
This order outlines the formalities of officers responsible for collecting and collating information on property taxes in the vicinity of Port Vila.
This Order also gives direction to the officers of the Evaluation Unit of the Council and safeguards their welfare in carrying out their duties.

Click here to see the entire Municipality Act Cap 126


Health and Environment Unit

  1. Landfill Management
  2. Food Premises inspections
  3. Bar & Nightclubs inspections
  4. Managing Council's Clinics
  5. Response to nuisance complaints 


Civil Status Unit

  1. Birth and Death Registration
  2. Civil Marriages
  3. Issuances of birth & Marriage Certificate
  4. Port Vila Cemetery plot & tomb reservation