About Us

Who is the Water Safety Council FIJI?

  • We are a not-for-profit organisation that is working across government departments and agencies (including education institutions; sporting bodies) and the private sector to reduce the drowning toll in and around Fiji.
  • We were officially established in 2014 following a series of stakeholder engagements at local, national and international levels.

Our Purpose

“To champion lifestyle change in water safety measures through a collaborative, educational and research approach on the prevention of   drowning”. 

  • As an organisation we will work across government departments and agencies including, education institutions, sporting bodies and the private sector to reduce the drowning toll in and around Fiji.
  • We were officially established in 2014 after a series of stakeholder engagements at local, national and international levels.

Our role is to:

  • Drive effective and clear messages to those who are statistically prone to waterway environments be it for work, residence or play
  • Assist in the development of comprehensive programs to educate our audience
  • Utilise the data to its fullest capacity and allow room to continuously improve our recording and reporting skills
  • Increase the knowledge bank of all Fijians and visitors on drowning prevention; and
  • Share the news to enable a holistic lifestyle change that both encapsulates and unites the country in understanding and demonstrating water safety awareness and prevention.

Our Directors

  • Patrick Bower
  • Henry Elder Snr
  • Litiana Loabuka
  • Glynis Miller
  • John Philp
  • Barry Sweetman
  • John Tunidau