Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is responsible for preventing disease and improving the health of the people in our region.

This means:

  • People are protected from the harm of infectious diseases
  • People are kept safe from the impact of environmental hazards
  • People live free from harm associated with hazards like tobacco and alcohol
  • The places in which we live, learn, work and play promote health and wellbeing.

We are the public health unit for people living in the Counties Manukau, Waitematā and Auckland districts. Many of our roles are required by law in order to protect people from the spread of disease.

Our staff manage the regional tuberculosis (TB) control programme and other notifiable infectious and environmental diseases.

A dedicated Assessment and Management Team (AMT) triages and responds to notifiable infectious diseases and environmental hazards notifications Monday to Friday 0800 – 1700. We have an on-call team after hours and on weekends.

ARPHS investigates public health notifications and advises health professionals, early childhood centres and schools, families and the public on limiting the spread of disease.

As public health professionals, we also provide advice on avoiding hazards in drinking and recreational water, in our air, in our communities and at our borders. Staff lead public health responses during emergencies in the region.

We work to improve Auckland’s neighbourhoods so it becomes easier to eat well, keep physically active and avoid harm from alcohol and tobacco. This means partnering with the Auckland Council, other health organisations and non-governmental organisations to improve infrastructure, planning and policies, through, for instance, the Healthy Auckland Together (HAT) coalition.

We’re involved in alcohol licensing, smokefree environments and support for healthy early childhood education centres and workplaces.

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The Strategic Plan outlines how ARPHS will achieve its vision of Te Ora ō Tāmaki Makaurau.


The yearly structure and direction for the organisation, as well as the range of services ARPHS delivers.

Vaccines: ARPHS Outbreak Meeting
Working at ARPHS
For health advice call Healthline for free anytime on 0800 611 116