Fire Incident Reports and/or Fire Investigation Reports are available for purchase from our Fire and Incident Reporting Systems (FIRS) department and are therefore not subject to or available through FOI.
Section 14(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 provides that a person is not entitled to obtain access under Part III to:
"a document which contains information that is available for purchase by the public in accordance with arrangements made by an agency;".
CFA has such an arrangement.
To apply for a copy of a Fire Incident and/or Fire Investigation Report, complete the Report Request form (doc 36k) return it back to the FIRS department either via post to:
PO Box 701
Mt. Waverley VIC 3149
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of reports
- FIRE INCIDENT SUMMARY REPORT - $50
This is a one page summary of the full incident report. This report does not give a lot of detail however it more acts like a confirmation of fire.
- FIRE INCIDENT FULL REPORT - $70
This is a print out of all the information that the attending brigade were able to determine in relation to this fire. It provides more information around cause of fire (as much as the attending brigade were able to determine) then the one page summary.
- FIRE INVESTIGATION REPORT - $80
The Fire Investigation Report is a comprehensive report outlining the investigation into the origin and cause of fire. The report is completed by a CFA Fire Investigator. This type of report is not conducted and/or available on every single incident the CFA attend.
If you will like to check if a Fire Investigation Report was conducted on this incident please contact CFA Data & Reporting Officer in the first instance. This needs to be done prior to sending through your official application and payment if you are seeking this type of report.
You can either pay via cheque / money order or via EFT. Unfortunately we do not have credit card or cash facilities.
Once we have received your application we will start processing it and the report will be posted out to you within 7-10 working days.
Please note that Fire Investigation Reports may take longer the 7-10 working days due to the complexity of the report.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact CFA Data and Reporting Officer on the following details:
CFA Data and Reporting Officer - 1800 290 818 or