CFA (Country Fire Authority) is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation. We help protect 3.3 million Victorians, and more than one million homes and properties across the state.
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Supporting our volunteers, career firefighters, community educators and support personnel who represent the 1,219 brigades in our 21 districts and five regions.
Under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958, CFA receives funding of annual estimated expenditure through the State Government, insurance companies and from other companies under Section 80A of the Act.
CFA's 9 member Board comprises the CFA Chairman and members appointed by the Governor in Council.
How to support CFA
Donations, fundraising and sponsorship support our work.
CFA Partners and Supporters
CFA has many valued partnerships right across Victoria.
CFA at a Glance
Figures on Brigade, Resources and CFA Membership updated quarterly.
Medals are awarded to volunteers and career staff for their contributions and efforts throughout their dedicated service in CFA.
From informal beginnings, CFA has grown to be one of the largest volunteer-based emergency service organisations in the world.
Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) is the voice of CFA volunteers.
Act and regulations
Powers, duties and responsibilities under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives members of the community a right to access any CFA documents and request information we have on you.
Performance & Policy Consultative Committee
Fire Services Reform
On May 19, 2017 the State Government announced a significant reform to the way fire services are delivered in Victoria. A key component of the reform will be the establishment of new organisation called Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) to service metropolitan Melbourne and major regional centres.