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Open for Consultation

The following items are currently open for consultation, and and your feedback is being sought.

Members are encouraged to review any of the items below and provide feedback/comment and/or suggestions ASAP.  

We encourage members not to wait until deadlines to provide feedback, but rather provide it as early as possible which will give us a chance to conduct further research that may assist us being able to advocate more strongly for your desired outcome.

All feedback is used to inform and influence formal VFBV positions as well as used to influence CFA positions and thinking during the deliberative process. If we need to use your feedback to demonstrate or illustrate the views of members, your personal details will not be shared with CFA, and feedback will always be de-identified to protect your privacy.

If members have provided feedback directly to CFA, you are requested to please forward a copy of your feedback through VFBV channels as well - as often times we will be able to support and assist with advocacy as well as influencing formal VFBV positions on various items.

All members are welcome and encouraged to provide feedback.


How to provide feedback:

It would be preferred that members provide feedback ASAP, so that it can be received incrementally, allowing us enough time to consolidate, identify trends and research issues raised by members. 

Feedback can be provided via:

  1. Emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  2. Your local VFBV District Council or your local VFBV Support Officer

  3. By Post: 9/24 Lakeside Drive, Burwood East VIC 3151

  4. By Fax: (03) 9886 1618

Feedback does not need to be long or detailed, but if you do have the time to make substantive comment that is always welcome.

If you generally support a principle or policy, then a quick note letting us know would also be helpful. Similarly, let us know if you do not support it, or which aspects of it you don't support.

Where indicating non-support, it would be helpful to understand the key reasons why, and even a couple of brief bullet points would be adequate. Likewise, if you would prefer to provide a more detailed response, or mark-up and suggest changes to the documents, all that would be welcome also.

Your feedback will assist us form a VFBV position and response to the proposed changes and help us advocate on behalf of CFA volunteers. Please consider getting involved, and providing us your feedback ASAP.

Please remember to provide feedback in support as well as against. If we only hear from those who are against, it will be harder to determine the general comfort level of members with the proposals.



CFA Behavioural Standards

This behavioural standard sets out the required standards of behaviour for all CFA Members, Officers and contractors. It is intended to cover everyone under one Standard and compliments the Volunteer Code of Conduct (Volunteers) and the Victorian Public Sector Code of Conduct (Employees).

Draft CFA Behavioural Standard is provided for feedback/comment.


CFA Behavioural Standards 


Child Safety Behaviour Statement

CFA is required to act in compliance with the Child Safe Standards governed by the Commission for Children and Young People. Standard 2 requires that organisations have a child safe code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children.

To avoid confusion with existing codes of conduct, the Commission agreed some time ago that calling it a Behaviours Statement instead of a code of conduct would be appropriate. The purpose of the document is to set out behaviours that are acceptable and those that are not, to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. 

DRAFT Statement is provided for feedback/comment.


Child Safety Behaviour Statement


Child Safety and Protection Business Rule

This Child Safety and Protection Business Rule is a set of practical rules designed to ensure compliance with the Child Safety Executive Policy and the child safety principles contained therein. The strict enforcement of the Child Safety Executive Policy allows CFA to embed child safety compliance within its programs, policies and processes.

DRAFT Business Rule is provided for feedback/comment.


Child Safety and Protection Business Rule


Fire District Review Panel: Proposed Risk Assessment Methodology Discussion Paper

As part of Victoria’s fire services reform, the independent Fire District Review Panel (the Panel) has been established to undertake reviews of the Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) fire district boundaries at least once every four years and at the request of the Minister for Emergency Services.

The attached Risk Assessment Methodology Discussion Paper outlines the proposed risk assessment methodology that will underpin the conduct of these reviews.

The discussion paper is attached and members are invited to provide feedback on the proposed risk assessment methodology to help inform VFBV's formal response.


Proposed Risk Assessment Methodology Discussion Paper




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