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Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is the national peak body for fire safety, providing information, services and education to the fire protection industry and the community.



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FPA Australia Insurance Program

FPA Australia Insurance Program

Insurance specifically designed to meet the increasingly complex insurance exposures of the fire protection industry, exclusive to FPA Australia members.


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FPA Australia Jobs Board

FPA Australia Jobs Board

Connecting talent with opportunity in the fire protection industry.


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Fire Australia 2021 wrap-up


The projectors have been turned off, the stands are packed up, and Fire Australia has finished for another year. 


Fire Australia 2021 was a great success - three days in the International Convention Centre in Sydney.  But don't just take our word for it, you can see what some of the participants had to say.    


We thank all of the delegates and exhibitors for attending, and look forward to seeing you all again in 2022 in Melbourne.  


You can find summaries here of the Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 programs, and some of the Tradeshow highlights here.   


If you'd like to have a look around the Tradeshow, check out our 3D scan here.  


Congratulations go to the winners of the 2021 Fire Protection Industry Awards, which were presented at the Conference dinner on Wednesday, 12 May, 2021.  The deserving recipients can be found here.   



FPA Australia and Fire and Rescue NSW launch the Barry Lee Training Room


On 30 April, 2021, after a few years of hard work by the Association, the Barry Lee Training Room was launched by the Hon. David Elliott MP, NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, in the presence of Fire Commissioner Paul Baxter, Member for Mulgoa Mrs Tanya Davies, and FPA Australia President Bill Lea. 


Named in honour of industry icon Barry Lee OAM, the training room is the first stage of the NSW Training Academy and has been developed together with FRNSW.  


The room is a demonstration of what can be achieved when industry and government collaborate, and has created a facility that will allow both organisations to train fire protection practitioners and fire fighters alike on installed fire systems. 


FPA Australia thanks FRNSW, our suppliers, and staff for their hard work and support of this initiative, and looks forward to developing more fit-for-purpose spaces over the coming few years. 


Interested in checking out the Training Room?  Have a look at our 3D scan here.  


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Fire Safety Assessment and Fire Systems Design - Transitional to Qualified Update, Feb 2021


In 2017, the NSW Government amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation) to require the endorsement of fire systems designs and performance to be carried out by competent practitioners.


This change was in line with private certification views of the Independent Review of the Building Professionals Act 2005 (the Lambert Report), which considered the "approach to the regulation of the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire safety system" to be "a major deficiency" in need of urgent reform. 

It was always the NSW Government's intent that an industry-based accreditation authority would be approved to accredit practitioners. On 1 July, 2020, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) was recognised as an accreditation authority by the NSW Department of Customer Service. The announcement by the NSW Secretary recognised FPA Australia for Fire Safety Assessment (FSA) and Fire Systems Design (FSD). 

NSW FSA and FSD practitioners can be recognised through a Transitional pathway until 30 June 2021 after which only the Qualified pathway for accreditation will apply.


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Essential Services announcement


FPA Australia and AFAC have released a joint statement about the importance of fire safety work during the current Coronavirus pandemic. 


The announcement emphasises that routine service is essential during these uncertain times. 


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the National Peak Body for Fire Protection


Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is the national peak body for fire safety, providing information, services and education to the fire protection industry and the community.


FPA Australia supports and represents accredited and competent practitioners working across all disciplines of the fire protection, building and construction industry.


The Association is supported by approximately 1700 members consisting of leading companies, organisations and individuals around Australia, with a growing reach of up to 30,000 people at all levels of the industry.


Association members include manufacturers, suppliers, installers and servicers of fire protection products and services, firefighters, building owners, insurers, designers and building surveyors, government and legislators, educators, bushfire consultants and anyone else working as part of the fire protection community to provide a safer environment for all Australians.


FPA Australia is a not-for-profit organisation around 30 people at its national head office in Melbourne, with other resources positioned in other states. The Association also has training centres located in Melbourne and Sydney.


The Association's vision and purpose is a safer community where loss of life, injury and damage to property and the environment are eliminated through effective fire protection.



Our 2020 Vision for the Fire Protection Inspect and Test Accreditation (Routine Service)


FPA Australia has a simple goal for the fire protection industry: That all Corporate Members who offer inspect and test services gain FPAS Recognised Business (Inspect and Test) status.


We are committed to making this a reality and have listened to feedback from our members in order to make the training and accreditation process simpler and more affordable. Click here to find out more.