FPA Australia is run by a Board of Directors made up of six
elected directors (two elected each year for a 3-year term),
elected by the membership prior to the November AGM. Up to three
more board members can be co-opted, for a term of one year by the
six elected members. Up to three past presidents may also be asked
to sit on the board.
At the board meeting following the AGM, the Directors appoint
their National President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice
President and Treasurer for the forthcoming year. The final
Member of the Board is the (non-voting) Chief Executive Officer,
who is appointed by the Board to fulfil the role of the
Association's Public Officer, run the organisation and manage the
team of permanent and temporary staff in the Melbourne-based
National Office. Download the FPA Australia staff organisational
The Board is governed by the Association's Memorandum and Articles of Association
(M&AA) which lays out the objectives of the Association,
together with the requirements for membership, directors, meetings,
committees and financial matters. FPA Australia produces an
annual report which is published in time for the AGM in November
each year and
can be found here.
FPA Australia has established State Divisional Committees
in all states that hold regular meetings.
These Committees can respond to local state jurisdictional
issues and provide a voice to government on matters relating to
state legislation. State Committees can be very affective at
lobbying the various government agencies such as building
commissions on important matters such as legislative reform.
State committees also hold functions and provide the opportunity
to network with other fire safety stakeholders. Golf days and
annual dinner dances are regular events on the yearly calendar of
many state committees. Seminars and breakfast forums are also
arranged to address local and topical issues.