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.
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
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.
The Association employes around 30 full time employees in its
Melbourne National Office, with other resources positioned in other
states. The organisational chart can ben accessed here.
FPA Australia has established State & Territory Membership
Groups (STMGs) that hold regular meetings. These meetings are open
to all members at all levels and are publicised in advance.
STMGs are a conduit to connect and engage FPA Australia
members (and other interested individuals) with the Association in
pursuit of actions and activities for the continued improvement
and/or promotion of:
- the Australian fire protection community
- members of Fire Protection Association Australia at a local and
To lean more about State & Territory Membership Groups,
visit the wepage here.