What is FPA Australia
FPA Australia is the country's major technical and educational
fire safety organisation.
FPA Australia was formed on 1 January 1997 when two former
associations - Fire Protection Industry Association Australia
(established in 1926) and the Australian Fire Protection
Association (established in 1960) agreed to amalgamate and form one
representative body to be the voice of fire protection in
FPA Australia plays a pivotal role in providing authoritative
advice and information on all aspects of fire safety and emergency
management through a range of services to industry and the
community. FPA Australia is a not-for-profit association governed
by a Board of Directors, run by a permanent staff in its
Melbourne-based National Office.
To learn more you can download our Association Profile here.
Leading and supporting a professional industry to
minimise the impact of fire on life, property and the environment,
for a safer community
To lead and support our members, government, business and the
public to create a fire safe community through:
- Advocating for continuous improvement of legislation, codes and
- Guidance and direction on industry best practice
- Development and provision of business services and
- Proactive engagement, education and communication
- Development and promotion of professional products and
Integrity - behaving ethically; acting with loyalty, honesty and
transparency and being prepared to express our views
independence - To pursue our vision free of bias, coercion,
favouritism and external commercial interest
Professionalism - being committed to the continuous professional
development of our Association and industry
Our Strategic Direction:
Download the Association's Strategic
Directions 2015-18 here
Our Patron: The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK
The Governor General His Excellency General The Honourable
Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) is the Patron of Fire
Protection Association Australia.
His Excellency Sir Cosgrove has a strong history of
community involvement during emergencies, including as taskforce
leader during the Cyclone Larry disaster in 2006.
FPA Australia has a long history of patronage
from Governor-Generals. Sir Paul Hasluck PC, GCMG & KSTJ was
our first patron, followed by successive Governor-Generals which
also included Her Excellency Dame Quentin Bryce
The Aims of FPA Australia are:
• Representative Membership
To maintain a broad membership base which is accurately
representative of the fire safety community, in order to provide
the resources to build awareness of the Association so that FPA
Australia can achieve its other goals.
• Member Services
To be the primary source of fire protection information and
advice that is of benefit to FPA Australia members, the fire safety
industry and the wider community.
• Continual Improvement in Fire Education
To support and contribute to the continuing development of
national competencies and training packages to meet legislative
requirements and to improve the effectiveness of those employed in
fire safety and protection.
• Influence Decision Makers
To take a leading role in influencing all bodies whose
decision-making processes affect fire safety.
• Support for Corporate Members
To support corporate members and their businesses through
networking with governments, trade organisations, international
fire protection associations and related bodies, to promote
Australian fire safety products, services and expertise to a global
• Communication of the Fire Safety
To be a successful and vital link in communicating the fire
safety message to our members, to the fire safety industry, to
other businesses and industry, and to the wider community.