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What is FPA Australia


FPA Australia is the country's peak industry body for fire protection, and the industry's major technical and educational 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 Australia.


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.


Our Vision and Purpose: 


A safer community where loss of life, injury, and damage to property and the environment are minimised through effective fire protection.


Our Mission:


As the peak industry body, FPA Australia represents and supports our members, and works with government, business and other stakeholders to:


  • promote a world class fire protection industry;
  • deliver education and direction on industry best practice;
  • develop, maintain and recognise professional competence and conduct;
  • create and deliver career pathways;
  • provide relevant business services, resources and networking;
  • advocate to government and other stakeholders for continuous improvement of policy, legislation, codes and standards; and
  • invest in research and advocacy to develop and implement improved fire protection.


Our Values:



Behaving ethically and respectfully, acting with loyalty, honesty, compassion, and transparency.


Expressing our views free of bias, coercion, favouritism and external interest.


Achieving tangible and relevant outcomes informed by engagement with our members and the industry.


Committing to the continuous advancement and improvement of the Association and its members.


Taking responsibility for our decisions and actions.



Being supportive, empathetic, and respectful towards all customers, whether member or not.  



Our Patron: His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia 


David HurleyHis Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) is Australia's 27th Governor-General, commencing on 1 July, 2019.  


Prior to this, General Hurley served a five year term as the 38th Governor of New South Wales.  


The Governor-General's career has mostly been spent as an officer in the Australian Army, where his 42-year tenure culminated in his appointment as the Chief of the Defence Force, but had previously seen support roles in Somalia, East Timor, and operations.     


In 1993 he received a Distinguished Service Cross for his service in Somalia; in 2004 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia; and, in 2010, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Australian Defence Force.  



Our Ambassador: Professor Fiona Wood AM


Fiona WoodProfessor Fiona Wood AM is an internationally-acclaimed burns researcher and surgeon, known for achievements such as the development of 'spray on skin' and leadership of a Perth-based team which treated 28 survivors of the Bali bombings in 2002.


She leads the Fiona Wood Foundation, FPA Australia's Official Charity Partner, and is the Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Children's Hospital.


Professor Wood was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2003. In 2005 she won the Western Australian Citizen of the Year award for her contribution to medicine in the field of burns research, and in the same year was also named Australian of the Year. 


She was named an Australian Living Treasure by the National Trust, and was voted the most-trusted Australian in a Reader's Digest poll for six successive years from 2005 to 2010.