VBA fire protection registration deadline approaching

Posted on : Friday, 5 March 2021

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has advised that practitioners must be licensed/registered under its new restricted classes for the routine servicing of fire protection equipment by 31 July, 2021. 


After this date, any unregistered or unlicensed practitioners carrying out this work will be subject to VBA enforcement action. 


This is because the routine servicing of fire protection equipment is considered plumbing work that must be carried out by an appropriately qualified practitioner.  


More information and material regarding whether you need to apply for routine servicing restricted classes is available here and practitioners can apply here for registration. 


FPA Australia is providing training for practitioners who wish to obtain registration - click here for details.  


These training and assessment pathways have been launched to help the fire protection industry to comply with the VBA requirements.