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About Us

CFA is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation. We help to protect 3.3 million people and more than one million homes and properties across the state.


CFA has almost 60,000 members made up of:

Volunteers - more than 58,000
Career firefighters - over 500
Support staff - around 1,000

What we do 

The 1,220 CFA fire brigades around Victoria respond to bushfires, house fires, industrial fires, road accidents, rescues and other emergencies.

We also work closely with local communities to raise awareness about fire safety and plan for bushfires.


We cover all of rural and regional Victoria as well as Melbourne's outer suburbs. State CFA headquarters is in Burwood East and our regional headquarters are located in

Barwon South West
Eastern Metropolitan
Loddon Mallee
Northern and Western Metropolitan
Southern Metropolitan

Within these regions there are 20 CFA Districts.

Government and Funding

Under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958, CFA receives funding of annual estimated expenditure through the State Government via the Fire Services Property Levy. CFA also generates a lesser amount of revenue from a number of internal activities.