Country Fire Authority (VIC)
Location : Victoria
SECTOR : State Government
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is a progressive, inclusive, resilient and future-focused firefighting agency proudly protecting Victorians from fire and other emergencies, as well as helping communities prepare for a range of hazards, threats and disasters.

Our Vision: Victorian Communities are prepared for and safe from fire.

Our Mission: To protect lives and property.

Our Goals:

  1. We put the community at the centre of everything we do.
  2. We provide programs and serves that make a positive difference.
  3. We provide a great place to volunteer and work.
  4. We area progressive emergency service.

Volunteer Roles:

  • Relationships, engagement and education across local communities
  • Coordination of fundraising, campaigns, events and activities
  • Media, promotion and publicity
  • Administration, logistical and financial support
  • Brigade training and equipment maintenance
  • Brigade health and safety management
  • Community education and preparedness
  • Coordination of brigade meetings and representation of brigade in group meetings
  • Junior leaders
  • Firefighter

Career Roles:

  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • People & Culture
  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management

Where we are located: 

There are over 1200 brigades along with 39 Regional, District and Headquarters offices across the State of Victoria.

Size of Organisation: 

The Country Fire Authority is one of the world’s largest, and most highly regarded community based emergency services organisations.

We have:

  • Fire Brigades 1,180
  • Forest Industry Brigades 21
  • Coastguard Brigades 18
  • Volunteers 54,000
  • Junior Members 2,912
  • Staff over 2,000

Organisational Benefits: 

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CFA recognises that our members have their own unique strengths, capabilities and potentials to contribute. We are committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and safe workplace for volunteers and staff which is reflective of the communities we serve.

CFA welcomes all members regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

CFA Pride Network was established in 2014. The Pride Network raises awareness, supports LGBTIQ inclusion and provides a social space for LGBTIQ members and their allies to connect, support and engage.

We’re a proud member of Pride in Diversity and work to support the visibility and representation of the LGBTIQ members within CFA.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Country Fire Authority (VIC)