Overview

Help us understand what the proposed fees and charges for Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) services mean for you.

FRV is being established as a new organisation. It is replacing the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) and bringing together the MFB and the Country Fire Authority (CFA) career firefighters under one organisation.

The proposed regulations prescribe various operational matters for FRV, including:

  • fees and charges for services
  • insignia
  • alarm monitoring requirements.

The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) primarily looks at fees charged for attendance by FRV firefighters at false alarms without a reasonable excuse. It recommends retaining the current fee levels.

The RIS also proposes to align FRV with CFA’s current power to charge for fire protection services and to recover additional costs in relation to hazardous materials and toxic fire incidents.

Public feedback is requested on the RIS and the proposed fees and charges for FRV. This is to ensure impacts on individuals and businesses are appropriately considered.

All submissions will be treated as public unless requested to be made confidential.

Submit your feedback

Submissions close 19 June 2020.

Using the Regulatory Impact Statement as a reference please provide your response here. We ask that you do not identify other people or organisations in your feedback.

Your submission will treated as public unless you request it be confidential.

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Privacy Collection Notice

You are not required to provide any personal information to make a submission. Any personal information you do provide may be used by the Emergency Management Victoria, which is a part of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the Department) to contact you. This may be to clarify a part of your submission or upon your request to provide you with a copy of the submission or final outcome.

The Department will use submissions to finalise the Fire Rescue Victoria (General) Regulations 2020. Submissions will be made publicly available unless you advise the Department otherwise.

Please do not identify other people or organisations in your submission.

Submissions may also be provided to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and the Treasurer.

If you choose to make your submission by email, we may be able to identify you from your email address. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can post your submission to the Department.

The Department will not disclose your personal information without your consent, except where required to do so by law. You can contact the Department to access any personal information you have provided by emailing fireservicesreform@justice.vic.gov.au

For further information on how your personal information is handled please see Engage Victoria Privacy and the DJCS Information Privacy Policy.