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Inviting Applications for the CFA Board

The CFA legislation recognises that it is important that the CFA Board has strong volunteer expertise, knowledge and an understanding of CFA volunteers.  To support this, CFA legislation provides for four of the CFA Board’s Members to be appointed from a panel of names submitted by Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, two being representatives from brigades predominantly serving urban communities and two being representatives from brigades predominantly serving rural communities. 

The terms of CFA Board Members Dawn Hartog, Kent Griffin, Beth Davidson and Peter Shaw are due to expire in mid 2022. All four members are eligible for renomination, but are still required to re-apply for nomination.

VFBV are now seeking further applications from any CFA volunteer interested in applying for any of the volunteer nominated positions on the CFA Board.

CFA volunteers who believe they have the skills, experience and capacity to make a contribution to the Board of the CFA, are invited to apply. 

In addition to volunteer experience and knowledge, selection will have regard to any of the following:  knowledge of, or experience in, commercial, technical, operational, legal or financial matters; or expertise in fire or emergency management, land management or any other field relevant to the performance of the functions of the CFA.

From applications received and following a selection process that may involve interviews, VFBV will submit a panel of names to the Minister for Emergency Services.

The CFA Board meets on a monthly basis, usually on a Monday and also operates a committee system which could require an additional commitment of at least one day per month.  Regular attendance at official functions and brigade/group events is also expected.

The appointment to the CFA Board would be for a period of up to three years.

The CFA Board Charter and Position Description is available for download below.

Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter outlining why you are interested in applying, your experience relevant to a Board position, your volunteer background and experience, and any further information to address the key selection criteria contained within the below position description.
  2. A completed 'Quick Self Summary' (downloaded from below).
  3. A current resume.
  4. Referee’s.

Applications should be marked Private & Confidential, and addressed to the CEO via

Post: VFBV, 9/24 Lakeside Drive, Burwood East VIC 3151

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For other relevant information, interested volunteers may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

VFBV is seeking gender and culturally diverse candidates, in addition to a diverse range of skills and experience including applicants from diverse brigade type and classifications.

Applications close Tuesday, 8th February 2022.

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CFA Volunteers are the unpaid professionals of our Emergency Services. VFBV is their united voice, and speaks on behalf of Victoria's 60,000 CFA Volunteers.