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CFA Board Positions - Invitation to Apply

Inviting Applications for the CFA Board

Applications close Monday 26th June 2023.

The CFA Act recognises that it is important that the CFA Board has strong volunteer expertise, knowledge and understanding of CFA volunteers. To support this, four of the skills-based CFA Board members are appointed by the Minister for Emergency Services from a panel of names submitted by VFBV.

This year, the terms of two volunteer nominees will expire in December 2023, with both members eligible for re-appointment. One is for a volunteer from brigades predominantly serving rural communities, and the other being for a volunteer from brigades predominantly serving urban communities.

VFBV are now seeking further applications from any CFA volunteer interested in applying for these two 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 haver 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 CFA.

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

From applications received and following a selection process including 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 are available for download below.


Application process

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 position description.

2.       A completed ‘Quick Self Summary’ (available for download below)

3.       A current resume

4.       Names and contact details of two referee’s


Applications should be marked Private & Confidential, and addressed to VFBV 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. 


Applicants will be contacted regarding any further steps involved in the selection process which will include interviews held via videoconferencing or in person as well as reference checks.


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

Applications close Monday 26th June 2023.


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