Representative politics

As governments push for greater reform, the fire protection industry needs to engage more closely with state departments to deliver a better, safer community.  Five-time former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Tip O’Neill Jr is famously reported…

Insights we gained from Fire Australia 2021

After a brief hiatus due to the year that was, Fire Australia 2021 came back bigger and better achieving the highest attendance number on record. Such an incredible turnout reiterates to me just how important our industry values face time…

Early bird extended – don’t miss out!

Tickets are now available for the Fire Australia 2021 Conference and Tradeshow.   Register now and join us at the largest and most influential fire protection event in the Southern Hemisphere!   Hear from industry experts, and gain insights on the latest…

Farewell and thanks to Scott Williams

After more than 11 years at the helm of Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia), Scott Williams has departed as our CEO. Scott guided FPA Australia from humble beginnings to the national organisation it is today and worked diligently to raise its profile as the leading fire industry association…

Enrolments closing for new wet systems training course

Enrolments for the new Routine Service of Water Based Fire Protection Systems course are closing this Friday. Places in this new training course are limited. If you currently work in the fire protection industry and wants to develop the skills…

WA Bushfire Planning Seminar

Join us for a full-day event to learn about the bushfire planning system in Western Australia on Wednesday, 22 May. This seminar will cover land use planning processes, subdivision and Development Applications, Planning Conditions and the State Administrative Tribunal. Attendees…

Sprinkler Technical Specifications Awareness Seminar

After a fantastic turnout at our Sprinkler Technical Specifications Awareness Seminar series elsewhere around the country, seats are still available at the upcoming seminars in the Northern Territory and Tasmania on 30 April. The half-day Sprinkler Technical Specifications Awareness Seminar…

New Women in Fire session at Fire Australia 2019

FPA Australia is excited to announce the Women in Fire networking event as the latest addition to the Fire Australia 2019 conference program. This networking event, held Thursday 16 May, is open to all full conference delegates and is key…

New residential sprinkler seminar running in April

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) in collaboration with the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition will be hosting a national seminar series in April on the new requirements for residential sprinklers in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019. The Sprinkler Technical…

Fire Australia 2019 registrations now open!

FPA Australia has announced that conference registrations are now open for the Fire Australia Conference & Tradeshow 2019! Fire Australia 2019 is the largest event dedicated to the fire protection industry in the Southern Hemisphere. The event delivers three days…

Get Hands On With Fire Australia 2019

The Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow is returning to Melbourne on 14-16 May 2019, with new opportunities to get hands-on with the best in the business. Run by Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia), Fire Australia 2019 will be the…

The Innovative Product & Technology Award Goes To… PVStop

The team at PVStop are very excited and proud to announce that they have won the FPA Australia, Fire Protection Industry Awards in the category of “Innovative Product & Technology for 2018!” The Innovative Product & Technology Award is a…

Evidence-based regulation

Australia’s fire protection regulatory environment is currently going through a period of significant evolution, driven by the Lacrosse and Grenfell fires and the shortcomings in enforcement and compliance they exposed. In the rush to address these problems, it is important…

Introducing SPARK: a new knowledge-sharing platform for fire protection

Fire Protection Association Australia is excited to officially present you with SPARK, our new members-only online community. SPARK is a major new benefit for FPA Australia members, giving you a platform to discuss and share advice, experience and resources with…

Conference Speaker Opportunities

Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) is looking for conference speakers, and we need you to help us locate the experts! We invite you, your colleagues or employees to lodge a submission for Fire Australia 2018. We are looking for…

The three pillars of fire protection

People, products and enforcement: these are the three pillars we need to get right to ensure an effective fire protection industry. Recent media coverage of fire protection in Australia has been dominated by discussion of products that don’t conform to…

Sharing experiences is also a chance to share solutions

It is very rewarding to host a major conference such as the recent Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow held in Sydney, Australia but even more rewarding when it was so well attended with a record numbers of attendees and the…

FPA Australia – Logbook Deals – Buy More, Save More, Any Combination

Get up to an additional 15% off plus free freight for a limited time. With the introduction of AS 1851 – 2012 Amendment 1 ready logbooks, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has placed significant orders with our supplier and, for a…

Fire Australia 2017 Sets the Standard

Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow, held this year at the International Convention Centre Sydney, was the most successful so far highlighting the growing importance and maturity of the fire protection, HAZMAT and fire safety engineering industries, according to Fire Protection…

Good governance not always the most comfortable road

As with any peak body, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) which is Australia’s peak body for the fire protection industry, takes the issue of governance extremely seriously. Other Asia Pacific organisations we have been in touch with, also regard…

Sharing knowledge helps create excellence

The Fire Protection industry is growing in importance and stature in most parts of the world in step with growing urban development and a general acknowledgement that it is too important to be anything less than of the highest standard.…

Building an industry to be proud of

Whether it’s through our training and accreditation programs, recognising excellence, contribution and commitment at our Gala Awards, or our ongoing advocacy for improved regulation, codes and standards, Fire Protection Association Australia is committed to building a better industry. It’s a…

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