Roadshow: Fire Protection Association Australia

Fire Protection Association (FPA) Australia is running a Roadshow around NSW in late March/early April in relation to their Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).

On the 20th of February the Secretary of the Department of Finance, Services, and Innovation advised the FPA Australia of his intention to publish an order in 12 months’ time in the NSW Government Gazette. 

This order will officially recognise people accredited under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) for Fire System Design or Fire Safety Assessment as Competent Fire Safety Practitioners (CFSP) under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000

The decision will ensure that certifiers and building surveyors (for fire systems design), and property owners and managers (for annual fire safety assessments), can know that the professionals they use to perform these services are competent, as required by the 2017 reforms, and that they will have the experience and level of insurance needed to carry out the work. 

The Roadshow will aim to inform members, non-members, owners, and councils across NSW about:  

  • the current regulatory requirements; and
  • how FPAS will now help practitioners to fulfil their responsibilities. 


The seminars will be free to attend and will include a seminar in Wollongong. Further information below on seminars with dates and locations below.  

Friday, 22 March                           Western SydneyFire and Rescue NSW Emergency Services Academy, Orchard Hills

Monday, 25 March                        Hunter Valley – Maitland Fire Control Centre

Tuesday, 26 March                        Kempsey – Kempsey Macleay RSL Club

Wednesday, 27 March                  Lismore – East Lismore Bowling Club

Thursday, 28 March                      Tamworth – Tamworth Golf Club

Friday, 29 March                           Dubbo – Orana Fire Control Centre

Monday, 1 April                              Bathurst – Bathurst Panthers

Tuesday, 2 April                              Albury – Commercial Club Albury

Wednesday, 3 April                       Queanbeyan – TBC

Thursday, 4 April                           Moruya – Moruya Golf Club

Friday, 5 April                                 Wollongong – Wollongong Golf Club


For details or to register, please view the link for the event website:  If you need more information, please contact Paul Waterhouse, State Manager – NSW on