Fire Service Act Review

Fire Service Act Review

The Fire Service Act was proclaimed in 1979 following the amalgamationof the Rural and Urban Fire Services into the Tasmania Fire Service.  Over the years, the current legilative framewwork has become fragmented, overly complex and process driven.  A comprehensive review of the Act and all suborinate legislation is now considered timely.

To this end, Cabinet has approved the Terms of Reference for the Review and has appointed Mr Michael Harris as Independent Chair of the Steering Committee overseeing the Review.  The Terms of Reference are available here.

The Steering Committee comprises:

Mr Michael Harris, (Chair)
Chief Officer, Tasmania Fire Service
Deputy Chief Officer, Tasmania Fire Service
Chair, State Fire Commission
Director, State Emergency Service
Deputy Secretary, Business and Executive Services, DPFEM
A representative of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
A Representative of the Department of Treasury and Finance
A Representative of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
A Representative of the Department of State Growth.

The first stage of the Review will be engaging with stakeholders to inform an Issues Paper which will be released in 2018.


If you have any questions abou the Review or would like to raise any issues contact the Project Manager, Dr Felicity Novy on (03) 6230 8711 or by email:

The Act and Regulations are available here.

Newsletter download here