Fire risk management information for business and community

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The Fire Risk Management Unit focuses on providing safe and secure buildings for all department-owned and operated facilities in Victoria. It also ensures compliance with relevant statutory Acts, regulations and fire safety guidelines.

We provide professional and technical advice, and program maintenance on departmental properties.

Capital Development Guidelines

In August 2013 the new Capital Development Guidelines Series 7 were endorsed by the Department of Human Services, Director of Housing, Department of Health, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and Country Fire Authority. The guidelines provide direction to qualified professionals on subjects such as fire safety, minimum safety requirements, audits and fire risk assessments.


To work with the department as a Fire Safety Engineer, Building Surveyor or Building Inspector the department now requires accreditation. More information is available on this site:

Public housing

The Housing website has information to assist individuals and families living in public housing about how to stay safe from fire. More information is available on the Housing website:

Information for service providers

For more information for Service Providers the Fire Risk Management Unit has information on topics such as Fire Safety audits and building compliance, please visit our dedicated page Information for Service Providers

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