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26 - 29 WA

14 - 17 NSW
21 - 24 QLD
28 - 31 VIC

4 - 7 NSW
11 - 14 WA
18 - 21 SA

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Fire Australia 2013
20-21 November
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AS 1851 - 2012 Tasmania Seminar Series
3 - 6 Dec
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14-15 May
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 The Countdown Is On - 2 Weeks Until Fire Australia 2013
Four Reasons Why YOU Should Attend!

There are many important reasons you should attend the Fire Australia 2013 Conference & Exhibition, whether for an hour, a day or the entire program. Here are four of the most important:
  1. Further your knowledge of fire protection industry issues and changes, including the conference focus on professional recognition
  2. Stay up-to-date with the latest products & services in the market at the largest exhibition in Fire Australia history
  3. Network and connect with new and existing industry colleagues and peers
  4. Expand your client and supplier base 
Fire Australia 2013 offers you:
  • A comprehensive two day, two stream program of Strategic & Technical presentations
  • A variety of registration options to accommodate your availability and budget
  • A large free tradeshow of leading industry businesses and organisations
  • Free product and standards presentations within the Showcase Theatre
  • Opportunities to engage with presenters during discussion sessions and within the meet-the-speaker lounge
  • A networking dinner function with live music and guest speaker Steven Bradbury
  • Certificates of attendance for Continuing Professional Development purposes
Don't miss out on this vital industry event - register to attend Fire Australia 2013 today! Download the Program and Registration brochure which features detailed information on both Conference streams or visit

FPA Australia NBN Co Working Group
Detailed Copper Disconnection Information Coming Soon

As the National Broadband Network (NBN) is rolled out across the country, disconnection of copper phone lines to premises that have received a direct fibre to the premises (FTTP) connection raises some important issues for the fire protection industry. Of core concern is the potential impact this disconnection may have on the functionality of fire protection equipment, including alarm panels, sprinklers and other equipment monitored by alarm signalling equipment (ASE).

FPA Australia is currently working directly with NBN Co via a special working group. This group is meeting regularly to workshop these critical issues, define areas of potential concern and map out solutions.

With the first of the copper disconnections occurring from May 2014 (for those 15 areas that have already received NBN fibre as part of the first stage of the rollout) it is critical that all FPA Australia members are
aware of the implications and have full, accurate and up to date information. This is particularly important for those member companies involved in the manufacture, installation, distribution and testing of equipment monitored by ASE as required by regulation.

Over coming weeks and months you will see significant communications content distributed by FPA Australia in relation to this issue in consultation with NBN Co. In addition, dedicated information on the subject will shortly begin to appear on the FPA Australia website.

Keep your eye out for more information on the activities of the FPA Australia / NBN Co working group over coming weeks and for general information about the NBN in Australia visit

 Special Promotion on a Required EAHL Unit - CPPFES2043A

FPA Australia is currently holding a special promotion on enrolment and assessment in unit CPPFES2043A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions.

This subject forms the basis of all licence classes for the Qualified Persons Extinguishing Agents Handling Licence (EAHL) and is also an elective from the CPP20511 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection & Testing.

This subject is normally priced between $165 and $200 depending on the level of membership discount but is now priced at a flat rate of $150 until 31 December 2013.

No further discounts apply. You can download the special promotion enrolment form for this unit here. For further information or enrolment contact or call 1300 731 922.

FPA Australia AGM Notice for Association Members

The Annual General Meeting of Fire Protection Association Australia will be held at 10am at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Room G01, Ground Floor, Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

At this year's AGM there are three Special Resolutions proposed to the FPA Australia Memorandum and Articles of Association. Please click here to view explanatory notes for these changes.

All members are encouraged to attend, however only eligible members are entitled to vote at the meeting. Eligible members include Individual, Corporate and Organisation level members. Associate members are not eligible to vote.

If you are unable to attend it is important that you submit your proxy voting form which has been posted to all eligible members. For further information on the 2013 AGM please contact 1300 731 922 or email

New Fixed Price on Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection & Testing  Qualification

From 1 January 2014 FPA Australia will be moving to a set price for enrolment and assessment in the qualification CPP20511 Certificate II in Fire Protection Inspection & Testing.

Technicians will be able to enrol in the required seven core subjects and select six electives from a choice of 23 and pay a set fee rather than calculate individual fees for each subject. The new pricing structure will not only simplify the process, it will also save most technicians between $200 - $500 and membership discounts and educational vouchers will still apply.

In the lead up to this change, from 1 November - 31 December 2013 technicians can enrol using either the current pricing scale or the new pricing scale. Our Learning & Development department will ensure that anyone who enrols into this qualification from now until the end of this year will always receive the cheapest option. For further information or enrolment contact or call 1300 731 922.

FPA Australia Nominated for Fire Awareness Award for Bushfire Planning & Design (BPAD) Scheme

FPA Australia is proud to announce its selection as a finalist in the Fire Awareness Awards 2013 Industry/Service category for the Bushfire Planning & Design Scheme (BPAD) which is administered by the Association. 

The submission made by FPA Australia relates to the introduction of the Victorian Bushfire & Planning Accreditation Scheme and repositioning this scheme to be aligned within a national framework. This includes the work the Association undertook in partnership with Melbourne University and the Victorian Government to develop the content of the new Bushfire Planning & Management course.

The winner of the award will be announced at the official awards night on December 4 in Melbourne. To view the full list of award categories and finalists click here.

New Benefit for FPA Australia Corporate Members -  nearmap Discount

FPA Australia is offering Corporate members a new member benefit, in partnership with Australia's premium mapping provider nearmap.

Nearmap is Australia’s premier provider of high resolution aerial imagery. Their proprietary technology is delivered straight to your web browser and gives you the ability to:
  • Accurately measure areas and distances
  • Manage assets and survey areas in high resolution
  • Monitor change over time
With coverage of over 80% of Australia’s populated regions, nearmap saves you the time and money of costly site visits by bringing the worksite to you.

Nearmap is offering all FPA Australia Corporate members a special offer on all new subscriptions to the ‘View Professional’ single state and national packages including an ongoing 10% discount on an annual nearmap subscription. Members who take up this benefit in November will also receive the first 3 months of unlimited data usage. This offer is exclusive to FPA Australia Corporate members.

Redemption of this benefit will by via FPA Australia Membership Services. To learn more please contact a team member by calling FPA Australia on 1300 731 922. For more information about nearmap click here

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