Disaster Legal Help Victoria

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) operates two compensation schemes, one covering volunteers and one for paid workers. The information provided on this page relates to CFA volunteers.

The CFA Volunteer Compensation SchemeExternal Link is established under the Country Fire Authority Act 1958. You may be able to get compensation if you got a recognised work-related personal injury or illness as a result of your service as a CFA volunteer.

The scheme covers loss of earnings and medical costs.

For more information, contact the CFA Headquarters on (03) 9262 8444 or visit their websiteExternal Link .

Where to get help

Call Disaster Legal Help Victoria on 1800 113 432 (weekdays 8am to 6pm) for legal information and referrals or contact your closest community legal centreExternal Link to get advice from a local lawyer. For alternative contact options, visit our homepage.

For additional support options and a directory of other services, visit Other organisations that can help.

Country Fire Authority (CFA)

Volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organisation. Provides advice about developing fire plans as well as fire safety, fire behaviour, incident management, and community preparation.

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/contactExternal Link for the contact details of your region's District Headquarters.

Reviewed 10 October 2022