Disaster Legal Help Victoria

Country Fire Authority compensation scheme

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 have 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 the CFA websiteExternal Link .

Where to get help

For legal information and referrals, call Disaster Legal Help Victoria on 1800 113 432 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm). You can also contact your closest community legal centreExternal Link to get advice from a local lawyer.

For more support options, see Other organisations that can helpExternal Link or find Other ways to contact usExternal Link .

Country Fire Authority

The CFA is a volunteer- and community-based fire and emergency services organisation. They provide advice about developing fire plans as well as fire safety, fire behaviour, incident management, and community preparation.

Visit the CFA websiteExternal Link for the contact details of your region's district headquarters.

Reviewed 16 November 2023