Fire risk management

Our 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.

These guidelines provide direction to qualified professionals on subjects such as:

  • Fire safety
  • Minimum safety requirements
  • Audits and fire risk assessments.

For more information, see Capital Development Guidelines Series 7.


To work with the department as a fire safety engineer, building surveyor or building inspector now requires accreditation.

For more information, see Accreditation.

Public housing

The Housing website has information about how to stay safe from fire to assist individuals and families living in public housing. 

For more information, see Fire safety for public housing tenants.

Information for service providers

The Fire Risk Management Unit has information on topics such as fire safety audits and building compliance. 

For more information, see Fire risk information for service providers.