Russell Wood, National Commander and Deputy Chief Executive Service Delivery Operations invites feedback on the proposed Volunteer Brigade Leader development and review process consultation.

Consultation closes 26 May: Read the proposals below and share your views(external link) on proposed changes to better support our volunteer brigade leaders

Fire and Emergency is working to make positive, long-term changes and improve the experience our people have volunteering or working with us, including to better support and develop our Volunteer Brigade Leaders. We want to make sure we continue to have the right people leading our brigades, with opportunities for them to gain the specific leadership skills and experience to be successful.

So, we’re introducing a renewable five-year term for all newly appointed Volunteer Brigade Leader appointments. 

We’re asking for your feedback on the proposed processes that sit alongside this change: the selection criteria for new volunteer leaders; the annual development processes to help volunteer leaders learn and grow with support from their Group Manager; and how renewal and non-renewal will work.   

Read the proposals

We’re also seeking feedback on the following supporting documents:

Share your views

Feedback on the proposals (what you like or don’t like) is invited from all Fire and Emergency personnel. 

You can provide feedback as an individual, as a member of a brigade or team, or as part of any other group or organisation including your Union or Association.

There are three ways you can share your feedback on the proposals:

  1. Online using this feedback form(external link) 
  2. Through your Union or Association
  3. Via email:

Consultation closes end of day on Sunday 26 May 2024.

All feedback will help make sure these processes and tools land well and are workable.  

Got questions?

If you have questions about the proposals, please ask your leader or email

Online information sessions

A number of online information sessions will be held in May. These will include an overview of the proposals and time for questions. 

Click on the links below to register to attend an information session. 

Attend an information session

Thursday, 9 May

Register to attend(external link)

Sunday, 12 May

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Monday, 13 May

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Monday, 13 May

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Tuesday, 14 May

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If you know someone who may be interested in attending, please share this with them and encourage them to attend.

Invitations will also be emailed along with a consultation information pack to Volunteer Brigade Leaders, Group and District Managers, Volunteer Support Officers and People (HR) Business Partners.

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