Response from the Queensland Government on QBCC changes

Posted on : Wednesday, 7 April 2021

After writing to the Queensland Government to express serious concerns about community safety arising from the incoming licensing changes, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) has heard back from Minister Mick de Brenni. 


He advised that 6-month extensions have been granted for electrical mechanics, hydrants, and hose reels. 


We do remain concerned that there has been no transitional extension applied to other vital areas of the industry, being:  passive, portables, and special hazards.  


FPA Australia will continue to liaise with the Queensland Government to seek further extensions for all areas of the fire protection industry in that state, and are ready to be involved in any consultative forum. 



Our next steps will include:  


  • continuing our offer to the Department of Public Works and the QBCC to be a part of the consultation process on the changes;
  • offering our support in education, training, and the dissemination of clear and concise information; and
  • engaging with our members and the broader community to consolidate areas of concern and to seek their resolution. 


As always, our focus is to ensure that industry improvement can occur without causing a reduction in community safety. 


To see the Minister's letter, click here


Further information from the Queensland Government can be found here and here