To ensure our fire and rescue services can adapt as Victoria grows, the independent Fire District Review Panel will review the boundaries between fire services at least once every four years.

The Panel will provide advice as to whether a change in fire risk makes it necessary to change the boundaries. Factors that will be taken into account include:

  • population
  • service demand
  • land use

The Panel will consult with all relevant agencies and local councils and any person or body as it thinks fit. The Panel will advise the Minister for Police and Emergency Services who will make the final determination.

On 26 October 2020, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services appointed the inaugural Panel. The Panel is chaired by Valerie Callister. The Panel members are Anna Kilborn and Michael Walker.

The Panel can be contacted via email on

Reviewed 20 July 2021

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