Independent Equity and Diversity Review of the Country Fire Authority and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (Commission) is conducting an independent review into the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) with a view to identifying actions that can be taken to promote safety and equality in their respective organisations.

Access the Independent Equity and Diversity Review website

The consultation stage of the review has closed. The Commission is currently completing the final report, which will be released in early 2018.

Safety and confidentiality for Review participants

We are legally obliged to keep all personal information collected in this Review confidential. You do not need to provide your name or any other personal information at any stage. No person participating in the Independent Review will be identified in the published report.

The Review will not share any identifying or personal information with Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), or with anyone else, without your express permission.

The Commission complies with Victorian privacy laws and the confidentiality provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Our privacy policy is available at

All records from the research are stored and destroyed according to the Public Records Office Victoria/Victorian Government policy.

Making a complaint

The Review is not a complaints process. If you wish to enquire about, or make a formal complaint of discrimination, sexual harassment or victimisation, you can call the Commission on 1300 292 153, chat with us online or submit an online complaint form.


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