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About the MFB

MFB’s more than 2,200 employees provide services to almost three million Melbourne residents, workers and visitors, and safeguard assets and infrastructure worth billions of dollars. Our services cover the metropolitan district, an area of more than 1,000 square kilometres.


The MFB:

  • delivers fire and emergency management services
  • drives systemic change to the built environment through reforms to building design, regulations and legislation
  • invests in research
  • develops prevention programs that improve community safety and build resilience.

MFB also provides specialist operational support across Australia and the Asia Pacific region as required.

The majority of MFB services occur in the metropolitan district which reaches across 26 Local Government Areas (LGAs). There are 47 stations spread through five districts which are split into two main regions.

View the metropolitan district map to locate a station.

Our structural arrangements are aligned to state government regional boundaries. This enables us to work cohesively with local, municipal, regional and state partners on planning, command, control and coordination of incidents under the State Emergency Management arrangements. It is also the platform for integrated emergency management planning at the local, municipal, regional and state level.

Our regional model supports MFB’s role in the State Control Centre, with regional controllers from all agencies working together on emergencies in their areas of responsibility.

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