Remaking Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fire Rule 2014

We want to hear from the community to inform our review of the Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fire Rule 2014 (the Rules) which sunsets on 1 October 2024.

Why we want your input

We seek your local input and knowledge to ensure the review and any proposed changes to the Rules best meet community needs around fire management in Jervis Bay Territory (JBT).

How you can voice your opinion

Consider the issue and questions set out below. A copy of the existing Rules and supporting factsheet are attached for you. Email your submissions to

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your comments will help us determine how well the Rules are operating and what, if any, changes are needed.

The Issue

The Rules commenced on 1 May 2014 and expire or ‘sunset’ after 10 years, on 1 October 2024. This sunset mechanism triggers a review of the Rules and an opportunity to remake the Rules so they remain fit for purpose.

The Rules support the Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fire Ordinance 2014 (the Ordinance). The Ordinance and Rules together provide the legislative framework for fire management services to the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT). The Ordinance establishes the JBT Rural Fire Service, the JBT Fire Management Committee (FMC) and deals with other matters relating to bushfire prevention, such as preparation of JBT Bush Fire Management Plans and issuing of notices and fire permits. The Rules provide requirements about these matters, including membership, conduct and discipline of JBT Rural Fire Service members, including the rural fire brigades in JBT, and administration of bravery and long service awards. 

Questions for you

We seek your views on whether the Rules are fit for purpose and meet the goals of the Ordinance in:

  • prevention, mitigation and suppression of bush and other fires in the Territory
  • coordination of bush fire-fighting and bush fire prevention throughout JBT.

If the Rules are to be remade, are there any amendments or changes you consider necessary?

Relevant documentation

Remaking the Jervis Bay Territory fire rules fact sheet

Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fire Rule 2014 (PDF)

Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fire Rule 2014  (this is a link to Federal Register of Legislative Instruments)


13 Jul 2023 00:00 AEST
11 Aug 2023 17:00 AEST
This consultation is closed.