Remaking Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fires Rule 2014

We want to hear from interested parties on the draft Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fires Rules 2024 (the draft Rules). The draft Rules will substantially replace the Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fires Rule 2014, which sunset on 1 October 2024.

Why we want your input

We want your input and knowledge to ensure the draft Rules support the legislative framework for fire management in Jervis Bay Territory.

How you can voice your opinion

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 2 February 2024, by uploading your submission here or by emailing it to Interested parties should refer to the draft Explanatory Statement and fact sheet which have been released alongside the draft Rules, to assist with consideration of the instrument.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your comments will help us determine whether the draft Rules are fit-for-purpose and support the overall Jervis Bay Territory fire management framework.

The Issue

The existing Rules commenced on 1 May 2014 and sunset on 1 October 2024. Sunsetting is an automatic repeal of instruments after a fixed period. 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, such as the rural fire brigades in JBT, and administration of bravery and long service awards.

The draft Rules were developed following an initial round of public consultation between 13 July and 11 August 2023.

Relevant documentation

You can view the current 2014 Rules here: Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fire Rule 2014  (this is a link to Federal Register of Legislative Instruments)


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We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

This consultation is closed.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to

Australian Privacy Principle 5 Notice

Remaking Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fires Rule 2014

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the department) is collecting information for the purposes of remaking the Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fires Rule 2014 (the 2014 Rules) which will sunset on 1 October 2024, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

The department will use this information to inform consideration of issues associated with remaking the 2014 Rules, including if any amendments to the existing Rules are needed and will store this information securely. It may be used by the department to make further contact with you about the review.

The department will not disclose information to third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.

Submissions, in part or full, including the name of the author may be published on the department's website unless the submission is confidential. Confidential submissions (including the author's name) will not be published. Private addresses and contact details will not be published or disclosed to any third parties unless required by law.

Submissions will only be treated as confidential if they are expressly stated to be confidential. Automatically generated confidentiality statements or disclaimers appended to an email do not suffice for this purpose. If you wish you make a confidential submission, you should indicate this by ensuring your submission is marked confidential.

Confidential submissions will be kept securely and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister
  • where required by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • where required by law.

The department may also disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest.

Please note that in order to protect the personal privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy Act any submissions containing sensitive information, personal information or information which may reasonably be used to identify a person or group of people may not be published, even if not marked as confidential.

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