Pre-Budget Announcement

The ACT Government will deliver more firefighters, emergency services vehicles and stations to keep Canberra safe as our city grows.

We are recruiting more ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters, building a new firefighting vehicle and starting work on two new emergency service stations.

2019-20 ACT Budget investments to the ESA includes:

  • 36 more firefighters through two new recruit colleges
  • Planning for two new combined ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue stations for the City and Molonglo Valley
  • A new aerial platform for the ACT Fire & Rescue fleet
  • Upgraded workspaces for the Hume Helibase
  • Modernised change areas for ACT Rural Fire Service Hall Brigade
  • Improvements to the ACT State Emergency Service Majura Unit facility
  • Contract of a third helicopter during the bushfire season

Through these investments in emergency services, the 2019-20 ACT Budget builds on our commitment to ensuring the safety of our community and our first responders – now and in the years to come