News & Coming Events

Fire Services Museum on Facebook
For the most up to date news on coming displays, events and other places you might see the Museum's team and vehicles
please check our Facebook Page We are quite active over there and in our Facebook group.

Anzac Day Closure
The Museum will be closed Anzac Day Thursday 25th of April
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Easter Closure
The Museum will be closed Good Friday (Mar 29th) and Easter Sunday (Mar 31st)
We will be open as usual on Easter Thursday (Mar 28th)
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

CFA State Championships are on !
This means that the Series 1 Type 1 and the Series 2 Type 1 pumpers will both be in the same place at the same time !

We are back for 2024 !
Our regular hours have resumed and as always check our facebook page for the latest updates !

Congratulations to everyone on the Australia Day Honours List
Particurlarly those from Victorian Fire Services, we are adding to the list below as we become aware of more

2023 and older

The Fire Services Museum of Victoria is saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend
and long serving Committee Member, Geoff Annal following a long illness.
Geoff, may you rest in peace.

New Memorabilia item available - Replica pin of Heritage cap badge !
The FSMV has produced a pin that is a replica of the original MFB hat badge.
The Pin is 3cm by 3cm and the price is $12 plus postage of $11 for any number of pins.
We have photo's of the Original hat badge the replica pin on our sales page.

FSMV's first "Go Fund Me"
The FSMv has started our first "Go Fund Me" to enable us to do some upgrades at our workshops.
We have a number of projects in flight, at both the workshops and the Museum. This is the first one
where we are asking for public assistance with funding. We plan to have a projects page up soon to show progress,
for now donations to the project can be made at FSMV Go Fund Me

Neil Graeme Muir
On Friday the 11th of Feb, we said Goodbye to Neil Graeme Muir
The Museum is both humbled and honoured to have been asked to accept
donations in his memory via this link Neil Muir Memorial

LULU's trip home !

XMAS Toy Sale !!

It was children's week - 23rd to 31st of October !
We made some word finds, word scrambles and some other puzzles and are posting them daily on our facebook page !
Don't Facebook ? No problem ! They are also here on our puzzles page
These are downloadable pdf's you can print. If you have ideas for puzzles or drawings for us to add please email
them to us at so we can make them into pdf's to share.
Our coloring sheets are on our kids colouring page

New "Firie Family Article
Sally Johnson has provided us with some recollections of growing up around the MFB Band including some old
Band programmes and articles. “The Music Man” Click on the link to read this wonderful contribution from Sally

We have also published "Born Under the Bells" by Trish Dwight which she wrote during the Melbourne COVID lockdown last year.
Why not have a read here and maybe send us in your own recollections which we can publish for you via our webpage and social media

Webpage updates !

We have converted our webpage to use https instead of http, so you will now see the litte padlock when you connect to us.
Please let us know if you find any issues when looking around our site via our Contact Page

Email address changes
Please note the Fire Services Museum is migrating from
to as our primary email address !

Souvenirs Page
We have updated our souvenirs page and can now accept financial donations via the page.
So to see what we have jump over to our Souvenirs Page

FSMV Signs Lease !!

Thursday the 19th of March 2020 was a great day for the Fire Services Museum of Victoria
Michael Moore has proudly been able to sign off on a project he has been working on since 2019.
The project was to get a proper legal binding document for the Fire Museum to stay in the Museum
Building at East Melbourne which was built in 1893.
The building was owned by the MFB, however with changes to the fire service in 2020 the MFB
was replaced by Fire Rescue Victoria from July 2020.
Standing beside Michael in the photo is MFB ACFO Marty Braid who along with ACFO Dave Bruce has supported this process
So the museum is safe and secure as we embark on the new era of Fire Service reform in Victoria.
Michael thanks the committee of the FSMV who have allowed him to be their corporate advisor and to
ensure security of the museum's continued home and place in our country's history.

Thankyou Scania Australia

Open Day at our Newport Workshop 17/11 10am - 4pm
As part of the the Art & Industry Festival 2018 our workshops at Newport were open on 17/11. We will have some pictures up on facebook shortly For more on the rest of the Fesitval, follow this link Arts and Industry Festival 2018 If you missed out on coming to visit why not book a tour by dropping us an email ? (Minimum 6 people please) Here are some photo's from the day.

YouTube Channel
We have been quietly working away and now have a channel on

Updated Virtual Tours
We have been quietly working with the team at Hidden Melbourne to adjust the sequences in out Virtual tours
Why not check them out from the Menu above or the Main Virtual Tour Page

Jung CFA History
Thanks to Jung Township the FSMV has been able to share Jung CFA's History online, why not have a read.
Have an article or feature on your brigades history ? Why not drop us a line so we can share it ?

Last Update: Friday 19th April 2024