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Civil and fire protection services (COFOG-A 032)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.50.

Civil and fire protection services (COFOG-A 032) consists of government expenditure on civil and fire protection services. This category is further classified into:

  • civil protection services (COFOG-A 0321); and
  • fire protection services (COFOG-A 0322).

Civil protection services (COFOG-A 0321)

A1C.51.

Civil protection services (COFOG-A 0321) consists of:

  • the administration of civil protection affairs and services; and
  • the operation of civil protection services maintained by public authorities; operation or support of civil protection training programs.

Includes: Civil protection services such as mountain rescue, beach surveillance (including beach patrols and beach inspection), life saving, evacuation of flooded areas, etc.; maintenance of state emergency services such as through local government contributions, and their operations that cannot be allocated to natural disaster relief.

Fire protection services (COFOG-A 0322)

A1C.52.

Fire protection services (COFOG-A 0322) consists of:

  • the administration of fire prevention and fire fighting affairs and services; and
  • the operation of regular and auxiliary fire brigades and of other fire prevention and fire fighting services maintained by public authorities; operation or support of fire prevention and fire fighting training programs.

Includes: Contributions to volunteer fire brigades; operation of fire brigade boards; roadside clearing operations; rural fire services.

Excludes: Civil defence (classified to civil defence (COFOG-A 0212)); forces especially trained and equipped for fighting or preventing forest fires (classified to forestry (COFOG-A 0422)); cash benefits and benefits in kind to victims of fire (classified to natural disaster relief (COFOG-A 1091) or social protection not elsewhere classified (COFOG-A 1099)); maintenance of state emergency services, such as through local government contributions (classified to civil protection services (COFOG-A 0321)); fire control activities carried out in national parks, state reserves and crown land (classified to protection of biodiversity and landscape (COFOG-A 0541)).