About

We collect and display objects about all Fire Services past and present in the State of Victoria. We have large holdings of the three current services, MFB (Melbourne), CFA (country centres) and DSE (forests and public lands). We also have significant holdings of smaller and former services, including the 50+ services in metropolitan Melbourne prior to the formation of the MFB in 1891.

Our collection includes approximately 100 fire engines, dating from the 1860's to the 2000's. A small number of these are always on display in our public area in the former 1893 MFB HQ fire station. The rest are garaged in our Newport facility.

Our collection

Themes: Connecting Victorians by transport and communications, Building Victoria's industries and workforce, Peopling Victoria's Places & Landscapes