NSW RFS Training Academy opens in Dubbo


Acting Commissioner Rob Rogers and Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Hon David Elliott MP, have officially opened Stage One of the $23 million state of the art NSW RFS Training Academy located in Dubbo.

This new facility gives NSW RFS volunteers and staff access to a dedicated training facility to further improve the skills and knowledge relied on when responding to and managing emergencies across the state.

The Academy, built in partnership between the NSW RFS and Dubbo Regional Council, is located at the Dubbo City Regional Airport which provides greater access for our members all over NSW.

The facility includes classroom and practical training with a large auditorium, lecture theatre, indoor and outdoor training areas, gym and catering services with commercial kitchen.

Along with space to learn there is also room to rest, with residential style accommodation for up to 40 people on site as part of Stage One. Two more accommodation blocks will be completed by years end as part of Stage Two and will see a total of 97 bedrooms available.

This will be a home away from home, with everything from lounge, library and laundry to TV’s and air-conditioning making those undertaking training programs as comfortable as possible.

While it will be mainly used by the NSW RFS, the facility will also be available for the use of other emergency services and hosts a meeting centre for multi-agency collaborations.