Scott Falconer commenced his career in natural resource management in 1992 as a Project Fire Fighter and has maintained an active fire role ever since. He progressed to a National Parks Ranger before becoming a Fisheries and Wildlife Officer. He was promoted to Senior Investigator with Fisheries Victoria, working in the Special Investigations Group.

In 2003 he moved into a managerial position, as Operations Manager with Fisheries Victoria. He also became a member of the Department’s Emergency Management Leadership Group and was heavily involved in the immediate recovery effort associated in the Kinglake area with Black Saturday Bushfires in 2009.

During this period he undertook several short-term projects with the World Bank, operating in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, assisting with the implementation of a sustainable energy project in the Pacific Region.

In 2011 Scott Falconer moved to the Department of Environment and Sustainability and Environment to lead the Regulation and Compliance Group that was responsible for the introduction of new governance and processes for the reporting and investigation of breaches associated with the timber industry.

In 2012 he moved to the Loddon Mallee to take up a position as Regional Manager, Fire and Land and was appointed as Deputy Chief Fire Officer in 2017. He is responsible for the leadership of a large multi-disciplinary work force in the development and delivery of programs associated with public land management, including fire preparedness and response activities, fuel management, including planned burning, and other emergency management operations.

He has undertaken senior executive roles in the recent 2019/20 Bushfires in NSW and Victoria, including Victoria Liaison Officer in NSW, leading a strategic planning cell in the State Control Centre and as an accredited Regional Controller. He was appointed a State Response Controller in the recent storm event in Victoria and was Deputy State Response Controller and assisted in establishing the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Program in Victoria.

Scott Falconer has completed Diplomas in Business, Government Investigation and Fisheries Management as well as a Graduate Certificate in Criminology. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAIDC) and is a Leadership Victoria Williamson Fellow and Churchill Fellow (2017).


The Lord Mayor's Bushfire Appeal Churchill Fellowship to create close partnerships with and jobs for traditional owners in fire and land management

The Lord Mayor's Bushfire Appeal Churchill Fellowship to create close partnerships with and jobs for traditional owners in fire and land management

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