About Us

Bushfire Consulting Services Pty Ltd are extremely well placed to provide reports, training and services which fulfil todays legislative requirements.


T: 02 4744 5800
M: 0425 833 893 / 0476 111 129
E: info@bfcs.com.au


Graduate Diploma – Building Surveying (2016), University of Western Sydney

Building Codes and Compliance (2013), University of Newcastle with High Distinction

Building in Bushfire Prone Areas (2016), University of Western Sydney with Distinction

Building Surveyor – Restricted (Class 1 and 10 buildings) BDC3314

Association of Australian Certifiers Member No, 3314

UTS Certification Short Course 2018

White Card 2012

Bachelor of Construction Management (2015) University of Western Sydney

Certificate III in Business Administration – 2008

Employment History

Bushfire Consulting Services Pty Ltd
Bushfire Consultant Assistant
June 2020 – Current

Benchmark Building Certifiers
Building Consultant/A3 Accredited
Building Certifier
March 2010 – 2020

Hawkesbury City Council
Work Experience with Building
Surveyors & Town Planners
December 2009 – February 2010

Penrith City Council
Business Administration Officer,
Development Services & Environmental Health
February 2008 – November 2009

Adrian Armitstead

Bushfire Practitioner Assistant and Accredited Building Surveyor

Adrian has over 14 years of experience in the fields of bushfire management planning, town planning, building certification, environmental health and building surveying, and is highly competent in the preparation of Compliance Certificates relating to the design and construction requirements of AS3959 and Planning for Bushfire Protection, Bush Fire Assessment Reports, Bushfire Attack Level Certificates, and provision of carefully considered, professional bushfire advice to our clients, delivered in a timely manner. Adrian is a highly regarded member of our bushfire planning team.

Adrian has demonstrated his commitment to bushfire management planning by completing and obtaining a distinction in the ‘Building in Bushfire Prone Areas’ Unit of his Graduate Diploma of Building Surveying in 2016 and is currently midway through completion of the Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection in becoming appointed as a BPAD-Level 2 Certified Practitioner.

He and Catherine Gorrie have also hosted a stand at the 2021 and 2022 Association of Australian Certifiers annual conferences of several hundred attendees.

Adrian’s expertise includes:

  • Compliance for the design and construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas for all versions of AS3959 and the associated sections of Planning for Bushfire Protection
  • Bushfire protection design planning
  • Bushfire risk management / modelling
  • Building Surveyor – Restricted (Class 1 and 10 buildings)

Relevant Projects

Adrian’s key project experience includes:

  • Wentworth and Buronga Accommodation Camps

> Provide compliance of design and construction advice for over 200 temporary relocatable homes and associated amenities as part of the Energy Connects infrastructure upgrades to BAL 12.5

  • Aspect Schools, Western Sydney & Northern Beaches

> Provide preliminary advice, a Bushfire Assessment Report, and design and construction advice for alterations and additions to two schools in BAL FZ

  • FDC Building, Astoria Street Marsden Park

> Review design and construction of four lot subdivision, bulk earthworks and tree clearing, construction of a private access road from Astoria Street to the site, construction and operation of an industrial facility including a warehouse, ancillary office and truck drivers sleeping facilities; ancillary development including truck parking, car parking, landscaping, noise abatement wall and associated infrastructure

  • RAAF Base

> Prepare preliminary advice, a Bushfire Assessment Report and review design for compliance with BAL 40 & BAL FZ


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