Welcome to the AVBFB website.

Western Australia is privileged to have approximately 26,000 volunteer Bush Fire Fighters who are based at over 560 Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades throughout the state.

These men and women give their time freely to undertake training and to attend incidents with communities being reliant on them to protect life and property against many hazards inlcuding bushfire.

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of WA Incorporated (or AVBFB), is the advocacy agency for the State’s Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades and their volunteers. It is also recognised as the ‘prescribed association’ by the Government of Western Australia.


This website has been developed to provide both a source of information as well as a means of communication with the members of the Bush Fire Service.

This site will be further developed over the coming months so we ask for your patience during this time. We are also seeking your assistance by way of feedback or articles that you think will be of interest to members of the Bush Fire Service. Please let us know what you would like us to include on this site because we want it to be a valuable information source for YOU our members.

Please note that the online shop is still under construction so please do not use the checkout cart at this time. To order an item please download the order form, which you will find under the shipping link on the left hand side.

“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan


Recent News and Media

Volunteer Bush Fire Games 2017 are on!

The Association is pleased to announce that the new games committee met on Sunday February 12.   The following officers were elected to the Committee – Chairperson Murray Redmond Kalamunda VBFB, Deputy Chairperson Beau Algeri West Gidgie VBFB, Secretary/ Treasurer Charmaine Currie, committee members, Jack Stallard Kalamunda VBFB, Shane Robertson Muchea VBFB, Peter Hall Muchea VBFB,…


Attention Motorcycle Riding Volunteers

Are you interested in riding with other motor cycle enthusiasts who also happen to be involved in fire associated emergency services? Then get in touch with the Emergency Services Motorcycle Association (ESMA) – Firefighter Chapter. The group was started for men and women that ride motorcycles who also either volunteer their time, or have made…


Nominations for Volunteer Advisory Groups to close 3rd March

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades advises all BFB Volunteers interested in being a representative on one of three Volunteer Advisory Groups that nominations will close on Friday, 3rd March 2017.   Nominations are invited for representatives on three groups, those being: ·         Volunteer Vehicles Advisory Group; ·         PPE and Uniform Advisory Group; ·        …


Premier Barnett’s surprising announcement a welcome pledge for Bush Fire Brigades

Premier Colin Barnett surprised the emergency sector and the general community with his announcement that, if re-elected, his government would establish the administrative headquarters for an independent Rural Fire Service in Collie-Preston. Premier Barnett’s announcement was welcomed by the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades that has advocated for such reform as recommended by the…


Nominations sought for Volunteer Advisory Groups

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades invites nominations for representatives on three Volunteer Advisory Groups. The three groups are: ·         Volunteer Vehicles Advisory Group; ·         PPE and Uniform Advisory Group; ·         Operational Equipment Advisory Group. These Advisory Groups are the replacement for the former Vehicle and Equipment Advisory Committee that was disbanded by DFES…