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

Greens WA release Bush Fire Readiness policy

The Greens WA Party released its Bush Fire Readiness policy this week. Their policy agenda is published below. The policy release has been welcomed by the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, the State Emergency Service Volunteers’ Association, the Emergency Services Volunteers Association, WAFarmers and the Pastoralists and Graziers Association who have worked together to…


Pauline Hanson’s support for Volunteer Bush Fire fighters recognised in WA

Last year witnessed a politically vicious campaign orchestrated by the Victorian United Fire Fighters Union. The campaign was to pressure the Victorian Labor government to force the Country Fire Authority to sign an enterprise agreement that would give the union significant control over the volunteer fire fighters operating under the Country Fire Authority. The industrial…


On the fire ground in the Avon Valley

Volunteer and career fire fighters were kept last this week with a number of fires around the state including a challenging fire in the Avon Valley near Bell’s Rapids. Crews from Bush Fire Brigades, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Parks and Wildlife and Volunteer and Career Fire and Rescue Service, supported by aerial fire fighting resources and…


Queensland’s emergency services’ volunteers lobbying for respect and better management

The Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland has taken an active role on behalf of other volunteer groups in the emergency sector to advocate to political parties reform for a better emergency services system and greater respect for volunteers. One of the matters being pursued is the creation of an Emergency Volunteer Respect Act that would give volunteers…


Free hearing checks

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades are offered free hearing checks by AudioClinic. Hearing is one of our most precious senses and is fundamental to our overall health, wellbeing and quality of life It is now estimated that 1 in 6 people are affected by some form of hearing loss. AudioClinic are offering groups that meet on…


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The Committee, staff and volunteer helpers at the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades wish all members of Local Government Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades of Western Australia, your families, and all our friends in the emergency services community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You can feel comfortable that for Western Australia’s…