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

Where is fire fighter safety heading?

The Australasian Firefighting Authorities Council (AFAC) has released a series of documents that form their proposed work health and safety doctrine. Whilst this is directed at public service fire fighters, it is an indicator of what may impact volunteers in the future. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades encourages consideration of the proposals, and…


Ideas wanted for AFAC conference presentations

The Australasian Firefighting Authorities Council (AFAC) will be holding its annual conference next year in Sydney at the International Convention Centre. The theme for the conference is “Collaborating for success – improving performance in emergency management”, a worthy theme indeed. AFAC is looking for ideas for conference presentations by those undertaking some research in this…


International Volunteer Day

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades joins people across the world in saying thank you to all the volunteers on this International Volunteer Day.

We particularly thank the Bush Fire Brigades’ Volunteers of Western Australia for their dedication and devotion to protecting our communities from the ravages of bush fires.




Association helps with new FCV for Albany’s Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades

Albany’s regional community has shown its appreciation to their Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades by raising $72,000 for a new, a state-of-the-art Forward Control Vehicle (FCV) equipped with the latest in communication and computer technology. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, in partnership with Western Power, was pleased to help the community effort by approving…


Research provides insight to the unseen effects of major fires

The Beyond Bushfires: Community Resilience and Recovery study was conducted to examine the impacts of the Black Saturday and related bushfires of February 2009 on community members’ physical and mental health and wellbeing. The research also aimed to build understanding of the interplay between individual, social and community-level recovery.   The six year study involving over…