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

Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry

The report of the special inquiry titled Reframing Rural Fire Management: Report of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire, was tabled in Parliament by the Premier on Thursday 23 June 2016. When releasing the report it was made clear that the government would receive further responses in consideration of the findings and…


Recognition for employers who support volunteers

Does your employer support your emergency volunteering? Employer support is critical for BFB volunteers and it is important to recognise their support for your volunteering. Nomination period has now opened for the Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards and will close at 4pm on Wednesday, 17th August. This is an opportunity to give such recognition to employers whose support…


AVBFB – North Metropolitan Brigades Meeting

The Association’s representatives were pleased with the turnout for the AVBFB – combined North Metropolitan VBFBs meeting. It was a productive meeting held in a friendly, collegiate atmosphere with considerable enthusiasm for making the Association a much more effective representative body for BFB volunteers. The meeting was an initiative of the brigades to facilitate closer…


Attention: Five Important Reminders!

There are several deadlines looming on matters for VBFB members so please take note of these reminders and share them with your peers who may not be aware. Nomination period for Association Zone Representatives closes next Friday, 29th July 2016! For more details and access to the information package and nomination forms, refer to our…


Congratulations to Lachlan Bormolini

The Association, on behalf of all VBFBs, congratulates Lachlan Bormolini for winning the Country Women’s Association’s Young Volunteer of the Year Award. The Cadet Volunteer Bushfire Brigade member from Bedfordale won the award for outstanding community service. It was a special day for Lachlan who was presented with the award by the Governor, Her Excellency the…