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

Government adopts Ferguson recommendations, including an Independent Rural Fire Service

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades is delighted with the announcement by the Premier, Hon Colin Barnett, that the state government has decided to accept all 17 recommendations made by the Ferguson Inquiry into the Waroona fires that destroyed the town of Yarloop. The Association’s State President, Dave Gossage AFSM, commented on behalf of…


Association calls on UFU to stick to its traditional role and cease meddling in the bush fire sector

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades is warning all communities exposed to bush fire risks to be vigilant against union inspired political manouvering to undermine the reform agenda in its opposition to an independent Rural Fire Service. The government’s response to the Ferguson Inquiry recommendations was barely announced when the United Firefighters Union was…


Insurance question answered

Insurance coverage for Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers comes up routinely as a topic of inquiry from volunteers. One aspect of insurance that has been raised with the Association recently involves personally owned vehicles. The following information has been sourced by the Association from Local Government Insurance Services (LGIS). Cover is provided for loss or damage…


A successful Volunteers’ Conference and congratulations to Award Winners and nominees

The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades congratulates all those from the various Associations and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services who were involved in putting together a successful and well run 2016 Emergency Services Volunteers’ Conference. A record crowd of more than 700 volunteers from all emergency services attended the conference. The feedback…