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

Bedfordale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade members to shave heads to support 4yo cancer patient

BEDFORDALE firefighters are about to brave winter with bare scalps in support of four-year-old Dwight Wenban’s fight against a rare childhood cancer. Dwight (in picture) has been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy sessions every Wednesday since April 4 to combat Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue tumour. He has about 43 weeks of treatment to go at…


Bush fires – perils of ignoring proven wisdom

Until green politics and academic abstractions clouded official thinking, Western Australia was the prime example of how best to minimise mega-bushfires’ destruction of life and property. Now we burn like the rest of Australia. Can anything be done? Curiously, the answer to the Australian bushfire challenge is not only well-known, it has been successfully field-tested. From about the…


New appliances for some lucky brigades

New appliances always generate some excitement for the recipient brigades and a number of brigades have recently shared in the feeling. It is always good to see emergency services funding going to such worthy causes. The City of Albany picked up 3 new Fast Attacks for the Torbay, Kalgan and Youngs Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades.…


Mid West DOAC in Coorow

The Mid West DOAC meeting was held recently in Coorow. It was the first meeting with new Chair Steve Lloyd who is also the Association’s Midwest Regional representative. The Association was represented at the meeting by Alison Lloyd, the Association’s other Midwest Regional representative who reported to the meeting about the Association’s activities and Tony…


Presumptive Legislation introduced into Parliament

It has been a long time coming since its initial announcement but this week the government put its ‘presumptive legislation’ before Parliament. The Minister for Emergency Services, Hon Jo Francis MLA, introduced the ‘Firefighters and Emergency Volunteers Legislation Amendment (Compensation) Bill 2016’ into the Parliament. The Association welcomes the Bill as we have been a…


City of Busselton begin burn offs

Prescribed burns are taking place throughout the region with the first one occurring at Meelup Park with the assistance of 36 volunteers. The burn was part of the City of Busselton’s fire management plan and was overseen by the city’s community emergency services manager Tim Wall. Mr Wall said the area of Meelup Park needed careful maintenance as it was an…