Round 2 open: National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants

Great news! Volunteering WA has announced a second round of National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants – closing 5pm Thursday 29 March 2018. The National Volunteer Week 2018 Celebration Event Grants provides an opportunity for volunteer involving organisations in metropolitan, regional and remote WA to participate in the annual national celebration of Australia’s extraordinary volunteers.…

AVBFB at Northam DOAC

As many of our dedicated volunteer members would know it is the “season” for District Operations Advisory Committee (DOAC) and Regional Operations Advisory Committee (ROAC) meetings around the state. These meetings are defined under the Bush Fires Act and basically allow for neighbouring local governments to get together and share information about recent events and…

Two Rocks John Quigley Facebook 13-03-2018

Attorney General John Quigley wants you (well, Two Rocks VBFB does actually!)

A Brigade to do a lot worse than have the State’s Attorney General helping you attract new volunteers! The sad fact is due to many reasons, voluntarism is generally in decline in Australia and for some of our invaluable Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, numbers have fallen to a concerning level. We keep hearing from Parliament…

Shire of Murray

Mandurah Mail: Community events win big in Shire of Murray’s latest funding distribution

A big congratulations to the Coolup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Cadets for attracting $1,200 for uniforms from the Alcoa of Australia/Shire of Murray Community Assistance Partnership Fund. The Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (AVBFB) is sorry we haven’t yet been able to make funding available for uniforms like it is for other services, but are very…

Sawyers Valley VBFB Mighty Austin Facebook 12-03-2018

Check out the Mighty Austin at the Blue Sky Festival on Saturday

The tireless crews from the Sawyers Valley Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Parkerville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Stoneville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and Mt Helena Voluntary Bush Fire Brigade will be at the Blue Sky Festival near the Mundaring Sculpture Park speaking with residents and handing out brochures on how to prepare properties and Bush Fire…