Welcome to Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA).
WAFA is a non-profit professional organisation to support women either in, or considering a career in, the Australasian firefighting industry.



Promoting equity across our sector to empower all women to embrace their strengths.


In collaboration with individuals, communities and emergency services, we build confidence and empower women to achieve their full potential and be supported, as women, in their roles within our sector.




WAFA Gender Balance Overview

The Gender Balance Overview of Australasian Firefighters 2015 is a WAFA initiative to establish the current state of play for all Fire Agencies within Australasia. As a base we hope it will encourage Agencies to set statistical objectives for gender balance and, in turn, improve all diversity reporting.

More information on the Hot Right Now page.




WAFA membership is open to both men and women, salaried or volunteer, and is open to people in any aspect of the industry from catering and administration through to firefighting and senior management.


WIN NEWS article from the 2014 WAFA Conference

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Posted on 5 June 2018
May Newsletter

Click here for our latest newsletter, which includes information about professional development, WAFA wellness and Commissioner Dany Cotton, who will be a guest speaker at our upcoming conference in New Zealand!

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Award Submissions Extended!

Posted on 6 June 2018
Call for Award Nominations Extended! The Board has extended the nomination period for the WAFA Awards, which will be announced at the WAFA 2...
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