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 Newsletter - October

  • Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience - Applications open: Round Four Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships

  • Conference Registration now open - BUT closing this Saturday (15/09/18)

  • and more!


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.


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WAFA Mentoring

Posted on 26 June 2018
WAFA Mentoring Program  The WAFA online mentoring program is here! If you're a financial member of WAFA and you're interested in participating as either a mentor or a mentee, then download an application form WAFA Mentoring Program. If you have any questions regarding the program check out our WAFA Mentoring FAQ page. For further enquiries please email: mentoring@wafa.as...
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Posted on 9 July 2018
July Newsletter Click here for our latest newsletter, which includes information about professional development, WAFA wellness and the progr...
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