Past Conferences


'Stepping Up and Standing Out'

WAFA's sixth biennial conference took place in Brisbane, co-located wtih the 2016 AFAC Conference, August 30 - September 2. 


'Women at the fire front: Innovation, Motivation & Inspiration'

WAFA's fifth biennial conference took place in Canberra on the 15th and 16th August 2014. The conference report is available below.



'Resurgence - Becoming Stronger'

The 2010 WAFA Conference was held at the Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley from 22-24 July 2010.

The theme of the Conference was 'Resurgence - Becoming Stronger' and focussed on resilience and recovery from personal and professional life challenges.


The 2006 Women in Firefighting Conference was held at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The 2006 WAFA Conference Program is available below.


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WAFA Gender Balance Overview

Posted on 2 December 2015

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.

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