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WAFA mem­ber­ship is an annu­al mem­ber­ship and based on the day you become a mem­ber, with your mem­ber­ship renew­al due 4 weeks before mem­ber­ship expiry.


Please note: we have been receiv­ing reports that some of our cor­re­spon­dence is being sent to mem­bers’ spam fold­ers; this is main­ly due to the use of work email address­es and tougher fil­ters being applied by those (espe­cial­ly gov­ern­ment organ­i­sa­tion email address­es).
To ensure you are receiv­ing all of our cor­re­spon­dence, includ­ing our month­ly newslet­ters and your mem­ber­ship renew­al notice, we sug­gest using a per­son­al email address (where avail­able) when sign­ing up. We thank you for your sup­port and under­stand­ing!

From the 1st of Jan­u­ary 2023 WAFA will be reg­is­ter­ing for the GST that along with an increase in the cost of oper­at­ing means that for the first time in around 10 years the price of mem­ber­ships will be increasing.

From the 1/1/2023

The annu­al WAFA Indi­vid­ual Mem­ber­ship fee is $25 includ­ing GST.

The annu­al WAFA Organ­i­sa­tion­al mem­ber­ship fees are based on the size of your workforce:

  1. 1 — 49 staff and/​or vol­un­teers — $300GST
  2. 50 — 499 staff and/​or vol­un­teers — $600GST
  3. 500+ staff and/​or vol­un­teers — $900GST

Please note — Organ­i­sa­tion­al mem­ber­ship does not include indi­vid­ual mem­ber­ships for your workforce. 

Con­tact WAFA Admin for more information.

Please note that upon sign­ing up you will receive an auto­mat­ed email with the pay­ment options. Only once your pay­ment has been received will your account be activated.


Our organ­i­sa­tion was start­ed to help pro­mote and sup­port women in fire­fight­ing. Becom­ing a mem­ber allows you to embrace the oppor­tu­ni­ties, knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence that the WAFA team have to offer.

The WAFA Board is made up of both women and men from the fire­fight­ing and emer­gency ser­vices indus­tries from across Aus­trala­sia. They are all vol­un­teers, who are pas­sion­ate about women in fire­fight­ing and the abil­i­ty to sup­port not only indi­vid­u­als but organ­i­sa­tions that have women on their teams.


Becom­ing an organ­i­sa­tion­al mem­ber demon­strates your agen­cy’s com­mit­ment to women with­in your organ­i­sa­tion. Being a WAFA organ­i­sa­tion­al mem­ber will show­case your deter­mi­na­tion to facil­i­tate change and pro­mote diver­si­ty and sup­port women with­in the fire­fight­ing and emer­gency ser­vice industries.

WAFA pro­vides your organisation:

  • A por­tal to link to your organ­i­sa­tion’s web­site, increas­ing your abil­i­ty to attract female fire­fight­ers and sup­port staff.
  • Avail­abil­i­ty to pro­mote your organ­i­sa­tion by sub­mit­ting arti­cles to the quar­ter­ly newslet­ter, which is sent out to all our mem­bers and our inter­na­tion­al sis­ter organisations.
  • The oppor­tu­ni­ty to be a Gold, Sil­ver or Bronze Spon­sor of the bi-annu­al WAFA Con­fer­ence, giv­ing your staff access to up to 12 dis­count­ed con­fer­ence pack­ages to pro­mote their lead­er­ship and growth.
  • A pro­fes­sion­al organ­i­sa­tion to assist your staff with com­mon issues, through a pri­vate on-line forum avail­able to our members.
  • Access to men­tor­ing through our expe­ri­enced Board and oth­er trained members.

Sign up as an Organ­i­sa­tion Now


Becom­ing an indi­vid­ual mem­ber offers you a net­work­ing, sup­port and men­tor­ing tool for you to access as fre­quent­ly as required.

WAFA pro­vides you:

  • Dis­count­ed annu­al con­fer­ence rates
  • On-line mem­bers only forum to dis­cuss issues
  • Men­tor­ing program
  • Infor­ma­tion about jobs, research, and oth­er organisations
  • Access to fit­ness test­ing assistance
  • Per­son­al log-in details
  • Quar­ter­ly newsletter

Sign up as an Indi­vid­ual Now

Our enthu­si­as­tic board is in place and we are work­ing on some great new projects including:

  • Pro­mot­ing mem­ber­ship as an active and engaged pursuit.
  • What can YOU do for Aus­trali­a’s only Nation­al Women and Fire­fight­ing organisation?
  • How can we togeth­er make this a rel­e­vant, engaged and inter­est­ing network?
  • Plan­ning our 2023 con­fer­ence in Brisbane
  • If you have any thoughts on what you would like to see, or what you can add to the 2023 line up then please let us know.
  • WAFA Men­tor­ing Program.
  • An online men­tor­ing pro­gram aimed at link­ing aspir­ing fire­fight­ers with expe­ri­enced indus­try professionals

Please con­tact us if you believe you can con­tribute to any of the above, any assis­tance is always real­ly appreciated!