In emergency, phone 000  NSW Rural Fire Service

As of 1st October 2013 permits to burn are required in the Wallaroo area. Permits are required until 31st March 2014 (subject to review).

Wallaroo Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade is a New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) unit.  All members of the brigade are volunteers and train regularly to fight bush fires, grass fires, building and vehicle fires, as well as attending motor vehicle accidents. 

We respond to a varying number of incidents per year in the brigade area, between Canberra and Murrumbateman, and also send crews and units to incidents within the zone, state or even interstate. 

Wallaroo residents please note the brigade's new Strategic Plan, a living document that will be updated as required. It shows how we are addressing our increasing membership, increasing population and our border with development in the ACT. 

We are receiving great support from the Wallaroo community and in particular:

  • Lawrence and Hanson
  • Canberra Switchboards
  • Toni Makkai

The recent fire season (From January 2014 to February 2014)

  • Attended 3 illegal campfires.
  • Crews sent to assist with a fast moving grassfire at Bowning.
  • Crews sent to assist with a fast moving grassfire at Wargeila Road north of Yass.
  • Attended a lighting strike at Spring Range Road.
  • Attended a grassfire at Parkwood Road.
  • Attended a grassfire at Nanima Road.
  • Attended a grassfire at Church Lane.
  • Attended a grassfire at Wallaroo Road.
  • Attended a motor vehicle acciddent (MVA) in Wallaroo Road.
  • Deployed 4 Wallaroo volunteers to a task force to Victoria.
  • Note: The Wallaroo Brigade Pre-Indicent Plan is now available on the Brigade Area Page.

We are an active training brigade, with our regular training nights usually attended by over 20 people.  Our members are a diverse group including farmers, tradespeople, public servants and lawyers.  We always welcome new members and supporters. Recently we have welcomed 8 new members and considerably increased the number of female members in the brigade. 

Volunteers are welcome. See our flier here 228kb.

Fire Danger

Current Fire Danger can be found on the RFS website. Click on region 9 (Southern Tablelands) on the map in the link to find the local fire danger. (Fire Danger)

Last updated on 12/03/2014.