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NSW RFS and Brigades Donations Fund

Through the extraordinary support of the community, our brigades and volunteers will continue to receive many benefits resulting from the significant donations received during the 2019/2020 fire season.

These donated funds are being used to accelerate or supplement projects that would otherwise not happen without extra funding. These funds are for initiatives over and above funding that is normally allocated to the NSW RFS, such as by the Government. So far, more than $100m has been spent or allocated to benefit our brigades and volunteers.

How your donations are being used


distributed direct to NSW RFS brigades as part of the brigade management scheme


to assist with the provision of new firefighting helmets to all NSW RFS volunteers

major projects

as part of a district funding arrangement to allow for major projects or the acquisition of larger assets that have broad benefits to many volunteers


to fund a project to rollout mobile data terminals into all frontline vehicles


to allow for the distribution of respiratory protection equipment to all firefighting appliances across the state

benevolent fund

to establish a benevolent fund for NSW RFS firefighters

For more information, click here to read the latest report into donated funds.

About The NSW RFS and Brigades Donations Trust

The NSW RFS and Brigade Donations Fund was established in 2012 to support volunteer brigades with the management of publicly donated funds.

The Fund is managed by a Trust, which distributes funds for a range of activities, including:

  • To or for the brigades in order to enable them or assist them to meet the costs of purchasing and maintaining firefighting equipment and facilities, providing training and resources and/ or to otherwise meet the administrative expenses of the brigades which are associated with their volunteer-based fire and emergency service activities
  • For authorised investments which are consistent with carrying out the purpose described in the bullet point above
  • To meet the reasonable costs of the current and continuing operation and management of the Trust.

How To Donate

Make a donation by PayPal PayPal Logo
Make a donation by credit card

You can make a credit card donation to many brigades. If the brigade you wish to donate to is not listed, contact your local District Office on how to make a donation.

Westpac LogoSecure online donations

Deposit funds directly

Use these bank account details:

  • Account Name: NSW Rural Fire Service
  • Bank: Westpac
  • BSB: 032-001 Account No: 171051
International transfers

If you're transferring funds from overseas, use these details:

  • SWIFT 8 Digit Code: WPACAU2S; or
  • SWIFT 11 Digit Code: WPACAU2SXXX

If there is no BSB option with your financial institution, please place the BSB followed by the account number together into the account number field. For example, combining BSB: 032-001 and Account No: 171051 would simply become Account No: 032001171051

Please note - we do not accept cheques in international currency.

Post a cheque or money order

Post a cheque or money order to:

NSW Rural Fire Service
Locked Bag 17,
Granville NSW 2142

Please note - we do not accept cheques in international currency.

Contact The Trust

Mail NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund
4 Murray Rose Avenue
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Telephone (02) 8741 5519