Volunteering: cyclones, fire and disasters

Volunteer with Bushfires NT

Bushfires NT works with landowners and the wider community to manage and prevent bushfires in the Northern Territory (NT).

It supports 22 volunteer fire brigades across the NT with about 500 active volunteers.

Bushfire volunteers are landholders and members of the community - men and women from all cultural backgrounds, age groups and professions.

Role of Bushfires NT volunteers

There are a range of Bushfires NT volunteering roles that will suit a variety of people.

Volunteers take part in the following types of work:

  • fighting and preventing bushfires
  • fuel hazard reduction
  • going to bushfires and operating firefighting equipment
  • operational support during a bushfire
  • fundraising for local brigades.

How to volunteer

You must be aged 16 years or over to volunteer.

No experience is necessary. You will be given training to ensure you are a confident, safe and competent brigade member.

Contact Bushfires NT

Contact your nearest Bushfires NT office to volunteer.




Head office, Darwin

Lot 1718
Albatross St
PO Box 37346
Winnellie NT 0821

(08) 8922 0844

Batchelor - Vernon Arafura fire management zone

142 Cameron Road
c/o Post Office
Batchelor NT 0845

(08) 8976 0098

Katherine - Savannas and Arnhem fire management zones

32 Giles St
PO Box 532
Katherine NT 0851

(08) 8973 8871

Tennant Creek - Barkly fire management zone

33 Leichhardt St
PO Box 846
Tennant Creek NT 0861

(08) 8962 4577

Alice Springs - Alice Springs fire management zone

3 Elder St
PO Box 2533
Alice Springs NT 0871

(08) 8952 3066

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Last updated: 05 February 2019


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