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Want to Join the Kalgan Brigade?

Click HERE for the form and send to the Secretary

Welcome to the Kalgan Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Website.

Kalgan is a rural district within the City of Albany in Southern Western Australia. We provide fire response, prevention and community education to the Kalgan area. While our primary focus is in the protection of our own community in Kalgan, we are often called to assist other brigades and agencies in times of need.

The Brigade is entirely operated by volunteers, managed by the City of Albany and supported by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia (DFES), which provides technical and operational support as well as the training network.

Voluntary Bushfire Brigades in the Albany area:

South West Sector

  • Bornholm
  • Elleker
  • Highway
  • Kalgan
  • King River
  • Napier
  • Redmond
  • South Coast
  • Torbay
  • Youngs

North East Sector

  • Gnowellen
  • Green Range
  • Kojaneerup
  • Manypeaks
  • South Stirling
  • Welstead

Fire Access Track Exemptions

Application for Fire Access Track Exemption forms are available from the City of Albany Rangers. For the Kalgan area the form needs to be signed and submitted to Graeme Poole (FCO) for endorsement before the date advertised in the City of Albany booklet "Fire Management Requirements" that you received with your rates notice


Graeme Poole (FCO)

0419 919 949

Permit and Prohibited Burning

South West Sector 2015/2016

Permit to Burn Required 20 October to 14 December 

Prohibited Burning Period 15 December to 15 March 

Permit to Burn Required 16 March to

30 April

Please note new Permit date

These dates are subject to change by the City of Albany

Request regarding burns

If you are planning to burn the bush or rubbish piles at any time of the year, please would you notify FCO, Graeme Poole on 0419 919 949 before doing so as a courtesy to the brigade



For permits in Kalgan area, go to forms page and submit Permit form to Don Tomlinson

0427 366 040 


All Firebreaks to be in by December 1, and maintained until April 30


Meetings of the Kalgan Volunteer Bushfire Brigade are held at the Lower Kalgan Fireshed on the second Monday in the months of March, June, September and December.

  Next meeting    

Monday 13 June 2016

 at 7.30pm, Lower Kalgan Shed




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Training Information

Senior First Aid Certificate

Brigade members wishing to complete their Senior First Aid should contact St Johns in Albany.  The cost of the course will be refunded by our treasurer after completion of the course.

    2016 Training Program

See Training Page

Next Practical Training Session

To be advised


For further details on Training, please contact Contact:

Kevin Bransby
Training Officer

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