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or write to:

c/o Post Office, LOWER KING
WA 6330

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 the Great Southern region of 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.

Volunteer 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

All requirements of the City of Albany
Fire Management Notice must be
acheived by 1 December 2016
be maintained until 30 April 2017

All previous fire break exemptions have expired

Variations to Requirements 

Application forms for variations from the Fire Management Notice are available from the City of Albany website. The completed form must be submitted to City of Albany, North Rd Office, or emailed to 
before the 15th September 2016. 

Permit and Prohibited Burning periods

South West Sector 2016/2017

Permit to Burn Required
1 November to 14 December 

Burning Prohibited 
15 December to 15 March 

Permit to Burn Required
 16 March to 30 April

These dates are subject to change by the
City of Alban

To obtain a "Permit to Burn" in the Kalgan area, go to the forms page, download and fill out the permit form, and send the completed Permit form to
Don Tomlinson at  


Request regarding burns

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


Meetings of the Kalgan Volunteer Bushfire Brigade are held at the Lower Kalgan Fireshed, 516 Nanarup Rd, on the second Monday in the months of March, June, September and December.

  Next meeting    

Monday 12th December 2016

 at 7.30pm, Lower Kalgan Shed





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 Training Information

Senior First Aid Certificate

Brigade members wishing to complete their First Aid qualification should contact St Johns in Albany.  The cost of the course may be refunded by our Treasurer after completion of the course if funds are available.

    2016 Training Program

See Training Page

Next Practical Training Session

To be advised


For further details on Training, please contact the Training Officer:
Kevin Bransby



FCO Contacts for 2016/2017:

FCO - Graeme Poole      0419 919 949
DFCO - Don Tomlinson  0427 366 040
DFCO - Brent Findlay     0417 071 886
DFCO - Kevin Bransby   0408 067 576

Kalgan Fireshed (Unmanned) 9846 4008

Call out phone (texts only) 0457 774 008

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