UFU Victoria

United Firefighters Union of Australia
Victorian Branch



It is with immense sadness that the United Firefighters Union informs members of the passing of David Langmead. David was a barrister who both advised and represented the Union for 30 years.  First admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1986, David practiced as a solicitor and eventually became Partner in the Employment and Industrial […]


Firefighters from Mildura have raised over $4000 for local charities over the last couple of years. The firefighters have a charity tin which they donate to out of their own pocket, choosing a different charity every 6 months. Today they gave over $600 to C.H.A.I.L.I.S (Children having an illness living in Sunraysia) to help support […]


BULLETIN Bulletin No: 127 | 17 July 2024 TO: ALL UFU MEMBERS Notice to Members The AEC has provided the Victorian Branch with a Post-election report from the recently concluded Branch Elections. The report identified a difficulty in applying the UFUA Rules in relation to the dates at which steps in the ballot should be […]


Firefighters on the ground are reporting that Victoria currently has no spare Trucks. Should one of Victoria’s unreliable and out of date Trucks breakdown, there are no spares to replace it. Victorians are experiencing a Fire Truck Crisis. The failure of the State Government to act on this crisis is leaving the community and Firefighters […]

UFU Victorian Branch Elections Results 2024

The Australian Electoral Commission has issued to the Union and candidates the Declaration of Results. The results of the election are as follows:Branch President David HamiltonBranch Vice President David PitcherBranch Junior Vice President Dave BlackBranch Secretary Peter MarshallBranch Trustees Tim Eccles, Chris Tempest, Ed Starinskas & Tony MartinFirefighter Representatives Peter Shroder, Justin Pattinson, Dave Blundell […]


FireOps 101 co-ordinator and UFU Delegate A/SO Katherine Dunell on 3AW’s “The House Of Wellness”. This interview came about because of the fantastic work that our FireOps 101 people do as advocates for Firefighters In the below picture from left to right:Luke Hines (host)A/SO Kat DunellSarah Davidson (author and podcaster)Gerald Quigley (pharmacist) & Fire Ops 101 Alumni CLICK HERE to […]

Trucks left on side of road

As Victoria’s Fire Truck crisis continues, the community is seeing our Fire Trucks being left on the side of the road as Breakdowns continue. This 18 year old appliance broke down at a busy intersection in Canterbury this afternoon. This is yet another alarming example of the potential dangers our community and firefighters are facing […]