UFU Victoria

United Firefighters Union of Australia
Victorian Branch


Climbing mountains side by side in 2024

In 2022 emergency service workers trekked Side-by-Side along the notorious and historically significant Kokoda Track to raise awareness of the need to support the mental health and wellbeing of Victoria’s emergency service workers. The Kokoda Trek raised more than $30,000 for the Emergency Services Foundation.

In 2023, Tony’s Trek – One Step at a Time covered 1,500km across the areas impacted by the 2019-20 Victorian Bushfires raising $209,000.

In 2024 we are continuing the journey together with Tony’s Trek Side-by-Side, and we are aiming high by heading to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lakes in the magnificent Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal from 8 to 28 of March 2024, with the amazing crew from No Roads Expeditions.

Symbolically, Tony’s Trek Side-by-Side represents how we work – Emergency Services, Side-by-Side, when it counts, and in it together for the greater good.