Welcome to the United Firefighters Union of Australia Aviation Branch News home page. Here you find news related to the National Agenda emanating from the Aviation Branch. All UFUA local branches form an integral part of the makeup of the UFUA. A vital link in the chain providing the best possible support for all Firefighters and our member base across Australia.

The UFUA now represents more than 13,000 firefighters across Australia in continued campaigns to achieve improved working conditions for the men and women who confront dangerous and often life-threatening situations in their daily work.

The Importance Of Unions

If I were a factory employee, a labourer on the railroad, or a wage earner of any sort, I would undoubtedly join the union of my trade.

If I were opposed to the policy of the union, I would join for no other reason than to help rectify that mistake.

If I took exception to a dishonest leader, I would join the union to help remove him.

In short, I believe in the union, and I believe that all men who benefit by the union, are morally bound to help to the extent of their power in the common interest advanced by the union.

Unions, whilst they consist of members, do not belong to the members, but rather, they hold in trust, something for those in the future.

United States President
Theodore Roosevelt

UFUA Aviation Branch Latest News

Rule Changes to facilitate UFU Queensland Branch elections

Members’ attention is drawn to the following information concerning changes to the UFUA rules sought by Queensland Branch Administrator Gavin Marshall. These changes are intended …

VALE – Senator Alex Gallacher

The United Firefighters Union of Australia would like to acknowledge the contribution that the late Senator Alex Gallacher made to the service of working people …

KEVIN JOLLY, MICK TISBURY & VINNIE MALES Recognition for Meritorious Service

The National Union would like to acknowledge the contribution that outgoing West Australian President and life member of the UFUA Kevin Jolly, outgoing Junior Vice …

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International Firefighters Day push for greater cancer protection for firefighters. With a link to today’s media release as well as a summary of new cancer …


Call for nominations for National Work Health and Safety Coordinator. Branch Secretaries have been asked by the National Executive to provided nominations to fill the …


The Tasmanian Government announced last week that it would follow the lead set by the Commonwealth and ACT in November last year, by adding 8 …

Tasmania Becomes the First State to Extend Cancer Protection for Professional Firefighters

The UFUA has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s historic decision to expand cancer protection for professional firefighters. To read the media release issued in recognition of …