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Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card

The Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card Scheme (the Scheme) is a gift, made possible by the State Government of Western Australia, to support the important work of metropolitan and regional emergency service volunteers and acknowledge their contribution to the WA community.

Under this Scheme, brigades, groups and units (BGUs) in the following services will be provided, upon application, with a $2,000 fuel card annually for the next four years, commencing in 2015/16:

  • Bush Fire Service
  • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service
  • Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services
  • State Emergency Service
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue Services
  • St John Ambulance

Funding for the fuel cards in regional WA is supported by the Royalties for Regions program.

Applications for the 2016/17 fuel card are now open.

BGUs that are not currently participating in the scheme can apply for a fuel card for the 2016/17 financial year. To apply simply click the button below and complete the online application form.

Volunteer Fuel Card Application

PLEASE NOTE: BGUs that have already received a card are NOT required to apply for a card. The existing fuel cards will automatically receive an additional $2,000 top up which will available for use until 30 June 2017.

Applications for the 2016/17 fuel card will close on Tuesday, 12 July 2016. It is anticipated that successful applicants will receive their cards in August 2016.

How can the fuel card be used?

The volunteer officer-in-charge will be responsible for distributing the fuel card amongst actively contributing registered volunteers within the BGU.

The fuel card is restricted to fuel purchases only and can be used for private or recreational use. The fuel card must not be used to purchase fuel for an operational vehicle or vessel.

Where can I find out more information?

For further information:


Email or call DFES’ Fuel Card Administrator:

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If you would like to register for updates on this Scheme, please enter your name and email address below and press 'submit'.

Disclaimer: Personal information provided by users will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected. DFES will not disclose email addresses or other personal details to any third party (including other State Government institutions or authorities) without the user's explicit consent, except if required by law or other regulation.

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