WAFES Conference Overview

The annual WA Fire and Emergency Services (WAFES) Conference brings together DFES volunteers and staff from across the State to network and share ideas.

The theme for this year’s conference is Yesterday, today, tomorrow: celebrating our heritage, embracing innovation and planning for the challenges of the future.

Over two days, an engaging program of tours, presentations, workshops and talks from keynote speakers will help attendees build on their knowledge and skills in emergency services.

 The conference is open to State Emergency Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, Bush Fire Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Marine Rescue volunteers as well as DFES employees, including corporate staff and operational personnel.

The 2024 WAFES Conference will be held at Crown Perth on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September, and will again be rounded out with the WAFES Awards gala dinner.