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 $1,000 fuel card for the 2017/18 financial year.
- Bush Fire Service
- St John Ambulance
- State Emergency Service
- Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services
- Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service
- Volunteer Marine Rescue Services
As part of the State’s review of the funding allocation for the Scheme, an amount of $1,000 per card has been allocated and the duration of the Scheme has been extended until the 2020/21 financial year. Funding for the fuel cards in regional WA is supported by the Royalties for Regions.
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.
Talk to your brigade, group or unit leader or sub centre manager about who is your designated Fuel Card holder.
For emergency services volunteers who can access the DFES Volunteer Portal, the name of your fuel card volunteer officer-in-charge for your brigade, group or unit will be available when cards have been sent out in mid March 2018.
When can I apply for a fuel card?
The application period to re-apply for the fuel card for the 2018/19 financial year will be available after June 30. All volunteer officers-in-charge will receive notifications for the opportunity to re-apply during this period.
Where can I find out more information?
For volunteer officers-in-charge upon receipt of their card
For enquires about where fuel cards can be used, account balances, using your Web Self Service account or to report a card faulty, damaged, lost or stolen once you have received your card:
Call the WEX Motorpass Volunteer Fuel Card Hotline
For further information email or call the DFES Fuel Card Administrator
Would you like to keep informed?
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.