Useful Links

CFA Sites

Sites directly associated with the CFA.

CFA Online

CFA website for brigades and members.  To access, you will need to be an active member.  Contact the Secretary to activate your account.

Some useful areas include:

  • Paging service - allowing you to send a page to the brigade

  • Maps online - large range of maps, including turnout areas, hydrants and bushfire history

  • Turnout history - reviewing your own or the brigade's turnout history

  • Member ID - allowing you to submit to request a new or replacement member ID card

Also known as "Brigades Online"

CFA Connect

CFA's official news site and member forum.


Warnings and Incidents

All warnings, incidents and planned burns identified by CFA, DSE or MFB.

Emergency Memberlink

Benefits program for CFA & SES members. You will need your CFA member number to sign up. 


Volunteer Fire Brigade Victoria website.  VFBV is the association representing CFA volunteers. 

CFA Support Sites

Official sites associated with the CFA or bushfire management.

Bureau of Meteorology

Weather warnings, forecasts and radars. Try Forecast Explorer for localised and detailed forecasts.


Local private weather stations

A number of members have weather stations publishing their data to the Internet via  It relies on the individuals running their computers and being connected to the Internet, so it may not always be available.


  • Michael - Arthurs Creek

  • Lachie - Cottles Bridge

  • Geoff R - Strathewen


Fire Services Commissioner

The Fire Services Commissioner oversees and works with the three Victorian fire services to better plan and prepare for major fires and ensure the fire services work as one integrated force. The Commissioner also has responsibility for developing performance standards and a reform program that will ensure the longer-term needs of the Victorian community are understood, represented and are the foundation for improving the integration and performance of the three fire services.

Bushfire CRC

The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre conducts research into the social, environmental and economic impacts of bushfires. 

Aircraft Dispositions

DSE website identifying location of firefighting aircraft.

A site containing resources for home fire safety planning.

CFA Related Sites

Unofficial sites associated with the CFA or bushfires.

CFA Stream

A CFA-related interest site that provides radio streams of CFA Vicfire channels and a very active forum. 

Radio Reference - District 14 (Channel 61) is the world's largest radio communications data provider, featuring a complete frequency database, trunked radio system information, and FCC license data. RadioReference is also the largest broadcaster of public safety live audio communications feeds, hosting thousands of live audio broadcasts of Police, Fire, EMS, Railroad, and aircraft communications. 

The link takes you to the District 14 Channel 61 radio stream. 

19 Fire

19 Fire is a paid service that provides total fire ban warnings and notifications if local brigades are called out.  The service charges for SMSs. 


Other bushfire related sites.

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

This is a US-based where US wildfire agencies can share lessons-learned. 

"The LLC facilitates networking among members of the wildland fire community and shares knowledge through Web-based tools, educational seminars, newsletters and publications, workshops, presentations, videos, interviews, stories and case studies." 

Click on "Subscribe to What's New" to get an emails when anything new is posted. 

Local Community

Sites associated with the Arthurs Creek and Strathewen local communities.

Strathewen Community Renewal Association

Renewal Association website for the Strathewen community.


Local Brigades

Websites of local CFA brigades.

Kinglake West Fire Brigade

Mernda CFA

Eltham CFA

Doreen CFA

Whittlesea CFA

Kinglake Fire Brigade