Bushfires NT

Bushfires NT volunteers are regularly called on to help full-time firefighters at grass and bushfires, vehicle accidents, floods and cyclones.

In some remote communities, volunteer firefighters respond to all types of incidents as the nearest career firefighters are often hundreds of kilometres away.

Volunteer members respond in the first instance to emergency calls within theirs or other districts when help is needed.

Get contact details for Bushfires NT.

About our volunteers

Bushfires NT works with landowners and the wider community to manage and prevent bushfires in the Northern Territory (NT). It supports 22 volunteer fire brigades across the NT with about 500 active volunteers.

Find out more about becoming a volunteer, at volunteer with Bushfires NT.

Bushfires Council

The Bushfires Council is a statutory body that has a legislated responsibility under the Bushfires Management Act 2016 to advise the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources (the minister) on bushfire prevention and control in the Northern Territory.

Members of the Bushfires Council are appointed by the minister for a three-year term of office, and represent a range of land management interests from across the NT.

Regional Bushfires Committees

The Bushfires Management Act 2016 also establishes Regional Bushfires Committees for each of the NT's five fire management zones.

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