Fundraising - Hastings Fire Brigade


Did you know that any Donation over $2 to the Hastings Brigade is tax deductible?

CFA is a registered charity with the Australian Tax Office.

Donations can be made directly into our bank account, or by cheque. Our bank details are:

BSB: 633-108
Account Number: 142050616

How is the CFA funded?

On 1st July 2013, the Victorian Government changed the Fire Service funding model, as recommended by the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.

Rather than contributing through insurance premiums, a property-based levy is now collected with council rates. This levy funds 77.5% of the CFA’s budget with the State government contributing the remaining 22.5 %. For more information

How are Individual Brigades Funded?

There are 1200 CFA Brigades in Victoria. They vary in size from small Rural Brigades to more Urbanised Fire Brigades in large towns and cities across Regional Victoria. All Brigades receive vehicles and equipment from the CFA.

Many Brigades raise funds within their communities to purchase extra fire fighting or training equipment. This extra equipment helps.

So what do we do with the money?

Hastings Brigade has a policy of using any money raised within the community to be put back in to the Brigade to improve our Fire Service delivery.

Over the past 20 years, the following is some of the items of firefighting equipment we have purchased:


Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan (PPV)

Used for structure fires, this fan is used to pressurize a building with fresh air, expelling all of the smoke and toxic gases.

quick cut

Quick Cut saw

Used for forcible entry into buildings and property on fire.

Hastings Tanker 2

Tanker 2

Tanker 2 replaced the brigade's Salvage appliance, which was originally purchased in the 1990s.

Hastings FCV

Field Command Vehicle

Provides a command point during emergency incidents and can be used for crew transport.


Shed/Pump House

Constructed in 2007 the shed provides extra storage space for the brigade and a pump for training purposes.

oxy viva


Oxygen Therapy and Resuscitation Unit for medical emergencies.