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District 5 News

Sizzling Senior States conclude

A weekend of State Senior Urban Championship action concluded today in Warrnambool as the city temperature passed the 38 degree mark and the track action got hotter still.

 9.54 PM 11 March, 2013

2013 State Urban Senior Champs

Results of 2013 State Senior Urban Championships at Warrnambool held March 9 -11

 1.04 PM 9 March, 2013

Senior Champs on the mark

Bring your swimmers to Warrnambool for the State Senior Urban Championships this weekend as its going to be a weekend of heat, both on and off the competition track.

 1.16 PM 7 March, 2013

Luxury cruise recognises dedication

Five CFA members and a partner or friend have been rewarded for their dedication during this year’s fire season with a luxury cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2.

 3.23 PM 28 February, 2013

Sungold success

*Story by Tanya Lyons*The annual Sungold Field Days located in Allansford, just outside of Warrnambool, is renowned for two things – plenty of farming innovations and plenty of heat!

 10.22 AM 28 February, 2013

Housewife's take on Grampians fire

Lexia Irving, a CFA volunteer with the Edenhope brigade in District 17, shares her account of being a member of a CFA Strike Team in the Grampians Fires 2013.***

 3.54 PM 26 February, 2013

One demo down, one to go

The 2013 Junior State Championships in Warrnambool has just finished, and already thoughts are turning to the Senior Urban to be held in the same town in two weeks time.

 1.01 PM 25 February, 2013

2013 State Junior Champs

2013 VFBV State Urban Junior Championships held at Warrnambool, Saturday & Sunday 23rd and 24th February.  FINAL RESULTS

 12.29 PM 24 February, 2013

Victoria Valley Complex update

The Victoria Valley Complex fire now covers an area of approximately 31,500 hectares and has increased by 6,500 hectares since Thursday. This fire in not yet under control.

 12.09 PM 22 February, 2013

From Victoria Valley fire frontline

Don Robertson is the Dundas Group communications officer – the group at the heart of the Victoria Valley complex fire with 18 brigades including Victoria Valley, Mirranatwa and Mooralla clustered around the southern Grampians.

 8.26 PM 21 February, 2013

Ready For The Juniors!

The readiness level is high in Warrnambool as final preparations are made for this weekend's Junior Urban State Championships.

 5.31 PM 21 February, 2013

Grampians community meetings

Four community information meetings have been scheduled over the next two days for local communities affected by the Victoria Valley Complex fire. 

 5.13 PM 21 February, 2013

Grampians - Victoria Valley Complex

The fires formerly known as Burnt Hut Track, Clutterbucks Road and Jensens Road have joined together and are now being called the Victoria Valley Complex. The size of the fire is approximately 12,000 hectares.

 7.50 PM 19 February, 2013

Leadership opportunity in BSW

*Story by Jenna McMeel*Barwon South West’s (BSW) Community Development Coordinator, Sharon Linke, has successfully secured a place in the 2013 Leadership Great South Coast (LGSC) program. 

 2.19 PM 8 February, 2013


As part of its 150th Anniversary, Warrnambool Fire Brigade (WFB) has linked with the Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) to open an exhibition based on the Brigade, and also featuring local artwork and photography of fires.

 1.34 PM 8 February, 2013

Heartfelt thanks from Kentbruck

Dartmoor Group Officer Neale Emerson can’t contain his gratitude for all the crews who turned out from far and wide to fight the long-duration Kentbruck fire.

 2.57 PM 11 January, 2013

Kentbruck community meetings

A community meeting will be held to provide a CFA/DSE fire update for the Kentbruck-Portland Nelson Road bushfire at Gorae West in the Gorae West Public Hall, (next door to the Gorae West Fire Station) at 7:00pm today, Wednesday 9 January 2013.*Please note, due to public interest the venue has shifted to a larger hall, the community meeting is now at the Gorae West Public Hall*

 12.00 PM 9 January, 2013

0700 Update: Drik Drik bushfire

UPDATE AT 0700: The Kentbruck-Portland Road fire is still being controlled and has increased overnight to 7050 hectares.

 9.30 PM 7 January, 2013

Update on Drik Drik bushfire

UPDATE AT 1730 ON 07/01/2013 : Emergency services are currently working to bring a large bushfire in south-west Victoria under control.

 5.32 PM 7 January, 2013

Fire restrictions in Barwon SW

CFA has declared that the Fire Danger Period (FDP) will commence from 1am on 10 December for the following municipalities:

 3.40 PM 6 December, 2012