On the hunt for history

Geelong City Fire Brigade’s old Commer truck has recently been purchased by a member of the public, and they are on the hunt for its history.


The brigade was recently contacted by a member of the public who had purchased the fire truck and believed it used to belong to the brigade.

When the brigade looked into the truck's history, the registration appeared to match.

The Commer was in service at Geelong City Brigade in 1977. It was the only one in service at CFA and was used more as a reserve pumper.

However, its current body is not the original.

The truck has done only 28000 miles and is running with the original engine.

Geelong City Fire Brigade is on the hunt for more information about this truck to help the current owner and to fill in gaps in the brigade's history.

“If anyone has any information regarding its whereabouts after it was removed from service, we’d love to hear about it,” brigade member Damien said.

“Apparently the truck was used for Captain Koala rides.

 “Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.”

Truck details:

  • Registration type PRIVATE
  • Make: 1955 Commer
  • Rego: GOL442G
  • Exp: 15/8/1985
  • Label Number: 0206498.

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Author: Holly Penketh