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Employees Relief and Welfare Fund

The NSW Fire Brigades Employees Relief and Welfare Fund supports members during times of hardship. Membership is open to all permanent firefighters, retained firefighters and administrative and trades staff.

Members make a nominal fortnightly financial contribution (via payroll deduction) to help support colleagues and friends in their time of need.

The fund can provide a wide range of financial assistance and support offering peace of mind for members and their loved ones.

All applications are treated promptly and in the strictest of confidence with the identity of those receiving assistance known only to the committee and the fund’s auditors.

The fund prefers to pay various expenses or provide services, rather than make direct payments to members. This approach safeguards members from breaching taxation laws and protects the fund from fraudulent claims.