THE UPWEY FIRE BRIGADE is a volunteer fire service located at the southern end of the Dandenong Ranges.

The brigade’s area of primary protection includes the township of Upwey, parts of the Dandenong Ranges National Park, farmland, and other areas of bushland both private and public.

Upwey Fire Brigade was established in 1918 and has the distinction of being the oldest of the 15 fire brigades in the Dandenong Ranges. The Dandenong Ranges are regarded as one of the three most dangerous wildfire zones in the world – arguably behind the southern coast of France and California, however the majority of incidents attended by the brigade reflect the residential/light industrial nature of the urban/rural interface. Upwey provides secondary support for neighbouring brigades including Belgrave, Belgrave Heights & South, Upper Ferntree Gully and Sassafras-Ferny Creek.

For emergencies call Triple Zero (000).

Never rely on one source for emergency information. For emergency warnings visit

Emergency information and advice is also available via phone on the Victorian Bushfire Information Line 1800 240 667.

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