United Fire Fighters Union Of South Australia


Saturday 4th March

11am Elder Park

Food | Drinks | Live Music | Petting Zoo | Mini Golf | Face Painting

Mother's Day Classic

Sunday 12th May 2024

The Mother’s Day Classic (MDC) offers UFU members an opportunity to come together to take positive action against one of the cancers recognised under the Firefighting Presumptive provisions of Schedule 3 of the Return to Work Act 2014. 

We encourage our members, families and friends to join us and our team for a wonderful event.

Diesel Exhaust Emissions

As Firefighters, we need proper diesel exhaust extraction in all our workplaces.

Safety And Resourcing

As Firefighters, we need to be properly resourced to keep the South Australian community safe.

UFUSA Cancer Campaign 2023

Firefighters Suffer CANCER More Than The General Population

Message from the State Secretary

In our commitment to service to our community, UFUSA members personify and are widely recognised for their Integrity, Competence, Reliability, Accountability, and Loyalty and so much more.

I’m proud that today they are also attributes of our Union’s strength and solidarity and you can be sure that our Union will continue to proclaim those strengths in our advocacy for the maintenance and advancement of members’ industrial conditions now and into the future.

In solidarity,

Max Adlam

Max Adlam UFUSA Secretary


The United Firefighters Union of South Australia is a small, but vital Union, which represents the interest of professional firefighters in South Australia. It is a Union committed to the cause of establishing a better fire service, not only for its members, but also for the community which it serves. The Union was formed in July 1986 after the amalgamation of the Fire Brigade Officers Association and Fire Firefighters Association of South Australia.




The Formative Years

From the early 1900’s through to the early 1970’s the Officers and Firefighters were a small and neglected part of a Union known as the Australian Government Workers’ Association (SA). The AGWA later became part of the Miscellaneous Workers’ Union. In the many years that we were part of the AGWA, services that were provided to Firefighters were inferior in nature compared to their Victorian counterparts.

Firefighters and Officers in South Australia in the late 60’s and early 70’s quickly became dissatisfied with the services that were being provided by the AGWA and consequently broke away from that Union to form two separate organisations, one representing Officers and the other representing Firefighters. It was unfortunate that the split away from the AGWA wasn’t a united one, however, the Officers and Firefighters continued to work closely together between 1971 and 1986, which saw a period of great activity in South Australia. Within a short period of time, wages and conditions of Officers and Firefighters in South Australia moved from the lower quartile to the upper quartile.  As a result of a number of intense industrial disputes, great improvements were also made to the superannuation benefits of Officers and Firefighters.

Latest WordBack

WordBack No.14-2024


Very best May Day wishes to all UFU members today, International Workers Day. We will celebrate next Saturday 4 May with a March and Family Fun Day, commencing at Elder Park at 11:00 hours.

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