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2000 - 2009


September - Phase 3 completed. New station finally erected.

August - Brigade members participate in Gulaga National Park fire.

August - Phase 2 completed. Concrete slab is poured for Tathra\'s new station.

June - Phase 1 completed. Trees are removed to make way for Tathra\'s new station.

May - Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Adam Wiggins (Captain); Jason Lewington (Senior Deputy Captain); Lance Hartley (Deputy Captain).

April - Brigade members participate in hazard reduction - Wadbilliga National Park.

April - Brigade establishes a web presence – www.tathrafirebrigade.org.au.

March - Brigade members attend fires at Wyndham (Jingerra Rock) and Wilson’s Promotory (Vic).


Brigade accepts new constitution.

May - Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Adam Wiggins (Captain); Jason Lewington (Senior Deputy Captain); Lance Hartley (Deputy Captain).

Brigade takes delivery of new 4 WD Category 1 tanker which replaces the Category 2 tanker.


May - Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Adam Wiggins (Captain); Jason Lewington (Senior Deputy Captain); Lance Hartley (Deputy Captain)


December - Senior Deputy Captain, Mr Ben Ellis, tragically dies from a heart attack

May - Tathra VRFB - AGM - elected officers: Adam Wiggins (Captain); Ben Ellis(Senior Deputy Captain); Jason Lewington (Deputy Captain)

January - Brigade members attend fires at Merimbula

Tathra Country Club donate $10,000 towards the building of the new station.


3rd May - Tathra Brigade attends Old Bega Hospital fire, Bega.

... The alarm was raised by the town's security patrolman who was travelling along Kerrisons Lane about 4.15am.

There were eventually 30 firefighters on the scene - the Merimbula Fire Brigade and Rural Fire Brigades from Bega, Jellat Jellat, Tathra and Brogo.

The Old Bega Hospital caretaker, Ms Shirley Taylor, was unaware of the fire until she heard the sirens.

The worst damage is at the entrance to the building; the cafe behind it; the room most people use for exhibitions, book launches, film showings, music and dance performances; the former matron's room; and the room to the right of the entrance where art classes and gatherings are held.

Not so badly damaged are the rooms on either end of the main building, one used by a weavers' group and the others by Family Day Care.

The exterior buildings housing EDGE FM, Valley Originals, and the woodworkers' and potters' studios appeared to be undamaged.

Detective Mark Winterflood of the Bega Police said it appeared fire started in small room at the front north east corner as result of an electrical problem.

Investigators fire investigation unit at Batemans Bay and the and forensic unit at Queanbeyan were at the site yesterday and will prepare a report for the Coroner...

(Bega District News)


14th June - Bega Fire Control Centre at a cost of $300,000 is officially opened.

The Bega Valley Shire's fire control staff at the opening of the new control centre: deputy control officer, John Cullen, fire control officer, Phil Collins, Helen Hain and Delphine Troughear, with Elaine Collins (centre)


Tathra's main fire engine (see below), is replaced by a new Category 2 tanker.


Tathra's fire appliance in its heyday. Note the "Bermagui Bushfire Brigade" name plate. tathra took delivery of this vehicle in 1978. See article



December - Brigade members participate in the Shoalhaven fires - Nowra.

About us

Tathra Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade is just one of the many Brigades that make up the NSW Rural Fire Service. We are a volunteer Brigade operating since 1945 on the Far South Coast of NSW.


Bega Road

Tathra, NSW, 2550

0429 858 123