Bungendore NSW (Currandooley Fire 2017)

Currandooley Fire 3387ha Burnt & Carwoola Fire 3000ha
Camp Status:  CLOSED

Fencing Starting:  6th February 2017
GPS co-ordinates:  35 14 30S   149 24 37E     (35 14.497S  149 24.616E)
Mary Howarth          0429 367-538
John Lillico                  0412 815-800
Email:  blazeaid.bungendore@gmail.com

Camp Stats
Properties Registered: 22

Volunteers Registered: 104
Volunteers Days: 1279
Fencing Cleared: 78km
Fencing Rebuilt: 48.55km

Getting to Camp: 

DIRECTIONS to baseamp.  Bungendore NSW is located 69km southwest of Goulburn and 27km northeast of Queanbeyan.  The basecamp is at the Bungendore Showground on Mathews Lane just to the west of the town. 

Breakfast:  6:00am
Muster:  6:45am

Volunteering:  Must be at Camp by 6:45am.

Camp Details:  Teams are made up each afternoon for the following day so it’s imperative that we know you’re coming.  Volunteers will be formed into teams and travel to their allocated property, usually in the one vehicle.  ALL volunteers must attend a morning muster at  the basecamp prior to travelling to a property.


There are ample powered sites for caravans/motorhomes and a dump point is available.  Tent sites are also available. 

At this point in time, there may not be room for those without their own accommodation.  

Meals:  All meals will be provided.  Anyone with special dietary requirements may need to provide their own meals.

Other Details:  Prior to arriving, we would appreciate a call a day or so beforehand so we can place you into a team and allow for catering purposes.  We need to know beforehand that you are coming.

Our insurance covers all volunteers over the age of 12 years.  Children must be in the company of a parent at all times.

We will provide Personal Protective Equipment however, it you have some good work gloves, we would appreciate it if you brought them with you.

** Please ensure your tetanus vaccination is up to date and that you are covered for ambulance transport.

If you are volunteering for a day at a time then returning home, you MUST be at our basecamp no later than 6:30am each morning.

Dogs.  There is nothing to prevent you from bringing your dog however the property owner might not allow you to take it out to the property.  All dogs must be kept under control and on a leash at all times and will not be allowed near any food preparation/serving area.

What To Bring: 

Old clothes – preferably long pants and long sleeved shirt (needed to help protect you from sunburn and barbed wire scratches); a broad-brimmed hat; solid soled shoes/boots; medications (there is a pharmacy in the town).

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