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Encouraging More Women To Join The Brigades

Please take a moment to read this wonderful article from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services about encouraging more women to join their local Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.

Encouraging More Women to Join The Brigades

We are always seeking new brigade members for our Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades, women and men. If you are willing to volunteer your time to the position, which includes training sessions (both with your brigade, online and some full day courses), assisting with Hazard Reduction Burns, and attending to emergency call outs with your brigade, and more, then we want you!

As is mentioned in the article, there is opportunity for brigade members to learn lots of new skills, and even to work their way up to the positions of Lieutenant, Fire Control Officer and Captain within their brigades in some cases.

To find out more about becoming a Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Member, please call Marisa Blandford on 9727 0222 during business hours, or send an email to

Department of Parks & Wildlife – 1080 Fox and Feral Cat Baiting

Please see the below information brochure regarding the Department of Parks & Wildlife’s Western Shield 1080 Fox and Feral Cat Baiting program.

For more information please contact your local Department of Parks & Wildlife Office.

Pet Owners Beware Brochure

Aged Care Support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Elders

The Australian Government’s ‘myagedcare‘ service helps you to find services appropriate for you. This includes services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders.

The below images provide just a few examples of the services available. For more information call ‘myagedcare‘ on 1800 200 422 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm on Saturdays, or visit them online at . Please click on the images below to enlarge.

Community Directory Update

The Shire of Capel’s Community Directory is currently being reviewed.

As part of this process we want to ensure that relevant groups / businesses that operate within the Shire of Capel area that wish to be listed in our directory are given the opportunity to add their details. If your group / business falls into one of the categories below and you would like to be listed in our directory, or if you are already listed but wish to update your details, please email your details through to Marisa Blandford at . Please include the physical address where your group meets / business operates along with a postal address, email address, website address if you have one (including Facebook pages), and the best name and contact phone number for the community to reach you.


  • Community Groups
  • Sporting Groups
  • Child Care
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Medical Services
  • Child Health Clinics
  • Veterinary Services
  • Fire Break Contractors

Library School Holiday Program

The following events will be taking place at the Shire of Capel Public Libraries over the July school holidays. All activities are free but bookings are ESSENTIAL. Activities are for children aged 5-12 years and children are required to have their parent/guardian with them for the duration of the activity.

Please click on the images below to enlarge for more information:

Lego Challenge – Dalyellup Community Centre

Maker Space Challenge – Capel Public Library

Maker Space Challenge – Boyanup Public Library