Meet Our Members

Approved Fire Gear

Approved Fire Gear was established in 1980 by present owners Terry & Kerry Priestley.

The company operates from Melbourne Street, East Maitland and services the Hunter Region and beyond.

Approved Fire Gear’s mission is to provide high quality fire detection and protection equipment backed by the best customer service at a competitive price.

Approved Fire Gear provide sales, service and consultation on all aspects of fire safety, fire detection, fire prevention, fire fighting and emergency evacuation.    Some of their major contracts include a number of local City Councils, many prominent clubs and hotels as well as high risk explosives plants and petroleum terminals.

However they also value their many local small business clients.

For more information on the services provided by Approved Fire Gear contact 4934 7147 or email

Mai Wel

Employing 302 staff and 110 supported employees, The Mai-Wel Group is a large regional provider of disability services and proudly made in the Hunter.

Mai-Wel’s three Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE’s), include PACE Setters, The Enterprise Centre and TimeSavers. Mai-Wel’s other business, Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, assists people with a disability or disadvantage to find and keep a job. Mai-Wel offers a wide range of services for people with a disability in the areas of living options, working life, lifestyle and leisure, along with outreach services to the Lower and Upper Hunter, Maitland and Port Stephens areas.

Mai-Wel is registered to provide support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and guarantees to provide participants with a service that is supported by a commitment to best practice and an outstanding history of community spirit, built on trust.

The Mai-Wel Group may impact on you in a number of ways; as a person living with a disability, as a family member, as a business who needs a quality, reliable supplier, as one of our dedicated volunteers or as a donor who cares about the work we do and wants to help us do more.

For more information contact or call (02) 4932 8599.