Welcome to:

The SES Volunteers Association of Western Australia Incorporated (SESVA)

(The prescribed Association for SES Volunteers in WA)

"Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless"

by Sherry Anderson



Welcome to the website of the State Emergency Service Volunteers Association of Western Australia Incorporated (SESVA).  The SESVA was formed in the late 1980’s with the objective of providing a focus for representing the views of SES Volunteers on issues which affect them.  The SESVA has developed the ability to strongly voice the opinion of the volunteers  where, when necessary, to the benefit of all the Volunteers of the SES, where the action of a single Volunteer or small group would not be as effective.  The SESVA represents SES volunteers on a number of committees and working groups and has regular meetings with DFES.


SESVA role is to represent the views of SES Volunteers to all levels of Government, DFES and other agencies on all matters affecting  SES volunteers and the way in which we serve our communities.

SESVA Committee of Management

There is a Committee of Management to control the Association.  The Management Committee consists of the following members:

Powers of the Management Committee

The Management Committee is the deliberative body in the Association with powers to make and direct policy, make, amend, or rescind the Constitution, and generally to take such actions as it considers necessary for the furtherance of the Association and its objects.  The general management of the affairs of the Association is vested in the Management Committee. 

Executive Council

"There shall be an Executive Council (Executive), consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive shall take care of the day to day affairs of the Association, and may authorise payments on behalf of the Association only in accordance with the Business Rules of the Association."

SESVA Objectives & Current Activities

Current News

You can also view Archived News Items going back to 2010 and Archived Newsletters going back to 2017.


Land Search Operation – Mount Augustus

About 6:20pm last night, Saturday 9 November 2019, Police were notified of a missing hiker in the Mount Augustus area.  The missing man, a 69 year-old German tourist, had commenced a hike of the Mount Augustus trails about 9:00am yesterday morning. The man was hiking with his wife. The two became separated, and the man’s wife arrived back at the car park about 3:00pm. After waiting for about an hour for her husband to return, she sought assistance from other tourists in the area.

The tourists and local residents conducted a search of the area and could not locate the man, and Police were advised of the situation.  

Police from Burringurrah, Carnarvon, Geraldton, and Meekatharra have been deployed to the search area. An AMSA Rescue Jet was deployed overnight to conduct a search of the area, however the man was not located.

The search is continuing this morning with Police and DFES State Emergency Service volunteers involved in the search. 


The AMSA Rescue Jet conducted another search of the area Sunday morning, and Karratha Police Air Wing are deploying to the area with SES search crews from Karratha. Additional search team members are being flown to the search area from Perth.

Some Pictures of the Incident


What's in this edition:

  • From the President
  • Annual Conference
  • Legislation Review
  • Vehicle Load Stickers
  • Operational Career Path for SES DO's and Volunteers
  • eAcademy 2.0
  • Pathways workaround
  • Memorabilia
  • How to keep informed