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.


SES WOW Day 2018
The 2000 State Emergency Service (SES) Volunteers across the state of Western Australia celebrated WOW Day 2018, on 23 May 2018.

More than 280 SES Volunteers from the Perth metropolitan area gathered at the Gosnells SES Unit’s Emergency Operations Centre to celebrate this special day for SES Volunteers. Wearing Orange on Wednesday (WOW Day) is to recognise, celebrate and thank SES Volunteers for their great volunteering work in the community.

A highlight of the evening was a talk by Mr Will Golsby, the General Manager Corporate affairs for RAC, who announced a donation of $100,000 to SES for the purpose of buying Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for all SES units. This medical equipment is to provide additional support to our operational roles.

This week is National Volunteering Week, where we thank all volunteers in Australia for their contribution to a better society.          

Phillip Petersen ESM
SES Volunteer

A sea of orange at Gosnells SES

DFES Chief Superintendant Greg Feeney, SESVA President Mr Gordon Hall and Hon. Pierre Yang MLC share the cutting of the SES cake.