SES Volunteer's Association of Western Australia Incorporated

“Together we can; Together we will”

11/04/2023 – WOW Day SESVA Support

Wear Orange Wednesday 'WOW Day' - will be celebrated on 17th May 2023

On this day communities across Australia will be encouraged to wear orange and thank SES volunteers who generously give their time helping communities during cyclone, flood and storm emergencies, assisting WA Police during land search, undertaking aerial and cave rescues, attending road crashes and assisting fire crews. For the SES volunteers across our vast State of Western Australia, the high season is all year long.

In Western Australia, Department of Fire and Emergency Services propose to once again celebrate the day with a number of iconic buildings and landmarks across the State being lit up in magnificent orange, including Kings Park, Matagarup Bridge, Perth Concert Hall and the Bell Tower.

How will you and your community celebrate WOW Day?

Your SES Volunteers Association of WA has put together some tools to assist your Unit in making WOW Day 2023 one that your fellow Volunteers and your community will embrace and celebrate with you.

We hope these tools will help you develop a celebration equal to the value you contribute to the community.  We encourage you and your Unit to use all or as little of this material as you wish, or change and personalise it as required.

Wear orange on WOW Day and show your support by uploading your images to social media using the hashtag #thankyouSES.

What you decide to do will be significantly influenced by your local circumstances. the SES Volunteers Association of WA makes the following resources available to your unit.

  • Advertising on the SESVA website and Facebook page.
  • Liaising with DFES on alternative celebratory events and regional office support to units.
  • Development of an information package.
  • Development of an information package for local governments.

In the first instance, we have prepared two invitation templates that you can adapt to your Unit specific events. Simply click on the link and download the documents.

Need Help?

If you’d like to discuss your proposed event or need help with Federal and State Government contact details, please call the Association office on 0499 619 287 or email .