One Association - Many Values

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.


NDRC 2017
The bi annual National Disaster Rescue Challenge (NDRC) is being hosted by SES Tasmania in Hobart this year. It will be conducted on 11-12 November and in news this week, the site for the challenge will be the Department of Defence property ‘Fort Direction’ at South Arm, approximately 40 minutes South East of Hobart.
A West Australian team was selected from performances observed in Exercise preparation 2016. This team, under the watchful eye of Coach James Hines and a small team of specialist skilled Volunteers have been training together to form a composite team from the Perth metro area.
Training has been conducted at Northshore Unit HQ, DFES Academy and last weekend at Gosnells SES Unit HQ’s.

DFES has provided a grant to enable the WA team to attend this event. The SESVA negotiated with the  chair of Australian Council of SES to enable the  WA SES team to be involved.
Phillip Petersen ESM
NDRC2017 Team Manager

Squad members training