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.


WOW Day 2017
Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) is fast approaching, with celebrations taking place across the country on 10 May 2017.  Coinciding with National Volunteer Week, WOW Day is an opportunity to showcase to your colleagues and friends the unique service you provide to the WA community. So wear your orange colours proudly, wherever you may be that day.  DFES and the SESVA have partnered and in the Metropolitan area you are invited to a barbecue as a thank you for your hard work and dedication to the WA community.
Venue:       Belmont SES Training facility, 314A Kew Street, Cloverdale
Time:         7pm to 9pm
Attire:        Please wear something orange
Parking:    Ample parking available
RSVP:        Email  before Friday 28 April 2017

A number of other activities will also be taking place throughout the day. An information and recruitment stall will be held at Curtin University, the Eliza statue in the Swan River in Nedlands will be proudly donning an SES uniform, and at 6pm prominent Perth landmarks including Elizabeth Quay, the Perth Concert Hall and Council House will be lit up in brilliant orange.   Across the regions, there will be SES Volunteer stories pitched to local media to highlight the work of the SES. If you have a potential story to share, please contact the DFES media team at

Volunteer Portal Redevelopment Project - Expressions of interest now open
DFES is progressing work to redevelop the Volunteer Portal, giving it a volunteer focus, making it more intuitive to use and providing up to date information.  DFES are now searching for volunteers to help guide the design, development and testing of the new Volunteer Hub to make sure it meets the needs of the Volunteers.  Options to be involved include face to face or online, using evaluation tools that you can complete from home.  You can choose your level of involvement based on your availability and areas of interest.  DFES is encouraging all volunteers from all services, regions and technical backgrounds to participate.

If you are interested in being involved, please register your interest by using the link below -
Gordon Hall
President SESVA

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