Welcome to:

The SES Volunteers Association of Western Australia Incorporated (SESVA)

(The prescribed Association for SES Volunteers in WA)

If you require emergency assistance for storm or flood call 132 500


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.


National Missing Persons Week 2020

Each year in Mandurah the Peel Zonta Club organise an annual memorial service for Missing Persons week.  This year the service was held on 7 August and attended by a number of people, including Rhys Williams the Mayor of Mandurah, Hon David Templeman MLA, Minister for Local Government, Zak Kirkup MLA, and Robyn Clarke MLA.

The Police Service was represented by Senior Sargent Ian Francis and members from the Crime Squad.  The SES were represented by Local Manager Chris Stickland ESM, Phillip Rance ESM and Gordon Hall ESM.  There were a number of speakers who acknowledged the great work and support the SES Volunteers give to the community andPolice during disasters and in particular searches for lost or missing persons.


Gordon Hall, David Templeman MLA, Margaret Dodd, Chris Stickland and Phillip Rance



Whats in this edition:

From The President            Page 1

Unit Visits                    1

Community Engagement            2

Working on Roofs            2

Merredin Building            2

WebEOC APP            2

GRU Vehicle            3

Wet Weather Jacket Branding            3

Leadership and using Emotional Intelligence     3

Volunteer Management Support Officers    4

Meet Your Regional Representative    4

Wellness Chaplain            5

Cost of Natural Disasters            6

Take 5 Form            6

COVID-19                    7

Facebook                    7

Website                    8

Fuel Card                    8

Merchandise            8

How to Keep Informed            8

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