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.


State Emergency Service 2018

Calling for nominations
Now is the time to celebrate the best of our State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers by nominating them for the 2018 SES Awards.  These awards recognise outstanding SES volunteers and units who have gone above and beyond what is
expected of them.

Nominate now via

Nominations close Wednesday 2 May 2018

Kalbarri SES March 2018 report:

February 2018 saw Kalbarri SES volunteers busy with training and several jobs.

Operations attended in February 2018:

Kalbarri National Park:

On Saturday February 10th Kalbarri SES were hosting and presenting Urban Search and Rescue training at the Kalbarri Unit when a call was received that a tourist was in difficulty at Natures Window in Kalbarri National Park. Six volunteers from Kalbarri Unit immediately responded and attended at Natures Window car park where it was established that a 45 year old male from Poland had become effected by heat while completing the walk trail. Temperatures at the location were estimated to be in the high 40’s. The man’s friends had managed to walk him to the carpark and SES volunteers applied first aid, placing him in shade, providing him with oxygen and cooling him down with wet cloths until St John Ambulance volunteers attended to take over.

A further job at The Loop was received on February 22nd with very similar circumstances. On this occasion 5 Kalbarri SES volunteers attended and due to several local SES volunteers being out of town and unavailable 2 members of the Kalbarri Fire and Rescue Service attended to assist. Fortunately the casualty had made it to the car park and St John Ambulance were able to provide first aid. Many thanks to our fire brigade friends for assistance with this one!

Land Search at Geraldton:

On February 21st, Kalbarri SES volunteers responded to assist with a search for a missing man suffering dementia in Geraldton. In this case the missing person was located before they arrived at the scene and they were stood down and returned to base.


Urban Search and Rescue Course:

On February 9, 10 & 11, Kalbarri SES hosted and facilitated an Urban Search and Rescue Course with volunteers from Kalbarri, Carnarvon, Geraldton and Morawa attending. The three days training included theory and practical sessions presented by instructors from the Kalbarri Unit on search and rescue from collapsed buildings in situations such as earthquakes, bombings and natural disasters.

Fortnightly Training:

Kalbarri SES holds training at unit headquarters every 2nd Monday from 1845hrs to 2100hrs. The training is interactive with volunteers responding to various scenarios and developing and practising various responses. All training is accredited and provided at no financial cost to volunteers.

Some Pictures taken during recent activities: