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 and Archived Newsletters going back to 2017.


What's in this edition:

  • From the President
  • UWA Recruitment Material
  • AFAC View of SES
  • Awards Night
  • DFES AWards Night Response
  • SES Service Awards
  • WAFES Conference Mileage Payments
  • How to Keep Informed


DEPLOYMENT Port Hedland:  Cyclone Veronica March 2019

This is a full report of the SWORD deployment to Port Hedland in response to Cyclone Veronica. It’s a day by day account of their activities commencing on the 21st of March until their return to Perth.  It’s a very detailed account and well worth the read. Please take the time to open the PDF.

Full report -

Merredin SES News

Been a busy few months for the Merredin SES unit, we have been out and about promoting our unit to recruit new members and raise money for some much needed equipment. We held a stall and a raffle (all items were donated by local business's ) at the Merredin Gala night, stall at the 'Beyond Blue" held at Two Dogs Merredin, a stall at the Merredin show and a sausage sizzle at Two Dogs Merredin who kindly provided/donated all the food.
We now have 3 new members and raised enough money to purchase Tom Tom's for the vehicles, camel packs for the members, gazebo for shade when we have a stall, DVD player for training day's (DVD's) and camp chairs for when we do land search so members can now sit comfortable and enjoy there lunch lol.
We also took out 2nd prize in the survey with UWA and received a $200 Bunnings voucher which enabled us to purchase a pressure cleaner to keep our vehicles clean lol.
All in all it has been very successful and rewarding to promote our unit. A big thanks to all members who have helped. 

At The Merredin Show

Sausage sizzle action

SES Awards 2019


Nominations now open for the 2019 State Emergency Service Awards!

These awards honour the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams of SES volunteers who have shown exceptional dedication to their roles and duty.

There are three categories, Volunteer of the Year (the Peter Keillor Award), the Youth Achievement Award and the Team Achievement Award.

There have been quite a number of operations in different areas over the last few months, and this is your chance to acknowledge the incredible work and extraordinary contributions of our State Emergency Service volunteers.


What's in this edition:

  • From the President
  • Memorabilia
  • SES Work Dress
  • Overpants
  • National memorial Service
  • WOW Day
  • SES Awards Nightt
  • How to keep informed