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.


Finalists selected for annual SES awards

The 2019 State Emergency Service (SES) award finalists have been announced and the nominees highlight the outstanding contribution SES volunteers make to the community.This year’s finalists have been selected for going above and beyond the call of duty, demonstrating a high level of dedication to the service.  While we recognise these outstanding nominees, we also reflect on the commitment and sacrifice of over 2000 SES volunteers throughout the year.

The SES responded to over hundreds incidents across the State each year. The finalists represent a diverse range of SES units, showcasing the varied role the SES plays in the local community, from responding to storms in the metropolitan area to cliff rescues in the Pilbara.  This year a large number of nominations were received for the prestigious individual Peter Keillor award.  The number of nominees reflects the outstanding calibre of volunteers across the SES, with this once again being a tough year to select finalists.   The 2019 SES Awards winners will be announced at the 2019 at the Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Conference.

The finalists are listed below.

 Peter Keillor Award

  • Leonie Briggs – Canine SES 
  • Simon Davidson – Tom Price SES 
  • Phillip Rance ESM – Mandurah SES

  Youth Achievement Award

  • Rebecca Burns – Mandurah SES 
  • Alexander Corinaldesi – Cockburn SES 
  • Daniel Lansom – Wanneroo-Joondalup SES
  • Kasey Steer – Exmouth SES 

 Team Achievement Award

  1. Canine SES
  2. Communications Support Unit 
  3. Peel/Harvey Recruitment Team

The SESVA congratulates all the finalists 

What's in this addition:

  • From the President
  • AGM
  • Memorabillia
  • WAFES 2019 Conference Registrations
  • Fuel Card
  • SES Rescue Training
  • GRU Update
  • T/A Endorsements
  • Assigned Delegate Form
  • DFES Counselling Service Review