For State Emergency Service assistance during a storm, cyclone, earthquake, flood or tsunami, call 132 500


For Police, Fire & Ambulance emergency Assistance, call 000

When to call the SES

The State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer division of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Western Australia’s leading Hazard Management Agency (HMA) for natural disasters.

SES volunteers play a vital role in responding to natural disasters and emergencies on behalf of the community.


Before you call the SES volunteers think about the following

The nature of your enquiry and whether the SES is appropriate for your needs

Call triple zero (000) for fire and life threatening emergencies call

Call 132 500 for urgent property repairs that you cannot fix yourself.

When you call SES Volunteers

Due to the high level of demand during a natural disaster people need to remain patient and be prepared to wait.

Speak slowly and clearly

Tell us exactly where to come

All requests are prioritised by urgency

Major structural damage will be attended to first

Avoid clogging up emergency hotlines with unrelated requests

What will SES Volunteers help me with?

Assisting with significant structural damage like collapsed roofs or ceilings

Making temporary emergency repairs to homes and buildings

Removing fallen trees that have damaged homes and cars

Sandbagging areas in danger of flooding

Pumping out flood water

Rescuing trapped or injured people, and helping people relocate if they are in danger

What won’t the SES Volunteers help me with?

Clearing debris and organising permanent repairs

Attending to broken fences, trees that have fallen on fences or if there is debris around your property or in your pool

Basic repairs that you can manage yourself

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