Over 2,000 SES volunteers across Western Australia play a vital role in keeping the community safe during natural disasters and emergencies. 

These highly skilled volunteers conduct emergency repairs to buildings damaged by cyclones, storms and floods, ferry cargo and passengers across floodwaters, conduct land searches, aerial and cave rescues, attend road crashes and much more. 

We encourage everyone to wear orange on 11 May 2016 to celebrate and show their support of the hard work and dedication of SES volunteers throughout Australia.

EVENTS on May 11

Simulated search and rescue operation

In support of WOW Day, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) will be hosting a simulated search and rescue operation involving the mounted section, all-terrain utilities (ATUs) and a tyrolean (zipline) rescue on the beautiful grounds of Murdoch University. The event aims to showcase the vast skills and expertise of SES volunteers who are on-call around the clock to respond to incidents. 


Going ORANGE for WOW Day

A number of iconic attractions across Perth and throughout the state will be lit in a magnificent orange in a widespread display of support, including the Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Concert Hall and Council House.


WOW DAY 2016