NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is a volunteer-based government agency that is responsible for leading the preparation for and response to storms, floods, and tsunamis.
With more than 9,000 members across the state, NSW SES has a vision of being a trusted volunteer-based emergency service that works to deliver excellence in community preparedness and emergency response. It is through this vision that the service works towards its mission of saving lives and creating safer communities.
Over the past year, NSW SES members responded to more than 51,000 requests for assistance. While many of these were in response to significant storms and flooding events across the state, it also included support given to emergency service partners in areas such as road crash rescue, bush search and rescue, vertical rescue and as community first responders.
In addition to responding to emergencies, NSW SES members also actively work to prepare communities for potential storms, floods, and tsunamis. This involves running regular campaigns to increase awareness among communities of their risks, particularly for those living in flood-prone areas.
For more information about how you can become an NSW SES volunteer visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au