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State Emergency Service

The Queensland State Emergency Service is a not-for-profit, volunteer community, emergency service that is enabled by both State and local governments.

Both State and Local Governments work towards a common SES goal with and for the benefit of the community.

The SES consists of thousands of 'unpaid' volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and professions who respond to emergencies and disasters across the State, 24/7.  These volunteers are supported by SES staff.  Queensland Fire and Emergency Services provides the State Government coordination and support component.

They are trained and equipped to help their communities across a range of functions, and their primary purpose is to assist the most vulnerable members of the community.

The SES is designed to empower people to help themselves and others in their community in times of emergency and disaster. The basic concept is one of self-help and mutual assistance within each community.

132 500 for Flood or Storm Emergencies

If you require SES assistance during a flood or storm emergency, you can lodge your request for assistance online here.

There is also an App available for both Apple and Android devices via iTunes and Google play. The App enables you to log a request for SES emergency assistance instead of phoning and waiting on hold during peak times.


Emergency Service Volunteers Update June 2016

Forty Years Strong