For life threatening emergencies call:
For flood and storm emergencies call:
Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer-based organisation, providing emergency assistance to minimise the impact of emergencies and strengthen the community’s capacity to plan, respond and recover, when emergencies occur.
We are the control agency for flood, storm, tsunami, earthquake and landslide throughout Victoria, and provide the largest road rescue network in Australia, with specialist teams in 102 of our 149 units across the state.
VICSES is a significant contributor and leader in emergency management. We strive to develop and lead best practice by focusing on further developing our core business activities and strengthening our relationships and partnerships in developing a resilient Victorian community that knows what to do before, during, and after an emergency.
More than 5,100 SES volunteers from all ages, professions and backgrounds serve in both operational and administrative roles across the state. Victorian SES volunteers are supported by approximately 230 paid SES staff.
We are on call to assist you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Regardless of a disaster that strikes thousands of people at once or one family in the middle of the night, highly trained State Emergency Service volunteers are always there when you need them most.
Supporting our community in the last year