Wear Orange Wednesday 'WOW Day' 17 May 2023


Wednesday 17 May, 2023 is Wear Orange Wednesday or 'WOW Day'. On this day we encourage communities across Australia to wear orange and thank all SES volunteers who generously give their time to help communities during flood and storm emergencies.


Here’s to all the volunteers across Australia who work all year round to protect us at our most vulnerable. We thank you for saving lives and protecting communities.


National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. From Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May 2023, NVW will celebrate the significant contribution of almost six million volunteers across Australia, and we will highlight our SES members.


Share your video or photo of thanks during May, and use the hashtag #thankyouSES

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