Wednesday the 19 May we celebrate WOW Day.

This is an opportunity for the ACT Community to say thanks to their generous ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) volunteers who respond to emergencies and disasters across the territory.

These trained volunteers are there for the community 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 

The main function of the ACTSES is to undertake planning and responding to storm and floods.


The ACTSES supports services within the Emergency Service Agency and ACT Policing to a wide range of incidents and emergencies.

The ACTSES encourages the ACT Community to be educated and resilient to emergencies by downloading ESA Survival Plan. 

Let’s Light up Australia Orange.

Key landmarks across Australia will light up orange in support and to say thankyou to the SES Volunteers including our very own landmarks within the ACT:

Questacon, City walk, Canberra Times fountain, Malcom Fraser Bridge, and the ACT Light Rail.

Local and interstate Business will be going orange for the day as their way to say Thankyou SES.

Download available campaign resources here: WOW Day 2021

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Visit the ACTSES:




Ph: (02) 6207 8451
for general enquiries.

For emergency assistance in floods and storms call 132 500.