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We encourage the community to thank all volunteers during National Volunteer Week from Monday 17 May to Sunday 23 May 2021.

During National Volunteer Week (17-23) we recognise and appreciate our NSW SES volunteers. This year, WOW Day is held on May 19.

Remember to make Wednesday 19th May 2021 the day you wear orange to show your support of NSW SES volunteers and share videos or photos of thanks during May.

From the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, and even Larry the Lobster in South Australia – iconic landmarks across the country will turn orange on 18 and 19 May 2021 to mark this year’s Wear Orange Wednesday in support of State Emergency Service volunteers.

*List of locations is subject to change

  • Mount Panorama Big Letters (Date TBC)
    Big Banana (Tues 18)
    Dog on the Tucker Box (Tues 18)
    Big Merino (Tues 18)
    Opera House (Tues 18)
    Sydney Harbour Bridge (Tues 18)
    Clock and concourse of Central Station in Sydney (Tues 18 & Wed 19)
    Albury Entertainment Centre (Wed 19)
    Hunters Hill Council Chambers (Wed 19)
    Sydney Cricket Ground (Wed 19)
    Sydney Town Hall (Tues 18)
    Bankwest (Wed 19)
    Stadium Australia (Wed 19)
    Port Macquarie Glasshouse Theatre & Town Square (Wed 19)
    Glen Innes Town Hall (Wed 19)
    Ku-Ring-Gai Local Council Chambers (19 May)
    Bankstown learning and Knowledge Centre (Wed 19 May)
    Penrith Civic Centre (Wed 19)
    CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope (Wed 19)
    Port Stephens Council Admin Building Raymond Terrace (Tues 18)

Our key objectives for Thank You Campaign 2021:

  • Recognise and appreciate our NSW SES volunteers.
  • Awareness during National Volunteer Week (NVW)
  • Strong social media campaign shared publicly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Encourage people and businesses to wear orange on May 19.
  • Share videos or photos of thanks during May, tag @NSWSES and use the hashtag #thankyouSES

Download available campaign resources here: WOW Day 2021

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Visit the NSW SES:

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Ph: (02) 4251 6111 for general enquiries.

For emergency assistance in floods and storms call 132 500.