QLD SES and WOW Day 

The Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) is a not-for-profit organisation that is supported through a partnership between the State Government and Local Governments of Queensland and the SES volunteers themselves.

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

With all the States, Qld will be celebrating WOW Day on Wednesday 17 May in 2023.

On this day we encourage the communities across Australia to say thank you to all the SES volunteers by wearing orange and posting photos on social media using our #thankyouSES, so that our volunteers can see their community support.

These trained volunteers generously give their time and are available 24/7 to help communities in times of emergency.

How To Get Involved in WOW Day 

We at the QLD SES encourage workplaces, families and friends to be involved in WOW Day celebrations by wearing orange. You can GET INVOLVED by:

  •  Hosting a morning tea with an orange theme.
  •  Encouraging your employer/business to also GET INVOLVED (especially if there are SES volunteers who work there!).
  •  Promoting WOW Day on your social media by taking photos and using the hashtags:
#WOWDay #thankyouSES #QLDSES

Light Up Australia Orange

Around the country many locations will light up orange to show support and to say thank you to the SES volunteers.

Here in Queensland, there will be many buildings that will join this initiative including the Suncorp Stadium and other city buildings in Brisbane.

The orange ‘light up’ helps our volunteers understand that community support is reciprocal.

Want to know more about Qld SES?

For more information about Qld SES please go to https://www.qfes.qld.gov.au/about-us/frontline-services/state-emergency-service.

Find out why Suncorp are the SES Principal Community Partner and are working together to make Queensland stronger by going to https://www.suncorp.com.au/learn-about/maintaining-a-home/sun-and-ses-make-qld-stronger.html

Building lit up Orange for WOW Day

Visit the QLD SES:




For emergency assistance in floods and storms call 132 500.

Building lit up Orange for WOW Day