WOW DAY in Victoria

On Wednesday 17th May 2023, VICSES celebrates Wear Orange Wednesday, a national day of thanks for the thousands of SES volunteers who serve the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week through storm, flood, road crash rescue, and much more.

WOW Day is the chance to say ‘thank you’ to SES volunteers. Volunteers are the backbone of our service. The past 12 months have been the busiest operational period in the organisation’s history with VICSES volunteers responding to over 46,000 requests for assistance.

Victorians are encouraged to get their workplaces, families, and friends involved in WOW Day celebrations by wearing orange and posting a photo to social media using the hashtags #WOWDay and #ThankYouSES.

Landmarks across the country will be ‘flooded’ in orange this WOW Day in support of SES volunteers.


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For emergency assistance in floods and storms call 132 500