Wednesday 20 May 2020
20 May 2020

WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services

WOW Day 2020

We encourage everyone in Western Australia to wear orange on Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) on 20 May 2020 to thank and celebrate the hard work and dedication of our SES volunteers. Over 2,000 SES volunteers across WA play a vital role in keeping the community safe during natural disaster and emergencies.

These highly skilled volunteers conduct emergency repairs to buildings damaged by cyclones, storms and floods, ferry cargo and passengers across floodwaters, conduct land searches, aerial and cave rescues, attend road crashes and much more.

This year is particularly momentous for our Western Australian volunteers with the SES celebrating 60 years of service to the community.

Wear orange on WOW day and show your support by uploading your images to social media using the hashtag #thankyouSES

EVENTS on May 20th 2020

Going ORANGE for WOW Day

Once again, a number of iconic buildings and landmarks across the State will be lit up in magnificent orange in support of the SES volunteers including Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square, Parliament House, Perth Concert Hall, 

Matagarup Bridge and the Swan Bell Tower.

Why not also take a drive by the Swan River in Nedlands to see how the iconic Eliza Statue is showing her support?

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For emergency assistance in floods and storms call 132 500.