WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services

WOW Day 2023

More than 2,000 SES volunteers from every walk of life play a vital role in keeping communities across WA safe during natural disasters and emergencies.

These highly skilled men and women drop everything to help when people need them the most. From conducting emergency repairs to buildings damaged by cyclones, storms and floods, to ferrying cargo and passengers across floodwaters, the SES provides a vital service for the people of Western Australia.

They assist WA Police during land searches, undertake aerial and cave rescues, attend road crashes and assist fire crews during the long, hot bushfire season.

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

EVENTS on 17 May 2023

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 SES volunteers including Parliament House, Perth Concert Hall, Fremantle Prison and several local councils.

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For emergency assistance in floods and storms call 132 500.