Why volunteer?

We provide emergency assistance to hundreds of Tasmanians: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This would not be possible without the support of our 680 dedicated volunteers across the state who have saved the lives and property of countless Tasmanians.

Volunteering for the SES can be one of the most rewarding commitments you can make and you really can make a real difference.

As an SES volunteer you work as part of a team of like-minded people. The experiences you share while training and while responding to emergencies can begin life-long friendships.

We take pride in providing you with nationally recognised skills that mean you can support SES activities such as:

  • road crash rescue
  • storm and flood response
  • search and rescue
  • traffic management
  • public events
  • communications
  • driving
  • navigation
  • unit administration
  • operations support
  • leadership.

How to join the SES

If you’d like to become a volunteer with the SES, you can register your interest with our online form.

Please Note: You must be a minimum of 18 years old to apply.

Your details will be sent to your relevant SES region and we’ll contact you to discuss your registration.

You can also contact your closest SES Regional Headquarters.