Western Adelaide

SA State Emergency Service

> 400

Incidents - 2019 FY


Fallen Tree Jobs


Severe Weather


Assist other Emergency Service


Building Impact



The Western Adelaide (WAD) SES Unit comprises volunteers who provide a rescue, mitigation and education service, dedicated to protecting lives and property primarily in our local community. We also provide services across South Australia and interstate as required.

We operate with approximately 30 active volunteer members, responding to generally over 400 incidents per year ranging from tree down, to full on Technical resuce

The area Western Adelaide is directly responsible for around 80,000 people, over 45sq km. We cover a large area from the city to the coast, Port rd to Anzac Hwy. We also assist other units/areas when needed.

We are specially trained to provide support in many types of incidents, including: Fallen trees, general rescue, land search operations, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) (bombed areas/collapsed buildings), shoring, swift water operations, Vertical (Heights) rescue, Air search, and more.

Western Adelaide also has several:
- Swiftwater Technicians
- Vertical Rescue Technicians (Rescue from heights and depth)
- USAR Category 2 operators, rescue from underneeth the surface of rubble piles.

We are always looking for new members to join our ranks and learn new skills (in both operational and non-operational capacities). We encourage anyone over 18 to contact us here for more info.

What is SES?

The State Emergency Service (SES) is a versatile and highly active volunteer emergency service organisation.

While the primary role of the SES is to co-ordinate, and respond to incidents involving adverse weather, floods and storms, it also provides crucial support and assistance to other emergency service organisations.

Volunteers can also also be deployed to assist in other large scale emergencies, both locally and interstate, including floods and bushfires, such as Sampson Flat and Pinery bushfires, and cyclones in Queensland.

Our Mission

Volunteers providing emergency response to local and national Communities 24 hours a day.

The SES' mission is:

To minimise the loss of life, injuries and damage from emergencies and natural disasters.

Western Adelaide's Vision:

"The Western Adelaide SES Unit strives to provide exceptional emergency response, mitigation and education services that meet the current and future needs of the community in response to all emergency situations, accidental, natural or man-made."

Be Remarkable

We're the people you sometimes see on television, helping out in cases of emergency, especially when it comes to storm and flood response.

Volunteers provide emergency response to the community of South Australia 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Membership is open to men and women with a reasonable degree of physical fitness, health and a passion to get involved with their community.

At the SES it's a real team effort and we need lots of team players with different skills.
Volunteer Now!

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