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Become a volunteer

It takes thousands of dedicated Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers from across the state to provide emergency assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Register your interest in becoming a volunteer with VICSES or find out more about the units in your area.

Please note: During a current weather emergency, VICSES may not be able to contact you straight away or spontaneously recruit, screen and coordinate new volunteers. It's always best to get involved with VICSES before emergency events so you're already skilled up. In the meantime, if you're still keen to help during a crisis, you can register for clean-up and recovery projects via Victoria's Volunteering Portal.

Enquire about volunteering

There are three ways to enquire about volunteering:

  1. Find your local unit using the map on this page, then click the link in the popup to fill out the online enquiry form.
  2. Find your local unit in the A-Z list on this page, then click the link to fill out the online enquiry form.
  3. Call 1300 VICSES (1300 842 737) and select option 2. Calls made during business hours will be connected to your local VICSES office.

Once you have registered with us, we’ll put you in touch with a representative from your local VICSES unit who can tell you more about becoming a volunteer.

Please note: The information you provide to VICSES will only be used to process your request for more information about becoming a VICSES volunteer. It will not be provided to third parties or used for any other purpose.

Map of units

Zoom into the map to find your local VICSES unit. Click on the unit marker and follow the link to register your interest via the online form.

A-Z list of units

Note: Most units are named after a suburb or town but some in Greater Melbourne are named after a council area.
Regional support units provide logistics and incident management during large emergencies, often via Mobile Command Vehicles or Forward Command Vehicles.

Alexandra Unit: 7 Shamrock Street, Alexandra | Enquire

Ararat Unit: 85 High Street, Ararat | Enquire

Bacchus Marsh Unit: 11 Gisborne Road, Bacchus Marsh | Enquire

Bairnsdale Unit: 189 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale | Enquire

Bairnsdale: East Regional Support Unit: 130 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale | Enquire

Ballarat Unit: 115B Gillies Street, Ballarat | Enquire

Balmoral Unit: 31 Bell Street, Balmoral | Enquire

Bannockburn Unit: 25 High Street, Bannockburn | Enquire

Beechworth Unit: 1 Radcliffe Road, Beechworth | Enquire

Bellarine Unit: 702 Grubb Road, Drysdale | Enquire

Benalla Unit: 1 Samaria Road, Benalla | Enquire

Benalla: North East Regional Support Unit: 64 Sydney Road, Benalla | Enquire

Bendigo Unit: 64 Adam Street, Golden Square | Enquire

Bendigo: North West Regional Support Unit: 7 Rohs Road, East Bendigo | Enquire

Bendoc Unit: 7 Jamieson Street, Bendoc | Enquire

Birchip Unit: 89 Cumming Avenue, Birchip | Enquire

Bright Unit: 16 Churchill Avenue, Bright | Enquire

Brimbank Unit: Stadium Drive, Keilor Park | Enquire

Broadmeadows Unit: 434 Mahoneys Road, Campbellfield | Enquire

Bruthen Unit: 51 Main Street, Bruthen | Enquire

Buchan Unit: 5638 Buchan-Orbost Road, Buchan | Enquire

Camperdown Unit: 2A Jones Street, Camperdown | Enquire

Cann River Unit: 29 Monaro Highway, Cann River | Enquire

Castlemaine Unit: 1 Scotts Avenue, Castlemaine | Enquire

Chelsea Unit: 101 Scotch Parade, Bonbeach | Enquire

Chiltern Unit: 3 Crawford Street, Chiltern | Enquire

Cobden Unit: 32 Silvester Street, Cobden | Enquire

Cobram Unit: 1 Jerilderie Street, Tocumwal, New South Wales | Enquire

Colac Unit: 87 Wilson Street, Colac | Enquire

Corio Unit: 299 Anakie Rd, Bell Post Hill | Enquire

Corryong Unit: 13 Jardine Street, Corryong | Enquire

Craigieburn Unit: 151a Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn | Enquire

Dartmoor Unit: 56 Ascot Street, Dartmoor | Enquire

Dimboola Unit: 6 Lochiel Street, Dimboola | Enquire

Dunkeld Unit: 40 Templeton Street, Dunkeld | Enquire

Dunmunkle Unit: 2 Wood Street, Rupanyup | Enquire

Dunolly Unit: 51 Broadway, Dunolly | Enquire

Echuca Unit: 2 Kerferd Street, Echuca | Enquire

Edenhope Unit: 100 Elizabeth Street, Edenhope | Enquire

Emerald Unit: Cnr Old Gembrook and Sherriff Roads, Emerald | Enquire

Erica Unit: 1 Pinnacle Drive, Rawson | Enquire

Essendon Unit: 9 Rutherford Street, Aberfeldie | Enquire

Euroa Unit: 37 Clifton Street, Euroa | Enquire

Falls Creek Unit: 43 Bogong High Plains Road, Falls Creek | Enquire

Footscray Unit: 95 Sunshine Road, West Footscray | Enquire

Foster Unit: 14 Pioneer Street, Foster | Enquire

Frankston Unit: 32A McCulloch Avenue, Seaford | Enquire

French Island Unit: Tankerton Road, French Island | Enquire

Geelong area:
Corio Unit
: 299 Anakie Rd, Bell Post Hill | Enquire
Geelong Unit
: 4 Wood Street, South Geelong | Enquire
South Barwon Unit: 13 Rossack Drive, Waurn Ponds | Enquire

South West Regional Support Unit: 90 Furner Avenue, Bell Park | Enquire

Gisborne Unit: 33 Robertson Street, Gisborne | Enquire

Glen Eira Unit: 90 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East | Enquire

Goroke Unit: 4 Barrack Street, Goroke | Enquire

Greater Dandenong Unit: 42 Mills Road, Dandenong | Enquire

Hamilton Unit: 58 Shakespeare Street, Hamilton | Enquire

Hamilton: South West Regional Support Unit38 Fenton Street, Hamilton | Enquire

Hastings Unit: Council Depot, Frankston Flinders Road, Hastings | Enquire

Healesville Unit: 9 Argoon Road, Healesville | Enquire

Heathcote Unit: 3 Wright Street, Heathcote | Enquire

Hepburn Shire Unit: 4374 Midland Highway, Daylesford | Enquire

Heywood Unit: 6 Scott Street, Heywood | Enquire

Hobsons Bay Unit: 149 Civic Parade, Altona | Enquire

Horsham Unit: 54 McPherson Street, Horsham | Enquire

Inverloch Unit: 23 Bear Street, Inverloch | Enquire

Kaniva Unit: 79 Commercial Street, Kaniva | Enquire

Kerang Unit: 8 Tate Drive, Kerang | Enquire

Kilmore Unit: 24 Green Street, Kilmore | Enquire

Kinglake Unit: 2983 Heidelberg-Kinglake Road, Kinglake | Enquire

Knox Unit: 102 Lewis Road, Wantirna | Enquire

Kyabram Unit: 4 Kuhle Court, Kyabram | Enquire

Leongatha Unit: 12 Watson Road, Leongatha | Enquire

Lilydale Unit: 103 Nelson Road, Lilydale | Enquire

Lismore Unit: 7 Ferrers Street, Lismore | Enquire

Loch Sport Unit: 105 National Park Road, Loch Sport | Enquire

Lorne Unit: 40 Smith Street, Lorne | Enquire

Maffra Unit: 90 Landy Street, Maffra | Enquire

Mallacoota Unit: 27 Lees Road, Mallacoota | Enquire

Malvern Unit: 293 Tooronga Road, Malvern | Enquire

Manningham Unit: 620 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East | Enquire

Mansfield Unit: 166 Maroondah Highway, Mansfield | Enquire

Marong Unit: 32 Cathcart Street, Marong | Enquire

Maroondah Unit: 26 Lincoln Road, Croydon | Enquire

Maryborough Unit: 70 Burns Street, Maryborough | Enquire

Marysville Unit: 13 Barton Avenue, Marysville | Enquire

Melton Unit: 90 High Street, Melton | Enquire

Mildura Unit: 70 Twelfth Street, Mildura | Enquire

Mitta Mitta Unit: 1793 Mitta North Road, Mitta Mitta | Enquire

Moe Unit: 265 Monash Road, Newborough | Enquire

Moe: East regional Support Unit: 82A Moore Street, Moe | Enquire

Monash Unit: 390 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill | Enquire

Moorabbin Unit: 2D Bricker Street, Cheltenham | Enquire

Mortlake Unit: 4 Stewart Street, Mortlake | Enquire

Morwell Unit: 75 Airfield Road, Traralgon West | Enquire

Mulgrave: Central Regional Support Unit: 3 Gilda Court, Mulgrave | Enquire

Murchison Unit: 10A Watson Street, Murchison | Enquire

Murrayville Unit: 19 Poole Street, Murrayville | Enquire

Myrtleford Unit: 16 Jubilee Street, Myrtleford | Enquire

Narre Warren Unit: 30 Vesper Drive, Narre Warren | Enquire

Nhill Unit: 98 Nelson Street, Nhill | Enquire

Nillumbik Unit: 3 Brisbane Street, Eltham | Enquire

Northcote Unit: 2 Wingrove Street, Alphington | Enquire

Numurkah Unit: 36 Nelson Street, Numurkah | Enquire

Ouyen Unit: 50 Farrell Street, Ouyen | Enquire

Pakenham Unit: 780 Princes Highway, Pakenham | Enquire

Phillip Island Unit: 117 Settlement Road, Cowes | Enquire

Port Campbell Unit: 19 Desaily Street, Port Campbell | Enquire

Port Fairy Unit: 81 Sackville Street, Port Fairy | Enquire

Portland Unit: 4 Glenelg Street, Portland | Enquire

Port Phillip Unit: 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne | Enquire

Robinvale Unit: 2 River Grove, Robinvale | Enquire

Rochester Unit: 5 Victoria Street, Rochester | Enquire

Rosedale Unit: 47 Cansick Street, Rosedale | Enquire

Rushworth Unit: Barlow Avenue, Rushworth | Enquire

Rutherglen Unit: 38 Murphy Street, Rutherglen | Enquire

Sale Unit: 35 Union Street, Sale | Enquire

San Remo Unit: 14 Davis Point Road, San Remo | Enquire

Seymour Unit: 104 Wimble Street, Seymour | Enquire

Sorrento Unit: 204 Boneo Road, Rosebud | Enquire

Southbank: State Support Unit: 168 Sturt Street, Southbank | Enquire

South Barwon Unit: 13 Rossack Drive, Waurn Ponds | Enquire

St Arnaud Unit: 55 Wheeler Street, St Arnaud | Enquire

Stawell Unit: 33 Sloane Street, Stawell | Enquire

Stratford Unit: 53 McFarlane Street, Stratford | Enquire

Sunbury Unit: 17 McDougall Road, Sunbury | Enquire

Sunshine West: Central Regional Support Unit: 239 Proximity Drive, Sunshine West | Enquire

Swan Hill Unit: 1 Mcalister Road, Swan Hill | Enquire

Swan Hill: North West Regional Support Unit: 1/17 Rutherford Street, Swan Hill | Enquire

Swifts Creek Unit: 6870 Great Alpine Road, Swifts Creek | Enquire

Tallangatta Unit: 7 Wagara Street, Tallangatta | Enquire

Tatura Unit: 52 Martin Street, Tatura | Enquire

Terang Unit: 27 Baynes Street, Terang | Enquire

Torquay Unit: 130 Messmate Road, Torquay | Enquire

Upper Yarra Unit: 2804 Warburton Highway, Wesburn | Enquire

Wangaratta Unit: 14 Millard Street, Wangaratta | Enquire

Warracknabeal Unit: 79 Lyle Street, Warracknabeal | Enquire

Warragul Unit: 160 Queen Street, Warragul | Enquire

Warrnambool Unit: 40 Walsh Road, Warrnambool | Enquire

Wedderburn Unit: Lot 2, Nardoo Court, Wedderburn | Enquire

Wendouree: Mid West Regional Support Unit: 352 Dowling Street, Wendouree | Enquire

Whitehorse Unit: 1A Ailsa Street, Box Hill South | Enquire

Whittlesea Unit: 79 Schotters Road, Mernda | Enquire

Winchelsea Unit: 325 Mousley Drive, Winchelsea | Enquire

Wodonga Unit: 172 Victoria Cross Parade, Wodonga | Enquire

Wonthaggi Unit: 319 White Road, Wonthaggi | Enquire

Woodend Unit: 26 Urquhart Street, Woodend | Enquire

Woomelang Unit: 14 Proctor Street, Woomelang | Enquire

Wycheproof Unit: 69 Dempsey Street, Wycheproof | Enquire

Wyndham Unit: Civic Centre, Princes Highway, Werribbee | Enquire

Wyndham West Unit: 418 Ballan Road, Wyndham Vale | Enquire

Yackandandah Unit: 5 High Street, Yackandandah | Enquire

Yarram Unit: Railway Avenue, Yarram | Enquire

Yarrawonga Unit: 112 Dunlop Street, Yarrawonga | Enquire

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