Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer based emergency service. VICSES has a wide range of roles including planning for and responding to floods, severe storms, earthquakes, tsunami, road rescue as well as search and rescue. VICSES also provides a support role to other emergency service agencies including Victoria Police.

VICSES also has a major planning role providing support and advice  to Local Government in relation to the performance and exercise of their duties and responsibilities under the Emergency Management Act 1986, auditing of Municipal Emergency Management Plans and providing advice and training in emergency management  to both Government and non government organisations.

VICSES is a significant contributor and leader in emergency management, and continues to strive to develop and lead best practice by focusing on further developing its core business activities and strengthening its relationships/partnerships with other Emergency Management Organisations and relevant stakeholders, including Emergency Management Victoria.

We look for people who embody our Values.

Our Vision

Safer Communities - Together.

Our Purpose

Partnering with the community and other agencies to provide timely and effective emergency services whilst building community preparedness and resilience.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Responsive
  • Innovative