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Latest News

“Thank you to NSW SES for stepping up and providing additional support to the Victoria SES and to our communities.”
Of the calls we have received, 1,936 relate to downed trees and 422 to building damage. 
“Be nice. Be kind. We’ve all got things to do."
“I’m still mystified by the bird in the wall cavity. Who knows how it got in there?"
"After the last two years, all these people who have signed on have been in limbo."
"Immediately calling VICSES may have saved lives."
"A great effort and testamant to the skill and versatility of our VICSES volunteers.”
VICSES Unit Controller Kai shares their journey of self-discovery and acceptance as part of the LGBTIQA+ community.
A photograph behind VICSES volunteers in orange uniforms holding rainbow flags, marching as part of Pride March. There is a blue sky above, some trees, and some people watching on from the side of the road. You cannot see anyone's faces.
"Despite having four major floods this year, we had to perform four rescues last night."