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To showcase the Victoria State Emergency Service, a number of events and campaigns are shared across the year. To view all our latest campaigns, visit our campaigns page

Latest News

The Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) has had the busiest week in the history of the service, with over 9,000 requests for assistance across the state as VICSES responded to wild weather and riverine flooding, which caused significant damage.
Storm damage
It has been a historic week for the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES), with over 9,300 requests for assistance across the state with almost three-quarters of those requests from Central, North East and East regions.
VICSES storm response
"I felt really lucky this year because there were a lot of people who had been going for all the years before."
Sarah Dempsey VICSES Volunteer
Dozens of Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) personnel have now been deployed to Western Australia.
WA deployment unloading equipment
On Tuesday 16 March the launch of the AAMI Equipment Handover Program was held at VICSES Moe Unit, celebrating the final year of the program and the donation of thousands of dollars worth of equipment for VICSES units across the state.
To help promote this year’s Driver Reviver campaign and road safety over the long weekend holiday, VICSES Pakenham Unit member Andre Ackaoui shares his story of how his fellow VICSES volunteers saved his life after a serious road collision.
Andre Ackaoui
One of Victoria State Emergency Service's (VICSES') longest-running units will soon see a brand new home, thanks to a large government grant.
Chelsea announcement
'Women in Rescue' events showcase female VICSES talent.
Women in rescue event