Wednesday 20 May is Wear Orange Wednesday, a national day of thanks for the thousands of VICSES volunteers who serve the Victorian community 24 hours a day, seven days a week through storm, flood, road crash rescue, and much more.

2019/20 has been one of the busiest years in VICSES’ history with our volunteers responding to almost 35,000 requests for assistance.

Every day, our dedicated volunteers throw on their orange overalls to support their communities.

On WOW day, we’re asking you to do the same, by dressing in orange and posting a message to social media with the hashtags #ThankYouSES and #WOWDay.

Victoria will be turning orange too! Landmarks across Melbourne and regional centres will be flooded in orange in a show of thanks for VICSES volunteers.

Help us celebrate WOW day from home!

  • Dress in orange and share a photo or a message of thanks on social media with the hashtags #ThankYouSES and #WOWDay
  • Host an orange themed event with your household or friends online
  • Help promote WOW Day by sharing our promotional tiles: 
  • Host a WOW Day themed meeting or catch-up on Zoom or video chat by downloading our WOW Day background.
  • Update your profile picture on Facebook with our WOW Day frame:
    • Log in to Facebook and select 'Update profile picture'
    • Select 'Add frame'.
    • Search for the 'WOW Day- Wear Orange Wednesday' frame.

WOW 2020 light up locations

We're turning the town orange! Click on the locations below to view the SES light up locations, including Bolte Bridge, MCG and the Melbourne Star.