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Storm Damage, Search & Rescue Team Member

Australind State Emergency Service

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As an SES volunteer you will be trained to assist the community to cope with natural disasters including storm, cyclone, earthquake and flood. Australind SES Storm Damage, Search & Rescue Team Member activities include:

  • Temporary repairs to houses damaged as a result of storms, flooding, vehicle accidents, fallen trees etc.
  • Aiding the community in the event of flood, earthquake, tsunami or bushfire.
  • Assisting the WA Police with searches for missing persons.
  • Providing support to bushfire operations.
  • Participating in community education and public relations activities.
  • Opportunities to provide assistance for interstate disasters.
  • Flood boat operations.
  • Assist in incident management control rooms including communications, logistics, operations and support roles.
  • Assist with non-operational unit maintenance and creating a good environment for efficient operational response.
  • Opportunities to specialise in your area of interest.

Volunteering is an opportunity to become an integral part of our fun, hardworking team and offers many benefits.

  • Ongoing training with experienced trainers.
  • Support, guidance and mentoring from experienced volunteers.
  • Meeting new people and developing lasting friendships while enjoying the company of like-minded team members.
  • Applying your skills and knowledge in a challenging environment.
  • Contributing to the safety of your local community.
  • Develop communication skills.
  • Learn about and use various radio communication techniques.
  • Opportunity to be deployed within the state and further abroad.
  • Developing communication skills.
  • Being part of a positive and rewarding team


  • Driver's Licence (C)
  • National Police Certificate *

National Police Clearance will be provided at no cost to you.
Some specialised roles require a high level of fitness.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Location

    Australind WA

  • Service

    • State Emergency Service
  • Time Required

    Australind SES train Weekly on a Monday, we ask members to attend at least 75% of weekly training. Lower attendance is allowed after discussion. We ask that you make yourselves available as much as possible for operational requirements, however we understand a work life balance is required. Attend call outs when available, sometimes at short notice. Occasional weekend training & exercises throughout the year.

  • Training

    All training will be provided at no cost to you. Some basic courses are required before attending an incident.

Express your interest

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