SA State Emergency Service Volunteers' Association
Welcome To SASESVA
Trevlyn Smith

Trevlyn Smith Recipient 2018 South Australian Citizen's Award

Trevlyn Smith was presented with the Award by Police Commission Grant Stevens at a ceremony held at SAPOL Headquarters on Wednesday 24 October. Trevlyn was recognised for his commitment over many tears to assist SAPOL and his local community.

Congratulations Trevlyn and to read the citation and see photographs from the function to go National and Units - Awards.

AGM 2018

The Association Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 20 October 2018 and papers are in the Members’ only section.

Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council conference Perth September 2018

Dr Darja Kragt to present findings on emergency service volunteers annual turnover of about 15 per cent or more than 10 a day on average in Western Australia. Her research has been based on in - depth interviews and we hope to obtain a copy of the full paper. Don't forget though that Western Australia has the Commission, and this was one of the models looked at when Sector Reform was being mooted for South Australia.

Read article from The West Australian 
NSESVA presenting at AFAC September 2018
Lived Experiences of Emergency Services Volunteers Living in Western Australia
Slides - Lived Experiences of Emergency Services Volunteers Living in Western Australia

DEWNR again provides access to National Parks for SES Volunteers 2018/19

As volunteers who have enjoyed access to National Parks know, the format changed in 2018/19 with all bookings now being made online and nominating a specific vehicle for the 12 month period no longer applies.

All you have to do is use the code provided to you by the Association and when booking you must also use your volunteer email address. This is for both visiting parks and booking campsite facilities. Instructions pages are attached to the email, when we issue you with your code.

A reminder, when requesting a code, please send the request via your volunteer email address and also include your contact number.

Instruction pages are also located in the Members Only section.

Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Insurance

Information regarding the group personal accident voluntary workers policy is now available in the Members’ only section.

Guideline of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment: Volunteers

This policy came into effect on 3 November 2016 and applies to SES volunteers, as SASES is a public sector agency as defined in the Public Sector act 2009.

The intent of this Guideline is to assist in ensuring persons acting as volunteers in public sector agencies are managed and otherwise treated in a fair and equitable manner.

SASESVA registered by the Australian Charities and Not-For- Profit Commission

The Association was registered by the ACNC on the 1 April 2016 and has also been endorsed by the ATO for charity tax concessions. Details can be viewed in the Members Only Section.