SA State Emergency Service Volunteers' Association
Welcome To SASESVA

Statewide Super

Thanks to Statewide Super for again providing all our volunteers with a free year’s subscription to The Advertiser. Link on how to activate your subscription is on the SES website in the Volunteer Portal section.

Statewide Super has also provided the Association with SANFL tickets for volunteers and they can be obtained by emailing: susan@sasesva.org.au. Additionally 20 volunteers were fortunate to recently attend the Port Adelaide / Richmond game, again courtesy of Statewide Super.

Thanks such as this are greatly appreciated by our volunteers.

Entertainment Books 2019/2020

The Association has Entertainment books and digital versions can be applied for online. If books are obtained from the Association directly, payment must be by EFT or cash. Download the flyer for further details.

Return to work

It is now over four years since the introduction of the Return to Work Act 2014 (Version 1 July 2015) and yet details are still pending where our volunteers are concerned, yet paid employees in the Sector have been covered under their respective EBA’s which is most unsatisfactory.

SASES volunteers must be treated equally to paid personnel under this Act and all benefits or concessions received by paid must be extended to volunteers.

The Association has in its numerous follow-ups and discussions reiterated that the matter be addressed as a matter of urgently and additionally that the following areas be included:

  • Recognition of the difference paid to employees that cover both age and other losses of income compared to self employed (which many volunteers are)
  • Recognition of Mental Health (many of the roles undertaken by volunteers exceed that of paid employees such as retrieval of body parts ( e.g. Gladstone ) and in regional areas (Road Crash Rescue as one example)

SA Police Association Campaign Includes All Emergency Sector Workers

This is an extract from a media release:

“The state’s police union is seeking urgent changes to workers compensation legislation for police and emergency services workers that would see claims for psychological injury automatically accepted.

The union wants a presumptive acceptance system introduced that acknowledges the psychological injury occurred as a result of the officers’ occupation, unless their employer can prove otherwise.”

And this is endorsed by the Association for all our volunteers.

As we hear anything an email update will be issued.

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.

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.