Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer-based organisation, providing emergency assistance to minimise the impact of emergencies and strengthen the community’s capacity to plan, respond and recover when emergencies occur.
Operating since 1950, VICSES covers all of Victoria, via 149 Units across six Regions, in addition to Head Office located at Southbank, Melbourne.
VICSES is the control agency for flood, storm, tsunami, earthquake and landslide throughout Victoria, and provides the largest road rescue network in Australia, with specialist teams in 103 of our 149 units across the state.
The organisation is a significant contributor and leader in emergency management and strives to develop and lead best practice, by focusing on further developing core business activities and strengthening relationships and partnerships in developing a resilient Victorian community that knows what to do before, during, and after an emergency.
VICSES aims to partner with communities, government, other agencies and business to provide timely and effective emergency management services, building community preparedness, disaster resilience and contributing to risk prevention.