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In 1975, the State Government established the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES). This Service evolved from the former Queensland Civil Defence Organisation that had been in operation since 1961.From its beginning in 1961 until November 1973, the Queensland Civil Defence Organisation was set up to deal with emergencies in the event of a nuclear war. It took no part in natural disaster operations ...

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SES peer support

Counselling and supporting program designed specifically for SES members and their immediate families. Their goal is to promote well-being by helping members deal with emergency work-related difficulties.

SES week

Celebrate SES Week and thank our valuable volunteers for their continued commitment to their local communities.

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Photo gallery

Email photos to for pics to be uploaded. Please only post photos that can be used for future promotions, brochures etc. Note: not all photos submitted may be published.

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For media enquiries regarding the SES please contact QFES Media on 07 3635 3310 or email


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