The Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) recognises the value of our service and the community we reach.
Partnerships involve mutually beneficial relationships and we encourage Shared Value opportunities. Each partnership is individual, and we focus on ensuring our volunteers are supported and engaged.
Our Partnerships directly help SES Volunteers across the State to perform their role and assist the most vulnerable members of the Queensland community, often in challenging times and events.
“It just makes my life a little bit easier. It’s fantastic to know that the community and that some quite significant companies in Queensland are behind the SES.”
SES Principal Community Partners
Together, we’ll help Queenslanders prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.
The SES is proud to have Suncorp as our Principal Community Partner.
Suncorp will support the roll-out of the SES’s community engagement and education campaigns, fund vital equipment for SES volunteers and promote volunteerism across the state. Together, we’ll help Queenslanders connect with their neighbours and other vital support services, bringing communities together to enable better preparation, response and recovery.
Suncorp’s ambassador, Johnathan Thurston met with Qld SES
Suncorp Group CEO Steve Johnston attended a launch event for the partnership at Suncorp Stadium on 20 September 2020 and said “I know I speak on behalf of every employee when I say Suncorp is incredibly proud of its Queensland heritage, and I can think of no better organisation to work with to prepare and protect our home state”. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Greg Leach said that “SES is delighted to partner with Suncorp, an iconic Queensland brand that knows the landscape and the impact natural disasters can have on it. “We know Suncorp understands the huge commitment of our SES volunteers, and this timely partnership, ahead of what is expected to be a busy storm and cyclone season, will help to better prepare our communities for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.”
Energex and Ergon (part of the Energy Queensland group) and Powerlink - SES Supporting Partners
Energy companies are Energising Queensland SES thanks to an equipment boost.
The generous support from Energy Queensland (through Energex and Ergon Energy) and Powerlink Queensland has seen $200,000 worth of equipment available to frontline Queensland SES volunteers.
Under the Energising Queensland SES Equipment Program, SES Groups throughout Queensland will receive resuscitation equipment, pole saws, generators, chainsaws, stretchers, emergency lighting equipment, vehicle accessories and other tools and technology items to help them provide additional support for the community. The 2020/21 program launched in Townsville on 17 July and groups around the state have successfully been awarded equipment that is currently being purchased. "The disaster response equipment provided to SES Groups by Energy Qld and Powerlink Qld has been a welcome addition to frontline emergency toolkits," Mr Michael Wassing, Deputy Commissioner Emergency Management, Volunteerism and Community Resilience and Chief Officer of the SES said. "SES volunteers are on call 24-7, ready to help their communities whenever they are needed; these valued volunteers — with families, jobs and commitments like anyone else — give up their time to be there to lend a hand when people are doing it tough.
"It is great to see that the incredible contribution SES volunteers make in Queensland is recognised and appreciated." Powerlink Queensland Chief Executive, Paul Simshauser said “The partnership with SES supported local communities when they need it most. Powerlink sees first-hand the vital contribution SES volunteers make to help keep communities safe during severe weather events and other emergency situations. We are proud to continue this partnership with Energy Queensland to deliver vital equipment that makes a positive difference.”
Energy Queensland (Energex and Ergon) previous Acting CEO Peter Scott said Energy Queensland was pleased to partner with Powerlink to deliver the Program. “Together we contend with storms, floods, fires and cyclones but we all have a single goal – to assist the affected communities prepare for and recover from such emergencies. And what our crews always relay to me is what a pleasure it is to work shoulder to shoulder with the SES volunteers and the great work they do in assisting us to get the power up and running faster. That’s why we’re always keen to thank them in return by providing them new equipment to make their roles a little easier while they’re providing vital support to all Queenslanders during disaster events.”
Corporate organisations interested in
developing a relationship with SES are encouraged to contact QFES Partnerships
to discuss opportunities.
Please email Partnerships@qfes.qld.gov.au