The Queensland SES are not currently accepting applications for potential volunteers.
Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic situation in Australia, the Queensland SES has taken precautionary measures to keep it's members, and the community at large, safe. This includes ceasing regular meetings and training, deeming it unfeasible to take on new recruits during this time.
Are you committed to attending regular training and activating during events? Are you active, adventurous, enthusiastic and willing to give back to your community?
By joining the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) you will make a life changing commitment through actively contributing during disasters and emergencies locally, state-wide and nationally. There is an expectation of members to regularly attend training and support during activations where possible.
Fitness to function
It is the SES volunteer's responsibility to ensure that they have an appropriate level of fitness to perform those SES functions they have been trained in e.g. volunteers may consider themselves fairly fit however might experience discomfort during a land search over rough terrain. In this situation a volunteer may impede the search by needing to be rescued.
Who can join the SES?
Roles can vary from Group to Group depending on their operational capacity. Check with your local SES Group to see what you can do.
How much will it cost me to be in the SES?
There are no joining fees. Volunteers are provided with protective clothing and relevant equipment based on their role within an SES Group. Education and training programs are provided free of charge. If you are injured in any way whilst on an approved SES activation or at training, you will be fully covered by workers compensation.