The Geelong Unit of the Victoria State Emergency Service is a volunteer-based professional emergency service organization. We respond to requests for assistance from the Geelong City area and also assist other VICSES units and other Emergency Services around Victoria and Australia.
Photo of rescue boat in the water at Eastern Beach taken by Mitch Bear and provided by the Geelong Advertiser. Credits for other photos are currently being compiled.
The Geelong Unit covers the area highlighted in the map to the left. The Ballarat road and Glenleith Avenue form our northern border, and the Barwon river bounds our response area to the south. On the east side, we cover as far as Moolap Station Road and on the west it's easiest to think of the Ring Road as our border (although Fyansford is actually in the South Barwon unit area).
Other nearby SES units are:
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
Being a volunteer in the State Emergency Service is challenging and rewarding. There are plenty of skills that can be learned, from knot tying right through to Emergency Management. You'll never be bored! There are also plenty of opportunities to serve the community - members respond to callouts in the Geelong area, but can also go on deployment within the state or interstate.
As a volunteer, you don't have to be available 24/7. Some units operate rosters. Others simply say "Tell us if you're available when a callout occurs; if we need more people, we'll ask."
If you'd like to learn more about becoming a volunteer in the State Emergency Service, you can find your local SES unit and register your interest here.