Victoria is celebrating Wear Orange Wednesday today, a day of thanks for the incredible contributions that volunteers in the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) make to our communities. This includes road crash rescue, floods, landslides, assistance with storm damage, and support for bushfires.
In 2019-20, VICSES volunteers responded to more than 23,000 requests for assistance and contributed almost 202,000 hours helping people across the state.
“The important work they do plays a role across many different emergencies, in many different situations,” Deputy Emergency Management Commissioner Deb Abbott said.
“On behalf of the rest of the state, I’d like to thank the passionate, hardworking VICSES volunteers for the critical role they play in keeping Victorians safe – well done.”
Landmarks around Victoria, including in Geelong, Horsham, Wodonga and Swan Hill, along with the MCG, Arts Centre Melbourne, Bolte Bridge, AAMI Park and Sound Tunnel, will be lit up in orange in a show of thanks for volunteers.
For more information about how to get involved in WOW Day, visit the VICSES website .