Victoria is today celebrating Wear Orange Wednesday, thanking thousands of Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) volunteers for contribution.
Volunteers support Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week with bushfires, floods, road accidents and storm damage.
In 2019-20, VICSES volunteers responded to more than 33,700 requests for assistance across the state.
“We wouldn’t be able to support the community without volunteers. It’s not only the hours they spend responding, but the time they dedicate to training and ensuring they’re prepared. Thank you VICSES for helping to keep the community safe,” Acting Emergency Management Commissioner Chris Stephenson said.
All Victorians are encouraged to post a message to social media – with the hashtags #ThankYouSES and #WOWDay – while wearing a touch of orange.
Landmarks around Victoria will be lit up in orange in a show of thanks for volunteers. These include landmarks in Geelong, Shepparton, Wodonga and Swan Hill, along with the Bolte Bridge, Melbourne Star, AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Town Hall, Citylink Sound Tube and many other sites.
For more information about how to get involved and to view the WOW Day location map, visit the VICSES website .