Victoria’s volunteer emergency services groups awarded VESEP grants

28 October 2022

Victoria’s volunteer emergency services will benefit from $14 million in grants following the announcement of the 2022-23 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) grants.

The annual grants program supports Victoria’s volunteer emergency services groups to fund minor facilities upgrades and to buy new operational equipment, including vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, and trailers.

Under the program, the Victorian Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 co-contribution up to $150,000 per project.

The grants will ensure Victoria’s volunteer emergency services organisations are supported and continue to have access to the resources they need to keep the community safe.

Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said the VESEP grants support the crucial work of emergency service volunteers.

“Volunteers are an integral part of Victoria’s emergency management sector. It’s vital our volunteers have access to the best equipment and facilities to help them prepare for and respond to emergencies and work with communities to keep them safe,” said Commissioner Crisp

Visit our VESEP page (External link) to see the full list of recipients and to learn more about the program.