Wanneroo Joondalup SES
50th Anniversary Book
History of the SES
The State Emergency Service was formed originally during the second World War and were known as The Civil Defence.
The Wanneroo SES Unit was formed in the early 60's. It has been a very active unit over the years. We operate out of a purpose built building, which we moved into in 1985. The building has an underground operations centre with a shed area to park 6 vehicles. The Unit has a current membership of 50 volunteers.
Our local area of operation is 2,000 square kms & is made up of the cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup, a population of over 200,000 people.
The WJ-SES has a lead role in managing the Cities of Wanneroo and Joondalup action plans and emergency responses for floods, cyclones, storms, earthquakes and tsunami threats as well as assisting other agencies in their roles.
The SES is part of the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES).
We train every Wednesday Night in the skills required to perform our tasks. Each team acts as the Duty Team one week out of four.