Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program.

Hundreds  of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state.

Tim Pallas, Member for Werribee today congratulated the emergency service organisations in Werribee on their successful grant application.

Beneficiaries of the grant included:

  • Wyndham and Hobsons Bay SES Units – $39,900 for operational equipment, training and development.
  • Werribee VF10 Coast Guards – $26,264 for operational equipment.
  • Flotilla 10, Werribee – $7,000 for training.
  • Wyndham West SES – $19,990 for operational equipment and facility improvements and $10,909 for new facilities.

This is a total contribution of $104,000 for emergency volunteers in the Werribee community.

These grants will assist emergency volunteers in the Werribee electorate in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe.

Applications for the ESVS Grants Program are still open and I would encourage all eligible emergency volunteers to apply. Organisations are eligible to apply for multiple grants.

To find out more about the ESVS Grants Program and to download the application form visit

Quotes attributable to Tim Pallas, Member for Werribee

“This is an exciting day for the Werribee electorate and I congratulate all our grant recipients and hope that it assist them the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe.”

“I encourage all volunteer brigades and units in the Werribee electorate to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website and apply for a grant.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino  

 “The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the significant contribution of the more than 100,000 emergency management volunteers, investing in equipment, training and facilities to keep our communities safe.”

“The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program has been established to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work, protecting Victorian properties and lives.”