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.

The Hoppers Crossing CFA, Little River CFA, Wyndham SES and Wyndham West SES were successful in their grant applications for operational equipment and facility improvements.

  • Hoppers Crossing CFA – $3,796.20 for 2 x portable radios with lapel microphones and a battery and charger.
  • Little River CFA – $5,462.00 for rooftop air conditioning system.
  • Wyndham SES – $77,327.90 for 4×4 Ford Ranger vehicle, ESV lights and decals, 4×4 recovery kit including first aid kit, shovel and flares.
  • Wyndham West SES – $9,473.00 for 10 x dome security cameras, exterior signage for building.

This is a total contribution of $96,059 for emergency volunteers in the Wyndham community.

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

To view successful recipients of the ESVS Grants Program please visit:


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.”

Quotes attributable to Tim Pallas:

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

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