Moreton Bay State Emergency Service

Moreton Bay SES

The State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer organisation that provides support to the community in times of emergency and disaster. 

The Moreton Bay Region SES Unit is proudly supported in partnership by both Moreton Bay Regional Council and Emergency Management Queensland. 

SES members are highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who undertake regular ongoing training to help vulnerable members of the community during or after emergencies. 

Storm and flood emergencies

Phone 132 500 or lodge your request online for assistance during storm and flood emergencies.

All other emergencies

Phone 000 for other emergency situations such as:  

  • fire 
  • medical emergency  
  • rescue 
  • cyclone
  • lost persons 
  • vehicle accidents 

Join the SES

To join the SES you must be 16 years of age and older.  

The unit and groups undertake weekend training activities two to three times a year to put new volunteers through these probationary courses. New members are encouraged to participate in regular core skill training activities during group evenings to build up their basic skills while they are going through their probationary period. 

During major events such as cyclones and floods which may occur locally or somewhere within Queensland you may be asked to be a member of a task force which will take you away from home and work for a period of 5 days. 

To be prepared for such a request you need to discuss your involvement with the SES with your employer to see if they are willing to release you. You also need to discuss this with your family so they also have an understanding of your commitment. 

Join the Moreton Bay Region SES by completing the Membership Enquiry form online

Further information for community members wishing to join the SES is available in the Joining the Queensland SES(PDF, 5MB) pamphlet or the Queensland SES website.