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State Emergency Service Awards

The State Emergency Service (SES) relies on volunteers who are dedicated and committed to helping keep the community safe. The annual SES Awards are one way of recognising the outstanding efforts of volunteers who have excelled in their service and demonstrated a high level of commitment to the SES.

Awards are presented in three categories:

  • Peter Keillor Award
  • Team Achievement Award
  • Youth Achievement Award

Peter Keillor Award

The Peter Keillor Award is the most prestigious and highest individual honour in the State Emergency Service Awards and is presented to a dedicated volunteer who has made an exemplary contribution to the SES during their time as a volunteer and specifically in the past 12 months.  

Team Achievement Award

The Team Achievement Award is presented to a team or group of SES volunteers who united, have made an exceptional contribution to the community over the past 12 months.

Youth Achievement Award

This award celebrates the achievements of a volunteer under the age of 25 who has accomplished significant goals and made a positive impact to the SES.

Award Ceremony
Award recipients will be announced at a gala ceremony on Saturday 7 September 2019 at the 2019 WA Fire and Emergency Services Conference.

Award Enquiries
For more information on the nomination process please see the State Emergency Service Awards Guidelines or email awards@dfes.wa.gov.au


Previous Award Recipients

Youth Achievement Award
Sarah Hamilton – Belmont Victoria Park SES (2018)
Brayden Dilley, Kalamunda SES (2017)
Mary-Therese Shanks, Mandurah SES (2016)
Kirsten Beidatsch, Mt Barker SES (2015)

Peter Keillor Award
Stephen Faulkner, Wanneroo Joondalup SES (2018)
Robert Palmer, Mundaring SES (2017)
Keith Squibb, Hedland SES (2016)
Jane Campbell, Bayswater SES (2015)

Team Achievement Award
National Disaster Rescue Challenge WA SES Team (2018)
Esperance SES Unit (2017)
Bunbury SES Unit (2016)
Manjimup SES Unit (2015)​​​​​​​​​​​​


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