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.

Josh Bull today congratulated Sunbury SES on their successful grant application for more than $70,000 in new equipment, facilities and security upgrades.

This included:
Installation of 10m steel canter-lever front gate, remote control electric.
Bitumen sealing of driveways in front of rescue vehicle bays.
Lighting platform to be shared between Sunbury and Broadmeadows Units.


This is a total contribution of $92,398 for emergency volunteers in the Sunbury  community.
These grants will assist emergency volunteers in Sunbury  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 Josh Bull MP

“This is an exciting day for Sunbury 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 Sunbury 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.”

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