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 MP today announced that Sunbury SES was successful in their grant application receiving $190,600 in much needed Facilities and Equipment upgrades in this round alone.


This includes:
A new Colorbond shed including two truck bays.
Concreting and sealing the Units driveways.
Portable fridges for response vehicles

Portable Emergency and scene lighting.
Sandbag filling trailer
Mule II Litter – wheeled stretcher carrier.
These grants will assist emergency volunteers in Sunbury 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 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 Anthony White, Unit Controller- Sunbury SES

“Our Volunteers work and train hard to ensure that our community is safe from all emergencies. These grants mean a lot for our crews, giving them the equipment and buildings that we need to get the job done.”

“The Sunbury community is growing and Sunbury SES needs to grow with it, these grants will help ensure that the Sunbury community continues to have the best emergency response capabilities possible.”

“This is a great day for not only Sunbury SES but also the whole Sunbury community.”

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