The Australian Council of State and Territory Emergency Services (ACSES) has, as its vision - 'Maximise State and Territory Emergency Services' contribution towards safer communities'.

ACSES strives to achieve this by:

  • Exchanging knowledge, information and initiatives relevant to public safety
  • Exchanging knowledge and information on operational and management issues
  • Developing and implementing a best-practice learning and development framework
  • Enhancing the profile of the State and Territory Emergency Services, and improving the level of recognition for our volunteers
  • Developing equipment evaluation processes and exploiting common acquisition opportunities
  • Developing partnerships with other national representative bodies

Comprised of the heads of the eight State and Territory Emergency Services, ACSES meets several times each year to discuss and act on initiatives that will benefit all SES volunteers, and as a result, the communities they serve.

Australian Council of State Emergency Services 2015