Fire & Rescue

1 Amarina Avenue,
Greenacre, NSW 2190
9265 2999
Fire and Rescue NSW is one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services and is the busiest in Australia. Our 7,000 firefighters are some of the most highly trained in the world with capabilities that extend far beyond fire. From urban search and rescue, emergency medical care and humanitarian relief to car crashes, hazardous materials incidents, and environmental protection – our purpose is to protect the irreplaceable by being prepared for anything. We prioritise life and help reduce risk and build resilience in our communities through prevention and education initiatives. We operate seamlessly and co-operatively with other emergency services, not just in Australia, but around the world.

Marine Rescue NSW

NSW Headquarters Building 1,
202 Nicholson Parade,
Cronulla NSW 2230

02 8071 4848
Marine Rescue NSW saves lives on the water. More than 3,000 volunteer members of 45 units watch over boaters on the NSW coastline from Point Danger to Eden, inland on the high-risk Alpine Lakes and Murray River at Moama and now on Lord Howe Island. Our volunteers respond to emergencies around the clock, in hazardous weather and sea conditions and monitor marine radio 24/7 for distress calls to ensure boaters in trouble get help fast. In 2019-20, our crews launched 2,540 missions, returning almost 6,000 boaters safely to shore. Over the past 18 months, our volunteers have demonstrated their resilience, versatility and commitment to serving our community, maintaining their core services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and stepping up to support SES operations in response to the March 2021 flood crisis.

Surf Lifesaving NSW

3 Narabang Way 
Belrose NSW 2085
9471 8000
As the state’s peak water safety and rescue organisation, Surf Life Saving NSW’s mission is simple and hasn’t changed in over 100 years; saving lives, creating great Australians and building better communities.  Gazetted as a NSW Emergency Service in 2018, Surf Life Saving NSW volunteer members respond to emergencies along the NSW coastline.  Surf Life Saving NSW has 74,000 members across 129 Surf Life Saving Clubs and 11 Branches who perform thousands of rescues, preventative actions and first aid treatments each year. Each summer over 20,000 SLSNSW volunteer members don the iconic red and yellow uniforms at beaches across the state.  Since recording began in 1949, our members have performed over 378,000 rescues.

VRA Rescue NSW

PO Box 4127  |  6 Judy Jakins Drive,
Dubbo NSW 2830
1300 872 777
VRA RESCUE NSW is predominately a regionally based Emergency Service organisation, after 52 years of being known as The Volunteer Rescue Association Inc. we have had a name & uniform change. Squads members undertake approximately 7500 jobs per annum. Members provide a wide range of specialist capabilities to be GLR units and these range from serious motor vehicle accidents, vertical rescues, land searches, swift and inland waterway, natural disasters and the PAD program just to name a few. VRA RESCUE NSW have approximately 1300 members and they belong to 42 squads throughout NSW. In the last reporting year our volunteers gave to the community of NSW 240,000 hours. VRA RESCUE NSW assist and work alongside of all other emergency organisations. VRA RESCUE NSW members are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Proudly serving the community – proudly serving you.

NSW Ambulance

Locked Bag 105,
Rozelle, NSW, 2039
02 9320 7777
NSW Ambulance is an integral part of the NSW Health system delivering mobile health services, providing high quality clinical care, compassion, relief of pain and suffering, rescue and retrieval services to the people of NSW with emergency and medical needs. We collaborate with the broader health system and NSW community, proactively developing safety and prevention programs designed to reduce mortality and morbidity and improve health outcomes. One of the largest ambulance services in the world, we receive a call every 26 seconds. We employ over 6,500 people, with 90 per cent being operational staff involved in the frontline delivery of services. This includes paramedics, Triple Zero (000) call takers and dispatchers, as well as specialised roles such as intensive care, extended care and critical care paramedics, special operations, counter terrorism and emergency management, doctors and flight nurses.

NSW Rural Fire Service

NSW RFS Headquarters
4 Murray Rose Avenue
Olympic Park  NSW  2127

02 8741 5555
The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the lead combat agency for bush fires in NSW. Working closely with other agencies we respond to a range of emergencies including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents and storms. With close to 74,000 volunteer members and more than 2,000 brigades, the NSW RFS is the largest volunteer fire service in the world.

NSW State Emergency Service

NSW SES State Headquarters
93-99 Burelli Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500
02 4251 6111
The NSW State Emergency Service is the most versatile and widely used emergency service in NSW. We are the combat agency for flood, storms and tsunami. We also support communities through search and rescue operations, incident response and support, community education, community preparedness and planning, medical emergency support and bushfire support. We also provide interagency support to NSW RFS, Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW Police Force, NSW Ambulance, NSW Health and other government agencies. The NSW SES comprises over 10,000 volunteer members across 259 Units.