WOW Day 2021

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WOW Day 2021

Emergency Service
19 May 2021
12:01 am
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Free public event
WOW Day 2021

Wear Orange Wednesday 'WOW Day' 19 May 2021

Wednesday 19 May 2021 is Wear Orange Wednesday or 'WOW Day'. On this day we encourage communities across Australia to wear orange and thank all SES volunteers who generously give their time to help communities during flood and storm emergencies.

Here’s to all the volunteers across Australia who work all year round to protect us at our most vulnerable. We thank you for saving lives and protecting communities.

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. From Monday 17 to Sunday 23 May 2021, NVW will celebrate the significant contribution of almost six million volunteers across Australia, and we will highlight our SES members.

What should you do this WOW Day? Share your video or photo of thanks during May, and use the hashtag #thankyouSES

Check out some of the other events and activities we have planned for WOW Day across the Territory: 


NT SES letters of kindness

For National Volunteer Week, the Northern Territory Emergency Service will have 'Letters of Kindness Stations' set up at local libraries across the Greater Darwin area to give you an opportunity to write a letter of thanks to our very special NT SES volunteers. 

Each letter will be personally delivered to a NT SES volunteer along with a certificate of appreciation. 

Primary school colouring-in competition

This month we're running a colouring-in competition for primary schools across the Territory as part of our WOW Day celebrations. 

The winning entry will have our NT SES volunteers visit their school with their flood boats and other activities. 

Entries will be drawn on Wednesday 19 May 2021, so get colouring! 

Lighting up the Territory orange

This WOW Day, we're lighting up the Territory ORANGE! Keep an eye out for some of your favourite landmarks across the Territory on 19 May 2021. 


WOW Day Tug-o-war Event - Alice Springs

NT SES Volunteers & staff are challenging the our police and fire members to our annual WOW Day (Wear Orange Wednesday) Tug-Of-War event. The police currently hold the trophy from 2019. Who is going to be the winner of the WOW Day tri-service trophy for 2021!

So head on down to the Alice Springs Town Council lawns on Wednesday 19 May for what it sure to be an entertaining afternoon for all. 

Time:      3pm - 5pm 
Date:      Wednesday 19 May 2021 
Where:   Alice Springs Town Council

Thank you SES event

To show our Darwin and Palmerston volunteers some extra love, we'll be hosting a private function for the Palmerston and Darwin SES Units on WOW Day.