Volunteers in Dandenong are receiving a welcome funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Emergency Services, James Merlino, recently announced the outcome of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program, delivering grants to 300 successful applicants.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, proudly announced that the Greater Dandenong SES will receive $52,274 to replace one of their ageing vehicles with the purchase of a new fit-for-purpose Crew Cab Ford Ranger vehicle.

Emergency services volunteers across the state will share in $13 million in grants to help them keep Victorian communities safe.

The program funds operational equipment, including vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor facility upgrades.

Across Victoria the grants package assists all our emergency services volunteer organisations, including:

  • $9.55 million for volunteer CFA brigades
  • $2.05 million for SES units
  • More than $750,000 for Life Saving Victoria clubs
  • More than $320,000 for the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association
  • Almost $290,000 for other volunteer organisations
  • Almost $50,000 to cover additional costs incurred by volunteers.

The Labor Government is also allocating almost $2.5 million in state-wide initiatives. For more information about the grants, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website: