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Have you thought of joining the crew at Chelsea SES? Well, it's never been easier, simply click here to find all of the details of how to apply on line, you won't regret it.

Welcome to Chelsea SES

Welcome to the Chelsea SES Website. Here you can find out how to join the team, what we do, who we are, and even learn some of our language. There are pictures of us in action and the vehicles and equipment that we use. We hope that you find this site interesting and easy to navigate.

As one of the States longest established units, Chelsea SES performs a wide variety of services including, General Rescue, Search and Rescue, Storm Damage as well as being the base for 3 IRB's (Inflatable rubber Boats) and boat crews for Flood and inland water Rescue.

Our service area is amongst the largest in the Central Region with our borders being, Eel Race Road at Seaford, The Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Springvale Road to Lower Dandenong Road and Balcombe Road to the beach including Aspendale Gardens, Waterways and Patterson Lakes as well as the largely industrial suburb of Braeside.

Unlike some other community emergency organisations, at unit level, the SES is manned  totally by volunteers. We currently have approximately 45 operational and non-operational members and are constantly looking for more members to join us. You can find out how easy it is to become a part of our team on the "Join The SES" page on this site.

This site is aimed at every member of the community that live, work and go to school in our operational area. There will be regular updates posted to keep you informed of operational events and any up coming public relations events.

Our aim is to keep you informed about the job we do and the people who do it. Thanks for visiting our site. Stay a while and explore a little, you might just find something you didn't expect.


Severe Weather Hits Chelsea Area

Melbourne's crazy weather hits close to home


Station Street Aspendale was one of the first areas hit

Just before 11am on Tuesday (24/06/2014) morning, the wild and windy weather that has been threatening for the past few days arrived with a bang.


Multiple trees came down with one strong gust of wind

Within 30 minutes Chelsea SES had received 20 requests for assistance from the public including at one point, 3 trees down on Station Street at Aspendale all within a 200 Metre stretch.


 A nasty surprise in store for the owners of this property


 Nobody was at home when this large tree came down

A large tree crashed down onto a house in Scotch Parade, Chelsea; however, the residents were not at home so will be in for a horrible surprise when they arrive home to see what has happened.


 What a mess


 Station Street in Carrum

Building damage, trees down and trees blocking roads quickly became the order of the day and by 3.30pm Chelsea had received almost 80 calls for help.


 It doesn't get much luckier than that


 The corner of Ivan Avenue and Fraser Avenue in Edithvale

Crews worked through the day and needed to prioritise tasks with the number one priority clearing trees on roads.


 Fences were down all over the area


 Lochiel Avenue Edithvale

No part of the Chelsea operational area was spared with jobs coming in from Carrum to Mentone, even a building damage job at Mentone Primary School where members from Chelsea spent much of yesterday speaking to students about natural disasters.


 This brick and timber fence came down on Nepean Highway in Aspendale

For a number of hours, Nepean Highway was closed between Aspendale and Mordialloc due to power lines across the road and a number of level crossings between Nepean Highway and Station Street from Edithvale to Carrum were out of action due to damage and faults.


 This tree came down at a property in Stewart Avenue in Parkdale


 Chelsea Public Golf Course has a new hazard

Chelsea crews worked well into the night to clear the backlog of jobs.


 This Mercedes bore the brunt of this tree in Brisbane Tce, Parkdale


 The tree brought down power lines and closed the road

At 8.00am Wednesday (25/06/2014) morning, Chelsea volunteers were back on the road to clear the backlog of jobs as well as taking care of new jobs as they came in.


 Mordialloc parks lost a number of trees like this one


 Aspendale Gardens was also hit hard


 This house in Aspendale Gardens lost the back fence


 And also their shed was crushed by a falling tree

New jobs that came in over Monday night and Tuesday morning included trees down in both Chelsea Primary School and Aspendale Primary School, an air conditioner blown off of a roof, trees blocking footpaths and in backyards of properties and an assortment of minor building damage.


 This golden tree in Golden Avenue Chelsea was a huge job


 The tree came down onto the roof of the house


It also came down onto power and phone lines

At this time, Chelsea SES volunteers had received more than 110 requests for assistance and with the threat of more severe weather later in the week; it looks like it could be a very busy time for the team at Chelsea.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:22)


Should have gone to Specsavers

A week of truck muck up's


Please avoid roof damage?

Well so far the week leading up to Easter has seen the volunteer members of Chelsea SES having a good deal of interaction with trucks and the mess left behind when trucks come into contact with solid entities like trees and or buildings. Our first encounter was on Monday afternoon (14/04/20141) with a call for assistance for a rental truck that had had an altercation with a tree in Carrum.

Last Updated (Sunday, 25 May 2014 12:37)

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Waterways Walkabout

FloodSafe Week 2014 Initiative

FloodSafe Hero 450

The message is simple

As the residents of Waterways awoke this morning, (25/05/2014) there was a tinge of orange running through their street and around their lake, as 17 volunteer members from Chelsea SES set about delivering FloodSafe information packs to almost 800 homes in the area.

Last Updated (Sunday, 25 May 2014 13:47)

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Golf Day 2014

Thank you Chelsea SES


Ready to go for 2014

With a very early start for the volunteers involved in this year’s Thank You Chelsea SES Golf Day being held at the Chelsea Public Golf Course by The Australasian Golf Club, the last thing anyone needed was a busy Saturday night. Sadly, it’s rare to have everything go to plan and around 5pm on the Saturday evening 2 major storm fronts hit the Chelsea Operational area leaving the volunteers with almost 50 jobs, including building damage, trees down and flooding, to deal with. With this in mind, there were more than a few bleary eyes when they arrived at the course to set up and prepare breakfast around 7am.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 01 April 2014 12:15)

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