WOW Day 2022

Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day)

In 2022 Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) will be celebrated on

Wednesday 18th of May

WOW Day is a national day of recognition to say ‘thank you’ to all SES volunteers across Australia.

On WOW Day we encourage communities across Australia to wear orange and thank all SES volunteers who generously give their time to help communities during floods, storms and emergencies.

What to do on WOW Day:

  • Wear something orange in colour
  • Take a photo of yourself and your colleagues wearing orange and post it to social media using the hashtag #ThankYouSES
  • Host a WOW Day morning tea
  • Bake something orange
  • Light up your home or workplace in orange lights
  • Say thank you to a SES volunteer

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

Learn more about WOW Day at Wear Orange Wednesday (

Visit our SES Volunteer Registration page to register your interest in becoming an SES volunteer in South Australia.

National Volunteer Week

WOW Day is celebrated during ‘’National Volunteer Week’’. 

In 2022, ’National Volunteer Week‘ will be held on

Monday 16th May to Sunday 22nd May 2022

’National Volunteer Week’ is celebrated across Australia to acknowledge the generous contribution that all Australian volunteers make in their communities. The theme for ’National Volunteer Week’ 2022 is Better Together. Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better.

During National Volunteers Week, join us in celebrating the valuable contributions of all volunteers across Australia.
Visit the Volunteering Australia, National Volunteer Week page to learn more about the week.

Visit the Volunteering Australia, National Volunteer Week page to learn more about the week.