Volunteering: cyclones, fire and disasters

Volunteer with NT Emergency Service

Northern Territory Emergency Service (NTES) volunteers play a big role in keeping their communities safe in times of emergency and disaster.

Role of Emergency Service volunteers

Emergency Service volunteers undertake a variety of roles according to their abilities, training and interests, including:

  • helping people and their community after a storm or natural disaster
  • helping at a road crash
  • searching for a missing person
  • responding to a range of other incidents
  • administration
  • public awareness displays and community events.

Training and recognition

You will receive training that will help in developing leadership, communication and problem-solving skills.

Volunteer members may also receive certificates and medals for their service.

Volunteer emergency service locations

Get the map of NTES volunteer units (455.3 kb)

You can find out more about volunteer stations by reading the following profiles from the NTES website:

How to apply

If you are thinking about becoming a volunteer, fill in the online recruitment form at the NTES website or email ntes@nt.gov.au.

You can phone the officer responsible for volunteers in Darwin on (08) 8922 3630 and in Alice Springs on (08) 8951 9300.

You can also contact your nearest unit officer at the locations and on the phone numbers listed above.


If you would like further information on the NTES, contact:

NTES Darwin: NT headquarters
Peter McAulay Centre
PO Box 39764
Winnellie NT 0821
Phone: (08) 8922 3630
Fax: (08) 8941 2162

NTES Alice Springs: Southern region headquarters
PO Box 2630
Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: (08) 8951 9300
Fax: (08) 8953 2544

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Last updated: 05 February 2019


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