• Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards 2019 celebrates employers of emergency services volunteers from across the State
  • Awards recognise employers paying staff for volunteer training, and donations of materials, skills and funds
  • Almost 80 businesses, organisations and self-employed volunteers recognised at awards

Employers who play a vital role in keeping the community safe by supporting the State’s emergency services have been recognised today at the 2019 Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards.

The awards, in their 11th year, celebrate the invaluable contribution employers make by supporting emergency services volunteers to respond to incidents day and night.

This year 79 employers and self-employed volunteers from across WA received awards that reflected their sacrifices and donations: 38 in the gold category, 29 in silver and 12 in bronze.

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Kanny’s Earthmoving of Manijmup received a gold VERA for allowing an employee to use their work vehicle to attend incidents, providing workplace equipment and tools for brigade vehicle maintenance and continuing to pay the employee while he attended training.

Canning Vale’s Camco Engineering also received a gold VERA for supporting its emergency services volunteers for more than a decade, donating materials for a station renovation and undertaking equipment refurbishments for the Kalamunda Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.

The Department of Justice was also recognised for helping a prison officer to attend interstate emergencies as well as supporting local emergency services.

The award recipients employ volunteers from the Bush Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service, Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service, Marine Rescue WA and the State Wide Operational Response Division.

For more information about VERA, visit http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/newsandmedia/awards

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Comments attributed to Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan:

“The Volunteer Employer Recognition Awards are an important way for us to acknowledge those businesses and organisations who provide the support our emergency services volunteers need to help keep their communities safe.

“It cannot be an easy task to have an employee away from work, but these employers recognise how important volunteering is to community safety and that disasters can strike at any time.

“On behalf of the McGowan Government and the Western Australian community, I would like to thank all of the award recipients for the support they give to volunteers and their individual service with donations to brigades or providing free labour and materials.

“A big thank you also to those self-employed volunteers who close their doors at a moment’s notice to help others as well as donating equipment and resources.

“I am also pleased to see that my other portfolio of Corrective Services has been recognised in the awards for the support they have given prison officers from Wooroloo and Casuarina.

“These officers not only serve the community by maintaining prison security and mentoring prisoners, but they also extend that service by volunteering in our emergency services.

“The contributions made by WA employers who support volunteers help keep our communities safe, and their commitment is a great example to others.”


Award recipient Location Category
Office National Broome Broome Silver
Town of Port Hedland Port Hedland Gold
Tan Ninety Port Hedland Silver
BHP – HV and Power Newman Silver
Department of Education – Pannawonica Primary School Pannawonica Silver
Transfield Worley Power Services Exmouth Silver
Midwest Gascoyne    
Barnes Hydraulic Services Badgingarra Gold
Gary’s Refrigeration and Services Carnarvon Gold
Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Service Wiluna Gold
Goldfields Midlands    
Avon Community Services Northam Gold
Department of Education – Dalwallinu District High School Dalwallinu Gold
Merredin Glazing Service Merredin Gold
WA Country Health Service – Wheatbelt region Northam Gold
JW Cleeland Plumbing and Gas Kambalda Silver
Pizza Cantina Kalgoorlie Silver
McIntosh and Son Wongan Hills Silver
McMahon Burnett Transport Kalgoorlie Silver
Shire of Northam Northam Silver
Perth metropolitan    
Australian Taxation Office Northbridge Gold
SEQTA Software Joondalup Gold
WA HVAC Pty Ltd O’Connor Gold
Department of Justice – Wooroloo Prison Farm Wooroloo Gold
Qantas Line Maintenance Perth Belmont Gold
Department of Justice – Casuarina Prison Casuarina Gold
Camco Engineering Canning Vale Gold
Central Park Tower Perth Gold
City of Gosnells Gosnells Gold
Hydrobiology West Leederville Gold
Perth Plumbing and Drainage Koongamia Gold
Pumps United Bellevue Gold
Alzheimer’s WA Osborne Park Gold
St John of God Health Care Osborne Park Silver
CH Robinson Perth International Airport Silver
Metropolitan Lock Service Beeliar Silver
Motorola Solutions Australia Burswood Silver
Aurecon Australasia Perth Silver
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development – Office of the Deputy Director General Perth Silver
Insurance Australia Group West Perth Silver
Banyandah Building Management Rivervale Silver
Jacobs Perth Silver
New Metal Surfaces Kewdale Bronze
TechBrain West Perth Bronze
Therapy Focus Bentley Bronze
Alcoa of Australia – Huntly Bauxite Mine North Dandalup Bronze
Bluechip Group Welshpool Bronze
Ecolab Kwinana Beach Bronze
Temasek Holdings City Beach Bronze
Village Energy Northbridge Bronze
Walker Newman and Associates Burswood Bronze
Washtec Australia Pty Ltd Maddington Bronze
Bayside Plumbing and Gas Dunsborough Gold
Ecosystem Solutions Dunsborough Gold
Executive Electrical Dunsborough Gold
Margaret River Podiatry Margaret River Gold
PE & KL Bresland Dunsborough Gold
Donnybrook Farm Service Donnybrook Gold
Kanny’s Earthmoving Manjimup Gold
Marla Securities Wilyabrup Gold
Nauti-Craft Dunsborough Gold
City of Bunbury Bunbury Gold
Newmont Goldcorp Boddington Gold
Simcoa Operations Pty Ltd Australind Gold
Humidity Lifestyle Yallingup Silver
Margaret River Roofing Margaret River Silver
Mark Roche Farm Services Pemberton Silver
PJ Local Produce Pty Ltd Pemberton Silver
Baptistcare Moonya Manjimup Silver
Margaret River Vintners Margaret River Silver
Solahart South West Bunbury Silver
Construction Sciences Bunbury Silver
Busselton Vet Hospital Busselton Bronze
Geographe Civil Bunbury Bronze
Great Southern    
Great Southern Building Inspections Denmark Gold
Windy Vines and Grazing Denmark Gold
CBH Esperance Esperance Gold
Landmark Operations Albany Gold
Shire of Denmark Denmark Gold
Best Electrical and Gas Albany Silver
Department of Education – Esperance Education Support Centre Esperance Silver


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