About Us

Who are we
Broadmeadows Unit is run entirely by volunteers. We are one of 145 volunteer units in Victoria and we service the Hume and Moreland council areas.

Unit Membership
Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring unique skills. What unites us is our commitment to VICSES and our community. Our committed and dedicated volunteers have saved the lives and property of countless Victorians, providing these services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

As a volunteer organisation, we recruit from our community. The unit is made up of volunteers who undertake a variety of roles such as operations, administration and training.

At any one time we have around 50 volunteers and we recruit periodically to maintain our numbers. If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch and we will provide you with information on our next recruitment intake. Please note that as we are a community based organisation, our volunteers are required to live within our community service area.

Unit Management Team
The unit is led by the Unit Management Team that consists of the Controller, three Deputy Controllers and five Section Leaders. These volunteers are each responsible for a key function, such as equipment, training and community engagement. They support the broader membership in serving the community.

Unit History
The Broadmeadows Unit is one of the oldest in VICSES. Our history dates back to 1972, even before the current names and logo we used. In those days, we were known as the Civil Defence Organisation but things have come a long way since then.

Since its foundation, Broadmeadows Unit has been served by nine Unit Controllers.