Volunteer recruitment underway for the new Sorell Emergency Services Hub

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Volunteer recruitment underway for the new Sorell Emergency Services Hub

2 April 2022

A recruitment drive has commenced in Sorell today to attract new TFS and SES volunteers to resource our new Sorell Emergency Services Hub as part of the Government’s plan to keep Tasmanians safe.

Construction on the new purpose-built hub began last month, with this $12 million project due for completion early next year.

This state-of-the-art facility will house Tasmania Police and volunteer members of the Tasmania Fire Service and the State Emergency Service in one central location, providing a valued 24/7 emergency response to the greater Sorell community.

This exciting development represents the first hub of its kind in Tasmania, through accommodating these three key emergency services all within a shared purpose-built complex.

Importantly, this new venture will not replace existing TFS stations and SES units in nearby areas but will enhance the existing emergency response capability to meet the needs of this growing region of Southeast Tasmania.

Both the TFS and SES are looking for new volunteers who live or work in Sorell and its surrounds, providing the exciting opportunity for people to gain new skills and experiences, become a member of a positive and proud team, contribute to the safety of their local community and develop new friendships with likeminded people.

I encourage anyone who might be interested in becoming a TFS or SES volunteer at Sorell to please contact the recruitment team at sorell.hub@dpfem.tas.gov.au

Building the new Sorell Emergency Services Hub

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management 

Building the new Sorell Emergency Services Hub

21 October 2021

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering on its commitment to build contemporary and fit-for-purpose facilities for our police and emergency services, as part of our plan to keep Tasmanians safe.

Tasmanian company Fairbrother Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract to build the Emergency Services Hub at Sorell, following a recent request for tender process.

Located in Sorell on a greenfield site at 47 Cole St, this $12 million project will accommodate Tasmania Police, Tasmania Fire Service and the State Emergency Service in one central location for the South East region.

I’m pleased to note that this exciting development represents the first in Tasmania to accommodate these key services within a shared purpose-built complex.

As the South East region, and Sorell in particular, is one of Tasmania’s fastest growing areas, this project will provide the community with bolstered emergency services capability now and into the future.

The site itself is ideal for shared emergency services purposes, as it is centrally located and provides plenty of space and easy access for emergency response vehicles and personnel.

I would like to thank the Sorell Council for providing the land to support this important community facility, which will sit alongside other community services, including the Sorell Council Chambers, the health centre, the RSL, the Lions Club and the men’s shed.

The Sorell Emergency Services Hub is scheduled for completion in December 2022.