The Sydney Opera House will be bathed in orange light to recognise the service of NSW State Emergency Service volunteers.
Premier Dominic Perrottet says the Opera House sails will be lit up in orange from 6:30pm until midnight on Wednesday to show the state's gratitude to SES volunteers who worked tirelessly to help others during this year's storm and flood events.
"Our SES volunteers have worked non-stop during the unprecedented flooding and this is a small way we can give back and say thank you for those efforts," he said.
Emergency Services and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said SES volunteers have had a tough year of severe weather and deserve special recognition.
"SES volunteers give up their time to help their community, often at great risk to themselves. They showed remarkable courage and commitment during the flooding, and I am so proud of their efforts," Ms Cooke said.
SES volunteers are among more than 4.9 million volunteers across NSW being celebrated during National Volunteer Week.
SES Commissioner Carlene York said more than 10,000 volunteer SES members from across NSW stepped up to help in the Northern Rivers during the flooding earlier this year.
"Every single unit has been involved in helping our flood-affected communities," she said.
Australian Associated Press
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