WICEN NSW Communications

WICEN is a statewide body which has been created to serve the needs of the particular state and as such the structure within each state differs according to the emergency management plan within that state.
In NSW, WICEN operates as a specialist support squad under the NSW State Disaster Plan (DISPLAN).




The WICEN NSW membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March.
The membership fee is now $20 p.a.
You can renew by making a direct bank deposit to our St George Bank Account:
        Account name: WICEN NSW
        BSB: 112-879
        Account number: 155 590 471
Please include your callsign or name in the receiver's comment so we know who it's from.
For further information please contact the Treasurer at




The final NSW Dementia Australia Walk and Jog event was the Sydney event, at Leichhardt Oval #3, Lilyfield, around Iron Cove, this morning; although WICEN NSW is assisting with equipment for events in Brisbane, at the South Bank Cultural Forecourt on May 26th; and Kawana Surf Club on the Sunshine Coast on June 9th.

True Grit, an obstacle course running event, is the 1st and 2nd of June; and the OCR World Championship 24 Hour is the following weekend, the 8th and 9th of June, both at Lower Portland, in outer NW Sydney. Nic McLean VK2KXN is the event commander. Please contact Nic using mcleannb@bigpond.com if you are available for either or both events.

The BSAR Navshield will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of June, somewhere in NSW, within a few hours' of Sydney. As well as providing support and safety communications for the for the event, WICEN may enter a team, should competitors make themselves available.

The Glow Worm Marathon at Newnes is the 15th and 16th of June.

September 14th and 15th is the Kangaroo Valley - Remexio Partnership's Trek for Timor. See: http://kvrp.net.au

The Hounslow Classic is September 28th and 29th, in the Blue Mountains.

Due to the number of events in June, there will be no training at Dural in that month.

For Facebook users, there is an official WICEN NSW page; and an informal national WICEN group.

The WICEN Mid North Coast Region monthly meeting is held on the first Saturday of the month, at SES HQ, Central Road, Port Macquarie, beginning at 15:30. The region runs an HF net on Thursday evenings at 19:00, on the WICEN frequency, 3.600 MHz.

WICEN ACT is part of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club, and supports events in the "Capital Country" region, and on the South Coast. The SCSCC Bega Rally is the 8th and 9th of June, while the NSSCC "Rally of the Bay" at Bateman's Bay is the 29th. August 6th is the BMSC Narooma Rally. The ACTERA Brookvale Horse Endurance Ride is September 2nd and 3rd, on the NW border of the Territory. For more info, visit http://www.crarc.ampr.org

WICEN Victoria will be supporting the Eureka Rally on August 24th and 25th, around Ballarat. The weekly net is on each Tuesday at 8:30 to 9:30 pm, on 3.6 MHz. WICEN Victoria's site is: http://vic.wicen.org.au

Submitted by Julian Sortland VK2YJS, on behalf of the WICEN State Management Committee.