This Saturday, Hawthorn will again honour the work of Victoria's emergency workers and volunteers with the fourth annual Emergency Services Match. 

Each year, the club's Emergency Services match is an opportunity to thank our dedicated emergency services people, while also raising awareness of the impact this work can have on the mental health and wellbeing of all of those working tirelessly in these fields.

In this fourth annual event, the Hawks take on the Demons at the 'G. The teams will showcase their support for our emergency services workers and volunteers pre-game before battling it out on the field.  

At half time, fans can show support for emergency services personnel in their lap of honour, and be entertained by performer Rob Mills.

The event kicks off at 12:30pm with free family fun and festivities in the Emergency Services Fan Zone in the MCG’s Yarra Park outside Gate 3. There’ll be live music performances, demonstrations and activities from our emergency services, food trucks, giveaways and more.

Be seated by 4pm, first bounce is 4.35pm.


Enjoy the $10 ticketing offer (External link) for emergency services personnel, family and friends 

Participating emergency agencies

The organisations recognised as part of this special match include:

  • Ambulance Victoria 
  • Australian Red Cross 
  • Country Fire Authority 
  • ESTA/000 – Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority
  • Fire Rescue Victoria 
  • Forest Fire Management Victorian
  • Life Saving Victoria 
  • Marine Search and Rescue
  • St John Ambulance
  • Victoria Police 
  • Victoria State Emergency Service
  • Victorian Council of Churches - Emergencies Ministry