BSAR annual training weekend near Mt Hotham 15-17 July 2016

BSAR  TrainingThe BSAR Annual Training weekend is being held on 15-17 July 2016 at JB Plain near Mt Hotham.

The weekend will provide BSAR members and other interested experienced bushwalkers with training in skills for bush search and rescue. The program is designed to be active and hands-on for all participants and includes workshops and night navigation on Saturday, and participation in a search exercise on Sunday.


Who should attend? 

Current BSAR members and Prospective members

  • Please register online by Friday 8 July via link sent to you by email.  
  • Please also inform your Club BSAR Delegate that you are attending.

Experienced bushwalkers who are considering membership of BSAR, who meet or who are close to meeting the requirements for BSAR membership, are also most welcome.  

  • Please contact your Club BSAR Delegate or email for information about how to register.

BSAR Steep Snow and Ice training 29-31 July 2016

BSAR Steep snow and ice training
For BSAR members with Steep Snow and Ice rating, and those seeking it, the Steep Snow and Ice alpine training this year is on 29-31 July 2016 at Bogong Village/Falls Creek.  
The training will include travelling in alpine environments, snow and ice safety, rescue techniques, using crampons and ice axes and sled haulage on steep terrain.
Who should attend?
  • North East and other BSAR members keen to acquire steep snow and ice skills
  • BSAR members with Steep Snow & Ice rating "T" (technical) or "C" (competent)

Behind the Log BSAR newsletter May 2016 edition

The May 2016 edition of Behind the Log, Bush Search and Rescue's newsletter, can be downloaded [here] (PDF).

Articles include:
  • Lerderderg Search, 18 February 2016
  • Sawmill Settlement Search, 26-28 April 2016
  • New Search Equipment Storage Arrangements
  • Emergency Services Volunteers Leaders Forum
  • Steep Snow and Ice Training 29-31 July 2016
  • BSAR Annual Training Weekend 15-17 July 2016

BSAR Behind The Log May 2016

Search for missing person near Monbulk


Sunday 22/05/16.  BSAR were called out for a search for a missing person near Monbulk, Melbourne.  

Monday 23/05/16.  Twenty BSAR members were deployed and searched in bush areas near Monbulk

The search concluded late on Monday afternoon when the body of the missing person was located.

Search at Merrijig


Merrijig/Sawmill Settlement


Late on ANZAC Day, BSAR was called to join a seach that was already underway for a man who had gone missing out of Sawmill Settlement, between Merrijig and Mt Buller.

SAFETY ALERT: There is no water on the Viking and Razor


March 2016.  Bushwalkers undertaking remote day or multi day hiking trips in the Mount Howitt, Cross Cut, Mt Speculation, Razor and Viking areas of the Alpine National Park are required to ensure they have adequate water before leaving trail heads. 

Missing person found near Lerderderg State Park

Thursday 18/02/16. Twenty four Bush Search and Rescue volunteers participated in the search for a missing person in Lerderderg State Park, who was found at 11 a.m. 


BSAR Lerderderg search

BSAR Searchers in Bacchus Marsh

Behind the Log BSAR newsletter November 2015 edition

The November 2015 edition of Behind the Log, Bush Search and Rescue's newsletter, can be downloaded [here] (PDF).

Articles include:
  • Rescue on Mt Bogong, 12 August 2015
  • Mt Erica search, 26 August 2015
  • Change to call-out responses
  • Call-out for missing bushwalker on Mt Burrowa, 6 October 2015
  • Steep Snow and Ice Training– a participant’s report
  • BSAR members involved in the Kangaroo Hoppet

Behind The Log Nov 2015


Mt Burrowa search locates missing bushwalker

Fifteen BSAR searchers travelled to Corryong on Tuesday 6 October to participate in the search for a missing bushwalker in the vicinity of Mt Burrowa in the Burrowa-Pine National Park.  

The missing person was spotted by helicopter just as we arrived in Corryong.  

Over 100 people were involved in the search including Police, Parks Victoria, DEWLP and State Emergency Service and BSAR crews.

2015 BSAR Mt Burrowa search

Missing woman located on Mt Erica on 26 Aug 2015


5 BSAR attended as search for a missing woman on Mt Erica who was located on 26 August. 25 more were ready to assist but were not deployed as the woman was found.

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