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Welcome to our new Bush Search and Rescue Victoria website that is mobile-friendly and easier to use.

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria is a dedicated volunteer search and rescue service in the state of Victoria, Australia.  We participate in land-based search and rescue for persons lost in bush and alpine areas under the direction of the Victoria Police.

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Joining

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria is open to members of Bushwalking Victoria clubs and Bushwalking Victoria Individual Members who meet the experience and age entry requirements listed below. The entry requirements basically ensure that members are competent and experienced bushwalkers, ready to receive specific training in search and rescue techniques.

As a prospective member you need to:

  • be an experienced overnight bushwalker or ski tourer
  • have successfully completed an extended walk of at least four days or more
  • have had snow walking or snow camping experience
  • be a competent off-track navigator
  • be fully equipped for overnight walking
  • be sufficiently fit for prolonged heavy scrub bashing in difficult terrain
  • be at least 18 years of age

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Training

Bush Search and Rescue holds regular training events.  The usual formats are:

General Training – each year, usually held over a weekend, alternating each year between on and off snow.  This is open to all members, including Prospective Members

Steep Snow and Ice training – each year, for members with alpine skills and experience.

Steep snow and ice training

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