BSAR Training and Member Events

BSAR holds an annual training weekend, a steep snow and ice weekend and, as required, specific training days for equipment familiarisation or new search procedures.

BSAR members can get one voucher per year to attend a VRA Rogaine [details]

Sat 2 March 2019. GPS Skills day at Jell’s Park (completed)

23-24 March 2019. First aid training to provide BSAR-focused entry level first aid qualifications for BSAR members at Westerfolds Park

27-28 July 2019. BSAR alpine training at Mount Bogong

*** POSTPONED 10-11 August 2019. BSAR main training weekend on snow including ski skills at Mount Stirling

7-8 Sep 2019 Vic Backcountry Festival  at Mount Hotham. BSAR will run:

  • Survival skills in the snow – what to do if you get lost
  • Searching in the snow on skis (in the field)

Thu 17 October 2019:  BSAR members night, Elgin Inn Hotel 6:30pm for dinner

Committee meetings

  • Mon 11 Feb 2019, MCH East Melbourne
  • Mon 18 Mar 2019, MCH East Melbourne
  • Mon 27 May 2019, MCH East Melbourne
  • Mon 22 Jul 2019, MCH East Melbourne POSTPONED -revised date TBA
  • Mon 9 Sep 2019, MCH East Melbourne
  • Mon 25 Nov 2019,  Williamstown then dinner at Customs House Hotel

Committee meetings are held on Mondays at 6pm.

BSAR committee comprises Club Delegates, Police Liaison Officers, Field Organisers, Secretary. BSAR members are also welcome to attend any of these meetings.

MCH: East Melbourne MCH Centre, East Melbourne Powlett Reserve, cnr Grey and Simpson Streets

Police SAR: Victoria Police SAR, 100 Nelson Place Williamstown