Emergency service status

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria is registered as an Emergency Service in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.

 

Part 7: Emergency Management Manual Victoria - Emergency Management Agency Roles

Page 10-30. 
 
Volunteer Emergency Search and Rescue Organisations
Search and Rescue operations are often supported by volunteer emergency search and rescue organisations. Some of these organisations have a large network of resources located throughout the State, e.g. Australian Volunteer Coast Guard – Victorian Squadron and Lifesaving Victoria (refer to specific role statements in this Part).  Other volunteer emergency search and rescue organisations are more specialised and/or provide search and rescue support services in localised areas of the State. Some organisations specialise in marine search and rescue and others land search and rescue. 
 
Response Activities
  • Support agency to Victoria Police for land and/or marine search and rescue
  • Provision of specialised search and rescue equipment.
Note: Further information about specific roles/services provided can be obtained by contacting Victoria Police Water/Search & Rescue Squads.
 

Part 10: Emergency Management Manual Victoria - Emergency Management Contact Directory

Page 10-30.  
 
Volunteer Emergency Search and Rescue Organisations
Bush Search and Rescue Victoria (BSAR) www.bsar.org. Contact via Victoria Police.