Chapter 12 - Administration

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Bush Search and Rescue Committee

Bushwalkers Search and Rescue is administered by a Committee comprising a Convenor endorsed by the Bushwalking Victoria Board, at least ten Field Organisers (FOs), six Police Liaison Officers (PLOs), Club Delegates from clubs which provide searchers and representatives of the Police Search and Rescue Squad.

Other roles on the Committee include Minutes Secretary, Membership Secretary, Equipment Officer, Peer Support Coordinator and Behind the Log Editor.

The Committee meets at least six times annually to:

  • regularly plan and conduct search practices
  • maintain the call-out system
  • maintain and distribute accurate call-out lists of the members
  • encourage recruitment of new individuals and clubs
  • appoint PLOs and FOs annually, by election if necessary
  • maintain the Peer Support Group
  • review each search and follow up any issues
  • develop and review the policies and procedures
  • liaise with the Police and other agencies
  • seek and manage funding
  • purchase and maintain specialist equipment
  • represent members on Federation Council
  • respond to requests for information and advice
  • compile and distribute the biannual newsletter Behind the Log

Members are kept informed of the activities of the Committee through their Club Delegate and via Behind the Log.

Interested persons from any club are welcome to attend meetings as observers, but do not have voting rights.

Details about other roles within Bush Search and Rescue are provided on the following pages.


Updated 23 May 2012