Bush Search and Rescue receives funding from various sources, including government grants and private donations, which are used to cover our administration, training, equipment and operational expenses.
As members provide their own bushwalking equipment, equipment purchases are mainly for specialist items, such as safety clothing, GPS units and UHF radios.
Funds are provided by the Victorian Government department, Sport and Recreation Victoria, in the form of an annual grant to Bushwalking Victoria.
Emergency Management Victoria also provides grants for specific projects, including the provision of search equipment and safety clothing.
Families, friends and colleagues of missing persons for whom we have helped search, have from time to time made very generous and unsolicited donations. Corporate donations have also been received.
All donations are used for the purchase of specialist equipment.
BSAR is grateful to the individuals and organisations that have made donations.