Further searching at Native Dog Flat

7-10 May 2024 BSAR teams spent four days assisting Police in a resumed search for a man missing since September and thought to be in the vicinity of Native Dog Flat near the Cobberas (east of Omeo).

Special thanks to SES members from several centres for support with logistics.


BSAR 75th anniversary

Sunday, 5th May saw a gathering of past as well as current members and others who have been associated with this volunteer organisation, commemorate 75 years of service to the Victorian community.  The event was supported by Bushwalking Victoria and attended by representatives from Victoria Police.

There would have been 74 people attending, but a search call out the evening before had several members responding and searching instead.


2023 Main Training

4-6 August. This year’s main training weekend was planned as a snow based programme on the Buffalo Plateau but was relocated to JB Plain to ensure snow cover. Despite the absence of continuous snow even at JB, the programme was comfortably rejigged for the conditions and participants enjoyed a stimulating programme. Training had a strong emphasis on hypothermia, but also included navigation exercises, search technique instruction and practice, and communications.  Sunday was devoted to a mock search culminating in patient care and extraction.