BSAR Manual

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria’s online manual details search organisation, procedures, policy, techniques and equipment.

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Search attendance requirements


Call-out information


Alpine Search and Rescue

Search Organisation


Food for Three Days

Remote area communications


Additional Skills and Rescue Equipment

The last hard copy edition was published in 2003 and is available to all members and other organisations on request. A PDF version of the 2003 edition can be downloaded here: [PDF 46MB]

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2003 Edition or Updated dd mmm yyyy

BSAR searchers climbing Eskdale (Heraldsun)
BSAR searchers on Mount Bogong, 2014

Last Updated on January 16, 2022