GPS units

Bush Search and Rescue uses GPS (Global Positioning System) units in the field as navigation aids to supplement maps and compass navigation.

BSAR acknowledges and thanks Department of Justice Victoria and Bushwalking Victoria for providing funding for BSAR safety clothing and new GPS units


Department of Justice Victoria            

The GPS units are currently used are  the Garmin Oregon 600T with maps (purchased 2014 and 2017)

oregan 600T GPS

Oregon 600 GPS units (with topo maps) can be bought online from Ryda, an Australian supplier [here]

GPS Lending

Two GPS units have been set aside for the purpose of training and familiarisation and the other units are ready for use on a search.

BSAR members can borrow a Oregan 600T for up to two weeks.  Contact Roger Palmer on 0416 421 441 to arrange to borrow one of these units. 


Last Updated on February 17, 2021