This article from The Conversation highlights the need to be prepared for bushwalking and ski touring trips in Australia and provides good information on how to get prepared for a trip and who is most at risk.Continue reading “If you’re planning a trip this winter, invest in the right gear”
Forty two BSAR volunteers attended a search and training weekend at Lyonville. We used the Lyonville Public Hall as a base and we received some great support from the local community.
Everyone was very keen and motivated to get out in the bush after the restrictions encountered during 2020 when we unable to hold any training in the field.
Two Police Search and Rescue Squad Officers provided us with briefings on search organisation and police radios and supported our training.Continue reading “2021 BSAR search and rescue training at Lyonville, May 15-16”
12 April 2021. BSAR members participated in a search for a missing person near Bendoc. The missing person was found deceased on the fifth day of the search.
15:00 Sat 28 Nov 2020. Seven BSAR searchers departed Melbourne to join the search for a missing person near Mt Donna Buang.
Sun 29 Nov 2020. Three more BSAR searchers joined the search in heavy bush areas near Mt Donna Buang. Leeches were a problem.
Mon 30 Nov 2020. Ten more BSAR members joined the search. All BSAR members returned to Melbourne late in the afternoon. The search will continue.
18:00 Tue 22 Sep: BSAR call-out issued
Wed 23 Sep: 30 BSAR members attended the search. Search groups were allocated tasks from search base at Warbuton Police Station. The missing person was located deceased in the afternoon.Continue reading “Search for missing person near Yarra Junction”
The Backcountry Ski Festival is providing an online event this year on Sunday 6 September after the on snow event was cancelled.
Date and time is Sunday 6th September 1:00 – 5:30.Continue reading “Backcountry Festival online event Sun 6 September”
The BSAR Steep Snow and Ice alpine training that was scheduled for 19 Sep 2020 has been cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
An online training seminar covering alpine search and rescue topics will be held on 3-4pm Saturday 3 Oct.
Details will be emailed to all members.
08:00 Sat 15 Aug: 29 BSAR searchers departed for search near Langwarrin.
17:00 Sat 15 Aug: BSAR searchers returned home after completing search tasks in and around the The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve
The missing person was later located deceased after the search.Continue reading “Search for missing person near Langwarrin”
Parks Victoria has advised the Alpine National Park will be closed from 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August, 2020 as part of the Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions.
The closure covers the entirety of the park, including Mount Bogong and the Bogong High Plains in our local area. Entry to the Alpine National Park is not permitted until further advised.
Parks Victoria will place signage and barriers at trails heads and entry points into the park advising of the closure.
Maintenance of essential infrastructure will still be permitted under the closure provided work crews entering the park comply with COVID-19 physical distancing and hygiene restrictions.
17:00 Fri 24 Jul: BSAR call-out for a search for missing person near Neilborough.
10:00 Sat 24 Jul: 30 BSAR members commenced searching near Neilborough.
12:10 Sat 24 Jul: Missing person was found deceased.
14:30 Sat 24 Jul: 30 BSAR members departed to return to Melbourne.