2021 BSAR search and rescue training at Lyonville, May 15-16

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.

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Search for missing person near Mt Donna Buang

Call-out

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.

Alpine National Park will be closed from 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August, 2020

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.