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.

Search for missing person near Mt Disappointment

Call-out

8:00 pm Mon 8 June. Call-out for BSAR members for a search near Mt Disappointment.

Tue 9 June

24 BSAR members searched all day and camped out overnight at search base near Mt Disappointment. The bush was think with regrowth from bushfires.

There were over 450 searchers from several different emergency services and numerous community volunteer searchers.

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COVID-19 procedures for BSAR members

COVID-19

In the event of a search call-out, please do not attend:

  • If you, your close family or a member of household have (or have recently had) any respiratory infection or symptoms
  • If you or a household member are currently required to self-isolate
  • You have a medical condition that is an additional risk factor for COVID-19
  • If any member of your household or a close contact is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test

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Search for missing person near Princetown

Call-out11:00am Sun 24 Nov.  BSAR called out for search for missing person near Princetown.

4:00am Mon 25 Nov.  Ten BSAR members departed Melbourne to join the search at Princetown.

6:00pm Mon 25 Nov. Terrain searched by BSAR teams included thick coastal scrub, marshes and vegetation along creeks.  Our thanks to the Kangaroobie camp who kindly provided BSAR searchers with accommodation for the night.

Tue 26 Nov.  BSAR teams searched more thick coastal scrub above coastal cliffs. Returned to Melbourne in the afternoon after the missing person was located deceased.

2019 Princetown search BSAR tasking

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