Searches

This interactive map provides locations with links to recent searches Bush Search and Rescue Victoria has participated in.

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List of Searches

All lost people on this list were found unless otherwise indicated.

YearSearches
2021Goongerah, 5 July 2021 – missing person, not found.
Bendoc, 12 Apr 2021 – missing person, found deceased.
Inverloch, 20 Mar 2021 – missing person, not found.
2020 . Donna Buang, 28 Nov 2020 – missing person, found deceased.
Yarra Junction, 23 Sep 2020 – missing person, found deceased.
Langwarrin, 14 Aug 2020 – missing person, found later deceased.
Neilborough, 25 Jul 2020 – missing person, found deceased.
Molyullah, 16-17 Jul 2020 – missing person, found deceased.
Mt Disappointment 9-10 May 2020 – missing boy, found.
Warbuton, 15 May 2020 – missing person, found.
2019Princetown, 25 Nov 2019 – missing camper, found deceased.
Merrijig, 1 Nov 2019 – missing person in Victorian Alps.
Taradale, 18 Sep 2019 – missing woman near Taradale.
Mount Buller, 1 Aug 2019 – missing person near Mount Buller.
Dargo, 20 Jul 2019 – missing person near Dargo, found deceased.
Marysville, 14 Jul 2019 – missing person, found deceased.
Dom Dom Saddle, 11 May 2019 – cold case search.
Mt Buffalo, 10 Mar 2019 – two walkers, found alive and well.
2018Bright, 29 Aug 2018 – missing person, found deceased.
Toorongo, 1 July 2018 – missing camper near Toorongo, found alive and well.
Howqua, 9 May 2018 – missing horse rider, found alive and well.
Werribee Gorge, 29 Apr 2018 – missing person, later found deceased.
Wonyip, Strzelecki Ranges, 29 Apr 2018 – missing person, found.
Halls Gap – 2 Jan 2018, – missing person, found.
2017Werribee Gorge, 11 Dec 2017 – missing person, found deceased.
Mt Stirling, 28 Nov 2017 – missing person, found deceased.
Tyers Junction, 22 Oct 2017 – missing woman, found.
Sugarloaf Reservoir, 10 Oct 2017 – missing person, not found.
Aireys Inlet, 5 Oct 2017 – missing person,  later found deceased.
McLoughlins Beach, 24 Sep 2017 – missing person, found before BSAR team arrived.
Mount Bogong, 16-17 Sep 2017 – missing person, found deceased.
Kancoona, 11 Sep 2017 – missing person, found.
Willung South, 24 Aug 2017 – missing person, found deceased.
Tamboritha Saddle, 20 May 2017 – missing deer hunter, found.
2016Grampians, 27 Sep 2016  – missing person, later found deceased.
Yea, 20 Aug 2016 – missing person, later found deceased.
Monbulk, 22 May 2016 – missing person, found deceased.
Merrijig/Sawmill Settlement, 2016 – missing person, found deceased.
Lederderg State Park, 18 Feb 2016 – search and rescue of missing person.
2015Burrowa, 7 Oct 2015 – missing bushwalker in Burrowa-Pine National Park.
Mt Erica, 26 Aug 2015 – missing woman.
Mt Bogong – rescue of injured person from Tadgel Point.
Lake Eildon National Park – missing boy, found and rescued.
2014Mt Bogong – rescue of injured person from Michell hut.
Mt Bogong – two missing snowboarders on Eskdale Spur, found dead.
Mt Bogong – missing party on Staircase Spur, found and rescued.
South Viking – missing bushwalker, rescued by helicopter.
2013Razorback near Mt Feathertop – rescue of two people on snowshoes caught in bad weather.
2012Wellington Plains – rescue of stranded school group.
Blue Range – missing deer hunter, found.
Donna Buang – missing bushwalker, found.
2011Tomahawk cold case – missing deer hunter, not found
Tomahawk Creek – missing deer hunter, not found
Otways – missing man
Mount Erica – missing girl, found by BSAR team and rescued by helicopter.
Bunninyong – missing child.
2010Combienbar – missing man, found safe by BSAR team and rescued.
Eagles Peaks – injured bushwalker, rescued by helicopter.
Lake Mountain – missing woman.
2009Davies Plain – missing man.
Point Nepean – missing woman.
Mount Feathertop, missing man.
Gormandale – missing boy.
Mount Bogong – injured woman, rescued.
Cambarville – missing photographer, walked out.
2008Lorne – two missing men.
Mount Dom Dom – missing man, not found.
2007King River – missing man.
Mt St Gwinear – missing boy aged 15.
Sabine Falls – missing man.
2005Mount William – missing woman.
2004Mount Buffalo – missing man, not found, later found dead.
Mount Bogong – missing party of three.
2003Cambarville – missing man, not found, later found dead
2002Lake Mountain – missing man, found dead.
Mt Useful – missing woman, not found.
Noojee – missing man, found dead.
2001Tanjil Bren – intellectually disabled adult, not found.
Tawonga Gap – para-glider pilot, found dead outside search area.
Mt Buller – snowboarder.
2000Mt Fainter South – adult walker.
Mt Hotham – adult skier.
Mt Hotham – adult skier.
Powers Lookout, Whitfield – missing woman, not found.
Mt Feathertop – male tourist.
Mt Samaria – intellectually disabled boy, evacuated by stretcher.
1999Mt Kosciuszko – four snowboarders, found dead after snow melt, first interstate search.
1998Wilson’s Promontory – intellectually disabled boy, found
Mt Hotham – adult skier.
1997Falls Creek – adult skier, found safe.
1996Mt Cobbler – walker found safe at foot of waterfall.
Mt Hotham – adult snowboarder, found dead after snow melt.
1994Woods Point – deer shooter, found safe.
1993Wongungarra River – solo walker, found safe after seven nights.
1992Mt Stanley – intellectually disabled man – evacuated by stretcher.
Lake Mountain – three tobogganists, two evacuated by stretcher.
1990Mt Buller – four teenage boys missing overnight.
Mt Hotham – three adult skiers missing overnight.
Razorback Ridge – nine Venturer Scouts overdue in blizzard.
Mt Buller – missing teenage boy, found in Howqua Valley.
Mt Buller – adult skier missing overnight.
1989Rocky Valley Creek – overdue fishermen.
Pretty Valley Creek – lost fisherman.
Dargo Plains – deer shooter.
Mt Baw Baw – lost male cross country skier.
1988Falls Creek – solo male daywalker.
Dargo Plains – male four wheel driver, not found.
1987Wilson’s Promontory – intellectually disabled boy lost, not found.
Falls Creek – man lost from Village at night, died.
Strathbogie Range – intellectually disabled boy lost.
1986The Razorback (Mt Hotham) – skier slid on ice, died.
1985Mt St Gwinear – two lost skiers, quickly found.
Mt Stirling – two lost skiers, found dead.
Mt Feathertop – cornice collapse, man killed.
1984Mt Feathertop – pair missing in snow.
1983Mt Buffalo – lost schoolboy.
Lake Mountain – lost boy found at conclusion of winter practice.
Mt Feathertop – fallen climber, died.
Mt Cope – two teenage girls missing, quickly found.
1982Cathedral Range – evacuation of injured girl.
Wongungarra River – “bicycle man” found.
Dargo area – girl found, evacuated by helicopter.
Mt Murray – lost Scout, quickly found.
1981Mt Bogong – recovered body, winter
1980Seven Acre Rock – intellectually disabled girl.
Blackwood – intellectually disabled girl.
1979Mt Buffalo – missing woman.
Mt Donna Buang – three lost teenagers, quickly found.
1978Mt Hotham – two lost skiers, found dead.
Lerderderg Gorge – lost man, later found drowned.
1976Humphray River – lost man.
Mt Baw Baw – lost skier.
Lerderderg Gorge – evacuation of injured walker.
1974Wellington Plains – school group, many scattered in snow, evacuated.
Murchison Falls – lost male, not found.
Steavenson Falls – lost boy, not found.
1973Mt Wills – lost man, not found.
Baw Baw Plateau – man missing from 4 wheel drive.
1972Toorongo Falls – lost child, 12 days, 100 BSAR searchers, unsuccessful.
Lake Mountain – lost schoolboys, touring skis used.
Mt Buffalo – another missing walker.
1971Mt Buffalo – missing walker.
1969 Mt Slide and Powelltown – missing aircraft, four dead.
1968Lake Mountain – man lost.
1966Mt Donna Buang – 15 missing teenagers, frostbite.
1961Mt Magdala – woman walker, found dead on cliffs later.
1960Olinda – man, not found.
1959Blackwood – lost woman.
1956Mt St Leonard – two Scouts, found safe.
1955Baw Baw Plateau – walker, 10 days, not found.
1953Mt Donna Buang – “Snowgirl” search, two sightseers.
1952Marysville (Paradise Plains) – six walkers.
1950Warrandyte – elderly woman, not found.
19491949 Wilson’s Promontory – solo walker, unsuccessful.  The first search.

Last Updated on July 20, 2021