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.
|2022||Flinders, 17 June 2022 – missing person, found deceased.|
Halls Gap, 22 May 2022 – missing man, found.
Dinner Plain, 14-17 May 2022 – missing man, still not found.
Anglers Rest, 5 May 2022 – missing man, found before BSAR team arrived.
|2021||Goongerah, 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.
|2019||Princetown, 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.
|2018||Bright, 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.
|2017||Werribee 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.
|2016||Grampians, 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.
|2015||Burrowa, 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.
|2014||Mt 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.
|2013||Razorback near Mt Feathertop – rescue of two people on snowshoes caught in bad weather.|
|2012||Wellington Plains – rescue of stranded school group.|
Blue Range – missing deer hunter, found.
Donna Buang – missing bushwalker, found.
|2011||Tomahawk 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.
|2010||Combienbar – missing man, found safe by BSAR team and rescued.|
Eagles Peaks – injured bushwalker, rescued by helicopter.
Lake Mountain – missing woman.
|2009||Davies Plain – missing man.|
Point Nepean – missing woman.
Mount Feathertop, missing man.
Gormandale – missing boy.
Mount Bogong – injured woman, rescued.
Cambarville – missing photographer, walked out.
|2008||Lorne – two missing men.|
Mount Dom Dom – missing man, not found.
|2007||King River – missing man.|
Mt St Gwinear – missing boy aged 15.
Sabine Falls – missing man.
|2005||Mount William – missing woman.|
|2004||Mount Buffalo – missing man, not found, later found dead.|
Mount Bogong – missing party of three.
|2003||Cambarville – missing man, not found, later found dead|
|2002||Lake Mountain – missing man, found dead.|
Mt Useful – missing woman, not found.
Noojee – missing man, found dead.
|2001||Tanjil Bren – intellectually disabled adult, not found.|
Tawonga Gap – para-glider pilot, found dead outside search area.
Mt Buller – snowboarder.
|2000||Mt 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.
|1999||Mt Kosciuszko – four snowboarders, found dead after snow melt, first interstate search.|
|1998||Wilson’s Promontory – intellectually disabled boy, found |
Mt Hotham – adult skier.
|1997||Falls Creek – adult skier, found safe.|
|1996||Mt Cobbler – walker found safe at foot of waterfall.|
Mt Hotham – adult snowboarder, found dead after snow melt.
|1994||Woods Point – deer shooter, found safe.|
|1993||Wongungarra River – solo walker, found safe after seven nights.|
|1992||Mt Stanley – intellectually disabled man – evacuated by stretcher.|
Lake Mountain – three tobogganists, two evacuated by stretcher.
|1990||Mt 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.
|1989||Rocky Valley Creek – overdue fishermen.|
Pretty Valley Creek – lost fisherman.
Dargo Plains – deer shooter.
Mt Baw Baw – lost male cross country skier.
|1988||Falls Creek – solo male daywalker.|
Dargo Plains – male four wheel driver, not found.
|1987||Wilson’s Promontory – intellectually disabled boy lost, not found.|
Falls Creek – man lost from Village at night, died.
Strathbogie Range – intellectually disabled boy lost.
|1986||The Razorback (Mt Hotham) – skier slid on ice, died.|
|1985||Mt St Gwinear – two lost skiers, quickly found.|
Mt Stirling – two lost skiers, found dead.
Mt Feathertop – cornice collapse, man killed.
|1984||Mt Feathertop – pair missing in snow.|
|1983||Mt 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.
|1982||Cathedral Range – evacuation of injured girl.|
Wongungarra River – “bicycle man” found.
Dargo area – girl found, evacuated by helicopter.
Mt Murray – lost Scout, quickly found.
|1981||Mt Bogong – recovered body, winter|
|1980||Seven Acre Rock – intellectually disabled girl.|
Blackwood – intellectually disabled girl.
|1979||Mt Buffalo – missing woman.|
Mt Donna Buang – three lost teenagers, quickly found.
|1978||Mt Hotham – two lost skiers, found dead.|
Lerderderg Gorge – lost man, later found drowned.
|1976||Humphray River – lost man.|
Mt Baw Baw – lost skier.
Lerderderg Gorge – evacuation of injured walker.
|1974||Wellington Plains – school group, many scattered in snow, evacuated.|
Murchison Falls – lost male, not found.
Steavenson Falls – lost boy, not found.
|1973||Mt Wills – lost man, not found.|
Baw Baw Plateau – man missing from 4 wheel drive.
|1972||Toorongo Falls – lost child, 12 days, 100 BSAR searchers, unsuccessful.|
Lake Mountain – lost schoolboys, touring skis used.
Mt Buffalo – another missing walker.
|1971||Mt Buffalo – missing walker.|
|1969||Mt Slide and Powelltown – missing aircraft, four dead.|
|1968||Lake Mountain – man lost.|
|1966||Mt Donna Buang – 15 missing teenagers, frostbite.|
|1961||Mt Magdala – woman walker, found dead on cliffs later.|
|1960||Olinda – man, not found.|
|1959||Blackwood – lost woman.|
|1956||Mt St Leonard – two Scouts, found safe.|
|1955||Baw Baw Plateau – walker, 10 days, not found.|
|1953||Mt Donna Buang – “Snowgirl” search, two sightseers.|
|1952||Marysville (Paradise Plains) – six walkers.|
|1950||Warrandyte – elderly woman, not found.|
|1949||1949 Wilson’s Promontory – solo walker, unsuccessful. The first search.|
Last Updated on July 17, 2022