Search at Mount Feathertop on Monday 31 August 2009

Minister found. A search for Victorian Water Minister, Tim Holding MLA in the vicinity of Mount Feathertop concluded successfully when a news helicopter located Minister Holding on Tuesday morning (1/9). 

BSAR members en route to Mount Feathertop search

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria getting ready to depart Melbourne for Mount Feathertop search

October Training Weekend

BSAR's annual training weekend is coming up in October this year. This event is open to current BSAR members as well as those interested and eligible to join BSAR. There will be some interesting workshops held on the weekend as well as a search scenario. More details on the Training page

Steep snow and ice training Mount Hotham 2009

Bush Search and Rescue's steep snow and ice training was conducted at Mount Hotham in good winter snow conditions on the 18-19 August 2009.  The focus this year was training with our new avalanche transceivers followed by recreational rescue techniques including z-pulleys and self arrest.  The weather was overcast and windy on both Saturday and Sunday.

Search at Gormandale - missing boy found

BSAR attended the search for  a young boy at Gormandale on the weekend. Gormandale is south of Traralgon. The 3 year old went missing late on Saturday afternoon. Overnight, the Police, SES and CFA volunteers searched for the boy.

The boy was found early on Sunday morning and brought to search base.

A successful search and a good outcome for the young boy. 

Missing Victorian walker in the North East found

April 11, 2009 - 10:32AM

Police Search and Rescue teams and the Air Wing combed Victoria's Alpine National Park for a 38-year-old missing woman.  Friends said the woman, from Lara, southwest of Melbourne, was reported missing at about 7pm on April 10 after she failed to meet up with a walking group.

BSAR support for bushfire situation - message from Monica Chapman, Bush Search and Rescue Victoria Convenor

It is indeed a tragic time for those affected by these bushfires.  The Board of Bushwalking Victoria have already agreed to make an immediate donation on behalf of its members as a start.  Further support is still under discussion.

In the meantime, I contacted Police Search and Rescue on Monday Feb 9 to offer BSAR's support to fire relief efforts.

Search for two missing men at Lorne successful

Two walkers, Ryan Hurley and Harry Wild, were reported missing in the forest near Lorne on Tuesday 30 December 2008.  Fifteen Bush Search and Rescue members joined Police Search and Rescue, the SES and Parks Victoria on the search on Wednesday 31/12/2008.  Our four teams deployed on their search tasks late on Wednesday afternoon, camping out for the night. We targeted a search area near where Ryan and Harry where last seen off the Mount Sabine Road.

Search callout on November 3 2008

Police activated a callout early on Monday November 3 2008 for Bush Search and Rescue to assist with a search for two lost people missing overnight on Mount Buffalo.  The missing people were located later in the morning so the callout was cancelled.

Behind the log newsletter - October 2008, Issue 28

The latest Bush Search and Rescue Victoria newsletter Behind the Log - October 2008 - Issue No. 28: (Download PDF)

 Articles and updates include:

  • West Kiewa River Rescue, 15 September
  • Notes from the Convener
  • A Great Grant Success
  • BSAR Training Weekend, Brisbane Ranges
  • BSAR Searches Mt Dom Dom Again
  • ICE – In Case of Emergency, a Contact Initiative
  • First Aid Training Subsidy


Brisbane Ranges training weekend, September 2008

Date: 6 and 7 September 2008

Fifty Bush Search and Rescue members and prospective members participated in the recent training weekend, an excellent response given the clash with a very good snow season and Father’s Day. 

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