Searches

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


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List of Searches

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

  • 2017 Mount Bogong – search for missing person, found deceased
  • 2017 Kancoona – search for missing person
  • 2017 Willung South – search for missing person, found deceased
  • 2017 Tamboritha Saddle – search for missing deer hunter, found
  • 2016 Grampians  – search for missing person, not found
  • 2016 Yea – search for missing person, not found
  • 2016 Monbulk – search for missing person, found deceased
  • 2016 Merrijig/Sawmill Settlement – search for missing person, found deceased
  • 2016 Lederderg State Park – search and rescue of missing person
  • 2015 Mt Burrowa – search for missing bushwalker in Burrowa-Pine National Park
  • 2015 Mt Erica – search for missing woman
  • 2015 Mt Bogong – rescue of injured person from Tadgel Point
  • 2015 Lake Eildon National Park – missing boy, found and rescued
  • 2014 Mt Bogong – rescue of injured person from Michell hut
  • 2014 Mt Bogong – two missing snowboarders on Eskdale Spur, found dead
  • 2014 Mt Bogong – missing party on Staircase Spur, found and rescued
  • 2014 South Viking– missing bushwalker, rescued by helicopter
  • 2013 Razorback near Mt Feathertop – rescue of two snowshoers caught in bad weather
  • 2012 Wellington Plains – rescue of stranded school group
  • 2012 Blue Range – missing deer hunter, found
  • 2012 Donna Buang – missing bushwalker, found
  • 2011 Tomahawk cold case – missing deer hunter, not found
  • 2011 Tomahawk Creek – missing deer hunter, not found
  • 2011 Otways – missing man
  • 2011 Mount Erica – missing girl aged 13, found by BSAR team and rescued by helicopter
  • 2011 Bunninyong – missing child
  • 2010 Combienbar – missing man, found safe by BSAR team and rescued by helicopter
  • 2010 Eagles Peaks – injured bushwalker, rescued by helicopter
  • 2010 Lake Mountain – missing woman
  • 2009 Davies Plain, missing man
  • 2009 Point Nepean, missing woman
  • 2009 Mount Feathertop, missing man
  • 2009 Gormandale – missing boy
  • 2009 Mount Bogong – injured woman, rescued
  • 2009 Cambarville, missing photographer, walked out
  • 2008 Lorne – two missing men
  • 2008 Mount Dom Dom – missing man, not found
  • 2007 King River – missing man
  • 2007 Mt St Gwinear – missing boy aged 15
  • 2007 Sabine Falls – missing man
  • 2005 Mount William – missing woman
  • 2004 Mount Buffalo – missing man, not found, later found dead
  • 2004 Mount Bogong – missing party of three
  • 2003 Cambarville – missing man, not found, later found dead
  • 2002 Lake Mountain – missing man, found dead
  • 2002 Mt Useful – missing woman, not found
  • 2002 Noojee – missing man, found dead
  • 2001 Tanjil Bren – intellectually disabled adult, not found
  • 2001 Tawonga Gap – para-glider pilot, found dead outside search area
  • 2001 Mt Buller – snowboarder
  • 2000 Mt Fainter South – adult walker
  • 2000 Mt Hotham – adult skier
  • 2000 Mt Hotham – adult skier
  • 2000 Powers Lookout, Whitfield – missing woman, not found
  • 2000 Mt Feathertop – male tourist
  • 2000 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, 58 BSAR  searchers on first call-out
  • 1998 Mt Hotham – adult skier
  • 1997 Falls Creek – adult skier, found safe
  • 1996 Mt Cobbler – walker found safe at foot of waterfall
  • 1996 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
  • 1992 Lake Mountain – three tobogganists, two evacuated by stretcher
  • 1990 Mt Buller – four teenage boys missing overnight
  • 1990 Mt Hotham – three adult skiers missing overnight
  • 1990 Razorback Ridge – nine Venturer Scouts overdue in blizzard
  • 1990 Mt Buller – missing teenage boy, found in Howqua Valley
  • 1990 Mt Buller – adult skier missing overnight
  • 1989 Rocky Valley Creek – overdue fishermen
  • 1989 Pretty Valley Creek – lost fisherman
  • 1989 Dargo Plains – deer shooter
  • 1989 Mt Baw Baw – lost male cross country skier
  • 1988 Falls Creek – solo male daywalker
  • 1988 Dargo Plains – male four wheel driver, not found
  • 1987 Wilson’s Promontory – intellectually disabled boy lost, not found
  • 1987 Falls Creek – man lost from Village at night, died
  • 1987 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
  • 1985 Mt Stirling – two lost skiers, found dead
  • 1985 Mt Feathertop – cornice collapse, man killed
  • 1984 Mt Feathertop – pair missing in snow
  • 1983 Mt Buffalo – lost schoolboy
  • 1983 Lake Mountain – lost boy found at conclusion of winter practice
  • 1983 Mt Feathertop – fallen climber, died
  • 1983 Mt Cope – two teenage girls missing, quickly found
  • 1982 Cathedral Range – evacuation of injured girl
  • 1982 Wongungarra River – “bicycle man” found
  • 1982 Dargo area – girl found, evacuated by helicopter
  • 1982 Mt Murray – lost Scout, quickly found
  • 1981 Mt Bogong – recovered body, winter
  • 1980 Seven Acre Rock – intellectually disabled girl
  • 1980 Blackwood – intellectually disabled girl
  • 1979 Mt Buffalo – missing woman
  • 1979 Mt Donna Buang – three lost teenagers, quickly found
  • 1978 Mt Hotham – two lost skiers, found dead
  • 1978 Lerderderg Gorge – lost man, later found drowned
  • 1976 Humphray River – lost man
  • 1976 Mt Baw Baw – lost skier
  • 1976 Lerderderg Gorge – evacuation of injured walker
  • 1974 Wellington Plains – school group, many scattered in snow, evacuated
  • 1974 Murchison Falls – lost male, not found
  • 1974 Steavenson Falls – lost boy, not found
  • 1973 Mt Wills – lost man, not found
  • 1973 Baw Baw Plateau – man missing from 4 wheel drive
  • 1972 Toorongo Falls – lost child, 12 days, 100 BSAR searchers, unsuccessful
  • 1972 Lake Mountain – lost schoolboys, touring skis used
  • 1972 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 Wilson’s Promontory – solo walker, unsuccessful