Membership of the National Search and Rescue Council is restricted by the Inter‑Governmental Agreement (IGA) to the delegated SAR Authorities in Australia. See the membership page for more information.
In regards to employment in AMSA's Rescue Coordination Centre Australia, employment is a profession from either a maritime or aviation background. The prerequisites for maritime officers include:
At least one of:
Extensive experience in maritime operations:
The 2 primary organisations within each state that provide search and rescue services are the respective State/Territory Police service and the State Emergency Service (SES). The SES might also be able to point you in the right direction of other volunteer organisations that deliver search and rescue services in your State/Territory.
As a national governance body (the NATSAR Council) and a national regulator (AMSA) there are restrictions when it comes to promoting commercial SAR resources.
However, although not one of the Council’s primary charters, the NATSAR Council Secretariat does share information between Council members about new equipment that could be applicable in a search and rescue context. Members of the Council are then able to evaluate and pursue this information based on the needs of their respective State or Territory.
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