Australia's national search and rescue service adopts techniques and procedures that have been developed in a manner consistent with Australia’s international obligations under the:
Established, standardised and coordinated procedures and resources promote the effective saving of lives.
The NATSAR Manual documents the standardised techniques and procedures for search and rescue, enabling SAR authorities to cooperate and coordinate to best effect.
A guide for police and emergency personnel offering specific advice that may be helpful in identifying and managing particular hazards and risks associated with an aircraft accident, along important advice about preserving evidence at the site.
The IGA puts in place arrangements between the Commonwealth and State/Territory SAR Authorites on the coordination of search and rescue in the Australian region.
The Council Charter documents in detail how the National Search and Rescue Council operates, including its key business processes in order to fulfil its functions as described within the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA).
This Business Plan defines the Council’s priorities and actions for the next two years 2017-2019 to achieve the intended strategic objectives.