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.
The Land Search Operations Manual is a comprehensive reference source for those authorities who have the responsibility for conducting land search and rescue operations within Australia.
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 2012-15 National Search and Rescue Council Strategic Outlook contains the Council's vision, mission, aims, terms of reference, membership, environment, challenges to our SAR system, and responses to challenges.
This document highlights the key strategies, priorities and tasks of National SAR Council for the 2012-13 financial year and provides a mechanism for monitoring progress against the aims and each strategy.