24 MAY 2017, Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast
The 2017 Search and Rescue Conference will be held on 24 May at Jupiters Hotel on the Gold Coast, Queensland and will again follow on from the Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference to provide an additional feature day to the three day programme.
Providing a unique opportunity to meet and network with a diverse range of skilled practitioners across the disciplines of air, land and sea, ANZSAR brings together both the volunteer and professional search and rescue communities from Australia and New Zealand.
The conference Program includes specialist feature speakers, concurrent session speakers on a range of topics and interactive forums to enable discussion, debate and idea exchange on a range of issues impacting and specifically encompassing the sector.
Topics for speaker presentations and discussion will cover these key areas:
- Technology and Operations
- Multi-Agency Response
- Role of Police in Land and Maritime SAR
- Working in and with Organisations
- International SAR including Humanitarian SAR
- Support the mental health of SAR workers
- SAR Case Studies on specific areas: Urban SAR; Marine SAR; Mine SAR; Humanitarian SAR
The Conference Program Committee would like to thank the 2016 Keynote Speakers:
- Duncan Ferner, Secretariat Manager, NZ SAR Council
- Dr Melanie Irons, PhD crisis communication and the use of social media
- Patrick Holmes, National President, Royal New Zealand Coastguard
- Dr Paul Luckin, Medical Consultant, SAR Training Australia
- Dr Jane Shakespeare-Finch Associate Professor School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology
- Ms Amber Young, Regional Aviation Manager – Northeast Region
Who Should Attend
From Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific region SAR professionals
2016 Sponsors and Exhibitors
|Marine Rescue NSW (MRNSW) is the state’s official volunteer marine rescue service, committed to our mission of saving lives on the water. MRNSW is one of the largest volunteer marine rescue groups in Australasia with 45 units, 3000 active volunteers and 82 rescue vessels providing a 24/7 marine radio and rescue safety net across the coastline and on key inland waterways.
MRNSW officially took to the water on January 1 2010, the product of a successful merger of three former rescue organisations: the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association, Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol and the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association (marine fleet).