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Australia's search and rescue region

We have a large search and rescue region which covers our land mass, and large areas of our surrounding oceans.

Our search and rescue region covers the Australian continent and large areas of the Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans as well the Australian Antarctic territories.

This region is nearly 53 million square kilometres (one tenth of the Earth’s surface) and borders the search and rescue regions of 10 other countries.

Maps of our search and rescue area

The following maps the outline of Australia’s search and rescue region to Antarctica, including the bordering search and rescue regions of surrounding countries.

Map of Australia's SAR region

Map showing Australia's search and rescue region including the bordering search and rescue regions.

Map of Australia's search and rescue region including Anarctica

Map showing our extended search and rescue region to Antarctica.

Area of Antarctica that is Australia's search and rescue region inclduing Davis, Mimy, Casey, Dumint d'Urville Commonwealth Bay, Concordia and Vostok

Australia's search and rescue region of Antarctica.

Australia's bordering search and rescue regions which include Maldives, Mauritius, La Reunion, South Africa, Antarctica, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

Australia's bordering search and rescue regions.

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Last updated: 

Wednesday 15 July 2020