Australian Search and Rescue awards

Make your nomination using this form. Fields with an asterix * are mandatory.

Recipients will be announced at the annual NATSAR Council meeting.

Award criteria

These prestigious awards are in recognition of 'Outstanding contribution to Search and Rescue' within the Australian region, during the financial year period (1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022).

The Awards are open to individuals, groups or organisations that have made a significant contribution to search and rescue in Australia and deserve recognition at a national level.

Any person or organisation can nominate candidates for the Australian SAR Awards by completing the official nomination form.

Please select from one of the following categories:

Who are you nominating?

Please select one of the following options:

Nominee details:

Please provide the details of the individual/group/organisation you are nominating.

Nominated by

Please provide your details as the person making this nomination. You will also need a person to support the nomination under ‘Seconded by’.

Please provide details of the person seconding the nomination.

Information to support the nomination

Provide a brief description of how the individual, group or organisation has made a significant contribution to search and rescue in the Australian Search and Rescue Region. You can also upload documents/photos/videos to support your nomination (see section below).

Describe the activity that has prompted this nomination and include information about:

  • Date / place / time
  • Environmental conditions / temperature (e.g. weather, difficult terrain)
  • What was done and how this went beyond ‘business as usual’?
  • Bravery aspect  
  • Any other relevant information

Please upload any supporting documents or images. Select your file then click on the 'upload' button. 

Note: If you experience any issues with submitting this nomination, please contact the National Search and Rescue Secretariat via