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:
- Convention of International Civil Aviation, 1944 (Chicago Convention)
- International convention of Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS)
- International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR Convention)
Established, standardised and coordinated procedures and resources promote the effective saving of lives.