The Australasian peak body for road rescue


The Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) is the peak body in Australasia for the development and exchange of information, knowledge and skills in road rescue. Its membership is drawn from the individuals and organisations in the emergency services that assist people at road crashes everyday such as Fire Services, State Emergency Services and Ambulance Services.

ARRO was established as the Australian National Road Accident Rescue Association (ANRARA) in 1996. ANRARA changed its name to ARRO in 2003 to better reflect its position on the World Rescue Organisation. ARRO represents Australasia on the council.

ARRO is a membership based Association, incorporated in Victoria, and relies on the support of members to exist. Members can be individuals, emergency service organisations, as well as corporates with an interest in the rescue industry. ARRO operates as a non-profit organisation under the Associations Incorporation Act (Vic) 1981 and has Rules of Association.

What is ARRO all about?

The answer in 1' 29"!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Teams often have questions about participation in the rescue challenge and about improving on road service delivery. The ARRO Technical Committee has developed these questions and answers to assist rescue teams in identifying best practice in both the challenge and day to day rescue on the road. 

All in a day at ARC16


Latest News

Results - WRC16

The World Rescue Challenge for 2016 has wrapped up and ARRO is pleased to announce that the Fire and Rescue NSW Wollongong team achieved a 3rd place in the Rapid Extrication event. Congratulations Wollongong, an excellent result.

For results are available at:

As a snapshot:
Best Overall Trauma Award 3rd – Hereford & Worcester, United Kingdom
Best Overall Trauma Award 2nd – Parade, Portugal
Best Overall Trauma Award 1st – London Fire Brigade, United Kingdom

Best Overall Extrication Team 3rd - Generalitat de Catalunya-Terrassa, Spain
Best Overall Extrication Team 2nd – RSB Lisboa, Portugal
Best Overall Extrication Team 1st – South Wales Bridgend, United Kingdom

Next year’s challenge (WRC17) will be held in Targu Mures, Romania between the 30th August and 3rd September. Representing ARRO and their respective agencies will be the teams from Geraldine, New Zealand (1st place at ARC16) and Cairns, Queensland (2nd place at ARC16).

ARC17 Date Claimer

The 2017 Australasian Rescue Challenge is scheduled to commence on Thursday 20th July with registrations, symposium and workshop. This will be followed with three days of intense challenge events (extrication and trauma) to run over the 21st, 22nd and the 23rd July. The closing ceremony and presentation night will occur on Sunday 23rd July. The venue for ARC17 will be at Claudelands, Hamilton, New Zealand and the event will be hosted by the United Fire Brigades Association of New Zealand. The preferred accommodation venues will be the Ibis Hotel and the Novotel Hotel, both within walking distance from Claudelands. Further information will be posted as it comes to hand with registrations are likely to be called early in the New Year.

Holden Partner Program - Discount New Cars

In recognition of the long standing relationship between ARRO and Holden, ARRO members are eligible to access a range of extensive discounts on the purchase of new Holden vehicles.  This offer is only available to Australian individual ARRO members.  If you would like to access the program, why not join ARRO today! Existing ARRO members can access the program via this link. 


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or Tel: +61 (0)407 629 205.

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