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. 

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ARC17 Highlights


Message From the President

2018 Australasian Rescue Challenge - Registrations Close 9 April 

The 2018 Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC18) is fast approaching with just over four months remaining until we officially commence the ARC on Thursday 26th July at Lardner park, Warragul, Victoria.

Following the full days symposium/workshop on the 26th, we enter the three challenge days which are designed and structured to showcase and test both individuals and teams as they progress through the three road crash rescue and two trauma challenge scenarios.  From a learning perspective, participants will gain further hands-on experiences and knowledge from the various workshop pits that will be ably led by both ARRO and industry personnel.

The networking calendar will see a welcome function on the 26th and the Presentation night programmed for the 29th.  This year, ARRO has also programmed in a Swap Meet for the Friday night and a Rescue Bar running on both the Friday and Saturday nights. 

To assist ARRO and our event management team bed down the logistical aspects we need to close registrations on Monday 9th April, so it is essential that agencies and individuals wanting to attend the whole ARC or parts thereof (e.g. symposium, presentation night, etc) to register as soon as possible. 

To register and for more information please visit the link on our ARRO home page

Information relating to Warragul, accommodation, extra tickets, etc are also available via this site.

Additional information is also available by contacting ARRO's Executive Officer at

Shine a Light on Road Safety

The Road Trauma Support Services of Victoria have, like last year, approached ARRO to promote the Shine a Light on Road Safety Campaign as part of the National Road Safety Week.  More information is available here and they have also provided a toolkit to access posters, social media messages etc.   Victorian activities planned for 2018 are:

 Illuminations: Monday 30 April to Sunday 6 May iconic landmarks and buildings will be illuminated in yellow for road safety

Headlights: Friday 4 May ‘Turn on your lights for road safety’ headlight day with VMS messaging on all major Victorian roads

Community Walk: Sunday 6 May there is a community walk at Albert Park Lake

The 2018 campaign is part of National Road Safety Week.

New South Wales: Enough is Enough

QLD: Road Trauma Services Queensland

SA: Road Trauma Support Team SA 

Tas: Road Trauma Support Tasmania

Victoria: Road Trauma Support Services Victoria 

Western Australia: Road Trauma Support WA

Sponsorship Cements our Future Directions

ARRO being a not for profit organisation relies heavily on membership fees and financial support to not only maintain our day to day standards but also to grow the business and thereby meeting future needs and addressing member expectations.  It is therefore with much pleasure that we welcome PT Hydraulics in joining our elite Gold Sponsor listing.  PT Hydraulics have been long-time supporters of ARRO and our annual Australasian Rescue Challenge but now they step into the Gold sponsorship league joining stalwarts Chubb and Holmatro along with last year’s newcomer, ResQtec.  Having the ‘big four’ on board speaks volumes for our organisation and that of our future directions ensuring that we not only maintain our standing as the peak body across Australasia but also cementing our place as members of the World Rescue Organisation.  ARRO promotes ourselves as the ‘capability hub’ supporting our individual members and agencies though doctrine development, research and development, skill enhancement, knowledge sharing and importantly, networking amongst our on-road rescue and patient care practitioners.  To achieve our goals, ARRO needs and welcomes the sponsorship support from PT Hydraulics, Chubb, Holmatro and ResQtec.  Please visit our Gold Sponsors websites, view their product range and support their businesses as they support us.

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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