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

ARC17 Highlights


Latest News

Message from the President - ARC17 Results

The 2017 Australasian Rescue Challenge was without doubt a resounding success. Thanks, must go to our New Zealand hosts the United Fire Brigades Association and General Manager, Ms Ceara Owen-Perry along with her organising committee members.

With 20 teams competing from three countries (New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong) it was certain to be an outstanding challenge and history will show that it was. With three extrication challenge pits, two trauma challenge pits, three workshops and a quality symposium combined with a magnificent welcome function, presentation dinner and networking opportunities left the competitors and delegates with new knowledge, techniques and an expanded network of likeminded individuals.

Thanks, must also go to ARRO’s Gold sponsors; Holmatro, Chubb and ResQtec for supporting ARRO at these challenges and throughout the year.

And finally, I would also like to thank and acknowledge the ARRO Challenge Management Team, the local coordinators, supporters, event volunteers and presenters for all the hard work and many, many hours/days/weeks and months spent in making ARC17 the success it was.

Most importantly, I must thank and acknowledge the teams that attended ARC17, you made it all worthwhile.

The results from ARC17 are:

Trauma Challenge: 3rd Milton VFB, 2nd NT Fire and Rescue Service, 1st QFES Brisbane

Time Critical: 3rd NT Fire and Rescue Service, 2nd Linton Military Brigade, 1st Rangiora VFB

Entrapped: 3rd Whitianga VFB, 2nd Milton VFB, 1st Fire and Rescue NSW Wollongong

Controlled: 3rd Fire and Rescue NSW Wollongong, 2nd Whitianga VFB, 1st Hawera VFB

Spirit of the Challenge: Linton Military Brigade

Best Technical Team: Fire and Rescue NSW Wollongong

Best Medical Team: NT Fire and Rescue Service

Best Team Leader: Whitianga VFB

SES Directors Shield: Victoria SES, South Barwon

Australasian Champions:

3rd Fire and Rescue NSW Wollongong,

2nd Geraldine VFB,

1st Whitianga VFB

Next year’s Australasian Rescue Challenge will be held at Lardner Park, Warragul, Victoria over the 26th to 29th July. Further information on ARC18 will be posted as it comes to hand.

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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