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?

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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

Message from the President

As ARRO grows from strength to strength so does the faith and confidence that our supporters and partners place in us to address the needs of industry, agencies and of course individuals aligned to the road crash rescue and patient care fraternities. At the 2016 annual general meeting we presented the concept of ARRO being the ‘learning hub’ of all things road crash rescue related and this approach is encompassed in our everyday directions but none more so than via our annual extrication and trauma challenges, the associated learning symposium and this year at ARC17 we will introduce three hands on practical workshops where teams will learn the latest techniques, tool advancements and operational capabilities via industry and ARRO subject matter experts. We are extremely proud of how ARRO has grown over the years to meet the needs of our membership both at agency and individual levels and to illustrate our strategic growth, I am proud to introduce Resqtec into our elite Gold Sponsor category having just signed up for a three-year partnership with ARRO. Resqtec now joins our long-term sponsors Chubb and Holmatro as Gold Sponsors with all three companies offering financial and ‘in-kind’ support with all sharing the common cause of supporting the Australasian road crash rescue environment. I would encourage all members and those new to ARRO to support our sponsors for without their help ARRO would not be the organisation we are today. Click on their links at the side of this page and go directly to their respective websites. Can I also encourage all those attending ARC17 at Hamilton, New Zealand in July of this year to visit their trade displays, view their product range and importantly engage with them. ARRO thanks Resqtec, Chubb and Holmatro for supporting us and our cause.

ARC17 - Counting Down The Days

The commencement of ARC17 is only 15 weeks away so don't miss the opportunity to attend - register now.

Online team and individual registrations are open for what is shaping up to be a great event. We would hate to see anyone miss out on what our hosts, the United Fire Brigades Association of NZ and the scenic city of Hamilton has planned for us in July.

Our hosts in conjunction with the ARRO Technical Committee are ensuring that the learning symposium, the three practical workshops, the ever-popular Trauma Challenge along with the impressive networking opportunities will ensure that every rescuer will return to their home agency with new knowledge, skills and practical experiences furthering you and your agencies RCR and patient care 'on road' application.

To register please access the appropriate link:


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Shine a Light on Road Safety

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria is a not for profit organisation where they provide free information, counselling and support to people involved in a road crash. Their counsellors are experts in their field and support over 3,000 Victorians each year including family, friends, drivers, work colleagues and witnesses.

Shine a Light on Road Safety is held during the UN Global Road Safety Week and has three main parts
- Headlights: On Friday 12 May 2017 motorists are being asked to turn on their headlights for road safety
- Illuminations: From Monday 8 to Friday 12 May 2017 key Australian landmarks, including Parliament House in Melbourne, will be illuminated in yellow for road safety
- Events: On Sunday 7 May 2017, we’ll walk together at Albert Park Lake and during the week there are other events around the state to bring people together for road safety

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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