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


Message From the President

ARC2020 – Registrations Now Open

Registrations for the 2020 Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC20) are now open.

This year, the Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC 2020) will be staged at Toowoomba and will be hosted by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), involving all services, Fire & Rescue, State Emergency Service and Rural Fire Service.

ARC2020 will be run from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July.

This year will see a new event introduced into the ARC program.  The CPR Challenge was trialled at ARC19 and the feedback from rescuers was to embed the event into the ARC.  The CPR challenge will now join the informative and educational learning symposium, the hands-on workshops, the three extrication challenge events and the trauma challenge. 

From a social and networking perspective, QFES in collaboration with ARRO will be running a Rescue Bar and a Swap Meet along with the Welcome function and Presentation Night. 

Toowoomba is situated in the South West of Queensland.  Travel and accommodation details are listed in the registration link.  

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

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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For general enquiries please contact ARRO by email:
or Tel: +61 (0)407 629 205.

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