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

ARC2019 Dubbo, NSW – Only Weeks Away

As of 7th May, our hosts for ARC19 have received 17 confirmed registrations with another three or four going through the final stages to secure their spot.  ARC19 is shaping up to be one of our best ARC’s with possibly 20 – 21 teams and 120+ rescue/medical personnel from three Nations gathering for four days of learning, networking and of course competing in three road crash rescue scenarios (Entrapped, Controlled and Time Critical) along with the ever popular Trauma Challenge and this year to lift the learning experience even more, ARRO will be introducing a CPR Challenge.  Additional to this, we will have two hands on practical workshop sessions running across the Challenge days and to kick it all off we will stage our full day learning symposium.  To find out what the learning symposium comprises this year simply click on the link.

For further information on ARC19 or to register for any of the functions (if not registered as team member) please follow this link

ARRO Welcomes PacFire

ARRO is pleased to welcome PacFire as its Personal Protective Equipment Partner.  Through their generosity and their supplier Bristol, the ARRO Challenge Management Team will be kitted out at ARC19 with two sets of two-piece protective apparel.  The Wildland two piece will provide ARRO’s Assessors with a contemporary design whilst providing that ever important safety factor.  This new PPC will see us well into the future and although we have moved away from the serpentine blue; we are still blue albeit a lighter, brighter shade which will see our Assessors still stand out in the pits.  As a lead into acquiring the new PPC, PacFire through their supplier Pacfic Helmets donated an entire new supply of helmets for the Challenge Management Team at ARC18 with our replaced helmets being donated by ARRO to the firefighters of Timor-Leste through Chief Officer Mark Spain of the NT Fire and Rescue Service.  ARRO thanks PacFire, Bristol and Pacific Helmets for supporting our organisation and our Challenge Management Team.  ARRO welcomes this new partnership.

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 FRSA/Holmatro and ResQtec.  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, FRSA/Holmatro and ResQtec.  Please visit our Gold Sponsors websites, view their product range and support their businesses as they support us.

World Rescue Challenge 2019

The 2019 World Rescue Challenge will be over the 12th to 16th September in La Rochelle, France

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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