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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Latest News

2018 Australasian Rescue Challenge - Registrations Open 

Registrations are now open for the 2018 Australasian Rescue Challenge.

The event will be staged at Lardner Park, Warragul, Victoria and will run over the 26th to 30th July, 2018.

The Rescue Challenge will see teams compete in the Entrapped, Controlled and Time Critical pits, the Trauma Challenge and to reinforce ARRO's focus on education and the sharing of knowledge, information and skills, will see a full day's learning symposium on the 26th in addition to teams being assigned to workshop pits throughout the Challenge day's. 

ARRO has again engaged the event management services of Mr Tony Pool and his team from High Profile Events (HPE).  HPE will be managing the registration process, functions and team enquires. 

For more information and to register please go to

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

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. 


Privacy and disclaimer

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

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