The Australasian peak body for road rescue

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame lists the overall winners of each national event. The inaugural winner was a Queensland Fire and Rescue Authority team from Rockhampton, the start of a stellar run. Rockhampton certainly drove the push for excellence at challenges in our earlier days. Rockhampton remain the only team to win more than one national event.

In 2001 Osborne Mines became the first team out of the mainstream fire and road accident rescue services to win the challenge. Osborne is a mines rescue team based in western Queensland that also provides a community road and general rescue service. The 2003 national champion team was the Bacchus Marsh Unit from the Victoria State Emergency Service, the first volunteer team to win the national challenge.

2017 - Hamilton, New Zealand

Overall Champion - NZ Whitianga VFB, 2nd overall NZ Geraldine VFB, 3rd overall - FRNSW Wollongong

Trauma Challenge: Overall Champion - NZ Milton VFB, 2nd overall - NT Fire and Rescue Service, 3rd overall - QFES Brisbane

2016 - Lardner Park, Victoria

  • Overall Champion - UFBA Geraldine, 2nd overall - QFES Cairns, 3rd overall - QFES Brisbane

  • Trauma Challenge: Overall Champion - BHP Billiton, 2nd overall - Tasmania Fire Service, 3rd overall - Fire and Rescue NSW Crows Nest

2015 - Alice Springs, Northern Territory

  • Overall Champion - FRNSW Wollongong, 2nd overall - UFBA Hawera, 3rd overall - UFBA Rolleston

  • Trauma Challenge: Overall Champion - CFA Werribee, 2nd overall - BHP Billiton, 3rd overall - QFES Werribee

2014 - Lardner Park, Victoria

  • Overall Champion - NZFS Hawera 2nd Overall - UFBA Rolleston 3rd Overall - QFES Brisbane Trauma Challenge: Overall Champion - QFES Redland City 2nd Overall - CFA Werribee 3rd Overall - NT Fire & Rescue Service

2013 - Canberra, ACT

  • Overall Champion - FRNSW Hurstville 2nd Overall - VICSES South Barwon 3rd Overall - NZFS Whitianga Trauma Challenge: Overall Champion - Tasmania Fire Service 2nd Overall - ACT Fire & Rescue 3rd Overall - CFA Werribee

2012 - Hobart, Tasmania

  • Overall Champion - QFRS Cairns 2nd Overall - FRNSW Hurstville 3rd Overall - QFRS Blackwater

2011 - Wellington, New Zealand

  • Overall Champion - CFA Werribee 2nd Overall - NZFS Feilding 3rd Overall - NZFS Morrinsville Trauma Challenge Champion - CFA Werribee

2010 - Melbourne, Victoria

  • Overall Champion - CFA Werribee 2nd Overall - VICSES Morrinsville 3rd Overall - QFRS Cairns

2009 - Sydney, NSW

  • Overall Champion - QFRS Toowoomba 2nd Overall - NSWFB Nowra 3rd Overall - CFA Werribee

2008 - Gold Coast, Queensland

  • Overall Champion - VICSES Bacchus Marsh 2nd Overall - NZFS Morrinsville 3rd Overall - QFRS Caloundra

2007 - Perth, Western Australia

  • Overall Champion - Curragh Mine Rescue Team 2nd Overall - QFRS Toowoomba 3rd Overall - NSWFB Burwood

2006 - Adelaide, South Australia

  • Overall Champion - NSWFB Burwood 2nd Overall - NZFS Morrinsville 3rd Overall - FESA WAFRS Perth

2005 - Hamilton, New Zealand

  • Overall Champion - NSWFB Burwood 2nd Overall - FESA WAFRS Perth 3rd Overall - NZFS Thames

2004 - Melbourne, Victoria

  • Overall Champion - NZFS Thames 2nd Overall - NSWFB Burwood 3rd Overall - VICSES Bacchus Marsh A

2003 - Toowoomba, Queensland

  • Overall Champion - VICSES Bacchus Marsh 2nd Overall - Curragh Mine Rescue 3rd Overall - NSWFB Burwood (on count back)

2002 - Hawkesbury, NSW

  • Overall Champion - QFTS Toowoomba 2nd Overall - NSWFB Burwood 3rd Overall - QFRS Rockhampton

2001 - Perth, Western Australia

Overall Champion - Osborne Mine Rescue Team
2nd Overall - NSWFB Burwood
3rd Overall - QFRA Toowoomba

2000

The challenge travelled to South Australia for the first time, being hosted in Mount Gambier.

The overall champion was the team from NSWFB Burwood.

1999 - Rescue Down Under

In 1999 VICSES hosted the Australian Challenge in conjunction with the first World Rescue Challenge. The combined event called Rescue Down Under, set the benchmark for future challenges around the world for a number of years.

This was the first year Holden supported the event with the donation of 150 current model ex evaluation vehicles.

The overall champion was the team from QFRA Mareeba.

1998

In 1998 the challenge returned to Brisbane and was hosted by QFRA at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

The overall champion was a composite team from QFRA Central Region.

1997

The challenge was hosted by the Hawkesbury SES Unit in NSW as part of their bi-annual emergency services expo.

The overall champion for the third time in a row was the team from QFRA Rockhampton.

1996

VICSES hosted the 2nd Australian Challenge at Doncaster in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It was as part of this challenge that a meeting of interested individuals was held at which ANRARA was formed.

The overall champion this year was again the team from QFRA Rockhampton.

1995

The inaugural Australian Challenge was conducted in the loading dock of the Brisbane Convention Centre as part of the IFE Conference.

The overall champion was the team from QFRA Rockhampton.

 

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