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

2018 Australasian Rescue Challenge 

The 2018 Australasian Rescue Challenge (ARC18) is well and truly on track for a 26th July kick off.  Eighteen teams have registered for the event.  The ARC starts off with an impressive symposium featuring two significant case studies, targetted presentations and several practical hands on workshops.  If you are not attending the ARC as a team member but interested in the attending the symposium or any of the social functions its not to late to register via

The networking calendar will see a welcome function on the 26th and the Presentation night programmed for the 29th.  This year, ARRO has also programmed in a Swap Meet for the Friday night and a Rescue Bar running on both the Friday and Saturday nights. 

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

Annual General Meeting - 2018

The Annual General Meeting of ARRO will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Australasian Rescue Challenge at Lardner Park, Warragul, Victoria on 28th July.  All members are invited to attend.

A copy of the notice of meeting and agenda, together with relevant forms are available at

If you wish to nominate someone for a role on one of the committees, please print the attached form, ensure all sections are completed and return it to the ARRO Executive Officer as per the instructions on the form. Likewise if you wish to assign your proxy to someone please complete that form and return it to the ARRO Executive Officer as per the instructions.

Committee position descriptions for the positions up for election this year are available on the web site at

If you have any questions please contact either Steve Rothwell (Executive Officer) at or Glen Maule (Governance and Compliance Officer) at

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.

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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