National Search and Rescue Awards open for nominations

AMSA Media release with bottom of the sea image

The National Search and Rescue Council Australian Search and Rescue Awards are open for nominations.

The awards recognise outstanding contributions to search and rescue within the Australian region from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. Anyone can nominate another person or team of people for one of the prestigious National awards. 

There are three categories for the awards. Professional, non-professional, and long-standing contribution to the community: Australian Search and Rescue Awards - National Search and Rescue Council (

AMSA Chief Executive officer, Mr Mick Kinley, said he strongly encourages anyone who might have been involved in a search and rescue, or knows someone who has, to consider applying through the simple online nomination process. 

“Every year I am impressed with the incredible stories of heroism that come out of our search and rescue community during the NatSAR Awards night,” Mr Kinley said. 

“Recognising these impressive feats is important because it gives acknowledgement at a National level for life-saving acts.

“In previous years, we have seen many nominations from professional organisations who work in search and rescue, which has been fantastic. 

“This year, however, I would love to see more nominations from everyday people, who have been involved in a search and rescue situation also.”

Nominations for the search and rescue awards will close in July, with the winners announced at the NatSAR Council Annual Meeting in October. 

AMSA play the roles of NatSAR Chair and Secretariat for the NatSAR Council. 

Make a nomination for the SAR Awards.


Last updated

Media releases in this series