Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Multi-Use List AMSA No. 953/39862
Provision of opportunity based search and rescue services

Note to respondents:  The Tier 4 structure is currently under review and only new applications for this category will not be processed until this work is complete.  All previously signed contracts remain valid.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is inviting applications from suitably qualified aviation operators to be included on a Multi-Use List for the provision of opportunity based Search and Rescue (SAR) services. The three broad levels of services being sought are:

  • Operators with rescue helicopters and fixed wing aircraft that are trained and equipped for SAR ("Tiered Services");
  • Operators with helicopters and fixed wing aircraft who are not trained or equipped for SAR ("Supplementary Services"); and
  • Operators with turbo-prop and jet aircraft who can provide transport and logistics services to support responses to SAR incidents ("Transport and Logistics Services").

Documentation is available for download by clicking the links below. It is recommended that once the documents are downloaded you advise the AMSA contracts section by email of your contact details including company name and the MUL reference number so that should there be any addenda or supplementary information issued, it can be forwarded directly to you.


Applications must be lodged in accordance with Parts A and B and submitted on the three forms comprising Part C.

Successful applicants for both the Tiered Services and Supplementary Services will be offered contracts based on the following documents:

(Note: Draft Contracts have been updated as of 29 January 2013)

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