Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Australia's search and rescue region

Allocating search and rescue regions

Both the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) sponsor global search and rescue plans, allocating search and rescue regions (SRRs) to nations.

What is the Australian search and rescue region?

The Australian search and rescue region covers the Australian continent and large areas of the Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans as well the Australian Antarctic territories.

This is nearly 53 million square kilometres (one tenth of the earth’s surface) and borders the search and rescue regions of 10 other countries.

A map of Australia's Search And Rescue Region

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