Every year Bush Search and Rescue NSW (BSAR) organises and runs the Australian Emergency Services Wilderness Navigation Shield or NavShield.
This premier navigation event attracts entries from local, interstate and overseas organisations, including:
- VRA, both regional and specialist squads
- Police including Police Rescue
- Ambulance and Special Operations Team
- Rural Fire Service
- Other emergency services including rescue helicopters and medical teams
- Armed Forces
- Bushwalking Clubs
The event is acknowledged to be an important training event for the NSW emergency services. Entry is open to all groups that participate in search and rescue activities. Bushwalking Clubs, outdoor groups and Members of Rogaining Associations are also welcome.
Participants test their bush and compass navigation abilities in an overnight event through 100 square km of wilderness terrain a few hours drive from Sydney, Australia. The location of the event is different each year.
This year we are going to Tarlo River National Park. This is a rarely visited park which normally has no public access. It is about 20km north of Goulburn and south of Wombeyan Caves. We have arranged special access to the park for this event with NPWS and local landholders so you have a rare chance to see this hidden gem.