North Region Office

Location
339 Hobart Road
Youngtown, Tasmania 7249
Postal Address
PO Box 1886
Launceston, Tasmania 7250
Phone
03 6777 3777
Facsimile
03 6343 5879
Email
nrhq@ses.tas.gov.au

Northern Regional Units

Unit Training
Monday, fortnightly (check times with unit)

The Dorset Unit is supported by the Dorset Council and trains in a range of SES skills such as road crash rescue, general rescue, storm damage operations and search and rescue to support the community in their time of need.

Unit Training
Tuesday, fortnightly (check times with unit)

The Flinders Island Unit is supported by the Flinders Island Council and trains in a range of SES skills to support the community in their time of need. The unit also helps out at many community events with general support and traffic control.

 

Unit Training
Tuesday, fortnightly (check times with unit)

The George Town Unit is supported by the George Town Council and trains in a range of SES skills such as road crash rescue, general rescue, storm damage operations and search and rescue.

 

Unit Training
Tuesday, fortnightly (check times with unit)

The Incident Management Unit provides incident management support to the Regional Headquarters staff in Youngtown.

The Incident Management unit has the responsibility to operate the Regional Incident Control Centre and provide emergency radio communications in support of operational activities as required.

Unit Training
Thursday, fortnightly (check times with unit)

The Meander Valley Unit is supported by the Meander Valley Council and the contributions of community organisations such as Apex Deloraine and the Tasmanian Mountain Cattlemen’s Association. Meander Valley Rescue Unit maintains a range of skills including road crash rescue, general rescue, storm damage operations and search and rescue.

 

Unit Training
Fortnightly on a Wednesday evening

The Northern Midlands Unit is supported by the Northern Midlands Council and trains in a range of SES skills such as road crash rescue, general rescue, storm damage operations and search and rescue to support the community in their time of need.

Northern Regional Headquarters is based in Youngtown and has three teams which train in communications, storm damage, general rescue, and search and rescue. While they are a regional resource, they are also involved in local operational activities in Launceston as they are supported by Launceston City Council. Several members participate in training and operations in more than one rescue discipline.

Unit Training
Fortnightly on Monday nights

The Communications Team provides communication and operational support and logistics during emergencies and disasters. The Communications Team specialises in the setup and manning of Emergency Operations Centres (normally mobile).

Functions include remote communications, computerised mapping, monitoring and tracking of search teams, and issuing and control of equipment used in searches and disasters. Search teams comprise SES volunteers, police officers and teams from private organisations such as mounted search and rescue. The Communications Team trains fortnightly on Monday nights.

Unit Training
Fortnightly on a Wednesday evening from 7:30pm

The General Rescue Team trains fortnightly on a Wednesday evening at Northern Regional Headquarters. Their role is to provide storm damage, general rescue, emergency operation centres and land search support to other SES units and agencies. This unit is often requested to assist Tasmania Police in scene preservation and traffic control for large events.

The team also has responsibility for operations in the Launceston Area.

Unit Training
Fortnightly on a Thursday evening.

The Search and Rescue (SAR) Team undertakes remote area search and rescue training and operations. The SAR Team trains fortnightly on a Thursday evening at Northern Regional Headquarters. Training includes search techniques, communications, navigation and first aid. Search and Rescue Teams have the ability to rapidly deploy on extended searches anywhere in Tasmania and are required to perform these duties regardless of seasonal weather or terrain. As a regional resource they support Tasmania Police across the region and on occasion are utilised on a statewide basis.

Unit Training
 Every fortnight

The St Helens Unit, which is part of the Break O’Day municipality, is responsible for the coastal strip located in the area north of Bicheno, across to Pyengana and Ansons Bay.

The St Helens Unit trains in a range of SES skills such as road crash rescue, general rescue, storm damage operations and search and rescue to support the community in their time of need.

Unit Training
Every fortnight

The St Marys Unit is also part of the Break O’Day Municipality, but its response areas are around the St Marys side of the Fingal Valley.

The St Marys Unit trains in a range of SES skills such as road crash rescue, general rescue, storm damage operations and search and rescue.

Unit Training
 The unit trains fortnightly on a Monday evening.

The West Tamar Unit is supported by the West Tamar Council and trains in a range of SES skills such as road crash rescue, general rescue, storm damage operations and search and rescue.