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K9 Handlers

Search dog training is a highly rewarding activity that creates a unique bond between handler and dog: each handler owns their own dog or dogs, who live with them.  Our home/training ground is at Crib Point on the Mornington Peninsula and we use other various sites around Melbourne Metro and country Victoria to provide diverse search scenarios.

Our training calendar advises that we are available to train 3 weekends out of four.

Support Members: Survivors and Administrators

SARDA support members are pivotal to the success of the organisation.

Administrators assist the SARDA executive committee with management, and fundraising.

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Before completing this application form – please consider:

Signing up to SARDA is no different to joining many other clubs – there are costs that need to be covered by the individual.

  • Transport to various training sights that are not always in metro areas.
  • Fuel, tolls, vehicle maintenance, K9 care.

Where possible in the case of deployment we may attempt to subsidise the costs – but it is not a guarantee.

Members must be willing to share their license details or look to obtain Working with Children Check, Police check

Uniforms and kit bags are provided with a minimum $50 deposit after a successful 3 month probation period.

Do you already have a dog? *
Have you had any previous K9 handling or dog training experience? *
Do you have a driver's license? *
Search & Rescue requires a Mission Ready physical fitness standard and we all must abide and pass these continuous tests *