The objectives of FMR Inc. are to:



The committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month except December, at 19:30, in Little Kings Hall, 33 O'Keefe St, Buranda.  All members are welcome to attend.

(The main gates are often locked, but you can access from Wolseley Street, opposite Chino, through the long driveway marked Private Property.)

President: Doug McDonald        Secretary: Peter Rollings    Treasurer: Lynn Docchar

Training: Andy Mauger              Members: Frank Evans        Committee member: Judy Moody-Stuart


A brief history of F.M.R.

As bushwalking clubs grew in the 1950's, they organised 'Safety and Training' activities to train their members in navigation, survival, first aid and rope work, and soon supplemented this with 'Search and Rescue' training to cope with situations which might arise. The SAR skills were more often used as a community service than on club-related incidents.

After the formation of the Queensland Federation of Bushwalking clubs in 1965, the clubs pooled their search and rescue resources in an affiliated volunteer service that became well-known as Federation Mountain Rescue (FMR).  “Federation” eventually incorporated under the name Bushwalking Queensland, and the rescue service incorporated separately in 2011 as FMR Inc.  Our members are now drawn from both the bushwalking and rock-climbing fraternities.  FMR is recognised as a civil Search and Rescue Unit (SRU) in the National Land Search Operations Manual.

For many years FMR has assisted the Police in land searches and rescues, where we specialise in multi-day assignments in rugged terrain.  Our knowledge of bushwalking routes is also useful in guiding search aircraft.  FMR has been called out to assist with incidents in an area ranging from Fraser Island to northern New South Wales to Toowoomba, but has ventured even further afield to assist bushwalking clubs and other volunteer groups in training their members.