Port Stephens October 11th 2014 (Completed)
Sydney November 15th 2014 (Completed)
Forster/Tuncurry November 22nd 2014 (Completed)
Wollongong December 13th 2014 (completed)
Gosford February 21st 2015
Perth (WA) Febuary 28th 2015 (note date change)
Batemans Bay March 21st 2015
Byron Bay April 18th 2015
Noosa (QLD) May 15th 2015
(dates and locations may change due to class numbers and venue availability)
Cost is still $75 (plus ORRCA membership)
Australia is a country familiar with whale strandings.
ORRCA (Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia) works with the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage and other government agencies at these events.
Effective rescue procedures took quite a long while to perfect. Even by the mid 1980s few animals could be saved. However, Australia now has a leading role in the development of whale rescue techniques and has an excellent success record at mass strandings.
ORRCA is leading the way in developing more effective ways to rescue whales and other marine mammals and is the most experienced and successful whale rescue organisation in Australia.
Every year ORRCA trains many members of government agencies (including the Office of Environment and Heritage) and its members in marine mammal rescue.