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The 2022 South Australian Mine Emergency Response Competition will be held at the Carrapateena Mine site on 8-10th April 2022. This competition is proudly run by a dedicated team of volunteers from the South Australian Mines Emergency Response Competition Association. Please ensure you adhere to all COVID management processes that SAMERC & OZ Minerals will have in place for the running of the 2022 competition.

This competition is aimed at providing a practical training experience in Mine Rescue Operations. The competition will cover several exercises, these are an indication of types of scenarios:

  • Theory
  • First Aid
  • Fire Fighting
  • Rope Rescue
  • Hazmat
  • Team Skills
  • BA Search and Rescue
  • Industrial Rescue
  • Road Crash Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Underground Rescue

The overall competition winner will be presented with the SAMERC Perpetual Trophy, with trophies also awarded to the winners of each of the exercises as well as Best Team Captain and a SAMERC Chairman's Award (awarded to the team that best demonstrates the values of the SAMERC competition) .


VENUE: Carrapateena Mine site, South Australia
DATE: Friday 8th March to Sunday 10th April 2022
ITINERARY: Events will run from late afternoon on Friday, and 6.00am to 6.00pm Saturday/Sunday.
The Presentation Dinner will be held at the Carrapateena Mine site on the Sunday evening, commencing at 6:00pm.
A detailed itinerary and waiver will be provided to each participant prior to the event.
ACCOMMODATION: Carrapateena Mine site camp

Please click here to register your team.


To sponsor the 2022 SAMERC event please click here to apply