Please be advised, the SAMERC committee have made the decision to postpone the 2020 SAMERC Event at Angas Zinc Mine, Strathalbyn.

The decision has not been taken lightly, and has been made for the following reasons:

  • The threat of COVID-19 is a concern and a risk to the committee, participants, volunteers and sponsors
  • A number of competing teams have withdrawn from the event due to their current company policies regarding travel and attending large events

The committee has set a proposed new date of 4, 5 & 6 September 2020. Same venue as previously planned.

Please advise any persons in your organisation of this date change who were planning on attending the event.

I trust you can understand the committee's decision and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to putting on a fantastic competition for you all in September.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate in contacting.

Next Event

The 2020 SA Mine Emergency Response Competitions will be held at the Angus Zinc Mine on 3-5 April 2020. This competition is proudly run by a dedicated team of volunteers from the South Australian Mines Emergency Response Competition Association

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:

1. Theory
2. First Aid
3. Fire Fighting
4. Rope Rescue
5. Hazmat
6. Team Skills
7. Breathing Apparatus Search and Rescue
8. Industrial Rescue
9. Road Crash Rescue
10. Confined Space Rescue

The overall competition winners will be presented with the SAMERC Mine Rescue Competition Perpetual
Trophy, with trophies also awarded to the winners of each of the exercises as well as Best Team Captain.

VENUE: Angus Zinc Mine Site (Strathalbyn), South Australia
DATE: Friday 4 September to Sunday 6 September 2020.
ITINERARY: Events will run from late afternoon on Friday (theory test & team briefing with BBQ), and 6.00am to 6.00pm Saturday/Sunday.
The Presentation Dinner will be held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre on the Sunday evening, commencing at 7:00pm.
A detailed itinerary and waiver will be provided to each participant prior to the event.
ACCOMMODATION: There is limited accommodation in Strathalbyn, it is recommended that you
stay around the Hahndorf region, close to the presentation dinner. Accommodation is available at the Hahndorf Resort but is limited.

Please click here to register your team.

To sponsor the 2020 SAMERC event please click here to apply