What to do in the case of an overdue SBW trip
This information is for friends and family of members of Sydney Bush Walkers (SBW).Most SBW trips will not have a precise finish time. There are many reasons why participants on a trip can return later than expected, including:
If your loved one has not returned from an SBW trip in the timeframe you expect, please do not call Emergency Services.
As a general rule a party should be given 15 hours from the time they are due back before raising an alarm.
e.g. if a group was due back on Sunday evening, then we would wait until Monday morning around 9-10am before contacting Police. This gives a slow group who may have been forced to camp overnight time to walk out the next morning.