The Australian Accident Register website records accurate details of accidents and serious near misses in the outdoors and adventure community. The reports are carefully researched and are assembled with input from emergency and medical services and where possible the victims and/or others present.
Names are not listed on the site and the wording is non-judgmental. The purpose is to encourage those involved to step forward with accurate information so that the resulting reports are a useful educational tool for readers.
The site is widely referenced by educational groups, commercial operators, recreational climbers, canyoners, paddlers, bushwalkers and mountain bikers.
The site is also used by the media and has helped improve the accuracy of their reporting of past accidents.
Until recently the site was being run on a volunteer basis and covered accidents in the Blue Mountains.
The site has now been set up to cover national accidents and a site manager has been appointed to help assemble and write the reports. All reports will be checked by the editorial committee.