Trip Intentions


Heading outdoors?

It is important you leave your trip intentions incase something goes wrong. 


Using the Outdoor Intentions form

Leaving your intentions with a trusted contact is one of the most important things that you can do before heading into the outdoors. The form below includes the key information that Search and Rescue will need if you don't return home when expected. 

  • Land-based activities: Complete the land-based intentions form below and email it to a trusted contact. Even if you are going for a short trip, make sure that you provide a trusted contact with the critical information shown in the form, and let them know what to do as your trusted contact if you don't return when expected.

What to do if you are a nominated, trusted contact

If a person or group that you are a trusted contact for doesn't return when expected, then you need to: 

  • Try to contact them, and then other members of the group (if any), as well as friends and family members who may know of their whereabouts
  • Wait one more hour if you can't get hold of anyone who knows where they are
  • Try contacting them again after one hour
  • If you still haven't heard from anyone after this time, phone 111 and ask for Police.

Head to to download and print a paper copy intentions form or complete the online form instead