The typical process for any prospective member is to complete an application using the link below. This is the first stage after which a formal process begins.


This involves assessment of the application, police background check, a face to face interview and an assessment weekend. If you successfully progress through each of these stages, then you begin a pathway within Auckland LandSAR that includes steps from a new probationary position through to becoming an operational member of the team. This process, will take 24 months so only those that are dedicated should apply.

Please note that we only do up to 2 intakes per year, typically either of the last two weekends during March & August (Friday night through to Saturday afternoon). For 2021 the last assessment is scheduled for 27 - 28 August. Therefore depending on when we receive an application, there may be a long period of time before we respond. However, each application is held for consideration prior to the next available intake and all applicants will eventually be contacted and advised if they are selected to proceed to the next stage.