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Australian Cave Specialists.

Formal organised caving in Australia began in the late 1940’s with the formation of the Tasmanian Caverneering Club (TCC) in Tasmania and then the Sydney University Speleological Society (SUSS) in New South Wales. Other caving clubs around Australia began forming in the 1950’s and 1960’s.The Australian Speleological Federation (ASF) was established in 1956 as the guiding national speleological body.

Rescue training is one of our priorities. Training may involve hours of horizontal and vertical dry caving to access the new discoveries sumps. As such, ASF divers participate in their caving club SRT and Rescue training programs. Some have trained with specialist rescue organisations such as the NSW Cave Rescue Squad.

The New south Wales Speleological Council is a collaborative and collegiate group. Mentoring new members is one of our core aims. Many of our trips are project based and we frequently invite and are joined by visiting overseas cavers.

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