Match difficulty of a walk with the ability and experience of the group. Be adequately equipped.
Apply appropriate first aid with resources available. Keep patient warm and as comfortable as possible. Calmly assess the full situation with respect to the seriousness of the injury, the urgency and availability of any external assistance required and the resources of the group. If communication by phone is not possible, a competent subgroup carrying written information regarding the nature of the injury or illness and the detailed location of the party should seek the nearest help.
The police are responsible for all search and rescue operations in Victoria, and should be the first point of contact for assistance in any emergency, including a medical emergency.