SR – Role
The Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) is a Special Forces regiment modelled on the original British SAS and also drawing on the traditions of the Australian World War II ‘Z’ Special Force commando unit, as well as the Independent Companies which were active in the South Pacific during the same period. It is based at Campbell Barracks, Swanbourne, Perth, Western Australia and is a unit of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps, part of the Australian Defence Force. As with the British SAS, the regimental motto is ‘Who dares wins’.
The SASR currently has two primary roles, reconnaissance and counter-terrorism. They also are responsible for surgical direct-action missions, while the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Commando) conducts large-scale raids.