Related Rule
Australia
Practice Relating to Rule 109. Search for, Collection and Evacuation of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
Australia’s Commanders’ Guide (1994) and Defence Force Manual (1994) require that all possible measures be taken to search for and collect the shipwrecked, wounded and sick. 
Australia, Law of Armed Conflict, Commanders’ Guide, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 Supplement 1 – Interim Edition, 7 March 1994, § 858; Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, §§ 668 and 986.
Australia’s Commanders’ Guide (1994) provides:
Belligerents should endeavour to conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas of wounded [and] sick … and for the passage of ministers of all religions, medical personnel and medical equipment on their way to such areas. 
Australia, Law of Armed Conflict, Commanders’ Guide, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 Supplement 1 – Interim Edition, 7 March 1994, § 926.
Australia’s Defence Force Manual (1994) states:
Commanders may make agreements for the exchange, removal and transport of the wounded left on the field, besieged or encircled areas and to allow the passage of medical personnel and chaplains proceeding to any such area. 
Australia, Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, § 986.
The manual also states:
The opposing parties are required to try and conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas of wounded [and] sick … and for the passage of ministers of all religions, medical personnel and medical equipment on their way to such areas. 
Australia, Manual on Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Force Publication, Operations Series, ADFP 37 – Interim Edition, 1994, § 735.
Australia’s LOAC Manual (2006) states: “All possible measures are to be taken to search for and collect the shipwrecked, wounded and sick in armed conflict at sea.” 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 6.68.
The manual also states:
Commanders may make agreements for the exchange, removal and transport of the wounded left on the field, besieged or encircled areas and to allow the passage of medical personnel and chaplains proceeding to any such area. 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 9.91.
The manual further states.
The opposing parties are required to try and conclude local agreements for the removal from besieged or encircled areas of wounded [and] sick … and for the passage of ministers of all religions, medical personnel and medical equipment on their way to such areas. 
Australia, The Manual of the Law of Armed Conflict, Australian Defence Doctrine Publication 06.4, Australian Defence Headquarters, 11 May 2006, § 7.38.
The LOAC Manual (2006) replaces both the Defence Force Manual (1994) and the Commanders’ Guide (1994).