Our work

Marine Rescue NSW saves lives on the water.

This is our mission, 24 hours a day, every day.

Members of the boating community can be confident that when they call for help, a professionally trained and equipped Marine Rescue NSW crew will be quickly under way.

Our services to the boating community include:

  • 24/7 emergency Search and Rescue
  • The State’s only Log On and vessel tracking service for recreational boaters, giving them the confidence of knowing a professional rescue service is keeping watch
  • Around-the-clock monitoring of marine radio for distress calls from boaters in trouble along the NSW coastline
  • Boating safety education and advocacy, including boat and jet ski licence and marine radio courses for boaters

See our Annual Report and Soundings for detailed reports on or volunteers’ mission to save lives on the water.

The crew of Shoalhaven 30 transported two people suffering carbon monoxide poisoning on board this cruiser to waiting paramedics. Read about their efforts to locate the boat in the dark and provide immediate first aid in the Winter 2020 edition of Soundings