In a boating emergency

Radio for help on

Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio

Call MRNSW on

9450 2468

Or call

MarineRescue App

The new MarineRescue App is making it easier than ever for boaters to Log On, Log Off and stay safe on NSW waters. It's the only app that will connect you directly to Marine Rescue NSW.

Marine Rescue NSW Volunteers

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Join up today!

If you come on board as a member of Marine Rescue NSW, you’ll join more than 3,000 professionally trained volunteers who are committed to saving lives on the water.

You’ll be part of a growing, vibrant organisation providing vital safety services to the NSW boating community.

Our members come from all walks of life and there’s a job for almost everyone at their local unit, whether it’s crewing an offshore search and rescue vessel, maintaining radio communications at the base or provide the support crew needed to keep the operation afloat.

Members must be aged 16 years or older. If you already have some boating skills, that’s great. If not, we can teach you everything you’ll need to know from the water up, including getting your NSW Maritime Boating Licence, First Aid training and your Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency.

We’re always on the lookout for people from a range of backgrounds who have valuable technical, practical, administrative or life skills to contribute to the smooth and efficient operation of a unit, such as accounting, engineering, electrical, plumbing, marketing, teaching or communications knowledge.

Marine Rescue NSW occupies a position of great trust in the NSW community. For this reason, all applicants are required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check (CrimTrac) before they are offered membership. The existence of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify you from membership and each case is treated on its merits. The forms will be provided to you at your local Unit when you apply to become a Provisional Member. 

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!


Expressions of Interest

Please complete the online form below and submit. This will go to our Headquarters staff, who will forward your request to the unit you have nominated. To avoid delays, please make certain you have specified which UNIT you wish to join, not simply the Region.
(For a full list of Units, click here).

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