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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
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.
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Join your local Radio Club
Most Marine Rescue NSW units operate a Radio Club for members of their local boating community. These clubs are a great way for you to show your support for our volunteers and the vital emergency services they provide on NSW waterways.
Your annual club membership fee makes an important contribution to our volunteer fundraising, which is crucial to Marine Rescue NSW as a not-for-profit community-based service.
While some units may have different names for their Radio Clubs, their members are supporters who have signed up to receive a unique Marine Rescue-issued radio call sign. Using this brief identifier will save you time on the radio when you are contacting Marine Rescue, such as when you Log On, Log Off, check your marine radio is operating effectively or seek a weather update.
Call signs vary from unit to unit – for instance, Marine Rescue Ballina’s call signs take the format BALL000, while Marine Rescue Merimbula’s are MX000.
The information on your boat and vehicle and the personal contact details you have provided your unit as part of your membership will give us help us search for you in the event of an emergency.
To thank you for your ongoing support for your local unit, Marine Rescue NSW is now providing Radio Club members with a range of exclusive benefits.