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.

Weather Warnings

Weather Warnings for New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory - marine areas. Issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Current weather warnings for New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory, Australia including strong wind, gale, storm force and hurricane force wind warnings; tsunami; damaging waves; abnormally high tides; and tropical cyclones.
Weather Warnings for New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory - marine areas. Issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

MRNSW rescue fleet

The safety of our volunteers and the people they rescue depends on the quality of our fleet. Ensuring our units have safe, consistent and contemporary rescue vessels for their work is pivotal to our commitment to the wellbeing of our members.

In an ambitious fleet modernisation program ongoing since the establishment of MRNSW, by early 2015, 59 new and refurbished vessels had been delivered to our units, at a cost of more than $14 million.

This heavy investment is providing our volunteers with a uniform, quality fleet of purpose-designed and built rescue vessels tailor-made for their local conditions and specifically equipped for rescue operations.

Our new and substantially refurbished boats are bristling with a standardised array of navigation, communications and search and rescue equipment. When every minute counts in an emergency, this fit-out gives our people the best chance of locating someone in the water in time.

Navigation aids on board include up to three Raymarine touch screen multi-function displays for the helm, Master and navigation stations. With communication vital to the success of any operation, our crews have a full suite of VHF, 27 MHz and DCN (MRNSW discrete network) radios. Specialised search and rescue equipment includes radar, thermal imaging cameras, Radio Direction Finders and spotlights.

Vessels across the fleet also are being progressively kitted out with life-saving defibrillators and oxygen therapy packs.



  • Naiad RHIB
  • Steber 38
  • Kevlacat catamaran
  • Cobia RHIB
  • Ocean Cylinder
  • Seadoo Rescue Water Craft

New and refurbished vessels July 2009 – July 2014 
 

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