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

Current Vacancies

Grants/Sponsorship Manager

An exciting opportunity exists for you to use your skill and experience as a Grants/Sponsorship Manager to help save lives on the water.

  • Full-time position, based on the Cronulla waterfront
  • Leading not-for-profit organisation and volunteer-based NSW emergency service

Marine Rescue NSW is seeking a motivated Grants/Sponsorship Manager to use their skill and experience to boost our income from government, corporate, philanthropic and community organisations, trusts and foundations. The role will also provide the opportunity to form relationships with the corporate sector in an effort to secure sponsorship/corporate partnership funding.

Based in 44 rescue units along the NSW coastline and two key inland waterways, the 3,000-plus volunteer members of Marine Rescue NSW provide essential services to protect and support the boating community, including emergency search and rescue operations, 24/7 coastal marine radio distress monitoring and boating safety education and advocacy.

With a hands-on approach, the Grants/Sponsorship Manager will work closely with our volunteers and Headquarters personnel, particularly the Finance, Operations and Training teams, to attract grants and other funding to support the delivery of our life-saving services.

The successful applicant will be an experienced grant writer with:

  • Demonstrable experience in sourcing grants programs and other funding sources
  • Proven success in writing funding applications and donor-focused communications
  • Knowledge of New South Wales and Commonwealth Government grant programs and the broader funding and philanthropic giving environment
  • Ideally, experience in the Not-For-Profit sector and/or emergency/government organisations.

The Grants/Sponsorship Manager will be based at the MRNSW State Headquarters at Cronulla.

Salary: $80,000 negotiable (+9.5% superannuation).


All applications must be lodged via the position advertisement on

Enquiries: Director Corporate Services Kate Woods at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The position description for this full time position based at our Cronulla Headquarters can be found here



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