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

News & Media

  • Byron lifesavers rescue woman from yacht
  • December 31, 2014

Surf Life Savers from Byron Bay have assisted in the successful emergency evacuation of a woman from a yacht on Sunday morning.

Emergency services were advised late on Saturday evening that a 65-year-old woman had fallen in the cabin of her boat and had suffered back injuries, and was having difficultly breathing. The injury occurred after the boat she was traveling in encountered heavy seas on the way to Ballina.

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