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

  • Rescue effort underway to free a whale tangled in ropes
  • August 07, 2013

ENTANGLED in ropes and pulling a metal drum, this whale was spotted in trouble and dangerously close to a beach north of Woolgoolga on Sunday.

The sighting prompted a major search and rescue mission.

Surf lifesaving club members alerted Marine Rescue Woolgoolga which responded, shepherding the struggling animal along the coastline.

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