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.

Marine Rescue NSW Operational Executive

Commissioner Stacey Tannos ESM

Stacey TannosCommissioner Tannos was appointed to lead MRNSW in July 2011. After more than 20 years in the NSW emergency services sector, most recently as the Chief Executive of Emergency Management NSW and the inaugural State Emergency Recovery Controller, he brings a great depth of knowledge and experience to the organisation.  He has spent much of his career working with volunteer emergency services, advocating for improved resources, funding, training and recognition for volunteers and is committed to continuing this work to advance the interests of MRNSW and its members.

Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey

Dean Storey

Deputy Commissioner Storey was appointed in July 2013, bringing with him over 12 years management experience in the lifesaving/lifeguard industry in both Australia and New Zealand.He most recently served 4 years as the State Lifesaving Manager for Surf Life Saving NSW, where he led the enhancement of service standards, emergency response systems and a state-wide radio communications upgrade. His experience in strategic and operational planning, risk management, and government relations, is complemented by 20 years of frontline service as a volunteer surf life saver and lifeguard. Deputy Commissioner Storey has a keen focus on developing systems and processes to strengthen capabilities and professionalism and enhance the volunteering experience.

Regional Operations Managers

A Regional Operations Manager has been appointed for each of the six Marine Rescue NSW operating regions. These officers assist Unit executives and volunteers with the administrative, training and operational workload involved in providing our services on the water. They are:

Northern Rivers – John Murray

Mid North Coast – Randall Gawne

Hunter/Central Coast – Stephen Raymond

Greater Sydney – Glenn Evans

Illawarra – Bruce Mitchell

Monaro – Glenn Sullivan

Regional Training Managers

Regional Training Managers have been employed to support our Unit Training Officers in their work to train both our volunteers and members of the boating community.

They are:

North – Rodney Page

Central – Jane Shirriff

South – Stuart Massey



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