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.

Current Vacancies

Marine Rescue NSW - Fleet Manager

Location:              Cronulla, Sydney

Job Type:             Permanent Full Time

Salary:                  Negotiable depending on experience

  • Lead the management and continuous improvement of an emergency service marine rescue fleet of over 80 vessels
  • Work out of the #1 office location in Sydney with a flexible working environment and exciting combination of administration and practical responsibilities
  • Establish yourself as the leading expert in SAR vessels in Australasia, with strong relationships with government, emergency services, the boating industry and community organisations

The opportunity

We're recruiting for a new Fleet Manager. We're looking for someone with the unique skill set to lead and manage the fleet of Marine Rescue Vessels, vehicles and supporting equipment that underpin the emergency service capability of MRNSW and its 44 accredited rescue units. Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner, the Fleet Manager will be responsible for scoping, contracting and managing all new rescue vessel builds and existing vessel refurbishments, working closely with our units, regulators, boat builders and equipment suppliers. Effective information management and adherence to legislation, regulation and policy requirements (national and state) related to vessels, vehicles and other key assets will be a key part of the role.

If you’re passionate about emergency services and the maritime environment and want to lead rescue vessel R&D and develop new systems and processes, then this opportunity will allow you to shine.

A strong project management background and ability to plan and engage with third party suppliers to deliver maintenance and overhauls within budget will ensure our fleet is fit for purpose and delivering to the organisations mission. Any maritime experience and commercial marine qualifications are highly desirable.

Please click here for the position description. 

About us

Marine Rescue NSW is the legislated marine rescue emergency service in NSW, made up of 44 rescue units and over 3100 volunteer personnel. MRNSW is responsible for 24/7 marine radio distress monitoring, search and rescue response and boating safety advocacy and education. Conducting over 3000 emergency responses per year and rescuing over 6000 people in peril, the MRNSW Fleet is the largest and most advanced in the Southern Hemisphere.

We offer a highly supportive, flexible and exciting work environment as part of a small team of Headquarters staff and wider volunteer family – all focused on working together to save lives on the water.

How to apply

Please apply through the Employment Office Portal (click here) 

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Applications Close February 3rd at 11.59pm.



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