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

  • Boat sinks off Evans Head after hitting whale
  • October 03, 2016

Marine Rescue have confirmed that a boat split in half and rapidly sank after hitting a whale off Evans Head on Sunday morning (October 2).

Marine Rescue NSW Northern Rivers regional controller Stephen Reading said the incident happened around 6am Sunday morning.

He said passengers of the boat, believed to be a fishing vessel, were wearing lifejackets and were quickly picked up by another fisherman nearby.

The incident has prompted warnings for fishers and pleasure-boat users to log their trips with Marine Rescue NSW. This can now be more easily done with the advent of the Marine Rescue phone app.

From Echo NetDaily 

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