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


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9450 2468


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News & Media

  • Marine Rescue NSW celebrates its members during 25th National Volunteer Week
  • May 09, 2014

Marine Rescue NSW has encouraged members of the community to take the time to thank a volunteer this week, which marks the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week.


National Volunteer Week runs from May 12 to 18, with this year’s theme Celebrate the Power of Volunteering.


In a message to Marine Rescue’s volunteer members, Commissioner Stacey Tannos said this Week was about appreciating and understanding the work of the six million volunteers across the nation and their vital contribution to all sectors of our community.


“On behalf of the Board and staff of Marine Rescue NSW and all the boaters and other members of the community you have helped over the years, I thank each of you for your skill, time and commitment,” he said.

“You are an asset not only to Marine Rescue but also to your communities as well.

“We now have 3,330 volunteers in 45 units along the coastline from the Queensland border to Eden and inland on the Alpine Lakes and the Murray River at Moama.


“The extraordinary power of your volunteering is spelt out in our mission to save lives on the water.


“Without each and every one of you, we would not be able to fulfill that mission and provide our essential safety services to the boating community.

“The NSW boating public is much safer on the water thanks to the vigilance of all of our members. You deserve our gratitude and praise, not just this week but every week of the year.”

Commissioner Tannos said he urged everyone to make sure they took the time this week to thank a volunteer from Marine Rescue NSW and other organisations for their hard work and dedication to serving our community.


“Volunteers don’t give their time and effort for thanks, praise or reward. They are selfless quiet achievers – and that’s one of the reasons they deserve public recognition and acclaim. What better time to say thank you than during National Volunteer Week?”


Commissioner Tannos has also encouraged members of the community interested in volunteering to get in touch with their local Marine Rescue NSW unit.


“We welcome new members who are interested in serving their community and becoming one of a team of emergency service volunteers. It’s a richly rewarding experience.”

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