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

  • Murray River named Australia's worst river for drownings, with 43 deaths in 10 years
  • May 21, 2014

The Murray River has been named Australia's worst river for drownings in Royal Life Saving Australia's 10-year review.

The review showed people are drowning in rivers across the country, with 43 people having drowned in the Murray River between 2002 and 2012.

Alcohol was found to be a major factor in drownings, with drinking playing a role in more than one-third of all river drownings, and almost half of those involving middle-aged people.


Read full story here

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