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

  • VHF Marine Radio - How to use it
  • September 30, 2015

With the long weekend forecast looking fantastic for the start of the summer boating season, now’s a great time for boaters to refresh their marine communications knowledge.


This  Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) TV production on how to use your VHF marine radio is a good place to start.  It contains heaps of information and tips that will help you summon help fast in an emergency, when every minute counts.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taXBKDVIoRs

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