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

  • MARINE RESCUE: From battling the high seas to bringing home the bacon
  • January 19, 2016

Chris Christou (third left) with Lesley Rudd, George Wallington and David Dunne. They were on the barbecue at Marine Rescue Forster Tuncurry's water safety awareness day

HE used to face five metre swells pushed by 40 knott winds, ships in distress and those grim body recoveries that make your stomach turn.

It was these challenges that Marine Rescue volunteer Chris Christou used to call his domain.

In six months the former skipper will receive his 20 year service pin for his time at the Forster Tuncurry branch.

Read full story here 

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