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

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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

  • Wild weather hazardous for coastal boating this weekend
  • June 03, 2016

Boaters have been urged to exercise extreme caution as wild weather lashes the NSW coastline this weekend.

Marine Rescue NSW Deputy Commissioner Dean Storey said the forecast coastal conditions, with gale force winds and heavy swell, were too risky for safe boating.

“Marine Rescue NSW volunteers will be on high alert this weekend for any emergencies that should arise in the wild weather and sea conditions,” he said.

“The simple advice is to stay on shore.  It’s just not safe out there – for you or the rescue crews who would have to come to your aid in the event of an emergency.”

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has warned that conditions will be hazardous for boaters crossing bars and other coastal activities such as rock fishing.

Conditions will deteriorate along the NSW coastline over the weekend, with an East Coast Low expected to develop around the Queensland border region on Saturday night or Sunday morning and move slowly south.  Gale force winds and waves up to four metres are expected to lash the coast, with the potential for coastal erosion.

The community is encouraged to stay informed about local conditions via the Bureau http://www.bom.gov.au and can also contact their local Marine Rescue base for advice see www.mrnsw.com.au

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