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.

Marine Rescue NSW Volunteers

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Join up today!

If you come on board as a member of Marine Rescue NSW, you’ll join more than 3,000 professionally trained volunteers who are committed to saving lives on the water.

You’ll be part of a growing, vibrant organisation providing vital safety services to the NSW boating community.

Our members come from all walks of life and there’s a job for almost everyone at their local unit, whether it’s crewing an offshore search and rescue vessel, maintaining radio communications at the base or providing fundraising or administrative support.

Members must be aged 16 years or older. If you already have some boating skills, that’s great. If not, we can teach you everything you’ll need to know from the water up, including getting your NSW Maritime Boating Licence, First Aid training and your Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency. 

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!


Expression of Interest(EOI)

Lodge an expression of interest with a Unit (or Units) to find out more about volunteering with MRNSW, and whether your available time and interest areas are a good fit. Each selected Unit will respond to you in due course with more information and the next steps.

Membership Application

If you have already engaged with a Unit (direct or via the EOI option) and feel you have the right interests and availability to jump on board, please complete the Online Membership Application Form below. This process is in-depth and includes your personal details such as Drivers Licence or Passport Numbers (and more) that we will use for the Police Check process. Please read the Privacy Policy and introductory information on Page 1, so you are fully prepared.



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