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Your link with life on the water

Volunteer Marine Rescue Western Australia (VMRWA) is the combined voice of more than 1,400 volunteers from 38 marine rescue groups around the Western Australian Coastline.


These dedicated individuals give their time and effort to aid mariners in trouble on the water between Esperance in the South to the East Kimberleys in the North.

By volunteering with a VMRWA member group, you will be helping to save lives. We know not everyone is able to give up their time in this manner and their are a variety of other ways people can help contribute to our efforts.and great cause.

Find a Marine Rescue Group near you

Important Notice to all Mariners

The new stronger safety equipment laws for WA waters are now in place.

  • You must carry a VHF or HF marine radio when travelling more than
    4 nautical miles from shore. 27-MHz radios are being phased by
    1 September 2028 and will no longer be compliant.

  • A  Certificate of Proficiency is required to operate a VHF marine radio

FREE VHF Marine Radio Course

  • Study Online

  • Do your exam and assessment online

  • No course fees

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