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Two Rescue Vessels in transit to attend an incident


Volunteer Marine Rescue Western Australia (VMRWA) is a not-for-profit organisation and acts as the Representative Body for some 1,400 volunteers across 37  affiliated volunteer marine rescue groups throughout Western Australia.

Our history

The origins of Volunteer Marine Rescue in Western Australia (VMRWA) can be traced back to the early 1970's with the establishment of the first Sea Rescue Groups. Find out more about Our history​

Our vision

We want the people of WA to be able to enjoy our waterways and utilise all 20,781 km of our magnificent coastline in the safest possible way. Find out more about Our vision, mission and core values

Our Strategic Plan

To make our vision a reality, we need to have effective strategies in place that uphold our mission statement and allow us to reach our goals. Find more about Our Strategic Plan

Our supporters

Though not everyone is in a position to donate their time or money, we are lucky enough to receive some excellent support from local business in the form of donated services. Find more about Our supporters

Our website

The Volunteer Marine Rescue Western Australia (VMRWA) website was developed to better address the needs of the sector, our volunteers and member groups. Find more about Our new VMRWA website

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