Volunteer Marine Rescue Gladstone
Volunteers providing safety of life at sea
Volunteer Marine Rescue Gladstone’s area of responsibility is generally from Cape Capricorn in the north to Bustard Head in the south, and 50 nautical miles seaward to reef islands. We liaise with Volunteer Marine Rescue Round Hill in the south and Coast Guard Keppel Sands/Yeppoon in the north. In cooperation with Gladstone Harbour Control, a 24 hour watch is effectively maintained on VHF Channels 16 and 82.
You can dispose of expired flares and unwanted EPIRBs at the base. The base is generally crewed on Saturday and Sunday from 6.30am to 6pm (these hours may vary).
We have boating safety information and stickers as well as zoning maps for the area.
Regular courses such as Navigation and Radio licences are run at the base. Check the What’s on page for course dates.