Volunteer Marine Rescue Queensland
Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Queensland has a team of almost 1500 volunteers trained and dedicated to assisting with the preservation of life at sea. We operate from 25 locations throughout Queensland from the busy waterways of the Gold Coast and Brisbane through far northern Queensland across the Torres Strait and through some of Queensland’s most remote waterways in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Our volunteers train and take roles in administration work, radio watch keeping, maintenance, fund-raising, rescue vessel crew and being the skipper of a rescue vessel. VMR crews operate around the clock rescuing persons and vessels in distress. We routinely tow home disabled vessels, attend to vessels grounded or out of fuel or experiencing other difficulties. We provide search and rescue services to the Queensland community as directed by the Queensland Police Service. We also provide medical evacuation services under the direction of Queensland Ambulance.
Marine Rescue Queensland provides its members with maritime training accredited by both ASQA and AMSA for the issuing of nationally recognised certificates.
With a motto of “Volunteers Saving Lives” we are proud of our dedicated team. Somewhere in Queensland 24 hours a day 365 days a year, a VMR volunteer is always on the job.