Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport – Surfers Paradise ( VMR Southport ) was originally formed as Southport – Surfers Paradise Air Sea Rescue over 52 years ago.
The initial aim of this enthusiastic group was to assist boat owners and fishermen in crossing the notorious Southport Bar.
Based on the Southport Spit, overlooking the Southport Broadwater, and with the Gold Coast Seaway just around the corner, VMR Southport’s Base is conveniently located to allow a rapid response to any emergency in the marine environment.
The safety of life, and the preservation of property at sea are the main goals of this highly trained volunteer community service Organisation.
With modern 21st century skills, facilities, and state of the art equipment, VMR Southport is proud to be a leader in providing exceptional marine rescue services.
In 2020 VMR Southport performed more than 860 marine rescue activations, and over 500 training runs, with 135 volunteer members contributing in excess of 75,000 unpaid man hours.
With 4 modern, fully equipped, specialised Rescue vessels, operated by highly trained crew, VMR Southport offers a membership that is a must-have cover for everyone, offering peace of mind and security whilst on the water. Check out the Membership Benefits page and sign up today.
We rely on the generosity of donations and membership from our local communities to provide an ongoing professional service to the users of the Gold Coast’s waterways.