About VMR Southport

Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport – Surfers Paradise (VMR Southport) was originally formed as Southport-Surfers Paradise Air Sea Rescue over 45 years ago. The initial aim of this enthusiastic group was to assist boaties & fishermen in crossing the notorious Southport bar.


Based on The 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.

We rely on the community’s generosity to provide an on-going professional service to the users of the Gold Coast waterways.

If you would like to become an Associate or Active member, please download the Membership Application form from this website, complete, and return to us or complete the online form.