Marine Rescue Assistance is available in both emergency and breakdown situations.
In an Emergency – assistance is provided or sourced regardless of your location. In this instance please phone Emergency 000
In Non Emergency situations – Assistance can be arranged depending on your location and situation. Please contact our Rescue Base on Ph. (07) 55911 300
24 Hour Radio Watch
Radio watch is available from the VMR Southport Rescue Base 24 hours / 7days. Emergency and general marine radio monitoring is available on the following frequencies:
VHF 16, 67, 73, 82
Communicating with Seaway Tower
VMR Southport and Australian Volunteer Coastguard members operate the Gold Coast Seaway Tower between the hours of 0500 – 1800 hours daily.
Communications with the Gold Coast Seaway Tower (SWT) can be made using radio, phone or fax, on these frequencies / numbers:
Normal working channel – VHF 73 | Emergency VHF 16 or 67
Phone 07 5591 2948 Fax 07 5571 2360
For many years, VMR Southport has offered a service to the community which is a little different to most services available. That is, the scattering of ashes at sea. Normally, this is arranged by a family member or friend of the deceased, however, it can be organised prior to one’s passing, much like the pre-payment of one’s own funeral.
Vessel & Owner Records
Full recording of Members vessel(s), personal, emergency contact, and medical history details
These will generally only be used in the case of Emergency.