The VMR promotes boating safety in a number of ways.

We are available 365 days a year whenever needed to assist in situations and prevent further problems.

We also provide training for our volunteers and members promoting good seamanship

We are regularly requested to provide advice on weather, safety equipment, requirements and safe anchorages.

We work with other Marine Rescue organisations, commercial organisations and Government Departments to increase boating safety where-ever possible.

A few notes

Due to the large amount of traffic, (both boating and radio) in the Whitsunday region, we are unable to offer a Vessel Tracking System for private (or commercial) vessels. When you arrive in the area you are more than welcome to log on and note with the radio base your arrival (although your call may only be responded to during base hours at the weekends). We don’t log individual movements throughout the region.

For up to date information on safety equipment and licensing regulations you are advised to check with Maritime Safety Queensland for up to date and accurate information. More detailed links can be found on our Useful Links page.

Many commercial operators broadcast the current information between the hours of 8:00 and 16:00. These can be heard throughout the day on channels 72 and 73. Because of the frequency of these broadcasts, VMR Whitsunday doesn’t generally issue a weather broadcast unless requested.