Renewal of membership is for one year. Enjoy the peace of mind that somebody is there to help and that a big bill will not follow an unfortunate event.
What is the cover provided by a VMR membership?
Your membership is for yourself ONLY and your nominated boat ONLY.
If you are a member and are on another boat, your membership does not cover you as you are not on your nominated boat.
If a non-member takes your nominated boat out without you, any assistance is not covered by your membership. This includes family members. Family members or friends who are financial members can nominate the same (non commercial) boat.
If you have more than one boat we suggest that you register it with us – see below.
VMR crews have been instructed to request photo ID (driver’s license) and a valid credit card every time they are called out. This also applies to current members, but you will only be charged if you have already used your free tow allowance.
Reciprocal Rights with other VMR locations
Each VMR location is a separate incorporated organisation. In general, each has its own membership arrangements and benefits and you need to have a separate membership wherever you launch your boat. There are two areas of Queensland which have agreed to reciprocal rights in their own zones – Brisbane/Gold Coast and Central Queensland.
VMR Whitsunday, in Central Queensland has reciprocal arrangements with VMR squadrons at Midge Point, Bowen and Burdekin (Ayr). If you are a current financial VMR Whitsunday member, you are also covered if assisted by these locations but not in other locations. If you require cover anywhere else, you should take out a membership at that location. Likewise, current financial members of VMR Midge Point, Bowen or Burdekin are entitled to be assisted by VMR Whitsunday under the same arrangements as if you were assisted by your own VMR. As an example, at VMR Whitsunday we provide a free tow, each membership year (conditions apply), but each VMR has its own terms and conditions. However if you are a member of any other VMR (e.g. Currumbin, Mackay, Weipa, etc) you will be treated as a non-member by VMR Whitsunday.
How does this work in practice?
You should launch your boat in the area where you will be boating. VMR Midge Point, Bowen or Burdekin may assist you, but you will be taken to a safe haven within their zone. As an example, If you are fishing near the reefs off Bowen, you could be assisted by VMR Bowen and they may take you to Bowen – not Airlie Beach. VMR Whitsunday operates from Cape Conway in the South to Cape Gloucester in the North. Refer to Where We Operate for a map of local indicative VMR zones).
When you are assisted, the assisting VMR has no access to other VMR location membership records so they will charge you and you need to pay their invoice. You then forward their invoice and proof of payment to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will check your membership record to ensure that you are financial and have not already used your annual free tow.
If all is in order, we will refund the fee you paid, within the 4 hour limit mentioned above
Standard membership – $80 per year
Pensioner* membership – $40.00 per year
Active members are entitled to membership concessions following satisfactory operational service – $10 per year
*If you apply for a Pensioner concessional membership you will be contacted for your Australian Government Pension number.
Renew by mail or in person
Download a Renewal of membership form, complete the details and return with a cheque or postal order to:
VMR Whitsunday, PO Box 298, Cannonvale, QLD, 4802
Alternatively you can bring your renewal invoice along with cash to one of our monthly meetings, or in person to the Westpac Bank at Cannonvale or Proserpine.
Apply to renew now online
All normal Membership Terms and Conditions apply (please read). By applying for renewal of your membership and completing the form below, you are automatically agreeing to these conditions.
Enter your basic details here, then pay via PAYPAL using your Paypal account or Credit Card. We do not retain your credit card details.
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