Volunteer Marine Rescue

VMR If you have an emergency requiring a Volunteer Marine Rescue response
call SA Police on 131 444 or 000

There are 6 independently incorporated Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) Associations in South Australia. We also have marine units strategically located throughout the State.

The South Australian Police coordinates the majority of marine search and rescue operations. The VMR Associations provide a 24-hour response to marine emergencies and assist police   with search and rescue operations.

VMR Associations and the SES operate a number of limited coastal listening stations around the State. These stations provide a listening watch over marine radio frequencies, particularly the VHF network.

Volunteering with VMR

Volunteering with a VMR organisation is not all about being at sea. We have volunteer roles in radio operations, logistics as well as search and rescue activities out on the water.

Organisations like South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron offer a range of volunteer activities for all ages and gender.

The South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron.


Interested in volunteering with a VMR Organisation.

Fill out the Volunteer Registration Form for information about marine volunteering opportunities currently available near you.

For further information about SES VMR operations please contact:
Darryl Wright, Manager Marine Operations
GPO Box 2706 Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 08 8115 3885
Email: Darryl Wright

VMR Radio Base Information

VMR Associations locations

VMR Associations map