Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Marine Assist

As its name suggests, the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard network relies on volunteers who dedicate their spare time to be on standby for on-water search and rescue operations 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.

Their Marine Assistance service operates in a similar way to an automobile club. For $80 a year, boaties enter their database, which accelerates any calls for help, and greatly reduces the costs of a rescue.

In January 2018 Coast Guard and Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) flotillas from Bribie Island to the New South Wales coast joined forces to provide reciprocal services to their Marine Assist members.

Redcliffe Coast Gaurd

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