Queensland has one of the longest coastlines in Australia.
As boating gets more popular, we also see the number of rescue situations increasing every year.
Our Marine Rescue Volunteer services do a fantastic job of keeping our boaties and those enjoying our incredible marine environment safe.
Queensland has two existing marine rescue services run by dedicated volunteers - Volunteer Marine Rescue Association Queensland (VMRAQ) and Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association (AVCGA). Between them there are currently 47 Marine Rescue Volunteer units across the state, with approximately 3,500 volunteers and more than 100 rescue vessels between them.
The Palaszczuk Government is committed to delivering improved marine safety outcomes for Queenslanders and visiting tourists and we do this by supporting Queensland’s Marine Rescue sector and ensuring that our volunteers have the equipment they need to deliver this vital community safety program.