About Us

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is a marine search and rescue organisation comprised entirely of volunteers.

Operating under State and Territory Emergency Management frameworks, our distinct yellow vessels respond to a variety of marine incident types, rescuing thousands of people each year. We also work in support of other agencies in response to events such as marine fire and medical evacuation from vessels.

In addition to our marine search and rescue responsibilities, as a Registered Training Organisation, we are able to deliver accredited training not only to our volunteers, but also offer public education courses. The range of services we offer includes:

  • Marine Search and Rescue
  • Offshore Vessel Tracking
  • Recreational Vessel Monitoring via our SafeTrx smartphone app
  • Marine Assist Membership
  • Marine Radio Monitoring
  • Public Education, including Marine Licence, Marine Radio Licence and Coast Navigation
  • Community Events
  • Memorial Services