Are you ready to join the Mandurah
Volunteer Marine Rescue ?
Volunteers undertake various roles accordingto their abilities. interests and what they are comfortable with. Volunteers undertake training, respond to emergency situations and may also involve themselves in marine educational activities designed to improve safety for the boating public
There has never been a better time to join.
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For More information:
Commander on 0409 081 801
or any of the Committee.
Commander Dan Goodlad 0409 081 801
Vice Commander John Stewart 0429 081 801
Secretary Barb Walton 0417 956 059
Treasurer Patricia Browning 0412 166 772
Training Steve Wilding 0427 155 070
Communications Lyn Sleight 0414 355 970
Cadets James Nock 0435 518 180
Special Events Mark Glassborow 0418 840 698
Safety John Blay 0448 722 725
Administration John Jones 0434 113 176
Social Sec Sue Warman 0477 171 949
Public Relations Vern Goff 0404 146 515
Property Officer Barry Walton 0409 082 990
Maintenance David Browning 0412 128 058
Mandurah Marine Rescue (08) 9535 4789
Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue
The Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue is a totally volunteer group, completely funded by the wider community and the raising of funds by members
We provide marine search and rescue operation throughout the Peel Region and surrounding ocean waterways.
We save lives, although vessels may be towed and property saved at the discretion of the rescue boat skipper and / or the coordination centre at the time of any occurrence.
We educate the public in the principles of safe boating and survival at sea.
We train skippers, crews, radio operators and all other persons concerned in search and rescue operations.
We assist, aid or affiliate with any institution or association having objectives similar to ours.
Formal in-house courses and training that are available include:
Recreational Skippers Ticket (RST)
Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency
Occupational Health and Safety at Sea
New Modern Radio Room Facilities
Time For A Challenge
Training on latest equipment
ADDITIONAL ROLES WITHIN MANDURAH VOLUNTEER MARINE RESCUE
As a member of the Mandurah VMR, there are many roles available to Volunteers that do not necessarily involve being a Crew Member or a Radio Operator. Apart from these positions, people who want to assist and are not able to commit to these positions, are still very welcome and essential as part of the overall operation. The organization would not be able to keep functioning without donations and extra funds. That is where additional people are required to carry out other duties including:
Assist with Special Functions and Events plus promotions, such as:
Sausage Sizzles, Boat Shows, Crab Fests etc. What are the requirements?
Wear the uniform with pride as you are performing a life saving, community service.
Be able to talk to the Public with confidence and enthusiasm
Promote the importance of having a Marine Radio
Promote the importance of having your own Call Sign and being registered with relevant information direct to VMR so that they can contact the right people if an emergency occurs.
Advise that purchasing a Call Sign gives you free training on how to use your radio
Promote the importance of having your own Log On/Log Off procedures in place
Other areas where you can help:
Be willing to work with the in whatever capacity may be required.This could include: Shopping Centre Information booths; attending Boat Ramps to talk to boaties; assisting with the float at the Mandurah Christmas Pageant.
Distributing pamphlets to boat owners to promote our message in relation to Log on/Log off, and the importance of having their own
Be available though you can advise when you will possibly be away touring, cruising etc.
Attend the General Meetings, held First Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm to keep up to date with the activities of the Group.
As a member, you can attend any of the Training Sessions on Thursdays at 9.00am to learn as much as you ca about boating.
Do you have Administrative or Computer Skills?By offering assistance in this area, you could lighten the load of an Officer.
Are there any other areas that you can help?
The answer is YES!
Mechanically minded?Boat maintenance is a continual activity.Your skills would be welcome even if it is just as a general hand.
General maintenance of the complex.Well, some jobs just have to be done such as cleaning toilets, fridges, maintaining the building, general repairs and maintenance.
Take time to visit the Radio Room and observe what happens there.All new knowledge is valuable to those who want to promote the VMR services
Above all, Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue Group helps to save lives of fishermen, boat people, both recreational and professional, whether in life threatening circumstances or just have run out of fuel. They monitor when they leave the harbour and when they return, 12 months of the year, and the importance of this cannot be overestimated.
There is also a Cadet Program for 12 to 18 year olds. They meet on a Wednesday evening from 6.30pm till 8.00pm at our base at 185 Breakwater Parade, Mandurah.. This is open to boys and girls and strives to educate them on Boating Safety, Navigation, First Aid, plus they get the opportunity to go out on the rescue boats and experience the opportunity to learn about small boats.
We need more young men and women who are prepared to offer their time, do something for the community and assist those who so diligently offer their time to provide this Volunteer service to the community.
Have time on your hands to become Crew or Radio Operator, or assist with promotion and want to be useful and involved?
There is a job for you no matter what time you have available to offer.
Phone: 08 9535 4789