Frequently Asked Questions
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I have a marine radio on my boat. What channel do I use to log on with you?
General log on calls for 27Mhz radios should be made on Channel 27.90. We will also be listening to Channel 27.88 which is the emergency frequency. For VHF radios, calls should be made on Channel 73 and in the event of an emergency Channel 16. Visit our Radio page for more information.
How do I go about volunteering with Cockburn Sea Rescue?
The best place to start is by registering your interest via our Volunteer page. One of our Operational members will get in contact with you and answer any questions you may have.
I'd like to volunteer but I have very little boating experience. Do you offer training?
Previous boating experience is not necessary - a desire to help the boating community is! Training is undertaken pretty much every time the boats are on the water, and more formally on the 1st Tuesday evening of every month. We have a comprehensive training manual that volunteers complete as they go.
What days do you operate?
Every day of the year! Cockburn Sea Rescue provides radio coverage and rescue services 24/7. We roster boat crew every weekend and public holiday throughout the year - however, call-out crews are available all other times to assist boaties when the need arises.
Do I need an Affiliate membership to log on with you?
You don't need an Affiliate membership to log on with us. However, there is an advantage to being a member as we have your details should you need assistance and this allows us to respond in a timely manner. Members receive a Woodmans number to log in with and the modest $35.00 annual fee helps us to continue our service to the community. Find out more on our Membership page.