Collectively Surf Life Saving Tasmania and affiliated clubs and Marine Rescue services are now able to provide inland, inshore, offshore including swiftwater and flood search and rescue services around Tasmania in addition to the Jet Rescue Boats located at Bridport and Ulverstone with Rescue Water Craft (RWC) in Frederick Henry Bay. 

The integration and management of Tasmania's marine rescue volunteers into a single entity and under the management of a peak body (Surf Life Saving Tasmania) commenced in 2010/11.

In Australia marine rescue volunteers play a critical role in providing a support service to Police for maritime search and rescue responses for persons and vessels in distress at sea within state controlled waters. 

Due to the remoteness of our coastline, volunteers in many areas provide the first and sometimes only response with rescue craft that are able to respond in sufficient time to save lives or to prevent a situation escalating whereby a tragedy may occur.

Marine Rescue Services affiliated with Surf Life Saving Tasmania

Sea Rescue Tasmania (Dodges Ferry VMR)

4 Tigerhead Road, Dodges Ferry

PH: 0428 048 992

Contact: Phil Peppiatt

Email: Sea Rescue Tasmania 


Freycinet Volunteer Marine Rescue

PO Box 152, Swansea  Tas 7190

Contact: Col Barney

Phone: 0400 329 973 

Email: Freycinet VMR


Kingborough Volunteer Marine Rescue

PO Box 58, Kingston Beach  Tas  7052

Contact: Ben Podolak

Email: Kingborough VMR


Tamar Sea Rescue

PO Box 46, Exeter  Tas  7275

Contact: Neville Gray

Email: Tamar Sea Rescue


Central Coast Volunteer Marine Rescue (Ulverstone VMR)

Contact: Leonie Turner

Email: Central Coast VMR


Wynyard Volunteer Marine Rescue

Contact: Chris Symonds

Email: Wynyard VMR


St Helens Marine Rescue

Contact: John Dearing 

Email: St Helens VMR