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.
Sea Rescue Tasmania (Dodges Ferry VMR)
4 Tigerhead Road, Dodges Ferry
PH: 0418 962 544
Contact: Joseph Furlani
Email: Sea Rescue Tasmania
Freycinet Volunteer Marine Rescue
PO Box 152, Swansea Tas 7190
Contact: Col Barney
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: Mark Turmine
Email: Tamar Sea Rescue
Central Coast Volunteer Marine Rescue (Ulverstone VMR)
Contact: Anthony Flannery
Email: Central Coast VMR
Wynyard Volunteer Marine Rescue
Contact: Auston Rotheram
Email: Wynyard VMR
St Helens Marine Rescue
Contact: John Dearing
Email: St Helens VMR