Coast Guard ! Southport

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 can deliver accredited training not only to our volunteers but also to 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


Get peace of mind on the water

Get Marine Assist

Get 24 hour 7 days a week marine assistance when you're out on the water.

Stay safe on the water

Log on with TripWatch

Let us know you are going out so we can help make sure you come back. 

Become part of the team

Join the Coast Guard

Join the Coast Guard team today. Enjoy making new friends, helpings others and getting on water.