QF11 Yeppoon

Flotilla Location

Flotilla Contact Details

QF11 Yeppoon
22 Anchor Drive
Yeppoon, Queensland 4703
Mobile: 0419794812

Postal Address

PO Box 494




OPEning hours / Radio Monitoring Hours

Weekdays: 09:00 to 15:00 Tuesday to Thursday

Weekends: 06:00 to 18:00 Friday to Monday

frequencies monitored

VHF: 16, 21, 22, 67, 82

call sign

Call Sign: VMR411

Call Sign Name: Coast Guard Yeppoon

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Coast Guard monitors the frequencies below from 0600 till 1800 hrs daily. VTS Gladstone provides an afterhours emergency watch on VHF Channels 16 and 67.

For all non-emergency requests for assistance contact Police link on 131 444.


  • Yeppoon Rescue One. NoosaCat 11.1m with twin 335hp inboard Mercure diesels and Bravo 3 legs.
  • RV McDonalds 5.8m RIB – 140 hp Suzuki outboard.
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4.
  • Marine Assist 10.5m RIB with twin 350HP Yamaha outboards.

Why should I contact Coast Guard?

  • For your own safety; to check your radio is working
  • To allow Coast Guard to keep a log of your boating activities in case of emergency
  • To ask for weather reports and Notices to Mariners including Shoalwater Bay closures
  • To ask for assistance in the unlikely – but possible – event of trouble.

Cape Capricorn to Island Head Creek 0600 – 1800 daily

  • North of Emu Park – Call on VHF Ch 21
  • South of Emu Park – Call on VHF Ch 22
  • Fitzroy River — Call on VHF Ch 22
  • 27 MHz radios are not recommended in Keppel Bay and Fitzroy River – numerous radio black spots
  • After Hours Call on VHF Ch 16 for all Emergencies and requests for assistance, Call 000 Emergencies only

North of Island Head Creek 0630 – 2130 daily

  • Call on VHF Ch 81 or Call on VHF Ch 83 (Percy Islands)
  • After Hours Call on VHF Ch 16 for all Emergencies and requests for assistance, Call 000 Emergencies only
  • WARNING: Mobile phone coverage north of Manifold Point is very limited

When do I call for assistance?

  • A breakdown where you cannot get back to shore unaided.
  • Medical assistance beyond your capability or knowledge

What is an emergency?

  • A breakdown where time is critical – sinking, sunset, drifting to rocks or danger, major medical problem

What do I say?

For Assistance

  • PAN PAN   PAN PAN   PAN PAN Coast Guard (3 times) this is Boat Name (3 times) I need assistance – over.”

For Emergency

  • MAYDAY  MAYDAY  MAYDAY this is Boat Name (3 times) at (position) (Nature of distress) (x POB (persons on board) – over.”
  • A Mayday can be given on any channel but VHF Ch 16 has the widest coverage
  • Mayday is reserved for life-threatening emergencies

Weather Forecasts broadcast daily:

  • VHF Ch 21
  • 0705, 1205, 1705
  • VHF Ch 81(Thirsty Sound)
  • 0633, 1645