Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue Group (Inc)

Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue Group (Inc) Information
For Sea Rescue Emergency Contact Ph 9192 8202 or Mobile 0447 912 820
Address PO Box 2558 Broome WA 6725
Deputy Commander: Chris Wright 0418 938 938
Secretary: Will Spark 0429 962 260

Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue was formed in 1997 and comprises a group of hard working and well trained volunteers dedicated to safety of lives at sea.

The group is fully accredited by the WA Dept of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES), and provides a high quality rescue service to the Broome maritime community and provides support to other emergency agencies.

Our operational area extends from 80 Mile Beach to the south and Cape Leveque to the north.


Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue is always keen to welcome new members. Should you wish to be an active member and enjoy the training that we provide for our operational crews or take out a non-active membership and receive other benefits check out our website.

The group’s functions include:

Radio Watch

Broome Sea Rescue does not currently have an active 24x7 radio listening watch. This service will be available in the future upon completion of a fixed land base for the group near the Port of Broome.

However, VHF emergency / calling Channel 16 (156.800) is monitored whenever the Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue boat is at sea.

On water rescue service

The group has 2 rescue vessels.

Redbill II is a NAIAD 8.5 metre rigid hulled inflatable powered by twin 250 hp outboards. It has a top speed of 50 knots and a range of around 300Nm at cruising speed.

Sealegs is an amphibious 7.7 metre rigid hulled inflatable, powered by a 200hp outboard, capable of fast response launches off the beach. The group operates with four rostered crews who are on a 24/7 on-call basis.

Support Service for Special Events

The Group provides a support and rescue service for events such as Dragon Boat regattas and Surf Club events where requested. Please visit: for events and news.

Broome Sea Rescue does not act in a regulatory capacity and does not perform checks on safety equipment required under maritime regulations.

Be Safe

When at sea always carry an EPIRB, and telling someone where you are going and when you will be back every time you venture onto the water is an important safety precaution that every responsible skipper should routinely complete.

It is a very simple procedure that ensures that in the event you may strike trouble, assistance can be provided as soon as possible.

Emergency contact can be made on the above phone numbers or to the local Police Station on 9194 0200. When requesting assistance it is important to advise your location using GPS co-ordinates if available.