What is the Radio Club
Our unit operates a Radio Club for members of our local boating community.
This radio club is a great way for you to show your support for our volunteers and provides an easy way for the member to use the service.

Your annual club membership fee makes an important contribution to our volunteer fundraising, which is crucial to Marine Rescue NSW as a not-for-profit community-based service.

Our unit uses "CB" as the prefix to the name of your Radio Club call sign. The unique call sign consists of the "CB" and a number - for example CB92
Members who have signed up to receive a unique Marine Rescue-issued radio call sign can use it at any Marine Rescue base in NSW.
Using this call sign will save you time on the radio when you are contacting Marine Rescue, to Log On, Log Off, perform a radio check or seek a weather update or ask for assistance.

Call signs vary from unit to unit - for instance, Marine Rescue Ballina’s call signs take the format BALL000, while Marine Rescue Merimbula’s are MX000 - ours is CB with the issued number.

The information on your boat and vehicle and the personal contact details you have provided our unit as part of your membership when you sign up will give us vital information in the event of an emergency.

To thank you for your ongoing support for our local unit, Marine Rescue NSW is now providing Radio Club members with a range of exclusive benefits.

These include:

Automatic information loading on the new MarineRescue smartphone App. The relevant personal and boat details you have provided to your local unit as part of your club membership will load automatically into the new App once you enter your radio call sign (eg CB000) and your Vessel Registration Number. Just select I’m a Radio Club Member on the app’s front screen and follow the prompts.


Discounts at the new Marine Rescue NSW e-shop. Our Radio Club members can purchase a range of great boating and safety products at exclusive discounts. You can find the e-shop on the Marine Rescue NSW website, marinerescuensw.com.au Simply use your radio call sign as your Username and your Vessel Registration Number as your Password to ensure you save as you shop.


Free e-magazine. Learn more about the life-saving work of Marine Rescue NSW’s 3,000 volunteers through our magazine, Soundings. Make sure your Marine Rescue unit has your up-to-date email address so you can receive this magazine each quarter.