Apply or Renew your membership online or download our Membership Application Form.
Membership Fees as of Sep 2016
(Available ONLY to visitors to the Fraser Coast)
$40.00 (30 days ONLY)
First Year – $55.00
Renewal – $5.00
First Year – $11.00
Renewal – $5.00
Membership is for the person/s & the named vessel, together.
* A ceiling of $500.00 applies to SO$ Membership and $200.00 applies to Visitor Membership.
Any cost over the ceiling will be charged to the Member.
All prices quoted are in AUD and includes GST.
The SO$ option is applicable only to recreational vessels used for private purposes and excludes all vessels being used commercially.
Is the membership with the boat or person?2018-03-24T11:50:35+10:00
The membership goes with both the vessel and the nominated users, but does not stay with the vessel if you sell it. If you sell the vessel or buy a new vessel you must change your details on the membership form.
When is the Membership Period?2018-03-24T11:50:35+10:00
Firstly you have to fill out the Working Member Form indicating what you may be interested in doing, then if you have satisfy our criteria , you will be contacted for an interview by our unit training coordinator, who will then explain the process for the area you wish to join.
What will you do for me if I breakdown and I am a member?2018-03-24T11:50:35+10:00
If you are an SO$ member you have two free activations up to the total value of $500 in the membership year any fuel cost over the total value will be charged to the member at the bowser price or a minimum charge of $50. As an Ordinary member you will be asked to pay the price of the fuel used at the current bowser price or a minimum charge of $50
What will you do for me if I am not a member and I break down?2018-03-24T11:50:35+10:00
No. Our main priority is the safety of people at sea. Whilst we will make every endeavour to assist you and your vessel, sometimes this isn’t possible. If this occurs you will be transported on our vessel back to our base where alternate arrangements can be made. We do not undertake salvage.
Can I log on if not a member?2018-03-24T11:50:34+10:00
Our rescue vessels are built to a commercial standard, therefore are much heavier than the normal pleasure craft, so more weight means more fuel is used. We also need the additional power for towing larger vessels and safe operation in heavy seas whilst undertaking towing operations.
Do we have reciprocal membership with other VMRs and Coast Guards?2018-03-24T11:50:34+10:00
We now offer a reciprocal rights deal for any Queensland VMR members (who belong anywhere from Gladstone south). If you get a tow in our area, we will only charge you 1.5x the fuel that we use. (A non-member is charged TWICE the cost of the fuel we use).
As a VMR Hervey Bay member, if you need an assist from Gladstone to Bundaberg area you will be charged 1.5x the fuel used, which can be claimed back against your Hervey Bay membership. In the Brisbane/Gold Coast area you will be charged $100 per hour for an assist.
What radio frequencies do you monitor?2018-03-24T11:50:34+10:00