Marine Radio Contacts

All watercraft users should Log On & Log Off with their nearest Marine Rescue or Coast Guard unit whenever they head out on the water.

This is a simple process that lets them know when you’re leaving, where you’re heading and when you expect to return.

This way, someone responsible knows that you’re out on your boat and that you’ve returned safely at the end of your trip.

If you don’t Log Off, they can take steps to try to find you to ensure you are safe.

 

Here are a few FAQs to help you

Do I have to be a member of Marine Rescue or Coast Guard to use a log-on service?

No! The service is free of charge for all members of the public

 

I have a kayak or canoe, can I log on/off when heading out?

Yes! By simply providing a call sign that you wish to be addressed by to identify you

 

I'm on a jet ski. Can I log on/off too?

Yes! In fact, it is highly encouraged that jetski riders log their journeys

 

Do you need a radio to log on/off?

No! You can call your nearest unit and speak to volunteers that can log your trip by phone, as well as guide you through the log on/off process

 

Is the log-on/off service only for vessels going offshore?

No! All vessels, no matter their destination, can use this service

What other services over the radio can be provided?

You can ask for a radio check or a weather report

Log On Information Required

      Vessel Registration Number and/or Name of Vessel

       Make and model the vessel

     Number of people on board (POB)

     Mobile Phone Number

     Departure Point and Destination

     Estimated Time of Return (ETR)

If you are staying out overnight, please request to be placed on the overnight log. 

If you change your planned estimated time of return, radio or phone the base again and advise them of your change in plans. If you are sailing up or down the coast, you should establish a voyage plan and an Offshore Tracking Schedule to check in (a ‘sked’) with other Marine Rescue or Coast Guard units along the way.

They will keep track of your progress until you safely arrive at your destination

 

What to do if you intend to cross a Bar

Queensland has many dangerous coastal bars

They are often the only way boats can access, or reach shelter from, open waters

Conditions on a bar can change quickly and without warning, even on a good day

Don’t risk crossing a bar if the weather looks bad or is forecast to deteriorate

Local knowledge, experience and the right kind of boat are critical when trying to cross a bar

Wear lifejackets while crossing a bar in any boat at any time. Your boat can capsize quickly and it is almost impossible to put on a lifejacket in choppy waters

Conditions offshore can be ideal for boating, but the conditions on the bar can be dangerous. Never underestimate a coastal bar as weather conditions can change quickly without warning

Do not try to cross a bar if the weather looks bad or in heavy swells, strong wind, or on a run-out tide when wave conditions are usually the most dangerous

It’s compulsory for everyone to wear a lifejacket while crossing designated coastal bars in open boats under 4.8m. Designated coastal bar locations:

Bribie Island Bar

Caloundra Bar

Cawarral Creek Bar

Currumbin Bar

Gold Coast Seaway Bar

Jumpinpin Bar

Mooloolah River Bar

Maroochy River Bar

Noosa River Bar

Round Hill Creek Bar

South Passage Bar

Tallebudgera Bar

Wide Bay Bar

Please advise the Marine Rescue or Coast Guard that you plan to cross the bar, please do this before entering the bar

Once you have safely crossed to the other side please, once again notify them that you have safely crossed the bar

This ensures that are aware you are safe through the bar and offshore, or that you have safely returned to inshore waters

Don't forget to familiarise yourself with the marine channels in SEQ on our channel page

Our Information

Our Callsign: SEQUEST RADIO 

At SEQUEST we conduct a listening watch on a number of VHF marine radio channels covering from the Bremer River, downstream Brisbane River and out to Moreton Bay

We also provide an additional listening watch by providing monitoring coverage across Moreton Bay for when limited coast stations are closed or radio transmissions are not answered due to blackspots

Our best channel for making contact is the following VHF channel

Don't forget if you are heading on the Brisbane or Bremer Rivers check out our Riverwatch page

Channel 81 Repeater South East Qld Wide

(South East Queensland wide coverage this repeater is located at Mt Glorious)

MARINE RESCUE & COAST GUARD INFORMATION 

GOLD COAST REGION

VMR 414 Seaway Tower Southport

Emergency: VHF 16 or 67

Normal working channel: VHF 73

Phone:  07 5591 2948 

Marine Rescue Point Danger

Radio Monitoring Hours

24/7

Radio Channels Monitored

 VHF: 16, 19

Phone: (07) 5536 9333

VMR 420 Marine Rescue Currumbin

2 Duringan Street Currumbin

Radio Monitoring Hours

7 days  0500 - 1230 Hours

Radio Channels Monitored

 VHF: 16, 67, 73

27Mhz: 88, 91

Phone: (07) 5534 1000

VMR 400 Marine Rescue Southport

Muriel Henchman Drive, Main Beach

Radio Monitoring Hours

24/7 

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 67, 73, 82

Phone: (07) 5591 1300

VMR 440 Coast Guard Southport

171 Marine Parade Southport

Radio Monitoring Hours

Weekdays: 0800 - 1800

Weekends: 1800 Friday to 1800 Sunday

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 21, 22, 67, 73, 81, 82

27Mhz: 86, 88, 91

HF: 2524

Phone: (07) 5531 1421

 

VMR 450 Marine Rescue Jacobs Well

Jacobs Well Boat Ramp, Jacobs Well

Radio Monitoring Hours

 24/7

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 67, 82

27Mhz: 88, 91

Phone: (07) 5546 1100

MORETON BAY REGION

Please be aware during the weekday with most radio rooms closed, if you need to Log On contact VMR403 Coast Guard Redcliffe or VMR445 Marine Rescue Bribie Island as their radio rooms are open during the weekdays and they can assist you with your journey coverage.

At night you can contact VMR450 Marine Rescue Jacobs Well on VHF Repeater Channel 82

If no luck you use our Log On System  we will happily assist you in monitoring your journey on our log

VMR 447 Coast Guard Redland Bay

9A Messiner Street, Redland Bay

Radio Monitoring Hours

Weekends: 0600 - 1700 inc Public Holidays

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 13, 16, 63, 67, 73, 81, 82

27Mhz: 88, 90

MF/HF: 4125

Phone: (07) 3206 7777

 

VMR 441 Marine Rescue Victoria Point

2 Colburn Ave, Victoria Point

Radio Monitoring Hours 

 Weekends: 0600 - 1700 inc Public Holidays

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 67, 73, 82, 81

27Mhz: 88, 90

Phone: (07) 3207 8717

 

VMR 449 Marine Rescue North Stradbroke Island

Yabby Street, Dunwich

Radio Monitoring Hours

 Weekends: 0800 - 1600 inc Public Holidays

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 12, 13, 16, 67, 80, 81, 82

27Mhz: 88, 90

Phone: (07) 3409 9338

VMR 401 Marine Rescue Brisbane

95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe

Radio Monitoring Hours

  Weekends: 0600 - 1700 inc Public Holidays

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 20, 21, 67, 73, 81

27Mhz: 88, 90

Phone: (07) 3269 8888

0428 022 881 (after hours)

VMR 402 Coast Guard Brisbane

40 Trafalgar Street, Manly

Radio Monitoring Hours

  Weekends: 0600 - 1800 inc Public Holidays

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 21, 63, 67, 73, 81

27Mhz: 86, 88, 91

HF: 2182, 2524, 4125, 6215, 8291

Phone: (07) 3396 5911

Mobile: 0404 466 000

 

VMR 403 Coast Guard Redcliffe

1 Thurecht Parade Scarborough

Radio Monitoring Hours

  Weekdays: 0600 - 1800

 Weekends: 0400 - 2000

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 20, 21, 63, 67, 73, 81

27Mhz: 88, 91

HF: 2182, 2524, 4125, 6215, 8291

Phone: (07) 3203 5522

VMR 445 Marine Rescue Bribie Island

4 Marine Parade Bellara

Radio Monitoring Hours

 7 Days 0600 - 1800

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 21, 67, 73, 81

27Mhz: 86, 88, 90

Phone: (07) 3408 7596

(07) 3408 7596 (Emergency, after hours)

 SUNSHINE COAST REGION 

VMR 404 Coast Guard Caloundra

Tripcony Lane Caloundra

Radio Monitoring Hours

7 Days 0600 - 1700

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 73

27Mhz: 86, 88, 91

Phone: (07) 5491 3533

Mobile: 0439 913 533

 

VMR 406 Coast Guard Mooloolaba

65 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Radio Monitoring Hours

24/7 

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 21, 67, 73, 80

27Mhz: 88, 90

Phone: (07) 5444 3222

VMR 405 Coast Guard Noosa

Munna Point Noosaville

Radio Monitoring Hours

 24/7

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 22, 80

Phone: (07) 5474 3695

 

VMR 417 Coast Guard Tin Can Bay

Norman Point Tin Can Bay

Radio Monitoring Hours

7 Days 0600 - 1800 

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 67, 80, 82

27mhz: 88 & 90

Phone: (07) 5486 4290

Mobile: 0419 798 651

VMR 421 Coast Guard Sandy Straits

126 Eckert Rd Boonooroo

Radio Monitoring Hours

 07:00 - 18:00

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 67, 80, 82

27mhz: 88 & 90

Phone: (07) 4129 8141

VMR 417 Marine Rescue Hervey Bay

Norman Point Tin Can Bay

Radio Monitoring Hours

 7 Days 0600 - 1800 

Radio Channels Monitored

VHF: 16, 67, 73, 22

27mhz: 88 & 91

Phone: 07 4128 9666

 

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