Australian Volunteer Coastguard

Janette Ellis - Marriage Celebrant
Why I'm a PWAP Charity Champion: I live, love and work on the Mornington Peninsula.  This includes many days on or in the water.  I see the need for the coastguard in their safety and education roles as paramount for the benefit of all that use the waters of Australia.
Charity Champion: Janette Ellis
Charity Champion Services: The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is an organisation composed entirely of volunteers. Formed in 1961, its aim is to promote safety in the operation of small craft. It guards the coast in the most effective way: by education; example; examination; and finally by search and rescue. Marine Operations Radio Monitoring Safety Patrols Vessel Assistance Vessel Tracking Search and Rescue Public Education Basic Seamanship Classes Coastal Navigation Classes Marine Radio Classes Boat Licence Course
State: Victoria
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Coast Guard plays an extremely important role in the safety of mariners around our vast Australian coastline, far out to sea, and in many of our inland waterways.

Each year Coast Guard volunteers perform thousands of activations. Rescues range from assisting sinking vessels, vessels with flat batteries and other mechanical problems, vessels that have run aground and often towing these disabled vessels back to safe harbour.

As well, when emergencies arise, Coast Guard is often called upon to perform Medivac responses to hard to reach islands and beaches and to provide crucial search and rescue functions for persons who may be lost or missing at sea or in other waterways.

Our vessels must be maintained to commercial standards and be ready to respond 24 hours per day, every single day of the year. This takes a great deal of dedication from our volunteers to fundraise the money needed to keep these vessels ready to respond at any time.

Coast Guard also maintains radio safety watches along many parts of the coastline and some inland waterways on VHF, 27MHz and HF frequencies with weather reports available on request.

Type of charity/non-profit:
  • Community
  • Emergency services
  • Recreation
  • Sports
For: Safety of all at sea
Areas serviced: Australia wide
Based in: Australian Volunteer Coastguard - closest is Safety Beach in Victoria
Postcode: 3936
Phone: Phone: (03) 5981 4443 Fax: (03) 5981 4443 Mobile: 0407 465 335