Volunteer with Marine Rescue Bunbury

Marine Rescue Bunbury is always looking for volunteers, either operational at sea or on land at our base.

The following list covers requirements for becoming a volunteer for sea going rescue operations and support duties such as radio operators:


  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • Persons under 18 will be accepted, but may not participate in actual rescues and must be under supervision at all times.


  • Training is Sundays 9am to 12 noon and Thursdays 7pm to 9pm. On some Sundays, training will be full days.
  • Members are expected to attend scheduled training at least once a month, with a 33% minimum attendance to remain on the active crew roster.
  • Active crew members will be required to respond to emergency call outs


  • You will be required to participate in formal training sessions with written and practical assessment of learning.
  • You will be required to have a long term commitment to the group as training of active members can take 12 to 18 months.

Medical and Physical Requirements

  • You must be medically fit to be a crew member.
  • To be a skipper, you must meet satisfactory eyesight, eg vision and colour blindness.
  • Must be able to swim


  • Be able to obtain a Police Clearance.
  • And qualify for membership with DFES.

 We expect you to

  • Work in a team under direction to achieve a common goal.
  • Interpret and implement written and verbal commands.
  • Communicating effectively with other team members.
  • Be able to travel on the water, in all conditions, without getting seasick.
  • Be prepared to administer first aid to the public.
  • A rescue operation may require you to retrieve deceased bodies.

Drug & Alcohol Policy

  • There is a no tolerance drug policy within Marine Rescue.
  • Members who have a blood alcohol concentration in excess of 0.05mg/L are not permitted to participate in any training or rescue activity.


  • Volunteers commence on three months probation.
  • Committee have final say on your membership.


  • Currently $25 per annum (may change at AGM)