You don't need to be an Active Crew Member to enjoy our facilities. Our members have access, from our Operations Base, to local fishing areas which are recognised as being some of the best in the world. Whether you want access to a secure carpark when you are out fishing or prefer to use a less busy and more private ramp then this membership is for you.
Full Members also have the opportunity to hire out a hall at a discounted rate, can store your vessel in our hardstand area if there is a vacant lot or simply want to use our BBQ facilities with your friends overlooking Cabbage Tree Creek.
FULL MEMBER (NON ACTIVE)
Member Schedule of Pro-Rata Fees
$164 pa + $10
$82 pa + $10
Joining Fee of $10 and $164 pro-rata annual membership
This membership allows key access to our squadrons facilities including use of
secure carpark, boat ramp, BBQ, discounted hall and hardstand rates.
Concessional Full Members
Joining Fee of $10 and $82 pro-rata annual membership
This membership receives the same entitlements as a Full Member but receive a
concession on their membership where the member can display their government
issued Pensioner Concession Card or who reside permanently more than
50 kilometres from our Operations Centre (Country Member).
Use the table to the right to find out how much it will cost you for the membership you are interested in. Click on the `Online Membership Form' button below to fill out the online form. There is also a link below if you prefer to submit a handwritten application.
Our memberships expire on the 30th June each year. For your first year, you may need to pay more or less than the full fee depending on which month you join.
Please read this section for membership information and prices and click on the link to fill out the online form. If you have any questions or require a paper version of the form, please email our Membership Officer at email@example.com
As a volunteer marine rescue organisation we provide a "first response" emergency service 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The primary purpose of our organisation is to save the lives of people in distress in Moreton Bay and surrounding areas and this service is provided by our Duty Crews. Our Duty Crews attend our Operations Centre to maintain a vessel monitoring service and provide assistance as required every weekend and public holidays from 0600 hrs until 1700 hrs. After hours calls are attended to by our Emergency Standby crew. We work closely with other emergency services organisations including Water Police, Ambulance and SES.
Typically each Duty Crew is rostered on for one day in every four to five weeks. New Duty Crew members must complete basic training (ESS) within six months of joining. This training includes both theory and practical learning and assessment. Fortunately, for people on the water, we are not in full-on rescue mode too often so on our Crew Day, our crews undertake practical training such as tow-jobs, navigation exercises and emergency procedures such as fire on board the vessel, man-overboard and grounding for readiness for the various search and rescue scenarios that we may encounter.
VMR Brisbane is predominately a self-funded organisation. We receive financial support from the State Government to cover some operational costs and capital expenditure. This financial support, although greatly appreciated, represents only a fraction of the capital requirements and operational costs required for the effective running of our Squadron. We attempt to address the funding gap through prudent financial management, membership fees, fund raising, grants and sponsorships.
If you are willing to donate your time to provide a valuable community service, joining one of our Duty Crews may be for you. Once your application has been received, it will be presented at the next monthly Management Meeting (held the fourth Tuesday of each month) for approval.
LOG ON AND LOG OFF THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE ON THE WATER
IT MIGHT JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE
Providing a Safer Marine Environment for Our Community
Volunteer Marine Rescue Brisbane Inc
Volunteer Marine Rescue Brisbane Inc
Address: 95 Allpass Parade, Shorncliffe Qld 4017
Postal Address: PO Box 201, Sandgate Qld 4017
Phone: 07 3269 8888 Fax: 07 3269 2245
After Hours Emergency Number: 0428 022 881
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY