The Wirrina Flotilla was established in response to the need for a volunteer marine search and rescue facility to be established in the area. The Flotilla’s area of responsibility extends from Port Willunga in the north to Kangaroo Island in the south. These are some of the more dangerous waters in the state and we have been involved in a number of serious incidents where our services have saved lives.

Our vessel (call sign Sea Rescue 05) is located at Marina St Vincent, Wirrina and sits on an air dock enabling very quick response time when called for, and is also trailerable to anywhere in the state to assist other Volunteer Marine Rescue units. We provide a 24/7 emergency response.


Call Sign: Sea Rescue Copper Coast
The Copper Coast Flotilla of the South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron is based at Wallaroo and covers the eastern coast of Spencer Gulf, from Port Broughton in the North, through to Cape Elizabeth in the South. With such a large area to cover, we need to use trailable vessels in order to reach a particular emergency in reasonable time.

SEA RESCUE Edithburgh: vmr 516

Call Sign: Sea Rescue Edithburgh
After a number of years as a community-based sea rescue group, the Edithburgh Flotilla was formally recognised in 2001 as a member of the SA Sea Rescue Squadron. Edithburgh Flotilla’s area of operations extends from Stansbury on the central east coast of Yorke Peninsula to the south west tip of  Yorke Peninsula, Cape Spencer west of Marion Bay.

Our members are all highly trained and experienced volunteers and are on call 24/7 to help save lives at sea. Every weekend and public holiday we provide radio monitoring services from our base located at the busy Edithburgh boat ramp as well as a 24/7 service from a volunteer’s home radio base.

Being part of our local community is important to us and we like to get involved by not only providing a search and rescue service, but assisting in local events as well as conducting training courses in radio and seamanship for our community members. We are very grateful for the support provided to us by our community.

Our Other Services

The SA Sea Rescue Squadron provide assistance across South Australia with Flotillas in West Beach, Normanville & Wallaroo. Please support our cause and explore our services below.

Our Partnerships

Our partners are active contributors to our service and provide the means that allow us to perform at the highest standard. From support in equipment to funds, each member of our partnership community is a valued member of the SA Sea Rescue Squadron.

Our Volunteer Marine Rescue Group serves the boating public of south australia

There are many opportunities to be involved with the SA Sea Rescue Squadron from volunteering to memberships and donations. We provide a range of courses, training sessions and levels of membership suited for everyone. For more information, get in touch with our team or explore below.

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