emergency Marine Radio monitoring
Marine Radio Adelaide VHF Ch 16 Marine Safety.
Call sign Sea Rescue Adelaide
This service has been established by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport to provide a 24-hour safety net on VHF Channels 16 and 67. Coverage extends from west of Fowlers Bay through into Victorian waters and includes all Gulf Waters, including coastal waters surrounding Kangaroo Island.
Marine radio is a key tool in maintaining safety at sea. The SA Sea Rescue Squadron bases monitor the VHF and 27 MHz calling and working channels to keep watch over their respective areas. Should the need arise, they can call on Squadron and other craft to come to the aid of vessels in distress.
We encourage all boat users to log on with their nearest base, so that they can be confident that someone is keeping watch.
Coast Radio Adelaide is a radio distress and safety service on VHF channel 16 for vessels that may require urgent assistance.
It uses VHF marine radio equipment located at 14 South Australian Government Radio Network sites.
Operating as Coast Radio Adelaide, this service is monitored during the day (7.00 am to 7.00 pm) by volunteers at the South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron’s radio base at West Beach, and at night (7.00 pm to 7.00 am) by Flinders Ports.
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 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.