volunteer marine rescue

Become a member

NVMR actively welcomes new members. Membership is open to all and our members cover all age ranges.

There are two categories of Membership:

ACTIVE – A Member who takes part in the group’s activities regularly. Active members are able to vote on issues and are eligible to be an Office Bearer or Committee Member.

SOCIAL – A Member who wishes to support NVMR but does not want to; or is unable to take an active part, Social members do not have a vote and are not eligible to be an Office Bearer or Committee Member.

It is generally best to contact our Membership Coordinator, Warren Richards (Phone 0427 553 221) and arrange to visit the Quindalup boatshed on a Thursday evening, inspect the facilities and vessels and meet a few members. If you think NVMR is for you then complete the application form and submit it to the Committee for approval. New Members need to be nominated and seconded by a current Active Member.

It is a Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) requirement that a police clearance is obtained. This is completed through the DFES regional office at no cost.

There are two ways for you to to apply, through online or download the form below and bring it to us in person, e-mail or by post.

In the event a current member of the group (in either category) requires our services they would not be expected to make a donation towards the cost of that rescue/recovery.

Active Membership

Social Membership

Membership Form


Training Members in all aspects of marine safety and rescue is a key function of Naturaliste VMR. Training is usually conducted every Thursday evening from 1600. Weather permitting, training usually involves on-water activities in our three vessels and includes navigation, radio operation, search and rescue techniques and vessel operation.

All members are required to complete training both at unit level and through the DFES pathway scheme currently being rolled out.

In addition DFES provides more intensive courses which can lead to nationally recognised qualifications. These are provided to interested Members free of charge

Our Training Officer is Tony Grasso. For more training information Tony can be contacted on 0481 946 416.

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Naturaliste VMR (VMR631) is a community-funded Volunteer Marine Rescue group dedicated to maritime safety and waterborne emergency response in the Cape Naturaliste area of South West WA.

Contact Information

  • Paul Bresland
  • 0407 081 965 | 0438 553 594
  • Lot 502 Geographe Bay Rd, Quindalup
  • PO BOX 411, Dunsborough. WA 6281

Training Schedule

  • Every Thursday at 16:00

Emergency Contact

  • All Marine Emergencies: 000
  • Dunsborough Police: 9781 3030
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