About Us

Rescue Boat

Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group is a dedicated group of volunteers from all walks of life who assist the Authority appointed by the Western Australian Government in Sea Search and Rescue operations in the Northern suburbs of Perth.

Our area of operation is bounded by a line due West from City Beach in the South and a line due West from the Alkimos wreck in the North and approximately 30 nautical miles out to sea.

Operations Officer Prepares Search Plan

What service do we provide?

Our volunteers provide crew, radio operators, support personnel, craft, equipment and communication facilities for sea search and rescue operations. As well, they provide the training of crews, radio operators and all other persons concerned in sea search and rescue operations, employing such funds or otherwise coming into the hands of the Group for the above purposes.

The Group also provides assistance to the community by providing safety escort vessels for events such as the annual Rottnest Channel Swim, Rottnest Safety Convoy.

What if I need training?

Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group further promotes safety at sea by conducting courses in various subjects for education of the boating public. These include:

Are we paid?

All volunteers at Whitfords Sea Rescue give of their time and skills generously without any financial reward. No member is paid for being a volunteer, regardless of their personal educational or vocational achievements.

When can I call you?

Whitfords Sea Rescue provides its service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Radio & telephone calls are monitored from our tower on weekends and public holidays from 8am to 6pm. After hours the radios and telephone are monitored by base stations in volunteers homes. Our boats are manned on weekends, public holidays and special events. After hours they are manned by volunteer call out crews.