Marine Search & Rescue

The Waratah Marine Search and Rescue is part of the wider LSV marine rescue operations responding to call-outs and taskings year-round.

Marine Search and Rescue (MSAR) units across the state play an extremely important role in the safety of boaters around Victoria’s coastline, out at sea, and in many of our inland waterways.

Waratah MSAR crew is made up entirely of dedicated volunteers, who are trained to national search and rescue standards. Our crew are made up of skippers, crew members and specialist. They are often called upon to locate and provide emergency assistance to sinking vessels, vessels with flat batteries and other mechanical problems, or vessels that have run aground. They also rescue swimmers and aquatic sports enthusiasts when in danger or needing a rescue response. When emergencies arise, MSAR units have also be called upon to perform medical evacuation responses.

Beach Safety

As tourists and locals flock to Gippsland beaches, Life Savers have been readying themselves with vital training. Waratah Beach SLSC made use of a special visitor from the sky to get its team Summer-ready. To understand the issues and find out how you can help the future of your local media, visit www.saveourvoices.com.au #WINNews6pm #SaveOurVoices

Posted by WIN News Gippsland on Monday, 11 January 2021
Wilson's Prom Rescue

Five men have been winched to safety after their boat ran aground on Norman Island off Wilson's Prom. It's prompted a warning from authorities to always be aware of changing conditions while out on the water. To understand the issues and find out how you can help the future of your local media, visit www.saveourvoices.com.au #WINNews6pm #SaveOurVoices

Posted by WIN News Gippsland on Monday, 11 January 2021

Put Your Hand Up

Volunteer at Waratah Beach

From cooking sausages at the Nippers BBQ, helping out at the bar, learning surf rescue skills to take to the beach or volunteering in positions of leadership.

If you are keen to make a contribution, there are so many jobs that make us a successful club and we welcome you to put your hand up.

Every hour you can give, every idea, and every contribution you make counts!