View Full Version : Coast Guard voulenteer

09-09-2007, 09:05 PM
Hello I was wondering if there are any ausfish members that are active voulenteer Coast Guard members?
If so what base do you rosster at?
i enquired about becoming an active member but they have a minimum age of 18
so ive got 2 years till i can join....

10-09-2007, 07:58 AM
Hi Loophole,

I'm a Active member for Volunteer Marine Resque ( Jacobs Well ).
To begin with......find a VMR OR Coast Gaurd in your area.
Then pay them a visit, they will give you all the information that you require.
Don't be shy....All Volunteer Organisation's .....do welcome & help anyone that
needs assistance.


10-09-2007, 11:47 AM
Just a suggestion loophole. In the emantime while you wait those 2 years to pass, get a ehad start.

Check out your local TAFE for associated courses.

They used to run coastal navigation courses, that sort of stuff.

A good source of info is the small ships manual, available at all good bookshops. heres a link to where you can buy some good books online that will help.;


and the Australian Baoting Manual by Cpat. Dick Gandy


both great reads


12-09-2007, 07:59 PM
I am a Volunteer at QF3 Redcliffe Coast Guard and agree with Mikes comments