Marine Radio
in Tasmania

Marine Radio Stations

General information on Marine Radios and Coastal Radio Stations

Distress and Emergency Calling

HF 4125 kHz
HF 6215 kHz
HF 8291 kHz

Monitored by Kordia 24 hours 7 days a week through the Maritime Communication Stations located at Charleville, Queensland and Wiluna, Western Australia.

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Marine Limited Coast Stations
TasmaniaVictoriaNew South WalesSouth Australia

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Tasmanian Limited Coast Stations

Coastguard Freycinet , 03 6257 8129 or 0408 386 176
Tas Maritime Radio , 03 6231 2276
Smithton Coast Guard ,
Strahan Radio, 03 6471 7210
St Helens Marine Rescue , 03 6376 2443
Tascoast Radio, Sandy Bay
Tamar Sea Rescue, Beauty Point/George Town, 03 6383 4701 or 03 6380 1680

More details of Tasmanian stations

Tasmanian VHF public marine repeater stations

Repeaters channels are not regularly monitored by shore stations, if at all. Repeaters remain useful channels for VHF communication between vessels when some distance apart, out of direct VHF communication range but when both vessels are in repeater range.

Location

Channel Number

Mt Raoul (operated by RYCT, Tascoast Radio VIT319)

81

Maatsuyker Island (Repeater has been decommissioned.)

 

Cape Sorell

80

Bluff Hill Point

81

Three Hummock Island

21

Dazzler Range, central north

80

Mount Horror, NE Tasmania

82

Cape Tourville, Freycinet

80

Mt Murray, near Triabunna (operated by RYCT, Tascoast Radio VIT319)

21

9771



 

 
Local and interstate Limited Coast Stations.

Caution is advised with this information as it may have changed since posted here.
Your advice on changes is welcomed.

Tasmania

Tas Maritime Radio VMT 232
VHF Coverage Phone: 03 6231 2276

TMR now has a VHF Base with a full suite of channels on Maatsuyker Island and monitors CH16. Map courtesy of TMR.

Monitors: VHF Ch 16 statewide 24 hrs / day and HF frequencies and 82 Maatsuyker Island, 2524, 4125, 6215 and 8291 kHz continuously from 0700 -1900 Hrs daily.
Sked Frequencies: 2524, 4146, 6227 kHz after initial announcement on 2524, 4125 & 6215 kHz

Sked Times:
0745 hrs - 67, 68, 69, 2524, 4146, 6227. Including MSI and Notices to Mariners BOM forecast for all Tasmanian coastal waters. (Other forecasts available on request)
1345hrs - 67 68, 69, 2524, 4146, 6227 Notices to Mariners and BOM forecast for all Tasmanian coastal waters. (Other forecasts available on request)
1733 hrs - 67 68, 69, 2524, 4146, 6227 BOM forecast for all Tasmanian coastal waters. (Other forecasts available on request)

South-east Tasmania weather forecasts are automatically broadcast on the hour and half hour on VHF Ch 01. 24/7.

Tascoast Radio (Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania) VIT319 and VIT320
Regular daily transmissions ceased effective from 1 December 2013. The station still operates for events such as the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Maria Island Race, the Van Dieman's Land Circumnavigation Cruise and other yachting events as required by the local southern Tasmanian yacht clubs.

Monitors: Ch16 and Ch 81 (Mt Raoul repeater) on an intermittent basis only but continuously during the period of 26 December to 30 December each year or until the last Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race yacht has crossed the finish line.

The station manager can be contacted at 0418 127 897 or the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania at 03 6223 4599.

Coast Guard Freycinet
Monitors: Ch 16, 80 Cape Tourville, 27.88
Times: non-continuous between 0830 and 1830

Coast Guard Smithton or better known as Smithton Radio VMR 704
Phone: 03 6452 2059
Fax 03 6452 2905
Mobile 0427 251 936
Email  marykay36@bigpond.com

Monitors: Ch 16, 21, 81
Sked Times:
Weather forecast at 0603 and 1703 on 21 following by 81
HF 4483 kHz at 0620 hrs for Bass Strait forecast, followed by 2524 kHz , then 4535 kHz for Tasmania forecasts.

24 hour monitoring on VHF and HF 4483 kHz.

St Helens Marine Rescue
Phone: 03 6376 2443, after hours 0408 817 359
Monitors: Ch 16, Ch 82 Mt Horror, 2524 kHz, 27.88 kHz
Times: 0810 to 1710 hrs.

Tamar Sea Rescue Service Inc. (affiliated with Surf Life Saving Tasmania)
27 Meg: Channel 88
VHF: Channels 16, 80 Dazzler Range, 82 Mt Horror,
HF: 2182, 2524, 4125, 4483, 6215, 8291 kHz
Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 0700 hrs to 0800 hrs and 1600 hrs to 1700 hrs
Saturday and Sunday: 0700 hrs to 1700 hrs
Tamar Base: 03 6383 4701
Henry Jacobs, Divisional Commander: 03 6394 4398
Postal: PO Box 46, Exeter Tas 7270

New South Wales

Coast Radio Sydney

Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie

Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol (VHF 16)
Sydney
Kioloa
Wollongong
Shoalhaven
Moruya
Jervis Bay
Narooma
Sussex Inlet
Merimbula
Ulladulla

There are 27 Coastal Patrol radio and search & rescue bases along the NSW coast.
Frequencies monitored include 27.88 and 27.86 MHz, VHF channels 16 and 67 and 2182 kHz.

RVCP Terrigal
Phone and Fax: 02 4384 5577

RVCP Gosford
Phone: 02 4325 7929.
Fax: 02 4325 1806

RVCP Broken Bay
Monitors: Ch 16, Ch 67, 2182 kHz

RVCP Eden
Phone 02 6496 2167
Monitors: Ch16, 81, 2182 kHz, 2524, 4620
Forecasts:
VHF Ch 67 - 0720, 0920, 1250, 1520, 2120
Bass Strait & Oil Rigs forecast 2524 kHz - 0710 0820 1510 1810

Victoria

Download a useful list of Victorian AVCG stations.

AVCG Port Albert VMR 394
Monitors Ch 16, 22 and 81
27MHz: 88

AVCG Mallacoota VMR 375
VHF: Ch 16 / 80 / 81 / 67
HF: 2182 2524 4125 4483 6215 6516 kHz
27MHz: 88

AVCG Melbourne VMR 360
VHF: Ch 12 /16 / 67 / 21 / 82
HF: 2524 kHz
27MHz: 86 / 88

AVCG Paynesville VMR 815
VHF: Ch 16 / 67 / 80 / 70 (DSC)
HF: 2182 / 2524 / 4125 / 4483 + DSC
27MHz: 88

VMR Port Fairy VMR 380
VHF: Ch 16 /67 / 72 / 80 / 81
27MHz: 88 / 94

AVCG Portland VMR 2233
VHF: 12 / 16 / 67 / 72 / 81 DSC
HF: 2524 kHz
27MHz: 88 / 94

AVCG Welshpool VMR 392
VHF: 16 / 22 / 81
HF: 2182 2524 4125 4483 6215 8291
27 MHz: 86

Warnambool Volunteer Coast Guard (AVCG VF16) VMR 817
VHF: Ch 16 /67 / 72 / 80 / 81
MF/HF 4125 kHz
27MHz: 88 / 94

Westernport (Hastings) VMR 361
VHF: Ch 16 / 67 / 21 / 22 / 81 / 82
HF: 2524 kHz
27MHz: 88

South Australia

Download a map and list of South Australian volunteer marine rescue stations.

VMR American River
Phone: 08 8553 7301
Monitors: Ch 16, 77, 80, 81, 2524 kHz, 4483 kHz
Hours of Operation: 7 days, 24 hours.
Weather reports:
2524 - 0905 and 1705
4483 - 0935 and 1735

VMR Middle Beach
Phone: 08 8280 9876
Monitors Ch 80 16 & 2524 all hours.

VMR Tumby Bay
Phone: 08 8688 1883
Monitors: Ch 16, 80, 81 & 2524, 4483 all hours

Port Lincoln
Monitors: Ch 80, 81 & 2524, 4483 all hours

Coast Guard Kingston
Phone: 08 8767 2878
Monitors: Ch 82, 2524 & 4483

Queensland

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