Maritime committees and groups
We liaise with our Maritime stakeholders through a number of advisory groups. Find out about the Maritime Advisory Council and Marine Rescue NSW.
Maritime Advisory Council
Roads and Maritime Services actively participates in the Maritime Advisory Council.
The Maritime Advisory Council is responsible for providing expert and independent advice to the Minister on boating safety, as well as monitoring boating crash statistics and trends, and advising on expenditure priorities.
The Council is independently chaired, and includes expertise based representation from the major recreational boating and commercial vessel sectors.
Stakeholder Advisory Groups covering recreational vessels, commercial vessels and maritime property are also established to provide specific maritime sector advice.
Marine Rescue NSW
Marine Rescue NSW is the State’s official volunteer marine rescue service and a key partner in safe boating. Marine Rescue NSW:
- Provides swift, coordinated marine emergency response
- Boating safety education and marine licence course for local boats
- Continuous radio coverage of the marine bands along the NSW coastline
An annual ‘Marine Rescue contribution’ is also collected as part of Road and Maritime boat drivers licence and boat registration fees on behalf of Marine Rescue NSW. The contribution helps support the operation of Marine Rescue NSW, its 3,000 volunteer members and 46 Marine Rescue Units across the State
Visit the Marine Rescue NSW website for more information about membership and services.