Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Paynesville Flotilla
Paynesville Coast Guard is a voluntary organisation which aims to:
1 promote safety in boating in the Gippsland Lakes. 2 assist in the preservation of life and property; 3 assist persons in danger on the waters of Gippsland Lakes; 4 train Flotilla members and the public in all aspects of seamanship.
Search & Rescue Paynesville Coast Guard has a modern 7.6 metre High Speed Rescue Vessel capable of operating throughout the Gippsland Lakes (and offshore if necessary).
The Flotilla’s Rescue Vessel is regularly on the water: assisting vessels in difficulty and (if necessary) towing disabled vessels to safety; conducting member training exercises; participating in Search and Rescue operations (in conjunction with Water Police - Paynesville).
Radio Operations Paynesville Coast Guard operates a marine radio base providing: Radio support for The Flotilla’s Rescue vessel; Support for vessels plying the Gippsland Lakes; Support for vessels travelling offshore (in Eastern Bass Strait); Support for vessels crossing the Lakes Entrance Bar.
Our base currently operates 7 days a week during daylight hours. Frequencies monitored include: Channel 16 (VHF); The new long distance repeater sited on Mount Taylor (Channel 80 VHF); Channel 88 (27 MHz band);
In an out of hours emergency the base can be contacted on (03) 51560106.
Want to Join Us? If you are interested in joining as a volunteer and supporting our work in these areas please call (03) 51560106.
We also offer an Associate Membership with many benefits (including free assistance if you boat is in difficulty). An application form is on the website.
For Associate Membership Form see below :
Paynesville Coast Guard provides boating weather information (Channel 16 on VHFor Channel 88 on 27 MHz) or by phone (03) 51560106.