Marine Search and Rescue

Grant rollout

42 grants
$1.2m investment

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

MSAR is made up of more than 800 volunteers, with rescues ranging from assisting sinking vessels, responding to vessels in distress and with other mechanical problems, to vessels that have run aground and need to be towed back to safe harbour.

In February 2016, the Victorian Government committed to high-level reform to better support the crucial service provided by the MSAR sector.

This decision followed the 2014 Parliamentary Inquiry into Marine Rescue Services in Victoria, which found that increased governance and regulation would be beneficial in supporting a more effective service.

Grants

  • 2017-18 VF07 - Carrum - Boat upgrade - $8,734
  • 2017-18 VF08 - Geelong - Vehicles and appliances - $18,200
  • 2017-18 VF10 - Werribee - Vehicles and appliances - $48,814
  • 2017-18 VF16 - Warrnambool - Vehicles and appliances - $30,000
  • 2017-18 VF18 - Lakes Entrance - Safety and equipment - $16,924
  • 2017-18 VF19 - Port Albert - Safety and equipment - $3,700
  • 2017-18 VF20 - Port Welshpool - Vehicles and appliances - $39,553
  • 2017-18 VF21 - Marlo - Vehicles and appliances - $23,491
  • 2017-18 VSC - Statewide initiative - Refurbish state owned mobile assets - $131,000
  • 2016-17 VF01 - Frankston - Safety and equipment - $16,666
  • 2016-17 VF02 - St Kilda - Operational equipment - $3,437
  • 2016-17 VF06 - Safety Beach - Vehicles and appliances - $46,760
  • 2016-17 VF07 - Carrum - Vehicles and appliances - $52,000
  • 2016-17 VF12 - Sandringham - Operational equipment - $3,540
  • 2016-17 VF17 - Portland - Safety and equipment - $630
  • 2016-17 VF19 - Port Albert - Operational equipment - $5,700
  • 2016-17 VF20 - Port Welshpool - Operational equipment - $18,896
  • 2016-17 VF21 - Marlo - Operational equipment - $46,000
  • 2016-17 VF22 - Paynesville - Vehicles and appliances - $32,371
  • 2016-17 VSC - Statewide initiative - Operational equipment - $81,500
  • 2015-16 Gippsland Squadron - AVCGA - Operational equipment - $2,980
  • 2015-16 VF01 - Frankston - Operational equipment - $16,645
  • 2015-16 VF04 - Westernport - Operational equipment - $7,200
  • 2015-16 VF05 - Lake Eppalock - Building works - $53,333
  • 2015-16 VF06 - Safety Beach - Safety and equipment - $17,881
  • 2015-16 VF07 - Carrum - Operational equipment - $5,000
  • 2015-16 VF12 - Sandringham - Operational equipment - $4,383
  • 2015-16 VF19 - Port Albert - Operational equipment - $2,601
  • 2015-16 VF22 - Paynesville - Operational equipment - $2,918
  • 2015-16 Victoria Squadron - AVCGA - Operational equipment - $939
  • 2015-16 VSC - Statewide initiative - Operational equipment - $100,000
  • 2015-16 VSC - Statewide initiative - Operational equipment - $86,000
  • 2014-15 VF02 - St Kilda - Minor facilities - $12,700
  • 2014-15 VF04 - Westernport - Vehicles and appliances - $24,451
  • 2014-15 VF07 - Carrum - Vehicles and appliances - $25,099
  • 2014-15 VF08 - Geelong - Operational equipment - $13,938
  • 2014-15 VF17 - Portland - Operational equipment - $5,681
  • 2014-15 VF18 - Lakes Entrance - Minor facilities - $9,070
  • 2014-15 VF20 - Port Welshpool - Operational equipment - $10,892
  • 2014-15 VF21 - Marlo - Vehicles and appliances - $55,972
  • 2014-15 VF22 - Paynesville - Operational equipment - $10,657
  • 2014-15 VSC - Statewide initiative - Operational equipment - $98,700