Volunteer coast guard

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is a volunteer marine rescue organisation that assists the water police. 

Volunteer coast guards aim to promote safe operation of small craft through public education and marine operations. 

They carry out all the following operations along the coastline and in waterways: 

  • radio monitoring
  • safety patrols
  • vessel assistance
  • vessel tracking
  • search and rescue.

For more information go to the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard website.


In an emergency or urgent incident, contact the duty skipper on 0467 362 991 or the duty radio operator on 0467 363 011.

For other issues, contact the flotilla commander on 0404 816 650 or use the details listed below.

The Volunteer Coast Guard station in Darwin is called Flotillas Northern Territory (NTF1).

NTF1 Coast Guard Darwin
Darwin Trailer Boat Club
Fannie Bay NT

PO Box 285
Parap NT 0804

Go to the Flotillas Northern Territory page on the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard website for more information.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017