About VMR

VMR Mornington

Mornington Community Bay Rescue Service, (now operating as VMR Mornington, Volunteer Marine Rescue inc), was formed in May 1980 when a boating accident within site of land could not be attended due to the lack of a local ready action unit.
VMR are located in Mornington and Hastings. It has the motto of  “To serve our community in the protection of life at sea” . We assist and rescue any person who gets into difficulties in or on the waters of Port Phillip and Westernport with particular emphasis on those waters adjacent to the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Do you need assistance?

For all emergencies call Water Police on 000

Call ​VMR Mornington & Hastings on: 0419 233 999 , we are available 24 hours

Aims Of Our Organisation

To serve our community in the protection of life at sea

  • To assist and rescue any person who gets into difficulties in or on the waters of Port Phillip and Westernport with particular emphasis on those waters adjacent to the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

  • To assist any Statutory Body or person who calls for our assistance anywhere within the State of Victoria.

  • To apply the capital and income of the funds and the property of the Association or any part thereof (subject to any special trusts and the provisions of this Constitution) towards the aims of the Association.

  • To execute any special trusts in connection with moneys or properties held or obtained by the Association (not being inconsistent with the purpose of this Constitution).

  • To hold all lands, moneys, securities and other property, real and personal, belonging to the Association.

  • To invest any moneys of the Association and hold investments of same.

  • To institute and conduct training courses for Members of the Association and for persons in the public community.

  • To do all such lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the foregoing aims.

  • To ensure privacy compliance as per obligations under Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 1.2.

We Collaborate with Victoria Water Police

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Mornington is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, located 57 km south-east of Melbourne’s central business district. Mornington is situated on the eastern side of Port Phillip. 38° 13.41 S, 145° 03.43E

Hastings is also a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, situated on Westernport. 38°18.27° S, 145° 11.25 E

When our rescue service was formed in 1980, the Steering Committee was tasked with the job of investigating the best type of vessel and the best manufacturer in Australia. The Committee reported back that they would highly recommend the Shark Cat company, later to become Noosa Cat. 

Today VMR still boasts 2 state of the art Noosa Cats and one Kirby Marine vessel. With over 42 years’ experience in marine rescue, VMR still believe Noosa Cat to be the best multi hull vessel available for the type of work we do.
Our current fleet of vessels is valued well over $1,800,000

Emergency Assitance

For emergency assistance 24 hours a day call 000

Melbourne Water Police – 1800 135 729

VMR Mornington & Hastings 24 hour Emergency – 0419 233 999

Please place this number into your mobile phone and tell a responsible person to call if they are at all concerned about your welfare.

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Would you like to join VMR?

We are always looking for new members to train to the highest of marine rescue standards.

We have 3 levels of membership:- Provisional Operational – Is a member in training to assist in rescues, Operational – You are fully qualified to man a vessel in an emergency and Auxiliary Member – For people who would like to be involved in fund raising and special events. This category is open to all successful applicants between the ages of 16 and 75 years.

You might like to join our fund raising team, or assist in contacting corporate companies with a view of sponsoring VMR, or you might have managment experience and like to assist the VMR Committee. Or you may just want to be a member to support this group.

Whatever your interest, we are waiting for your call.

Call 0419 233 999 or contact us to have a chat & arrange for a tour of our facilities. 

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