Welcome to Hawkesbury River Response

Formerly known as ‘Bar Point Rescue’ the Hawkesbury River Response is a 24/7 response station operating along the Hawkesbury River, NSW. We maintain a radio watch by dedicated Volunteers on 27Mhz ch88, VHF ch16 and other marine frequencies.

Our rescue vessel the ‘Spirit of Brooklyn’ assists those that need assistance on or along the Hawkesbury River be it a pleasure craft, professional operators or those with no road access.

We are affiliated with the Volunteer Rescue Association of NSW. Phone: (02) 9985 1111  Call Sign: VRA HAWKESBURY

Active members are qualified in many areas.

• First aid
• Marine radio communications
• Marine mechanics and electrics
• Low or no visibility navigation by radar and GPS

We maintain a marine radio base at Peat Island and hold monthly meetings for active members to train in first aid, boat navigation, marine radio use and boat maintenance.


We at Hawkesbury River Response would be very grateful for any tax deductible donation or, if you are interested in joining our Committee or becoming a volunteer please call (02) 9985 1111 for more information.