Welcome to Hawkesbury River Rescue Inc

Formerly known as ‘Bar Point Rescue’ the Hawkesbury River Rescue is the only 24/7 rescue 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.

AGM on Saturday December 9 at 11:30am

The VRA Hawkesbury River Rescue will hold their  AGM on Saturday December 9 at 11:30am at our base on Peat Island.

The AGM will be followed by our Christmas Party!!

Please confirm your attendance for catering purposes –  email:  or call: 9985 1111

To renew or join go to our membership page, we encourage you to be active members and/or nominate for the committee. If you wish to be a non active member, visit the same page and join as a subscriber.

Note: Only financial members may vote. Businesses that donated to our Christmas in July have a year free membership. Follow our face book page here: https://www.facebook.com/hawkesburyrescue/


We at Hawkesbury River Rescue 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.