Thanks for renewing your membership of VMR Bribie Island

We are currently one of 25 separate VMR squadrons in Queensland.   We are in the process of transitioning to a new umbrella organisation, known as Marine Rescue Queensland.  None of our services will change, however there will be some changes to our membership processes, discussed below.

FEES and SUBSCRIPTIONS - As from 1st April 2024

VMR Bribie is planning to transition our rescue vessel coverage to become part of the new "Marine Rescue Queensland" organisation in third quarter 2024. Once this transition is complete, there will be no need for the additional subscription for vessel rescue coverage. 

As a result, VMR Bribie is introducing a reduced "Transitional Subscription" that will provide vessel rescue coverage between your renewal date and the transition date*. This fee will be $50, regardless of the number of vessels covered. (This fee includes continued associate membership of VMR Bribie Island.)

The fee for associate membership (without vessel rescue coverage) remains at $20 for 12 months.

  • The membership subscription includes Associate Membership of VMR Bribie, and an optional additional subscription specifically for vessel rescue coverage for one or more vessels.
  • Please note that it is the vessel that is covered for in-water assistance, not the person operating the vessel.  If you own multiple vessels these should all be recorded in your membership
  • Members who participate actively in squadron activities can become Active Members.
  • Only Active Members are entitled to vote at meetings of the association or be part of the Committee.  

Members with vessel rescue coverage will be provided with free on-water assistance for the covered vessel, up to a value of $500 in any year.  This is about 2-3 hours assistance time and extra charges may be incurred for assistance exceeding this time.

Any member who is ‘unfinancial’ at the time on-water assistance is requested (i.e. has not paid their fees) will be required to pay for assistance provided by our rescue vessels at the then current hourly vessel rate.

Members are eligible and encouraged to become active members and participate in boat crew, radio duty, fundraising, administrative and building/boat maintenance activities. Click here for further details about volunteering.

Renewal Fees - For Existing Members Only

If your membership has expired then contact the membership secretary ( to renew. If your membership expired some time ago then you will need to join again as a new member. Click here to rejoin online

Membership Fees at 1st April 2024

Associate/Ordinary/Family Membership with Transitional Rescue Coverage*


Associate/Ordinary/Family Membership with NO Rescue Coverage


*If transition does not happen as expected in 3Q 2024, there may be a need for a further transitional subscription, but we don’t expect that will be the case!
Notes: Breakdown assistance and/or vessel rescue coverage for new members/coverage does not commence normally 1-2 business days after payment has been received.

Members who are unfinancial will no longer enjoy the member benefits and will be required to pay for any assistance provided by our rescue vessels.
We provide a membership renewal facility that allows you to provide details online and to make immediate payment using our secure PayPal gateway. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Use of Credit Cards

We use the PayPal gateway to process credit card payments. PayPal is one of the safest ways to secure credit card payments.

If you don't have a Paypal Account, then members can use the Paypal Secure Guest facility of the gateway payment system. Importantly:

  1. YOU DO NOT need to be a PayPal Member to pay by credit card.
  2. YOU DO NOT need to have a PayPal account.
  3. YOU WILL NEVER be asked to join PayPal by us, or by PayPal.
  4. PayPal does not keep your credit card details.
  5. YOU WILL NOT be charged any fees.
  6. PayPal invite non- paypal members to use the GUEST facility to process payment. you will be asked the billing address of the credit card as a security check.

If you have a Paypal Account then PayPal members can use their PayPal Account to process payments.

Alternatively you may either:

  • Complete the Membership Renewal Form, scan it and submit your renewal as an attachment with credit card details completed.
  • Post the form to us addressed to The Secretary, PO Box 85, Bribie Island QLD 4507.
  • Call in to the base with your completed renewal form where your payment can be processed .

Payment can be made by cheque, credit card (Visa/Mastercard) or EFTPOS/cash at the base.

Should you require any further information regarding membership, please contact us.