Logging on with VMR Bribie Island is an important safety initiative and is available to all mariners whether you are a member or not. It provides you with the reassurance of knowing that VMR Bribie Island is aware of your destination, your vessel particulars and your estimated time of return. Should you be overdue, and we are unable to contact you, then our rescue services will be activated automatically.
You may contact us on VHF channel 73, 27MHz channel 90 or by phone direct to the radio room on 3408 7596. If you are unable to contact us on VHF channel 73 or 27MHz channel 90 we also monitor VHF channels 16, 21, 63, 67 and 81 as well as 27MHz channels 86 and 88.
When logging on we will ask you to provide the following details:
- your call sign (member number or vessel name/rego)
- your departure point
- your destination
- number of people on board
- your estimated time of return; and
- if you are a non-member, then we also ask for particulars of your vessel and a contact phone number (for members we have these details recorded in our database as part of your membership record).
The radio operator will repeat these details to ensure we have understood and recorded them correctly so it is important that you wait for confirmation before signing off.
Once you have arrived at your destination then please ensure you leave your radio switched on and that it is monitored so that we can contact you if necessary.
If you decide to change your voyage or return time particulars then call us to advise these changes. When you have safely returned to your departure point we ask that you call us so that we can log you off from our monitoring system.
For vessels transitting to locations to the north or south, we offer a tracking and referral service to mariners where we are able to pass your details onwards to another VMR or Coast Guard base.