Structure of VMR Bribie Island Incorporated
VMR Bribie Island is one of 25 squadrons affiliated with Volunteer Marine Rescue Queensland and operates under the umbrella of the State Emergency Service with some responsibilities to the Department of Transport.
We liaise with the Water Police while major Search and Rescue (SAR) activities are generally controlled by the Search and Rescue Mission Co-ordinator (SARMC) who is a police officer. On occasions activities may be controlled by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, based in Canberra.
VMR Bribie Island active members are all volunteers and the organisation, in addition to receiving government funding, depends on community support and fundraising to meet its operational and training needs.
Active members become SES members and are covered under the SES Insurance and Workcover scheme, while on duty. Primary emphasis is placed on safety with the safety of crew members and members of the public being the first priority in all we do.