In a boating emergency

Radio for help on

Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio


Call MRNSW on

9450 2468


Or call




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News & Media

  • NSW to make life jackets compulsory for rock fishers
  • February 10, 2016
Rock fishers at high-risk locations on the NSW coast will soon be required to wear life jackets in a bid to curb a recent spate of deaths.

Some 37 rock fishers have been killed in NSW in the past four years and only one was wearing a life jacket.

NSW Emergency Services Minister David Elliott says more needs to be done to stop the number of deaths and near-drownings.

The government will introduce legislation requiring rock fishers to don life jackets along rough stretches of the NSW coast.

Extra warning signs and education campaigns targeting culturally and linguistically diverse communities will also be among the new suite of measures.

Those affected will be given one year's grace before the laws are enforced.

"The message to rock fishers continues to be that they should wear a life jacket at all times, wear appropriate clothing and footwear, check conditions including the weather and never fish alone," Mr Elliott said.

"However, it is clear that more needs to be done to get that through because the number of rock fishers dying each year in NSW is not decreasing."

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