Yeppoon Coast Guard is staffed entirely by volunteers to provide a marine search and rescue service. In addition to some State Government funding, we raise our funds from interested members of the public including our Marine Assist Contributors, major sponsors and fund raising events such as the Tight Lines Fishing Classic, Raffles, Bingo, etc.




  • PWC – Limited Personal Water Craft (Jet-Skis; Kayaks; & Boats under 3 metres) – $50
  • LR – Limited Recreational (traditional membership level) – $70
  • OR – Open Recreational – $105
  • ST – Short Term (i.e. up to 6 months) or ‘In Transit’ – 2/3rds level selected above.


Contributors may upgrade to another category at any time by paying a pro-rata fee.


  • PWC — Keppel Bay;
    From Waterpark Point in the north, North Keppel Island & Great Keppel Island in the east and Keppel Sands/Coorooman Creek in the south.
  • LR — within a 33 nautical mile Radius of Rosslyn Bay Harbour;
    Including Cape Manifold and Perforated Island in the north, Barren and Hummocky Islands in the east and Cape Capricorn in the south.
  • OR — within a 55 nautical mile radius of Rosslyn Bay Harbour;
    Including Island Head Creek in the north, North West Island in the east and Cape Capricorn in the south.


Your contribution will apply to a single boat owner or joint owners for a specific vessel and is not transferable on change of ownership of the vessel. Contribution commences on lodgment of an application and payment of the chosen fee.


Coast Guard Yeppoon is an accredited training centre for Marine Radio. Marine Assist contributors may undertake a one-day training course and the examination to obtain a Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency. Marine radios do not require registration but VHF operators are required to hold a Certificate of Proficiency.


Marine Assist Contributors receive current weather forecasts on request; discounts from a range of businesses; and concessional rates on Coastal Navigation and Radio courses conducted by the Coast Guard.


Our current major sponsors are:



Your personal details may be disclosed to other organisations only during your Search and Rescue operations.