Boating safety in our waters is important.  The South Australian Boating Safety Handbook is published by the Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI), and is an essential reference for the leisure and pleasure boatie in South Australia. It covers the things you have to know, from licences and registration, through safe vessel operation to dealing with emergencies afloat, and where to find more information to increase your boating knowledge and skill. The recreational vessel operator - the 'skipper' - and the registered owner are both responsible for passenger safety and for ensuring that the vessel is seaworthy. This starts before you go out on the water, in making sure the vessel is suitable for your trip, has the necessary safety equipment and meets all other regulatory requirements, and doesn't end until you and your passengers are safely back on shore.


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Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol SA Inc

With headquarters located in Port Victoria, this voluntary marine resuce group was established in 1984.  Radio Bases are located at Point Souttar, Yorketown, Port Victoria, Corny Point, Port Moorowie, Balgowan and back-up Bases at Point Turton, Urania, Port Victoria and Port Gilbert. There are also two mobile radio bases: one in Yorketown and one in Port Victoria.  A rescue craft is based at Port Victoria with members own boats located around the coast for rescue work.   The coverage area extends from Cape Elizabeth in the north to Port Moorowie in the south, a distance of approximately 250 km.  

Port Victoria Base

Call Sign: VMS 285

Frequencies: UHF CB 11 or Rpt 7

VHF Marine 16

27 MHz Marine 88

MF/HF Marine & SA Government GRN Radios


SA Sea Rescue Squadron

South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron

A coastal listening station is operated at Edithburgh.  Edithburgh Flotilla's area of operations extends from Stansbury on the central east coast of Yorke Peninsula to Marion Bay on the south eastern tip of Yorke Peninsula.  A radio monitoring service is provided every weekend and public holiday from the base located at the busy Edithburgh boat ramp as well as a 24/7 service from a volunteer's home radio base.


Call sign: "Sea Rescue Edithburgh"

The following radio frequencies are monitored 24/7:

VHF channel 16, 21, and 80

27 MHz channel 88

UHF CB channel 05



Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Council acknowledges the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Yorke Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information
8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, South Australia 5573
T: 1800 202 445   E:


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