Membership

Associate Membership – Waterside Assistance

Volunteer Marine Rescue Jacobs Well Associate Membership is just $77 per year and covers you for breakdown assistance for all areas south of Potts Point (northern point of Macleay Island) to the North Arm of the Coomera River, and including the Logan, Albert and Pimpama Rivers as well as the Jumpinpin Bar.

Under the Terms and Conditions of our Extended Service Agreement with other Volunteer Marine Rescue Squadrons, our coverage extends from Bribie Island (to the North) to Southport and Point Danger (to the South).

Any charges for a service carried out by another VMR Squadron or Rescue Organisation would be at your own expense, unless it is in our area of operations and we were unable to assist, then we may reimburse expenses to an affiliated VMR Squadron with a prior consent.

We can tow your vessel from one safe harbour to another for maintenance or repair (not covered by the Associate Membership), please contact the base to discuss the job.

Please be aware we are not a commercial salvage business. We are here to help fellow boaties.

Our Charter, Insurance, Licence and Survey Regulations allow us to assist you on the water when in distress and there is an immediate danger to life or property. We can tow your vessel back to ‘safe harbour’ or in most cases your point of departure or launching that trip.

New Membership

  1. Download and complete Associate Membership Application Form – email to membership@vmrjw.org.au.
  2. Use the PayPal Button (on right, leave Membership Number blank), enter your details and pay the $77.
  3. You, and our Membership Secretary, will both receive an automated confirmation email of the transaction.
  4. We will process your renewal and you will receive a new Membership Card out in the mail soon after.
  5. Note: Your membership must be active for at least 72 hours prior to your assistance membership becoming into effect.

PayPal Payments

We use the secure PayPal site to process credit card payments. Your credit card numbers are not supplied to us at any time. You will be redirected to the secure Pay Pal area to proceed with your payment. PayPal will email you and us an order confirmation and receipt.


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Update / Renew Membership

  1. Boat, address and contact details unchanged? Go to (3.).
  2. Need to update or change details? Download and complete Current Member Update Details Form email to membership@vmrjw.org.au.
  3. Use the PayPal Button (on right, enter your Membership Number), enter your details and pay renewal price.
  4. We will process your renewal and you will receive a new Membership Card out in the mail soon after.
  5. Note: Your membership must be active for at least 72 hours prior to your assistance membership becoming into effect.

Wish to Donate, or Pay an Assistance Invoice?

  1. Use the PayPal Button (on right, leave Membership Number blank), enter your details and the $ amount
  2. You, and our Membership Secretary will both receive an automated confirmation email of the transaction