Coast Guard Yeppoon


NAME:.. ……….Coast Guard

CONTACT: …….Admin Staff

LOCATION: ……Keppel Bay Marina, Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon QLD 4703

POSTAL: ……….P.O. Box 494, Yeppoon,(Qld) 4703

PHONE: ………..Operations Centre 07 49 33 66 00

MOBILE: ……….0419 794 812

EMAIL: ………….Email Coast Guard


Flotilla Commander: Arthur Hunt, ..
Dep Flotilla Commander: Jim Goodsell, ..
Admin Officer: Neil Russell, ..
Training Officer: John Tait, ..


Google Earth Co-ordinates:

Operational area of responsibility:
North to Island Head Creek – South to Cape Capricorn –
East approximately 50 nautical mile

Details of vessels:
The primary rescue vessel is Gormans Removal Rescue 11.1m Kevla Cat with twin 300hp Suzuki outboards.

Secondary Rescue Vessel
RV McDonalds
5.8m RIB – 140 hp Suzuki motor
Equipment: AIS, Tracplus, VHF radio, GPS, depth sounder

To provide security for vessels, trip sheets and radio contact is available from 6am – 6pm, 7 days. An after hours emergency watch is kept on Channel 16 (VHF) by Gladstone VTS with a repeater covering our waters. Yeppoon Coastguard encourages the use of VHF radio and recommends if a mobile phone is the only option, then keep it in a water tight bag. A zip lock plastic bag is suitable as the radio can be used through the plastic. We keep a listening watch as follows:
27 meg. – channels 27.88 (distress) and 27.86 (routine calls)
VHF – VHF 21,22 routine operations, 16 emergency
HF – HF 4125 KHz

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Opening hours / Radio Monitoring Hours

  • 06:00 to 18:00 Daily Friday to Monday
  • Public Holidays 06:00 to 18:00
  • Coastguard Keppel Sands will respond to any radio calls to Coastguard Yeppoon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 06:00 to 18:00.

Call Sign

  • VMR411 Coastguard Yeppoon

Radio Frequencies Monitored

  • VHF: 16, 21, 22. Ch 88 Ch86 on 27 MHz
  • MF/HF: 2182, 2524, 4125, 6215, 8291

Call now on Operations Centre 07 49 33 66 00

Weather reports are broadcast directly from the Rockhampton Metrological office at 7.10am. 12.10pm and 5.10pm daily.

The Operations Centre at Rosslyn Bay operates on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 6am – 6pm. The other three days are covered by Keppel Sands Coastguard QF20. Emergency calls at night are monitored by Gladstone on distress channel 16.

Regular courses are run by the Flotilla to qualify members of the public in the operation of Marine Radios, and anyone wishing to attend these courses should contact the Operations Centre on 07 49 33 66 00.

Yeppoon Coastguard runs a Supporter’s Club. This club enables members of the public to insure for free assistance and also to ensure that the Coastguard can perform trouble free operations.

Anyone interested in joining the Coast Guard should contact our Operations Centre 4933 6600 for information

The following links are useful for weather information.

Capricornia waters

Wind forecast



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