The Ulladulla unit has a deep commitment to community involvement.
Apart from the core business of ensuring safety at sea, members are involved with
many other community activities.
They assist at local food and music festivals, the Blessing of the Fleet celebrations,
the annual Milton show,and local football matches.
They work in close association with other emergency services and with government
agencies such as National Parks and Wildlife
The markets are organised and run by the volunteers of Marine Rescue NSW
Originally the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol, Ulladulla Division, the MRNSW unit
came into being in 2010 with the merger of three organisations dedicated to safety
of life at sea.
The RVCP relied entirely on funds raised by its volunteers for survival and the markets
became the single biggest source of funding for the Ulladulla unit.
Although MRNSW now provides some financial assistance- such as free uniforms and
training programs - local units are responsible for the bulk of fund-raising operations.
These involve a round-the-clock radio watch and two rescue vessel on constant standby
to ensure a world-class search and rescue service along the southern NSW coastline.
The lifeboats, Ulladulla 30 (front) and Lewis Dunn can be inspected on market days.
The unit was named Ulladulla Organisation of the Year at the 2012 Australia Day celebrations.
Commander Doug Musker (r) accepts the award from ABC radio personality Nick Rheinberger
Blessing of the Fleet from the rapid response lifeboat Lewis Dunn
There are around 80 active members of the Ulladulla unit - about a third of them
members of our three standby crews.
More work round the clock as marine radio operators, and others on a wide range of
other activities - including organising and attending the monthly markets or working
in our shop and caravan.