RWC Operators, or Rescue Water Craft Operators, are otherwise known as the jet ski drivers. The RWCs provide increased surveillance and rapid response in high-risk and unpatrolled areas. Sydney Northern Beaches operates RWC’s out of 3 locations. between these three, we can patrol from Blue Fish Point near Manly to Patonga in the north.
SNB runs one RWC training program a year, during the winter months when the jet skis are not being used for patrol. Any member who holds the required qualifications and has the required experience as an IRB Driver and a Patrol Captain, is welcome to apply. Applications generally open towards the end of the season and include detailed information on the minimum requirements.
SNB Branch runs three RWC services:
Support Ski 1 based at Bilgola
Support Ski 2 based at Newport
Support Ski 3 based at Dee Why (standby service available for emergency response only)
Support Ski 4 based at Freshwater
Details on how to apply are distributed via the weekly newsletter in March/April each year.
Click here for SNB RWC Training Program EOI Feb 2021
Applications for the 2021 training program are now CLOSED.
Existing RWC Operators renewing for the 2021-22 season need to submit their renewal via the online form as soon as possible so that rosters can be prepared.
Special Events Support Operations Request
Club that wish to request the support of Branch Support Operations assets (RWCs, UAVs, etc) for their special event should submit their request via the SNB Asset Request form.