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.
EOI’s for the 2023 RWC Training Program have been extended until Monday 17thApril 2023.
if you wish to be considered!!!
2023 RWC Training Program
Applications are now open for the 2023 RWC Training Program. Interested members should read the attached memo carefully. Details on eligibility, the level of commitment required and how to apply are contained in the memo.
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.