PS Coastal Patrol

Vessels traveling outside the heads are urged to report your leaving and expected time of return to the Patrol via radio chanel 16.

There are two rescue vessels the “Danial Thain” an all weather off shore lifeboat and the “Codi-K” a fast response twin jet lifeboat. The radio base is situated at the top of Nelson Head overlooking the entrance to Port Stephens and is located next to the inner lighhouse heritage building in which is located the maritime museum also run by the Patrol volunteers.

The Patrol acts for the Bureau of Meteorology as a weather station and reports on local conditions.


  • Phone: 02 49813585
  • Fax: 02 4984 1944
  • Postal Address PO Box 20 Nelson Bay 2315 NSW
  • Location: Lighthouse Road Little Beach, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for RADIO BASE duty, LIFE BOAT CREW duty and MUSEUM HISTORICAL GUIDE duty at the heritage cottage. Contact: 49813585 for further information.

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