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Marine Radio License Course


If you would like to obtain a Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (LROCP) VHF Marine Radio License please book a position and make payment here.


Once you submit the form you will be taken to our checkout page to complete your payment with the secure PayPal system using your PayPal account, Credit Card or Debit Card. Please note you do not need to have a PayPal account to complete payment.

Up coming dates for the theory and practical  and theory examination are:

2024 Marine Radio Examination dates

Express interest in 2024 sessions


A LROCP license is a nationally recognised license issued by the

Australian Maritime College (AMC) of Tasmania.


As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and consistent with a newly introduced training process at Volunteer Marine Rescue Mackay, the LROCP course will now be offered as a blended course, consisting of self-paced learning on line, and a face to face practical assessment and online examination.


What this means now is that instead of spending a whole day at Volunteer Marine Rescue doing the radio course training, you can now do the study component on line, and when you are ready, attend the base for the practical assessment and the theory examination.

The LROCP Handbook can be purchased from the AMC, or studied on line. Purchase of a manual (currently $45 plus postage) from the AMC and is recommended as it can be kept near a marine radio and used for a reference text or reminder on how to use the correct procedures.


Revision questions, which are included in the Handbook at the end of each chapter, are also available on line as a separate section.

The following are links to the AMC site for handbooks and revision questions:

Link to AMC Marine Radio Website

Link to Marine VHF electronic handbook

Link to purchase hardcopy handbook

Link to LROCP revision questions

The cost of the training is free with self paced online learning. The theory and practical examination cost is $100.00. This fee covers the cost that AMC charge for the theory examination. Our AMC accredited invigilators do not receive any payment for their time.

The examination does require a +70% pass rate, if you fail to pass you will be required to pay another $95.00 for another exam paper.

Numbers for each session are limited to 12, so book early to avoid disappointment.


Where: VMR Mackay base located at the Boat Ramp, Mulherin Drive,

Mackay Harbour.

Time: Please arrive at 8:45am, the Examination will start at 9am and you will have 1hour to complete, followed by a short Practical Assessment..

Once payment is received you will receive a detailed email with the details required to complete the online learning and practice questions.

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