The ORRCA Constitution is the basis for all that we do and don’t do. 

All rescue trained members must abide by the ORRCA Constitution and make that pledge at the training workshops they are required to attend. It keeps our members safe and our Committee focused on what ORRCA’s role is when it comes to marine mammal rescues. 

You can view the ORRCA Constitution here. 

As a member you will receive our quarterly newsletter Flippers &Flukes. This keeps members up to date with the latest events we have attended and any updates in practices and procedures from Australia and around the world.
We also encourage our members to share their stories and experiences with marine wildlife as part of the ORRCA community.

There has never been a better time to join, so why not become a member today?

Membership is open to anyone over the age of 15. If you are under 18 conditions apply so please email us first.

No experience necessary! 

By simply clicking on the link below, you can apply to become an ORRCA member. 

If you are interested in a more hands on experience within ORRCA and share a passion for the protection and welfare of marine mammals in all weather conditions, then maybe you would like to become a Rescue team member?

1. Become a member first by clicking the link above,

2. You will be required to attend a Rescue training workshop. Book in a date by clicking the link below.


Once you've completed your rescue training, you will join a rescue pod list and as incidents occur in your area,
you will be called upon to attend incidents as required.



It is easy, simply click on the button below and you can renew your membership for 1 or 3 years.

Hold up a mirror and ask yourself what you are capable of doing, and what you really care about. Then take the initiative - don’t wait for someone else to ask you to act.
— Syvlia Earle


Donations and Support

Donate and Support

Donate today

Firstly, thank you for visiting our donations page. 

By making a secure online donation, you are helping ORRCA to continue to achieve its vision of conducting rescues and supporting research of the great whales along our coastlines plus you are helping us with the future conservation, protection and welfare of seals, dolphins and dugongs.

By giving today, you are helping ORRCA continue with its important work into the future! 

How does your donation support ORRCA?

Your kind donations will help support ORRCA in the following ways;
Funds the specialty rescue equipment needed in rescue situations
Assists the organisation with planning training workshops throughout the year
Provides tools and resources for research programs on specific rare and endangered marine mammals
Allows ORRCA to share more information and education to the community via community events
Supports more volunteer rescuers and carers annually

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Leave a legacy

This is a very personal and heart felt moment and we are grateful that you are considering ORRCA when leaving a legacy.

By leaving a bequest to ORRCA, you are leaving an amazing ‘living’ legacy to some very rare and endangered mammals and the teams of people who bravely go out in all conditions to do what we feel is the best thing for these spectacular creatures!  

Why leave a legacy?

It allows you to create a lasting change for future generations
It helps ORRCA continue to rescue and research marine mammals, protecting and preserving these amazing mammals for generations to come. Every gift we get helps makes an important difference for marine mammals
Bequests are invaluable to ORRCAs ongoing research work

Corporate sponsorship

Financial support
Like many organisations, ORRCA is always grateful for financial support. We receive no regular government funding so we rely heavily on the generosity of the public and the income from our membership base and rescue workshops.

If your business has a community sponsorship program and can assist ORRCA financially in anyway, please contact ORRCA via email at We would love to hear from you!

Other ways you can help
As a volunteer organisation, we always need basic things in rescue situations. These include; sheets, towels, and buckets. 

On the bigger side of things, we need support and donations to help keep our water craft operational with safety and rescue equipment. If this is an area you or your business can assist with, please contact ORRCA via email at

Or forwarded by cheque or money order to:

PO Box 4439
East Gosford  NSW  2250 

Cash donations can also be made to ORRCA at any one of the festivals or meetings that we attend.

Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.