They are primary responders for Road Crash Rescue, Marine Rescue, Vertical Rescue and just about any type of specialist rescue encountered by Emergency Service personnel. The VRA also includes Aerial Patrols, Communications, Caving, Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue, Ski Patrols and Community First Aid teams.

Members, and their Rescue Squads, are accredited by the Minister for Emergency Services through the State Rescue Board as rescue operatives in their designated field. From the hostile marine environment, the unforgiving highways and roads that make up the vital circulatory system of New South Wales through to the rugged forests and alpine areas of this great state our small army of unpaid professionals are ready to respond at a moments notice, ready to lend a “helping hand, anywhere, anytime.”