The ALBERT program “Australian Life Boat Emergency Rescue Training“ is a branch run training program aimed at improving the skills of current IRB drivers and crew, as well as training new drivers and crew.  The program is about developing all the skills required to effectively operate an IRB in a constructive and cooperative environment.

June 2018 Newsletter

Training Schedule for winter 2018 is as below;

  • 8 July - Fingal - Entry level Crew & Drivers
  • 21-22 July - Brunswick - Crew & Driver training day
  • 11-12 Aug - Yamba - Crew & Driver training day
  • 8-9 Sep - Sunshine Coast
  • 6-7 Oct - Cooly Gold
  • 20-21 Oct - Far South Coast - Tathra
  • 23-25 Nov - Garie (TBC)

If you are interested in joining the 2017/18 program in any capacity, please contact IRB Captain, Brett Tetlow ( or Club Captain, Jeff Smith ( and they will help you get organised.

You can also check out the ALBERT Facebook page

Below is a link to a series of YouTube videos that will be helpful in showing practical activities involved in crewing an IRB: