The best IRB crews in the country come together annually to battle it out for Australian Championship glory.


The Australian and Interstate Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships are an opportunity for the best IRB crews from across the country to compete against each other over one action-packed weekend promoting the skills required to complete a successful IRB rescue.

The 2021 Australian IRB Championships have been cancelled due to extended Covid-19 lockdowns in NSW. Click here for more information. 

Competitors in the 2016 Australian IRB Championships


Please see below documents relating to the 2021 Australian IRB Championships.

Training Log Summary

2019 Australian IRB Championships Highlights

View the results for the 2019 IRB Champs here.


Find your perfect stay and feel a world away

From backpackers with a sense of adventure and a dose of wanderlust to seasoned travelers longing for luxury at a sensational coastal getaway – Port Stephens has the perfect accommodation to suit your style and budget.

Glamp on the water’s edge, sleep in boutique luxury or wake up from an ocean-view penthouse. Share the experience with your family in resort style apartments, holiday homes and beachside holiday parks, or enjoy a romantic break in opulent hotels.

Make the most of the natural surrounds and stay in a cabin within Melaleuca rainforest, try glamping with a fireplace and bay views, and don’t leave until you’ve woken up with the koalas at the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary.

An easy 2 hours and 30 minutes’ drive north from Sydney and only 30 minutes’ drive from Newcastle Airport, the naturally incredible Port Stephens is closer than ever.

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Incredible things to do in Port Stephens

There’s an endless list of experiences at your fingertips in Port Stephens on the NSW North Coast. Whether you’re after big adventure on the water and vast sand dunes, or you prefer the relaxation of hiking our spectacular national parks — you’ll find place our incredible!

Port Stephens is a place where nature provides the backdrop for exhilarating experiences. A place where dolphins and whales grace the coastline and where picture-perfect beaches and awe-inspiring sand dunes are the norm. Whether on land, sand or water, you’ll find plenty of adventures in Port Stephens.

Try quad biking, sand boarding or 4WD tours on the largest coastal dunes in the Southern Hemisphere, scuba diving in crystal-clear waters, and sailing alongside bottlenose dolphins. For a spectacular panorama of the coastline, the Tomaree Head summit walk is a must-do.

Immerse yourself in the incredible nature of Port Stephens and you’re sure to feel a world away.

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