Saving lives at sea isn't easy. Without your help it's impossible.
Coastguard is a charity – we simply can’t save lives without the public's support.
By becoming a Coastguard Member you are supporting us as an organisation and charity as well as our volunteers in the mission of ‘saving lives at sea’. One day it might just be yours?
The generosity of our members enables us to provide the critical services that we do. In the Northern Region alone we have over 15,000 members.
The assistance and many benefits that you receive from us in return are our way of saying thank you for your support.
24/7 Search & Rescue
The worst can happen to any one at any time, we have strategically located infrastructure around the Region and the Coast of New Zealand from fast response rescue vessels, to the professional volunteers in our air patrol and down on the ground in our communications centre we have you covered - 24/7 365 days of the year.
As a Coastguard Member you will be looked after free of charge, wherever you choose to go boating. If your boat has broken down, you go to move fishing spots and you find your self with a flat battery, the sea state changes and you find you’re self in trouble. One of our rescue vessels manned with our professional trained volunteers will arrive and endeavour to you get you safely back to your home port. No matter where you are on New Zealand’s Northern Region waterways and in fact anywhere in New Zealand we’ll come to you. With your Coastguard membership it doesn’t matter what boat you’re in, and it doesn’t matter if you are the skipper or a passenger. Your Coastguard Membership covers you not the vessel.
Information and Safety Services
We’re looking out for you every time you set to sea – take advantage of our trip reporting and bar crossing services. Access Coastguard’s information services – continuous VHF weather forecasts, real time wind via our Nowcasting service on VHF or direct to your phone.
New Zealander’s love their boating, fishing and the like. Our publications provide key information to enable our members to benefit form safe and enjoyable boating. They are a resource that can be refered to again and again, for tide charts, events, fishing tips, boating hot spots and directory assistance - in fact almost everything that you could need for your boat both on and off the water. As a Coastguard Member you have the opportunity to be kept up to date via email news and our newsletter ‘In the Loop’ with the latest news from Coastguard.
As a member you receive discounts on a range of products and services from our generous sponsors of Coastguard. You will also be able to buy your charts, nautical texts and safety equipment at a special price from the Coastguard Shop.
As a new member, we also offer you a discount on our VHF Marine Radio course and Day Skipper course.
Reciprocal Services Nationwide
Coastguard provides an infrastructure right around the coast of New Zealand to ensure that we are there when the New Zealand public need us. In the Northern Region we cover from Thames, across to Raglan and up the cost to the far North. Wherever you choose to do your boating in New Zealand our promise to you is that you will be covered by us or if outside our area one of the other Regions will be there to help you all covered under the unlimited assistance* benefit of your Coastguard Membership.
Types of Membership
Youth Membership - $25 per year for people under 18 years of age
Individual/Family Membership - $110 per year for you, your spouse and any dependents under 18 years of age
3 Year Membership - $330 the cost of three years individual/family membership at once
Lifetime Membership (15 years) - $1650 the cost of 15 years individual/family membership at once
Gift Membership - purchase a youth, individual or family membership for someone else
Ready to become a Member? Click Here
or call, toll free 0508 RESCUE (737283)
Make sure you select North Shore at the bottom of your Membership application