From a dedicated group of about 15 people in 1969 Wellington Volunteer Coastguard has now about 80 active members who are on the water every weekend and public holiday (except Christmas Day). At all other times we respond to pager alerts.


Visit our About Us section for more information on our unit's VesselsOur History and how you can Contact Us.

Legal Name Wellington Volunteer Coastguard Inc
Charity Number    CC246140




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Coastguard is a charity. Our volunteers need your help to save lives at sea.

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Become a member

Support the Coastguard and our volunteers in their mission of ‘saving lives at sea’, and get benefits at the same time.

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Book a Course

Increase your knowledge and confidence by completing a boating course.

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No matter your skill set, there’s a place for you in the Coastguard whānau.

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Thanks to our life-saving partners:
  • Auckland Council
  • Northland Regional Council
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • Hutchwilco
  • Marine Deals
  • Tower
  • Kordia
  • Hyundai
  • Line7
  • Century Batteries
  • Half Moon Bay
  • NZCT
  • Lotteries Grants Board
  • Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity