Coastguard Dunedin was started in November 2005 by a group of local boating enthusiasts under the name Harbour Rescue Inc.

In May 2006 we joined Coastguard and changed our name to Coastguard Dunedin. Our first vessel was a 6.8m Naiad called Southern Trust Rescue which was on loan from Coastguard New Zealand. 

In 2011 we started fundraising for a new vessel and in 2012 purchased our current 8.5m Protector vessel from Coastguard Waihi Beach which we renamed Dunedin Rescue. Currently we are working with a number of local search and rescue organisations on a shared resource centre in the port area.


Our current major project is to work with our local boating club on a joint building project as we currently operate from the workshop of one of our volunteers and the Portobello fire station hall.

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

Legal Name Coastguard Dunedin Inc
Charity Number    CC47245

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