Donate to Coastguard and support our volunteers!

Ranui Bull Tony Smith Coastguard Southern Region volunteers

We need your help to save lives at sea!

Coastguard is a charity that receives limited funding from the Government. Our search and rescue crews are volunteers, out there in all weathers, all year round, saving lives at sea.

Donations have a significant impact. They pay for training, rescue gear and support for our volunteers. With over 2,000 volunteers around the country and, on average, 60 call-outs each and every week, the role of our supporters is simply essential. We just could not do what we do without your help.

You can claim back a 33.33 cents for every dollar you donate at the end of the tax year, from IRD. We will send you a donation receipt so you can do that, and there is more information here about how to make your claim.

Here's how you can make a donation today:

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

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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