Coastguard West Coast was started in 1987 by a small group of volunteers who were concerned to provide marine search and rescue services for the district. 

The Grey River bar is notorious and has been the cause of a number of vessels capsizing with loss of life.

We operate from the Talley’s Marine Rescue Centre alongside the local Surf Life Saving Club and have some members in common.


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

Legal Name Coastguard West Coast Inc
Charity Number   CC41769





Have fun raising money for your local Coastguard crew!

I want to fundraise

Become a member

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

Find out how to become a member

Book a Course

Increase your knowledge and confidence by completing a boating course.

Book a boating course
  • Hutchwilco
  • Lotteries Grants Board
  • NZCT
  • Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity
  • Century Batteries
  • Bellingham Wallace