Emergency Contact

Use Channel 16 on a Marine VHF Radio
0508 RESCUE (737283)
or dial *500 from your mobile.

Unit Contact

Coastguard North Shore
PO Box 35 074,
Browns Bay,
Auckland 0753

Phone 021 945 718
Email training@cgns.co.nz

Becoming a Coastguard Member

By becoming a Coastguard member you’ve got peace of mind every time you hit the water knowing we’ve got your back, and you can get the best out of your boating safely with a whole range of safety and information benefits.

No matter if you break down, get a flat battery, or are out with the family when one of the kids get sick, rest assured one of our rescue vessels, crewed by our trained volunteers, will turn up and do all they can to get you home in one piece.

From a simple jump start to a full blown emergency, we’re your best mates out on the water.


Interested in volunteering? We meet every Wednesday for Training and Maintenance. If you are interested in volunteering your time, contact training@cgns.co.nz and arrange a time to come down and meet the team.

We have regular intakes for on water crew and land-based support crew. Volunteering includes a range of valued roles from on water duty and emergency pager response crew, to unit support roles like committee and treasurer, and through to essential fundraising and market duty support. No matter how you think you can help, we’ll gladly talk you through where we need you most.