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Coastguard Queenstown


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Coastguard Queenstown is a volunteer organisation dedicated to providing a full time search and rescue unit on Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding waterways. They are dedicated to giving the Queenstown community fully trained crew permanently on standby to provide assistance in our waters 24 hrs a day 365 days a year.

Volunteers are trained to respond to emergencies and water safety on Lake Wakatipu with a crew aboard the Coast guard vessel.

Full search and rescue skills will be gained and satisfaction from belonging to a strong team of individuals committed to providing assistance on the water 24/7.


18 yrs+ Volunteers should have an interest in the activities of the coastguard and strive to enhance the reputation of the organisation within the region. 

You must be comfortable on the water in a small craft.  Full search and rescue skills will be taught.

Time commitment

Volunteers should be able to commit to volunteering with Coastguard for a minimum of one year. This is an on call role so living or working near the boat ramp with your own transport is a must. Volunteers are also required to attend monthly meetings and undergo on-going training.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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