Become a Member

Coastguard Lake Taupo encourages all boat owners within our area to become members. Membership subscriptions contribute significantly towards our operating costs.

Becoming a Coastguard Lake Taupo Member signifies you as a responsible Skipper, one who takes the safety of family and crew seriously, one who supports the efforts of Coastguard to not only continue to save lives at sea, but to extend the safety initiatives they provide to New Zealand's boaties.


Boat Users and other Supporters join and pay an annual subscription. Benefits of this include:

  • Supporting Coastguard, 'The Charity Saving Lives at Sea'
  • ​Free and unlimited breakdown assistance on Lake Taupo and the upper reaches of the Waikato River
  • Free breakdown assistance anywhere in New Zealand waters
  • Discounts at various businesses in Taupo Township
  • Discounts on Coastguard Boating Education Courses (CBES)



To join Coastguard Lake Taupo click here for an online application form, fill in your details, and submit. 

Otherwise you can fill out this membership form in PDF format, print it out and return via post, or scan and email to


Membership subscription for Coastguard Lake Taupo is $87.50.  The subscription is for 12 months from the date of confirmation of the membership.