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Why join Coastguard?

Having a problem out on the water can be a hassle, but with a Coastguard membership you've got peace of mind every time you're out there. 
Please note there is a 24-hour stand down period for new members.

It only takes a few minutes to join up.

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Free assistance

Free assistance 24/7, in all the popular boating areas around the country.

Whether it's a flat battery, you've run out of fuel, or something more serious, we've got your back.

Flexible membership for you and your family, or for a vessel with multiple skippers.

Member Discounts
Member discounts

Coastguard members get access to a great range of discounts on relevant products and services.

New members get discounts on a range of Boating Education courses.

Members also get discounts on marine insurance, Century marine batteries, Lifestyle Broadband and lifejacket rental - see more here.

Safety services
Safety services

Trip reporting and bar crossing services.

Coastguard Nowcasting including real-time weather on the Coastguard app.

Coastguard Radio live broadcasts and VHF channels.

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You'll get the monthly In the Loop email newsletter filled with the latest news, tips and useful info to help you get the most out of your boating and membership.

Email updates featuring key events, promotions and member discounts.

Membership means we've got your back with free assistance every time you hit the water.
Find the full membership terms and conditions here.

The discounts above are only available to Coastguard National Members and are not valid for Local Unit Coastguard Members.


Boatie's Best Mate.

Get a Coastguard membership today for peace of mind when you’re out boating.