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Why get a Membership?

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 Century marine batteries, Lifestyle Broadband and lifejacket rental - see more here.

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


*These benefits are exclusive to members holding a National Individual, Vessel or Life membership. Membership discounts on Coastguard Boating Education courses are not available to Club Members. Members of local Coastguard unit membership programmes are not eligible for these benefits.


Boatie's Best Mate.

Got the Coastguard app? Done your Day Skipper course? Got a Callsign?

Find out all you need to know at our Boaties Best Mate website.