Who to call

Coastguard boating education

Coastguard runs boating education and safe boating courses in Northland, including Day Skipper, Boatmaster and Marine VHF Radio courses. See what’s on offer at: 
Freephone: 0800 40 80 90.


Saving lives at sea
Freephone: 0508 737 283.

Reporting oil spills, hazards and dangerous boating 

Contact the Northland Regional Council’s 24/7 Environmental Hotline:
0800 504 639.

Reporting activities

To report something suspicious in the water, contact the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI): 0800 00 83 33.

To report Illegal fishing activities: Contact MPI: 0800 476 224.

To report whale or dolphin stranding and fishing in marine reserves:
Contact the Department of Conservation: 0800 362 468.

MarineMate app for local harbour information

Find local information about Northland’s harbours including nearby boat ramps, ski lanes, local area notices and tide times with this free marine app for Apple and Android. Available from your local app store.

NZ fishing rules

To learn about fishing and shellfish rules, identify fish species, and find out about minimum legal size and area bag limits, download the MPI recreational fishing app available for Apple and Android, text app to 9889.

Fish heads disposal 

Get rid of your fish heads through a free service to connect those with fish heads to those who’d like to get fish heads.

Go to: www.freefishheads.co.nz and be part of reducing waste in and around our coastline.

Jet skis registration

Before heading out on a jet ski, make sure you know the rules and regulations in Northland. Jet skis are required to be registered and the registration number displayed in a prominent position. Find out about registering your jet ski at: www.at.govt.nz

Wharfs and boat ramps

Far North Holdings
[email protected]
Phone 09 402 7124

Far North District Council
Freephone: 0800 920 029

Whangarei District Council
Freephone: 0800 932 463