Health and Emergency Services

Most of the emergency services in Kaikōura are voluntary, with the exception of the Medical Centre, Police and Hospital. All of these services are looking for more volunteers, if you live in Kaikōura you may be able to help, please support your community and get involved.


Kaikōura Medical Centre

General practitioners, physiotherapy, etc.
Hospital Buildings
7 Deal Street
Kaikōura

P: 03 319 3500
F: 319 6614


Kaikōura Hospital

Emergency treatments, elderly care, maternity, and other hospital services.
7 Deal Street
Kaikōura

P: 03 319 7760


Kaikōura Police

Note: calls may be transferred to the Blenheim Police Station
12 Hasting Street
Kaikōura

P: 03 319 5038
W: www.police.govt.nz


Kaikōura Voluntary Fire Brigade

The Kaikōura Fire Station is unmanned. In an emergency please phone 111.
36 Esplanade
Kaikōura

P: 03 319 6008
W: www.fire.org.nz


Kaikōura Voluntary Rural Fire Forces

Rural fire forces are based in Clarence, Kekerengu, Oaro and Kaikōura. The Principal Rural Fire Officer is based at the Kaikōura District Council office.
Principal Rural Fire Officer
PO Box 6
Kaikōura

P: 03 319 5026


Kaikōura Volunteer Coastguard

For boating assistance
PO Box 71
Kaikōura

P: 03 319 5850
W: www.coastguard.nz


Search and Rescue

Kaikōura's search and rescue efforts are coordinated in the first instance by Kaikōura Police.
Police Station
12 Hasting Street
Kaikōura

P: 03 319 5038
W: www.landsar.org.nz


St John's Ambulance Services

Become a volunteer ambulance officer! Volunteer training and cadetships offered.

  • Lifelink Medical Alarms (0800) 50 23 23
  • First Aid Training (03) 578-0797

The Order of St John
116 Beach Road
Kaikōura

P: 0800 780 780
W: www.stjohn.org.nz