Health and Emergency Services

Most of the emergency services in Kaikoura 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 Kaikoura you may be able to help, please support your community and get involved.


Kaikoura Medical Centre

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

P: 03 319 3500
F: 319 6614


Kaikoura Hospital

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

P: 03 319 7760


Kaikoura Police

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

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


Kaikoura Voluntary Fire Brigade

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

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


Kaikoura Voluntary Rural Fire Forces

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

P: 03 319 5026


Kaikoura Volunteer Coastguard

For boating assistance
PO Box 71
Kaikoura

P: 03 319 5850
W: www.nzcoastguard.co.nz


Search and Rescue

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

P: 03 319 5038
W: www.nzlsar.org.nz


St John's Ambulance Services

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

The Order of St John
116 Beach Road
Kaikoura

P: 03 319 199
W: www.stjohn.org.nz