Wellington Land Search and Rescue Members with packs and equipment walking towards an NH90 helicopter that has landed in a large green field.

Search & Rescue Support

For the Lost, Missing and Injured

Need to report someone lost or missing? Call 111 and ask for Police

What We Do

A male Police officer stands in front of a group of LandSAR volunteers in their orange hi-vis uniforms. He is pointing to a map and briefing the volunteers.
About us

LandSAR Wellington is an organisation of unpaid professionals that provide search and rescue services to the Police and the Rescue Coordination Centre across the greater Wellington region.

Man wearing hi-vis LandSAR cap and vest. He is standing in front of a rescue helicopter.
When to call 111

People are often unsure about when a situation warrants a 111 call to police. A general rule of thumb: IF IN DOUBT, CALL 111.

Female LandSAR volunteer in the bush. She is wearing an orange LandSAR hi-vis vest, and is reading from her notebook while transmitting via an orange handheld radio

Join our team

Our organisation is completely operated by our volunteers. We have a range of positions in both our Field and Incident Management Teams. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

We rely on your donations

We’re a registered charity, and rely from public donations to keep helping bring home the lost, missing and injured.

Latest NEws

Alan Marriott (Chair) presents the award to Meg

AGM Awards 2022

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Pub Quiz Fundraiser

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Woman searcher wearing rain jacket and carrying a green pack. She is clambering along a swollen river.

SAREX 2021: A Game of Two Halves…

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Our Sponsors

Group of LandSAR volunteers standing below a police officer that is giving a briefing to the searchers

2024 Statistics

Training Hours


Incident Hours


Total Hours


…and in 2023, our volunteers collectively gave up 5,071 hours of their time to help the community.
This was made up of 3,227 training hours, and 1,844 hours spent at real call-outs!

Updated daily – last updated 22/07/2024 @ 02:00