Seafarers’ Centres in New Zealand

Seafarers’ Centres exist to provide a safe environment for seafarers of all nationalities and creeds in New Zealand ports. The Centres are run by organisations established to serve the needs of seafarers. Generally, charges are set at a level simply to recover costs.

The Centres generally provide services such as toll-calls, email/internet, and a welcoming environment. They have the necessary contacts to assist in any welfare difficulties; some offer a chaplaincy service.

Opening times and services vary.    See table below.

Port Address of Centre Organisation/Comment
AUCKLAND – Auckland International Seafarers’ Centre 114 Quay Street, Auckland (opposite Marsden Wharf)

+64 9 373 4352

 

Auckland International Seafarers Centre Incorporated (partnership of Mission to Seafarers – Auckland, Apostleship of the Sea (Auckland Branch), Sailors’ Society Auckland Charitable Trust, and the Church and Community of St James)

link to site

BAY OF PLENTY
(Tauranga, Mt Maunganui)
– United Seafarers’ Mission
Suite 2,
Oceania House,
127 Hull Road,
Mount Maunganui+64 7 575 8341
Mission to Seafarers (MTS), Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), Galilee Mission

link to site

BLUFF – Seafarers’ Centre Island Harbour (Bluff) adjacent to main port gate.

Contact security office for access

+64 3 212 8228

Bluff Seafarers’ Centre Incorporated (Associate member of International Sailors’ Society New Zealand (Inc))

link to site

CHELSEA SUGAR WHARF No Cente – see AUCKLAND
DUNEDIN No Centre – see Port Chalmers
LYTTELTON (Christchurch) – 18 Norwich Quay
Lyttelton
Mission to Seafarers & AoS
Full details
MARSDEN POINT (Whangarei) – Mission to Seafarers 21 Ralph Trimmer Drive
Marsden Point, Ruakaka, Whangarei+64 9 432 7433
Mission to Seafarers

Full Details

MOUNT MAUNGANUI see Bay of Plenty
NAPIER – Seafarers’ Centre Breakwater Rd, 300m from Main Gate of Port

+64 6 8351 906

Mission to Seafarers, AoS, and other groups

Full Details

NELSON – Port Nelson Seafarers’ Centre McGlashen Quay,
Port Nelson+64 3 548 7623
Mission to Seafarers

Full Details

NEW PLYMOUTH – Port Taranaki No Centre
ONEHUNGA No Centre – see AUCKLAND
POINT HOWARD (SEAVIEW TANKER TERMINAL, WELLINGTON) – Point Howard Drop-In Centre 23 Howard Road,
Point Howard,
Eastbourne Wellington 6008

+64 4 5687 139

Mission to Seafarers

PORT CHALMERS (Dunedin) – Seafarers Centre 12 George Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin

+64 3 454 4789

Otago Seafarers Charitable Trust (associate member of International Sailors’ Society New Zealand (Inc))

link to site

RAVENSBOURNE WHARF see PORT CHALMERS transport can be arranged to the Centre. Contact details on website
TAURANGA see Bay of Plenty
TIMARU – South Canterbury Seafarers Centre Ritchie Street, Timaru (opposite tug berth) South Canterbury Seafarers Welfare Society (independent Group 2 member of the SWB)
WELLINGTON – Seafarers Centre Shed 51,
Aotea Wharf,
Centre Port, Wellington
+64 4 473 7929
Mission to Seafarers, British Sailors Society, AoS

see also Point Howard