DPA Lifejacket Hubs

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Wearing a correctly fitted lifejacket increases your chance of survival if you end up in the water. If you don’t have a lifejacket, you can borrow one from a DPA Lifejacket Hub.

Our Lifejacket Hubs are a place where anyone can borrow lifejackets for themselves, their whānau, friends, school, organisation or community group. We partner with organisations across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland (and beyond) to prevent drowning by making lifejackets available for anyone to use while they are out connecting with the water.

DPA Lifejacket Hubs is just one of our drowning prevention initiatives. We are a non-profit organisation and your generous donation towards our work will be gratefully received. Please gift a koha to support what we do.

DPA Lifejacket Hub Locations and Contacts

Bethells Beach Te Henga

Bethells Beach SLSC

211 Bethells Road, Waitakere, Auckland
[email protected]

Great Barrier S.E.A. 1

Okiwi School

Jo Leary
Aotea Road, Great Barrier
4290 138
[email protected]

Great Barrier S.E.A. 2

Mulberry Grove School

271 Shoal Road, Great Barrier
4290 475
[email protected]


Te Ahiwaru Trust

Nihia Tuki-Selwyn
24 Ruaiti Road, Ihumaatao, Maangere
[email protected]

Mt Albert

Belgravia Leisure Mt Albert

38 Alberton Avenue, Mount Albert
09 815 7001
[email protected]


Manukau Cruising Club

Marie Vaughn
Orpheus Drive, Onehunga, Auckland
022 505 7189
[email protected]


Coastguard Papakura

Darren Stutter
Wellington Park, 1 Great South Road, Papakura
[email protected]


Fulton Swim School

Swim School
38 Patumāhoe Road, Auckland
09 238 1841
[email protected]

Stanmore Bay

Stanmore Bay Pool and Leisure Centre

Rose Hayden
09 424 9227
[email protected]


Swimming Waikato

Megan Farndale
[email protected]


Sport Waitākere

Jamie Lane
545 Don Buck Road, Massey
Postal Address
[email protected]
021 149 7472


Drowning Prevention Auckland Office

Kushida Rasheed
85 Westhaven Drive, Auckland
021 149 5564
[email protected]

When to wear a lifejacket

If you’re heading out for any of the following activities or situations, check that you have a correctly fitting lifejacket for everyone involved:

  • Boating – powered or non-powered
  • Rock-based fishing or other land-based fishing
  • Personal watercraft – jet ski
  • Craft – such as kayak, canoe, waka, stand up paddleboards, inflatables, dinghies
  • Windsports – kiteboarding, windsurfing, wing foiling
  • Wharfs and jetties
  • Canyoning
  • Working near water – construction, maintenance, surveying
  • Floods and natural disasters
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Any time you want extra flotation in the water

Maritime New Zealand governs the rules regarding the use of lifejackets but local bylaw regulations may differ, so we recommend checking your Council website.

How to fit a lifejacket

Watch this video for instructions on how to correctly fit a lifejacket

Lifejacket Koha

There is no fixed charge to borrow a lifejacket from one of our Lifejacket Hubs. However, Drowning Prevention Auckland is a non-profit organisation and your generous donation towards our work will be gratefully received. Whether you’re borrowing a lifejacket or just want to support our mahi, please make your koha using the button below.

Lifejacket Use Survey

It is important that everyone who borrows our lifejackets completes a user survey once they have been used.

Online Learning

We cover the wearing of lifejackets as part of the 15 competencies for drowning prevention in many of our free eLearning modules.