Donate to Land Search & Rescue

Usually when you hear about Land Search and Rescue in the media, it’s a story of someone whose life was saved by our volunteers, which is due to your incredible support of Land Search and Rescue. Today, remember the faces that you don’t see, think about the ones whose stories you may never read but whose gratitude for your kindness will be forever etched on their hearts.

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Our partner Givealittle, offers a safe and easy way to make online donations. Donations of over $5 are eligible for a New Zealand charitable giving tax credit.

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With your support, you are helping to train/equip/support our 63 Local Groups, 5 Specialist Disciplines and 3,000 voluntary members from across the country, every dollar you donate, does, and will make a difference and ultimately, you are helping us to save lives.

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63 local groups

throughout New Zealand



Specialist Discipline Teams


Over 3,000

Trained Volunteers

Other ways to give

Donations over $5 (other than payroll giving above) are tax deductible and we are happy to send you a receipt on request. We are a voluntary organisation registered as a charity under the Charities Act 2005; number CC 11286


Direct Credit

Account Name: 
New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Incorporated

Bank: ASB

Account No: 12-3191-0046063-02


Payroll Giving

You can to donate to Land Search and Rescue directly from your pay if your employer supports this scheme and files their deductions electronically with the Inland Revenue (IRD). With payroll giving you get an immediate tax rebate for one third of your donation. For example, if you donate $15 to LandSAR through payroll giving, your take home pay will reduce by only $10. You can find out more about it on the IRD website.


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Write a Will today to help save lives.

Safewill is a leading online Will writing platform who make it simple and affordable to write your own Will with just a few clicks. We’ve partnered with Safewill to make it easy for you to make real and lasting change for New Zealanders.

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Donor Comments

“Thank you to the amazing the team who got my friend and I out safely yesterday from the Hollyford track. I cannot feel more fortunate to have been able to rely on Land Search and Rescue and so grateful for the kindness and understanding given in a scenario where getting out of our beautiful and sometimes unforgiving backyard safety is needed. I always knew how important Land Search and Rescue’s mahi is for preventing serious injuries and saving lives, but now a new level of appreciation has been found!”

“Thanks to you and all the volunteers for your amazing mahi in finding my friend and all you and the police do.”

“Keen mountain biker and occasional tramper. Really valuable service, hope my donation helps.”