Health & Safety

Access Ability

The work of Access Ability is based on a defined set of principles and beliefs.  These are what guide our efforts.  They are what we stand for and aim towards.  Like all things in life they require constant reviewing. Access Ability is an independent, not for profit company that has been working in the disability sector for over 10 years.  

Adventure Development

Free Youth Alcohol and Drug Counselling for young people under 20. Counselling for moderate mental health issues.

Alcohol/Drug Helpline

Hours: 10am - 10pm 7 days

Alcoholics Anonymous Wanaka

Meets at 8pm every Monday at the Wanaka Plunket Rooms. Freephone: 0800 AA works(2296757).

Alzheimers Southland

In Queenstown / Arrowtown every 4-6 weeks

Antenatal Services

Bridget runs the antenatal classes and bookings can be through the medical centre on the above telephone number.

Arrowtown Plunket

Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Friday 10am-12pm under 5's. Wed 1pm - 3pm Babies group

Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade

Phone number at the Station is: 03 442 1740 (unmanned station) Gary Mobile: 0274 333 982

Cancer Society - Central Otago & Queenstown Lakes District

Support Services: No matter who you are, where you live, or the issues you're facing through cancer, we can help with services that are free, confidential and accessible. These services are available for carers, family and friends as well. Our services aim to help those affected by cancer maintain a positive future outlook and offer support for patients and their families. Living with a cancer dia...

Central Otago Child Cancer Foundation

Karen Heslip (Southland Branch) Phone: 03 205 3563 Des Adamson (Dunedin) Phone: 03 488 0300 Lynda Read (Otago Branch) Phone: 03 445 1299

Counselling - Re-Create

Kathryn provides counselling and training in both general mental health issues and addiction or substance abuse

Counsellor and Gestalt Therapist, Elizabeth Denton

I work as a counsellor and gestalt therapist with individuals and couples. Most people benefit from therapy at certain times in their lives. This is normally signalled by anxiety or depression, or by that ‘lost’ sense that many of us fall victim to, when life loses its colour and vitality. Please see my website for my credentials and more about the way I work. Liz

Department of Conservation - Wakatipu

Mission and visionThe Department of Conservation's challenge is to manage natural and historic heritage assets for the greatest benefit and enjoyment of all New Zealanders, by conserving, advocating and promoting natural and historic heritage so that its values are passed on undiminished to future generations.The Department’s mission is:To conserve New Zealand’s natural and historic he...

Department of Conservation - Wanaka

Mission and visionThe Department of Conservation's challenge is to manage natural and historic heritage assets for the greatest benefit and enjoyment of all New Zealanders, by conserving, advocating and promoting natural and historic heritage so that its values are passed on undiminished to future generations.The Department’s mission is:To conserve New Zealand’s natural and historic he...

Frankton Alcoholics Anonymous

Helpline: 0800 229 6757

Head Injury Society of Southland

Cell: 027 424 8813 Hours: Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 3pm. Friday by appointment only. Please phone first.

Health Protection - Public Health South

Covers six main areas that affect the general public's health. These include: Food Safety, Communicable Diseases, Biosecurity & Quarantine, Drinking Water, Hazardous Substances and Resource Managament.

Jigsaw Central Lakes

Jigsaw Central Lakes provides free services to individuals and families that are affected by Family Violence. Services offered include 24 hour telephone support, emergency accommodation, women’s and children’s domestic violence programmes, professional counselling, child and youth advocacy, strengthening families, men’s support, and a variety of educational programmes. We have be...

Mountain Safety Council

The Wakatipu branch of the Mountain Safety Council run a variety of public courses in the following disciplines - Firearms, Bushcraft, Outdoor First Aid, HUNTS, River Safety and Avalanche. We are always interested in hearing from individuals or groups wishing to become involved and learn more about courses. Please email or telephone the branch on 409 2025 for further...

National Heart Foundation

Or Contact: Leanne Barclay Cardiac Rehabilitation Co-Ordinator 03 474 0999 Tracer: 6941

Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust

Open Monday to Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm Free community health & social Services.

Public Health Nurse

A public health nurse or a public nurse is a trained nurse whose work and focus is on community health.  They may work in a variety of settings including schools, for the government and for special health projects running in the community.

Queenstown Community Mental Health

After Hours Emergency Number - 0800 4 678 466(0800 4 OPTION)

Queenstown DARE Support Committee

Locally operated and funded drug resistance education programmes - school based.

Queenstown Lakes Family Centre

Free support and counselling for children, adolescents and their families. Including home-based parent support, group programmes and therapeutic counselling.

Queenstown Plunket Centre

Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm

Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade

In an emergency please call 111.

Rehabilitation and Disabilities Services

Our mission is to assist in the individual empowerment of all persons with any disability or need for rehabilitation, in the Central Lakes area, and to provide the tools they need to direct their lives and participate fully in the community. We are committed to providing our clients with quality support and equipment to help them reach their goals for independence and empowerment.

Salvation Army

The Thrift Shop phone number is 03 442 9661.

Spirit of Wakatipu Trust

A trust that has been set up to keep families together as a family unit during times of sickness or injury.

St John Ambulance Service

Provide ambulance service, 1st aid supplies and courses.

Supporting Families Wakatipu

Are you affected by someone else's mental health/drug/alcohol issues? We offer free, confidential support, advocacy and information.

Upper Clutha Plunket

Carseat hire 03 443 8706 Room hire / bookings 03 443 1239 Furniture hire 443 7030 To receive newsletter email details to

Wakatipu Health Trust

The objectives of the Trust are: (i) To raise funds to develop and provide better public health and wellbeing facilities and services for the people of the Wakatipu. (ii) To acquire equipment for placing in appropriate health facilities which will enable health providers in the Wakatipu Basin to deliver enhanced service to the local population.

Wakatipu Medical Centre

Wakatipu Medical Centre is a community general medical practice situated in Frankton. It serves patients from the wider Wakatipu basin, stretching Glenorchy to Gibbston Valley and as far south as Athol.  Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm

Wakatipu Primary Healthcare Organisation

Nurse health clinic s are on a Monday's from 10am to 12pm offering health advise education and screening. Not available on public holidays.

Wakatipu Psychology

Registered Clinical Psychologist.23 years experience.Family Court and ACC approved.Individuals,couples,training and supervision.Evenings only.Enquiries welcome.

Wakatipu Search and Rescue

You can also contact the Police Station, phone 03 442 7900 or Russell Carr, phone 03 442 9068 or mobile 0274 350 678.

Wakatipu Swim School

We are passionate about teaching Learn to Swim in our community, and promoting water safety strategies to the children in our schools and ECE centres. We support the Queenstown Primary School in using their pool during Terms 1 & 4 and year round we use Alpine Aqualand on Sundays. Holiday swim blocks are a great way to boost swim skills for busy families without time for weekly swim lessons dur...

Wakatipu Victim Support

You can also contact Victim Support through the Police - Phone: 03 441 1600 Office Landline: 03 441 1608.

Wanaka Al-anon

Presbyterian Hall 91 Tenby Street Wanaka Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

Wanaka Volunteer Fire Brigade

Ian can also be contacted at Wanaka Tractor Services 03 443 7749, or a/hrs 03 443 8267.Fire Station telephone number 03 443 7602.

Wanaka Wastebusters

Wanaka's recycling centre and biggest reuse shop. Open 8am - 5.30pm, 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac morning). Drop off your recycling, browse in the shop or check out the Ed-Space. Corner of Ballantyne Rd and Riverbank Rd.