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Emergency Services - dial 111

Stewart Island Health Centre

Medical and ambulance services, Argyle Street
Clinic hours: 10.00am to 12.30pm daily (24 hour on call)
Tel: +64 3 219 1098

Halfmoon Bay Police Station

Corner of Golden Bay Road and View Street
Tel: +64 3 219 0020

Oban Volunteer Fire Brigade

Argyle Street
Visitors should note that the fire siren is tested every Monday at 7.00pm

General Services / Information


Please be aware of, and use our footpaths.  Where there are no footpaths take extreme care and obey general road rules.  Always be aware that vehicles are using the same carriageway.  Bright clothing or carrying a torch at night would also be an added safety precaution.


There are no Banks on the island but there is an ATM located in the Four Square supermarket (New Zealand banks only).  Some businesses only accept cash but many now have EFTPOS facilities and accept major credit cards.

Mobile Phones

Limited coverage for Spark and Vodafone. 

Internet Services

Available at the Halfmoon Bay Library (during open hours) and at the South Sea Hotel (in the public bar).

Wi-fi Hot Spot on Ayr Street from Community Centre to Elgin Terrace.


Power costs on the island are very expensive (4 times the cost of mainland power).  Authorities are now looking into alternatives.  Turning off all appliances and lighting when leaving your accommodation would make for good relations with your hosts.


Community Centre

Located in central Halfmoon Bay (Oban) the Community Centre is an ideal venue for an educational exchange, conference (up to 250 people), social function, team building weekend, workshop, crafts display, theatrical production or sporting event.  Visitors to the island are welcome to use the stadium or gym for a small fee.

Community Noticeboard

Local events, volunteer opportunities, items for sale or rent, lost & found - the community noticeboard is right next to the supermarket.  Sit and watch the world go by or chat with a local, it all happens here!

Halfmoon Bay Library

Ayr Street - visitors welcome

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Wednesday 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Saturday 10.00am to 12.00pm

Lions Club

First Wednesday of each month at 7pm - see the Community Noticeboard next to the supermarket for more information.

Rakiura Refuse Recovery Centre

Horseshoe Point Road
Tel: +64 (0)3 219 1581
Roadside refuse collection is every Tuesday morning.  Public recycling/rubbish bins are situated beside the Community Centre, at the entrance to the wharf, and on Elgin Terrace.

Southland District Council - Oban Office

Ayr Street
Opening hours: 9.00am-noon (weekdays)
Tel: +64 3 219 1049
Fax: +64 3 219 1022

The Pavilion, Ayr Street

Function room and kitchen facilities available for hire.
Tel: +64 3 219 1014