To save lives and build healthier and safer communities. 


A unique and celebrated water safety organisation building vibrant and inclusive community hubs that inspire people through the delivery of excellence in emergency service, training, education and sport. 

Current Vacancies


Work over the Summer Holidays in the VACSWIM program!

VACSWIM is an annual, South Australian Government funded initiative. Each year it engages up to 12,000 primary school-aged children at more than 130 sites across the state. VACSWIM’s primary objective is to reduce the incidence of drowning among the younger generations. 


Instructor in Charge (IC) - to apply click HERE

Instructor - to apply click HERE

Assistant Instructor - to apply click HERE

Volunteer - to apply click HERE

VACSWIM will officially commence on Thursday 2 January 2020 and continue through until Wednesday 15 January 2020. Some locations will run a 7 or 5-day program, and some may run different dates to the standard – these are listed on the Surf Life Saving SA VACSWIM page.

Surf Life Saving SA will start formally appointing aquatic staff from November 2019 and will continue the process until all positions/locations have been filled. Our recruitment team will do their best to place successful applicants at their preferred sites, but there is no guarantee that you will receive any of your preferences. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for a position.

Please click on the links below for job position descriptions. If you wish to apply for two positions, please complete an application form for the position with the most responsibility. Applications will take approximately 30mins to complete.

Should you have any further queries, please contact Eloise or Georgia from the SLSSA VACSWIM Team on 08 8354 6996 or vacswim@surflifesavingsa.com.au

Instructor in Charge (IC) position description

Instructor position description

Assistant Instructor position description

Volunteer position description

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