MORE THAN JUST RED AND YELLOW FLAGS...
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.
Surf Life Saving SA provide patrol services at 20 locations between October and April each year. In addition to this Surf Life Saving SA operate 24/7 response teams which include Rescue Water Craft and Jet Boat services, and members trained in search and rescue from all clubs.
The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service operates between October and April, providing an eye in the sky for beach goers.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
People are often surprised to discover Surf Life Saving is a fully accredited training organisation, offering companies, government bodies and other groups a range of professional courses as varied as the Certificate IV Training & Assessment, First Aid, Public Safety and Beach Administration. But when you think about it, lifesaving and training are a perfect fit. The formal passing on of skills and wisdom is something we've been doing for 100 years.
As the leading provider of surf safety, we extend our educational activities to coastal, rural, indigenous and international community groups. We provide a range of programs and educational information through various communication methods, including commercial advertising, school based programs, peak body advice, awareness and self survival courses, and educational tours.
Surf lifesavers compete in surf sports competitions to demonstrate their physical and mental skills and abilities. Surf sports play a major role in the preparation of surf lifesavers to meet the physical standards necessary for saving lives.
Competition officials and organisers conduct competitions to support and encourage lifesavers to demonstrate their knowledge and skill.