Surf Life Saving Foundation

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Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority.

Each year, surf lifesavers rescue more than 10,000 people from the water.

Over the years, this has added up to almost 700,000 lives saved thanks to the many outstanding volunteers involved in the Surf Life Saving movement, and the sacrifices they make. This is why the Surf Life Saving Foundation exists - to support SLSA with critical fundraising activities that help keep surf lifesavers on our beaches.

Become a Guardian of the Surf

A Guardian of the Surf is the silent hero behind every life saved. Your monthly donation will help train new surf lifesavers, improve the skills of our current volunteers and help us replace equipment that is constantly exposed to the harsh Australian conditions.

Why do we need your support?


Beach visits each year

1.6 million

Preventative actions taken by surf lifesavers


Annual surf lifesaving rescues


Cost for a single beach patrol

Innovation Fund

The Surf Life Saving Innovation Fund has been developed to deliver improved support to surf lifesavers by taking advantage of cutting edge, lifesaving technologies.

Our Appeals

It's through our appeals that all Australians can really help make a difference. By donating whatever you can, you are helping keep volunteer surf lifesavers on our beaches and helping us strive for zero deaths on our beaches. All gifts over $2 are tax deductible.

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In Memoriam

Memorial donations to Surf Life Saving can be an incredible meaningful way to honour your loved one. You can create a dedicated fundraising page that is simple yet lasting and a fitting tribute to help you remember them in the most meaningful way.

Find out more here.

Leave a message of support for your surf lifesavers.

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Keep your surf lifesavers on the beach.

Other ways you can support us

Workplace Giving

Make SLSF your organisation's charity of choice and join some of Australia's biggest and best in supporting us.

Leave a gift in your Will

Did you know that you can leave a set amount, or a percentage of your estate to help support the Foundation?

Get involved with SLSA

Join Nippers, learn first aid, join a Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) or become a volunteer surf lifesaver. There are many ways you can help save lives.

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