About the Foundation
We aim to make Australia’s beaches safer by striving for zero preventable deaths in Australian waters.
We strive for zero deaths on Australian beaches
The Surf Life Saving Foundation
The Surf Life Saving Foundation was established to ensure Surf Life Saving’s financial sustainability. We do this by engaging with the wider Australian community and initiating and managing fundraising programs aimed at maximising funds for the Surf Life Saving movement. As a charity, this community support is vital to be able to provide our lifesaving services.
These crucial funds allow our volunteers more time to focus on what they do best: saving lives in the surf. Today, the Foundation has grown into a national body with the mission to provide a sound financial base for Surf Life Saving both now and into the future.
We want to inspire all Australians to see that Surf Life Saving is a worthy cause and to donate to, get involved with, and an organisation that is committed to ensuring our safety on Australia beaches.
The Surf Life Saving Effect
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Guardians of the Surf
Your monthly donation will help train new lifesavers, improve the skills of our current volunteers and help us replace equipment that is constantly exposed to the harsh Australian conditions.Become a Guardian of the Surf
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- Maintain and replace lifesaving rescue equipment
- Enhance the training and development programs for volunteer surf lifesavers
- Expand community surf safety campaigns
- Fund aquatic safety research and development
- Continue to provide support services including communications networks, aerial patrols and powered watercraft
Every year millions of people visit our beaches, and thousands of these visitors find themselves in urgent need of a life saving rescue. This is what we are here for, to keep your family and friends safe in the water.
Your support today will ensure that millions of adults and children who visit the beach go home safely.
Did you know?
- It costs at least $850 to train a new volunteer to Bronze Medallion standard. Surf lifesavers are trained in First Aid, CPR and rescue techniques. Importantly, all of our lifesavers must continue to refresh and update their skills.
- Rescue gear and equipment are some of the largest costs associated with providing lifesaving services throughout Australia. A full life saving patrol can cost up to $80,000.
- Prevention is better than cure, and the best way to save lives at the beach is by teaching people how to stay out of danger. We run campaigns on how to spot rips and what to do if you are caught in one (swim parallel to the shore!).
No matter what area your donation goes towards, you can be sure that it will make a vital contribution to saving lives.
In light of COVID-19, it is important that appropriate processes are implemented to ensure the safety of our members while participating in lifesaving activities.
The health and wellbeing of all members within Surf Life Saving is paramount, and as such SLSA has been regularly monitoring and acting upon the advice from the Federal Government and other relevant authorities.
We have created the Patrols, Training and Patient Treatment During COVID-19 handbook to provide guidance on appropriate measures for minimising the risk of infection.
You can contact Surf Life Saving WA via: https://www.mybeach.com.au/support-us
PO Box 700
Balcatta WA 6914
Tel: 08 9207 6666