Become a Guardian of the Surf
A Guardian of the Surf is a special kind of donor to SLSF.
Becoming a Guardian ensures sustainable and regular funding
Donate $16 per month
On patrol, surf lifesavers are always watching out for your family and friends – but binoculars, signage and red and yellow patrol flags help our dedicated volunteers do their job. Your Bronze annual donation is the equivalent to purchasing binoculars, red and yellow patrol flags and a safety sign for one of our Surf Life Saving patrols.
Give monthly and become a Guardian of the Surf
Our monthly supporters truly are Guardians of the Surf and critical to us. By becoming a Guardian of the Surf and donating monthly, we can plan for the future and ensure all our surf life savers have the crucial training as well as the right equipment they need.
Why have others become Guardians?
“Our family has been coming down to the beach every Christmas holidays for 15 years. Every year we see someone get saved. Sometimes those people look really fit and healthy too! It just goes to show that absolutely anyone could need you. Thanks for being around.”
Thinking about becoming a Guardian of the Surf? Your questions answered
The SLSF was established to support our unique not-for-profit community cause that exists through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorships and government grants.
With over 176,000 members and 321 affiliated Surf Life Saving Clubs, SLS represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia, and the world.
- 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.
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