Rapid response to all forms of life-threatening emergencies.
“The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service is our eyes in the sky, allowing Surf Life Saving to patrol a vast area of the Australian coastline”.
Its aircraft and rescue crews respond quickly and efficiently to emergencies threatening the life, health and safety of people caused through a medical emergency, illness, natural disaster, accidents or mishap.
Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters can be found in Sydney, Moruya on the NSW south coast, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
Your donation keeps this lifesaving equipment in the air.
Major national partner
Where does my money go? Can even a small donation help? Your questions answered.
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
Could you give regularly?
As well as training new volunteer surf lifesaver, your monthly donation helps repair and replace the equipment that constant exposure to the sun and sea can damage. As a Guardian of the Surf your monthly donation ensures that we are rescue-ready at a moment’s notice. You would be the silent hero behind every life saved.