Beach to Bush
The Beach to Bush Program is the most significant educational initiative of Surf Life Saving and has been delivered to rural NSW schools for 23 years. In 2017, the program will be held from 20-24 November with nine tours spreading the surf safety message thoughout the state.
The program began as a result of research which highlighted that 50% of people rescued from the surf live more than 50km from the beach. Beach to Bush was started in 1994 and aims to educate young people about safety at the beach and other aquatic environments. This year marks the 24th year of Beach to Bush being delivered across NSW. We wish to thank ClubsNSW and NSW Cancer Institute for their ongoing support.
2017 Beach to Bush Tours:
- Tour 1: Tamworth
- Tour 2: North Canberra
- Tour 3: South Canberra
- Tour 4: Deniliquin/Berrigan/Blighty/Tocumwal
- Tour 5: Dubbo/Narromine/Wellington/Geurie/Wongarbon
- Tour 6: Bourke/Brewarrina/Walgett
- Tour 7: Orange/Spring Hill/Manildra/Cudal
- Tour 8: Narrabri/Wee Waa/Boggabri/Gunnedah
- Tour 9: Yass/Young/Boorowa
The program is an engaging, interactive presentation delivered by experienced and enthusiastic volunteer lifesavers.
Topics covered include:
General beach safety messages
Skin cancer prevention strategies
Rip and wave identification
Sea creatures and first aid
Rescues and getting help
Safety in other aquatic environments (pools, creeks, waterholes)
Please contact Beach to Bush Coordinator, Patria Harris if you require further information about the program.