2014 Beach to Bush

Surf Life Saving NSW invites you to be a part of the 2014 Beach to Bush Program. The Beach to Bush program is a free 1 hour aquatic safety presentation held in rural NSW.

What is 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 over 20 years. 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. The program aims to educate young people about safety at the beach and other aquatic environments.

When will Beach To Bush be held?

The program will be held across country NSW from Monday 10 - Friday 14 November 2014. Just in time for summer aquatic activities and school holidays!

What will the program cover?

  • 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)


Participating Regions

  • Armidale - Fully booked
  • Dunedoo
  • Orange - Fully booked
  • Tumut
  • Tamworth - Fully booked
  • Mudgee - Fully booked
  • Forbes - Fully booked
  • Cooma
  • Scone
  • Wellington - Fully booked
  • Cootamundra
  • Jindabyne
  • Singleton
  • Dubbo - Fully booked
  • Yass
  • Canberra/ACT - Fully booked

The Beach to Bush program is a free presentation proudly supported by Cancer Institute NSW and ClubsNSW. Each student will be presented with Beach to Bush resources to reinforce safety messages.

If you are interested in having the Beach to Bush presentation delivered at your school, fill out the online form.