Redhead Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Fri 19 Dec 2014

Lifesavers from Redhead SLSC in the Hunter region have been awarded the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month for November 2014 after their difficult rescue of two ski paddlers.

Call for Lifesavers for American Summer Camps

Thu 18 Dec 2014

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) is currently looking for qualified Surf Lifesavers and Lifeguards to escape the Aussie winter and embrace the American summer by spending 9 weeks in the USA at American Summer Camps.

Excitement Builds as Country Champs Loom

Thu 18 Dec 2014

Hours of training and dedication will be put to the ultimate test next month as thousands of athletes, officials, and supporters prepare to descend on Mollymook Beach for the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.

Rock Fishing: Leading Cause of Coastal Drownings in NSW

Thu 18 Dec 2014

While overall coastal drowning figures for NSW are significantly down from last year, for the first time rock fishing deaths have topped the list at 26.7%, making it the leading cause of all coastal drownings.

North Coast Brothers Make it a Family Affair

Wed 17 Dec 2014

Having one child on a representative team is fantastic, two certainly gives cause to smile, but imagine having four.

Man Drowns at Brunswick Heads

Tue 16 Dec 2014

A man has been pulled from the surf at Brunswick Heads after surfers reported him floating near the breakwall on Tuesday morning at around 7.45am.

NSW Team to Represent at Interstate Championships

Mon 15 Dec 2014

The NSW team to contest next month’s Interstate titles has been named.

Sydney Northern Beaches are Interbranch Champions

Sun 14 Dec 2014

Sydney Northern Beaches have regained the Interbranch Championship in style after holding off rivals Sydney with a determined display on a pulsating day two of action to conclude the 2014 Championships.

Interbranch Surf Champs Off to Flying Start

Sat 13 Dec 2014

Defending Interbranch champions Sydney are fighting a tough battle to retain their title at the conclusion of the first day of the championships on Saturday.

Inland Surf Boat Crew to Row in Gallipoli

Fri 12 Dec 2014

The City of Goulburn is known for producing great sports men and women. Goulburn now has its very own surf boat crew, who are preparing to represent the inland city in the Gallipoli 100 surf boat race in Turkey next April in conjunction with the 100th anniversary commemorations.

Joint Emergency Response in Surf Rescue

Fri 12 Dec 2014

An early morning rescue of a father and son in rough conditions at Cronulla has highlighted the importance of the Surf Rescue Emergency Response System, and a coordinated joint response.

Interbranch Championships To Begin Saturday

Wed 10 Dec 2014

With regional bragging rights on the line, there will be plenty of high quality competition when the annual NSW Interbranch Championships gets underway on Saturday.

Summer of Surf Heads To Thirroul

Fri 5 Dec 2014

Competition in the Summer of Surf series is heating up as athletes, officials and spectators prepare to head south to Thirroul beach this weekend.

Happy International Volunteer Day

Fri 5 Dec 2014

Today is International Volunteer Day and to celebrate this momentous occasion here are some statistics from the current 2014-15 season all made possible by you - the volunteers!

Watch Your Mate's Back!

Fri 5 Dec 2014

Melanoma Institute Australia is partnering with Surf Life Saving to remind all beach-goers this summer to be smart when in the sun.

Beyond the Flags - Issue 4

Fri 5 Dec 2014

Check out the latest issue of Beyond the Flags now!

Shoalhaven Lifeguards Put Through Their Paces

Tue 2 Dec 2014

Lifeguards from across the Shoalhaven region gathered at Mollymook SLSC on Saturday for their annual proficiency test ahead of patrols commencing today in the region.

Macksville Scotts Head Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Mon 1 Dec 2014

Lifesavers from Macksville Scotts Head on the state's Mid North Coast have been awarded the National Rescue of the Month as well as the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month for October 2014.

Clubbie Profile November: The Lambeth Family

Sat 29 Nov 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of November is the Lambeth Family - Peter, Louise and Isobel from Ocean Beach SLSC on the Central Coast.

SurfCom Week Profile: Katie Dixon

Fri 28 Nov 2014

At 32 years of age Ocean Beach volunteer surf lifesaver Katie Dixon ticks all the boxes, dedicating a huge amount of her time to various surf lifesaving activities.

North Coast Rookies Go Back To School

Fri 28 Nov 2014

Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s north, the Lifeguard class of 2014 had to head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

SurfCom Week Profile: Lhyriel Smith

Fri 28 Nov 2014

Lhyriel Smith of Garie SLSC is a 23 year old with a unique passion for surf lifesaving.

Doors to open at SurfCom

Thu 27 Nov 2014

The nerve centre for any on-beach emergency is the State Operations Centre, and this Saturday members of the public are invited for a rare glimpse behind the scenes at these important communications facilities, located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

SurfCom Week Profile: Tracey Hare-Boyd

Thu 27 Nov 2014

Tracey Hare-Boyd is one of the most inspirational and successful female surf lifesavers on the Northern Beaches and a dedicated SurfCom operator.

Bush kids learn lessons on beach safety

Wed 26 Nov 2014

There were plenty of laughs, jokes, and lessons learned all-round as a group of volunteer lifesavers took their message of beach safety to the children of the bush.

SurfCom Week Profile: Lorelle Kinsey

Wed 26 Nov 2014

Lorelle Kinsey has been volunteering as a SurfCom operator since 1995 and is part of a family of generations of surf lifesavers.

Call for Tenders – Evaluation of the Community Inclusion Project for People with a Disability

Wed 26 Nov 2014

Surf Lifesaving NSW (SLSNSW) is seeking tenders from organisations to undertake evaluation and monitoring of its Community Inclusion Project for People with a Disability.

SurfCom Week Profile: Jackson Towns

Tue 25 Nov 2014

At eighteen years old Jackson Towns is one of our youngest SurfCom operator and is a member Elouera SLSC.

Schoolies urged to watch out for mates

Tue 25 Nov 2014

School leavers descending on NSW beaches are being urged to “look out for their mates” as they celebrate the end of their formal education.

SurfCom Week Profile: Jess Grofski

Tue 25 Nov 2014

At twenty three years old Jess Grofski is a passionate SurfCom operator and member of North Steyne SLSC.

Call for Tenders – Developing an evidence-based approach to community education

Mon 24 Nov 2014

Surf Lifesaving NSW (SLSNSW) is seeking tenders from organisations/academic partners to undertake a project to develop an evidence-based approach to our community education interventions, with the overall aim of reducing drowning in NSW.

SurfCom Week Profile: Adrian Hill

Mon 24 Nov 2014

We are kicking off SurfCom week with a look at NSW State Operations Centre SurfCom Advisor Adrian Hill.

Lifesavers Resus Man Pulled From Surf

Sat 22 Nov 2014

Coogee volunteer surf lifesavers have successfully resuscitated a 25 yr old male who was pulled from the surf at around 1pm today.

Stay Safe in the Sun this Weekend

Fri 21 Nov 2014

With soaring temperatures set to continue across much of the state throughout the weekend, beachgoers are being urged to be both sun-safe and water-safe as they make the most of the hot conditions.

Blueprint to Help Cut Drownings Across Kiama

Wed 19 Nov 2014

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project is set to commence in the Kiama region with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

Amber Lawrence Hits Her Stride for Stroke

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Country music superstar Amber Lawrence, who wowed the audience recently at the Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence, will swap her heels for sneakers in November as she Strides for Stroke.

Circular 3378: 2015 Stramit Surf Life Saving NSW Country Championships

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Provides information for entering the 2015 Stramit Surf Life Saving NSW Country Championships.

New SLSNSW Life Members

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Five Surf Life Saving members have been recognised for their distinguished voluntary service and dedication by being awarded Life Membership of Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW).

NSW State Operations Centre Open Day

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of Surf Life Saving? The Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre is opening its doors on Saturday 29 November to visitors and members of all ages.

What Is The Summer of Surf?

Wed 12 Nov 2014

The future of Surf Sports is here and the Summer of Surf is set to revolutionise the competitive surf life saving season this year.

Regional Athletes Get A Head Start

Mon 10 Nov 2014

Regional athletes and coaches from the South Coast will get the opportunity to learn from the best during the Coaching the Coast Clinic, to be held at Mollymook SLSC on 29 & 30 November 2014.

Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge

Fri 7 Nov 2014

Who will be the 'best' surf boat crews this season? The top NSW crews will fight it out at the Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge in March 2015, proudly supported by Beko and Staminade.

Vale: John Robins

Fri 7 Nov 2014

It is with great sadness we share the tragic news that dedicated Avoca clubbie, John Robins, passed away in a freak surfing accident in Western Australia this week.

Blueprint to Help Cut Drownings Across Kiama & Shellharbour

Thu 6 Nov 2014

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project is set to commence in the Shellharbour and Kiama regions with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

Surf Lifesavers Head Out To The Bush

Wed 5 Nov 2014

Thousands of primary school students from inland NSW and the ACT will soon get the opportunity to take part in vital water safety lessons ahead of summer, when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers travel west for Beach to Bush.

2014 High Performance Beach Clinic Participants Selected

Tue 4 Nov 2014

The 2014 NSW Beach High Performance Clinic is open to beach athletes from U15 to Open's and will be held on the 23 November 2014 at Newport.

Clubbie Profile October: Rachelle King

Fri 31 Oct 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for October 2014 is Rachelle King from Terrigal SLSC, an absolute legend in surf sports.

2015 Country Team Announced

Fri 31 Oct 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW has had a proud and successful history of representative teams, including the NSW Country Team.

Summer’s Next Big Wave Comes to Fox Sports

Fri 31 Oct 2014

In what is the biggest television deal in the history of Surf Life Saving, Fox Sports will launch the Summer of Surf on Saturday night November 29.

Vale: Paul Hammond

Thu 30 Oct 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is deeply saddened to advise that Masters competitor, mentor, coach and friend Paul Hammond of Queenscliff SLSC has passed away.

Community Gets Behind Clubbie In Need

Tue 28 Oct 2014

In a split second an accident can happen and a life can be changed forever.

NSW Lifesavers Nationally Recognised At Awards of Excellence

Mon 27 Oct 2014

Congratulations to NSW clubbies Andy Cross (South Narrabeen) and Jack Patison (Austinmer) on being named national winners at the Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence over the weekend.

Participants Announced for Development Program

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Twenty four passionate surf lifesavers have been selected to take part in the Surf Life Saving NSW 18-25 Development Networking Program.

Sandon Point Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Fri 24 Oct 2014

A group of surf lifesavers from Sandon Point SLSC have been awarded the National and NSW Rescue of the Month for September 2014 after their dramatic rescue of a young surfer.

Staying Safe When Fishing or Swimming

Thu 23 Oct 2014

A successful initiative for local residents supported by Hornsby Shire Council saw over 140 people attend the Staying Safe when Fishing or Swimming workshop held at Bobbin Head.

Busy Day for Surf Lifesavers

Sat 18 Oct 2014

Volunteer callout teams have been kept busy responding to a large number of coastal incidents across the state today.

WADA Updates Prohibited Substance List

Tue 14 Oct 2014

With the 2014/15 surf sports season upon us, now is a good time to familiarise yourself with the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) updated prohibited substance list for athletes.

SurfCom Picks Up Team of the Year

Tue 14 Oct 2014

A number of NSW lifesavers have been recognised at the Centre for Volunteering 2014 Volunteer of the Year Awards, with the Sydney Metro SurfCom Team picking up Team of the Year for the Sydney North region.

Approaching Dangerous Surf Conditions For NSW

Mon 13 Oct 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning of rapidly increasing dangerous surf condition to affect the NSW Coast over the next two days.

Fishing And Swimming Safety The Key At International Student Workshop

Fri 10 Oct 2014

Fishing and swimming safely in our aquatic environment will be on the agenda for 50 international Chinese students from the University of Technology in Sydney this weekend, thanks to a workshop run by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) with Surf Life Saving NSW.

Dee Why Lifesavers Rally Around Clubmate

Fri 10 Oct 2014

Dee Why SLSC members were shocked to hear the son of one of their fellow clubmates, surfboat rower and sweep Steve Scott, was fighting for his life after an accident in the USA.

Campaign To Keep Litter Off NSW Beaches

Thu 9 Oct 2014

This summer, let’s keep our beaches beautiful and litter-free!

Surf School Leads the Way in Western Sydney

Tue 7 Oct 2014

Secondary school students living in Western and South Western Sydney will have the opportunity to take part in vital surf safety education as part of Surf Life Saving NSW’s (SLSNSW) Surf School during Term 4, 2014.

Lifesavers Bring The Beach Out To The Bush

Tue 7 Oct 2014

Thousands of primary school students from inland NSW and the ACT will soon get the opportunity to take part in vital water safety lessons ahead of summer, when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers travel west for Beach to Bush.

2014 High Performance Camp Participants Selected

Fri 3 Oct 2014

The 2014 NSW High Performance Camp is open to Ski, Board and Swim athletes from U15 to Open's and will be held from 24-25 October 2014 at the elite Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina.

NSW Lifesaver Wins Water Safety Award

Fri 3 Oct 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW’s own Lifesaver of the Year, Allan Davis from Crowdy Head SLSC, has picked up the Most Significant Contribution to Water Safety by an Individual at the 2014 NSW Water Safety Awards.

Dangerous Surf Conditions For Long Weekend

Thu 2 Oct 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning swimmers, fishermen and surfers about dangerous surf conditions on the NSW coast this Friday and Saturday.

South Maroubra Lifesavers Awarded National Rescue of the Month

Thu 2 Oct 2014

Father and son duo Graham and Lucas Toms of South Maroubra SLSC have been awarded the National and NSW Rescue of the Month for July-August 2014.

SLSNSW Thanks Her Excellency

Wed 1 Oct 2014

Thank you to Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO for her patronage of Surf Life Saving NSW.

SLSNSW Unearths Talented Athletes

Mon 29 Sep 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW’s brightest young surf sport stars have been honing their skills at the NSW Talented Athletes Program (TAP) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches during the holidays.

ILS Platinum Medal for Solly

Thu 25 Sep 2014

Ernest (Solly) Stephens OAM, Patron and Life Member of Wanda SLSC, has been presented with the prestigious Platinum Medal from the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) for his generosity in providing advice and assistance to ILS, including assistance with fundraising efforts.

Clubbie Profile September: Leanne James

Thu 25 Sep 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for September 2014 is Leanne James from Sawtell SLSC, who has been named the first female President in the history of the club.

Byron Bay’s Main Beach To Be Patrolled Year Round

Tue 23 Sep 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will patrol Byron Bay’s Main Beach for the whole year excluding weekends and public holidays during the volunteer lifesaving season after successfully extending its lifeguard contract with Byron Shire Council.

Water Safety Week: Helping the community stay water safe

Mon 22 Sep 2014

Minister for Maritime Duncan Gay today urged people to get involved in Water Safety Week and ensure they put safety first as the weather improves and they start enjoying the water again.

NSW Surf Patrol Season Kicks Off

Fri 19 Sep 2014

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Stuart Ayres, has officially launched the 2014/15 NSW Surf Life Saving patrol season today at North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club on Manly Beach.

$2 Million To Help NSW Lifesavers

Fri 19 Sep 2014

Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres has today announced the State Government's Surf Club Facility Grant Program is now open for applications.

Ballina Lifeguards Set To Patrol For Another Four Years

Thu 18 Sep 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has successfully renewed its lifeguarding contract with Ballina Shire Council for another four years.

Experience Surf Club Open Day This Weekend

Tue 16 Sep 2014

This Sunday 21st September Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state will throw their doors open to the public to provide an inside look at what being a part of a surf club is all about.

Byron Coach Named Community Sports Dad of the Year

Mon 15 Sep 2014

Long time Byron Bay SLSC coach Gary Timperley has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Philips Community Sports Dad of the Year Award.

Hot Grommet Surf Star Challenge

Fri 12 Sep 2014

The ultimate game in Surf Safety is now available in the form of a fun and educational board game for the whole family.

Byron Beach Closure Lifted

Thu 11 Sep 2014

Beach closures at Byron Bay and surrounding beaches have ended at 12pm Thursday, 48 hours after the fatal shark attack on a man on Tuesday at Clarkes Beach.

Beaches Remain Closed Around Byron Bay

Wed 10 Sep 2014

Beaches across Byron Shire Council will remain closed until at least midday tomorrow following the fatal shark attack of a 50 year old man at Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay yesterday.

Nippers To Go Wet’n’Wild For Another Season

Wed 10 Sep 2014

Following the success and positive community response of its debut season, Surf Life Saving NSW and Wet’n’Wild Sydney have committed to an expanded program for the Wet’n’Wild Sydney Nippers Club for another season.

Talented Athlete Program athletes announced

Tue 9 Sep 2014

Congratulations to the athletes selected in the 2014 SLSNSW Talented Athlete Program (TAP).

Man Killed In Byron Bay Shark Attack

Tue 9 Sep 2014

A man has died following a shark attack at Byron Bay’s Clarkes Beach this morning.

NSW Pool Rescue Team Triumphant In NZ

Wed 3 Sep 2014

Twelve athletes from the NSW U18 development team that travelled to New Zealand have returned this week with an incredible 19 medal haul at the NZ Pool Rescue Championships in Auckland.

NSW athletes line up for KNG trial

Tue 2 Sep 2014

Some of the biggest names in surf sports will be battling it out for a place in this year’s Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series at Salt Beach, Kingscliff this weekend.

More Dangerous Surf Forecast To Hit NSW

Tue 2 Sep 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning of another period of dangerous surf conditions for the NSW coast and advising against all coastal activities until Saturday 6th September.

Rockfisherman Drowns Near Maroubra

Sun 31 Aug 2014

A Rockfisherman was unable to be revived after being swept into the ocean at Lurline Bay, north of Maroubra beach on Sunday.

NSW Clubbies Impress On The Global Sporting Stage

Fri 29 Aug 2014

Three NSW clubbies from Coogee SLSC and Bondi LSC have had huge success on the international sporting stage in August.

Development Squad Ready To Face The Kiwis

Fri 29 Aug 2014

A squad of Surf Life Saving NSW’s brightest young pool rescue athletes has arrived in New Zealand to test themselves against that country’s best pool competitors at the 2014 New Zealand Pool Championships in Auckland this weekend.

National Rescue of the Month Awarded to NSW Lifesavers

Thu 28 Aug 2014

Lifesavers from Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club and Pacific Palms Surf Life Saving Club respectively, have been presented with the National Rescue of the Month award by the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving in Canberra.

Australian Lifeguard Service Prepares For New Season

Thu 28 Aug 2014

More than 100 current and aspiring Lifeguards from eight Council Regions will be put through their paces at the first round of Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) training and proficiency days from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August 2014.

Winter Rescue Raffle 2014 Results

Mon 25 Aug 2014

Surf Life Saving Raffle #36, the ‘Winter Rescue Raffle 2014’, was drawn on 25 August 2014 at 12pm at the Surf Life Saving NSW Head Quarters, Belrose NSW.

Dangerous Surf Warning For NSW Coast

Mon 25 Aug 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning of dangerous surf conditions for much of NSW and advising against all coastal activities from Sydney to the Queensland Border until Friday 29th August.

Exclusive for Clubs: Amber Lawrence

Fri 22 Aug 2014

Clubs across NSW are invited to take up the opportunity to have award winning singer/songwriter Amber Lawrence perform at their SLSC, to help promote awareness and fundraising for Surf Life Saving NSW.

North Coast Academy Program To Help Develop Regional Surf Sports Athletes

Fri 22 Aug 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW has partnered with the North Coast Academy of Sport to ensure more athletes from regional NSW are exposed to leading development pathways and training methods.

Port Macquarie Clubbie Named NSW Young Lifesaver of the Year

Mon 18 Aug 2014

Port Macquarie SLSC’s Jessica Rayner, has been named the NSW Young Lifesaver of the Year at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday.

Bondi’s Dori Miller Named NSW Masters Athlete of the Year

Mon 18 Aug 2014

Bondi’s Dori Miller, has been named the NSW Masters Athlete of the Year at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday.

Austinmer Clubbie Named NSW Surf Sports Coach of the Year

Mon 18 Aug 2014

Austinmer SLSC’s Jack Patison, has been named the NSW Surf Sports Coach of the Year at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday.

Central Coast Named NSW Surf Life Saving Branch of the Year

Mon 18 Aug 2014

Surf lifesavers from the Central Coast and the branch itself have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products in Sydney on Saturday.

Crowdy Head Lifesaver Named NSW Lifesaver of the Year

Mon 18 Aug 2014

Allan Davis from Crowdy Head Surf Life Saving Club was named the NSW Lifesaver of the Year for the 2013/14 season at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday.

Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore Named NSW Surf Club of the Year

Mon 18 Aug 2014

The Far North Coast has received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products in Sydney on Saturday, taking out both Surf Club and Lifeguard of the Year.

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Recognised At Surf Life Saving Awards

Mon 18 Aug 2014

A multitude of Sydney Northern Beaches surf lifesavers have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday.

NSW Clubbies Celebrate Awards Of Excellence

Sat 16 Aug 2014

Surf lifesavers from NSW descended on the Four Seasons Sydney tonight to celebrate the very best in lifesaving at the 2014 Awards of Excellence proudly supported by Stramit Building Products.

Hunter Lifesavers Recognised At Surf Life Saving Awards

Sat 16 Aug 2014

A number of Hunter surf lifesavers have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday.

Surf Life Saving Celebrates Its Finest

Fri 15 Aug 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is getting set to celebrate the outstanding commitment and achievements of its lifesavers, volunteers and athletes at the 2014 Awards of Excellence proudly supported by Stramit Building Products.

Bellingen Shire Council Renews Lifeguarding Contract With ALS

Fri 15 Aug 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has successfully renewed its lifeguarding contract with Bellingen Shire Council for another two years with the option of five.

Dangerous Surf Warning For Southern NSW

Mon 11 Aug 2014

Due to continuing southerly swell conditions, Surf Life Saving NSW is extending a dangerous surf warning for the NSW Victorian border to Seal Rocks.

3 Waves: 129 Beaches

Fri 8 Aug 2014

Former Surf Lifesaver of the Year, Andy Cross, from South Narrabeen SLSC has embarked on an enormous feat in 2014, to visit and surf a minimum of 3 waves at every beach in NSW that has a Surf Life Saving Club.

Dangerous Surf Warning For NSW Coast

Thu 7 Aug 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising rock fishermen, inexperienced surfers and boat skippers to exercise caution as potentially dangerous surf conditions are expected on Friday and Saturday along the NSW coastline.

Clubbie Profile July: Andy Cross

Thu 31 Jul 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for July 2014 is Andy Cross from South Narrabeen SLSC, who has embarked on a journey to surf all of our 129 patrolled beaches.

SLSNSW Welcomes New Nippers Club

Thu 31 Jul 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) has officially welcomed a new nippers club with the announcement of the Bawley Point Kioloa Community Nippers Club on the state’s south coast.

Surf Sports Legend Inducted Into Surfing Walk of Fame

Tue 29 Jul 2014

Octogenarian surf lifesaver, Dennis Green OAM, has been inducted into the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame at Maroubra Beach.

Terrigal Dominates NSW Pool Rescue Championships

Mon 28 Jul 2014

Terrigal SLSC has once again dominated the NSW Pool Rescue Championships over the weekend at Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy.

Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is getting ready to celebrate the commitment and heroic actions of the season’s most outstanding volunteers at the 2014 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence, proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

Tamarama Surf Lifesaver Appointed UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Volunteer surf lifesaver, William Chan, 24, has been selected as a UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador, joining a powerful group of child rights advocates from around the nation.

2014 NSW Water Safety Awards

Fri 25 Jul 2014

Nominations for the 2014 AUSTSWIM and Sport and Recreation NSW Water Safety Awards are now open.

Stay Safe At Splendour

Thu 24 Jul 2014

Splendour In The Grass is set to kick off near Byron Bay this Friday and with thousands of people staying in the region Surf Life Saving NSW is reminding festival goers to take surf safety seriously.

Pool Rescue Championships Set To Start

Wed 23 Jul 2014

Surf athletes will turn their attention from the ocean to the pool this weekend (26-27 July) for the 2014 NSW Pool Rescue Championships at the Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy.

Man Missing In Surf Near South West Rocks

Wed 23 Jul 2014

A large scale search is underway for a man who went missing in the surf yesterday afternoon at Smokey Cape beach near South West Rocks.

NSW Pool Rescue Development Team Announced

Mon 21 Jul 2014

Congratulations and good luck to the members selected in the 2014 NSW Pool Rescue Development Team which will travel to New Zealand for the New Zealand Pool Championships next month.

NSW IRB Teams Dominate At Aussies

Mon 21 Jul 2014

NSW clubs have dominated the top tier of the overall standings at the 2014 Australian IRB Championships held at Kingscliff over the weekend.

Man Drowns In Weekend of Dangerous Surf

Mon 21 Jul 2014

Volunteer lifesavers across the state were kept extremely busy this weekend with dangerous surf conditions hammering the coast of NSW.

Pacific Palms Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Fri 18 Jul 2014

Six lifesavers from Pacific Palms SLSC have been awarded the National Surf Life Saving Rescue of the Month as well as the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the month for May/June for the joint response resulting in the rescue of a rock fisherman near Seal Rocks.

Vale: Peter Daley

Fri 18 Jul 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW Life Member Peter Daley of Queenscliff SLSC on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has sadly passed away.

Dangerous Surf Warning For NSW Coastline

Thu 17 Jul 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning swimmers, surfers, boat skippers and rock-fishers about dangerous surf conditions for the NSW coastline this Friday 18th and Saturday 19th July.

Rock Fisherman Rescued Near Byron Bay

Wed 16 Jul 2014

An angler swept from the rocks today at Boulders Beach is alive after being rescued by volunteer surf lifesavers.

Surf Lifesavers Continue Search for Missing Boy

Fri 11 Jul 2014

Central Coast volunteer surf lifesavers and emergency callout teams continue to search for a missing five year-old boy who was swept into the water by a large wave yesterday at Pearl Beach.

Club Member Drowns at Taree-Old Bar

Fri 11 Jul 2014

A member of the Taree-Old Bar Surf Life Saving Club on the NSW Lower North Coast has sadly passed away after getting into difficulty during an early morning swim.

Dangerous Surf Warning

Thu 10 Jul 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning swimmers, surfers, boat skippers and rock-fishers about dangerous surf conditions from the Victorian border to mid-north coast, mainly on Thursday.

Blueprint to Help Cut Drownings Across North and Far North Coast

Tue 8 Jul 2014

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project has commenced on the North and Far North Coast with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

SLSNSW Recognised in Parliament

Mon 7 Jul 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW has been formally recognised in Parliament in a Private Members Speech delivered by Mr Jonathan O’Dea, Member for Davidson, after being awarded the Minister’s Sports Volunteer Management State Award as part of the 2014 Sport NSW Community Sports Volunteer Awards.

SLSNSW Secures Funding for Port Macquarie Operations Centre

Mon 30 Jun 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is excited about the announcement of funding from the NSW Government to support the development of a new operations centre at Port Macquarie, which will provide greater sporting, training and education opportunities.

Kiama Downs 2014 NSW IRB Champions

Mon 30 Jun 2014

Kiama Downs SLSC is the 2014 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Champion after a weekend of gruelling competition at South West Rocks.

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest a Quality Club

Fri 27 Jun 2014

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest SLSC has set the benchmark by becoming the first surf club in NSW to be awarded Gold Level Status as part of the Surf Life Saving Quality Club Program.

Clubbie Profile June: Steven Polley

Mon 23 Jun 2014

Our Clubbie Profile of the Month for June 2014 is Steven Polley of Dee Why SLSC who has volunteered an incredible 374.5 hours just in the 2013-14 season as a SurfCom Operator.

South West Rocks Readies For IRB State Championships

Fri 20 Jun 2014

The 2014 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships are but a week away with surf clubs around the state preparing for the three day event in South West Rocks.

NSW ALS Recruiting for 2014-15 Season

Fri 20 Jun 2014

The NSW Australian Lifeguard Service is now recruiting for the 2014-15 season.

NSW IRB Interstate and Development Teams Announced

Fri 20 Jun 2014

Congratulations and good luck to all members selected in the 2014 NSW IRB Team and NSW IRB Development Team to compete at the Australian Interstate Championships on Friday the 18th of July at Kingscliff.

Kiama Downs Wins Third Straight IRB Premiership

Wed 18 Jun 2014

Kiama Downs SLSC has cemented its dynasty by taking out the 2014 NSW IRB Premiership Series for the third year in a row at Woonona over the weekend.

Busy Season Across NSW For ALS Lifeguards

Tue 17 Jun 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols in NSW for the 2013/2014 lifeguarding season which saw more than 4.2 million people visit the Service’s 18 patrolled regions.

Surf Life Saving NSW Trains 250,000 in First Aid

Fri 13 Jun 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) has reached a significant milestone by training its 250,000th person in first aid this month.

IRB Premiership Champion To Be Crowned At Woonona

Wed 11 Jun 2014

The final rounds of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership will look to conclude the series and crown the champion at Woonona in the Illawarra this weekend.

Congratulations To SLSNSW OAM Recipients

Wed 11 Jun 2014

SLSNSW would like to congratulate six of our volunteer members who have been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

IRB Competition Heats Up in Terrigal

Tue 10 Jun 2014

Defending champions Kiama Downs SLSC remain in the lead after Round 3 of the Surf Life Saving NSW IRB Premiership Series held at Terrigal SLSC on 8-9 June 2014.

Busy Season For Byron and Ballina Lifeguards

Fri 6 Jun 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 lifeguarding season which saw more than 844,000 people visit Byron Shire/Trust beaches and more than 161,000 visit Ballina Shire.

Freshwater Lifesaver Wins NSW Rescue of the Month

Thu 5 Jun 2014

Freshwater SLSC lifesaver, Tod Rowbotham has been awarded the National Surf Life Saving Rescue of the Month for a dramatic rescue in dangerous three metre surf in April.

First Aid Training Continuing To Grow

Thu 5 Jun 2014

In June, Surf Life Saving NSW will reach a significant milestone by training its 250,000th person in first aid.

NSW IRB Premiership Heads to Terrigal

Tue 3 Jun 2014

The third round of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership heads to Terrigal this Saturday with four local clubs looking to catch the competition front-runners.

Sydney Surf Lifesavers Star at Rotary World Convention

Mon 2 Jun 2014

Surf Lifesavers were in the spotlight before a world audience as the main flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the Rotary International Convention at Allphones Arena on the weekend.

Vale: Arthur Bunt B.E.M

Mon 2 Jun 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW Life Member Arthur Bunt B.E.M (British Empire Medal), of Moruya SLSC on the Far South Coast has sadly passed away aged 93.

Record Season For Tweed Lifeguards

Thu 29 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 lifeguarding season which saw more than 273,000 people visit the ten ALS patrolled beaches in the Tweed Shire Council.

SLSNSW Helps Shine Spotlight on CPR

Wed 28 May 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW along with some of the state’s other first aid and emergency response agencies have joined forces with Take Heart Australia to emphasise the importance of CPR training.

Huge Beach Crowds For Pittwater Lifeguards

Mon 26 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 September-April lifeguarding season which saw more than a million people visit the nine ALS patrolled beaches in Pittwater Council.

IRB Premiership Postponed Due To Dangerous Surf

Mon 26 May 2014

The finals for Round 2 of the 2014 NSW IRB Premiership Series were postponed over the weekend due to dangerous surf at Batemans Bay.

Central Coast Branch Receives Vital Rescue Equipment

Thu 22 May 2014

Surf Life Saving Central Coast has received over $100,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program to go towards vital surf life saving equipment.

Busy Lifeguarding Season For Clarence Valley

Wed 21 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 lifeguarding season which saw more than 123,000 people visit the seven ALS patrolled beaches in the Clarence Valley Shire.

Busy Lifeguarding Season For Kempsey Shire

Wed 21 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 life-guarding season which saw more than 265,000 people visit the five ALS patrolled beaches in the Kempsey Shire.

Round 2 of NSW IRB Competition Heads to Batemans Bay

Wed 21 May 2014

The second round of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership heads to Batemans Bay this weekend.

EOFY First Aid Kit Special offer

Tue 20 May 2014

The Australian Lifesaving Academy NSW is offering 20% off all first aid kits.

Busy Lifeguarding Season For Great Lakes

Mon 19 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 life-guarding season which saw more than 161,000 people visit the four ALS patrolled beaches in the Great Lakes Council.

SLSNSW Directors Re-Elected

Fri 16 May 2014

At the SLSNSW Election Meeting held on Saturday, 10 May 2014, four members were re-elected to some of the key portfolios for a further two year term.

Surf Life Saving Wins Community Sports Volunteer Awards

Fri 16 May 2014

Surf Life Saving members and organisations have picked up key awards at the 2014 Sport NSW Community Sports Volunteer Awards.

Sth Narrabeen Lifesavers Recognised in Canberra

Fri 16 May 2014

Lifesavers from South Narrabeen SLSC have been presented with the National Rescue of the Month award by the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving group in Canberra.

Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Jacobs

Thu 15 May 2014

Evelyn Jacobs has been an integral part of the Kempsey Crescent Head Surf Life Saving Club for nearly 20 years.

Kiama Downs Ahead In NSW IRB Premiership

Mon 12 May 2014

Defending Premiership Champions, Kiama Downs SLSC, continued their dominance in 2014 with a comfortable win in round 1 of the 2014 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership Series.

Praise For Lifesavers Who Saved Fishermen

Fri 9 May 2014

Two rock fishermen are lucky to be alive while another is tragically still missing after all three were swept off rocks with no lifejackets in large surf at Seal Rocks on Wednesday.

Rockfisherman Missing at Seal Rocks

Wed 7 May 2014

Two men have had a lucky escape after they were washed into the sea while rockfishing at Seal Rocks on the NSW Lower North Coast. A search continues for a third person still missing.

Busy Season For Australian Lifeguard Service

Wed 7 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 life-guarding season which saw more than 35,000 people visit the three ALS patrolled beaches in Greater Taree City Council.

Rubber Duckies Return For Premiership

Wed 7 May 2014

It's racing season again as the 2014 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership is set to kick off this weekend at Collaroy Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Busy Season For Nambucca Lifeguards

Tue 6 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 life-guarding season which saw more than 36,000 people visit the three ALS patrolled beaches in Nambucca Shire Council.

Rescue Board Raffle 2014 Results

Tue 6 May 2014

Surf Life Saving Raffle #35, the ‘Summer Surf Raffle 2014’, was drawn on 05 May 2014 at 12pm at the Surf Life Saving NSW Head Quarters, Belrose NSW.

CPR Performed During Ocean Swim

Mon 5 May 2014

Byron Bay Lifesavers and Lifeguards for the Australian Lifeguard Service have performed CPR on a competitor during an ocean swim on Sunday.

Busy Season For Australian Lifeguard Service

Mon 5 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 life-guarding season which saw more than 160,000 people visit the eight ALS patrolled beaches in Bega Valley Shire Council.

Dangerous Surf Warning For Parts of NSW

Sun 4 May 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning swimmers about dangerous surf conditions from the Victorian border to Yamba for Sunday 4th May.

Ryan Rosenbaum Awarded For Innovative Public Safety

Fri 2 May 2014

Australian Lifesaver of the Year, Ryan Rosenbaum, has been awarded the Australian 2014 Young Public Safety Innovation Award.

Fallen Lifesavers Remembered in New Memorial

Fri 2 May 2014

For over 100 years, the Australian surf lifesaver has been a national symbol of strength, heroism and a protector of human life. A new national memorial unveiled at Coogee recognises those lifesavers who made the ultimate sacrifice in war.

NSW Athletes Named in Worlds Line-up

Thu 1 May 2014

NSW athletes feature prominently in the line-up for the Australian Life Saving Team to contest this year’s World Life Saving Championships, Rescue 2014, in France in September.

Lone Lifesaver Rescues Nine Swimmers

Wed 30 Apr 2014

Avalon Beach lifesaver, Adriaan Van Der Wallen has rescued at least nine people at once in an incredible mass rescue while on holidays at Forster.

Beyond the Flags - Issue 2

Wed 30 Apr 2014

Check out the latest issue of Beyond the Flags now!

Royal Visit to Manly Beach

Thu 24 Apr 2014

Young Surf Lifesavers from Sydney’s northern beaches were delighted to show off their skills in a colourful demonstration at Manly Beach on Friday 18 April for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Surf Patrol Season Ends This Sunday

Thu 24 Apr 2014

The 2013-2014 volunteer patrol season ends this Sunday 27 April with the state's surf lifesavers taking down the flags on all beaches across NSW.

Junior Lifesaver's of the Year Announced

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Isabella Ferencz (Cooks Hill) and Jackson Heinze (Terrigal) have been named the 2014 NSW Junior Lifesaver's of The Year.

Dangerous Surf for Easter Weekend

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning swimmers about dangerous surf conditions along the entire coast this weekend.

Rescue of the Month Awarded to Tea Gardens Hawks Nest

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Lifesavers from Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest with the assistance of Fire and Rescue NSW have been awarded the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month for March 2014.

Colombians Learn Surf Safety Skills

Tue 15 Apr 2014

A group of underprivileged kids from Colombia have received the chance of a lifetime to travel down under, to learn vital surf life saving skills at Toowoon Bay on the Central Coast.

Busy Weekend For Ocean Beach Lifesavers

Mon 14 Apr 2014

Lifesavers from Ocean Beach SLSC on the state’s Central Coast endured a busy weekend due to tumultuous surf conditions in the region.

Stay Safe In The Surf These Holidays

Fri 11 Apr 2014

NSW surf lifesavers and lifeguards have issued a strong warning to beachgoers and coastal holiday makers to observe surf safety warnings during the Autumn school holiday period which commences this Saturday 12th April.

SLSNSW Life Member Peter Liddle Passes Away

Fri 11 Apr 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW Life Member Peter Liddle of Newport SLSC has passed away aged 86.

Lifesavers Take Centre Stage At Royal Easter Show

Thu 10 Apr 2014

The iconic red and yellow of surf life saving will be front and centre at the 2014 Royal Easter Show’s Main Arena production; ‘Australiana In All Its Glory’.

Rockfisherman Drowns and Another Missing

Mon 7 Apr 2014

A man has drowned while rockfishing at Tacking Point, Port Macquarie. In a separate incident, Surf Lifesavers are searching for a missing person, possibly a rockfisherman, after a car was found on the beach at Booti Booti National Park near Forster.

Search Continues for Missing Swimmer at Tathra

Thu 3 Apr 2014

Surf Life Saving resources are continuing to help Police search for a missing swimmer at Tathra, who was possibly attacked by a shark this morning before 9am.

NSW Surf Life Saving Championships to Remain on Central Coast

Mon 31 Mar 2014

A successful partnership between Gosford City Council and Surf Life Saving NSW will see the country’s largest surf sports event remain on the Central Coast for the next two years.

NSW Surf Athletes off to Aussies

Fri 28 Mar 2014

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships 2014, The Aussies, will kick off in Scarborough next week with seven action-packed days between March 31 and April 6, featuring 5000 surf lifesaving competitors and the who’s who of surf sports.

Charles Uses His Lifesaving Skills

Thu 27 Mar 2014

It was a normal Tuesday morning at Roseville train station on 18 March 2014 and Long Reef SLSC cadet Charles Daley was waiting to catch his 7.15am train to school.

Wet'N'Wild Nippers First Season A Big Success

Tue 25 Mar 2014

NSW’s newest Nipper club located at Wet’n’Wild Sydney will celebrate the final day of a highly successful first season on Sunday 30 March 2014.

South Narrabeen Lifesavers Receive Rescue of the Month

Fri 21 Mar 2014

Lifesavers from South Narrabeen SLSC have been awarded the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month for February 2014 after saving the life of a woman who was stung by a bluebottle.

Club Funding in Community Building Partnership Program

Thu 20 Mar 2014

Through the NSW Government’s 2013 Community Building Partnership program, funding has been directed to 24 Surf Life Saving Clubs, Branches and support services in NSW to support their infrastructure projects.

Central Coast Masters Reign at State Champs

Mon 17 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state champions aged over thirty.

Far South Coast Show Off at NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships

Mon 17 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state champions aged over thirty.

Hunter Masters Show How It's Done at NSW Championships

Mon 17 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state champions aged over thirty.

Illawarra Athletes Shine at NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships

Mon 17 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state champions aged over thirty.

South Coast Makes an Impression at NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships

Mon 17 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state champions aged over thirty.

Master's Athlete Sets Sights On English Channel World Record

Mon 17 Mar 2014

Sydney athletes have come out with plenty of big results at the culmination of the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships over the weekend at Ocean Beach/Umina.

Northern Beaches Again Strong At Masters Championships

Mon 17 Mar 2014

Sydney Northern Beaches surf clubs have maintained their dominance in NSW after gaining the clean sweep of taking out the Age, Opens and Masters Championships at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships supported by ClubsNSW.

Small Yamba Team Wins Big At Masters Championships

Mon 17 Mar 2014

One of the smallest teams at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships, Yamba SLSC, turned out an almighty medal haul with the team of three winning more medals than they had people over the weekend.

Queenscliff Wins 2014 NSW Masters Championships

Sun 16 Mar 2014

Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club has topped the overall poinstcore at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships supported by ClubsNSW.

A Toast To The Masters

Sat 15 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Championships is an interesting beast with three very distinct faces. It’s a unique event whose main attraction; the athletes, offer up some very different back stories depending on what weekend of the Championships it is.

Three People Rescued Near Port Kembla

Fri 14 Mar 2014

Three people have been rescued in a joint response near 5 Islands at Port Kembla after their boat capsized.

Masters Of The Surf Ready For State Championships

Thu 13 Mar 2014

The 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships supported by ClubsNSW comes to a close this weekend with the Masters Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina.

Local Success at State Champs

Mon 10 Mar 2014

For the second year the Central Coast’s Umina and Ocean Beach SLSCs staged the NSW Open Surf Life Saving Championships proudly supported by ClubsNSW.

North Bondi Riding the Crest

Mon 10 Mar 2014

Former Uncle Toby’s ironman Scott Thompson has put North Bondi SLSC’s female water competitors on the crest in the competition arena at Umina and Ocean beaches, host clubs for the NSW Open Surf Life Saving Championship.

Carberry Leads The South At 2014 State Championships

Mon 10 Mar 2014

The final day of the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships culminated in dramatic fashion with some big upsets and plenty of action under perfect sunshine at Ocean Beach/Umina.

Hunter Clubs Reign at NSW Surf Life Saving Open Champs

Mon 10 Mar 2014

Surf Life Saving Clubs from the Hunter have shown off their skills at the open competition of the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, supported by ClubsNSW, held at Ocean Beach and Umina from 7-9 March 2014.

Sydney Surf Life Saving Clubs Reign at SLS Championships

Mon 10 Mar 2014

Surf Life Saving Clubs from Sydney have dominated the open competition at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, supported by ClubsNSW, held at Ocean Beach and Umina from 7-9 March 2014.

Newport SLSC Claims Top Gong at NSW Surf Life Saving Open Champs

Mon 10 Mar 2014

Newport Surf Life Saving Club from Sydney’s Northern Beaches has been crowned the overall winner at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, supported by ClubsNSW and held at Ocean Beach and Umina from 7-9 March.

Age Is No Barrier For North Coast's Surf Sports Stars

Mon 10 Mar 2014

The 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships supported by ClubsNSW concluded on Sunday in brilliant fashion with a raft of finals across multiple disciplines including the Ironperson, Ski, Board, Surf Boat Rowing, Swim and Beach Flags.

Carberry and Miller Star As 2014 State Champs Conclude

Sun 9 Mar 2014

The final day of the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships culminated in dramatic fashion with some big upsets and plenty of action under perfect sunshine at Ocean Beach/Umina.

Newport Lead the Charge After Day Two

Sat 8 Mar 2014

After a fierce day of competition, surf lifesaving athletes aged 14 and above have battled it out on the beach and in the water with Newport SLSC leading the overall pointscore ahead of Manly LSC and North Cronulla SLSC at the conclusion of Day Two.

NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships Begin

Fri 7 Mar 2014

The state’s best lifesavers and surf sports athletes fought it out today for the first day of competition at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships at Ocean Beach/Umina.

Far North’s Finest Win Medals At State Champs

Tue 4 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Lifesaving Age Championships supported by ClubsNSW staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state under 9 to under 14 champions.

Manly LSC Dominate 2014 NSW Age Championships

Tue 4 Mar 2014

Manly LSC has maintained its reputation as the premier junior surf sports nursery in the state at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships supported by ClubsNSW with the club winning its fifth overall point score title in as many years.

Local Clubs in the Hunt for Success

Tue 4 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state champions, and Hunter athletes took their fair share of the accolades.

South Coast Athletes Impress at 2014 State Championships

Tue 4 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state under 9 to under 14 champions.

Avoca Tops The Coast At 2014 State Champs

Tue 4 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state under 9 to under 14 champions.

Illawarra Sand Rats Sensation

Tue 4 Mar 2014

Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Surf Life Saving Club’s success story continued in the junior ranks at the three-day NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast.

Iron Ryan Wins Premier Title

Tue 4 Mar 2014

At this year’s Junior State Championships, Under 14 competitor Ryan Carroll stands out above the crowd, literally and figuratively.

Sydney Juniors Go Hard at State

Tue 4 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state under 9 to under 14 champions for Sydney clubs.

Dramatic Day Of Finals At State Championships

Sun 2 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Lifesaving Age Championships supported by ClubsNSW staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state under 9 to under 14 champions.

Emotions Run High During An Epic Day Of Competition At State Champs

Sat 1 Mar 2014

Avoca Surf Life Saving Club remains the only non-Sydney team among the top clubs following day two of the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships.

Wild Weather Clouds Opening Day of State Championships

Fri 28 Feb 2014

Wild, wet and windy conditions soaked more than 3500 youngsters aged under 9 to under 14 on day one of the New South Wales Surf Lifesaving Age Championships supported by ClubsNSW.

Blueprint to Target Drownings in Shoalhaven

Fri 28 Feb 2014

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project begins next week in the Shoalhaven Local Government Area (LGA) with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

Patrol Operations Manual Review 2014 - Member Survey

Thu 27 Feb 2014

Surf Life Saving New South Wales is conducting a review of the Patrol Operations Manuals (POM).

Juniors Assemble For NSW Championships

Tue 25 Feb 2014

Over three thousand of the state’s finest junior surf sports stars are set to descend on Ocean Beach/Umina for the first major weekend of the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships supported by ClubsNSW.

Lifesaving Weekend Kicks Off 2014 State Championships

Mon 24 Feb 2014

The 2014 State Championships supported by ClubsNSW got underway over the weekend with lifesavers from across the state competing in both the Champion Lifesaver and Patrol Competitions at Ocean Beach/Umina.

Rescue of the Month Awarded to Bondi Lifesavers

Fri 21 Feb 2014

Lifesavers from North Bondi SLSC and Bondi Surf Bathers LSC as well as lifeguards from Waverley Council have been awarded the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month for January 2014 after an enormous joint rescue effort.

2014 JLOTY & YOM Participants Announced

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Participants who will represent their clubs and branches at the 2014 Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY) and Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop (YOM) have now been selected.

Wet’N’Wild Nippers Brings the Beach Within Reach

Mon 17 Feb 2014

NSW’s newest Nipper club, located at Wet’n’Wild Sydney, has been a big success so far this summer, with around 300 kids enjoying learning vital water and surf safety skills.

Surf Lifesaving Youth Opportunities

Fri 14 Feb 2014

Two exciting youth opportunities for Surf Life Saving members have arisen with applications closing soon.

Wollongong City's Oldest Member Passes Away

Fri 14 Feb 2014

Wollongong City SLSC's oldest living member Don Burrows, passed away on Sunday 9 February, aged 90 years.

Surf Life Saving NSW And ClubsNSW Join Forces To Help Save Lives

Thu 13 Feb 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with ClubsNSW which will provide support for crucial competition and education programs across the state.

NSW Surf Life Saving Championships Launched With ClubsNSW

Wed 12 Feb 2014

The 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships supported by ClubsNSW were launched today at Ocean Beach-Umina on the NSW Central Coast.

National Lifesaving Memorial One Step Closer

Tue 11 Feb 2014

Randwick City Council has recommenced construction on a national memorial for fallen lifesavers at Coogee Beach in another step towards the highly anticipated official unveiling in late April.

South Narrabeen Members Perform Lifesaving CPR

Mon 10 Feb 2014

A young woman is alive today thanks to the quick thinking actions of surf lifesavers from South Narrabeen SLSC.

National Leadership College Inspires Lifesavers

Fri 7 Feb 2014

Nine lifesavers from NSW have been inspired after taking part in the Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College held at Sydney University.

Surf Lifesaver Proud to Become a Citizen

Thu 6 Feb 2014

Coming from Scotland, Caroline Smith’s former lifestyle seems a world away from the sun and surf she now enjoys living in Sydney. The Clovelly Surf Lifesaver was especially proud to be selected to take part in a special Australian Citizenship ceremony for Emergency Services volunteers on Australia Day.

Transfer to the New Members Portal

Fri 31 Jan 2014

Attn Club Administrators: On 3 February 2014, SLSA will be switching off all three existing file libraries with all circulars, forms, handbooks, SOPS and policies now in one central location - the library in the new Members Portal.

SLSNSW Signatory to Statement of Principles

Thu 30 Jan 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to announce it is now a signatory to the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers

Lifesaving Exchange Thrives

Thu 30 Jan 2014

The annual Surf Life Saving NSW Lifesaving Exchange Program has wrapped up for another incredibly successful year with 8 city and 11 country participants taking the plunge.

Surf Life Saving Members in Honours List

Sun 26 Jan 2014

A number of members of Surf Life Saving in NSW have been named in the Australia Day Honours List for 2014.

NSW Finish Second At Interstate Championships

Fri 24 Jan 2014

NSW has finished second to arch rivals Qld in the 2014 Interstate Championships at Newport Beach (Sydney) on Friday.

Randwick Crew Awarded Rescue of the Month

Fri 24 Jan 2014

Brad Taylor, Karl Solomonson, Jerome Dillon-Baker and Matt Spooner of the Randwick Offshore Rescue Boat have been praised for their efforts in the dramatic rescue of a rock fisherman, by being awarded the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month for December 2013.

2014 National Leadership College Participants Selected

Thu 23 Jan 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is proud to announce the successful Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College participants for 2014.

Far South Coast Athletes Perform at Country Champs

Mon 20 Jan 2014

Athletes from the Far South Coast made a solid impression at the 2014 Stramit NSW Country Championships held at Mollymook Beach from 17-19 January.

Far North Coast Athletes Too Strong At Country Champs

Mon 20 Jan 2014

The Far North Coast region has once again proved its strength in Surf Sports with five surf clubs finishing in the top 20 overall Club Point Score at the 2014 Stramit Country Championships.

Mid North Coast Athletes Pick Up Medals at Country Champs

Mon 20 Jan 2014

Athletes from the Mid North Coast made the journey to Mollymook Beach for the 2014 Stramit NSW Country Championships from 17-19 January.

Kim Winter Flies the Flag for Forster

Mon 20 Jan 2014

Solo Forster SLSC competitor Kim Winter made the worthwhile journey to Mollymook Beach for the 2014 Stramit NSW Country Championships from 17-19 January scooping up 3 gold medals and a bronze.

North Coast Athletes Dominate at Country Champs

Mon 20 Jan 2014

Surf Life Saving athletes from the North Coast made a solid impression at the 2014 Stramit NSW Country Championships held at Mollymook Beach from January 17-19.

Byron Bay Wins 2014 Stramit NSW Country Champs

Sun 19 Jan 2014

Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club are the 2014 Stramit Country Champions following a tremendous three days of competition at Mollymook Beach this weekend.

Byron Takes The Lead At Surf Life Saving Country Champs

Sat 18 Jan 2014

In a huge well rounded effort Byron Bay SLSC has taken the lead on Day 2 of the 2014 Stramit Country Championships at Mollymook Beach on Saturday.

Stramit Country Champs Up and Running

Fri 17 Jan 2014

Beautiful weather, mostly light winds and unseasonably warm water greeted excited competitors on Friday for the first day of the 2014 Stramit Surf Life Saving Country Championships at Mollymook Beach.

Lifeguards Perform Mass Rescue At Scotts Head

Fri 17 Jan 2014

Six teenagers have been rescued by Lifeguards in dramatic circumstances at Scotts Head.

ALS Continues To Work On Keeping Shoalhaven's Beaches Safe

Fri 17 Jan 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) and Shoalhaven City Council are working together to ensure South Coast beaches remain safe with 17 lifeguards applying their skills across 8 beaches each day.

Sun Sound Provides Free Wi-Fi to NSW Beaches

Tue 14 Jan 2014

Cancer Council NSW is launching its Sun Sound Hot Spot campaign – a travelling van that will provide free Wi-Fi to visitors of popular beaches across NSW from 11am-3pm.

Lifeguards Perform CPR At Byron Bay's Main Beach

Mon 13 Jan 2014

A fast and professional response by three lifeguards of the Australian Lifeguard Service has resulted in a successful CPR operation at Byron Bay’s Main Beach over the weekend.

Stramit Country Championships To Start Next Week

Fri 10 Jan 2014

The 2014 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships is set to kick off next Friday at the new venue of Mollymook Beach on the state’s South Coast.

Blueprint To Help Cut Drownings In Bega Valley

Thu 9 Jan 2014

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project begins next week in the Bega Valley Local Government Area (LGA) with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

Solitary Dolphin Watch

Tue 7 Jan 2014

Since September 2012 National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) and ORRCA have been managing a solitary female dolphin moving between Jervis Bay, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Northern Beaches and the Gosford Area.

Surf Club Facility Grants Announced

Mon 6 Jan 2014

The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Gabrielle Upton, has announced $2 million in funding today to improve facilities as part of the NSW Government's Surf Club Facility Grant Program.

Are You TsunamiSafe?

Mon 6 Jan 2014

This summer Surf Life Saving NSW and the NSW State Emergency Service have come together to remind people who live or who are holidaying in coastal areas along the NSW coast to be mindful of the potential risk of tsunami.

Tragic Start To Summer Holidays On NSW Beaches

Mon 23 Dec 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning beachgoers to stop taking unnecessary risks and to ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ at the beach following a tragic start to the Summer School Holidays.

Swimmers Urged To Play Safe, Stay Safe This Summer

Fri 20 Dec 2013

Surf Lifesavers and Police are reminding swimmers to ‘Play Safe, Stay Safe’ when in, on or around the water this summer.

Anthony Turner- Illawarra's New Director of Lifesaving

Thu 19 Dec 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW would like to welcome the new Director of Lifesaving for the Illawarra Branch, Anthony Turner.

Extra Lifeguards At Kingscliff During Peak Season

Thu 19 Dec 2013

The Australian Lifeguard Service and Tweed Shire Council will trial a new lifeguard service at the beach in front of the Kingscliff North Holiday Park this summer.

SLSNSW November Rescue of the Month

Thu 19 Dec 2013

The Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month has been awarded to both Dale Laverty of the Australian Lifeguard Service and volunteer lifesavers from Merewether SLSC.

Sydney Team Returns To The Top At Interbranch

Mon 16 Dec 2013

After losing the title in 2012, Sydney Branch are once again the Interbranch Champions topping their main rivals Sydney Northern Beaches over the weekend at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast.

Sydney Northern Beaches Finish Second at Interbranch

Mon 16 Dec 2013

Sydney Northern Beaches are no longer the Interbranch Champions falling just short of their long-time rivals Sydney, to finish second at the 2013 Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach.

Illawarra Dominate Beach Events At Interbranch

Mon 16 Dec 2013

The team most at home on the sand once again dominated the beach events at the 2013 Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast.

Strong Showing For South Coast Ahead Of Country Champs

Mon 16 Dec 2013

The South Coast Branch had a strong hit out finishing second out of the Country Branches at the 2013 Interbranch Championships on Soldiers Beach at the Central Coast this weekend.

North Coast Take on Best of the Best

Mon 16 Dec 2013

The North Coast has done their Branch proud at the 2013 NSW Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach SLSC on the Central Coast.

Young Stars Help Lower North Coast Rebuild At 2013 Interbranch

Mon 16 Dec 2013

The Lower North Coast team have finished fifth in the Country Standings, topping the Far South Coast team despite fielding a smaller squad during the Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach over the weekend.

Momentum Building For Far South Coast Bears

Mon 16 Dec 2013

The Far South Coast branch is starting to build momentum in Surf Sports, with the team fielding the largest ever squad for last weekend’s Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast.

Hunter Athletes Make Themselves Known

Mon 16 Dec 2013

In some very testing conditions, Hunter competitors worked hard to secure fourth place at the 2013 NSW Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast.

CC Sandcrabs Third at Interbranch Champs

Mon 16 Dec 2013

Central Coast athletes have ensured a top three placing for the branch at the 2013 NSW Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships held on their home turf at Soldiers Beach.

MNC Take on the Best of the Best

Mon 16 Dec 2013

It was a real family affair for the Mid North Coast Branch at the 2013 NSW Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach SLSC on the NSW Central Coast.

FNC Takes Out Country Pointscore at Interbranch

Mon 16 Dec 2013

Far North Coast competitors have done their branch proud at the 2013 NSW Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships, snatching the Overall Country Pointscore from South Coast rivals.

Sydney Wins Interbranch Champs and NSW Team Announced

Sun 15 Dec 2013

Sydney Branch are the 2013 Interbranch Champions. The team are once again the strongest in NSW after nudging out last year’s champions Sydney Northern Beaches and the Central Coast team at Soldiers Beach this weekend.

NSW Interstate Team Selected for 2014

Sun 15 Dec 2013

Selectors have announced the athletes who have been offered places in the NSW Surf Life Saving team to contest the Interstate Titles in January 2014.

Sydney Branch Takes Early Lead At Interbranch Championships

Sat 14 Dec 2013

After a tightly fought day of competition Sydney Branch is in the lead following day one of the 2013 NSW Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast.

The Big Blue Paddle

Fri 13 Dec 2013

Surf Life Saving Clubs and volunteers may be interested in providing support such as water safety and accommodation to two men paddling 920km from Brisbane to Sydney from 27 December 2013 - 26 January 2014.

Project Blueprint Visits Bega

Thu 12 Dec 2013

Bega Valley Local Government Area (LGA) will be the subject of a state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment, commencing in January 2014 with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

2014 Country Champs Launched At Mollymook

Tue 10 Dec 2013

The 2014 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships has been launched at Mollymook Beach, the new home of the championships for the next two years.

Fingal Head Win at Clean Beaches Awards

Mon 9 Dec 2013

Fingal Head Beach has been named the NSW Environment Protection Authority Overall 2013 Clean Beach at the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW North Coast and Northern Rivers Regional Clean Beaches – Connecting our Coast Awards for 2013.

NSW Surf Elite Compete At Interbranch

Mon 9 Dec 2013

Up to 400 of the best Surf Life Saving athletes from all over NSW will descend on Soldiers Beach this weekend for the 2013 NSW Interbranch Championships.

Heroes of the Surf

Fri 6 Dec 2013

Our friends at Sutherland Shire Council are promoting beach safety to primary school children everywhere through the new Surf Hero website initiative.

Summer Surf Campaign

Fri 6 Dec 2013

The Surf Life Saving Summer Campaign has officially been launched to ignite support for the great work our lifesavers do.

Lifesaver Takes Out State Award

Thu 5 Dec 2013

After winning the NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year for the Sydney City/East region, Trent Thomas of Maroubra SLSC has gone on to take out the 2013 Youth Volunteer of the Year at State level.

2014 Lifesaving Exchange Participants Selected

Thu 5 Dec 2013

SLSNSW will run its annual Lifesaving Exchange Program from 24-27 January 2014 and successful applicants have now been chosen.

Funding for Regional Surf Life Saving Facility

Wed 4 Dec 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased by the announcement that over $1 million in funding will be made available under the Coalition’s new Community Development Grants Programme to go towards establishing a dedicated training and operations centre at Port Macquarie.

That's Not On: Shane Jacobson Lifejacket Campaign

Tue 3 Dec 2013

Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay has launched the state’s biggest lifejacket awareness campaign to promote safe and responsible boating behaviour.

NSW Coastal Drowning Deaths Continue To Rise

Mon 2 Dec 2013

Drownings on NSW beaches and coastal waterways have reached the highest in nine years according to the 2013 National Coastal Safety Report conducted by Surf Life Saving and launched by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP in Canberra today.

Surf Life Saving Recognised At NSW Sport Federation Awards

Fri 29 Nov 2013

Surf Life Saving had a strong showing at the 2013 NSW Sports Federation Awards, taking out three categories on Thursday night (28/11/13).

NSW Emergency Services Volunteers Sought for Citizenship

Thu 28 Nov 2013

The Department of Immigration wants to celebrate our lifesavers who are interested in becoming Australian Citizens.

Drowning at Port Stephens

Wed 27 Nov 2013

A young male has tragically drowned at Fingal Bay near Port Stephens.

New Voices on Radio

Tue 26 Nov 2013

New voices will be heard on the radio network as the newest SurfCom volunteers undertake training at Surf Life Saving NSW Headquarters in Belrose on 7 December 2013.

Rookie Lifeguards Put Through Their Paces

Mon 25 Nov 2013

Northern NSW rookie Lifeguards will attend the 2013 Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) Lifeguard School from 27-28 November at Camp Drewe, Lennox Head.

Central Coast Lifesavers Win Big at 2GO Awards

Mon 25 Nov 2013

Congratulations to the Central Coast lifesavers who received awards at the Central Coast Sports Federation Awards held at Mingara on 16 November.

Regional Athletes Get A Head Start

Mon 25 Nov 2013

Over 30 regional athletes and coaches from the south coast got the opportunity to learn from the best at last weekend’s Coaching the Coast Clinic at Broulee Surfers SLSC.

Pretty Shady - Preventing Skin Cancer One Summer At A Time

Fri 22 Nov 2013

NSW is blessed with some of the best beaches in the world and summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy them. But don’t forget that when competing, playing or watching, it’s important to prevent sun damage.

Lifesavers Rescue Man At Lighthouse Beach

Fri 22 Nov 2013

A man has been rescued almost 200m off Lighthouse Beach at Ballina after getting into difficulty in the surf with his son late on Thursday afternoon.

Pacific Palms Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Thu 21 Nov 2013

Lennon Fisher, Kel McCredie and Jerrad Allen of Pacific Palms SLSC have been honoured with the Rescue of the Month for October 2013.

Beach To Bush Concludes Successful 2013 Tour

Tue 19 Nov 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW’s Beach to Bush program, proudly supported by ClubsNSW, has concluded for another year in which close to 10,000 primary school kids from across the state’s west got a taste of the beach.

Boxers KO'd by Lifesaving Challenge

Tue 19 Nov 2013

The new Fox Sports Action/Endurance reality tv series, Maximus Academy, visited South Narrabeen SLSC, giving eight ordinary guys the chance to see what it is like to be a surf lifesaver.

Aussies 2014: Early Bird Entry

Mon 18 Nov 2013

To celebrate the return of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships to WA and entries opening for the highly anticipated 2014 event, SLSA and Tourism WA’s Eventscorp are offering SLSC's the chance to win $5,000 towards their Aussies 2014 Western Australian Experience!

Beach Bash Partners With SLSNSW

Thu 14 Nov 2013

The first Australian beach obstacle series, Beach Bash, has returned to NSW and has once again partnered with us to raise vital funds for Surf Life Saving.

Schoolies Warned Don't Drink and Swim

Thu 14 Nov 2013

With Schoolies celebrations set to kick off across NSW and southern QLD from this weekend, surf lifesavers and lifeguards are pleading with young revelers to make surf safety a priority.

Bega Council Renews Lifeguarding Contract With ALS

Wed 13 Nov 2013

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has successfully renewed its lifeguarding contract with Bega Valley Shire Council for a further three years.

TV Ad Campaign to Boost Lifejacket Awareness

Tue 12 Nov 2013

A new lifejacket campaign has been launched by our friends at Transport for NSW in a bid to promote safe and responsible boating behaviour.

Australian Lifeguard Service Recruiting Now

Tue 12 Nov 2013

Tired of the same old desk job and need a new challenge? Put down the pens, transform your office and make a difference with the leading lifeguard service in Australia.

SLSNSW Honours New Life Members

Fri 8 Nov 2013

Three Surf Life Saving NSW members have been recognised for a lifetime of volunteer service with Life Membership awards.

Beach To Bush Set To Commence

Thu 7 Nov 2013

Thousands of primary school students from inland NSW will soon get the opportunity to take part in vital water safety lessons ahead of summer, when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers travel to regional NSW next week.

Dangerous Surf Conditions

Sun 3 Nov 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as dangerous surf conditions are expected Monday and into Tuesday along much of the NSW coast.

NSW Lifesavers Honoured With Meritorious Awards

Fri 1 Nov 2013

Ten lifesavers from across the state were recognised for their exceptional efforts in saving a life, receiving Meritorious Awards at the Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Wet N Wild Sydney Nippers

Fri 1 Nov 2013

Western Sydney’s first ever nippers club was officially announced thanks to a unique partnership between Surf Life Saving NSW and Wet’n’Wild Sydney.

Maroubra Lifesaver Awarded NSW Youth Volunteer Award

Wed 30 Oct 2013

Maroubra SLSC lifesaver, Trent Thomas has been awarded the NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year for the Sydney City/East region.

Ryan Rosenbaum Awarded Lifesaver of the Year In a Big Night For NSW

Mon 28 Oct 2013

Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club’s Ryan Rosenbaum has won DHL Surf Lifesaver of the Year at Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) 2013 Awards of Excellence.

Nambucca Council Renews Lifeguarding Contract With ALS

Fri 25 Oct 2013

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has successfully renewed its lifeguarding contract with Nambucca Shire Council for a further five years.

Surf Lifesavers Help Celebrate Opera House's 40th

Tue 22 Oct 2013

Two Australian icons joined forces on Sunday as surf lifesavers from across the state came together to help celebrate the Sydney Opera House’s 40th birthday.

Coogee SLSC's Julien Vincent Takes Out Endeavour Award

Tue 22 Oct 2013

Coogee Surf Life Saving Club’s own Julien Vincent has taken out the prestigious Endeavour Award as part of NSW Children’s Week Awards of Recognition.

Surf Lifesavers Respond to Drowning on Mid North Coast

Mon 21 Oct 2013

Early Sunday afternoon, the Surf Rescue Emergency Response System was activated by Police to respond to reports a man was found floating unconscious near Stuarts point on the mid north coast.

Narrabeen Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Fri 18 Oct 2013

Lifesavers from Narrabeen Beach, Jason Oakes, Karen Marks, Ian Harper, Gordon Coburn, Skye Storey, Alex Buckton, Joshua Buckton & David Cook have been awarded the NSW Rescue of the Month for September 2013.

Project Blueprint Visits Manly

Fri 18 Oct 2013

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project begins from 11 November in Manly with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

Youth Advisory Council: Applications Now Open

Thu 17 Oct 2013

The NSW Government is now calling for applications for the Youth Advisory Council.

NSW Athletes Make A Splash in New Zealand

Tue 15 Oct 2013

Twelve athletes from Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) have returned after participating in the U18 Development Team New Zealand Tour held in Hamilton, NZ from 9-13 October 2013.

Customised Club Wear Now Available

Fri 11 Oct 2013

Mayhem, the official supplier of merchandise for the SLSNSW Country and State Championships are offering an exciting new range exclusively for clubs.

Surf Lifesavers Respond to Drowning at Tathra

Wed 9 Oct 2013

A man has died following a swimming accident at Tathra. A group of five swimmers were swimming at the Bega River Mouth and were caught on a outgoing tide.

Juniors Work Hard at TAP

Tue 8 Oct 2013

New South Wales’ U13-15 future surf sport stars were busy in the final days of their school holidays at the NSW Talented Athletes Program (TAP) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

First Aid Training Saves A Life

Fri 4 Oct 2013

Three staff members at Merimbula RSL Club have reinforced the importance of regular First Aid training after successfully resuscitating a female patron just five days after completing a refresher Apply First Aid course with Pambula SLSC.

Surf Athletes Visit High Performance Centre

Fri 27 Sep 2013

Some of the state’s most elite Surf Life Saving athletes will be undergoing state of the art physical testing and training this weekend at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina Beach.

SLSA Awards of Excellence Nominees Announced

Fri 27 Sep 2013

Congratulations to the NSW nominees for the 2013 Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Awards of Excellence to be held on Saturday 26 October in Sydney.

Surf Clubs Throw Open Their Doors

Thu 26 Sep 2013

This Sunday 29th September Surf Life Saving Clubs across NSW and QLD will throw their doors open to the public to provide an inside look at what being a part of a surf club is all about.

Project Blueprint Visits Warringah

Tue 24 Sep 2013

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project begins this week in Warringah with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

ALS Lifeguards Start Patrols

Mon 23 Sep 2013

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has kicked off its annual summer patrol service this week, with Lifeguards patrolling some of the state’s busiest beaches during the next seven months including the Spring, Summer and Autumn school holidays.

Two iconic Australian brands put their best thong forward

Mon 23 Sep 2013

Volley is offering 25% off its entire range to SLS members until 30 November. Visit volley.com.au and use code: SLSA25 at the checkout.

NSW Surf Patrol Season Begins

Fri 20 Sep 2013

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, has officially launched the 2013/14 NSW Surf Life Saving patrol season today at the brand new North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club.

Nowra-Culburra Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Thu 19 Sep 2013

Members from Nowra-Culburra SLSC have deservedly been awarded the Rescue of the Month for July-August 2013.

Dulux Surf Club Project: Last Chance to Apply

Tue 17 Sep 2013

The Dulux Weathershield Surf Club Project has been running for 18 months and is committed to helping revamp all Surf Life Saving Clubs in Australia by providing paint free of charge.

Sun Protection Resources for Clubs

Tue 10 Sep 2013

With summer just around the corner now is a great time to review or develop a sun protection policy for your club to ensure your organisation is fulfilling its duty of care with regard to sun safety.

CCUSA Calling All Lifesavers and Lifeguards

Mon 9 Sep 2013

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) is calling lifesavers and lifeguards to volunteer for their summer of a lifetime and are offering a special 5% discount to all Bronze Medallion holders.

Stay Safe On The Beach This Weekend

Fri 6 Sep 2013

Although it may feel like summer in many parts of the state Surf Life Saving NSW is warning beachgoers to be cautious as the official lifesaving season is still two weeks away.

International Development Opportunity - Sri Lanka

Thu 5 Sep 2013

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is seeking the services of a SLSA Trainer/Assessor/Facilitator to travel to Sri Lanka.

NSW Surf Lifesavers Win Water Safety Awards

Thu 5 Sep 2013

Surf Life Saving members from NSW have taken out three prestigious awards and one high commendation at the 2013 NSW Water Safety Awards held on Friday 30 August in Sydney.

Surf School Leads Way in Western Sydney

Tue 3 Sep 2013

Year 9 students living in Western and South Western Sydney will have the opportunity to take part in vital surf safety education as part of Surf Life Saving NSW’s Surf School during Term 4, 2013.

New and Improved Beachsafe App

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) has launched its new and improved Beachsafe app for iPhones and android devices.

Blueprint to Help Cut Drownings on Northern Beaches

Thu 29 Aug 2013

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project begins this week in Pittwater Council with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

Whale and Dolphin Exclusion Zones

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Each year between May and November the east coast of Australia bears witness to the spectacular migration of whales from Antarctica to south east Queensland and back.

Lifesaving Development Opportunity - India

Thu 29 Aug 2013

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) in conjunction with its partner the Rashtriya Life Saving Society India [RLSS (I)] is seeking the services of a SLSA volunteer to travel to India.

Lifejackets and Rockfishing - Discussion Paper

Tue 27 Aug 2013

The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, is inviting submissions to a discussion paper on the wearing of lifejackets by rock fishers.

Project Blueprint Visits Pittwater

Tue 27 Aug 2013

SLSNSW and Australian CoastSafe are undertaking Phase Two of an ambitious project through the funding support of the NSW Water Safety Black Spot Fund called ‘Project Blueprint’.

ALS Lifeguards Prepare For New Season

Mon 26 Aug 2013

Up to thirty current and aspiring Lifeguards from Port Stephens and Great Lakes Councils will be put through their paces at the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) training and proficiency day on Saturday 31st August at One Mile Beach.

ALS Pittwater Lifeguards Gearing Up For New Season

Mon 26 Aug 2013

Up to fifty current and aspiring Lifeguards from Pittwater Council will be put through their paces at the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) training and proficiency day on Friday 30th August at Palm Beach.

Lifesavers Head Back To The Bush

Mon 26 Aug 2013

Thousands of primary school students from inland NSW will soon get the opportunity to take part in vital water safety lessons ahead of summer, when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers travel to regional NSW.

Keep Australia Beautiful 2013 Clean Beaches Awards

Mon 26 Aug 2013

Surf Clubs across NSW have played a major role in the Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beaches Program and expressions of interest and submissions are now open for the 2013 Awards.

Taree Old Bar SLSC Gets a Helping Hand

Mon 26 Aug 2013

Administrators have been appointed at Taree-Old Bar SLSC to assist the club in its current operations and planning for the future.

Interview With Rachelle King- 2013 Pool Rescue Champion Club Captain

Wed 21 Aug 2013

Terrigal SLSC became the first NSW team to be crowned the Australian Pool Rescue Champions since 2008 after winning the event over the weekend at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane.

Terrigal SLSC Wins Gold At National Pool Rescue Championships

Mon 19 Aug 2013

Terrigal SLSC has been crowned the 2013 Australian Pool Rescue Club Champions at the national titles in Queensland.

NSW Athletes Ready For 2013 Australian Pool Rescue Championships

Fri 16 Aug 2013

430 Surf Life Saving (SLS) athletes from 47 clubs around Australia, and one from New Zealand, will converge at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisbane this coming weekend for Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) Australian Pool Rescue Championships (August 16-18).

ALS Lifeguards Gearing Up For Season

Wed 14 Aug 2013

Lifeguards from Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley, Bellingen and Nambucca Shires will be put through their paces at the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) training and proficiency day on Sunday 18 August.

Wild Weather Keeps Lifesavers Busy

Mon 12 Aug 2013

Wild winds have ensured lifesavers have been flat out on Monday afternoon, with SLS assets being tasked to assist with five incidents across the state in less than an hour.

Coastal Ambassadors Program Visit Ballina

Mon 12 Aug 2013

Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore SLSC is thrilled to have been selected as the Far North Coast Surf Club to host the Coastal Ambassadors Program.

Pool Athletes Head to New Zealand

Fri 9 Aug 2013

SLSNSW has selected 12 athletes to compete in the New Zealand (NZ) Pool Rescue Championships to be held in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Volunteer at the 2013 Special Olympics

Thu 8 Aug 2013

Do you want to use your SLS skills and experience for something special? Register now to volunteer at the 2013 Special Olympics Asia Pacific Games.

Maroubra Lifesaver Named Volunteer Of The Year

Wed 7 Aug 2013

Sydney Surf Lifesaver Trent Thomas from Maroubra SLSC has taken out the Volunteer of the Year award at the annual Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence held in Sydney on Saturday 3rd August.

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Receive Top Honours At SLSNSW Awards

Wed 7 Aug 2013

A multitude of Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Lifesavers have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday August 3rd in Sydney.

Tacking Point Clubbie Named NSW Lifesaver Of The Year

Wed 7 Aug 2013

The Mid North Coast Branch and especially Tacking Point SLSC have had a huge night at the Surf Life Saving Awards Of Excellence on August 3rd, taking home a number of awards.

Woonona SLSC Named NSW Surf Club Of The Year

Wed 7 Aug 2013

Illawarra Surf Lifesavers have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products in Sydney on Saturday 3rd August, taking out both Club and Trainer of the Year.

ILS Rescue 2014 Officials Nominations

Wed 7 Aug 2013

The ILS Sport Commission is calling for applications from suitable qualified and experienced Referees/Technical Officials who wish to be considered to officiate at the various Lifesaving World Championships to be held at Rescue 2014, in Montpellier/Le Grand Motte, France in September 2014.

Hunter Branch Honoured At Surf Life Saving Awards Of Excellence

Wed 7 Aug 2013

Surf Lifesavers from the Hunter and the branch itself have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products in Sydney on Saturday 3rd August.

Top Lifesavers Honoured At SLSNSW Awards Of Excellence

Wed 7 Aug 2013

Far North Coast Surf Lifesavers have achieved top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence presented by Stramit Building Products in Sydney on Saturday 3rd August.

Central Coast Lifesavers Achieve Top Honours

Wed 7 Aug 2013

Central Coast Surf Lifesavers have achieved top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence presented by Stramit Building Products in Sydney on Saturday 3rd August.

SLSA International Training Opportunity

Tue 6 Aug 2013

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is seeking the services of a SLSA Trainer (or Trainer/Assessor or Facilitator) to travel to Phuket in September or October 2013 to deliver surf lifesaving skills update for the Phuket Lifeguards.

New SurfCom Operators Wanted

Tue 6 Aug 2013

Do you have a voice for radio? Now is your chance to be a part of the Surf Emergency Response system linking SLS to NSW Emergency Services and Government agencies.

MacMasters Beach SLSC Wins Landcare Award

Fri 2 Aug 2013

MacMasters Beach SLSC has won a NSW Regional Landcare Award and has now been nominated for the NSW Award for ‘Coastal Communities’ and is looking for your support to vote for the club’s entry to win the award.

Surf Club Facility Grants Opening Soon

Thu 1 Aug 2013

Applications for this year’s $2 million Surf Club Facility Grants open on Friday 23rd August 2013.

NSW Surf Clubs Receive Volunteer Grants

Thu 1 Aug 2013

NSW Surf Life Saving Clubs have received a significant funding boost of $73,327 from the 2013 Volunteer Grants program through the Federal Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affair’s.

Dangerous Surf Warning

Thu 1 Aug 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as dangerous conditions are expected from Thursday (1/8/13) until Saturday (3/8/13) along the entire NSW coast.

Project Blueprint Moves to Phase Two

Thu 1 Aug 2013

SLSNSW and Australian CoastSafe will move to Phase 2 of the ambitious 'Project Blueprint' through the funding support of the NSW Water Safety Black Spot Fund.

NSW Clubbies Dominate Molokai Paddleboard World Champs

Tue 30 Jul 2013

NSW clubbies have stolen the limelight in the 17th Annual Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championships in Hawaii over the weekend (July 28th).

NSW Pool Rescue Champs Fought and Won

Mon 29 Jul 2013

Event favourite Terrigal SLSC has convincingly taken out the NSW Pool Rescue Championships over the weekend at Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy.

Ironman Nathan Smith Inducted Into Hall Of Champions

Thu 25 Jul 2013

Multiple former World and Australian Champion Ironman, Nathan Smith, has been honoured with entry into the NSW Hall of Champions.

Aussie Athletes Lead Charge in Surf Rescue Challenge

Thu 25 Jul 2013

A new look 13-strong Australian Life Saving Team named for the International Surf Rescue Challenge in Japan in September includes seven of the best NSW competitors.

Fantastic Furniture Youth Leadership

Thu 25 Jul 2013

Are you aged between 12-27 with excellent leadership skills? Nominations for the Fantastic Furniture Youth Leadership Award are now open.

Pool Rescue Championships On The Starting Blocks

Tue 23 Jul 2013

Surf athletes will turn their attention from the ocean to the pool this weekend (27-28 July) for the 2013 NSW Pool Rescue Championships at the Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy.

Crackneck Point Rescue Awarded Rescue Of The Month

Tue 23 Jul 2013

A combined effort from Shelley Beach SLSC and Toowoon Bay SLSC lifesavers which resulted in the rescue of three stranded tow-in surfers in large seas has been awarded the May/June SLSNSW Rescue of the Month.

South Maroubra SLSC Best Of The Blues at Aussies

Mon 22 Jul 2013

South Maroubra SLSC have finished second at the 2013 Australian IRB Championships at Mindil Beach in Darwin over the weekend.

Young Nipper Saves Man Having A Stroke

Fri 19 Jul 2013

An 11 year old boy has come to the aid of a man having a stroke in Manly on Thursday afternoon.

Vale: Dave Lawler OAM

Fri 19 Jul 2013

SLSNSW Life Member and long-time North Narrabeen SLSC lifesaver Dave Lawler has sadly passed away.

NSW Narrowly Misses Out at IRB Interstate

Fri 19 Jul 2013

NSW was trumped for the second this week by Queenslanders at the Interstate Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships held at Mindil Beach, Darwin.

NSW IRB Team Takes on Australia's Best

Thu 18 Jul 2013

The NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) team will show off their superior skills racing at the Interstate and Australian IRB Championships this Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July 2012 at Ocean Beach SLSC on the NSW Central Coast.

Pool Rescue Athletes Develop Their Skills

Thu 18 Jul 2013

Surf athletes from across the state concentrated on developing their skills in the pool last weekend at the 2013 SLSNSW Pool Rescue Clinic & Pool Rescue High Performance Program at St Ignatius College (Riverview)in Lane Cove, Sydney.

Off Duty Lifesavers Rescue Capsized Boat Crew

Wed 17 Jul 2013

Three people have been rescued after their boat overturned near the CrookHaven River mouth on the NSW South Coast late Wednesday afternoon.

Bonds Rashies for 2013-14 Season

Wed 17 Jul 2013

Surf Life Saving has negotiated a national deal with Bonds to provide subsidised rash vests for nippers.

NSW Rubber Duckie Team Go For Gold

Tue 16 Jul 2013

The NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) team will be racing for a gold medal and national supremacy at the Interstate IRB Championships on Thursday 18th July at Mindil Beach, Darwin.

Hunter Surf Clubs Set Standards For NSW

Fri 5 Jul 2013

Hunter Surf Life Saving is leading by example in NSW with all thirteen Surf Clubs having succeeded in the ambitious task of completing the bronze level status in the Quality Club Program in NSW.

NSW Athletes Head to France

Fri 5 Jul 2013

The Australian Life Saving Squad has been announced with 10 of the 24 strong squad being Surf Life Saving NSW athletes.

Overseas Lifesaving Opportunity in Philippines

Thu 4 Jul 2013

Would you like to use your skills and experience to volunteer as a Lifesaving Development Officer in the Philippines?

Pittwater Council Renews Lifeguard Contract With ALS

Thu 4 Jul 2013

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has successfully renewed its Lifeguarding contract with Pittwater Council for a further five years.

Off Duty Lifesaver Rescues Surfer In Rough Seas

Wed 3 Jul 2013

An exceptional joint-service response has rescued a surfer in serious distress at South Curl Curl on Sydney's Northern Beaches on Wednesday.

Dangerous Surf Warning

Tue 2 Jul 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as dangerous conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday on the North Coast of NSW.

Members Of The Public Perform CPR At Byron Bay Beach

Sat 29 Jun 2013

A 92 year old man was pulled out of the surf unconscious and not breathing at Byron Bay's Main Beach on Saturday.

Surfers Rescue 24/7 Course A Big Success

Fri 28 Jun 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW and Surfing NSW have briefed NSW ministers on the success of the innovative new Surfers Rescue 24/7 (SR24/7) course.

Severe Erosion Endangers Club House

Wed 26 Jun 2013

Fingal Rovers SLSC is literally on the precipice of disaster as the club battles unprecedented coastal erosion.

Surf Lifesaving Paddlers Head to Germany

Mon 24 Jun 2013

Four surf lifesavers have been chosen to represent Australia at the 2013 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisberg Germany.

Kiama Downs SLSC Wins Back-to-Back IRB Premiership Series

Mon 24 Jun 2013

Kiama Downs SLSC has clinched victory in the 2013 NSW IRB Premiership Series at the back up venue of Palm Beach (Sydney’s Northern Beaches) over the weekend.

Surfers Rescued Off Central Coast

Mon 24 Jun 2013

Three surfers have been rescued in rough seas off Shelly Beach on the NSW Central Coast by off-duty surf lifesavers. The Surf Rescue emergency response system was tasked to respond to reports that the surfers were stranded and their jetski had washed up onto the rocks.

NSW Surf Clubs Leading The Way In Responsible Alcohol Management

Mon 24 Jun 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW has been praised for its work as leaders in reducing the link between alcohol and sport in the community.

CPR Skills An Everyday Reward

Thu 20 Jun 2013

When Kristy Dale arrived at Woolworths Culburra to begin her shift as Assistant Store Manager on 3 June 2013, she had no idea she would end up saving someone’s life.

Coogee Lifesaver to Attempt English Channel Swim

Thu 20 Jun 2013

Coogee SLSC Lifesaver Matt Fernandez will attempt to swim the English Channel in just under a month.

IRB Premiership Champion To Be Crowned At Newport Beach

Wed 19 Jun 2013

The final rounds of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership will look to conclude the series and crown the champion at Newport Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches this weekend (22-23 June).

Surf Club's Receive Free Gym Equipment

Mon 17 Jun 2013

Over 100 units of gym equipment has been distributed to surf clubs throughout New South Wales this autumn.

We Need You - Member Stories Wanted

Fri 14 Jun 2013

We are developing a Surf Life Saving NSW Online Induction and need stories from members around the State.

Dangerous Surf Warning

Fri 14 Jun 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as dangerous conditions are expected Friday through to Monday.

Surf Safety Message Reaching New Audiences

Thu 13 Jun 2013

Families from many different backgrounds came together over the weekend for Surf Life Saving NSW’s Family Surf Safety Day in Woolgoolga.

Congratulations to SLSNSW OAM Recipients

Wed 12 Jun 2013

SLSNSW would like to congratulate four of our volunteer members who have been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Caves Beach Take Out State Title

Tue 11 Jun 2013

Caves Beach SLSC is the 2013 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) State Champions.

Couple Rescued by Off-Duty Lifesaver

Mon 10 Jun 2013

A Far South Coast couple were lucky to have an off-duty lifesaver nearby when their boat capsized north of Batemans Bay.

Ballina Jet Boat Awarded ROM

Fri 7 Jun 2013

The Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue Crew has deservedly been awarded the Rescue of the Month for April 2013.

Tidal Timetables for 2013-2014

Fri 7 Jun 2013

Roads and Maritime Services has released its annual timetable of tidal predictions for the next 12 months which will help rock fisherman to stay safe when venturing out.

$1M To Fund New Surf Life Saving Regional Facility

Thu 6 Jun 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW has been successful in securing funding for a new regional training and operations hub at Port Macquarie, which will substantially increase capacity to save lives and support volunteers from the lower north to far north coast, centred in the mid-north coast region.

History On The Line For Locals At NSW IRB Championships

Thu 6 Jun 2013

Defending state champions, Caves Beach SLSC, will have extra motivation to win this weekend’s 2013 NSW IRB Championships at Fingal Beach with the club looking to make IRB racing history.

Rubber Duckie State Champs Head to the Hunter

Mon 3 Jun 2013

The state's premier race event for 'rubber duckies', the 2013 NSW IRB Championships will once again head to Fingal Beach in Port Stephens on the 8-9 June.

Rock Fishing Alert - Dangerous Surf

Sat 1 Jun 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising rock fishers to avoid the open coastline on Sunday to Tuesday, as dangerous surf conditions are expected.

SLSNSW Volunteer Statistics

Fri 31 May 2013

Surf Life Saving volunteers across NSW have once again shown their commitment to the community, collectively contributing 667,000 voluntary patrol hours on NSW beaches during the 2012/13 season.

Protection Beyond the Flags

Fri 31 May 2013

As surf lifesavers we are passionate about keeping our members protected from the harmful effects of the sun and we have been able to negotiate a great deal on behalf of NSW Clubs.

Racing To Save Lives

Tue 28 May 2013

In 2013 participants in the Blackmore's Sydney Running Festival have the opportunity to fund raise for Surf Life Saving NSW as their charity of choice .

Ballina Jet Boat Rescues Stranded Yacht

Fri 24 May 2013

BALLINA Jet Boat Rescue Service has been busy leading the recovery of True Bluess, the single-masted 23ft yacht that washed up on Byron Bay's Main Beach on Wednesday 22nd May.

NSW Parliamentary Friends of SLS Thank Lifesavers

Fri 24 May 2013

All our Clubs and Branches will soon receive correspondence from the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving, thanking them and all volunteer lifesavers for another outstanding season.

Kiama Takes Lead In IRB Premiership At Forster

Fri 24 May 2013

Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) crews from throughout NSW lined up for Round’s 1 and 2 of the Surf Life Saving NSW IRB Premiership at Forster on the Lower North Coast on the 18-19 May.

Clubs' Windfall in the Federal Government Budget

Fri 24 May 2013

In the Federal Government’s Budget last week, $2.7 million in funding was announced which will go directly to grassroots clubs in the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Flood on Fire

Fri 24 May 2013

Manly LSC's Naomi Flood has continued her strong canoe sprint world cup form with two medals in the Czech Republic.

Insurance Liability Declarations

Fri 24 May 2013

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) have supplied SLSNSW with an Insurance Liability declaration that must be completed by all Clubs and Branches and returned to JLT no later than 10 June 2013.

SLSNSW Awarded for Volunteer Management

Thu 23 May 2013

In a great end to National Volunteer Week, SLSNSW picked up the Volunteer Management Award gong at the NSW Sports Federation Awards.

Lucky Supporter Picks Up $15,000 Cash

Wed 22 May 2013

One of our major fundraising efforts on behalf of surf clubs is the SLSNSW quarterly raffle, which raises much-needed funds to help our volunteers save thousands of lives every year.

NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards – Nominations Now Open

Fri 17 May 2013

Nominations are now open and are a perfect opportunity for clubs to recognise their volunteers from within all areas of Surf Life Saving.

SLSNSW Awards of Excellence – Venue Confirmed

Fri 17 May 2013

A venue has been confirmed for the 2013 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence. The event will be held on Saturday 3 August 2013 at the Sydney Sofitel Wentworth. This is a great venue right in the heart of Sydney city, close to the airport and public transport. Accommodation at this venue is also available and all Surf Life Saving guests will receive a discounted rate of $245 for their nights’ stay – just quote SURF030813 at the time of booking. Official invites will be distributed mid-June so start organising your tables now!

Club Funding in Community Building Partnership Program

Fri 17 May 2013

Through the NSW Government’s 2012-13 Community Building Partnership program, funding has been directed to 11 Surf Life Saving Clubs to support their infrastructure projects.

Volunteer In The Spotlight- Richard Lytham OAM

Fri 17 May 2013

Richard “Richie" Lytham from Collaroy SLSC is the epitome of a volunteer. Richie has turned his love of Surf Life Saving into an unfathomable number of volunteer hours, helping to improve and enrich the movement at all levels.

Lifejacket Saves Kayaker

Thu 16 May 2013

All ocean users were reminded of the importance of wearing lifejackets after a kayaker survived for six hours in the ocean off Port Stephens on Sunday night.

Round 2 of NSW IRB Heads To Forster

Wed 15 May 2013

The second round of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership will look to kick off the Series at Forster on the Lower North Coast this weekend (18-19 May).

Working Bee Saves A Life

Tue 14 May 2013

Thirroul Surf Life Saving Club’s voluntary patrols may have finished for the season but that hasn’t stopped its members from springing in to action when required.

How to Produce a Quality Annual Report

Fri 10 May 2013

Now that the season has ended, many clubs are getting their Annual Reports together for the season wrap-up.

End of Season Thanks to NSW Surf Lifesavers

Fri 3 May 2013

At the conclusion of another busy season, we want to thank each and every volunteer and their families for their commitment to keeping people safe on NSW beaches.

Position Vacant: Lifesaving Officer

Fri 3 May 2013

We currently have an exciting role which requires an organised individual to assist in the administration and coordination of lifesaving grants, resources and various lifesaving programs in support of surf clubs.

Kiama Downs Ready to Defend State Title

Fri 3 May 2013

Round 1 of the NSW IRB Premiership series kicks off this weekend at Mollymook. Defending State Champions, Kiama Downs SLSC, are the team with the target on their back.

Top 10 in Transparency Awards

Wed 1 May 2013

For the third year in a row, Surf Life Saving NSW has been named a Top 10 Finalist in the PricewaterhouseCoopers (Pwc) Transparency Awards ($5m to $30m revenue category.)

Rescue Boat Racing Premiership Begins

Mon 29 Apr 2013

The first round of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership series kicks off this weekend 4-5 May at Mollymook in the Shoalhaven.

2013 Junior Lifesavers of the Year Announced

Fri 26 Apr 2013

Andrew Lange (Fingal Beach SLSC) and Jade Horton (Tacking Point SLSC) have been named the 2013 Surf Life Saving NSW Junior Lifesavers of the Year.

NSW Clubs Clean Up At Aussies

Wed 24 Apr 2013

NSW Surf Life Saving Clubs have put themselves on the map at the 2013 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships bringing home a hoard of medals.

Special Discount to 'Rescue' Exhibition

Wed 24 Apr 2013

The Australian National Maritime Museum is offering 40% off their Big Ticket to all clubbies and their families.

Rock Fisherman Drowns

Mon 22 Apr 2013

Surf Lifesavers from Port Kembla and Surf Life Saving Duty Officers were on scene at the tragic drowning of a man who was swept from rocks this morning at Hill 60 near Port Kembla in the Illawarra, bringing the NSW coastal drowning total for this season to 35.

Joint Response in Treacherous Conditions

Fri 19 Apr 2013

Lifesaving services were scrambled this afternoon to the report of a person struggling in the water at Phillip Bay, Sydney.

Dangerous Surf Warning

Fri 19 Apr 2013

Surf Life Saving is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to take extreme caution as dangerous surf conditions are expected across the state from Friday - Tuesday.

AUSTSWIM Parents Survey

Tue 16 Apr 2013

AUSTSWIM and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia are urging parents whose children have undertaken swimming lessons to share their experiences in a new survey.

Dangerous Surf Conditions Result in Major Rescue

Mon 15 Apr 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting Dangerous Surf Conditions along the southern NSW coastline this afternoon, continuing through Tuesday, with an easterly swell of 2.5 metres and a 12 second period.

Fitness First Gym Equipment Donation

Fri 12 Apr 2013

In a fantastic gesture to charity, Fitness First is providing gym equipment to Surf Life Saving NSW for distribution to Surf Clubs for FREE!

2013 SLSNSW Pool Rescue Championships

Fri 12 Apr 2013

The Pool Rescue Championships will return to the Central Coast for the 2013 State Championships from 27-28 July.

Surf Safety Focus This School Holidays

Wed 10 Apr 2013

NSW surf lifesavers and lifeguards have issued a strong warning to beachgoers and coastal holiday makers to observe surf safety warnings during the Autumn school holiday period which commences this Friday 12 April.

Overseas Lifesaving Opportunity in Vietnam

Tue 9 Apr 2013

Would you like to use your skills and experience to volunteer as a Lifesaving Development Officer in Vietnam?

Lifesavers Rescue Stranded Skipper

Fri 5 Apr 2013

The Easter long weekend was busy for Surf Lifesavers on the beaches in addition to responding to emergency callouts for assistance to other incidents.

Host Your Own Soft Sand Shuffle

Thu 4 Apr 2013

The Soft Sand Shuffle is a fantastic new beach running carnival created to raise awareness and funds for youth mental health in Australia.

Best of the Best Boat Showdown

Thu 28 Mar 2013

The top surfboat crews in the state put it all on the line to try to claim the title of Best of the Best for 2013.

Port Mac Lifesaver Awarded Rescue of the Month

Tue 26 Mar 2013

David Carew of Port Macquarie Surf Life Saving Club has deservedly been awarded the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month.

Lifesavers Commended for Brave Conduct

Tue 26 Mar 2013

Two off-duty surf lifesavers have been recognised with Commendations for Brave Conduct on behalf of the Governor General as part of the Australian Honours and Awards announcement.

NSW IRB Premiership Locations Announced

Fri 22 Mar 2013

The 2013 NSW IRB Premiership Series and 2013 IRB State Championships have now been announced.

Fox Sports to Air State Champs Highlights

Fri 22 Mar 2013

The dates are set for the finals highlights from the 2013 Allphones Open Surf Life Saving Championships to be aired on Fox Sports 3 in April.

Junior Lifesaver & Youth Program Participants Announced

Thu 21 Mar 2013

Participants for the 2013 Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY) and Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop (YOM) have now been selected.

Aussies Surf Boats Relocation Decision

Tue 19 Mar 2013

Following inspections by the 2013 Australian Championships Event Organising Committee (AEOC) in consultation with representatives from SLSA, Gold Coast City Council and the Australian Surf Rowers League, it has been decided to relocate the surf boat events from Tugun Beach to North Kirra.

Dangerous Surf Puts Lifesavers to the Test

Sat 16 Mar 2013

Big surf and dangerous conditions along the coast last weekend have resulted in numerous rescues and incidents, including one person drowned and another still missing.

Beautify Beachsafe and Win

Fri 15 Mar 2013

To celebrate the launch of the all new Beachsafe, SLSA are asking you to get involved and help to beautify it.

Apply Now for the SLSA Leaders Masterclass

Fri 15 Mar 2013

Applications are now open for the SLSA Leaders' Masterclass being held from 24-27 May 2013 at the Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) in Mt Macedon, Victoria.

Dangerous Surf Warning

Thu 14 Mar 2013

SLSNSW is advising of Dangerous Surf Conditions between the Queensland border and Newcastle over the next few days, due to Tropical Cyclone Sandra (moving South, offshore of the NSW coast).

Far North Athletes at State Champs

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Athletes from Cudgen Headland made a solid impression on the results sheet at the 2013 Allphones NSW Opens Surf Life Saving Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina from 8-10 March.

Sydney Clubs Reign at State Champs

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Sydney clubs dominated on the sand and in the water at the 2013 Allphones NSW Opens Surf Life Saving Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina from 8-10 March.

Illawarra Beachies Dominate on the Sand

Tue 12 Mar 2013

They are called the ‘sand rats’, the Illawarra Surf Life Saving team that made history at the Allphones NSW State Surf Life Saving Championships when they claimed gold in both the men’s and women’s open beach relay and women’s open sprint final for the first time ever.

Redhead on Fire at State Champs

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Redhead SLSC surf athletes showed everyone how it’s done at the 2013 Allphones NSW Opens Surf Life Saving Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina from 8-10 March.

South Coast Athletes Dominate at State

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Surf athletes from Warilla-Barrack Point SLSC were on fire at the 2013 Allphones NSW Opens Surf Life Saving Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina from 8-10 March.

Newport Surf Athletes Do It For Tim

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Newport Surf Life Saving Club rode a wave of success at the 2013 Allphones NSW Open Surf Life Saving Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina.

SLS Welcomes Council’s Vote for Emergency Access at North Broulee

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Far South Coast Surf Life Saving has welcomed the decision by the Eurobodalla Shire Council to build emergency access onto North Broulee Beach.

State Champs Wraps up on Central Coast

Mon 11 Mar 2013

More than 3000 competitors aged under 15 through to Opens battled it out over three days on the beach and in the water at the Allphones NSW Opens Surf Life Saving Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina from 8-10 March.

Surf Athletes Sun Safe at State Champs

Mon 11 Mar 2013

The Melanoma Institute of Australia and Surf Life Saving NSW partnered up at the 2013 Allphones NSW Open Surf Life Saving Championships to promote the importance of skin awareness and protection from the sun.

NSW Ironman and Ironwoman Crowned

Sun 10 Mar 2013

The pinnacle of the Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships is the Open Ironman and Ironwoman event and after a three-day fitness and endurance contest at Ocean Beach-Umina on the Central Coast, the new state champions have been crowned.

2014 State Championship Dates Announced

Sun 10 Mar 2013

The program for next year’s NSW Surf Life Saving Championships were announced at the official ceremony and March Past at Ocean Beach-Umina.

Girl Power on Show at State Champs

Fri 8 Mar 2013

For International Women’s Day, Manly Surf Life Saving Club’s superstars put on a powerful display at the Allphones NSW Opens Surf Life Saving Championships at Ocean Beach–Umina.

Turning Japanese at State Champs

Fri 8 Mar 2013

Two Japanese lifesavers are getting a healthy taste of Aussie beach culture at Ocean Beach-Umina where they have joined thousands of Open competitors at the Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships.

Masters Competition Wraps Up

Thu 7 Mar 2013

The older generation of Surf Life Saving Club competitors showed what they are made of at the 2013 Allphones NSW Masters Surf Life Saving Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina from 6-7 March.

Message from SLSNSW President - NSW Age Championships

Mon 4 Mar 2013

To all junior competitors and families who attended the NSW Age Championships this weekend at Ocean Beach-Umina.

NSW Junior Surf Champs Conclude

Mon 4 Mar 2013

Braving far from ideal conditions, around 4000 nippers took part in the 2013 Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships with reigning champions Manly coming out on top once again*.

NSW Surf Life Saving Champs Go Ahead

Sat 2 Mar 2013

Junior surf competitors are braving the wet and windy conditions to compete today at the NSW Allphones Surf Life Saving Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina.

Day One of State Champs Suspended

Fri 1 Mar 2013

After a reassessment of conditions, all events for Day One of the Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving have been suspended.

Wild Weather at State Champs

Fri 1 Mar 2013

Events at the Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina have been suspended or postponed due to bad weather conditions.

Surf Juniors Kick Off State Champs

Tue 26 Feb 2013

The stage is set for the 2013 Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships as the state’s best surf athletes descend on Ocean Beach–Umina from Friday 1 March.

Surf Safety for New Australians

Tue 26 Feb 2013

Together with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Recreational Fishing Alliance NSW, Surf Life Saving NSW will host a fishing and water safety information workshop for The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre.

State Champs on TV

Mon 25 Feb 2013

Ever wondered what it's like to have a TV camera stuck in your face right after a big race, just like the top ironmen and women?

Australia Gets On Board for Boardies Day

Mon 25 Feb 2013

On Friday 22 February Australians from all walks of life ditched their usual attire for a pair of boardies for the Surf Life Saving national fundraiser Boardies Day.

Dangerous Surf for the Weekend

Fri 22 Feb 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting dangerous surf conditions for the central and southern NSW coastline for Friday 22 February until Sunday 24 February.

Australians on Board for Boardies Day

Fri 22 Feb 2013

The Surf Life Saving national fundraiser, Boardies Day, has kicked off with businesses, schools and community groups everywhere ditching their corporate clobber for their favourite pair of boardies or beach gear.

FRNSW Permanent Firefighter Recruitment Campaign

Fri 22 Feb 2013

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is encouraging female lifesavers to apply for the 2013 Permanent Firefighter Recruitment Campaign.

Palm Beach Lifeguards Rescue of the Month

Fri 22 Feb 2013

Palm Beach lifeguards Tom Allen, Tim Daymond and Brad Woodward have been awarded Rescue of the Month for January 2013.

Free Skin Checks at State Champs

Wed 20 Feb 2013

Surf lifesavers spend a lot of time on the beach and understand the importance of protecting skin from the sun and having regular skin checks.

Waste to be Reduced at State Champs

Tue 12 Feb 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW will host an environmentally-friendly event when the Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships comes to the Central Coast in March 2013.

Ballina Lighthouse Achieve Bronze Status

Mon 11 Feb 2013

Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore SLSC has become the first surf life saving club on the Far North Coast to be awarded Bronze Level Status as part of the Surf Life Saving NSW Quality Clubs Program.

Toxic Canisters Wash Up on NSW Beaches

Thu 7 Feb 2013

SLSNSW and Fire and Rescue NSW are urging people to avoid handling silver canisters if they wash up along the NSW coast following recent storms.

State Champs Official Launch

Thu 7 Feb 2013

The 2013 Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships has been officially launched at Umina SLSC on the NSW Central Coast.

Australia Day Awards Recipients

Thu 31 Jan 2013

Congratulations to a number of NSW surf lifesavers who received OAMs or Community Awards from their local councils as part of Australia Day celebrations.

Surf Club Facility Grants Announced

Fri 25 Jan 2013

The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley, has announced the recipients of this year's $2million grants to improve or upgrade club facilities.

Lifesavers: America Wants You

Fri 25 Jan 2013

Fancy using your lifesaving skills for an opportunity overseas? Lifesavers are currently in high demand for camps across America.

Avoca Lifesavers Win Rescue of the Month

Fri 25 Jan 2013

A group of lifesavers, nippers and lifeguards from Avoca Beach have been awarded SLSNSW Rescue of the Month.

2013 IRB Premiership Series Announced

Wed 23 Jan 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is seeking expressions of interest from Surf Life Saving Clubs to host rounds of the 2013 IRB Premiership Series.

Woonona SLSC Achieve Silver Level

Tue 22 Jan 2013

Woonona SLSC has become the first surf club in NSW to be awarded Silver Level Status as part of the Surf Life Saving Quality Clubs Program.

NSW Team Retains Interstate Title

Tue 22 Jan 2013

Mighty efforts in the pool and on the beach by our top surf sports competitors has ensured the Interstate Trophy stays in NSW for another year.

DPI Provides Funding for Binoculars

Tue 22 Jan 2013

Every surf club in NSW will receive high quality binoculars through a grant from the Observation Towers Funding Program managed by the Department of Primary Industries.

2013 Allphones State Championships

Fri 18 Jan 2013

Entries are now open for the 2013 Allphones Surf Life Saving NSW State Championships to be held at Ocean Beach - Umina from 1-10 March 2013.

SLS Contracted for Youth Olympics

Thu 17 Jan 2013

As the 2013 Australian Youth Olympics kick off this week Surf Life Saving's Academy will provide 50 first aid officers and 15 water safety personnel for the event.

Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop

Thu 17 Jan 2013

Applications are now open for the 2013 Youth Opportunities Makers Workshop to be held at The Collaroy Centre, Sydney, from 23-26 April.

Mollymook to Host 2014 Country Champs

Wed 16 Jan 2013

In a coup for the Shoalhaven, Mollymook has been announced as the host of the 2014 and 2015 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.

John Farnham Ticketing Offer

Tue 15 Jan 2013

Talentworks is offering all Surf Life Saving Club members 2 for 1 Gold Tickets to see John Farnham on Friday 25 January 2013 at Star City, Sydney.

Silver City to Surf

Tue 15 Jan 2013

Sixteen year old Emily Davidson from Flynns Beach, Port Macquarie has a passion for Surf Life Saving and this March will launch her Silver City to Surf Program.

Byron Bay Hangs On To Title at Country Champs

Mon 14 Jan 2013

Reigning title holder Byron Bay has managed to claim top country club again at the 2013 Stramit Country Surf Life Saving Championships at South West Rocks.

Country Surf Champs - Day Two

Sat 12 Jan 2013

Byron Bay has taken the lead after Day 2 of the Stramit NSW Country Championships at South West Rocks, followed by Cudgen Headland, Tacking Point and Coffs Harbour.

SLS Support to Sussex Inlet Community

Wed 9 Jan 2013

On Tuesday 8 January, 2013 the NSW Rural Fire Service issued a Catastrophic Fire Warning for the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and South Coast regions.

Rescue Simulation Kits On The Way

Wed 9 Jan 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW has been successful in securing the Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme (EVSS) on behalf of the NSW Government.

SLS/Surfing Education Assignment Fiji

Wed 9 Jan 2013

SLSA and the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) will be supporting a Surfing and Surf Lifesaving Education Officer assignment in Fiji.

Extreme Heat Warning NSW

Mon 7 Jan 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is forecasting temperatures of up to 40 degrees celsius in many parts of New South Wales for Tuesday 8 January 2013.

Country Surf Athletes Hit The Rocks

Mon 7 Jan 2013

The 2013 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships will be held this weekend at South West Rocks on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Please Marry My Boy

Thu 3 Jan 2013

Granada Media in association with Yahoo 7 are looking for active Surf Life Saving Members for the 2013 season of Please Marry My Boy.

Toddler Revived at Avoca Beach

Thu 3 Jan 2013

Surf lifesavers have successfully resuscitated a three year old girl at Avoca Beach on the Central Coast, on what was one of the busiest New Years Days across the state.

New Years Surf Warning

Sun 30 Dec 2012

Surf lifesavers are asking people to use their common sense when taking to the beach over the New Year period after several recent drownings along the NSW coastline.

Shark Injures Surfer Near Port Macquarie

Fri 28 Dec 2012

A man in his 20s from the Central Coast has sustained injuries to his leg and hand, believed to have been caused by a shark, at Diamond Head near Port Macquarie.

Broulee Lifesavers Win Rescue of the Month

Fri 21 Dec 2012

Broulee Surfers Lifesavers Billy Hughes-Tweedie and Ben McKay have received the SLSNSW Rescue of the Month for saving two people from dangerous surf.

Rock Fishing Warning NSW Coastline

Thu 20 Dec 2012

Rock fishers are advised to exercise extreme caution over the next few days as a long-period easterly swell affects most of the NSW coastline.

Seasons Greetings from SLSNSW

Thu 20 Dec 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW would like to take this opportunity to wish all Surf Life Saving Clubs and Members a safe and happy holidays.

Lifesaving Exchange Participants Selected

Tue 18 Dec 2012

SLSNSW will run its annual Lifesaving Exchange Program from 25-28 January 2013 and successful applicants have now been chosen.

2013 National Leadership College

Mon 17 Dec 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW is proud to announce the successful Surf Life Saving Australia National Leadership College participants for 2013.

Community Energy Efficiency Program

Mon 17 Dec 2012

The Federal Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has established the Community Energy Efficiency Program.

Rescue Effort at Avoca

Wed 12 Dec 2012

A joint effort between lifesavers and Gosford council lifeguards was mounted this afternoon when two young women were swept from rocks into the water near Avoca.

Work Health and Safety Evaluation Survey

Wed 12 Dec 2012

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 came into place this year and we would like to know your thoughts.

Boardies Day 2013

Tue 11 Dec 2012

Friday 22 February 2013 is Boardies Day, an opportunity for Clubs and the wider community to get involved and raise vital funds for Surf Life Saving.

Media Story Highlights from Interbranch

Sun 9 Dec 2012

Catch up on some of the highlights from Interbranch with this selection of stories sent to media throughout NSW.

Sydney Northern Beaches Lead at Interbranch

Sat 8 Dec 2012

Sydney Northern Beaches is in the lead after Day One of the 2012 NSW Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships at Black Head Beach near Forster.

Surf Sports Wraps Up The Year

Thu 6 Dec 2012

It's been a big year for Surf Sports and the fourth edition of The Engine Room features a conclusive wrap up of all things water and sand.

Local Tibetans Learn Beach Safety Skills

Thu 6 Dec 2012

Tibetan families living in Dee Why on Sydney's Northern Beaches learnt some valuable surf safety skills with the help of local lifesavers.

North Palm Beach Pick Up Green Award

Wed 5 Dec 2012

North Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) has received a high commendation for its environmental work in the local area.

Storm Surfers Screening Exclusive

Fri 30 Nov 2012

The highly-acclaimed movie sensation Storm Surfers is offering an exclusive fundraising opportunity to screen the movie at your surf club.

NSW Interbranch Championships

Thu 29 Nov 2012

An elite squad from each of the 11 SLS Branches in NSW will compete at the 2012 Interbranch Championships at Black Head SLSC on 8-9 December.

Lifesavers on High Alert for Summer

Thu 29 Nov 2012

With summer officially beginning this weekend Surf Lifesavers are warning people to stay safe at the beach and swim between the red and yellow flags.

Lifesavers Develop Networking Skills

Thu 29 Nov 2012

Over the weekend 29 surf lifesavers from all over NSW participated in the 18-25 Development Networking Program in Sydney.

Calling for Officials for ASRL Open

Thu 29 Nov 2012

The Australian Surf Rowers League is inviting interested officials to nominate for this seasons ASRL Open.

Terrigal Trumps NSW Pool Rescue Championships

Mon 26 Nov 2012

Event favourite Terrigal SLSC has convincingly taken out the NSW Pool Rescue Championships over the weekend at Woy Woy.

National Rip Current Awareness Day

Mon 26 Nov 2012

Beachgoers will be given a valuable lesson in surf safety this Sunday when surf lifesavers release fluoro dye into the surf to highlight rip current movements.

Surf Lifesavers Meet Prince Charles

Mon 26 Nov 2012

Six New South Wales Surf Lifesavers were invited to meet Prince Charles this morning at Bondi Beach as part of a reception for the state's Emergency Services personnel.

SLSNSW Rescue of the Month

Fri 23 Nov 2012

The SLSNSW Rescue of the Month for October 2012 has been awarded to Anika Morgan from Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club.

Club CALD Research Survey

Wed 21 Nov 2012

Clubs are active in delivering community engagement programs to a variety of target groups including people from diverse backgrounds, Australian Indigenous people, the disabled and the broader community.

National Officials Review Survey

Fri 16 Nov 2012

An independent review of the National Officials Development Framework and Pathway on behalf of Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is currently being conducted.

Don't 'Get Ripped' This Schoolies

Wed 14 Nov 2012

With Schoolies celebrations set to kick off from this weekend, surf lifesavers and lifeguards are pleading with young revellers to make surf safety a priority.

Premier's Christmas Gala Concerts

Tue 13 Nov 2012

An opportunity awaits for enthusiastic surf lifesaving volunteers to attend the 2012 Premier's Christmas Gala Concerts from 4-5 December 2012.

Surf Safety Day for Migrant Families

Tue 13 Nov 2012

In association with the Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families (SCARF), SLSNSW will run a series of family surf safety days during November and December.

Elouera Receives $1000 Thanks To Dulux

Fri 9 Nov 2012

As part of the Dulux Surf Club Project Photo Competition Elouera Surf Life Saving Club has received $1000 thanks to a photo submitted by local photographer, Mitchell Fong.

2013 Lifesaving Exchange Program

Fri 9 Nov 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW will run its annual Lifesaving Exchange Program from 25-28 January 2013 and applications are now open.

DSR Announce Sponsorship, Fundraising and Grants Workshop

Thu 8 Nov 2012

The NSW Office of Communities Sport and Recreation will run a Sponsorship, Fundraising and Grants workshop aimed at assisting grassroots clubs and associations.

Surf Life Saving NSW New Life Members

Wed 7 Nov 2012

Four Surf Life Saving NSW members have been recognised for a lifetime of volunteer service with Life Membership awards.

Layne Beachley Foundation Grant

Mon 5 Nov 2012

The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation grant program is now open for female surf club members.

Academy Innovation Awards

Fri 2 Nov 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW welcomes the Academy Innovation Awards to congratulate those who demonstrate excellence in implementing and maintaining innovative education practices.

Lennox Head Repaint is a Community Effort

Fri 2 Nov 2012

Lennox Head - Alstonville SLSC is almost unrecognisable after taking part in the Dulux Surf Club Project, which aims to paint every surf club in Australia.

Rock Fishing Drowning in Sydney

Thu 1 Nov 2012

Surf Life Saving is renewing calls for rock fishermen to wear lifejackets after a man drowned this morning at Curl Curl.

NSW Surf Patrol Season Kicks Off

Fri 26 Oct 2012

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, has officially launched the 2012/13 NSW Surf Life Saving patrol season today at Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club.

Surf Sports Season Kicks Off

Wed 24 Oct 2012

On Sunday 28 October a heavy off-season of winter training will bear fruit when the NSW Endurance Championships take place at Swansea Belmont.

Surf Life Saving Seeking Feedback on 33rd Edition

Mon 22 Oct 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW has created a survey for members as SLSA commence a review of the 33rd Edition Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Manual.

National Leadership College 2013

Mon 22 Oct 2012

Applications are now open for the 2013 National Leadership College to be held on February 3-9 2013 at St Paul’s College, Sydney.

Participants Announced for Development Program

Fri 19 Oct 2012

Thirty-one passionate surf lifesavers have been selected to take part in Surf Life Saving NSW 18-25 Development Networking Program.

Four Koreans Saved from Drowning at Coffs

Thu 18 Oct 2012

Two young surf lifesavers are heroes after saving four Korean men from drowning in a rip current at Woolgoolga yesterday.

Dangerous Surf Warning

Thu 11 Oct 2012

Dangerous ocean conditions are expected across NSW on Friday and into the weekend.

Drowning Project Begins in Sydney

Tue 9 Oct 2012

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project heads to Randwick City this week to target priority black spots for coastal drownings.

Dangerous Surf Warning

Fri 5 Oct 2012

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising rock fishermen to avoid the open coastline, as dangerous ocean conditions are expected this weekend.

Junior Lifesavers Selected for Talented Athlete Program

Mon 1 Oct 2012

Branch junior surf lifesavers have been selected to participate in the NSW Talented Athlete Program (TAP) on October 3 - 5 at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen.

ALS Lifeguards Kick Off Their Patrol Season

Mon 24 Sep 2012

ALS lifeguards have officially kicked off their annual patrol service for the summer season. Patrols commenced on Saturday 22 September 2012, and will run through to the end of April 2013.

NSW Surf Patrol Season Launch

Tue 18 Sep 2012

NSW Police Minister, Michael Gallacher, will officially raise the first flags of the patrol season at Dee Why SLSC on Friday 21 Sept 2012.

Eurobodalla Installs New Beach Safety Signs

Thu 6 Sep 2012

Surf Life Saving Far South Coast congratulates Eurobodalla Shire Council on implementing new beach safety signage at every beach in the shire.

NSW Lifeguard of the Year

Thu 6 Sep 2012

Ballina Shire Lifeguard Supervisor Ruben Roxburgh has been awarded NSW Lifeguard of the Year.

NSW Water Safety Award Winners

Tue 4 Sep 2012

Surf Life Saving picked up three major awards at the NSW Water Safety Awards on the weekend.

NSW Official Recognised for Search Effort at Aussies

Mon 3 Sep 2012

Cape Hawke SLSC's Malcolm Flew has been presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from SLSA for leading the search and rescue effort for a missing competitor at this year's Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at Kurrawa.

Major changes for Coolangatta Gold

Tue 28 Aug 2012

Following an in-depth review of the 2011 event, Surf Life Saving Australia has announced some big changes to the 2012 Coolangatta Gold, to be held on Sunday October 14 in Coolangatta.

Project Blueprint to help cut drownings

Tue 28 Aug 2012

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project has begun in the Tweed Shire and will target priority black spots for coastal drownings throughout NSW.

Surf Clubs Open Their Doors

Mon 20 Aug 2012

On Sunday 26 August, surf clubs all over NSW will open their doors to visitors and new members of all ages as part of Surf Life Saving NSW’s (SLSNSW) first ever state-wide Surf Club Open Day.

Surf Athletes Hit the Pool for Rescue Championships

Thu 26 Jul 2012

Surf athletes from across NSW will test their skills in flat water at the 2012 NSW Pool Rescue Championships this weekend, 28-29 July, at Peninsula Leisure Centre Woy Woy.

Beach Alert: Dangerous Surf Conditions

Fri 20 Jul 2012

Surf Life Saving is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to take extreme caution as dangerous ocean conditions are expected across much of the NSW coast from Saturday 21 July – Tuesday 24 July 2012.

Rock Fishing Drowning in Sydney

Sun 15 Jul 2012

A 26-year old man has drowned while rock fishing at La Perouse this morning, just one week after a rock fisherman’s body was recovered on the Central Coast.