Lifesavers Brace for New Year’s Onslaught

Fri 30 Dec 2016

NSW volunteer lifesavers and professional lifeguards are nervously preparing for what is likely to be an extremely busy, and potentially dangerous, time along the coast this weekend.

Looming Heatwave Prompts Beach Safety Plea

Wed 28 Dec 2016

As the mercury across much of NSW looks set to rise above 30 degrees for most of the rest of 2016, surf lifesavers have issued a warning to those looking to cool off at the beach over the next few days – know how to beat the heat.

Big Rescue at Ocean Beach Sandbar

Wed 28 Dec 2016

It was fortunate indeed for a group of holidaymakers that a support ski from the Central Coast Branch happened to be in the vicinity after they got stranded on a sandbar at Ocean Beach on Tuesday.

Search Resumes For Missing Teenager

Wed 28 Dec 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is continuing to provide assets and on-water support as the search resumes at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach for a teenager who went missing while swimming on Tuesday evening.

Search Underway For Missing Swimmer At Maroubra

Tue 27 Dec 2016

Surf lifesavers, police, and the NSW ambulance helicopter are currently involved in a major search operation after a teenager went missing while swimming at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach on Tuesday evening.

Boxing Day Tragedy At Wooli Beach

Mon 26 Dec 2016

Despite the best efforts of lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service and paramedics a man was unable to be revived at Wooli in Northern NSW on Monday.

Lifesavers Issue Holiday Warning

Sat 24 Dec 2016

Ahead of what promises to be another busy festive season on NSW beaches, lifesavers and lifeguards have issued a plea to those heading to the coast – swim at a patrolled location and look out for your family and friends.

Illawarra Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Thu 22 Dec 2016

Two lifesavers from Helensburgh-Stanwell Park SLSC have been awarded the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month for coming to the aid of a stranded paraglider.

Funding to Help Surf Clubs Save Lives

Wed 21 Dec 2016

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres has announced that the NSW Government’s $2 million Surf Club Facility Grant Program for 2016-17 is open for applications from 21 December to 10 February.

Horses And Courses – Race Day Hailed A Success

Tue 20 Dec 2016

The third annual race day was bigger and better than ever with thousands flocking through the gates at Sydney’s iconic Royal Randwick Race Course to raise much needed funds and awareness for Surf Life Saving.

Profile of the Month: Lee Howes

Tue 20 Dec 2016

Our Profile of the Month for December is Lee Howes from Newcastle SLSC. The talented surf lifesaver wears many hats serving as the Chief Training Officer and Events Coordinator at her club, while also claiming a bag of medals at State, Australian and International level.

After Hour Rescues Highlight Importance Of Lifesavers

Mon 19 Dec 2016

Were it not for the quick thinking and determination of a team of volunteer surf lifesavers from North Wollongong and Avoca Beach clubs afterhours on the weekend, two serious incidents could very well have turned out to be fatal.

Big Summer of Surf Sports

Mon 19 Dec 2016

It’s shaping up to be another busy competition season for our surf sport athletes with a number of exciting events taking place across NSW.

Shark Nets Installed On North Coast Beaches

Mon 19 Dec 2016

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has installed shark nets at five locations across the Far North Coast for a six month trial as part of the government’s multi-million dollar commitment to shark management.

Water Safety is Everyone’s Priority

Mon 19 Dec 2016

For over 100 years volunteer surf lifesavers have taken pride in their role of keeping beachgoers safe as they enjoy all that our wonderful and diverse beaches have to offer.

Apps At Forefront Of Beach Safety

Mon 19 Dec 2016

Planning a day at the beach has never been easier and a bunch of new apps means that beachgoers are able to access up-to-the minute weather forecasts, information about surf conditions or find their nearest patrolled beach.

Lifesavers & Lifeguards Back On Beach for Summer

Mon 19 Dec 2016

With holiday time almost here, volunteer surf lifesavers and professional lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service are gearing up for another busy summer watching over our beautiful beaches.

Deceptively Strong Surf For NSW Coastline

Mon 19 Dec 2016

Surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology have issued a warning to swimmers, surfers, rock fishers, and boat users to exercise caution while in the water with deceptively powerful conditions expected along the coast throughout Monday.

Drones to help lifesaving patrols

Fri 16 Dec 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW and the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver drones will be carrying out additional aerial surveillance as part of volunteer beach patrols this weekend in some of the shark hotspots in northern NSW.

Strong NSW Team Named For Interstate Champs

Thu 15 Dec 2016

Congratulations to the 24 elite athletes selected to compete for NSW at the 2017 Interstate Championships at Alexandra Headland SLSC on Friday 20 January.

Sydney Crowned Interbranch Champions

Wed 14 Dec 2016

Sydney has regained the NSW Interbranch Title ending the two-year stranglehold of fierce rivals Sydney Northern Beaches in the process finishing with just a 16 point buffer at The Lakes SLSC on the Central Coast last weekend.

Southern Athletes Shine At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

Solid Performances from South and Far South Coast surf lifesavers at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships on the NSW Central Coast proved that they can more match it with the state’s best and that there are plenty of encouraging signs for the future of surf sport in the region.

Illawarra Happy With Interbranch Effort

Tue 13 Dec 2016

A sixth placed finish for the Illawarra Branch at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships was enough to give confidence that the region’s best surf sport athletes are on an upward trajectory.

Hunter Strong At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

A talented team of 40 Hunter athletes achieved their highest point score in recent memory last weekend at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships held at The Lakes SLSC, but it wasn’t enough to end their 12-year quest for a podium finish.

Surf Athletes Impress At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

The best talent from Mid and Lower North Coast Branches were on show last weekend at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships held at The Lakes SLSC.

North Coast Athletes Impress At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

Representative surf athletes from the North Coast and Far North Coast teams enjoyed a bright start to summer over the weekend as they showcased their skills at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships held at The Lakes SLSC on the NSW Central Coast.

Podium Finish For Central Coast

Tue 13 Dec 2016

Central Coast has again shown they have some of the best surf athletes in NSW with another outstanding performance at the 2016 Interbranch Championships over the weekend at The Lakes SLSC.

Sydney Claim Interbranch Title

Sun 11 Dec 2016

Sydney Branch has won the Interbranch Championships from their fierce rivals Sydney Northern Beaches after a very tense final day of competition at The Lakes SLSC.

Sydney Hold Narrow Lead At Interbranch

Sat 10 Dec 2016

It's just 29 points that separate Sydney and Sydney Northern Beaches heading into the final day of competition of the 2016 Interbranch Championships at The Lakes SLSC.

Rock Fisherman Missing in Randwick

Sat 10 Dec 2016

A search has been underway since 9.30am involving surf lifesavers, lifeguards and Water Police for a missing fisherman, feared washed from rocks early this morning at Yellow Rock Malabar.

Busy Summer Predicted For Southern Lifeguards

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Sporting their distinctive red uniform, lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will be hard to miss on beaches across Shoalhaven and the Bega Valley when they resume patrolling duties later this month. However, before they reach that point they will be put through their paces to ensure they enter the summer season in peak physical condition.

Festival Goers Urged To Be Beach-Aware

Thu 8 Dec 2016

Port Macquarie’s largest annual music festival gets underway this week, and local lifeguards have issued a plea for revellers to enjoy the beach responsibly and to not swim under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

State's Best Ready For Interbranch Champs

Tue 6 Dec 2016

An elite team of representative athletes from all 11 NSW Surf Life Saving Branches will this weekend be fighting for bragging rights at the 2016 Interbranch Championships, which will be held at The Lakes SLSC on NSW’s Central Coast.

Lifesavers Sign Off On Beach To Bush

Mon 5 Dec 2016

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with another 6,000 country students taking part in a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers.

Nauru Lifeguards Making Their Mark

Sat 3 Dec 2016

It’s a long way from Nauru to Bondi Beach; over 4000 kilometres as the crow flies, but over the last fortnight a team of lifeguards from the tiny island nation have been in NSW perfecting their skills in an historic visit.

Lifesavers Welcome New Rock Fishing Bill

Fri 2 Dec 2016

The NSW Government’s Rock Fishing Safety Act 2016 came into effect on Thursday with the lifesaving community welcoming the initiative as a positive step towards decreasing fatalities in one of Australia’s most hazardous recreational activities.

Beaches To Reopen Following Shark Attack

Fri 2 Dec 2016

All beaches south of Forster around the Booti Booti and Pacific Palms area on the Lower North Coast will reopen from 12:30pm today.

National Recognition For Central Coast Lifesavers

Thu 1 Dec 2016

Two Central Coast surf lifesavers got a taste of Canberra on Thursday when they were presented with the National Rescue of the Month award for September at a special ceremony in the nation’s capital.

Beaches Closed Following Shark Attack

Thu 1 Dec 2016

Beaches south of Forster around the Booti Booti and Pacific Palms area on the Lower North Coast have been closed for at least the next 24 hours after a surfer sustained injuries when he was bitten by a shark on Thursday morning.