Camden Haven Lifesavers Achieve State Recognition

Thu 25 May 2017

A superb team effort by a group of volunteer Surf Lifesavers who saved the life of a stranded mother in hazardous conditions on the state’s Mid North Coast last month have been formally recognised with the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month Award.

NSW Government Renews Rescue Funding

Fri 19 May 2017

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant has committed that $9 million in funding for Surf Life Saving NSW operations and enhanced rescue capabilities will be delivered over the next three years.

New Directors Join Board of SLSNSW

Tue 9 May 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed four new board members who were elected at the annual meeting on 6 May, 2017.

Surf Lifesaver Treats Rock Fall Victim at Palm Beach

Tue 2 May 2017

A man in his 70s who was injured on rocks at Palm Beach pool this morning was lucky to have a highly trained surf lifesaver on the scene to administer first aid.

Large Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Strong conditions forecast for the NSW coastline have prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for all beachgoers and rock fishers to exercise caution when entering the water for the remainder of this week.

Surf Lifesavers Prepare To Lower Flags

Wed 19 Apr 2017

Volunteer surf lifesavers will lower the flags on NSW beaches this Tuesday 25 April after an action-packed and demanding season, which began back in September.

Camden Haven Lifesavers Rescue Stranded Swimmer

Mon 17 Apr 2017

Excellent teamwork from a group of lifesavers has helped save the life of a stranded swimmer in challenging conditions at Dunbogan Beach on the state’s Mid North Coast on Saturday.

Floatation Device Saves Rock Fisher

Sun 16 Apr 2017

A notorious stretch of coastline on the State’s Central Coast nearly claimed the life of another fisherman on Saturday, with only a decision to wear a flotation device preventing yet another tragedy

Teenager Missing At North Coast Beach

Sat 15 Apr 2017

A search operation for a missing swimmer at Pebbly Beach on the NSW North Coast has been suspended on Saturday evening after fading light made it unsafe for the operation to continue.

Man Drowns At Palm Beach

Fri 14 Apr 2017

Despite the best efforts of surf lifesavers, police, and paramedics a man was unable to be revived after being pulled from the surf at Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Friday.

Lifesavers Urge Easter Safety

Thu 13 Apr 2017

With most of the state expected to earn a brief respite from the rain and wind over the Easter weekend, volunteer surf lifesavers are gearing up for a busy period on the beach.

Demanding Summer For Lifesavers

Wed 12 Apr 2017

As the patrol season begins to wind down for the 2016/17 season, lifesavers can look back on what has been another busy summer for those tasked with protecting our beaches.

United Front For Water Safety Bodies

Tue 11 Apr 2017

A difficult summer where more than 20 people drowned in lakes, rivers, pools, and the beach prompted an unprecedented show of co-operation between the state’s water safety bodies.

Lifeguards Return For Easter Patrol

Tue 11 Apr 2017

With Easter looming on the horizon, and school holidays commencing this week Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) are gearing up for a busy period on beaches across NSW.

Mona Vale Swimmers Rescued

Tue 11 Apr 2017

Three early morning swimmers got a timely reminder of the danger of rip currents after getting into difficulty and requiring rescuing at Mona Vale Beach on Tuesday.

Strong Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Mon 10 Apr 2017

Powerful conditions forecast for off the NSW Coastline have prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for all beachgoers to exercise caution when entering the water over the next few days.

Sydney Fisherman’s Lucky Escape

Mon 3 Apr 2017

A rock fisher is recovering in hospital on Monday after he was winched out of the water near the Royal National Park in Sydney’s south.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Thu 30 Mar 2017

A developing weather system off the NSW Coastline has prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for all beachgoers to exercise caution when entering the water over the next few days.

Lifesavers Return From Kiwi Exchange

Thu 23 Mar 2017

It was a successful trip for a group of dedicated NSW surf lifesavers who have recently returned from a five-day trip across the Tasman as part of the annual Lifesaving Exchange Program with some of New Zealand’s finest lifeguards.

Surf Safety Workshop A Success

Thu 23 Mar 2017

The highly successful Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) Beach Safety Work Shop was once again hosted by Toowoon Bay SLSC last weekend.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Fri 17 Mar 2017

A developing weather system off the NSW coastline has prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for all beachgoers to exercise caution when entering the water over the next few days.

Rockfisher Drowns On Northern Beaches

Sun 12 Mar 2017

An early morning fishing trip turned to tragedy on Sunday with one man drowning and his friends requiring rescuing after they were washed into the water near North Head.

LifeJacket Saves Jet Skier

Sat 11 Mar 2017

A lifejacket has helped a recreational Jet Skier has avoided serious injury after he got into difficulty while out on the water at Hat Heat on the state’s Mid North Coast on Saturday.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Sun 5 Mar 2017

A developing weather system off the NSW Coastline has prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for all beachgoers to exercise caution when entering the water over the next few days.

Swimmer Drowns At Bondi

Thu 2 Mar 2017

Despite the best efforts of first aid responders including Council Lifeguards, Paramedics, and Police, a man has drowned and a woman has been transported to hospital after an incident at Bondi Beach on Thursday afternoon.

Swimmer Drowns At Bellinger Valley

Thu 2 Mar 2017

A man was unable to be revived after getting into difficulty while swimming at a beach on the NSW North Coast on Wednesday afternoon.

Future UAV Pilots To Be Trained At Port Macquarie

Wed 1 Mar 2017

The idyllic coastal town of Port Macquarie is about to experience a technological revolution after the establishment of a new academy to train new UAV pilots was formally announced on Tuesday.

Beach Safety Warning For Students

Mon 27 Feb 2017

As the 2017 cohort of international students continued to get accustomed to their new surroundings in Australia, Surf Life Savers took the message of beach safety directly to them in an effort to ensure their safety in the coastal environment.

Maroubra Search Underway For Missing Man

Tue 14 Feb 2017

One woman has drowned while a search coordinated by NSW Police, Surf Lifesavers, and Lifeguards continues for a missing man at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach on Tuesday.

Dramatic Rescue At Avoca Beach

Sat 11 Feb 2017

A woman has been pulled barely conscious from the water at Avoca Beach on the NSW Central Coast after she slipped while watching her husband fish on Saturday afternoon.

Lifesavers Gearing Up For Heatwave

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Extreme heatwave conditions across much of NSW have volunteer surf lifesavers bracing for what could be one of the busiest weekends of the season.

Country Champs Kicks Off

Sat 4 Feb 2017

More than 1400 surf lifesavers and thousands more spectators and officials took to the water and sand at South West Rocks for Day One of the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.

Windang Lifesavers Win National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Powerful surf conditions on Boxing Day may have closed their beach but that didn’t stop the dutiful surf lifesavers from Windang SLSC from carrying out a mass rescue that subsequently earned the group the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month award for December.

Successful Resus at Mona Vale

Tue 24 Jan 2017

An elderly swimmer is recovering in hospital after members of the public and lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) successfully administered CPR at Mona Vale rock pool on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Water Authorities Stand United In Safety Message Plea

Tue 24 Jan 2017

After a horror holiday period which resulted in the drowning deaths of at least 20 people, water authorities across New South Wales have united to deliver a strong safety message ahead of the Australia Day public holiday.

Helensburgh Lifesavers Achieve National Recognition

Mon 23 Jan 2017

The quick and decisive action of a group of surf lifesavers from Helensburgh-Stanwell Park to rescue a stranded paraglider has been recognised at a national level with the group announced as National Rescue of Month Winner for November.

Fears For Missing Cabarita Swimmer

Sun 22 Jan 2017

A search for a man missing at Cabarita on the state’s Far North Coast has been suspended on Sunday evening after poor light made conditions hazardous for rescuers.

Fisherman Saved By Lifejacket

Sun 22 Jan 2017

A decision to wear a lifejacket on an early morning fishing trip has prevented a man from becoming the latest coastal drowning statistic on the state’s Central Coast on Sunday.

Rock Fisherman Drowns In Tathra Accident

Sat 21 Jan 2017

A man has drowned and four others have been rescued after being washed off the rocks while fishing at Tathra on the state’s Far South Coast on Saturday.

Strong Weekend Surf Expected Along NSW Coast

Fri 20 Jan 2017

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 this weekend with deceptively powerful conditions expected along the coast expected from Saturday.

Tathra Beach Will Be Patrolled To Summer’s End

Wed 11 Jan 2017

Visitors to Tathra Beach on the state’s Far South Coast will once again be able to enjoy the benefits of a lifeguard patrolled beach on weekdays into February after local businesses united to fund an additional month of patrols for a third straight summer.

Scorching Temperatures Prompt Beach Safety Warnings

Tue 10 Jan 2017

An expected heatwave across much of NSW for at least the next few days as well as the recent spike in drownings over the festive season, has prompted surf lifesavers to issue a stark warning to those heading to the beach. Know how to beat the heat but stay safe at the same time.

Man Stung By Stingray At Byron Bay

Thu 5 Jan 2017

A Byron Bay local is recovering at home after an encounter with a stingray left him with an injured foot on Thursday

Extraction Underway At Crescent Head

Wed 4 Jan 2017

Surf lifesavers are working with lifeguards, police and paramedics in an extraction operation on the NSW Mid North Coast after a wave washed a group of 14 people onto the rocks on Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Man Injured In Bronte Bluebottle Sting

Sun 27 Nov 2016

Volunteer surf lifesavers put their medical knowledge to the test at Sydney's Bronte Beach on Saturday after a man suffered a severe reaction to a marine sting.

Schoolies Urged To Be Beach Safe

Fri 25 Nov 2016

With New South Wales high school leavers heading off on their schoolie adventures from tomorrow surf lifesavers are issuing a warning to those looking to cool off during the celebrations; alcohol and the ocean are a dangerous combination.

Powerful Surf Expected On NSW Coast

Thu 24 Nov 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 on Thursday afternoon.

Local Lifeguards Head Back To School

Wed 23 Nov 2016

The beaches of the Port Macquarie/Hastings area aren’t the only places where local lifeguards will make their presence felt in the lead-up to another busy summer.

Recent Drownings Highlight Importance Of Lifejackets

Mon 21 Nov 2016

Following the death of two more rock fishers in NSW waters over the last week, surf lifesavers have again issued an appeal to the rock fishing community to always wear a lifejacket when undertaking the popular pastime.

Northern NSW Lifeguards Prepared For Testing Summer

Fri 18 Nov 2016

Beachgoers across the Far North Coast can be confident that the men and women from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) charged with keeping them safe over summer will be in top condition when they hit the beach for the peak patrolling season beginning next month.

Rock Fisher Drowns At Yamba

Thu 17 Nov 2016

Despite the best efforts of emergency responders including police, paramedics, and surf lifesavers, a man drowned on Wednesday evening while rock fishing at Yamba on the state’s North Coast.

Statement on Ballina Boating Incident

Mon 14 Nov 2016

Surf Life Saving assets attended an incident on a catamaran at Ballina’s Mobbs Bay on Monday where they were involved in the attempted revival of a man thought to be in his 60s.

Landmark Coastal Safety Project Presented to Government

Tue 8 Nov 2016

Project Blueprint, the largest study of beach hazards, rock platforms and risks to the beach-going public ever undertaken in NSW has officially concluded with the presentation of the final reports to the NSW Government in Sydney today.

Scuba Diver Dies In Tathra Incident

Mon 31 Oct 2016

A man thought to be in his 50s was unable to be revived after he got into difficulty while scuba diving at Tathra on the State’s Far South Coast on Monday.

First Aid Skills Prove To Be A Lifesaver

Thu 27 Oct 2016

There wasn’t sand or the ocean in sight but that proved no barrier for one surf lifesaver who helped revive a cyclist aged in his 60s at the Duncan Gray Velodrome in Sydney on Wednesday night.

Byron Bay Beaches Re-Open

Tue 25 Oct 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW can confirm that all beaches across Byron Bay have re-opened on Tuesday after a surfer aged in his 30s suffered lacerations to his leg following an encounter with a shark.

Beaches Closed After Byron Bay Shark Attack

Mon 24 Oct 2016

All beaches across Byron Bay including the patrolled Main Beach will remain closed for at least the next 24 hours after a surfer thought to be in his late 30s suffered lacerations to his leg when he encountered a shark on Monday.

NSW Lifesavers Recognised at National Awards

Sun 23 Oct 2016

The state’s dedicated volunteers continue to receive recognition at a national level with a number NSW surf lifesavers winning awards at the 2016 SLSA Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday.

Strong Wind And Big Surf Expected On NSW Coast

Sat 22 Oct 2016

The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a warning to swimmers, surfers, rock fishers, and boaters to exercise caution in the water with dangerous surf conditions expected throughout the weekend.

Ballina Beaches Re-open

Thu 13 Oct 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW can confirm that Lighthouse Beach, Sharpes Beach, and Shelly Beach (Ballina) have all re-opened on Thursday.

Strong Surf Expected On NSW Coast

Wed 12 Oct 2016

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

Ballina Beaches Closed After Shark Encounter

Wed 12 Oct 2016

Beaches across the Ballina Shire have been closed for at least the next 24 hours after a surfer suffered lacerations to his leg following an encounter with a shark at Sharpes Beach on Wednesday.

Lifesavers Reveal Ripping Truth

Mon 10 Oct 2016

Surf Life Saving has launched a major national awareness campaign to alert the public to the true danger of rip currents.

Coogee Rebuilds After Mother Nature’s Fury

Sun 2 Oct 2016

For over a century the Coogee clubhouse has stood prominently on the rock platform at the southern end of the iconic Sydney beach…Solid, immovable, weathering the worst that Mother Nature had to offer.

Ballina Beaches Reopen Following Shark Attack

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW can confirm that Lighthouse Beach, Sharpes Beach, and Shelly Beach (Ballina) have all reopened on Tuesday.

Ballina Beaches Closed After Shark Attack

Mon 26 Sep 2016

Beaches across the Ballina Shire have been closed with residents and visitors urged to avoid the area on Monday following a shark attack at Lighthouse Beach.

Man Drowns At Freshwater Rock Pool

Sun 25 Sep 2016

Despite the best efforts of Council Lifeguards, Surf Lifesavers, and Paramedics a man has drowned while swimming in the rock pool at Freshwater on Saturday.

Excitement Builds As Lifesavers Return For New Season

Fri 23 Sep 2016

The warm spring weather heralds the start of a new patrol season for NSW surf lifesavers as they return to protect beaches across the state this Saturday.

Shark Management An Ongoing Task

Fri 23 Sep 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW has been working closely with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) over the winter months to help implement the State Government’s multi-million shark management strategy.

Beach Signs Crucial To Public Safety

Fri 23 Sep 2016

In an ongoing effort to reduce the drowning toll, Surf Life Saving NSW has received funding from the Surf Life Saving Australia Beach Drowning Blackspot Reduction Program to use in a variety of innovative projects to further improve public awareness.

Lifesavers Return For New Season

Fri 23 Sep 2016

As NSW slowly emerged from the depths of winter, thousands of patrolling lifesavers from all over the state eagerly anticipated the coming spring when they could once again resume their task of keeping a watchful eye on our beautiful beaches.

Lifeguards Return To NSW Beaches

Fri 23 Sep 2016

Beachgoers looking to take advantage of a warm start to spring will be able to enjoy a swim at a patrolled beach thanks to the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) who will shortly be resuming patrols at beaches around NSW.

Rip Currents, Know Your Limitations

Thu 22 Sep 2016

The dangers of rip currents were brought into stark reality recently when an off-duty surf lifesaver together with a member of the public rescued three women caught in a rip off Cabarita Beach on the NSW Far North Coast.

Women Rescued From Cabarita Beach Rip

Tue 13 Sep 2016

A woman is recovering in hospital, while two others have been given a clean bill of health, after the trio were pulled out of a rip by an off duty surf lifesaver and a member of the public at Cabarita Beach on Tuesday.

North Coast Lifeguards To Be Put Through Paces

Fri 9 Sep 2016

With the school holidays rapidly approaching, Lifeguards from across the NSW North Coast are gearing up for another busy season with their annual proficiency skills testing this weekend.

Lifeguards Gear Up For New Season

Thu 8 Sep 2016

It might say spring on the calendar, but lifeguards operating in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region will get their first taste of summer this weekend when they are put through their paces at their annual proficiency and induction day.

Coastal NSW Set For Powerful Conditions

Wed 3 Aug 2016

A developing low pressure system off the NSW Coast has prompted lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning to swimmers, surfers, rock fishers, and boat users with powerful surf and strong winds expected for the remainder of the week.

Luck Of The Irish As Lifesavers Honoured For Daring Kayak Rescue

Thu 28 Jul 2016

Surf lifesavers from Macksville-Scotts Head SLSC who braved the East Coast Low in June to rescue a stranded kayaker have been awarded the prestigious National and State Rescue of the Month for their efforts.

Lifeguards Strengthen Tweed Relationship

Tue 26 Jul 2016

Beachgoers in the Tweed Shire region will benefit from the professionalism and experience of the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) for a further four years following confirmation of a contract extension.

Teenager Drowns At Port Macquarie Blowhole

Mon 25 Jul 2016

Lifesavers, Paramedics, and Police were involved in the unsuccessful resuscitation of a teenager who drowned while swimming at a Port Macquarie blowhole on the State’s Mid North Coast on Monday.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW

Sat 23 Jul 2016

Southern facing beaches and exposed rock platforms from the far South Coast through to Seal Rocks on the NSW Mid North Coast have been warned to expect powerful surf conditions tomorrow.

Byron Lifeguards Issue Warning For Festival Goers

Wed 20 Jul 2016

As thousands of festival revellers from as far away as Southern NSW and Queensland prepare to make their annual pilgrimage to Byron Bay for Splendour In The Grass, the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) and Far North Coast Surf Lifesaving has issued a warning that alcohol, drugs and swimming can be a deadly combination.

2016 Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is preparing to celebrate the commitment and heroic actions of the season’s most outstanding volunteers at the 2016 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence, proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

Powerful Winds And Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Wed 13 Jul 2016

Beaches and exposed rock platforms from the Illawarra to the Queensland Border are likely to experience strong surf conditions for at least the next 48 hours with the deceptively powerful conditions prompting the Bureau of Meteorology and Lifesavers to issue a warning to boaties, surfers, swimmers, and rock fishers.

Strong Surf Conditions Forecast For NSW Coast

Wed 6 Jul 2016

Beaches from the Victorian border through to Port Macquarie are bracing for the arrival of more powerful surf conditions forecast to hit the coast from tomorrow.

Lifejacket Saves Fisherman At Avalon Beach

Wed 29 Jun 2016

A decision to wear a lifejacket while rock fishing has proved a lifesaver for a man who narrowly escaped drowning at North Avalon headland on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Wednesday.

Strong Surf Conditions Forecast For Saturday

Fri 24 Jun 2016

Strong coastal winds forecast for this weekend has prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for all coastal water users along the NSW Coast.

Rising Drowning Toll Prompts Safety Plea

Fri 17 Jun 2016

After two rock fishing deaths in the last week alone, and the highest NSW coastal drowning toll in five years, Surf Life Saving, Police, and Marine Rescue NSW are pleading with the public to be vigilant when near the water.

Search For Missing Fisher

Thu 16 Jun 2016

Surf Lifesavers are assisting in a multi-agency search operation for a fisherman in his 20s feared missing at Red Rock, north of Coffs Harbour on Thursday.

Rock Fisherman Dies At Whale Beach

Sun 12 Jun 2016

Lifesavers from Avalon Beach and North Palm Beach Surf Clubs and Branch support operations have assisted the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter in recovering the body of a rock fisher believed to have drowned at Whale Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Sunday.

Strong Sunday Surf Forecast For NSW

Sat 11 Jun 2016

Swimmers, surfers, and rockfishers looking to take a break from the clean-up of last week by hitting the water are urged to be vigilant with powerful surf conditions expected to hit the NSW coastline from tomorrow.

Backpacker Rescued By Byron Bay Lifeguards

Thu 9 Jun 2016

A tourist’s dream holiday nearly became a nightmare after she was washed off rocks and was rescued by a Lifeguard from the Australian Lifeguard Service at Broken Head on the NSW Far North Coast on Thursday.

Lifeguards Sign Off On Successful Summer

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Over 300 Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have recently closed the books on another successful patrol season.

Clarence Valley Lifeguards Sign Off Summer Patrol

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have signed off after another busy summer patrolling the beaches of The Clarence.

Northern Lifeguards Bid Farewell To Summer Patrols

Wed 8 Jun 2016

It’s been a successful summer patrolling the beaches of the Far North Coast for the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) with Lifeguards encouraged by a reduction in rescues throughout the region

Busy Summer For North Coast Lifeguards

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) charged with patrolling beaches across the Bellingen, Nambucca and Kempsey area have closed the books on another productive summer.

Successful Summer For Munmorah and Magenta Lifeguards

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have lowered the flags on another successful patrolling Magenta Shore Beach and Frazer Park Beach within the Lake Munmorah Conservation Area.

Successful Summer For Lower North Coast Lifeguards

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have closed the book on another successful summer protecting visitors to the beaches of Greater Taree and Great Lakes, and pleasingly for the men and women charged with keeping the beach going public safe incidents involved rescue have remained relatively stable.

Successful Summer For Bega Lifeguards

Wed 8 Jun 2016

It has been another successful summer on patrol for Bega Valley Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) who kept a watchful eye over eight beaches throughout the shire, ensuring that visitors to the Sapphire Coast could safely enjoy their time on the beach.

Shoalhaven Lifeguards Sign Off On Successful Summer

Wed 8 Jun 2016

The 2015/16 Patrol Season has been a busy one for Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) who kept a close eye on beachgoers at eight beaches across Shoalhaven.

Successful Summer For Sydney Lifeguards

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have enjoyed a busy, yet successful summer patrolling beaches across Pittwater, the Royal National Park, and Lake Parramatta.

Successful Patrol Season For Tweed Lifeguards

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have lowered their flags on another busy summer patrolling beaches across the Tweed Shire, and in a sign that public safety messages are having a positive impact, there was also a reduction in total rescues.

Surf Lifesavers Brave Wild Weather

Sun 5 Jun 2016

Patrol off season for volunteers and state wide beach closures didn't prevent Surf Life Saving from responding to a number of incidents and emergencies across the state on the weekend.

Powerful Surf Expected Along NSW Coast

Fri 3 Jun 2016

The first weekend of winter is expected to be a challenging one for swimmers, surfers, boat users, and rock fishers with powerful swells and strong coastal winds prompting the Bureau of Meteorology and Surf Life Saving NSW to issue a warning to beachgoers.

Dangerous Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Mon 23 May 2016

Surfers, swimmers, and boat skippers looking to make the most of the seemingly endless summer are advised to use caution in the state’s waterways over the next few days with powerful surf conditions forecast from Tuesday.

Surf Life Saving NSW Welcomes New President

Fri 20 May 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed two new faces to its Board and has paid tribute to outgoing President Tony Haven AM and Surf Sports Director Michael Bate for their contribution to the organisation over many years.

Lifesavers Involved In Search For Missing Mariner

Wed 18 May 2016

Surf Lifesaving assets are currently involved in a large scale multi-agency search operation near Port Stephens on the NSW Coast after a yacht was found washed up on shore overnight.

Man Drowns At Crescent Head

Tue 10 May 2016

The NSW drowning toll has risen to 45 following the death of a surfer at Crescent Head on the state’s Mid-North Coast on Tuesday

NSW IRB Racing Returns

Mon 2 May 2016

It's racing season again as the 2016 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership Series is set to kick off this weekend at Caves Beach in the Hunter.

Lifesavers Lower Flags On Patrol Season

Thu 28 Apr 2016

The 2015/16 Patrol Season ended on Monday with lifesavers taking the opportunity to reflect on the season that was.

Thank You From Our Board Of Directors

Wed 27 Apr 2016

SLSNSW President, Tony Haven AM and SLSNSW Director of Lifesaving, John Restuccia would like to say thank you on behalf of the Board to surf lifesavers across NSW for their efforts throughout the 2015/16 season.

Big Rescue For Bellambi Lifesavers

Mon 25 Apr 2016

The final day of the 2015/16 patrol season was one to remember for a group of lifesavers from Bellambi SLSC who successfully revived a swimmer on Monday.

Coffs Harbour Clubbies Honoured For Rescue Efforts

Fri 22 Apr 2016

A group of surf lifesavers from Coffs Harbour involved in the attempted rescue and resuscitation of two swimmers off North Wall Beach in the state’s north have been recognised for their efforts with the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month award for March 2016.

Rock Fisherman Drowns At Tacking Point

Thu 21 Apr 2016

Surf Lifesavers have been involved in the retrieval operation of a 65-year-old rock fisherman who tragically drowned at Tacking Point on the State’s Mid-North-Coast on Thursday.

Lifesavers Prepare To Lower Flags On Busy Season

Thu 21 Apr 2016

Volunteer lifesavers from the 10 clubs of the Far North Coast Branch can look forward to a well-deserved break as they prepare to lower the flags on the 2015/16 Patrol Season.

Operations Centre To Be Radio Hub For Shark Surveillance

Thu 21 Apr 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is looking forward to taking an active communications role in aerial shark patrols along the NSW coastline after the State Government announced an extension to this service for at least the next 12 months as part of its $16 million Shark Management Strategy earlier this week.

Swimmer Involved In Suspected Shark Bite

Wed 20 Apr 2016

A 12-year-old boy is expected to make a speedy recovery after suffering a minor puncture wound to his foot in an encounter with a shark while swimming at First Sun Beach on the state’s Far North Coast on Wednesday.

Man Drowns Near Forster

Tue 12 Apr 2016

A family holiday on the Lower North Coast of NSW has ended in tragedy with a male in his 50s drowning after trying to rescue his son from a rip at unpatrolled Boomerang Beach this afternoon.

Dee Why Lifesavers In Successful Resus

Mon 4 Apr 2016

Lifesavers from Dee Why SLSC put their training to good use last weekend after being involved in the successful resuscitation of a male body boarder.

Little Ripper Opens New Horizons

Mon 4 Apr 2016

Lifesavers at the recent State Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina were among the first to get a look at the new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle that is being hailed as a breakthrough in rescue techniques.

Lifesavers Urge Caution After Spike In Drownings

Fri 1 Apr 2016

With just four weekends remaining before the flags come down on beaches around the state at the end of the 2015/16 Patrol Season, volunteer lifesavers have issued a plea for beach users to take their safety seriously after a recent spike in coastal drownings.

Cronulla Beaches Closed

Mon 28 Mar 2016

Cronulla and North Cronulla Beaches will remain closed for at least the next 24 hours after a surfer encountered a shark on Easter Monday.

Beach Safety Program Finishes Third Season

Mon 21 Mar 2016

The Sydney Wet’n’Wild Nippers have said goodbye to the wave pool for another year after finishing the third season of the program with a carnival at the iconic amusement park on Sunday.

NSW Clubs Receive National Awards

Thu 3 Mar 2016

Three NSW Surf Life Saving Clubs were presented with their National Rescue of the Month awards this morning at Parliament House in Canberra.

Lifesaving Eyes in the Sky

Tue 1 Mar 2016

Surf Life Saving is entering a new era of innovation as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are set to be trialled in NSW for search and rescue, emergency response and shark spotting activities.

Avoca Beach Win NSW Award For Mass Rescue

Fri 19 Feb 2016

A mass rescue effort of two families who smashed onto rocks by a rogue wave at Avoca Beach on Australia Day earned a group of local Lifesavers the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month for January.

Search Underway For Missing Man

Thu 18 Feb 2016

A search effort is underway at Turimetta Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Thursday for a man who is believed to have gone missing while swimming.

Teenager Rescued At Warriewood Blowhole

Wed 17 Feb 2016

A teenager was fortunate to escape serious injury after getting stranded in the notorious Warriewood Blowhole on Wednesday afternoon.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW Coastline

Tue 16 Feb 2016

Swimmers, surfers, boat users and fishermen heading out on the water this week are advised to be aware of powerful surf conditions right along the NSW coast until at least Friday after an updated forecast prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue an alert.

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Community To Host Coastal Forums

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Members from the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie community are encouraged to share their views on coastal safety by attending one of several open forums to be held in the area from this weekend. The public forums are a key part of the state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment Project Blueprint, an unprecedented four year study of the state’s coastline.

Surf Life Saving Backs Lifejackets for Rockfishers

Mon 8 Feb 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Emergency Services David Elliot that legislation will be introduced to make lifejackets compulsory for people fishing from rocks at high-risk locations.

Powerful Swell for NSW Coastline

Fri 5 Feb 2016

Swimmers, surfers, boat skippers and fishermen are urged to exercise caution when out on the water this weekend after forecasted conditions prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a dangerous surf warning for at least the next 48 hours.

Snorkeller Pulled From Water

Thu 4 Feb 2016

A man has been transported to hospital by ambulance after being pulled unconscious from the water at Cape Banks near La Perouse on Thursday.

Lifesavers Enjoy Successful Exchange

Tue 2 Feb 2016

Some of the state’s most talented young lifesavers have recently returned from an exciting network and development opportunity held during the recent Australia Day Weekend.

Bulli Surf Lifesavers Win National And State Award

Mon 1 Feb 2016

The courageous efforts by a patrol team from Bulli SLSC to rescue six swimmers who had been dragged 100 metres out to sea last month have seen the club win the National and NSW Rescue of the Month.

Busy Australia Day For NSW Lifesavers

Wed 27 Jan 2016

Our dedicated volunteers were kept busy on Tuesday performing a significant number of rescues as they kept a watchful eye on revellers on the state’s coastline.

Historic Deal Puts Surf Clubs On Solid Ground

Mon 25 Jan 2016

Surf clubs located on Crown land across the state will have fewer hurdles to secure their long-term future after the historic signing of a deal between Surf Life Saving NSW and the State Government.

Be Beach Safe This Australia Day

Fri 22 Jan 2016

Australia Day is one of the busiest days of the year for volunteer surf lifesavers who have a simple message for those heading to the beach or coast to celebrate – please swim between the red and yellow flags.

Lifeguards Locate Kayakers In Far North Coast Rescue

Thu 14 Jan 2016

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have rescued a kayaker clinging to his semi-submerged vessel after his mate swam to shore and raised the alarm in a dramatic rescue near Byron Bay on the state’s Far North Coast.

Swimmer Revived At Pambula

Sat 9 Jan 2016

A man is recovering in hospital on Saturday evening after being pulled unconscious from the water at Pambula Beach on the state’s Far South Coast.

Three Injured In Sydney Rogue Wave

Sat 9 Jan 2016

At least three people were winched out by rescue helicopter and transported to hospital after sustaining injuries when they were washed into the water at an isolated rock platform in Sydney’s Royal National Park.

Fisherman Drowns At Catherine Hill Bay

Sat 9 Jan 2016

Efforts to revive a rock fisherman who was washed into the sea near a notorious stretch of coastline at Catherine Hill Bay on Saturday were unsuccessful.

Man Missing At Hawks Nest

Fri 8 Jan 2016

A search for a man who went missing at Hawks Nest in the Great Lakes area on Friday has been suspended for the evening.

Dangerous Surf Warning Issued For NSW Coastline

Fri 8 Jan 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is urging beachgoers looking to make the most of a break in the weather to exercise caution this weekend after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a state-wide warning for a strong swell along the coast for Saturday.

Five Teens Rescued In Far South Coast Rip

Thu 7 Jan 2016

A group of teenage body boarders received a timely reminder about the dangers of swimming at an unpatrolled beach on Thursday after having to be rescued by lifeguards and an off-duty lifesaver when they got into difficulty in a rip at Denhams Beach in the state’s Far South.

Wamberal Clubbie Awarded National Rescue of the Month

Tue 5 Jan 2016

A clubbie who rescued two teenage girls off Wamberal Beach on the state’s Central Coast has been awarded the National Rescue of the Month for November after earlier claiming NSW honours.

Man Pulled From Water At Coogee

Fri 1 Jan 2016

It was a busy start to the first patrol of 2016 for a team of lifesavers from Coogee who helped revive a man found unconscious in the water at the popular Sydney beach on Friday.

Lifesavers Ready For New Year’s Festivities

Thu 31 Dec 2015

Beaches across the state will be flying the red and yellow flags tomorrow as volunteer lifesavers prepare to greet 2016.

Man Revived After South Coast Rescue

Mon 28 Dec 2015

Lifesavers and Paramedics have successfully revived a man who went into cardiac arrest following the rescue of his own son in an incident that happened on the NSW South Coast on Monday.

Lifesavers Dreamin’ Of A Safe Summer

Mon 21 Dec 2015

With Christmas just days away and the school holidays entering its first official week, volunteer lifesavers from around the state are preparing for a busy summer on NSW beaches.

Port Stephens Lifeguards Extend Patrol Hours

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) are counting down the days until they extend patrolling hours on the scenic beaches of Port Stephens.

Clarence Valley Lifeguards Resume Summer Patrol

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Clarence Valley lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) are counting down the days until they return to the beaches ahead of what many are anticipating will be a busy summer.

Lifeguards To Resume Patrols On Far North Coast

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will shortly resume patrols on beaches across Byron Bay, Ballina, and Richmond which coincides with the annual influx of tourists looking to make the most of a coastal Christmas break.

Lifeguards Predict Busy Summer

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will shortly be resuming patrol at beaches across the North and Mid North Coast ahead of what is anticipated to be a busy summer.

Tweed Lifeguards Return For Summer Patrol

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) based in the Tweed Shire are gearing up for bumper summer season with thousands expected to hit the picturesque Northern NSW region.

Lifeguards Return For Summer Patrols

Thu 17 Dec 2015

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) are anticipating a busy school holiday period on the beaches of Greater Taree and the Great Lakes when they resume patrolling duties next week.

Lifeguards To Resume Sydney Patrols

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will be patrolling a diverse range of locations across Sydney when they ramp up their patrolling duties ahead of what is predicted to be a busy summer.

Lifeguards Resume Munmorah Patrol

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will shortly be back on duty patrolling Lake Munmorah’s Frazer Park Beach and Magenta Shores Resort ahead of what promises to be a busy summer.

Athletes Strive At Interbranch Champs

Tue 15 Dec 2015

The South and Far South Coast Branch teams showed their true colours over the weekend at Cape Hawke, exceeding expectations at the Surf Life Saving NSW Interbranch Championships.

Encouraging Signs For North Coast

Tue 15 Dec 2015

It has been described as one of their best performances at Interbranch level in recent years, and now North Coast surf athletes are keen to ride this sense of optimism into what promises to be a highly competitive season.

Country Cup Secured For Far North Coast Branch

Tue 15 Dec 2015

After two days of intense competition at the 2015 Interbranch Carnival at Cape Hawke, Forster the Far North Coast’s best surf athletes could afford to relax. They had after all just secured the country cup for a third straight year.

Sapphire Coast Lifeguards Back On Patrol

Mon 14 Dec 2015

Beachgoers around the Bega Shire can enjoy an early start to summer festive season after Council extended their relationship with the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS).

Back To Back Interbranch Titles for SNB

Sun 13 Dec 2015

The tri-colours have gone back-to-back Interbranch champions increasing their margin throughout the final days' events to finish on top by a staggering 70 points ahead of Sydney.

NSW Interstate Team Announced

Sun 13 Dec 2015

Congratulations to the 24 NSW athletes who have been selected for the 2016 Interstate Championships to be held at Torquay, Victoria on Friday 8 January.

SNB Branch Lead After Day One

Sat 12 Dec 2015

Sydney Northern Beaches are on top after an exciting start to the 2015 Interbranch Championships, leading Sydney by 66 points going into tomorrow’s team events.

Royal Randwick Turns Red and Yellow

Fri 11 Dec 2015

Without a wave in sight, Sydney’s historic Royal Randwick Racecourse showed its support for our surf lifesavers last Saturday at the second Surf Life Saving NSW Race Day.

Report Shows Increased Drownings

Fri 11 Dec 2015

There has been a timely reminder for people enjoying the state’s diverse coastal environments to heed surf safety messages after the National Coastal Safety Report found that there has been a 21% increase in drownings nation-wide during the 2014-15 year.

Struggling Swimmer’s Lucky Night

Wed 9 Dec 2015

A teenage swimmer is lucky to be alive after being pulled from the water after-dark at Avoca Beach on the Central Coast on Tuesday.

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Head Back To School

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with another 12,000 country students getting a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers.

Illawarra At Forefront Of Surf Safety Education

Fri 4 Dec 2015

The Illawarra region continues to play a crucial role in spreading the message of surf safety to thousands of school students around the state with North Wollongong hosting an innovative education program throughout December, and two local lifesavers recently returning from a week on the road for the Beach to Bush Program.

Woolgoolga Lifesavers Spread Surf Safety Message

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with two volunteer lifesavers from Woolgoolga helping to spread the surf safety message to hundreds of country kids.

Far North Coast Lifesaver Spreads Surf Safety Message

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with 12,000 country students getting a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers, with one local lifesaver enjoying a very special trip.

Award Winning Nippers Program Set For Third Season

Fri 4 Dec 2015

The Wet’n’Wild Sydney Nippers program is back for its third season with more than 220 enthusiastic youngsters ready to tackle the wave pool this Sunday.

Birthday Milestone for South Coast Helicopter

Tue 1 Dec 2015

It was a milestone start to summer for the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter and its crew as they celebrated five years of flying from the South Coast base of Moruya.

Schoolies Urged To Be Beach Safe

Fri 27 Nov 2015

As NSW Schoolies celebrations are about to begin, Surf Life Saving NSW is urging partying teens to make their visit to the beach a safe one.

School's In For South Coast Lifeguards

Thu 26 Nov 2015

Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s south, the lifeguard class of 2015 will head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

North Coast Lifeguards Head Back to School

Tue 24 Nov 2015

Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s north, the lifeguard class of 2015 had to head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

International Experts Gather For Drowning Conference

Fri 13 Nov 2015

Researchers, academics, and members of the international life saving community returned this week from a significant conference on drowning prevention in Penang, Malaysia where Surf Life Saving’s efforts in preventative strategies were highly regarded.

Man Bitten by Shark at Ballina

Tue 10 Nov 2015

A surfer in his mid 20s has been bitten on the left leg by what is believed to be a shark at Ballina's Lighthouse Beach at around 6.30 pm.

Sydney Students Gain Beach Safety Knowledge

Mon 2 Nov 2015

A group of high schoolers from Sydney’s West will get firsthand experience of surf safety at Wollongong’s North Beach from this week thanks to an innovative community education program.

Parramatta Lifeguards Return For New Season

Fri 30 Oct 2015

Ghosts, witches, and vampires are all primed to potentially make a Halloween appearance at Lake Parramatta tomorrow but the two people wearing the lifeguard uniforms and keeping a watchful eye on the inland lake are there to stay; ensuring that everyone both in and out of costume can enjoy their time in the water safely.

Major Milestone For Project Blueprint

Thu 22 Oct 2015

An ongoing state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project will tick off a major milestone when it travels to Port Macquarie from next week as part of four-year research study to help reduce coastal drownings across the state.

Lifesavers Rescue Woman From Rocks in Sydney

Sun 11 Oct 2015

A dramatic and tricky rescue took place this afternoon by surf lifesaving assets at Vaucluse after a woman fell seven metres onto rocks.

Byron Lifeguards Enjoy Successful Maiden Winter

Wed 7 Oct 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service were kept busy at Byron Bay’s Main Beach throughout the first fulltime winter patrol for the area.

Man Drowns At Gordons Bay

Mon 5 Oct 2015

Despite the best efforts of off-duty Lifesavers, Lifeguards and Paramedics attempts to revive a man in Sydney’s East on Monday afternoon were unsuccessful.

Lifeguards Assist In Suspected Heart Attack

Mon 5 Oct 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS), volunteer lifesavers, and paramedics worked together to provide first aid treatment to a man who suffered a suspected heart attack in the state’s far north on Monday.

Lifesavers Gear Up For Hot Weekend

Fri 2 Oct 2015

With the mercury set to spike at over 30 degrees for much of this long weekend, lifesavers are urging everyone to safely beat the heat as they prepare for what promises to be a busy time on NSW beaches.

Project Blueprint To Assess Kempsey Coastline

Fri 2 Oct 2015

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project will be based locally in the Kempsey region from next week as part of a four-year research study to help reduce coastal drownings across the state.

Sydney Clubbie Hangs Up the Patrol Cap

Thu 1 Oct 2015

When the flags were raised on the 2015/16 season late last month a mainstay of the Sydney lifesaving scene was absent for the first time since 1984.

South Maroubra Start Season Winning National and NSW Award

Tue 29 Sep 2015

South Maroubra lifesavers have been awarded the National and NSW Rescue of the Month for July/August after rescuing a fisherman who had broken their leg after falling off rocks at Malabar Headland on 9 August 2015.

Two Teens Rescued By Ballina Lifeguard

Tue 22 Sep 2015

Two teenagers swimming at an unpatrolled beach on the Far North Coast have avoided serious injury after they were rescued by a nearby lifeguard on Tuesday.

Rockdale Host Fishing Workshop

Tue 22 Sep 2015

Sunday was a busy day for members of Rockdale’s large Chinese community who participated in a workshop designed to increase awareness about the risks associated with rock fishing.

Powerful Swell Expected Along NSW Coast

Tue 22 Sep 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW urges everyone on the coast including recreational boat, rock fisherman, swimmers and surfers to take care after the Bureau of Meteorology forecast a powerful swell to hit the NSW coastline this week.

Holiday Makers Urged To Be Beach Aware

Mon 21 Sep 2015

As the spring air heats up thousands are expected to make the most of the good weather and head to their nearest beach, but lifeguards are calling on everyone to be “beach aware” these school holidays with strong swells expected along the coastline from Wednesday.

Note to NSW Clubs and Members

Fri 18 Sep 2015

You may be aware of an issue which has generated some interest this week regarding two clubs in the Illawarra Branch and we would like to provide members with some further information.

Lifeguards Gear Up For New Season

Thu 10 Sep 2015

The new Surf Life Saving NSW Northern Operations Centre at Port Macquarie will be put through its paces on Friday as Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) Supervisors from around the state gather for the 2015/16 pre-season induction.

Surfer Bitten By Shark

Tue 8 Sep 2015

Shelly Beach on the NSW Central Coast will remain closed for at least the next 24 hours after a surfer was bitten on the hand by a shark on Tuesday.

Black Head Beach To Remain Closed

Mon 7 Sep 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising the public, members, and media that Black Head Beach (Hallidays Point) on the Lower North Coast will remain closed for a further 24 hours following Friday’s shark attack on a 65-year-old club member.

Club Member Injured After Shark Attack

Fri 4 Sep 2015

A Black Head SLSC lifesaver is in hospital with a serious lower leg injury following an encounter with a shark while on a surf ski at Halliday’s Point, Black Head on Friday.

Project Blueprint to Assess Port Stephens

Wed 2 Sep 2015

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project will be based locally in the Port Stephens region from next week as part of four-year research study to help reduce coastal drownings across the state.

NSW Clubbies Honoured For Top Rescues

Thu 20 Aug 2015

A group of dedicated lifesavers received national recognition for recent rescue efforts at a ceremony in Parliament House Canberra on Thursday.

Statement Regarding New Surveillance Strategy

Fri 14 Aug 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW welcomes today’s announcement by the State Government of increased surveillance and tagging technology along the Northern NSW Coastline.

South Maroubra Clubbies Assist Injured Fisherman

Sun 9 Aug 2015

It was a case of right place, right time, for a group of South Maroubra clubbies who were called upon to assist an injured rock fisherman in Sydney on Sunday.

Surfer Injured in Evans Head Shark Attack

Fri 31 Jul 2015

A surfer is in hospital in Northern NSW after he was bitten by a shark at Evans Head on Friday.

Festival Revellers Urged To Be Beach Safe

Wed 22 Jul 2015

As Byron Bay Shire gears up again for the annual Splendour in the Grass Festival this week, Surf Life Saving NSW is reminding people not to enter the water under the influence of alcohol and drugs or swim at an unpatrolled beach.

Surfer Pulled From Water Near Byron Bay

Wed 15 Jul 2015

A surfer is in a critical condition after being pulled unconscious from the water near Byron Bay.

Small Grants Available for Businesses and Service Providers

Tue 7 Jul 2015

Businesses and not-for-profit service providers located in the coastal precincts of Bondi Beach (Waverley Council), Newcastle Beach and Nobbys Beach (City of Newcastle) and Merimbula/Pambula Beach (Bega Valley Shire) are encouraged to apply for a grant from Surf Life Saving NSW to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Ballina Beaches Remain Closed

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Beaches across Ballina Shire will remain closed for the next 24 hours after a surfer had a reported encounter with a shark at Lennox Head.

North Coast Swimmers Urged To Exercise Caution

Thu 2 Jul 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, and boaties around the Coffs Harbour area to exercise caution in the water for at least the next two days as a large whale carcass travels northwards.

Surf Life Saving Welcomes Rock Fishing Coronial Recommendations

Thu 2 Jul 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed the Coroner’s recommendations, which include mandating the wearing of lifejackets for rock fishers, and looks forward to assisting Police and Emergency Services with the implementation of any safety initiatives.

Lifesavers on Scene of Ballina Shark Attack

Thu 2 Jul 2015

A body boarder is in critical condition after being bitten by a shark at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina on Thursday.

Surf Life Saving Operations Centre Opens

Tue 30 Jun 2015

The new Surf Life Saving NSW Northern Operations Centre at Port Macquarie was officially opened today.

Community Urged To Be Beach Safe During Holiday Period

Mon 29 Jun 2015

With the first full week of school holidays getting underway from today, Surf Life Saving NSW is encouraging parents, students, friends and the community in general to be “beach safe” this winter.

Vigilance of Lifesavers Reflected in Busy Season

Mon 29 Jun 2015

Every weekend from September to April volunteer lifesavers are at work patrolling our beaches. Their vigilance plays an enormous role in keeping people safe along the coastline, and it is a tradition that has lasted for over a century.

NSW Win 8 of 9 National Rescue of the Month Awards

Tue 16 Jun 2015

Evans Head-Casino SLSC member Avan Christie is the latest volunteer to be recognised for his outstanding contribution to Surf Life Saving, winning the National along with the NSW Rescue of the Month for April. NSW clubs and members have now won eight of the nine National awards for the year.

Project Blueprint Heads To Great Lakes & Taree

Tue 16 Jun 2015

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project will be visiting the Great Lakes and Greater Taree region from next week as part of four-year research study to reduce coastal drownings across NSW.

Australian Lifeguard Service Closes Books on Beach Season

Fri 12 Jun 2015

It has been a busy but successful 2014/15 season for lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) as they kept watch on 83 beaches, 2 resorts, and one lake throughout NSW.

Lifesaving Training Pays off in Indian Rescue

Fri 5 Jun 2015

Australia’s commitment to help train lifesavers overseas proved invaluable in a successful rescue and resuscitation at a popular Indian Beach overnight.

Swell Forecast to Increase Along NSW Coast

Mon 1 Jun 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is urging coastal water users to be aware that a dangerous surf warning is in place after increasing wind speeds and an off-shore swell expected to last for at least 24 hours prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue an alert.

Sydney Rock Fisherman Saved by Lifejacket

Wed 27 May 2015

A rock fisherman has had a lucky escape after being swept into the sea last night at Little Bay in Sydney. He was wearing a lifejacket.

Moruya Opens Revamped Surf Club

Fri 22 May 2015

The fruits of two-and-a-half years of hard labour were there for everyone to see at the re-opening of the Moruya clubhouse last weekend, and there was even a famous face on hand to witness the celebrations.

Hazardous Swell Forecast For NSW Coast

Thu 21 May 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising rock fishers, swimmers, surfers, and boaties to be mindful of a strong southerly swell expected along the NSW coastline over the next two days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a dangerous surf warning which will be in effect on Friday 22 May and Saturday 23 May inclusive.

Strong Swell Forecast for NSW Coast

Wed 13 May 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW urges all rock fishers, swimmers, surfers and recreational boat users to be cautious as large swells are expected along the state’s coastline over the next three days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a dangerous surf warning that will be in effect from Thursday 14 May.

Rough Seas Forecast For NSW Coast

Fri 1 May 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW urges all coastal users to take care this weekend after the emergence of a second low pressure system off the NSW coast in as many weeks prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a dangerous surf warning.

Flags Set on 2014/15 Patrol Season

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Volunteer surf lifesavers will lower the flags on NSW beaches this Sunday 26 April after an action-packed and busy season, which began back in September.

Dangerous Surf Expected Along NSW Coast

Mon 20 Apr 2015

A low pressure system off the Hunter Coast has prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a dangerous surf warning for the areas stretching from Illawarra through to the Mid-North Coast. Surf Life Saving NSW is urging all coastal water users to exercise caution, and check the conditions before heading out.

Fisherman’s Lucky Escape

Sat 18 Apr 2015

A decision to wear a lifejacket on an early morning rockfishing trip proved to be a fruitful one for a man who was washed into the sea off the NSW Coast on Saturday.

Fishermen Rescued From Overturned Boat

Thu 16 Apr 2015

A perfect autumn morning fishing trip quickly turned sour for two men who had to be rescued after their vessel overturned south of Wybung Headland off the NSW Coast.

Powerful Swell Forecast for NSW Coastline

Mon 13 Apr 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is urging all swimmers, surfers, and rockfishers to check the latest forecasts before heading out for a day on the coast following the issue of a dangerous surf warning for the entire NSW coastline.

Statement Regarding Reported Shark Encounter at McKenzies Beach

Sat 11 Apr 2015

A number of beaches along the State’s Far South Coast will remain closed on Saturday afternoon following reports that a man suffered a suspected shark bite while paddleboarding at McKenzies Beach.

Men Rescued At Warriewood Blowhole

Fri 10 Apr 2015

The dangers of swimming at unfamiliar beach at twilight were highlighted on Thursday night after two men got into difficultly at Warriewood on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Large Swells and Strong Winds Expected Along NSW Coast

Wed 8 Apr 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW are urging beachgoers from Illawarra to the Hunter to maintain extra vigilance when participating in coastal activities over the next two days after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a dangerous surf warning.

Ballina Jet Boat Crew Awarded Group Bravery Award

Thu 2 Apr 2015

A daring night-time rescue in huge surf off the Northern NSW coast in 2013 resulted in the crew of the Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue team being recognised with a Group Bravery Citation in the recent Australian Bravery Awards.

Lifeguards and Lifesavers Prepare for Busy Easter

Wed 1 Apr 2015

With just weeks remaining before the flags come down for the final time in the 2014/15 patrol season, the Australian Lifeguard Service and Surf Life Saving NSW are urging all coastal water users to remain safe and look out for each other while enjoying the state’s beaches.

Lifeguards To Patrol Mollymook Over Holidays

Wed 1 Apr 2015

Beachgoers looking to make the most of their time in the picturesque Shoalhaven region these school holidays will be able to swim at a patrolled beach following the extension of lifeguard services at South Mollymook.

Maska’s Bondi Adventure

Tue 24 Mar 2015

When the Nauru Lifeguard service was inaugurated in October 2012 it’s fairly safe to say that its members never expected to have to deal with large crowds. After all, this Pacific Island nation boasts a population of slightly less than 10 000.

Dulux and SLSA extend the Surf Club Project

Tue 17 Mar 2015

We are very proud to announce the renewed three year partnership agreement between Dulux Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia Limited.

Surf Lifesavers Rescue Fishermen at Night

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Two fishermen are counting their blessings after being rescued by the crew of the Ballina Jet Rescue Boat in a dramatic night-time search operation near Evans Head on the state’s Far North Coast.

Dangerous Surf Conditions Expected Along NSW Coast

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW urges all coastal users from Illawarra to Byron Bay in the state’s north to remain vigilant with rough surf conditions expected from Friday.

Junior Lifesavers Recognised

Tue 3 Mar 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to announce the finalists of the prestigious SLSNSW Junior Lifesaver of the Year award.

North Narrabeen Clubbie Completes "Home Rescue"

Thu 26 Feb 2015

There wasn’t a black cat or ladder in sight but Friday the 13th of February lived up to its quirky reputation for North Narrabeen clubbie Bruce Kelly who was called on to do a rescue on his doorstep.

From the Golf Course to the Sea

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Two brothers interrupted their afternoon game of golf to go to the assistance of a spear fisherman at Little Bay in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs.

Countdown to State Champs

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Excitement continues to build on the Central Coast as the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships draw ever closer.

Heavy Swells Forecast For NSW Coastline

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Surf Life Saving New South Wales urges all coastal water users to remain vigilant following the issuing of a dangerous surf warning by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Have Your Say on Lifejacket Standards Review

Fri 13 Feb 2015

The Maritime Management Centre in NSW is calling on members of the public to have their say on a draft paper reviewing lifejacket safety standards in Australia.

Fatal Shark Attack At Ballina

Mon 9 Feb 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW duty officers are on the scene of a fatal shark attack at Shelly Beach, Ballina on the state’s Far North Coast.

Project Blueprint Treks South

Fri 6 Feb 2015

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project heads to Eurobodalla on the NSW Far South Coast next week as part of four-year research study to reduce coastal drownings.

Surfer Pulled From Water At Byron Bay

Wed 4 Feb 2015

The Australian Lifeguard Service has been involved in assisting a surfer who went into cardiac arrest at Byron Bay on Wednesday.

More Dangerous Swells Forecast For NSW

Wed 4 Feb 2015

Surf Life Saving New South Wales is urging all coastal water users to be mindful of their own and others safety with heavy swells expected to hit over the next 48 hours.

Dangerous Surf Forecast To Hit NSW Coast

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Surf Life Saving New South Wales is urging all coastal water users to exercise caution over the next 48 hours as dangerous surf conditions have been forecast.

Sea-Change: Young Lifesavers Participate In Exchange Program

Wed 28 Jan 2015

They say change is as good as a holiday, and City and Country clubbies certainly got that as they participated in the annual Life Saving Exchange Program.

Pottsville Lifeguards Rescue Injured Surfer

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service on the New South Wales Far North Coast put their professional first aid skills to good use when they helped prevent a man from becoming a quadriplegic.

Cronulla Lifesaver Awarded NSW Rescue Of The Month

Fri 23 Jan 2015

A Lifesaver from Cronulla SLSC in the Sydney region has been awarded the State rescue of the Month for December 2014 after completing two rescues in over 10ft conditions.

Be "Beach Safe" This Australia Day

Wed 21 Jan 2015

As thousands of people prepare to celebrate Australia Day with a traditional trip to the beach, Surf Life Saving NSW is urging everyone to look after their mates and stay safe as they enjoy the state’s picturesque waterways.

Campbelltown Youth Get Lesson In Beach Safety

Wed 21 Jan 2015

As the mercury rises in Sydney’s West spending a day at the beach becomes an attractive option for the many teenagers who call this part of the state home. But with Western Sydney residents identified as at high risk of coastal drowning, beach safety messages to the area's youth are as important as ever.

Man Resuscitated at Manly

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Lifesavers and Lifeguards have been involved in the successful resuscitation of a man at Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Statement About Shark Bite Incident South Coast

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) is aware of reports of a shark bite incident at Bannisters Point, NSW on Friday 16 January 2015.

Project Blueprint visits Eurobodalla

Fri 16 Jan 2015

Eurobodalla 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.

Lifeguard Patrols at Tathra Beach Extended

Thu 15 Jan 2015

A dedicated group of local businesses have bonded together to raise funds to extend the lifeguard patrolling service at Tathra Beach through to the end of February.

Man Drowns at Long Reef Point

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Efforts to resuscitate a 28-year-old man caught in a rip off Long Reef Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches have been unsuccessful.

Byron Bay Clubbies Assist in Man's Rescue

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Young clubbies from Byron Bay have put their training to good use as they carried out a rescue and assisted with the resuscitation of a man on Thursday evening.

Man Rescued After Ballina Break-Wall Fall

Wed 7 Jan 2015

A team of emergency workers including surf lifesavers, paramedics, Police and State Emergency Service personnel safely effected a dramatic rescue on the State’s Far North Coast late last night.

Club Funding in Community Building Partnership Program

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Through the NSW Government’s 2014 Community Building Partnership program, funding has been directed to 28 Surf Life Saving Clubs, Branches and support services in NSW to support their infrastructure projects.

Horror Day on NSW Beaches

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Surf Life Saving resources and volunteers have been stretched to the limit dealing with huge crowds and major rescues and emergency incidents, including one confirmed drowning on the Central Coast.

New Years Surf Warning

Tue 30 Dec 2014

Surf lifesavers are asking people to use their common sense when taking to the beach and waterways over the New Year period.

Be "Beach-aware" over the Festive Break

Tue 23 Dec 2014

With thousands expected to continue their festive celebrations on the state’s beaches over the holiday break, Surf Life Saving NSW is urging all beachgoers to be safe this summer.

Redhead Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Fri 19 Dec 2014

Lifesavers from Redhead SLSC in the Hunter region 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 November 2014 after their difficult rescue of two ski paddlers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NSW ALS Recruiting for 2014-15 Season

Fri 20 Jun 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.