Become a UAV Pilot
Do you have a passion for flying drones? Turn your passion into a career and join the Australian UAV Service (AUAVS).
SLSNSW currently provide two separate UAV programs across NSW – a UAV Surveillance program funded by the NSW Government and a Membership UAV Program delivered by our volunteer surf club members.
These two programs are managed and delivered in a joint approach by the Australian UAV Service, the SLSNSW department managing UAV operations, with the overall aim of greater safety for beachgoers in NSW.
This program is funded through the NSW Government Shark Management Strategy delivered across the last four seasons, and has been expanded again for the 2021-22 SLS season.
This expanded program increased the number of locations from 34 to 50, including popular tourist destinations on the far north and far south coasts of NSW and in the Greater Sydney region. Key points of this program:
SLSNSW also operates a Membership UAV Program, where UAV services are delivered across fixed and mobile locations across the state. The UAV services are used in:
When used as part of a Surf Life Saving beach patrol, UAVs provide valuable intel which enable patrol teams to efficiently deploy people and other assets to carry out preventative actions and rescues.
The AUAVS in partnership with She Maps has launched a drone program for school students in Years 5-9 in NSW and the ACT, with a focus on getting more girls involved in engineering and technology.
Schools interested in registering or finding out more information can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 9471 8032.