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Community Inclusion

We are committed to being an inclusive organisation, dedicated to being open to all members of the Australian community and ensuring all people are treated with respect and dignity within safe, supportive environments.

Surf Life Saving NSW has released the acclaimed short film, Taking Back the Waves, produced by Sydney-based creative agency, Taste Creative. The film was funded by the NSW Government and developed as part of the Surf Life Saving NSW Community Inclusion Program. The film focusses on three trial sites in NSW and explores some of the inspirational work being done by community groups and Surf Lifesavers in Pambula in the state’s south, Bondi and Collaroy in Sydney and Nobbys and Newcastle beaches.

Surf Life Saving NSW identified that people of all abilities have a role to play in the life of any local community. Creating an inclusive beach experience for people with disability, their families and friends was seen as essential in promoting equality and breaking down barriers.

Taking Back The Waves - Full Film

“Surf Life Saving is looking at new ways we can be more inclusive. Within our own membership we would love to increase participation in sport and recreational activities by people with disability. In addition we want to work with the community to assist with better access to beach precincts for everybody,” said Surf Life Saving NSW CEO Steven Pearce.

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