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In 2022-23 tragically we saw 48 drownings along our NSW coastline and over 4,000 rescues conducted by our volunteer lifesavers and lifeguards. This year, once again all indicators are pointing to what will be a very busy patrolling period for SLSNSW over the summer and Christmas holiday period.

We are anticipating warmer weather, attractive beach conditions, greater beach visitation numbers along the coastline, all of which will likely result in increased numbers of interventions and rescues by our members.

SLSNSW are aware that we have several clubs in need and these clubs will be under significant pressure this summer to maintain appropriate patrolling strength and capability, and as a collective lifesaving family, we are rallying to support them.

Following the success of last year’s effort, we are again coordinating a Patrol Support Program for clubs listed below. We are calling for Expressions of Interest from members wishing to support these clubs as visiting patrolling members over the summer and Christmas holiday period.

This is a great opportunity to utilise your lifesaving skills at another beach location, and at the same time visit some amazing coastal destinations. The clubs seeking support are:

Brunswick Heads SLSC FNC
Minnie Water-Wooli SLSC NC
Red Rock-Corindi SLSC NC
Bellinger Valley-North Beach SLSC NC
Nambucca Heads SLSC NC
Macksville-Scotts Head SLSC MNC
South West Rocks SLSC MNC
Camden Haven SLSC MNC
Crowdy Head SLSC LNC
Taree-Old Bar SLSC LNC
Pacific Palms SLSC LNC
Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest SLSC HUN
The Entrance SLSC CC
Corrimal SLSC ILL
Woonona SLSC ILL
Bellambi SLSC ILL
Fairy Meadow SLSC ILL
Windang SLSC ILL
Shoalhaven Heads SLSC SC
Nowra Culburra SLSC SC
Narooma SLSC FSC


To provide additional incentive and support to those lifesavers wishing to assist with this provision of support, the SLSNSW Board have approved the reimbursement of travel and subsidence costs to all lifesavers involved.

To submit your Expression of Interest, please click on this link. A separate link is provided to direct you to the Responsibilities Matrix and Reimbursement Form. If you have any questions relating to this call for support, please direct them to Laura Schuetz, Lifesaving Administration Officer,

As we approach this busy summer and Christmas period the SLSNSW Board would like to wish you and your family season’s greetings and thank you for your ongoing service to the residents and visitors that enjoy our spectacular NSW coastline.