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Surf Life Saving values the contributions made by our members and we encourage clubs and branches to proactively recognise their members throughout the season by using the range of recognition awards available.

Surf Life Saving Recognition Factsheet

The recognition factsheet is designed to promote understanding of the recognition awards available to members. It aims to make it easier to apply for these recognition opportunities by outlining the selection criteria and application process, along with who is responsible for issuing the award and the presentation to members.

Meritorious Awards

Meritorious Awards can be awarded to affiliated clubs and/or their members and/or the public for outstanding deeds of bravery performed in the sphere of operations.  This can include lifesaving both in and outside of designated patrol hours.

Refer to the SLSA Rewards and Recognition Framework for more information about Meritorious Awards and their categories.

Rescue of the Month

This award aims to recognise excellence in lifesaving and service delivery, measured against industry best practice and operating procedures. The Rescue of the Month award is a separate SLSNSW program to the SLSA Meritorious Awards. Members are encouraged to nominate to both programs separately.

For more information about the award and nomination process please visit the Rescue of the Month page.