Surf Life Saving Foundation

Surf Life Saving Foundation

Surf Life Saving exists to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.

With 169,633 members and 313 affiliated Surf Life Saving clubs, Surf Life Saving Australia represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in the world.

Since Surf Life Saving was established in 1907, more than 630,000 people have been rescued by our volunteer Surf Lifesavers.

Volunteer Surf Life Savers are on patrol, they save lives and much more. In the 2015/16 patrol season, your support helped our volunteers:

- Perform 13,034 rescues

- Provide 57,159 First Aid treatments

- Commit over 1.3 million patrol hours

- Perform over 1.4 million preventative actions

- Establish and maintain beach patrols at 313 Surf Life Saving clubs Australia-wide

- Operate 59 support operations services including Rescue and Surveillance Helicopter services, Jet Rescue Boats, Rescue Water Craft and Surfcom Communications Networks to name a few.

Saving lives does come at a cost.

The cost of keeping one volunteer patrol on one beach for one year is $81,000, which is why we need your support.


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AUD $5

$5 Per Month Can Go Toward Purchasing Bi...

It’s no easy task spotting someone in trouble on a crowded beach. With more than 11,500 beaches along 36,000km of coastline, binoculars are an esse... Read More

AUD $9

$9 Can Go Toward Purchasing A Rescue Tub...

Of all the equipment used for rescues last year, the Rescue Tube accounted for 30%. It’s also one of the most affordable pieces of equipment our vo... Read More

AUD $10

$10 Per Month Can Go Toward Equipment

The costs associated with equipment purchases and replacement due to sand, salt and sun are phenomenal. A standard patrol may include a pair of bin... Read More

AUD $20

$20 Per Month Can Go Toward Education

Prevention is key when it comes to surf safety. Our vision is “zero preventable deaths in Australian waters”. Your support will increase community ... Read More

AUD $25

$25 Per Month Can Go Toward Purchasing A...

We all know practice makes perfect and that is exactly what our volunteer Surf Life Savers strive to be – especially when they’re saving lives. Tra... Read More

AUD $30

$30 Can Go Toward Training

There is little benefit in owning a defibrillator if you’re not sure how it works. An oxygen resuscitation kit can save lives if you know how to us... Read More