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.