Surf Life Saving has a proud tradition of saving lives for over 100 years. Since 1907, surf lifesavers have volunteered their time and effort to provide a dedicated lifesaving service around the country.
The Surf Life Saving Foundation is the fundraising body for Surf Life Saving in Australia. We rely heavily on the support from the community to continue providing a vital service on keeping our beaches safe.
So why support Surf Life Saving?
Saving life, protecting life, promoting life. Surf Life Saving epitomises the lifestyle, values and beliefs of the Australian culture.
Every time you make that conscious decision to swim between the red and yellow flags or take your family and friends to a patrolled beach, you are using the service.
The beach is free but actively providing this lifesaving service does cost, and with limited funds from government it really is community donations that keep us afloat.
Every day that the volunteer surf lifesavers are on patrol, they save lives and much more. By donating to Surf Life Saving, you too will help:
rescue 142 people
resuscitate 1 person
helping to find a lost child
help train 4142 children in water safety
prevent 3214 people from getting in trouble in the water
administer 428 first aid treatments
train 1157 Surf Lifesavers
train 250 members of the community in first aid
Everyday Australians can help, and every day we will save lives. Help volunteer Surf Life Savers continue to put life first.