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The Surf Life Saving Foundation was established as the fundraising arm of Surf Life Saving Australia.

Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority.

With 169,250 members and over 300 affiliated Surf Life Saving clubs, SLS represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia.

Surf Life Saving is a unique not-for-profit community cause that exists through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorships and government grants.

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Once-off donation

Every day on patrol, our volunteer Surf Life Savers save lives. Can you spot a rip or perform CPR? Would you sacrifice your summer weekends to make sure that others are safe? Beach goers like you, have relied on volunteer Surf Life Savers to watch over you at the beach since 1907. But we can’t do it without you. We rely on your donations to keep saving lives.

Select your one-off donation amount

Donate monthly and become a Guardian of the Surf

Your monthly donations allow us to ensure that we have sustainable and regular funding. As well as training new Surf Life Savers, we consistently update the skills of our volunteers and repair and replace the equipment that constant exposure to the sun and sea can damage. Your monthly donations make sure that both our volunteers and our equipment are rescue-ready at a moment’s notice.

Sign up to donate monthly

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In the media

Find out more about people we’ve saved from drowning, you can search our online archive of Surf Life Saving news articles, check out our blog and supporter stories or watch our videos.

Leave a gift in your Will

Leave a gift in your Will

When you choose to make your bequest to Surf Life Saving, or any other charity, you can choose to leave a set amount of money; or you can leave a percentage of your estate to the organisation.



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Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia's peak coastal safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority. The Beachsafe app will help you make safe choices before you even get to the beach. You can check the conditions of your local beach or if you are going somewhere new, you can check if the beaches are patrolled and how suitable they are for swimming, surfing and fishing.

Download the free Beachsafe app today.


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