News Releases

Each year, our wonderful volunteers perform countless rescues on Australian beaches.

We hope you’ll enjoy reading a small sample of stories detailing their inspiring efforts.

Rescue Stories:

Nippers to the rescue!
Three heroes rescue woman, minutes from drowning
What Surf Life Saving is all about
Sandon Point lifesavers praised for rescue
Saving lives makes training worth it
Quick response saves a life
Footprints in the sand
Helping kids stay safe at the beach
Lifesavers honoured for bravery
Tragedy averted at Ballina's Lighthouse Beach
Surf lifesavers rescue hikers clinging to cliff edge
Mother of three rescues fellow runner - thanks to Surf Life Saving training
Lifesavers rescue seriously injured bodyboarder
Lifesavers pulls out all the stops to save skipper
Surf Life Saving trainees jump into action
Rescue helicopter saves family clinging for life
"I've always wanted to help people"
Young lifesavers praised for pulling boy from surf
Second patrol, saves boy from rip
Ballina, NSW: Teen lifesaver rescues mum kids
Gold Coast, Qld: Any given Sunday the nippers let rip
Burnie, TAS: Surf clubs' teaching role vital
Kalgoorlie, WA: Young life savers put through paces
Caloundra, QLD: Surf greats of future strut stuff
Alexandra Headland, QLD: Nippers put in a hard night in pool
Warrnambool, VIC: Schools learn resuscitation
North Curl Curl, NSW: Brave Gregory, 9, rescued adults
Gold Coast, QLD: Jim breathes life into girl from lake
Perth, WA: Struggling swimmers keep lifesavers busy
Sunshine Coast, QLD: Woman reflects on near drowning

Stanwell Park Beach, NSW: Deadly peril on summer afternoon
Gold Coast, QLD: Rough surf sparks Aussie Day fears
North Wollongong Beach, NSW: 150 rescues as swimmers swarm to beaches
Sunshine Coast, QLD: 158 Rescues keep lifesavers on the hop
Far South Coast, NSW: Rescue of the Month
South Curl Curl, NSW: Rescue of the Month
Devonport, TAS: Rescuers' quick response saves life of 15yr old