Lifesaving Services

SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND IS THE PEAK SAFETY AND RESCUE AUTHORITY IN THE STATE. TO WATCH OVER THE MILLIONS OF BEACH-GOERS THAT VISIT OUR COASTLINE SLSQ'S LIFESAVING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH A NETWORK OF VOLUNTEERS LIFESAVERS, PROFESSIONAL LIFEGUARDS, OPERATIONS SUPPORT, BEACH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS.

All lifesaving personnel are trained in various lifesaving techniques and must attain an Award prior to performing patrol services. Surf Life Saving Queensland and Sunshine Coast Branch lifesaving services are spread across the region from Rainbow Beach to Redcliffe Peninsula.

Our services comprise:

  • 14 affiliated surf life saving clubs
  • Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service
  • Rescue Craft Service
  • SurfCom, communication and surveillance
  • Mobile services
  • Duty Officers
  • Professional lifeguard services

Providing aquatic safety to the public is the most important area of our operations and includes:

  • Surf safety and surf awareness information
  • Dangerous marine creature information and research
  • School education programs
  • Community award training
  • Water safety services
  • Statistical analysis of incidents
  • Coastal Management Services