Our Vision is zero preventable deaths in Sunshine Coast patrolled waters

Our Mission is to support all surf lifesaving clubs within Sunshine Coast Branch by providing advice, coordination, and services to ensure they remain healthy, vibrant and sustainable in all area of surf lifesaving.

SURF LIFE SAVING IS THE PEAK SAFETY AND RESCUE AUTHORITY IN THE SUNSHINE COAST. TO WATCH OVER THE MILLIONS OF BEACH-GOERS THAT VISIT OUR COASTLINE SURF 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. SLS services are spread along the Sunshine Coast coast from Redcliffe Peninsula to Rainbow Beach.

Our services comprise:

  • 14 affiliated surf life saving clubs
  • Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service
  • Rescue craft
  • 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 (e.g. Breaka Beach to Bush)
  • Community award training
  • Water safety services