New Head Coach for Australian Life Saving Team
Published date 11/01/2017
Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Wilson as the Head Coach of the Australian Life Saving Team (ALT) moving into the 2018 Lifesaving World Championship campaign.
Lifesaving skills put to the test
Published date 09/01/2017
Over 160 champion lifesavers from around the nation taking part in the Australian Pool Life Saving Championship that simulates real situations and emergencies.
Royal Life Saving NSW teaches 7,884 kids across the state water safety and survival skills
Published date 20/12/2016
Over the last 14 months 7884 Kindergarten students across Sydney have participated in Royal Life Saving NSW’s ‘Water Smart Kindy Kids’ program, where they have learnt vital water safety and personal survival skills.
Matt Preston urges Aussie Families to Keep Watch this Summer
Published date 15/12/2016
Last summer, 14 children under five years of age lost their lives in entirely preventable backyard pool-drowning incidents.To put a stop to the needless loss of life through backyard pool drowning, Matt Preston and Royal Life Saving today launched World’s Most Costly, a campaign to remind parents to keep watch no matter what this summer.
10 Aussie Christmas Gift Ideas
Published date 14/12/2016
Christmas in Australia is unique; BBQ’s, swimming and boating are just a few ways Aussies like to enjoy their Christmas. We’ve put together a list of 10 Christmas gift ideas to keep your friends and family safe when enjoying the water.
Boating and Watercraft Drowning Deaths: 10 year analysis report
Published date 13/12/2016
A new Royal Life Saving Report has found that 473 people drowned in Australian waterways whilst participating in boating and watercraft activity over the past 10 years (2005/06 – 2014/15).This report shows males accounted for 92% of all boating and watercraft related drowning deaths. This is even higher than the annual percentage of all male drowning deaths (83%) for 2015/16, highlighting the importance of boating and watercraft safety for males in particular. With the summer holiday period fast approaching, it is vital that this safety message reaches men around the country.
Every life saved is a reason to celebrate
Published date 06/12/2016
Royal Life Saving Society WA are celebrating 20 years since the Keep Watch toddler drowning prevention program was first introduced in Western Australia in 1996.
Don't let the summer holidays end in tragedy
Published date 01/12/2016
It’s the first day of summer, the sun is shining, Christmas holidays are on the way, and BBQ’s are firing. As part of the Australian culture we congregate around the water, from backyard swimming pools, to taking the boat out on the river, or a day down at the beach, the water is part of the Aussie lifestyle.
New Drowning Prevention Policy Announced by Victorian Government
Published date 30/11/2016
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia welcomes the announcement of the drowning prevention policy of the Victorian Government.
726 children at risk of drowning taught vital lifesaving skills
Published date 30/11/2016
Research released by Royal Life Saving Society - Australia shows more than 1,000 people have drowned in Australian rivers since 1 July 2002. Rivers now account for over one quarter of all drowning deaths (26%), making rivers the leading location for drowning in Australia.In Queensland, rivers have claimed the lives of more than 300 people since 1 July 2002. Rivers account for 32% all drowning deaths in Queensland over this period. Alcohol related drownings account for almost a third (32%) of all river drowning deaths in Queensland. Males account for 78% of all river drowning victims in Queensland.