Community Development

Community Development

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is focussed on reducing drowning and promoting active and healthy communities throughout Australia.

By working within communities, Royal Life Saving is able to provide a range of activities and programs, while creating training, leadership and employment opportunities for local people.

Our community projects also target:

  • health
  • social and economic issues such as at-risk populations
  • the use of aquatic facilities
  • chronic disease
  • youth
  • employment and training

To ensure that all Australians have the opportunity to learn essential swimming and water safety knowledge and skills, Royal Life Saving works with many groups and communities including:

Indigenous communities

Indigenous Communities 

Our research shows that Aboriginal Australians are four times more likely to die from drowning than other Australians.

To reduce this high incidence rate of drowning among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people, programs have been created and delivered across Australia by Royal Life Saving State and Territory Member Organisations.

Learn more about the programs being implemented by Royal Life Saving

 

Regional and remote communities

Rural and Remote  

Royal Life Saving is committed to community development in regional and remote locations across Australia, providing training, participation and leadership development opportunities.

Learn more about what programs are being implemented in: 

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities

CALD Communities 

Royal Life Saving works with many Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, tailoring programs to ensure new Australians or those from backgrounds without a strong aquatic heritage receive every opportunity to learn swimming and water safety skills and education.

Learn more about the CALD programs being implemented across Australia.

Disabilities

Sport and recreation make an important contribution to the health and wellbeing of all people, particularly people with disabilities. However, due to physical and attitudinal barriers, people with disabilities often find it challenging to make these activities a part of their life.

Find out how Royal Life Saving is providing opportunities for people with disabilities.