this summer
Royal Life Saving wants everyone to enjoy the water safely, but to prepare and brush up on safety precautions, especially in unfamiliar locations.
How to stay safe - Top 5 tips
Welcome to Royal Life Saving
We’re here to help all Australians enjoy the water safely through drowning prevention leadership, education and action. We want to bring a love of swimming and water safety education to more people in the community, especially those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate.
Read more about our vision
Keeping you safe
Australians love the water which is why it is so important that we all stay safe when we’re in, on, or around it. We want you and your family to love and enjoy the water but to do so safely.
Summer Drowning Toll
Royal Life Saving will be providing regular updates on the drowning toll over the summer from 1 December 2021 to 28 February 2022. With warm and wet weather expected as a result of La Niña, there will be an increased risk of drowning.
Find out more about the Summer Drowning Toll
Skills for Life

Whether as a responsible member of the community or for a lifesaving career Royal Life Saving has you covered with training opportunities both online and face to face.

Give your child the skills to enjoy a lifetime of fun in the water
Join our pool of over 450,000 Swim and Survive kids to develop the next generation of safer, confident and competent swimmers.
Find out more about Swim and Survive


Every year, Royal Life Saving produces the National Drowning Report, examining the factors that contribute to drowning deaths in Australia by examining who, where, when and how people have drowned in Australian waterways. We are ever mindful that these stories in this report are of real people whose lives have been lost or impacted by drowning. We seek to advocate and collaborate to reduce the impact of drowning on the community.

Life is better when we swim
We Swim is inspiring parents across Australia to take action to ensure their children enjoy all the benefits of swimming.
Learn more about We Swim
Safer Aquatic Locations
We are championing safety in all aquatic environments through risk management, industry development and training initiatives. Managing the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operation with over 500 subscribers.
Aquatic Risk and Guidelines


The Australian Government provides significant support and funding for Royal Life Saving's drowning prevention initiatives and activities, including swimming and water safety education programs, community awareness campaigns and industry support.