Who we are

Royal Life Saving Society - Australia works to prevent drowning and facilitate healthy, active lifestyles by equipping all Australians with water safety skills.

There is no one reason Australians drown, so there is no one simple solution. For that reason, our approach needs to reflect the complexity of the range of issues that result in drowning deaths.

To make sure we reach all Australians, whoever they are and wherever they live, we tackle these goals using an all encompassing approach, designed to meet our stakeholders' diverse needs, beliefs and values.

Royal Life Saving is driven by:

  • Innovative, reliable, evidence-based health promotion and advocacy;
  • Strong and effective partnerships;
  • Quality programs, products and services;
  • Continuing as a committed national organisation.

For the past 121 years, Royal Life Saving has worked to harness the strengths of the communities we work with to reduce drowning and turn everyday people into everyday community lifesavers. As a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation, our tangible areas of activity include:

  • Advocacy and awareness-raising
  • Education
  • Training
  • Health Promotion
  • Aquatic Risk Management
  • Community Development
  • Research
  • Media and Marketing
  • Sport, Leadership and Participation
  • International partnerships.

Lifesavers are everywhere in the community. They can be teachers, students, mums, dads, firemen, plumbers or accountants. They patrol the houses, streets, workplaces and parks of the communities in which they live. They don't always wear a uniform but they can and do save lives.

Organisation Status

Royal Life Saving Society - Australia is a public benevolent institution (PBI) and is a Public Company Limited by Guarantee. ABN: 71 008 594 616