The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) was founded in England in 1891 to combat a high drowning toll. The first Australian Branch was formed in New South Wales in 1894 and the movement soon spread to all States.
Vision and Strategic Framework
Over the past century our vision has remained the same. We have always sought to reduce drowning, increase physical activity, especially in and around the water, and contribute to the creation of more resilient communities, Australia wide.
Reconciliation Action Plan
As an organisation with national reach, we extend our respect to all Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia and recognise their continued connection to land, waters and communities. Our Royal Life Saving Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will set the foundation for our journey to reconciliation.
The National Board is the governing body of Royal Life Saving Society - Australia comprising of the President and Directors.
Royal Life Saving is active across Australia. Our State and Territory Member Organisations, volunteers, members, trainers, employees and lifesavers are found in almost all communities.
Partners and Affiliates
We believe working with partners is the best way to achieve our mission of a Nation Free from Drowning. From the beginning, Royal Life Saving has worked with the community and educators to reduce drowning and increase physical activity, especially in and around the water.