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Innovative and world leading research conducted by SLSA helps inform the new Australian Standard for Lifejackets.

Standards Australia have announced the publication of the new Australian Standard for Lifejackets.

The updated publication includes a new Level 25 class of lifejacket that has been informed by innovative and world leading research into low buoyancy lifejackets conducted by Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA).

The new Level 25 class of lifejackets has been designed to fit the needs of high performance sporting applications including some surf life saving sports, surfing, kiteboarding and wakeboarding.

NSW Surf Life Saving Volunteers Recognised at Parliament House for Exceptional Rescue Efforts

Eight Surf Life Saving volunteers from three NSW Surf Clubs have today been formally recognised for their outstanding rescues, during the third Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving of 2015, at Parliament House in Canberra. 

A number of Federal ministers and MP’s attended the Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) event which was co-chaired by Sarah Henderson MP and the Honourable Matt Thistlethwaite MP.

2015 Pool Rescue Championships

With a mountain of Australian records broken, Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) Australian Pool Rescue Championships 2015 delivered an amazing three days of racing on the Gold Coast.

The Currumbin Beach Vikings blew everyone out of the water winning the overall club point winning on a total of 243 points, 71 points ahead of Maroochydore who came in second.

Media Management and Photography Tenders

Surf Life Saving Australia is seeking expressions of interest from qualified professionals to provide a media management and a photography service on its national sporting events. 

Those interested in submitting a proposal can request a detailed outline of the requirements for each contract by emailing

The contract will commence in September, 2015. Applications will close on August 26, 2015


The Australian Life Saving Team has defended its SANYO Cup title with a narrow victory over arch rival New Zealand.

Japan’s Aoshima Beach in the Miyazaki Prefecture played host to one of the great Trans-Tasman battles, with Australia only sealing victory in the final race of the two-day event.

The overall lead see-sawed throughout the series, with New Zealand finishing day one with a three point advantage.

Australian IRB Championships 2015

North Burleigh SLSC has once again stamped their authority on the Australian IRB Championships, completing a hat-trick of overall point score titles.

Mooloolaba turned on postcard perfect conditions for the three day event, contested by more than 600 competitors from throughout Australia.

The 2015 championships took on a very familiar tone though as North Burleigh picked up where they left off last year.



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