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Beach Safety Equipment Fund officially launched

Surf Life Saving Australia’s pledge to keep our beaches safe has been given an $8 million boost through the official launch of the Federal Government Beach Safety Equipment Fund.

The initiative will provide Australian surf lifesaving clubs with an additional $1.6 million per year over the next five years to purchase vital safety equipment. It means each of the nation’s 311 surf lifesaving clubs will be entitled to $5000 per year across the terms of the agreement.

Surf Life Saving Australia turns Parliament House red and yellow

The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter has helped turn Parliament House red and yellow for a day at the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving Quarterly Update.

Patrolling members and young Nippers from the local area greeted co-chairs Sarah Henderson MP, Federal Member for Corangamite, Victoria and Matt Thistlethwaite MP, Federal Member for Kingsford Smith, NSW at the helicopter’s door to mark the arrival of summer.

SLSA's Matthew Davis is this year's Queensland Junior Sports Star of the year.

Surf Life Saving Australia has been recognised at the prestigious Queensland Sport Awards with Matthew Davis named the Queensland Junior Sports Star of the year.

The 18 year old from Moore Park and Northcliffe SLSC's was chosen from a shortlist of eight of the most promising young athletes across a range of sports and disciplines in Australia.

Matt said he was humbled to win, “especially because he was up against so many competitive athletes who had been involved in more main stream sports”

Surf Life Saving Australia urges safety from beachgoers this summer

Surf Life Saving Australia urges safety from beachgoers this summer

Summer is officially here, launching the traditional peak period for beach visitation on Australia’s coastline.

More than half of the Australian population will swim in the ocean this summer, while tourist numbers will also contribute heavily to the estimated 100-million people who attend our beaches annually.

Summer of Surf series debuts on Fox Sports

There has been an overwhelming response to the Summer of Surf Series which premiered on Fox Sports over the weekend. 

Viewers were treated to extensive highlights package and profile stories on some of the leading personalities in surf sports as part of the innovative new format.

A drama packed weekend of high-class racing was captured by Summer of Surf developer John Palmer and his team at Castle Media.

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