We rely on the efforts of our members and work hard to ensure that everyone is recognised for their invaluable voluntary service to the community.
The Surf Life Saving Australia Hall of Fame commemorates and recognises members and teams who have achieved outstanding accomplishments and exceptional contributions to the development of surf lifesaving.
Inductees into the Hall of Fame are recognised in one of three categories, surf life saving, surf life saving administration or surf life saving sport.
Life Membership is awarded to members who have displayed distinguished voluntary service to the organisation sustained over a period of at least twenty years.
Surf Life Saving Australia has over 100 life members.
The National Medal was established by the Commonwealth of Australia in 1975 as one of the original elements of the distinctive Australian system of honours and awards. The medal recognises long service in organisations that protect life and property at some risk to their members. The National Medal is available to Surf Life Saving Australia volunteers who are eligible and proficient with a minimum of 30 patrol hours each season, who have completed a minimum period of 15 full seasons, from 18th September 1986.
Applications should be made via the SLS Members Area using ‘Forms.’
The National Rescue Medal recognises excellence in lifesaving and service delivery, measured against industry best practice and operating procedures. The National Rescue of the Month is awarded to recipients at a quarterly ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra ACT.