Offshore Rescue Boat Crew

About Offshore Rescue Boat Crew

Offshore Rescue Boats are part of SLS Support Operations. They are normally used to support club activities, events and are capable of 24/7 search and rescue.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:

Qualifications

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to crew an Offshore Rescue Boat in surf rescue operations.

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Prerequisites

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

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The First Aid course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage emergency first aid situations until professional medical support is available.

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Other Requirements

There may be additional requirements to become an Offshore Rescue Boat Crew.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become an Offshore Rescue Boat Crew, please speak to the Lifesaving Manager at your State Centre. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/ 

Other Opportunities Related to Offshore Rescue Boat Crew

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

Safely and effectively drive an Offshore Rescue Boat in surf rescue operations.

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Safely and effectively skipper an Offshore Rescue Boat in surf rescue operations and train crew and drivers.

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What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

There are a wide range of opportunities available for members interested in participating in Surf Life Saving sport.

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Age managers are responsible for running activities for their group of nippers on the day, and encouraging children to learn and progress in their surf lifesaving activities.

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A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beaches on the weekends. Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make new friends, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day!

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