The Aussies returns to Perth, WA in 2022
“The Aussies” will return to Western Australia for the 12th time in the 107-year history of the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in 2022 with over nine days of competition from April 2-10.
This pinnacle event on the surf lifesaving calendar will see over 5000 volunteer surf lifesavers from around the nation descend on Scarborough, Trigg Island and Secret Harbour beaches to test their “rescue ready” skills in a competitive individual and team environment.
The Aussies comprises of more than 480 events across three age championships; Youth, Masters and Open and provides the opportunity for members from across the 315 Australian Surf Life Saving Clubs to compete in both beach and ocean events.
Western Australia last hosted the event in April 2018 at Scarborough and Trigg Island beaches, attracting more than 8,500 interstate and international visitors and generating more than $15 million for the local economy.
President of Surf Life Saving Australia, Mr John Baker ESM said that the Surf Life Saving community has fond memories of the 2018 Aussies in Perth after its huge success.
“We all have wonderful memories of 2018, and to again welcome Perth as the venue for the 2022 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships is very exciting,” said Mr Baker ESM.
“Western Australia’s beaches provide the perfect amphitheatres for The Aussies for both competitors and spectators alike and we look forward to returning next year.”
Western Australia Tourism Minister the Hon. David Templeman MLA said he is excited welcome The Aussies back to Perth.
“It’s exciting to welcome these championships back to Scarborough, Trigg and Secret Harbour beaches, all of which are great locations from which locals and visitors can soak up the sun and the action.
“The Scarborough foreshore area has undergone a transformation over the past few years to include family-friendly spaces to compliment the area’s stunning coast.
“With plenty of accommodation options, as well as a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars close to the foreshore, the location is ideal for hosting Aussies competitors and fans alike, who will be boosting our economy by supporting these businesses.”
Western Australia Sports and Recreation Minister Tony Buti said events like these bring the surf lifesaving community together and provide athletes an opportunity to showcase their skills across the range of surf sport disciplines.
“There are more than 22,000 members who participate in surf lifesaving across 31 different clubs throughout Western Australia.
“Surf lifesaving clubs are an integral part of Australian beach culture by keeping beachgoers safe, educating children and providing a recreational outlet for all ages.”