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Lifeguard’s Words of Wisdom

By |August 16th, 2017|

Port Macquarie teenager Toni Hurkett is loving life as a professional Lifeguard with the Australian Lifeguard Service and has set her sights on another summer protecting beachgoers in her local community.

In 2017 Toni was part of the first training group to be put through their paces with the Little Ripper project an experience which reinforced […]

Lifeguards Honoured For Big Season

By |July 20th, 2017|

It’s been a highly successful summer for the men and women of the Australian Lifeguard Service, and as preparation ramps up for next season it’s time to honour and recognise those who distinguished themselves throughout 2016/17.

Every year Lifeguard Supervisors up and down the coast are invited to submit nominations for their respective council area’s Lifeguard […]

Lifeguards Return For Easter Patrol

By |April 11th, 2017|

With Easter looming on the horizon, and school holidays commencing this week Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) are gearing up for a busy period on beaches across NSW.

Patrols for beaches in council areas as diverse as the Tweed Shire, Byron Bay, Ballina, Port Macquarie and the Mid Coast have all commenced in recent […]

Mental Health Awareness On Lifeguard Agenda

By |October 13th, 2016|

It’s no secret that being on the front line of emergency care can be a traumatic experience for lifeguards and that being able to identify some of the signs and symptoms of someone experiencing mental distress vital in administering initial treatment.

This Tuesday and Wednesday a group of Lifeguards from Northern NSW will participate in a […]

North Coast Lifeguards To Be Put Through Paces

By |September 9th, 2016|

With the school holidays rapidly approaching, Lifeguards from across the NSW North Coast are gearing up for another busy season with their annual proficiency skills testing this weekend.

Twenty Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) who will be based at beaches in Kempsey, Nambucca and Bellingen Local Government Areas over the coming summer will […]

Port Macquarie Lifeguards Gear Up For New Season

By |September 8th, 2016|

It might say spring on the calendar, but lifeguards operating in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region will get their first taste of summer this weekend when they are put through their paces at their annual proficiency and induction day.

Approximately 30 Lifeguards will be at Flynns Beach on Saturday for the formal induction process and testing of […]

Lifeguards Strengthen Tweed Relationship

By |July 26th, 2016|


Beachgoers in the Tweed Shire region will benefit from the professionalism and experience of the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) for a further four years following confirmation of a contract extension.

The Tweed region’s reputation as a premium tourism destination continues to grow each year thanks to easy access, relaxed atmosphere, and abundance of beaches. It’s a […]

Lifeguards Issue Warning For Festival Goers

By |July 20th, 2016|

As thousands of festival revellers from as far away as Southern NSW and Queensland prepare to make their annual pilgrimage to Byron Bay for Splendour In The Grass, the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) and Far North Coast Surf Lifesaving has issued a warning that alcohol, drugs and swimming can be a deadly combination.

Lifeguards from the […]

Lifeguards Sign Off On Successful Summer

By |June 8th, 2016|

Over 300 Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have recently closed the books on another successful patrol season.

Throughout the 2015/16 season, Lifeguards patrolled over 80 locations which included beaches, pools and a lake demonstrating the breadth of knowledge and capacity the ALS can provide. Lifeguards patrolled from Tweed Shire in Northern NSW right […]

Successful Patrol Season For Tweed Lifeguards

By |June 8th, 2016|

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have lowered their flags on another busy summer patrolling beaches across the Tweed Shire, and in a sign that public safety messages are having a positive impact, there was also a reduction in total rescues.

The Tweed’s popularity as a premium tourist destination for travellers looking to make the […]