This may appear to be a ‘dream job’, spending your working hours on some of the world‘s most beautiful beaches, but there’s more to being an ALS NSW lifeguard. You must hold and maintain the valid qualifications, pass regular fitness and competency tests and be willing and able to take on the responsibility of keeping hundreds and perhaps thousands of beachgoers safe.

Where possible, lifeguards are recruited through the volunteer base Surf Life Saving provides, ensuring in most cases, selected employees have extensive experience in aquatic public safety and local knowledge.  We continue to build strong relationships and partnerships with volunteer surf clubs across NSW and this in turn delivers a better community service outcome to local Government authorities and land managers.

The ALS NSW provides a variety of employment opportunities for prospective lifeguards including full time, seasonal and casual employment. Our lifeguards must uphold the values of the ALS and always deliver a professional, helpful and courteous service to the public.

QUALIFICATIONS AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

To be part of our industry leading world-class organisation, our lifeguards must be 17 years or over and demonstrate high levels of fitness, excellent rescue and people skills, and hold the following qualifications:

  • Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 or HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • Silver Medallion Beach Management (including components PUATAE002B, PUAOPE027A, BSBFLM312C)
  • Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue
  • Current Motor Car Drivers Licence (Provisional or higher

FITNESS COMPONENT

All lifeguards must pass the following fitness component

  • A minimum 400m swim, 800m run, 400m rescue board paddle and 800m run in the surf in under 25 minutes
  • 800 metre pool swim continuously (in a pool no less than 25 metres in length) in under 14 minutes
  • Rescue scenarios utilising a Rescue Board and Rescue Tube

ALL ALS TESTINGS ARE NOW COMPLETE UNTIL THE 2022-23 SEASON

ALS LIFEGUARD POSITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.  APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON COMMENCES ON FRIDAY JUNE 3rd 2022.