Lifeguards Collaborate on New Ways to Save Lives​

By |May 24th, 2019|

More than 90 of the state’s professional lifeguards packed Wanda SLSC on 17 May to showcase and share technical advances in ocean safety and lifeguard operations.

Hosted by Sutherland Shire Council, 16 lifeguard services attended including the state’s largest service provider, the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS), Waverley guards from Bondi Rescue fame and council lifeguards from other metro […]

Safety Plea After Man Trapped In Central Coast Cave

By |January 15th, 2019|

The area’s undeniable beauty masks its darker side with a number of high profile incidents in recent years occurring as a direct result of visitors getting trapped in the cave systems by rising tides.

In the latest incident on Monday afternoon Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service patrolling nearby Frazer Park Beach were tasked after reports […]

Two Dead After Horror Day On NSW Beaches

By |January 14th, 2019|

Despite the best efforts of emergency responders two people were unable to be revived in separate incidents at Kiama and Boomerang Beach on Monday.

Shortly before 12:30pm a group of people got into difficulty while scuba diving near the notorious Kiama Blowhole.

Council Lifeguards and Paramedics raced to the site while an ambulance helicopter was also tasked […]

Iluka Lifeguards and Rotary Unite For Community Safety Message

By |December 5th, 2018|

Iluka’s famous community markets got a taste of the ocean on Sunday with Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service on hand to personally deliver a community defibrillator to the local Rotary Club.

ALS Lifeguard Education Coordinator Ruben Roxburgh and Clarence Supervisor Mitch Imeson were joined by Chris Gulaptis MP Member for Clarence for the ceremony.

The donation of this […]

Lifeguarding Abroad

By |November 8th, 2018|

The Danish lifestyle can be a captivating experience for a traveller, and it definitely should be at the top of Australian lifeguards ‘to-do’ list as a working holiday in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the 2018 off-season Tess Shannon and Jai Sheridan from the Ballina ALS region were successful in their application to partake in the annual […]

Turnham Takes Top Lifeguard Crown

By |August 27th, 2018|

After a season on the beach where he has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty, Port Macquarie Supervisor James Turnham could be forgiven for putting his feet up but that wouldn’t be the newly crowned Lifeguard of the Year’s style.

As a lifeguard, educator, mentor, and drone operator, James’ commitment and passion to […]

Emergency Services Come Together For Far North Coast Training

By |March 28th, 2018|

It’s been a busy patrol season thus far for lifeguards from across the Far North Coast, but the group found time to sharpen their skills last month after they were invited to participate in an important training session with other local emergency services.

Lifeguards from the Tweed, Byron and Ballina Shire areas and their supervisors joined […]

Lucky Coincidence for Early Morning Swimmers

By |February 8th, 2018|

A male and female were rescued from the Hastings River entrance on Wednesday morning after being caught in a rip at Port Macquarie’s Town Beach.  The tourists took to the beach just before 8am for an early morning swim beside the notorious southern rock wall.

Members of the Australian Lifeguard Service, assisted by UAV pilots from […]

Never Ending Summer For Tathra

By |January 30th, 2018|

Visitors to Tathra Beach on the state’s Far South Coast will once again be able to enjoy the benefits of a lifeguard patrolled beach on weekdays into February after local businesses united to fund an additional month of patrols for a fourth straight summer.

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will provide a lifeguard service to […]

Kingscliff Beach Open For Business

By |November 14th, 2017|

As the weather warms in the lead up to summer, residents and visitors to the Tweed Shire will be able to cool off at the beach under the watchful eye of Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service.

This season marks a first for the ALS with Lifeguards now patrolling Kingscliff Main Beach for seven months from […]