The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has launched a new national website which is user friendly and easy to navigate. You will find everything you need to know about the ALS including corporate information, news, where the ALS operates within your state and of course how to apply to become a lifeguard.

In the ‘About Us’ section, here’s a brief overview of the ALS operations and the latest season statistics. This section also outlines the resources that the ALS has access to within its network.

‘Where We Operate’ is an important section for members of the public, or aspiring lifeguard wanting to find out where the ALS provides patrols within the state. This page lists all the current contracts with Local Governments and other land managers and lists the beaches that are patrolled.

If you are thinking about becoming a lifeguard you can head straight to the ‘Become a Lifeguard’ section. This page gives you all the information you need to consider when applying for a job as a lifeguard with the ALS. There are certain minimum requirements for skills and qualifications and this section details all of these and includes a step by step process on how to apply.

The ‘Jobs’ section is self-explanatory. Positions that are available in your state will be published on the page including full-time, part-time or casual positions. Applications will generally open in July each year for the upcoming season.

The FAQs section will hopefully solve all your worries if you can’t find the relevant information on the other sections of the website. What qualifications do I need? Who will be my Supervisor? Can I move from one council area to another?

If after scrolling through the FAQ page you can’t find an answer to your question, it’s best to contact the ALS team in your state. Contact details are published on the ‘Contact’ page.