Head to our ‘Become a Lifeguard’ section to view the application process.
The ALS NSW is able to offer lifeguard roles to international lifeguards who hold the relevant qualifications and have obtained the correct working visa. To discuss your options, please email [email protected]
We require copies of all your certificates with the units of competency, so we can ascertain which awards are the same or equivalent to our compulsory requisites.
If you are unable to undertake training at a Surf Life Saving Club, some qualifications may be obtained with the Australian Lifesaving Academy or Australian Lifeguard Service.
Our induction process for all lifeguards is now conducted online as part of your application. Annual inductions will include: terms of employment, skills & development, safety policies & procedures, emergency communication procedures, etc.
On the testing day, we recommend you bring with you the following:
Testing dates for the 2023/24 : 2023-24 ALS Testing Calendar.
As most advertised positions are casual we cannot guarantee set hours. We have limited 7-month & 12-month seasonal positions available in:
Pay rates are determined on roles, responsibilities and experience. You will be assigned a pay rate based on those factors at the time of your employment.
Yes, this can be very beneficial and also a great way to gain more experience. The ALS will work with you to find a suitable position in a council area of preference.
Please visit the Contact Us page to find out the relevant ALS Supervisor for your desired region.
The volunteer surf season generally runs from September through to April.
The ALS patrol season varies across each council region, with patrols running: