The Australian Lifeguard Service Northern Territory employs lifeguards in roles from entry-level lifeguards through to lifeguard supervisors.

The Service in the Territory is unique as we don’t just provide Beach Lifeguards, our Lifeguards operate 365 days a year at several locations around Greater Darwin, including water parks, beaches and pools.

Becoming a lifeguard in the Territory is a challenging but rewarding role and in this section we have made it easy for you to understand what is required to become a lifeguard in Australia’s leading lifeguard service.





To be part of our industry leading world-class organisation, our lifeguards must be 16 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)
  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • SISSS00078 – Pool Lifeguard Skill Set
  • NT Working with Children Check (Ochre Card)




The Service has developed a training pathway to up skill job seekers with all of the necessary skills and knowledge to take on this role. The Lifeguard Training Program takes approx. 6 weeks to complete. Trainee Lifeguards are paid for their time whilst a part of this program.

For more information, please visit our website.





The annual fitness assessment involves a 400m swim, 800m run, 400m rescue board paddle and 800m run at the beach – in under 25 minutes.