The Australian Lifeguard Service is the largest provider of professional lifeguards in Australia. It supplies lifeguards to many local councils, national parks and resorts around the country using the organisation’s extensive resources. Combined with its access to a national infrastructure that includes communications networks, specialist rescue services and the provision of nationally accredited training, along with international experts in medicine, equipment and coastal management. The cost benefit offered by the Australian Lifeguard Services makes it the provider of choice. It’s services operate hand in hand with the existing volunteer network of services across Victoria.
Volunteer Lifesavers and Paid Lifeguards are both highly trained and skilled service providers. As lifeguards are required to work in smaller groups or alone, and for more extensive periods, a higher minimum level of fitness and qualification is required. The paid lifeguard service fulfils a need for patrolled beaches to be accessible above and beyond that of the volunteer hours.