The primary mission of Victorian Life Saving Clubs is to provide a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience for all visitors to our beaches. Over the summer period (usually the end November through to Easter) Life Saving Clubs provide volunteer beach patrols at over 50 Victorian beaches on weekends and public holidays. As a patrolling member of a Life Saving Club you will play an important role in the provision of this vital community service.
Victoria’s coastline and inland waterways are unique and their recreational opportunities endless. Life Saving Victoria is keen to ensure that all visitors are aware of their own abilities and the potential dangers at the beach. Life Saving Clubs train volunteer lifesavers in aquatic rescue and resuscitation techniques as well as offering water safety education to the general beach going public.
Lifesaving is able to offer volunteers:
- Aquatic Education and Training
- Membership Development, Growth and Support
- Youth and Leadership Development
- Skills and Fitness
Life Saving Clubs are equipped with up-to-date and well maintained equipment, ensuring that members have access to the latest rescue techniques and aids.
A number of Life Saving Clubs in Victoria offer 24 hour emergency support services in partnership with other community emergency services for handling aquatic incidents.