Surf Life Saving in Tasmania is a volunteer based not-for-profit community service association and is the leading agency for water safety in Tasmania. We empower every Tasmanian to help keep our beaches and waterways safe.
Surf Life Saving is the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia. We are a not-for-profit movement that exists only through community donations, fundraising and corporate sponsorship. Our essential services such as volunteer patrols and rescues, lifeguard services and community education address our communities’ goals and Government policies around themes of physical activity, youth development, families, obesity, training and education, and safer communities.
Surf Life Saving in Tasmania (SLST) has, since the time of its inception in 1921, forged a very important place in the history of Tasmania. The extensive history of Surf Life Saving in Tasmania has grown and developed for over 100 years, and our skilled and passionate staff and volunteers are proud to offer our essential lifesaving services to the Tasmanian community.
SLST exists to develop and support our diverse community of water-users, by focusing on education, prevention and rescue to meet a target of zero preventable drowning and to set the benchmark for aquatic rescue in Tasmania. Through a new exciting merger, SLST also supports the Tasmanian Police with inland, inshore and offshore search and rescue services state wide.
Today, Surf Life Saving Tasmania comprises a State Office, 14 Surf Life Saving Clubs, 7 Marine Rescue Units and 3 Support Services located around the coastline, and over 2300 members who are all committed to saving lives and positively impacting on their local communities.