Surf Life Saving Tasmania (SLST) is Tasmania’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation. Our movement is a part of the history, fabric and future of this country. It represents the lifestyle, values and beliefs of the Australian culture. It protects life, it saves life, it promotes life. We create a safe environment in and around our waterways, through patrols on, in and around aquatic environments and through community education and training programs.

We achieve this by working with our members, communities, educational institutions, governments, and other organisations in the provision of best practice education, training, surveillance and rescue and risk management services. Each year to grow our capacity to be able to reach the community and meet their diverse needs, SLST recruits Community Lifeguards and Education Instructors.

Community Lifeguards & Instructors (Casual)

SLST is excited to offer energetic and passionate individuals the opportunity to apply to be part of our team of Casual Community Lifeguards & Instructors

SLST’s Lifeguard Services continue to provide a valuable enabler and safety service to community groups and schools. Even though last season was cut short due to COVID-19, Community Lifeguards were privately booked nearly 170 occasions, providing water safety to nearly 10,000 school aged beach users and equating to over 1,400 Lifeguard water safety hours. School Picnic Water Safety shifts are predominantly during school hours, typically from the end of October through December and when schools return in February through until the end of April. SLST also deliver two Hobart-based Weekday services. For more information about our Lifeguard Bookings, click here.

Additionally, SLST has been delivering Community Education Programs, like Beach to Bush, to schools for over 25 years. Many of our programs target the states at-risk groups and aim to educate people of all ages about safety at the beach and in other aquatic environments - pools, rivers, dams and lakes. In 2021, SLST Presenters and Instructors will be delivering a range of programs to schools, community groups and as part of a holiday program situated at Long Beach, Sandy Bay in Hobart...just to name a few! For more information about our Community Programs, click here.

Click on the roles below to download the Position Descriptions;


Applications must be received by 9.00am on Friday 24th September 2021.

For more information, contact Leanne Johannesen (Training & Community Programs Manager) by email or call 0447 287 847. 

First Aid Trainers 

SLST is seeking trainers for our commercial courses. Interested? Check out the Trainer Position Description

Surf Life Saving Tasmania (SLST) delivers nationally recognised and accredited training and assessment to a wide range of client groups located across Tasmania. SLST deliver a selection of short courses focusing predominantly on first aid, emergency response and water safety. The courses to be delivered by this role include but are not limited to;

  • First Aid 
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The role is responsible for the delivery of accredited and non-accredited training to the highest standard, to maintain accurate and timely records and actively contribute to the achievement of the business unit’s operational goals. 

SLST is an equal opportunity employer with commitment to safeguarding children and young people. All employees are required to undertake a working with children check.

To apply – please submit your resume and covering letter stating how you meet the key competencies for this role and why you would like to join the Public Training Team at SLST. 

For more information, contact Leanne Johannesen (Training & Community Programs Manager) by email or call 0447 287 847.