Our Mission

To save lives, create great Australians and build healthy and safe communities.

Tasmania is an island with an extensive, accessible coastline. There are 1.269 accessible mainland beaches and 348 on the 5 main islands off the Tasmanian coastline. SLST exists to develop practices in education, prevention and rescue, to meet a target of zero preventable drowning and to set the benchmark for aquatic rescue in Tasmania.

How do we fulfill our mission?  The majority of our services are provided by trained volunteers, who are members of our surf life saving clubs and marine rescue units. Our volunteers help provide safer aquatic environments for the community to enjoy in a variety of ways:

  • Volunteer patrols and callouts;
  • Lifeguard services for councils, schools and community events;
  • Community education, water safety awareness and participation events;
  • Community events such as the Falls Festival, Dark MOFO Winter Solstice Swim and triathlons.