Meet Our Valued Partners
The Tasmanian Government continues through our Service Agreement to provide financial support for SLST and Volunteer Marine Rescue groups to subsidise the costs of providing a volunteer education, rescue and lifesaving service to the Tasmanian community across the state. This assistance offsets costs for providing free surf lifesaving services on Tasmanian beaches and for recreational boaters, lifesaving skill development programs for our members, community programs and our public liability insurance.
In 2020 the Tasmanian Government has provided additional support to SLST through Tranche 1 of the COVID-19 Sport and Recreation Grants Program. Funding provided through Tranche 1 of the COVID-19 Sport and Recreation Grants program is specifically to assist with salary costs for six months for employees. This funding will enable SLST to continue to support our clubs and members in the transition back to club activities for the 2020-21 season.
AMPOL is proud to be a national partner of Surf Life Saving Australia, the world’s largest volunteer organisation. Established in 1907, Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority, with a network of more than 44,000 volunteers who oversee 314 beaches on Australia’s coastline and rescue more than 10,000 people every year.
The partnership sees the two iconic Australian brands join forces to help deliver safer beaches and to save lives, and underpins Ampol’s commitment to being a positive contributor in the communities where it operates, and to use its scale, network and employee base to improve the lives of all Australians.
As a Major National Partner of Surf Life Saving Australia, DHL has been helping Surf Lifesavers deliver safer beaches since 2003. DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and transportation industry and shares many core values with Surf Life Saving Australia including speed, passion and a can-do attitude.
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Westpac has been proudly partnering with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) for more than four decades since the inception of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service in 1973. It is one of the longest corporate community partnerships in Australia.
The WLRHS is a vital extension of the SLSA’s front-line services and has performed more than 80,00 missions nationally, with no one ever having to pay to be rescued. Over 300 rescue professionals and volunteers make up the national operation, which has 17 helicopter and two rescue boats across 13 bases. During summer, the Service covers over 84% of the Australian population.
Westpac’s partnership with SLSA also extends to deliver Australia’s first comprehensive national approach to surf rescue using innovative drone technology – the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Drone program. The program enables 53 Westpac Life Saver Rescue Drones (WLSRD) to operate in every state in Australia, giving surf lifesavers more eyes in the sky to keep Australians safe at the beach.
Since 2009, BRP has been a proud National Partner of Surf Life Saving Australia, providing funding and rescue powercraft for affiliated clubs and services across the country. As the official powercraft supplier, BRP has delivered over $1 million worth of essential lifesaving equipment to over 160 Surf life Saving clubs. BRP products are powerful lifesaving tools and enable lifesavers to move around the beach and water quickly ensuring they are rescue ready and that performing rescues can be performed with greater efficiency.
Dulux proudly partners with Surf Life Saving Australia in the Dulux Weathershield Surf Club Project. This project enables every Surf Lifesaving Club in Australia to be painted with Dulux Weathershield. So whilst our Surf Lifesavers are out saving lives, Dulux is helping to ensure their surf clubs and club houses are protected from the harsh weather conditions. Celebrating over 9 years of the partnership in 2020, Dulux have painted over 220 clubs through this sponsorship. If your club hasn’t signed up, please don’t miss out and apply online now at Surf Club Project.