Lifeguard Bookings

As a recognised emergency service, Surf Life Saving Tasmania provides highly trained and experience Lifeguards to provide both Water Safety and First Aid Services, across regional and rural areas throughout the state, to most aquatic environments both in-water and land-based.

Our Professional Lifeguards are experienced in and operate in different context to our volunteer lifesavers, they are highly skilled in rescue, resuscitation, treatment of both major and minor first aid, incident management, with strong customer service focus.

Some events include:

  • School / Outdoor Group Excursions
  • Regattas
  • Open Water Swims
  • Triathlons

When?  SLST takes Lifeguard Bookings 12 months of the year. However, due to risk management, in relation to water temperature, the busiest period is between October through to the end of March. 

Ratios?   The number of people that a lifeguard can supervise in the water at one time is subject to the weather and seas conditions on the day.  As a rule of thumb, 1 lifeguard can supervise up to 15 swimmers at one time in calm conditions.   


Fees are based on per hour, per lifeguard basis.

  • 1 - 3 Hours   $150 per lifeguard (for up to 3hrs)
  • 4 Hours +     $50.00 p/hr per lifeguard

Please note:
Mileage may be charged for jobs considered outside of the operational areas - e.g. 30mins beyond Hobart, Launceston, Devonport., or other Lifeguard locations,
Surcharges apply for weekend and public holiday bookings. 


Please book early in advance to avoid disappointment, as it is not always guaranteed that we will have Lifeguards available on your chosen date(s).

PLEASE NOTE: End of Year function/event should be requested as soon as possible once dates are known.

Lifeguard Booking Request Form

SLST Cancellation and Refund Policy