Surf Life Saving Tasmania’s Drone capability allows us to assist search and rescue operations such as missing persons, drownings and floods. The drones will also help to spot rips, distressed swimmers and potential hazards in the water during beach surveillance and will be used for risk assessments and mitigation during SLST carnivals and events. We currently have 5 drone with 4 based out of SLST State Centre and 1 at Devonport Surf Life Saving Club. Rescue drones are equipped with a range of equipment and technology including, thermal imagery, speakers, lights and zoom depending on the aircraft.

Standard Operating Procedures 

Currently under development.

Want to Become a Pilot?

Surf Life Saving Tasmania in partnership with Australian UAV Service deliver drone pilot training in Tasmania. If you are interested in completing this training, please contact us via email at slst@slst.asn.au. 

Links for Pilot

AVCRM Pilot Login (Aviation Compliance & Risk Management)

SLSA Operations App

AVCRM Walk Through/Help Video