Following an extensive consultation and review process, Surf Life Saving Tasmania (SLST) is pleased to announce the release of the first edition of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

The SOPs reflect current practices that are to be followed by all Lifesaving Services within Tasmania.  Please ensure that all members within your Lifesaving Service are aware of the document, and the need to follow the set procedures.

 If you would like to provide any specific feedback on an SOP please use this form.

 The SOPs are effective as of the 27th November 2015. 

SLST SOP's  version 1 complete

Individual Chapters


Table of Contents

LS2 Workplace Health & Safety

LS3 Information Management

LS4 Obligations and Standards for Surf Lifesaving Clubs

LS5 Regulations Rescue Vessels

LS6 Gear and Equipment

LS7 Radio Communications

LS8 Patrol Operations (General)

LS9 Patrol Operations (Emergency)

LS10 Emergency Response System

LS11 SAR Operations


LS13 Lifesaving Vessels

LS14 Post Incident (Recovery Phase)

LS15 SOPS Index