Beach to Bush (Grade 1 & 2)

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program returns for another year! Reaching over 6,000 Tasmanian students in Grades 1 and 2, our lifeguards are ready to deliver another exciting program of surf safety with you and your school.

Beach to Bush is the most impactful educational initiative of Surf Life Saving and has been delivered to schools for over 25 years. The program consists of a FREE 1 hour aquatic safety presentation delivered by lifeguards around the state. It aims to educate young people about safety at the beach and in other aquatic environments - pools, rivers, dams and lakes.

What does it cover?

  • General beach safety messages.
  • Identifying hazards and dangers
  • Sun safety.
  • Rips and waves.
  • Calling emergency services.
  • Rescues and getting help.
  • Safety in other aquatic environments.

PLUS! Each student will be presented with take-home Beach to Bush giveaways and an info pack to reinforce safety messages and share with their families.

Beach to Bush 2024 Dates:

Beach to Bush dates will release soon for Term 4. We will be accepting registrations in Term 3.

Beach to Bush Registration Form

Beach to Bush Program Outline

Ready.Set.Rescue (ASC Sporting School) (Grades 3 to 6) 




Ready.Set.Rescue comprises fun and educational activities that provide students with a practical approach to familiarising themselves with their local open water environments, including beaches, rivers, lakes, dams and pools throughout Tasmania. With a major emphasis on water safety, the program teaches and empowers students to use lifesaving skills. Many of whom may be experiencing surf life saving for the first time.

Ready.Set.Rescue is supported by the Tasmanian Department of Education Swimming and Water Safety Program and is currently available to all primary schools across Tasmania as part of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Sporting Schools Program.

This summer, your school and students are invited to participate in a ‘beach experience’ whilst trying their hand in a variety of surf life saving skills and activities, such as:

  • Life saving skills
  • Surf sports skills
  • Water awareness
  • Personal safety
  • Rescue techniques

This is a well rounded, educational and fun program that is program perfect for all skill levels. We offer the ability to cater for your school’s various need and wants. If you wish to book, or want to learn more, visit the links below.

Ready. Set. Rescue! Program Outline

Ready. Set. Rescue! Booking Form

Fee Schedule... coming soon


First Aid in Schools (Grade 5+)

Learning First Aid and CPR is an invaluable life skill. The skills gained from these sessions can make a difference and possibly save a life. Surf Life Saving Tasmania offers flexible course delivery in schools.

We understand that school timetables are difficult to manipulate, that is why our sessions can be completely flexible and at the discretion of the client. Our qualified trainers can come to your campus and deliver CPR, First Aid and other training to students and staff, both in an introductory form and VET accredited (minimum hours attached). SLST focuses on common incidents, such as:

  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis (Jack Jumpers)
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Temperature related illness (hypothermia)
  • Snake Bites

Program Outline... coming soon

First Aid in Schools - Booking Form

Fee Schedule... coming soon


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