High School Surf League - REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

As part of Surf Life Saving Tasmania’s calendar of events the High School Surf League gives high school students from grades 7 to 10 the opportunity to experience, for many for the first time, surf lifesaving sport. In 2022, there will be the inclusion of a new event in the program called ‘The Lifesaver Relay’ and changes around the program, configuration of teams and number of teams that can be entered into each event.

  • Northern League:                   Tuesday 15th March 2022 – Northern League Event at Preservation Bay, Penguin (hosted by Penguin SLSC)
  • Southern League:                   Thursday 17th March 2022 – Southern League Event at Kingston Beach (hosted by Kingston Beach SLSC)

For full event details, the rules, team structure and more, go to the 2022 High School Surf League – Information Pack

How to enter

Enter a team(s) by returning the Entry Form (page 8) to Surf Life Saving Tasmania, via email.

The deadline for entries is 2pm, Tuesday 8th March 2022.

A fee of $12.00 (inc. GST) per participant has been set to cover the costs of providing Officials, Water Safety Personnel and the use of Surf Life Saving carnival equipment (including the water safety, IRB’s and administration).

Team Sheet


In previous High School Surf League Competitions, some schools have failed to organise their competitors on the line which has meant that more people than stated in the per event participant configurations expected to race. This can drastically affect the running of the event and cause delay to the event. SLST ask for your assistance to ensure that only the correct number of participants line up on the start line of each event.

For more information

If you have any questions or you require further information about the upcoming 2022 High School Surf League, please feel free to contact us via email or call on 6216 7800.

We look forward to receiving your school’s entries!


Beach to Bush

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program returns for another year! We aim to reach over 6,000 Tasmanian's Grades 1 and 2 primary school students getting a lesson on surf safety from Surf Life Saving Tasmania’s volunteer Lifesavers.

Beach to Bush is the most significant educational initiative of Surf Life Saving and has been delivered to schools for over 25 years. The program aims to educate young people about safety at the beach and in other aquatic environments - pools, rivers, dams and lakes. In 2021, SLST will be delivering the program within Primary Schools for Grade 1 and 2 by offering a FREE 1-hour aquatic safety presentation delivered by Lifesavers across the state.

What does it cover?

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

Cost - Beach to Bush is a fully funded presentation delivered by Surf Life Saving Tasmania. Each student will be presented with take-home Beach to Bush giveaways and info pack to reinforce safety messages and share with their families.

Beach to Bush 2021 Regions - Term 4:

  • Week 1: Hobart Area - 11th-20th October 2021
  • Week 2: East Coast - 25th-29th October 2021
  • Week 3: Hobart Area - 1st-5th November 2021
  • Week 4: Southern Hobart - 8th-12th November 2021
  • Week 5: Launceston and Surrounds - 15th-19th November 2021
  • Week 6: North West Coast - 15th-19th November 2021
  • Week 7: North West Coast - 29th November-3rd December 2021


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 pupils is invited to participate in a ‘beach experience’ whilst trying their hand in a variety of surf life saving events and also complete against themselves, the ocean and in some cases other schools, in an environment that encourages participation to earn points for their teams. It is optional that the program involves a competition component that  will encompass activities of surf, craft, rescue and beach events. We offer a number of different timing options and can cater to your schools needs and wants.

Ready.Set.Rescue Leaflet 

For costings and to request more information, contact Leanne

First Aid and CPR in schools (Grade 5+)

First Aid skills within schools are essential for students and teachers. The skills gained can make a difference and possibly save a life. Surf Life Saving Tasmania offers flexible course delivery in schools. Durations listed below can be tailored to half day or hourly instruction to suit your school timetable. These prices are based on minimum numbers. 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.

To request more information, contact Leanne 

Surf Education & Activities for High Schools

Surf Life Saving Tasmania is offering a number of fun and interactive educational opportunities for High Schools Students leading in to summer. With a bumper summer predicted, SLST can help you provide your students with a practical understanding of coastal environments and offer guidance on how to have a safe and fun experience at the beach.


Surf Survival (Grade 7+)

Surf Survival is a blended classroom/ beach experience. The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge of basic surf awareness to be able to safely enjoy surf activities. The course provides an understanding of the surf environment and an introduction to rescue techniques and first aid. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive the SLSA Surf Survival Certificate. Surf Survival links nicely with the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate, that is a pathway into club Patrolling.

To request more information, contact Leanne

For more information on our other schools and community programs, go to http://www.slst.asn.au/training-education/ or email Leanne Johannesen (Training and Community Programs Manager). 

To download the SLST Surf Life Saving in Schools Leaflet here

Please note: All SLST Community Program Staff hold a current Working with Vunerable Persons Check. Your school will be provided this information once shifts/ jobs have been allocated.

These programs are specially designed to give students skills that will develop their understanding of the surf environment and give them basic survival and rescue skills.