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Surf Life Saving Tasmania

About Us

Surf Life Saving in Tasmania is a volunteer based not-for-profit community service association and is the key agency for beach safety in Tas. Through a new exciting merger, SLST supports the Tasmanian Police with inland, inshore and offshore search and rescue services state wide.

Surf Life Saving Tas provides an essential educational and emergency rescue service to all users of Tasmanian beaches and plays a fundamental role in building healthy communities.

Our movement is a part of the history, fabric and future of this country. It represents the lifestyle, values and beliefs of the Australian culture. It protects life, it saves life, it promotes life.

We create a safe environment in and around our beaches, through patrols on, in and above the shore and through education and training programs.

Surf Life Saving is the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia. We are a not-for-profit movement that exists only through community donations, fundraising and corporate sponsorship.

Our activities address many community and Government policies such as safer communities, obesity, physical activity, youth development, training and education, and family.

Surf Life Saving Tasmania comprises a State centre, 22 Surf Life Saving clubs and services located around the coastline and over 3,000 members who are all committed to saving lives and positively impacting on their local communities.