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lifesaving services performed this season, our lifesaving services from voluntary club patrols, operations support and the australian lifeguard service (qld) performed: lives saved (rescues) preventative actions resuscitations oxygen therapy defibrillation cases marine sting treatments spinal injury treatments fracture treatments

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FirsT aid TreaTmenTs

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volunTeer PaTrol Hours slsq annual report 12–13

3,648 558,911 17 244 9 19,124 84 175

25,357 124,227 336,011 ii


other 290

rescues (lives saved) Were performed by:

rescue tube 636

no equipment 454

3,648 lives saved rescue Water craft (wave runner) 595

(rescues during 2012–13)

rescue board 1,059

inflatable rescue boat (irb) 477

nippers 10,025

sls body board 137

males 17,382

patrolling members

8,550

females 13,721

membership

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mission sTaTemenT/our commiTmenT To saving lives Who are We

Why We eXist

our vision

surf life saving queensland (slsq) is the state’s peak beach safety and rescue authority and one of the largest volunteer-based community service organisations in australia.

slsq is built on a fundamental principle: to save lives.

Zero preventable deaths in queensland waters.

from humble beginnings when the first recorded rescue on a queensland beach was made in 1909, slsq is now an efficient and vibrant organisation with more than 31,000 members. it was established in 1930 and is the governing body for surf lifesaving in queensland, comprising 59 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs in six regional branches. the organisation also includes supporters’ clubs with more than 200,000 members. slsq is directly affiliated with, and is part of, surf life saving australia (slsa) and the international life saving federation (ils).

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our organisation encompasses several diverse arms – lifesaving services, community education, membership services, surf sports, fundraising, commercial training – but they all support one overarching purpose. queensland’s mainland coastline is extensive, stretching over 6,000kms from the gulf of carpentaria in the west and cape york in the north to point danger in the south east. With more than 700 accessible beaches along this expanse, it boasts some of the world’s most popular sandy stretches, attracting around 30 million visits to our beaches every year.

our mission slsq will operate as a proactive and effective peak body, leading the way in lifesaving service provision, education, sport, beach safety advocacy and community leadership.

our strategic imperatives committed to our community – to advocate on water safety management and continue to enhance the reputation of slsq as the peak body.

despite significant advances in technology, techniques and knowledge, people still drown or die on queensland beaches.

connected to our people – to recruit and retain the best people through support and development of their skills and knowledge.

slsq aims to set the benchmark in lifesaving service provision, rescue practices, emergency care and training and education as we strive to make our coastline safer for everyone who uses it. a commitment to continuous improvement across all areas of our operation ensures we are highly regarded both in australia and around the world.

effective in our business – to plan and execute our day-today operations to an outstanding level of efficiency, with continuous improvement always in mind.

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sustainable for the future – to ensure our future through continuous growth, strong financial management and sound governance.


conTenTs

inTroducTion

patron's and premier oF QUeensland's message board oF direCtors

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report From the ChieF exeCUtiVe oFFiCer patrons, honoUrs and liFe members

Corporate goVernanCe

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Wide bay Capricorn branch yeppoon emu park tannum sands agnes Water moore park bundaberg elliott heads hervey bay

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aUstralian liFegUard serViCe aroUnd the regions

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sunshine Coast branch rainbow beach noosa heads sunshine beach peregian beach coolum beach marcoola mudjimba maroochydore alexandra headland mooloolaba Kawana Waters dicky beach metropolitan caloundra bribie island redcliffe peninsula south Coast branch point lookout coochiemudlo island southport surfers paradise northcliffe broadbeach Kurrawa

mermaid beach nobbys beach miami beach north burleigh burleigh heads mowbray park point danger branch tallebudgera pacific palm beach currumbin tugun bilinga north Kirra Kirra coolangatta tweed heads and coolangatta rainbow bay

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Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service rescue Water craft service Jet rescue boat service offshore rescue boat service surfcom communications centres duty officer program coastalwatch cameras brisbane lifesaving service remote coastal beacons emergency response groups

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First aid training aCademY QUeensland membership deVelopment

CommUnitY aWareness

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member honoUr board 2012–13

oUr partners

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liFesaVing serViCes

sUrF sports

north barrier branch forrest beach arcadian townsville/picnic bay ayr bowen eimeo mackay sarina

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oUr strategY to minimise inCidents oF droWning

member edUCation

north Queensland branch port douglas ellis beach cairns etty bay mission beach

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report From the president

hUman resoUrCes

sUrF liFe saVing ClUbs

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FUndraising in QUeensland

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slsQ Committees and panels

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aUstralian liFegUard serViCe

registered oFFiCe oF slsQ

servicing: bundaberg regional council burdekin shire council cassowary coast regional council cairns regional council fraser coast regional council gladstone regional council gympie regional council hinchinbrook shire council mackay regional council moreton bay regional council redland city council rockhampton regional council south bank corporation sunshine coast regional council townsville city council Whitsunday regional council

18 manning street, south brisbane, queensland 4101.

notiCe oF slsQ annUal general meeting the 2012/13 annual report will be presented at the 83rd annual general meeting of surf life saving queensland, to be held at Kurrawa surf life saving club on the gold coast on friday, august 23, 2013.

surf life saving Queensland 18 manning street south brisbane qld 4101, australia phone: 07 3846 8000 email: slsq@lifesaving.com.au Web: www.lifesaving.com.au

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fax: 07 3846 8008

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Queensland premier’s message

paTron’s message

her eXcellency ms penelope Wensley ac governor of queensland

as patron of surf life saving queensland i am pleased to have the opportunity provided by this annual report to extend greetings to all members, staff and supporters of this vital community organisation and to convey my thanks and appreciation to everyone who has contributed to its activities and achievements over the past twelve months. in our beautiful state, with its myriad of beaches and waterways, where enjoyment of the water is a way of life for most queenslanders and an enormous drawcard for visitors and tourists, bringing significant economic benefit to the state, the value of the contribution that slsq makes to our community is difficult to over-state. yet at times, i worry that the services it provides are at risk of being taken for granted - so familiar are we with that reassuring presence on our beaches: the clubs, the look-out towers, the red and yellow flags, the patrols, the boats, the surf skis, the competitions, that we forget the deadly seriousness of their purpose - to keep us safe and to save lives. and because surf life savers and slsq have been part of the queensland beachscape for so long — with the first recorded surf rescue in queensland taking place in 1909 and slsq itself formed in 1930 — we have perhaps become complacent, simply assuming they will continue forever.

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Which is why, as patron, i am eager to use every possible opportunity — including this annual report — to draw attention to the great work carried out by slsq and to remind fellow queenslanders that although this is a highly professional, efficient organisation, it is also a volunteerbased, not-for-profit organisation that needs strong community support to maintain its operations and deliver those essential services.

hon campbell neWman mp the premier of queensland

in this regard, i have been pleased to see the work and effort slsq has committed, during the year under review, to expanding its outreach services, strengthening partnerships, pursuing its ongoing 'process of renewal' and — importantly — to develop strategies to promote the role of young people in the organisation and to encourage more young queenslanders to become involved with life saving.

the image of a red and yellow clad lifesaver on a beautiful beach is an australian icon recognised around the world. queenslanders are rightfully proud of the fantastic work that surf life saving queensland does on our beaches.

the theme of this 2012–13 report 'surf life saving queensland's youth — the way of the future' is thus a great choice, which i hope will attract not only a wider readership than usual for an annual review of this kind, but will help draw new members and supporters to the organisation.

this is emphasised by the theme for 2013: Queensland's youth — The way of the future. during the 2013 queensland floods, young lifesavers from a range of clubs volunteered to run first aid stations, door knocked, checked on elderly residents, led evacuees from helicopters, and helped with the huge cleanup in hard hit areas like bundaberg.

finally, reflecting on some of the challenges that queensland faced in the past year, i take this opportunity also to highlight the efforts of the slsq staff, members and volunteers who responded so quickly and effectively to provide assistance to the people of bundaberg and other communities affected by the floods, storms and tornados that struck queensland in early 2013. your willingness to take risks to save the lives of others was in the best spirit of the mission and purpose of surf life saving queensland and on behalf of all queenslanders, i thank you for your commitment and dedication to this noble cause.

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this is why it was recognised as a queensland great in 2007. We can be equally proud of the work that the organisation is doing off the beaches, particularly with our youth.

these community−spirited young people have benefitted greatly from surf life saving queensland's excellent training programs and careful mentoring by their seniors. the floods showed that they have not only learnt life saving skills, but life skills, such as leadership, team work and responsibility. these are applicable in all walks of life to the benefit of the whole community. i commend surf life saving queensland and its lifesavers. We send them our congratulations, respect and support.


Board of direcTors

ralph devlin QC – president ralph has been involved in surf lifesaving as an active member and masters competitor since 1971. professionally, he was admitted as a barrister in 1977 and, after eight years as a crown prosecutor, entered private practice. ralph was elevated to senior counsel in 2005 and now practices in the areas of criminal law, environmental law, commissions of inquiry and inquests. in June this year, ralph was further promoted to queen’s counsel. through his commitment to the surf lifesaving movement, ralph has been elected to life membership of maroochydore slsc, sunshine coast branch, surf life saving queensland, and surf life saving australia.

barry Woodger – deputy president barry started as a nipper in 1974 at the mooloolaba slsc before relocating to the currumbin slsc in 1978. during his time at currumbin, he served the club on the management committee and in the roles of club captain, vicecaptain, deputy president and team manager. a noted surf sports competitor, barry won the australian Junior ironman title in 1982 and, in the same year, toured new Zealand with the australian surf team. he later gained international success with his win in the open ironman title at the hawaiian championships in 1983. in 2000, barry received the australian sports medal for surf life saving. he was inducted into the slsa hall of fame in 2004 for his commitment and dedication as a founding member of the currumbin slsc patrol competition team, which claimed 14 australian titles. since 2005, barry has been director of his own consultancy company. prior to this, he had more than 20 years’ experience in national roles in sales, business development, account management and corporate governance with australian blue chip corporate companies. barry became a slsq board director in 2005 and president of the cairns sls supporters club in 2007.

darrin bragg – director of Finance darrin is a principal of his own accounting and tax practice which he established in 1998. holding a bachelor of commerce (b.com.), accounting; and a bachelor of science (bsc), mathematics and statistics; he has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the finance sector, having dealt with a wide range of clients from various industries. darrin’s involvement with surf life saving began as a nipper in mackay in 1974, and he represented his state at a young age. he has remained involved in the movement since, being a current member of townsville picnic bay and burleigh heads surf life saving clubs respectively. he has previously held positions with mackay and townsville picnic bay as treasurer and club captain; and is a life member of the north barrier branch.

barrie Crichton oam – director barrie began his involvement with surf lifesaving in 1973 with burleigh heads mowbray park and, since then, has served in numerous club positions. a career transfer took barrie to the sunshine coast, where he spent five years with Kawana Waters slsc, including three years as club captain. an avid competitor, he has competed in junior, open and masters categories and recently retired as president of south coast branch. barrie has worked in numerous senior management, committee and board roles within the general insurance industry since 1974. he is managing director of professional insurance agencies in brisbane. also a life member of burleigh heads mowbray park, south coast branch and slsq, barrie was awarded an oam for his services to surf lifesaving in 2007.

brad edwards – director brad’s involvement in surf lifesaving started 30 years ago as an active member and competitor. professionally, he was admitted as a solicitor in 1991 and was a partner in several law firms in private practice. for the past decade, brad has worked in a variety of senior management and executive roles at the bank of queensland group as company secretary, head of operational risk and group general counsel legal and regulatory affairs. brad has special interests in legal matters, risk management, commercial strategy and organisational culture, board structure and governance.

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david mclean J.p. (Qual) – director david joined marcoola slsc and gained his bronze medallion in 1976 and has been an active member of the club for the past 37 years. during this time, he has held most club positions, including president and captain. david started his plumbing apprenticeship in 1976 and later owned and operated three major commercial plumbing contracting companies, with a combined turnover of $30 million, employing more than 100 staff. he recently sold his interests in the companies to pursue an early retirement and other interests. david is a qualified plumber, drainer and gasfitter and is also a Justice of the peace. in 1999, he received the prestigious queensland volunteer of the year award and, in 2007 and 2010, the queensland surf lifesaver of the year award. david was also awarded the australian lifesaver of the year in 2010. he is a life member of marcoola slsc and the sunshine coast branch, operations support coordinator for the sunshine coast region and a duty officer and patrol captain. david is also an integral part of slsq and marcoola slsc’s emergency response group.

darren Woodward – director darren joined the surf lifesaving movement as a seven-year-old nipper at point lookout in 1974-75 and holds the category of long service member. during his time with the association, darren has actively participated in many areas of surf lifesaving operations and management, holding positions of president, deputy president and vice captain. he joined the south coast branch board of examiners in 1987 and held the positions of director and deputy director Junior activities. darren has also actively participated in a wide variety of surf sports. he currently holds a senior management position with a large earthmoving equipment dealership, having gained extensive experience in operations, marketing and senior leadership positions. a resident of mackay from 2005-2010, darren holds dual membership within slsq, maintaining an association with mackay slsc and, therefore, the broader regional slsq operation.

Jack noye – independent director Jack is a state government chief executive with a background in managing complex government agencies and intergovernmental relations, policy development, strategic planning, risk management and service delivery. in a previous role, Jack was responsible for the state government’s relationship with slsq. he also assisted the victorian government with the amalgamation of surf life saving and royal life saving.

Christina sutherland – independent director christina is a senior lawyer and was admitted as a solicitor of the supreme court of queensland in 1989. christina is also a director of powerlink qld and is chairperson of powerlink’s audit and compliance committee. through her legal knowledge and practical experience, christina is able to provide advice and guidance on issues relating to business, employment, workplace health and safety and corporate governance.

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reporT from THe presidenT

president, ralph delvin qc

WhaT an honour iT is To presenT The reporT for 2012/13, and WhaT a year of achievemenT iT has been.

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the 2012/13 season in review • over 31,000 volunteer members from port douglas to coolangatta; 8,550 patrolling members performed a total of 336,011 patrol hours, performing 2,381 rescues, 8,464 first aid treatments and 101,797 preventative actions. • our disaster management call-outs and deployments continued through the year, on the ground and in the air, as queensland was again hit by major storm events. • queensland police service gold coast region helicopter contract, september 2012. • australian lifeguard service inaugurated on the sunshine coast, august-october 2012. • gold coast regionalisation commenced in the second half of 2012, including the opening of the new gold coast regional office. • cairns supporters club (joint venture with slsq) opened in september 2012. • north queensland branch regional facility opened at smithfield, cairns, in June 2013. • continuing board governance reforms in hr, finance and risk. • continuing excellent work in youth development. disaster management the 2011/12 annual report highlighted slsq’s historic engagement with the state disaster management group (sdmg), having been admitted to the sdmg in august 2011. the year under review has seen further outstanding contributions by staff and volunteers in emergency tasking situations in north and south bundaberg, roma and the sunshine coast. all personnel are to be congratulated for their exceptional humanitarian work in difficult circumstances.

thanks to chief executive officer John brennan and chief operating officer george hill for your excellent representation of slsq at state level. in many of the regions we also have active engagement, while in some areas we are waiting for “observer” status.

police helicopter, gold Coast inauguration of the police helicopter on the gold coast in september 2012 was a major event in our illustrious history. provision of this helicopter service has immeasurably improved day-to-day relationships with the gold coast city council and with the queensland police service. thanks to chief pilot peter bird, his team and everyone who contributed to making this slsq initiative such a success. slsq enjoys a strong and positive relationship with commissioner of police ian stewart, gold coast mayor tom tate and their respective senior officers.

australian lifeguard service — sunshine Coast regional Council commencement of the australian lifeguard service (als) on the sunshine coast in october 2012 was another major milestone in slsq history. chief executive officer John brennan, chief operating officer george hill, chief lifeguard greg cahill and their support teams are again to be congratulated. relations with the sunshine coast regional council, through mayor mark Jamieson and his senior staff, have been excellent from the start. most importantly, our sunshine coast lifeguards have been assisted in coping with the required changes. greg cahill has worked tirelessly with his lifeguards and the service continues to improve.

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Cairns slsC supporters Club in september 2012 the cairns slsc supporters club opened in palm cove, a joint venture between cairns slsc and slsq. thanks to deputy president barry Woodger for his outstanding leadership of the project, as supporters club chairman. thanks also to staff members lou hesse and laurence green for their over and above efforts. the official opening was a great day in the life of the north, attended by councillors, board members, senior staff and many local lifesavers. this represents a massive vote of confidence in north queensland. the new cairns regional headquarters at smithfield officially opened in June 2013. this will bring great benefits to the north.

Fundraising and sponsor support thank you to our principle partners Westpac, dhl, telstra and channel nine and our government, community, business, media and premium partners for their ongoing support. it is their generous involvement coupled with the surf life saving foundation achievements that enable us to continue to keep our beaches safe. slsQ governance We have made enormous gains in the year under review and i would particularly like to acknowledge the valuable work of board members christina sutherland (chair, hr & remuneration committee), darren Woodward (hr & remuneration) and brad edwards (risk committee). While we have more work to do, we are moving rapidly in the right direction towards better governance practices at slsq.


major governance reforms completed or launched this year include: • Leadership Capability Project facilitated by consultant michael fritschi and delivered to the council, the board, committee chairs and senior staff between october 2011 and may 2013. • Human Resources and Remuneration Committee the committee has been established with rules being promulgated. • Risk Committee this committee has been established with rules being promulgated. • Audit and Finance Committee reconstituted with well-qualified new members, under the dynamic leadership of director of finance, darrin bragg. thanks to new finance manager richard murphy and new afcc members Kaitlyn akers, gerard o’brien and dennis cahill, and continuing members mark ahmelmann, shane o’connor oam and John roehrig. to those retiring members from that list shane and John, thank you. also to Kaitlyn, thanks for your brief but useful contribution.

Youth development our strength and our future is in our excellent young people. this report highlights the outstanding work being done in this area. congratulations to all staff and volunteers: “surf life saving queensland’s youth — the Way of our future”.

the councillors elect the board every year, so the slsq board members are the custodians, in charge of the day-to-day, together with the senior staff. thank you to the councillors for your practical wisdom, patience, understanding and support. to John taylor oam and mal barnes, our retiring branch presidents, thank you for your service and best wishes with the further contributions you will each continue to make to surf life saving.

the board to my fellow board members, what a year! each of you contributed in a meaningful way to board affairs, driving this great organisation forward. the staff to the staff, so ably lead by John and george, you have all contributed so much to our members and our core business of the prevention of drowning deaths. the Volunteers finally, to our marvellous lifesavers and supporters. you are part of the greatest humanitarian organisation in australia. every day, by your selfless service, you win the respect, admiration and gratitude of the public. thank you.

the branches good governance for slsq cannot be fully achieved without a good relationship between our board and our six councillors — the six branch presidents. that relationship has been one of mutual respect. i offer a warm thank you to the councillors, who are the “owners” of slsq, acting on behalf of all of its members.

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reporT from THe cHief eXecuTive officer i would like to thank slsq’s president, ralph devlin qc for his support and leadership during some inspiring and at times, challenging times. i would also like to congratulate ralph for his promotion to queen’s counsel (qc) which is very well deserved for the great work he has performed during his career in the legal profession. chief eXecutive officer, John brennan oam

WhaT an incredible 12 monThs iT has been, WiTh so much happening WiThin slsQ on The beach and WiThin many Queensland communiTies.

once again our members were recognised with awards for the selfless work they do within surf lifesaving and their communities, with australia day honours and queen’s birthday honours list ceremonies. the recipients are: • glen garrick oam – alexandra headland slsc • ronald forte oam – burleigh heads/mowbray park slsc • claude Jeanneret oam – northcliffe slsc • mark fife oam – broadbeach slsc our vision of “zero preventable deaths in queensland waters” is supported and fostered across slsq through our strategic imperatives headlined below. it’s these strategic imperatives that are not only advanced through the great work of our surf lifesavers, but can also be seen in the selfless deeds and commitment that our younger surf lifesavers display on the beach and in their communities. this brings me to the theme of this year’s annual report: “surf life saving queensland’s youth — the Way of our future”. our youth have been prominent in many areas of surf lifesaving, including saving lives on and off the beaches, assisting with youth development and nipper training in all regions, assisting during the bundaberg floods and recovery effort, as well as assisting residents, many elderly, cut off from food, water and electricity on mount tamborine during the extreme weather events from ex tropical cyclone oswald. once again, our u14 Junior surf lifesaver of the year was awarded to one of our northern juniors — congratulations alex finney from mackay slsc. our young surf lifesavers’ great work and dedication to the surf lifesaving movement is reassuring knowing that the future of this great organisation will be in capable hands.

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Committed to our community in 2012/13, slsq continued its commitment to keeping our beach visitors safe by maintaining dawn patrols all year round on the gold coast; roving and surveillance patrols on the ground, in the water and air in remote areas during busy holiday times; introducing dusk patrols in peak holiday periods and installing a surveillance camera in tallebudgera creek to help prevent drownings. ongoing funding commitment from the queensland government enables slsq to keep queenslanders and visitors to our beaches safe in, on and around our popular waterways. queensland has such a wide and wonderful array of natural and man-made waterways that providing effective safety and survival skills, knowledge, protection and emergency care, requires a comprehensive and coordinated approach. through the continued government funding slsq has been able to provide and grow our quality lifesaving services across the state. once again queensland experienced extreme weather events. as ex tropical cyclone oswald created havoc and closed beaches, they disappeared forming dangerous sand cliffs, our surf lifesavers were on the ground keeping people safe. during this time, our commitment to emergency management once again came to the forefront when slsq emergency response groups in affected areas were put on alert and activated to assist their communities. our Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service was tasked to bundaberg during the floods to assist with the mass evacuations and on the ground, our red and yellow army assisted any way they could during the floods and recovery effort. unfortunately during the 2012/13 season eight people drowned on queensland’s beaches, one less than the previous season. our first line of defence is education and information through our community awareness

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programs and it’s these programs that will help break the drowning cycle. We reached over 300,000 people through slsq’s community awareness initiatives across queensland last season. it is through the generous financial support from our valued partners — queensland department of aboriginal and torres strait islander and multicultural affairs, department of communities, queensland health — as well as sponsors supporting these increasingly popular and vital programs that we are able to progress towards breaking the drowning cycle. it is also thanks to the tireless effort of the surf life saving foundation (slsf) and their fundraising activities that we are able to continue to service the communities of queensland in keeping our beaches safe. increased crocodile numbers in north queensland have become a concern around beaches and waterways. slsq north queensland regional manager colin sparkes was invited to be a part of the newly formed north queensland community advisory group for crocodile management along with other north queensland and queensland government representatives. this group will ensure the queensland government’s policy approach is both practical and effective.

Connected to our people our people are the foundation of slsq and their commitment as well as their passion for the movement is second to none. We continually develop and support programs that help enhance our members’ experience, giving them a sense of what they can achieve in their clubs, the organisation and personally. in sport, slsq continues to expand the ongoing development and training of its members involved in surf sports programs, from recreation to elite level and from nippers to masters. our coaches and officials continually update their skills with the latest training criteria,


paTrons, Honours and life memBers playing an integral role in delivering sports programs at club, branch, state, national and in december 2012, at international level. in the last 12 months we have seen the continued growth of new and existing members join brisbane lifesaving service (bls). bls has assisted a number of clubs in patrol services as well as being involved in disaster management operations throughout queensland during disasters in the summer months. the inaugural slsq memorial day was held on sunday 5 may 2013 — the final day of the south east queensland patrol season. the event acts as a poignant reminder of the dangers of the surf and provides the opportunity to farewell slsq members and members of the general public who have passed on. people of all ages gathered to commemorate, reflect, say goodbye and look towards the future. the memorial day also promoted our key safety messages.

effective in our business in september 2012, slsq signed an agreement with the queensland police service (qps) to trial a new slsq rescue helicopter with an slsq pilot and qps crew, for 13 weeks. due to the success of this trial, slsq was successful in the tender to run the qps helicopter on the gold coast until June 2014, with a two-year extension option. We are also expanding our professional services on the beach. in august 2012, slsq signed an agreement with the sunshine coast council to manage the sunshine coast council lifeguards. this proved a resounding success with many of the lifeguards increasing their skills through higher award qualifications, including a group qualifying as helicopter search and rescue crew. this brings the number of queensland als lifeguards to over 250 patrolling queensland beaches. slsq is also finalising a 10 year business aviation plan which will see the aviation division grow services across

the state. this approach will achieve three key outcomes for slsq: 1. ensure slsq continues to provide high level support to fully funding hours for beach patrols 2. produce additional income from the aviation division to fund other slsq services and programs 3. strengthen slsq’s reputation as a proactive and effective peak body.

sustainable for the future following the appointment of a human resources officer over 12 months ago, our hr policies, procedures, recruitment processes and role descriptions have been developed further and updated bringing more of the responsibility in-house with assistance when required from Watts next human resource consultants. slsq’s membership development department continues to build sustainable solutions to increase membership participation, including the nippers program, the youth development program where we mentor and develop tomorrow’s surf life saving leaders, and state open day. thanks to these programs, we are well positioned through our youth leaders to take slsq into the future. slsq is continuing to implement its regional structure and employment of slsq staff with the skills to support the diverse activities undertaken in the regions. this will support slscs and branch officers. the gold coast region opened its new office in december 2012 to support the south coast branch, the point danger branch and surf clubs in the region. the new north queensland regional office opened its doors at the end of June this year and will support the five clubs from mission beach to port douglas, slsq support operations, community education and als lifeguards. it is through these ongoing activities and the support of our staff, members and supporters that allows slsq as an organisation to continually move forward. thank you for your involvement in this great organisation and i look forward to our continuing slsq’s future together.

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life members 2012

patron

d.mathison J.taylor oam

her excellency the governor of queensland, ms penelope Wensley ac

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vice patrons

slsq would like to offer their deepest respect and sympathy to the relatives and friends of our members who passed away this year. We also extend our sympathy to the members of surf life saving who have suffered bereavements in their families this year.

hon campbell newman mp – the premier of queensland

australian honours awarded australia day 2013: • Glen Garrick — Alexandra Headland SLSC — awarded the medal of the order of australia in the general division (oam). • Ronald Forte — Burleigh Heads/Mowbray Park SLSC — awarded the medal of the order of australia (oam) for service to the community and particularly to the surf lifesaving movement. • Claude Jeanneret — Northcliffe Surf Club — awarded the medal of the order of australia (oam) for service to surf life saving.

hon Wayne swan mp hon steve dickson mp hon tim nicholls mp hon John-paul langbroek mp hon lawrence springborg mp hon Jeff seeney mp hon Jann stuckey mp mr ted malone mp lord mayor graham quirk mayor paul pisasale cr ron dyne cr rodger bow cr Jenny hill cr gerard o’connell cr deirdre comerford mayor allan sutherland cr bill shannon cr mal forman

queen’s birthday honours

cr margaret strelow

awarded Queen’s birthday 2013: • Mark Fife — Broadbeach SLSC — awarded the medal of the order of australia in the general division (oam) for service to the community through leadership roles in surf lifesaving.

cr gail sellers cr robert manning oam mr steven ciobo mp mr Jim mcgowan am mr stephen maitland oam rfd mr daniel gschwind mr mick power am

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our sTraTegY To minimise incidenTs of droWning the international life saving federation (ils) has identified four factors that may lead to drowning. these are: 1. lack of knowledge, disregard or misunderstanding of the hazard 2. uninformed, unprotected or unrestricted access to the hazard 3. lack of supervision or surveillance 4. an inability to cope once in difficulty any one of these factors, or a combination of them, can lead to death by drowning. an understanding of these factors, and how they contribute to drowning, helps in the design of drowning prevention strategies. four strategies were developed to help reduce the drowning cycle. these are:

4. acquisition of survival skills — to promote the learning of survival skills. in addition to slsq’s community awareness programs, the member services department conducts programs for slsq members, including nippers, junior surf lifesavers and the general community. members of the public can undertake basic first aid training to more advanced lifesaving courses and slsq members have the opportunity to train, through to advanced nationally recognised surf lifesaving awards. refer to pages 20 to 49 for further information. these strategies are represented below.

1. education and information — to increase knowledge through quality public education and awareness. slsq runs extensive community awareness programs throughout the year. refer to pages 20 to 49 for further information. 2. denial of access, improvement of infrastructure and/ or provision of warnings — to promote safe aquatic environments. lifesaving services, through its patrol smart initiatives, future service priorities, research and development, coastal risk management and coastal audits for local governments, promotes safe aquatic environments. further information can be found in the lifesaving services section starting on page 12. 3. provision of supervision — to provide quality lifesaving services. surf lifesavers and the australian lifeguard service (als) provide supervision on patrolled beaches along the queensland coastline. further information on these services can be found in the lifesaving services section starting on page 12.

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corporaTe governance slsq is one of the largest volunteer organisations in queensland and is affiliated to, as well as subject to, the control of slsa’s board of directors. slsq has full control over all affiliated branches, clubs and auxiliary organisations within the state of queensland.

the role of the board and committee slsq’s board and committee structure is critical to ensuring volunteer representation in key decisions. the various committees outlined on page 59 were established by the board to assist slsq assess management standards and improve them where necessary. the board, where necessary, can establish special purpose committees and panels to oversee the management of special projects, programs or other purposes. the following standing committees can be established by the board to assist in the better management of slsq and surf life saving generally: life saving, surf sports, membership services, administration & information technology. the primary functions of the board are to govern and provide leadership to slsq, affiliated branches and clubs and members in accordance with the aims and objectives of slsq, the law and slsq constitution. the board is responsible for acting on all issues in accordance with the slsq’s objectives, and operates for the benefit of slsq, members and communities throughout queensland.

board composition slsq’s board comprises the president, the deputy president, the director of finance, four directors, two independent directors and the ceo who is a non-voting member of the board. a director must be a member of slsq and independent directors may or may not be individual members of slsq.

Code of conduct nominees for director positions are required to agree to slsq’s ‘code of conduct’ for directors. candidates must sign their acceptance to comply with this code on their nomination form. the code of conduct is contained within the directors’ handbook, which is provided to all directors upon their election at the annual general meeting.

board meetings and access to management the board meets as often as is deemed necessary in every calendar year for the dispatch of business. five directors may at any time ask the ceo to convene a meeting of the board and subject to slsq’s constitution, questions at any board meeting are decided by a majority of votes by the board of directors.

independence at the commencement of each board meeting, the chair asks for directors to declare conflicts of interest in any agenda items.

decisions by the board can be challenged subject to the direction of the constitution and any decisions are made at the following council meeting. the ceo ensures the resolutions of the board are properly and efficiently carried out and transacts all business of slsq between board meetings and general meetings of the council.

board meeting attendances from June 2012 – may 2013 name

the role of the directors and management the slsq chief executive officer (ceo) manages the dayto-day business of slsq, under the direction of the board and reports to the board. the president is the nominated head of slsq and the slsq board is responsible for the appointment of a ceo to manage and administer the organisation. the ceo is accountable to the board and reports to the board at each board meeting. the ceo ensures the resolutions of the board are properly and efficiently carried out and transacts all business of slsq between board meetings and general meetings of the council.

PosiTion

meeTing aTTendances

ralph devlin qc

president

7/8

barry Woodger

deputy president

8/8

director of finance

7/8

darrin bragg barrie crichton oam

director

7/8

david mclean

director

6/8

darren Woodward

director

7/8

brad edwards

director

5/8

Jack noye

independent director

7/8

christina sutherland

independent director

6/8

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the council may elect up to two (2) independent directors each year. nominees for independent directors who may or may not be individual members, shall be endorsed and recommended to the council by the board.

obtaining independent advice the board is assisted in aspects of its operations with external advice. lander and rogers lawyers were engaged to provide our legal services at the annual general meeting in august 2012, for a period of 12 months. our auditors, ernst & young, conduct an annual internal audit, giving the board independent assurance and advice on financial management matters. other consultants engaged by slsq over the past 12 months include: • Jardine lloyd thompson australia pty ltd – insurance advice and services • Wattsnext – human resource services • gpp consulting – aviation business planning • astute consulting – leadership and governance • brand ambassadors – sponsorship support

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Human resources slsq’s human resources (hr) function focused on implementing best practice hr frameworks, processes and systems over the past 12 months. as a result, improvements were made to a variety of areas.

hiring practices internal recruitment is promoted at slsq to ensure current employees have access to career progression opportunities. our recruitment processes have continuously improved, resulting in more efficient and effective hires. all selection decisions were made on the basis of merit using robust and consistent assessment methods. role descriptions were reviewed prior to the commencement of any recruitment process to enable ongoing assessment of positions and the relevance of them in relation to the needs of the business.

inductions enhancements to our induction process ensured new employees began their careers with slsq with a positive experience and clarity around what to expect from their new role. throughout their induction, new employees experienced a professional and comprehensive program informing them of key business priorities, ensuring they understood the slsq culture and values and had the opportunity to meet the entire slsq senior management group during one of our regular divisional briefings. performance reviews the performance review process was reviewed and adjusted in response to management and employee feedback. the bi-annual reviews provide managers and their team members with the opportunity to have open and meaningful conversations about a variety of topics including staff performance which is assessed against Kpis, staff morale, career aspirations and satisfaction levels. the goal of the reviews is to ensure staff receive feedback critical to their development and the identification of training needs for the coming six months. slsq annual report 12–13

our performance reviews also provide an opportunity for managers and staff to assess their engagement and alignment with slsq’s organisational vision and values.

employee remuneration reviews the annual remuneration reviews were conducted throughout June as scheduled and all permanent employees received notification by 1 July 2013. professional development slsq aims to provide a supportive environment for the professional development of our staff. over the past 12 months, we were pleased to see staff complete a number of training interventions including certificates, traineeships and diplomas. We currently have two middle managers working towards their diploma of management, due for completion in early 2014. human resource policies slsq’s hr policies were reviewed, with new policies such as the flexible Work arrangements endorsed by the senior management group. a number of slsa polices were also adopted, such as sun safety and lightning, applying to both our volunteers and our staff in the course of their work. the policy review ensures we remain compliant with current legislative requirements and provide optimum conditions for our staff. staff engagement feedback from performance reviews, exit interviews and informal interactions with staff has indicated staff morale has improved over the past 12 months. however, a survey is required to gain accurate and useable information. the slsq staff engagement survey is scheduled for december 2013. organisational restructure at the end of 2012 there was a request for employee feedback. as a result of that feedback a number of changes were made to the structure of the organisation.

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the key changes were as follows: • the executive leadership group (elg) was re-named the senior management group (smg) and now includes two new divisions; finance and regional support. • managing the regional support division, craig holden was appointed to the role of regional operations manager and provides support to the four regional managers. these changes have enabled george hill, chief operating officer, who previously oversaw regional operations, to focus on the business at a more executive level rather than an operational one. • richard murphy, finance manager moved into the smg and is responsible for managing the newly created finance division. as finance was previously a department of our administration and compliance division, this change has enabled craig Williams, administration and compliance manager, to focus more on the critical risk and compliance components of the organisation. • the commercial training department now sits within the finance division to better align it with the financial side of the organisation. reviewed at the executive and board level, these changes were made effective from 27 may 2013. all changes were put in place to increase the presence of regional operations and finance at a senior management level and realign some parts of the business.

hr planning the human resource strategic plan was developed and will be presented to the board in July 2013 and is aligned with the organisations overall objectives and strategic plans. the acquisition of the sunshine coast council lifeguard service resulted in an overall increase in staff levels however we did experience high turnover across some divisions throughout the year. our exit interview data indicates a number of areas that we can work on to help retain our staff. an example of this is the rewards and recognition program project due for commencement in January 2014.


Source: Sunday Mail Brisbane, 12 May 2013

U17 Australian Gold Medal Patrol Competition Team from Bundaberg SLSC (L-R) Abby Dunkley, Emma Finnis, Scott Heaton & Hayley Bowman – image courtesy of News Mail Bundaberg

‘OUR YOUTH — THE WAY OF THE FUTURE’

Source: Sunshine Coast Sunday, 7 April 2013


LIFESAVING SERVICES

3,648 lives saved slsq annual report 12–13

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No lives were lost betweeN the red aNd yellow flags duriNg this reportiNg period, which is a testameNt to the outstaNdiNg work of our voluNteer surf lifesavers.

558,911 pREvEnTATivE AcTiOns

2012/13 season overvieW surf life saving is built on the strength of its members. the successes of this great association are a direct result of the management and commitment, dedication and passion that all our members bring to slsq. While our core business focuses on saving lives, the organisation continues to set the benchmark in areas beyond the beach environment. today, our service is all encompassing as we provide consultancy services and form partnerships with local authorities to provide the best possible services to the wider queensland community.

336,011 vOlUnTEER pATROl HOURs

during the 2012/13 season, slsq was again faced with challenging and extreme weather patterns across queensland. volunteer surf lifesavers, the ‘red and yellow army’, were on the ground in each emergency and assisted with rescues and keeping people safe on and off the beaches. in late January, surf lifesavers were on the ground, in the water and in the air in the bundaberg region rescuing people from their flooded homes. they helped stranded residents into rescue boats, assisted people out of the Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service, administered first aid, handed out food and water and offered a listening ear. once the roads were open, volunteer surf lifesavers arrived from the sunshine coast to assist with the cleanup effort, and relieve and support the bundaberg region volunteer surf lifesavers.

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many of the association’s youth volunteered their time during the bundaberg floods and throughout the flood recovery cleanup. some had only just started patrolling during the 2012/13 patrol season, while others had been patrolling at their local slsc for many years. this is a great indication of the future of surf life saving in queensland. volunteer surf lifesavers assisted the mt tamborine community in the gold coast hinterland during the January 2013 floods, conducting a door knock to check on the safety of residents, many of whom were elderly. many of queensland’s surf beaches with great sandy sweeps to the ocean sustained major damage and erosion, causing unstable and hazardous sand cliffs. ocean flood debris became a danger to beachgoers resulting in many beaches being closed for long periods. during this time, our volunteer surf lifesavers were on the beach to keep beachgoers safe. however, even with the great effort by our volunteer surf lifesavers and our australian lifeguard service, there were eight beach-related drownings recorded on the queensland coast from July 2012 to June 2013. all drownings were male visitors to the beach and were outside the red and yellow flagged areas. once again our youth, including our nippers, were saving lives, not just in queensland’s waters, but while on holidays overseas. many of these selfless rescues by people so young became inspirational stories published in the australian media.

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brisbane lifesaving service (bls) continues to grow with people from the brisbane area completing their bronze medallions volunteering their time to assist slscs with patrols of beaches and waterways where required. due to the success of the bls, we are considering expanding this service to other communities. our australian lifeguard service (als) has also increased. in october 2012, we commenced the als with sunshine coast council lifeguards, bringing the number of queensland als lifeguards to over 250 patrolling our beaches. some of these lifeguards have commenced training to become qualified helicopter search and rescue crew. With the rise of crocodile numbers in far north queensland, slsq was invited to join the newly formed north queensland community advisory group for crocodile management, advising the queensland government on how to best manage reptiles in the region. it is important to note, all of these achievements would not be possible without the support of federal, state and local governments, sponsors, donors, our red and yellow army of over 8,550 patrolling volunteers who give up their time to ensure the safety of others, as well as 250 als lifeguards.

feWer incidents of droWning Queensland’s recorded beach-related drownings • beach-related drownings decreased from the previous year, from nine* to eight • there were no drownings between slsq’s red and yellow flags • three drownings occurred outside of patrol services hours (slsq, council or other services) • five drownings occurred on gold coast beaches • all drowning victims were male • there were no drownings in the 0-21 years age group *The slsQ 2011/12 annual report stated that eight beach-related drownings occurred in that year, however an additional beach-related drowning was identified following the publication of the annual report.

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neW ‘patrol smart’ initiatives slsq is the state’s peak authority for lifesaving activities and beach safety. in 2012/13, we continued to expand and grow our lifesaving services. some of the key initiatives from the past year include: • dawn patrols continued on the gold coast each morning. this includes the use of a 4Wd and rescue Water craft (rWc) to patrol the beaches before traditional services commence. in peak times, a second 4Wd and jet ski is used. • night time operations training was developed and trialled on the gold coast. this included the use of multiple services, such as inflatable rescue boats (irb), rescue Water craft (rWc), Jet rescue boats (Jrb) and the slsq Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service. night time emergency response kits have also been developed and deployed to key locations throughout the state. • emergency response callouts more than doubled. slsq has a dedicated phone number available 24/7 for emergency services personnel to call for assistance. after-hours callouts increased from 50 in 2011/2012 to more than 120 in 2012/13.

emergency response groups slsq’s 24-hour emergency response groups (ergs) work side-by-side with other emergency service agencies. these include the queensland police service, queensland fire and rescue service, emergency management queensland, state emergency services, and local, district and state disaster management groups. the ergs are designed to be an after-hours callout service, providing our lifesaving skills and equipment to complement and support emergency services personnel. in 2011, we were offered a position on the state disaster management group, to provide ongoing assistance to the state in the unfortunate event of a disaster.

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We are also members, or observers, of the following disaster management groups: • state disaster coordination centre – member • gold coast city council – member • redland city council – member • brisbane city council – observer • moreton bay regional council – member • sunshine coast regional council – member • fraser coast council – member • bundaberg regional council – member • gladstone regional council – member • townsville city council – observer • cassowary coast – observer • cairns regional council – observer our emergency response role in the 2013 bundaberg floods is an example of our capability in this field and is detailed on page13 of this report.

brisbane lifesaving service the brisbane lifesaving service (bls) had an exceptional year in 2012/13, increasing patrolling hours, training and new member numbers. patrolling activity increased significantly to over 1,960 hours during the year, spread across 11 queensland beaches. this included patrols at sunshine beach, peregian, bilinga, surfers paradise, tallebudgera creek, Kirra, tweed heads and coolangatta, palm beach, rainbow bay, point lookout and the southport broadwater. as a comparison, patrolling activity in 2011/2012 was 431 hours. in addition, water safety activity totalled 905 hours for the year. bls trained 87 members during the year, with 64 of these comprising new bronze medallion holders. at the same time, membership increased from 33 bronze medallion holders in 2011/2012 to 87 bronze medallion holders in 2012/13. the service assisted the tamborine mountain community flood relief in January 2013 and provided water safety support at the australian surf life saving at north Kirra and the brisbane river regatta.

We remain commiTTed To achieving our goal of zero prevenTable deaThs in Queensland WaTers.


bls members also gained 264 awards in 2012/13; more than double the awards gained during the prior year (131 awards). during a patrol at surfers paradise over the christmas holidays, two newly proficient bls surf lifesavers performed a mass rescue saving seven lives.

patrolling more beaches

The more coverage We have, The more lives We can save.

in 2012/13, we continued to grow and extend our service, including: • continued roving and surveillance patrols on moreton island during the peak holiday periods from tangalooma to north point by rescue Water craft (sea) and 4Wd (land). Key peak areas were the tangalooma Wrecks and north point. • continued noosa north shore roving patrols during september school holidays, christmas and easter holidays, using surveillance patrols to monitor remote camping areas. • introduced gold coast afternoon patrols in the peak holiday season due to the increase in beach visitation after the club’s patrols had ceased for the day. • continuation of dawn patrols across the gold coast 365 days per year. • continuation of daily roving patrols along inskip point during peak holiday period. • continued to operate the sunshine coast surfcom 365 days per year. • the Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service continued its patrols from the tweed river to inskip point. • continued mid-week rescue Water craft patrols on the gold and sunshine coasts during peak school holidays. • purchased five new rescue Water craft with the assistance of the queensland government department of community safety. these craft replaced fleet in key locations on the gold and sunshine coasts.

blacK spot funding

system within black spot areas, such as tallebudgera creek and main beach on the gold coast. continue to grow and expand brisbane lifesaving services (bls) in all areas of south east queensland. continue to roll out emergency response beacons in black spot areas including: point lookout, maroochy river mouth and Wild cattle creek, tannum sands. support and further develop inflatable rescue boat (irb) protocols, safety and compliance through regional workshops. expand the current camera network to include auto detect features which alert lifesavers when a swimmer enters a pre-defined area. conducted coastal audits at the maroochy river mouth and tallebudgera creek precincts.

three key initiatives received federal government black spot funding in 2012/13, allowing slsq to purchase the following: • a new coastal safety camera at main beach, gold coast. this area is extremely popular for swimmers and there are long stretches without any lifesaving services. there have been several drownings and many near misses in the area over the past 12 years. • a 6m offshore rescue boat for moreton bay. this boat will provide coverage for moreton island on weekends in summer and the lower moreton bay islands with surveillance patrols and emergency response capabilities. • additional search and rescue equipment for night time operations to further assist emergency response teams. this includes upgrading the current dawn patrol/duty officer vehicle based on the gold coast.

future service priorities

slsq personnel strive to continually provide the best service to the community. staff and volunteers ensure the most up-to-date gear and equipment is maintained and meets standards by completing the following: • compiled state-wide gear and equipment priority needs for all clubs four times a year. • completed state-wide training gear and equipment audits for all clubs twice a year. • completed an annual state-wide patrol tower and trailer equipment audit. • introduced ipads and smart phones for duty officers to record online information.

a key priority of the state lifesaving committee is to ensure that current services are maintained and future services are identified and implemented based on an in-depth analysis of preventative actions, rescues, drownings and other statistics. as slsq continues to work towards achieving zero preventable deaths in queensland waters, the following services and areas were identified as priorities to work toward our goal: • continue to sustain and grow existing relationships with the department of community safety and emergency management queensland. • the band-width network upgrade is now complete and a communications expansion is planned, comprising a new digital radio system with gps tracking devices. • continue to monitor and trial the coastal Watch camera network and grow our camera surveillance

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enhancing quality lifesaving services

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lifesaving assistance funds department of Community safety vital funding from the department of community safety (dcs) ensures slsq has the resources and trained personnel to keep beaches safe and extend services across queensland. at the beginning of the 2012/2013 patrolling season, queensland experienced a change of government. in october 2012, slsq received confirmation that funding was secured in the areas identified below: • lifesaving services development fund: dcs/slsQ sustainability and more beaches under guard grants. these grants enable slscs and branches to make an application for lifesaving equipment to sustain their existing patrols and to further expand beach patrols. • volunteer marine rescue support package: this includes funding to all clubs and branches to maintain their current services across the state. • regional development fund: this provides funding to improve beach safety services to queensland communities north of the sunshine coast, with $320,000 provided to slsq in 2012/13. • Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service: this funding allows slsq to conduct a dedicated rescue helicopter service on the gold and sunshine coasts. John Villiers trust the John villiers trust granted $37,536 in 2012/13 to mackay slsc and eimeo slsc. members of the mackay slsc perform volunteer beach patrols from the mackay marina rock Wall to the river mouth, including harbour beach. the funding received from the trust will allow the club to purchase a fully equipped all terrain vehicle (atv), allowing the resumption of roving beach patrols along the entire 5km length of beach and increase preventative actions. the eimeo slsc, between bowen and mackay, received $17,300 for a patrol trailer. this will give the club the

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ability to establish a temporary beach patrol at popular beach entry points, or at identified rip currents, making the beaches safer. this also allows the club to increase the visibility of surf lifesavers and assist in the delivery of community education.

Cory Charitable Foundation the cory charitable foundation has supported slsq and various clubs throughout queensland for the past seven years. point lookout slsc secured the cory charitable foundation grant this year to purchase vital lifesaving and resuscitation training equipment. point lookout slsc patrols two beaches on north stradbroke island and has limited access to emergency services. through the foundation, the club received two cpr mannequins for resuscitation training and two hard surf rescue boards.

inkind sponsorship the following individuals and companies have provided generous donations to slsq over the past year and we thank them for their generous support: • charlie schwerkolt from queensland forklifts donated in excess of $160,000 worth of equipment to the Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service. • bluewater marina trinity beach, cairns, continued to provide a marina berth for an offshore rescue boat, resulting in a saving to slsq of approximately $12,000 per year. • q1 body corporate surfers paradise continued to provide storage for our radio communications equipment. • v-tol aerospace pty limited continued researching the use of unmanned air vehicles (uav), in partnership with slsq, with funding and equipment support from sibilco mining, flir (forward looking infra-red) and telstra. v-tol is working towards developing a deployable rescue device attached to the uav. casa approval is still pending for this project.

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lifesaving eXcellence aWards – saluting our heroes our members are the lifeblood of our organisation. the courage and commitment of our members demonstrates their generosity of spirit and enhances the reputation of the wider surf lifesaving movement. the lifesaving excellence awards are designed to formally recognise and pay tribute to clubs, individuals and members of the community for particular acts of lifesaving excellence and their outstanding commitment to lifesaving development. these awards pay homage to individual acts of bravery, selflessly carried out by members of the queensland surf lifesaving community each year. We salute our 22 deserved recipients of the 2012/13 slsq lifesaving excellence awards.

great rescues • ryan beecroft rescued a grandmother and her granddaughter caught in a dangerous current on 24 december 2011 at Wild cattle creek, tannum sands. • allira richardson, Jacob marks, ricky smith, dane Windshuttle, rhys drury, Josh minogue, hanna minogue, dane dunn, alex Wright, Josh collis, dylan newbiggin and michael King rescued an elderly gentleman at mooloolaba beach on 6 september 2012. • lachlan and tom green rescued three males from a rip at currumbin alley on 31 december 2012. • brett dorrington, thomas hughes and luke o’more rescued 12 people, nine by winching and three by landing in isolated areas, on 28 and 29 January 2013 during the bundaberg floods. • paul brennan, gillian howard and luke o’more rescued a man and his two young sons from an upturned boat off moreton island on 9 february 2013. • gary barben and bronwyn gilchrist rescued a family of five at tallebudgera creek on 17 april 2013.

The courage and commiTmenT of our members demonsTraTes Their generosiTy of spiriT and enhances The repuTaTion of The Wider surf lifesaving movemenT.


Nipper Holly Pascoe from Tallebudgera SLSC saved a Japanese tourist's life while holidaying with her family at the Sheraton on the Gold Coast.

source: Weekend gold coast bulletin, 22 dec 2012, gold coast

• margaret sims, dana morissey, leigh hartland, brian roy, ian sims, Karsten Kobbe, steven verboomen, beau Kinnear, matt poole, clilia simart, geoff Jewel, Josh minogue, mick sharry, alena greensill, paul thatcher, allira richardson and paddy nolan rescued and resuscitated a male swimmer at mooloolaba beach on 10 march 2013. • sean fallon and courtney fallon rescued a male swimmer at Kurrawa beach on 23 march 2013. • pauline cook assisted in the rescue of a male from the water’s edge over the rocks at snapper rocks on 11 march 2013. m • mackenzie geeves, emma hutton, ben allsopp and trevor allsopp rescued three young male swimmers from within the flags at marcoola beach on 5 may 2013. t • thomas ayling, christopher doney, dylan smith, dan capps, rebecca cooper-tregoning and nicholas Kirby rescued a female diver at noosa Woods park on 29 march 2013. • m medhi swaleh and tim mandeville rescued a male caught in a rip at noosa main beach on 31 march 2013. • Julie fidler, paul peterson, dan capps, peta langton, mitch nissen and claire Westley rescued a husband and wife from a rip at noosa West beach on 4 may 2013.

breath of life • calan lovitt, michael bates and tim Wilson resuscitated an elderly gentleman on 2 november 2012 at cylinder beach, north stradbroke island. • damien moffrey and steve Jones resuscitated a male cyclist at hedges avenue, mermaid beach on 27 november 2012. • richard pasco and holly pasco rescued and resuscitated a female swimmer at a gold coast hotel pool on 18 december 2012. • bill twigger, lars nesbitt, Kerryn spinks, rolph rose and Kurravai piggot resuscitated a male surfer at sunshine beach on 19 January 2013.

touching hearts • byron mills and nigel morton assisted a handicapped woman enter the water for a swim for the first time in five years at noosa main beach on valentine’s day, 14 february 2013. • Jason smith assisted a young handicapped boy to the beach for a swim at discovery beach, marcoola, on 26 January 2013. boosting service support • noosa heads slsc, alexandra headland slsc and mooloolaba slsc for providing additional lifesaving service support to peregian and sunshine beach slsc during the 2012/13 season.

research and development slsq continually investigates ways to improve and enhance services through the addition of new equipment. new equipment used in 2012/13 includes the following: • drover and honda muv700 big red all terrain vehicle – to provide a broader cross-section of vehicles for our clubs. • stand up paddle board – to assist our members and lifeguards in performing their jobs. this equipment is currently being trialled in still water. • investigating new and improved personal flotation devices (pfds) for members’ safety. • investigating powered rescue boards and powered boogie boards. • preparing to commence hi-visibility colour testing to ensure our members are wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (ppe) in the water. • updating current patrol signage to ensure our gear and equipment meet standards and club needs. • developing an unmanned air vehicle (uav) with v-toll aerospace to provide aerial services to remote locations in queensland. deployable life buoys are also being trailed on the aircraft as part of its service.

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• trialling tracking systems for rescue Water crafts and operational vehicles to provide up-to-date information for duty officers and surfcom operators, improving deployment and operator safety.

coastal risK management as the peak advisory body on beach safety, slsq continues to provide coastal public safety risk assessments on beach management and coastal risk management. the following risk audits and service level assessments were conducted to address the number of major incidents and provide recommendations to local government to minimise risk in the following areas: • tallebudgera creek precinct, gold coast • maroochy river mouth, sunshine coast • Wild cattle creek, Wide bay capricorn

estuarine crocodile management slsq lobbied the queensland government to manage estuarine crocodiles based on the marine stinger model. as a result, in 2013 the queensland government formed the north queensland community advisory group for crocodile management (nqcagcm), with a slsq representative on the group, complementing the scientific advisory group established earlier in 2013. the nqcagcm brings with it the perspective and concerns of local communities and expertise, as well as a breadth of knowledge and experience that combined with the input from the scientific advisory group, will ensure the queensland government’s policy approach is both practical and effective.

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slsQ conTinues To lead The marine sTinger prevenTion and aWareness group on behalf of The Queensland governmenT WiTh The aim of ensuring The safeTy of ocean sWimmers and Waders.

marine stinger management marine stingers can be hazardous to beachgoers in north queensland, causing a large number of injuries and on rare occasions, if not treated early enough, can be fatal. slsq continues to lead the marine stinger prevention and awareness group on behalf of the queensland government with the aim of ensuring the safety of ocean swimmers and waders. slsq strives to improve public knowledge about marine stinger identification, behaviour, preventative steps and the best course of action if someone is stung through community awareness programs and targeted educational campaigns. the marine stinger swimming enclosure protocols were instigated by slsq with local governments from cairns regional council along the coast to townsville city council. the protocols were redesigned to ensure that marine stinger swimming enclosures are adopted by local government. slsq continues to provide James cook university with specimens for marine envenomation to develop best practice marine stinger management protocols. slsq works in consultation with various organisations to further this goal and develop initiatives with other agencies such as the sms ‘sting alerts’ from the queensland ambulance service to improve the recording and response to stinger incidents.

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marine stings

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

phYsalia “blUebottle” stings: sightings:

2401

7,650

5,628

1,426

8,042

49,165

84,322

89,516

10,761

80,623

CYanea “hair JellY” stings:

166

49

144

290

420

sightings:

188

106

189

669

2,130

CatostYlUs “blUbber” 145

123

161

533

2,914

2623

900

1,803

30,198

63,170

stings: sightings: Chironex “box JellY”

4

1

5

2

45

138

53

422

265

298

stings:

10

1

11

16

2

sightings:

29

100

59

74

14

2,726

7,824

5,949

2,267

11,423

52,143

85,481

91,989

41,967

146,235

stings: sightings: CarUkia “irUkandJi”

total stings: sightings:

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slsq lifesaving services quality assurance lifesaving services, operations support and professional lifeguard services were certified by external quality auditors under the australian quality management standard iso 9001 2008, to provide our clients with the assurance that our services meet current and future requirements whilst ensuring that our lifesaving services remain a leader in aquatic safety and rescue services. certification number – qec22945


lifesaving services comparision 10

11/12

12/13

Surf/Beach Related Drownings 2008 –2013

4500

11/12

12/13

10/11

11/12

12/13

897

800 600

0 08/09

09/10

10/11

11/12

Total Club Rescues 2008 –2013

12/13

08/09

09/10

10/11

352

200

11/12

513

400

423

12/13

09/10

654

11/12

08/09

Total Club First Aid Treatments 2008 –2013

1000

1833

10/11

12/13

8383

11/12

1847

09/10

11/12

4456

2000

2694

2000

0 08/09

12/13

Lifesaving Operations Support Rescues 2008 –2013

0

08/09

09/10

10/11

25357

Lifesaving Operations Support Preventative Actions 2008 –2013

12/13

10138

11/12

5000

14287

10/11

10000

11787

4290

09/10

20000 15000

4575

4903 08/09

6524

6000

25000

21427

11232

8000

0

2500

10/11

30000

10000

2000

4000

500

ALS (QLD) Marine Stinger Treatment 2008 –2013

12000

8000

ALS (QLD) Lifeguard Preventative Actions 2008 –2013

2234

12/13

10000

0

1000

0 11/12

10/11

1500

2000

Total Preventative Actions 2008 –2013

4000

12/13

2294

4000

2242

10/11

8000

3698

09/10

10000

6000

09/10

12000

6000

3000

2198

08/09

346008

289391

0

291322

100000

286694

200000

11/12

2842

500000

300000

10/11

12065

14000 12000

558911

600000

400000

09/10

Total Marine Sting Treatments 2008 –2013

Total Rescues 2008 –2013

08/09

14000

0 08/09

12/13

09/10

8853

11/12

08/09

Total Club Preventative Actions 2008 –2013

6242

10/11

289853

09/10

239738

100000

232608

200000

231526

19124

5281

9596

08/09

12/13

16000

300000

0

0

11/12

14937

400000

5000

10/11

457114

20000

500

09/10

ALS (QLD) Lifeguard Rescues 2008 –2013

500000

15000

08/09

12/13

25000

10000

1000

10/11

17026

1500

09/10

Total resuscitations (Inc Oxygen2008 Therapy) Total Resuscitations (Inc Oxygen Therapy) –20132008 –2013

6732

2000

2866

2500

3648

3000

3610

3500

3908

4165

4000

0 08/09

51865

10/11

45078

09/10

52190

0

50265

50

0

667

200

1 08/09

493

400

100

3

2

600

669

5

150

3

800

775

200

1000

261

5 4

295

250

292

6

100000 90000 80000 70000 60000 50000 40000 30000 20000 10000 0

90460

1200

300

1267

1400

350

315

8

7

400

366

8

9

9

9

11/12

12/13

Total First Aid Treatments 2008 –2013

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australian lifeguard service australian lifeguard service a leader in professional lifeguard services the australian lifeguard service (als) has always been dedicated to saving lives and is committed to the provision of a proactive service on the beaches and within the community. as the lifeguard arm of slsq, we provide professional lifeguard services to local governments, land managers and resorts. backed by more than a century of surf lifesaving experience, the als in queensland is the largest provider of professional lifeguards in australia. slsq employs 46 permanent and 210 casual als lifeguards across six regions, encompassing more than 80 individual services. all staff members work closely with a widespread network of volunteers from surf lifesaving clubs and the lifesaving operations division. a leader in aquatic safety, the als sets an international benchmark through nationally-accredited training, highlyskilled staff and detailed standard operating practices. als lifeguards are required to undertake regular fitness testing and professional development to ensure they maintain their rescue, first aid, resuscitation and beach management capabilities. in 2012/13, the professional development of als lifeguards was further developed with senior lifeguards completing advanced first aid, silver medallion aquatic rescue and certificate iii in public safety courses. als queensland lifeguards also continued to provide first aid at the state and australian surf life saving championships during the year.

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the als also continued to expand its presence in queensland, securing work with the sunshine coast council, almost doubling the size of the service in this state. in the Wide bay capricorn region, the als service has extended into the winter season for the first time with Kelly’s beach now patrolled on weekends and agnes Water patrolled seven days per week from may to september. the outstanding professionalism of als lifeguards is recognised by slsa through the lifeguard of the year award. this year’s queensland als lifeguard of the year and sunshine coast regional lifeguard of the year is Jason smith from the sunshine coast. the regional als lifeguards of the year are: • emma smith, north queensland • reece tudehope, townsville • Jack robinson, mackay • dale leggett, Wide bay capricorn • brad beauchamp, south east queensland • Jason smith, sunshine coast the future focus for als lifeguards is to continue to work, in cooperation and consultation with slsq’s volunteer lifesavers, to deliver safer beaches and better services across the state.

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lifeguard service table CounCil/Corporation

Years of serviCe

BeaChes/areas patrolled

Far north QUeensland region liFegUard serViCes cairns regional council

24 years

four mile beach, holloways beach, yorkeys Knob beach, ellis beach, palm cove, trinity beach, clifton beach, bramston beach, Kewarra beach, green island, esplanade lagoon

cassowary coast regional council

18 years

etty bay, north mission, mission beach

north QUeensland region liFegUard serViCes hinchinbrook shire council

18 years

forrest beach

townsville city council

23 years

the strand net 1, the strand net 2, the strand Water park, alma bay, picnic bay, horseshoe bay

10 years

balgal beach, riverway lagoon, the strand rock pool

2 years

pallarenda

burdekin shire council

21 years

alva beach

Whitsunday regional council

5 years

horseshoe bay (bowen)

mackay regional council

5 years

blue Water lagoon

22 years

harbour beach, lamberts beach, eimeo beach

20 years

sarina beach

Wide baY CapriCorn region liFegUard serViCes rockhampton regional council

21 years

emu park beach, yeppoon beach

gladstone regional council

18 years

agnes Water beach

21 years

tannum sands beach

bundaberg regional council

21 years

moore park beach, oaks beach, Kelly’s beach, elliott heads beach, mon repos beach, nielsen park beach

2 years

Woodgate

fraser coast regional council

21 years

torquay beach

sUnshine Coast region liFegUard serViCes sunshine coast council

1 year

noosa West, noosa, sunshine, sunrise, peregian, nth peregian, coolum nth, coolum beach, yaroomba, hyatt regency, boardwalk, marcoola, discovery beach, mudjimba, twin Waters, maroochydore, alexandra headlands, mooloolaba, mooloolaba spit, mooloolaba cats, buddina, Wurtulla, currimundi, dicky beach, Kings beach, bulcock beach, golden beach, Kings pool

gympie regional council

20 years

rainbow beach

moreton bay regional council

18 years

Woorim beach

soUth east QUeensland region liFegUard serViCes south bank corporation

21 years

streets beach lagoon

redland city council

20 years

cylinder beach, main beach, adder rock

non local government areas

5 years

double island point

2 years

inskip point

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AROUND THE REGIONS

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On Queensland's sOuthern cOast, surf lifesavers cOntend with surf cOnditiOns that cOuld be mild One day and extreme the next, clOsing beaches and causing erOsiOn. slsq comprises five regions stretching from port douglas in the north to rainbow bay on the nsW border, encompassing a diverse coastline and surf conditions. While all surf lifesavers undergo the same training, they face varying surf conditions on the job. on queensland's southern coast, surf lifesavers contend with surf conditions that could be mild one day and extreme the next, closing beaches and causing erosion. on queensland’s northern coast, surf lifesavers contend with seasonal cyclones that cause major damage to the coastline, and are also required to monitor box jellyfish, irukandji or estuarine crocodiles to keep beachgoers safe.

north queensland (port douglas to mission beach) the completion of our new headquarters near cairns beaches was a major highlight this year. the state government provided financial assistance for two rescue boats to assist with crocodile management and for emergencies and search and rescue operations.

Job Well done our lifeguards supervised four major ocean events including the coral coast triathlon at port douglas and the usm iron man challenge; provided extensive coverage over the christmas period for beaches from port douglas to mission beach; and increased their presence on green island over the chinese new year.

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safety message We conducted surf safety sessions with community organisations, including beach safety talks with international students at tafe, a crocodile education program, beach to bush programs in schools, and a marine stinger program at freshwater state school. recognising our expertise in aquatic safety and crocodile surveillance, the state government invited slsq to join the north queensland community advisory group for crocodile management.

north barrier (forrest beach to sarina) surf lifesavers from the region’s eight slsc clubs collectively saved 15 lives, performed 147 first aid treatments, carried out 3,190 preventive actions and 86 stinger treatments in 2012/13. the als also extended its service to cover the pallarenda beach stinger enclosure, maintaining and checking the enclosure on a daily basis and providing a full-time lifeguard over school holiday periods.

building Update With the settlement of a claim against cyclone yasi finalised, the forrest beach slsc invested about $300,000 in clubhouse improvements. mackay slsc completed its renovations and ayr slsc renovated its kitchen area.

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Worth Celebrating • founded on magnetic island in 1928, arcadian slsc this year celebrated 85 years of service to the region with a gala event at townsville’s Jupiter’s casino. • bhp billiton cannington committed to a three-year, $30,000 per year grant to four northern clubs to assist with the purchase of patrol equipment. • mackay slsc’s 13-year-old alexander finney won the prestigious slsq u14 Junior lifesaver of the year award. • slsq opened an office in mackay city providing the southern end of the north barrier branch with a central location to meet. engaging ‘little’ lifesavers school surf league programs were held in both townsville and mackay, while a little lifesaver program was approved by the mackay regional council for the first time and will be held over the september school holidays. townsville held two programs at riverway, to be transferred to the strand to increase participation in the future.

Wide bay capricorn (yeppoon to hervey bay) the tornados, floods and severe storms of 2012/13 adversely affected townships from rockhampton to hervey bay, impacting on all of our surf lifesaving communities. the bundaberg region suffered most, with floods devastating the city and surrounding areas. our members and staff banded together to assist their local community during evacuations and in the recovery effort. the gladstone region 24-hour emergency response group was activated a number of times during these events and our other clubs and services, not directly impacted, volunteered their time to assist. on the patrol front, our members performed a large number of rescues, preventative actions and first aid treatments throughout the year. no lives were lost on our

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patrolled beaches, however, sadly, an international tourist drowned while swimming at an unpatrolled beach in bundaberg.

key highlights • individual surf athletes and teams from the region were awarded medals in queensland, australian and World surf life saving championships. • yeppoon slsc hosted the 2013 laerdal queensland surf rescue championships and hervey bay slsc hosted the 2013 queensland Junior surf life saving championships. • patrol hours were extended and resources boosted throughout the year. • funding from the queensland government allowed the als to expand its patrols to trial a winter off-season. new regional headquarters our regional office moved to new premises in bundaberg and we appointed a full-time lifesaving services coordinator to oversee the als. another key regional initiative was the Wide bay capricorn and sunshine coast branch youth development camp (camp commando) for u14 and u15 members, which was well attended.

sunshine coast (rainboW beach to redcliffe peninsula) the season was long and challenging, starting with ex tropical cyclone oswald, then long periods of sustained high seas leading to large-scale erosion across the sunshine coast. sadly, three drownings occurred over the season. our members will continue to focus on reducing these incidents.

seasonal highlights • the up-skilling of sunshine coast council lifeguards to transition them to slsq prior to summer.

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• a move back to the Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service hanger at caloundra to recommence seven day per week operations in the 2013/14 financial year. • slsq state championships successfully held at maroochydore and mooloolaba spit. • the first lifesaving memorial day on 5 may 2013 at alexandra headland slsc.

gold coast (point looKout to rainboW bay) the 2012/13 patrol season was an extremely busy one and, despite our best efforts, there were a number of drownings outside the flags. prevention remains the key focus of all patrolling members. the south coast branch’s 12 affiliated clubs performed 33,008 preventative actions, conducted 689 rescues and administered first aid on 2901 occasions. the 11 affiliated clubs of slsq point danger branch performed 215 rescues, 10,651 preventative actions and administered 1,190 first aid treatments. on the awards front, south coast branch members gained 5,432 surf lifesaving awards and 1,714 nationally recognised awards during the 2012/13 season.

sporting prowess • point danger branch clubs and members were represented at all surf sports events with the nippers winning 12 more gold medals at the queensland Junior championships than last year, and currumbin finishing 12th overall at the nationals. • the south coast branch proved a major force in surf sports at both state and national levels, with northcliffe slsc gaining second place in state src and Junior championships and first place in open, state and young guns. • coolangatta beach hosted the coolangatta gold event and north Kirra hosted the australian championships. both events were extremely well attended.


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in the Community • in January 2013, south coast branch members assisted with welfare checks on flood-affected properties at mount tamborine in the gold coast hinterland. • a number of youth involvement program events were held, including the beach sports challenge, surf soldiers youth development camp and survive emu gully youth development camp. • the contribution of 16 point danger branch member volunteers was recognised in the australian government’s mcpherson awards. • currumbin slsc was named the cleanest beach in queensland. • broadbeach member mark fife received the order of australia medal in the queen’s 2013 birthday honours list. • more than 4,000 students participated in surf safety awareness talks across gold coast and northern new south Wales schools. • in late 2012, slsq opened a regional office at West burleigh to bring state services closer to gold coast branches, clubs and lifesavers. • early morning beach patrols continue 365 days of the year on the gold coast by members of operations support, prior to the start of traditional patrols.

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MEMBER Education

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7,745 naTionally accrediTed aWards

20,759

In 2012/13, SLSQ ISSued memberS wIth 7,745 natIonaLLy accredIted awardS and 20,759 Surf LIfeSav S Ing awardS. Sav thIS repreSentS ent an ImpreSSIve 30% IncreaSe In awardS entS and SkILL deveLopment from the prevIouS SeaSon. a key education focus during the 2012/13 season was to initiate an online resource for our premier award — the certificate ll public safety/bronze medallion. during the year, we trialled the resource, involving trainers involved in its continued improvement prior to the state-wide rollout next season. further online resources for our key awards will be implemented in 2013/14, which will streamline some of the marking and checking requirements of our trainers and assessors and provide greater flexibility, convenience and learning outcomes for our members. during the year, we also implemented an online proficiency for our inflatable rescue boat (irb) crew training to provide alignment to a nationally accredited award: puasar015a crew small powercraft in a rescue operation. the award gives our members the opportunity to have this unit recognised if they pursue a certificate lll in public safety (aquatic rescue).

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other activities undertaken to enhance members’ knowledge and skills: • up-skilling of trainers and assessors to the contemporary tae10 qualification as required by the federal government by 1 July 2013 for vocational education and training. numerous support sessions were provided across the state to assist members in acquiring the tae10 qualification. • regional training support provided professional development opportunities for volunteers to enable them to become nationally accredited trainers and assessors. slsq clubs now have 155 new trainers and 92 new assessors. • 96 members obtained the nationally accredited beach management award and the silver medallion basic beach management required for patrol captains. • the nationally accredited spinal management award was delivered throughout our regions. We now have 333 members on our beaches able to deal with spinal emergencies. We expect this group to grow throughout the coming season. • trials of the new nationally accredited rescue Water craft (rWc) award were undertaken. over the coming season our lifeguards and operational support groups will start this award to further enhance their lifesaving skills.

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surf sports

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Surf carnivalS promote a healthy lifeStyle and allow memberS to tranSfer Some of the core SkillS of Surf lifeSaving SSaving to the Sporting arena.

5,000+ sURF spORTs cOmpETiTORs

sport is one of the key foundations of the surf lifesaving movement. unlike other sports, the underlying purpose is to improve surf lifesaving skills with the ultimate aim of keeping our beaches safe. surf carnivals promote a healthy lifestyle and allow members to transfer some of the core skills of surf lifesaving to the sporting arena. in 2012/13, queensland’s turbulent weather disrupted the summer schedule, with some beaches struggling to recover. despite the conditions and events being relocated or cancelled, there was strong participation in slsq’s premier carnivals.

Key events Queensland surf life saving Championships adverse weather failed to dim the spirit of competitors this year, including terrigal’s Jack moyes who triumphed in the blue ribbon open ironman event, ahead of shannon eckstein and corey Jones. in the women’s final, coolangatta gold winner brodie moir (north burleigh) held off courtney hancock and harriet brown. in a special tribute, the u15 ironman was dedicated to the late matthew barclay, with matthew’s dad stephen awarding the memorial trophy to winner grant harris from Kurrawa. in the overall stakes, northcliffe won by 22 points, ahead of mooloolaba and fellow sunshine coast club noosa heads in third place. in the masters competition, alexandra headland took the honours ahead of noosa heads and mooloolaba.

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Queensland Junior surf life saving Championships hervey bay provided the ideal setting for the Junior state titles with some of the closest racing seen in years. more than 1,400 youngsters from port douglas to rainbow bay contested in the championships, an annual highlight for all juniors. the fraser coast council provided great support, upgrading parklands, foreshore and grading the beach. laerdal Queensland surf rescue Championships around 150 of the state’s top surf lifesavers put their skills to the test at the 2013 laerdal surf rescue championships at yeppoon beach in february 2013. alexandra headland prevailed by a mere three points to win overall honours from northcliffe and maroochydore. strong performances across the two days saw alexandra headland’s michael White and tweed heads and coolangatta’s mariah Jones take out the coveted open male and open female champion lifesaver events. northcliffe extended its unbeaten run in the open patrol competition to 14 years. Queensland board riding Championships due to poor weather, the queensland board riding championships was postponed until the first weekend of may, resulting in a drop in entries — 100 athletes compared to 180 entries before it was rescheduled. the fourth annual queensland championships saw competitors from u11 to masters showcase their skills on both long and short boards. alexandra headland claimed overall honours ahead of coolum and currumbin. slsq annual report 12–13


Queensland state endurance Championships more than 400 athletes from across queensland converged on tweed heads and coolangatta to pit their skills on 20 october 2012. events were held from u11 to masters across a range of long distance disciplines, including ocean swimming, board paddling, surf ski paddling and beach running. northcliffe took overall honours ahead of maroochydore and noosa heads. inflatable rescue boat (irb) Competition high-octane irb racing proved popular with competitors and spectators alike as queensland clubs hit the surf and raced for gold at state and national levels. designed to simulate rescue scenarios, the sport transfers lifesaving skills of drivers and crew to a competitive setting. Queensland state irb Championships more than 300 competitors attended the queensland irb championships on the gold coast from 29-30 June 2013. north burleigh claimed the championship trophy with 79 points, ahead of Kurrawa on 59 points and dicky beach on 58 points. ocean roar irb premiership series the five-round ocean roar irb premiership series gave irb teams the chance to race in challenging conditions following extreme weather events that impacted queensland beaches. about 180 competitors competed in the first two rounds, while the final three rounds had more than 220 competitors each. north burleigh won the series on 278 points, followed by Kurrawa on 229 and Kawana Waters on 194. sports development slsq is committed to providing ongoing training and development to all of its members involved in surf lifesaving sports, from recreational to elite levels. our programs are delivered across a range of disciplines and are tailored to meet the needs of all athletes regardless of age, ability and location. the quality of slsq’s sports

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development programs are reflected in the ongoing success of our athletes at a national and international level. in 2012/13, slsq continued to demonstrate its commitment to sport in queensland and worked with branches and clubs to deliver a range of training opportunities, including coaching and officials’ accreditation courses, athlete development and high performance clinics. feedback from these programs has been positive.

developing Champion athletes more than 100 participants attended athlete development clinics throughout queensland between July and october 2012. these clinics included the Wide bay capricorn athlete development clinic, north australian championships pool rescue clinic, 2012 high performance clinic, the north queensland pool rescue clinic, and a high performance clinic held on the sunshine coast after the interbranch championships for u15 and u17 members, run by the 2012 queensland cyclones coaching staff.

Queensland Cyclones teams historically, slsq has produced some of the best athletes, not only in queensland and australia, but internationally. on 21-22 January, the 2013 interstate championships were held in newport, new south Wales, with some of the biggest names in lifesaving contesting a range of events. queensland’s 38-strong team finished a close second to new south Wales in overall points. refer to page 37 to view our cyclones team members.

slsQ is commiTTed To providing ongoing Training and developmenT To all of iTs members involved in surf lifesaving sporTs, from recreaTional To eliTe levels.

developing Champion officials a total of 202 participants attended 16 level 1 courses across queensland during the year. five courses were held in north barrier branch, four in Wide bay capricorn branch, one in north queensland branch and two in the sunshine coast branch, point danger branch and south coast branch. developing Champion Coaches coaches are vital to maintaining athletes’ involvement in sport and the wider lifesaving movement. six level 1 coaching courses were delivered to a total of 111 participants across north queensland, north barrier, sunshine coast, Wide bay capricorn, south coast and point danger branches during the year. slsq also ran a level 2 coaching course in brisbane facilitated by state coaching advisor gavin hill with a total of 14 participants.

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SLSQ juniors continuing a proud tradition — the March Past


regional sport slsq continues to deliver on its commitment to develop regional sport and increase participation from all corners of queensland. to that end, we facilitated high-level competition in 2012/13 with the north australian championships, and the return of slsq’s interbranch championships, a key opportunity for queensland country team members to pit their skills against southern competitors. other highlights included the queensland country Junior (u13-u17) representative team finishing second overall in the queensland interbranch championships – its highest placing in history, and the largest number of queensland country competitors being selected in the queensland cyclones team. a group of the state’s top regional athletes, from u15 to u19, and one coach were also drafted into the northern territory state team to compete at the 2013 slsa interstate championships.

regional sports advisory panel the regional sports advisory panel continues to operate with a charter to develop sporting opportunities and development pathways within regional queensland and ensure that regional members are exposed to quality sports events. north australian Championships mackay hosted nearly 650 athletes and their supporters from 26-28 october 2012 at the north australian championships. the most prestigious competition for northern members, the annual championships involved competitors from u11 to masters contesting the full suite of sporting disciplines. cairns triumphed in the overall point score after the three days of competition, followed by ellis beach and townsville/picnic bay.

interbranch Championships the interbranch championships were re-introduced during 2008/09, providing young athletes aged u13 to u17 with an opportunity to represent their region. the championships also provide queensland country — a team of up to 48 youngsters selected following the north australian championships — with an opportunity to take on their southern rivals from the sunshine coast, south coast and point danger branches. this year, the sunshine coast branch prevailed, ahead of queensland country, south coast and point danger.

surf boat Competition surf boat competition and development is progressing well in queensland country, evident by the selection of the tannum sands slsc u23 Womens and u19 mens surf boat crews in the queensland representative team. the north queensland navy series for surf boats also continued this season, with healthy crew numbers.

pool rescue Competition and development participation continues to grow in pool rescue competition, with clubs and branches embracing this exciting discipline and its development potential. during the year, clinics were conducted across various regional queensland centres and were well attended. the north australian championships included pool rescue, with events conducted across age groups from u11 to masters, attracting approximately 350 competitors. the queensland country high performance pool rescue squad expanded to include 32 athletes, two senior coaches and one team manager. importantly, these pool rescue competitions and the subsequent high performance squad have become pathways and continue to deliver strong results. this is reflected in the number of athletes and coaches from the hp squad selected for higher representative honours. results from the 2012/13 australian pool rescue championships were exceptional, with the squad claiming five gold medals, eight silver medals, 12 bronze medals and five australian records.

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2012 norTH ausTralian cHampionsHips open Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 McKenzie, Emma Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 McKinstry, Pippa Cairns SLSC 3 Priestly, Kai Ellis Beach SLSC open male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Muir, Reece Mackay SLSC 2 Nissen, Mitch Cairns SLSC 3 Marsh, James Cairns SLSC U15 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Cleaver, Emma Tannum Sands SLSC 2 Baillie, Tayla Mackay SLSC 3 Crothers-Stomps, Sobel Mackay SLSC U15 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Findlay, Corey Bundaberg SLSC 2 Brotherson, Benjamin Mackay SLSC 3 Priestly, Joshua Ellis Beach SLSC U17 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Spark, Sheridan Emu Park SLSC 2 Watson, Sally Arcadian SLSC 3 Grosskreutz, Georgia Tannum Sands SLSC U17 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Haug, Adam Cairns SLSC 2 Sense, Richmond Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 McKinstry, Lachlan Cairns SLSC 30-39 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Ferik, Julie-Anne Cairns SLSC 2 McGrath, Louise Eimeo SLSC 30-39 male —2km beaCh rUn 1 Tabuai, James Cairns SLSC 2 White, Shane Cairns SLSC 40+ male —2km beaCh rUn 1 Green, Laurence Cairns SLSC 2 Sharpe, Stafford Tannum Sands SLSC 3 O` Shaughnessy, Peter Yeppoon SLSC 40+ Yrs Womens — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Sager, Julie Cairns SLSC 2 Davis, Julie Moore Park SLSC 3 Innes, Nicole Port Douglas SLSC 30-34 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Hotz, Alesha Yeppoon SLSC 30-34 male — beaCh Flags 1 Callan, David Arcadian SLSC 2 Vairy, Mark Mackay SLSC 3 Cumming, Matthew Yeppoon SLSC 35-39 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Anderson, Susan Cairns SLSC 2 McGrath, Louise Eimeo SLSC 3 Glithero, Kirsty Yeppoon SLSC 35-39 male — beaCh Flags 1 White, Shane Cairns SLSC 2 Ryan, Garry Bundaberg SLSC 3 Williamson, Mathew Arcadian SLSC 40-44 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Sager, Julie Cairns SLSC 2 Fifield, Samantha Cairns SLSC 3 Innes, Nicole Port Douglas SLSC 40-44 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Sager, Julie Cairns SLSC 2 Fifield, Samantha Cairns SLSC 3 Innes, Nicole Port Douglas SLSC 40-44 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Sager, Julie Cairns SLSC 2 Fifield, Samantha Cairns SLSC 3 Innes, Nicole Port Douglas SLSC 40-44 male — *beaCh Flags 1 Bebendorf, Scott Tannum Sands SLSC 2 Cali, Joseph Mackay SLSC 3 Lynch, John Yeppoon SLSC 45-49 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Davis, Julie Moore Park SLSC 2 Nissen, Belinda Cairns SLSC 3 McNamara, Kelly Port Douglas SLSC 45-49 male — *beaCh Flags 1 Street, Kent Sarina SLSC 2 Batt, Paul Elliott Heads SLSC 3 Grima, Tony Hervey Bay SLSC 50-54 male — beaCh Flags 1 Harris, Fred Eimeo SLSC 2 Jones, Brett Cairns SLSC 3 Osborne, Murray Yeppoon SLSC

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open Female — beaCh Flags 1 Cass, Maegan Mackay SLSC 2 Osborn, Kayla Elliott Heads SLSC 3 Morgan, Jo Ayr SLSC open male — beaCh Flags 1 Madge, Harrison Agnes Water SLSC 2 Crook, Daniel Elliott Heads SLSC 3 Carmichael, Codie Agnes Water SLSC U11 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Clifford, Tayla Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Harris, Meg Eimeo SLSC 3 McGrath, Amber Eimeo SLSC U11 male — beaCh Flags 1 Barbagallo, Julian Ayr SLSC 2 Lyons, Thomas Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Connell, Carn Eimeo SLSC U12 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Williams, Hamarna Tannum Sands SLSC 2 Sinclair, Claudia Ellis Beach SLSC 3 McGrath, Lauren Eimeo SLSC U12 male — beaCh Flags 1 Spark, Jacob Emu Park SLSC 2 Nimmo, Samuel Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Street, Callum Sarina SLSC U13 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Clarke, Alexandra Tannum Sands SLSC 2 Stovgaard, Tanya Cairns SLSC 3 Turrell, Nadia Etty Bay SLSC U13 male — beaCh Flags 1 Jones, Max Ayr SLSC 2 Farrelly, Liam Hervey Bay SLSC 3 Hebbard, Mason Emu Park SLSC U14 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Murray, Logan Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Morgan, Toni Ayr SLSC 3 Higgins, Gemma Tannum Sands SLSC U14 male — beaCh Flags 1 Anderson, Dylan Cairns SLSC 2 Lablache, Wade Eimeo SLSC 3 Barbagallo, Nathaniel Ayr SLSC U15 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Batt, Riley Elliott Heads SLSC 2 Griffiths, Mariko Arcadian SLSC 3 Nankivell, Jessica Elliott Heads SLSC U15 male — beaCh Flags 1 Haynes, Joel Eimeo SLSC 2 Pavlenko, Joel Eimeo SLSC 3 Lamb, Braydon Eimeo SLSC U15 male — beaCh Flags 1 Cass, Maegan Mackay SLSC 2 Morgan, Jo Ayr SLSC 3 Mulcahy, Madison Ayr SLSC U17 male — beaCh Flags 1 Lloyd, Jack Agnes Water SLSC 2 Burnett, Dylan Eimeo SLSC 3 Madge, Harrison Agnes Water SLSC U19 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Osborn, Kayla Elliott Heads SLSC 2 Dwyer, Maggie Arcadian SLSC 3 Jordan, Dana Ellis Beach SLSC U19 male — beaCh Flags 1 Carmichael, Codie Agnes Water SLSC 2 Mackle, Patrick Eimeo SLSC 3 Davis, Benjamin Moore Park SLSC 50+ Yrs Womens — beaCh Flags 1 Furnell, Lisa Ayr SLSC 2 McLeod, Sara Port Douglas SLSC 3 Gosley-Smith, Darlene Eimeo SLSC 55+ male — beaCh Flags 1 Robertson, William Yeppoon SLSC 2 Insch, Ian Mackay SLSC 3 Markham, Brian Port Douglas SLSC 30-34 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Hotz, Alesha Yeppoon SLSC 30-34 male — beaCh sprint 1 Callan, David Arcadian SLSC 2 Vairy, Mark Mackay SLSC 3 Cumming, Matthew Yeppoon SLSC 35-39 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Anderson, Susan Cairns SLSC

2 Ferik, Julie-Anne Cairns SLSC 3 McGrath, Louise Eimeo SLSC 35-39 male — beaCh sprint 1 Tabuai, James Cairns SLSC 2 White, Shane Cairns SLSC 3 Ryan, Garry Bundaberg SLSC 40-44 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Sager, Julie Cairns SLSC 2 Fifield, Samantha Cairns SLSC 3 Innes, Nicole Port Douglas SLSC 40-44 male — beaCh sprint 1 Bebendorf, Scott Tannum Sands SLSC 2 Sharpe, Stafford Tannum Sands SLSC 3 Lynch, John Yeppoon SLSC 45-49 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Davis, Julie Moore Park SLSC 2 Nissen, Belinda Cairns SLSC 3 McNamara, Kelly Port Douglas SLSC 45-49 male — beaCh sprint 1 Street, Kent Sarina SLSC 2 Grima, Tony Hervey Bay SLSC 3 Batt, Paul Elliott Heads SLSC 50-54 male *beaCh sprint 1 Coles, Colin Mackay SLSC 2 Jones, Brett Cairns SLSC 3 Haug, Chris Cairns SLSC open Female — beaCh sprint 1 Cass, Maegan Mackay SLSC 2 White, Jessie Mission Beach SLSC 3 Osborn, Kayla Elliott Heads SLSC open male — beaCh sprint 1 Witt, Jesse Etty Bay SLSC 2 Lloyd, Jack Agnes Water SLSC 3 Nissen, Mitch Cairns SLSC U11 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Clifford, Tayla Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Harris, Meg Eimeo SLSC 3 Todman, Anthea Cairns SLSC U11 male — beaCh sprint 1 Lyons, Thomas Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Barbagallo, Julian Ayr SLSC 3 Thorburn, Toby Eimeo SLSC U12 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Topping, Xanthe Arcadian SLSC 2 Fedalto, Larah Tannum Sands SLSC 3 Di Bartolo, Taya Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U12 male — beaCh sprint 1 Nimmo, Samuel Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Wingham, Ryan Arcadian SLSC 3 Booij, Jacob Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Street, Callum Sarina SLSC U13 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Clarke, Alexandra Tannum Sands SLSC 2 Horton, Kirra Hervey Bay SLSC 3 McLaughlan, Breanna Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U13 male — beaCh sprint 1 Mitchell, Nathan Yeppoon SLSC 2 Jones, Max Ayr SLSC 3 Hargrave, Jack Mackay SLSC U14 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Murray, Logan Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Markham, Eliza Port Douglas SLSC 3 Breitkreutz, Zoe Mackay SLSC U14 male —beaCh sprint 1 Barbagallo, Nathaniel Ayr SLSC 2 Anderson, Dylan Cairns SLSC 3 Lablache, Wade Eimeo SLSC U15 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Batt, Riley Elliott Heads SLSC 2 Gambling, Eleanor Emu Park SLSC 3 Griffiths, Mariko Arcadian SLSC U15 male — beaCh sprint 1 Pavlenko, Joel Eimeo SLSC 2 kiddle, Rhys Cairns SLSC 3 Lamb, Braydon Eimeo SLSC U17 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Cass, Maegan Mackay SLSC 2 Mulcahy, Madison Ayr SLSC 3 White, Jessie Mission Beach SLSC

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U17 male — beaCh sprint 1 Burnett, Dylan Eimeo SLSC 2 Lloyd, Jack Agnes Water SLSC 3 Witt, Jesse Etty Bay SLSC U19 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Osborn, Kayla Elliott Heads SLSC 2 Jordan, Dana Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Dwyer, Maggie Arcadian SLSC U19 male — beaCh sprint 1 Nissen, Mitch Cairns SLSC 2 Davis, Benjamin Moore Park SLSC 3 Carmichael, Codie Agnes Water SLSC 50+ Female — beaCh sprint 1 Furnell, Lisa Ayr SLSC 2 Gosley-Smith, Darlene Eimeo SLSC 3 McLeod, Sara Port Douglas SLSC 55+ male — beaCh sprint 1 Markham, Brian Port Douglas SLSC 2 Insch, Ian Mackay SLSC 3 Robertson, William Yeppoon SLSC 30-34 male — ironman 1 Cumming, Matthew Yeppoon SLSC 35-39 male — ironman 1 White, Shane Cairns SLSC 2 Conway, Tige Mackay SLSC 40-44 male — ironman 1 Collison, Gordon Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Weldon, Tony Mackay SLSC 3 Cali, Joseph Mackay SLSC 45-49 male — ironman 1 Kreuter, Jens Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Marsh, James Cairns SLSC 3 Green, Laurence Cairns SLSC 50-54 male — ironman 1 Hynes, Peter Mackay SLSC 2 Goodman, John Port Douglas SLSC 3 Jones, Brett Cairns SLSC open male — ironman 1 Bell, Samuel Emu Park SLSC 2 Blanchard, Christopher Elliott Heads SLSC 3 Martin, Jarrod Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U14 — ironman 1 Devine-Cameron, Finn Port Douglas SLSC 2 Roth, Cody Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Scott, Brody Ellis Beach SLSC U15 — ironman 1 Roth, Adam Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Hebbard, Matthew Emu Park SLSC 3 Findlay, Corey Bundaberg SLSC U17 — ironman 1 Davis, Matthew Moore Park SLSC 2 Sheppard, Toby Bundaberg SLSC 3 Nugent, Mitchell Arcadian SLSC U19 — ironman 1 Bell, Samuel Emu Park SLSC 2 Davis, Benjamin Moore Park SLSC 3 Nissen, Mitch Cairns SLSC 55+ male — ironman 1 Robertson, William Yeppoon SLSC 2 Markham, Brian Port Douglas SLSC 3 Pollard, Steve Port Douglas SLSC U11 — ironman 1 Sorensen, Derek Port Douglas SLSC 2 Daly, Jack Cairns SLSC 3 Louis, Colby Yeppoon SLSC U12 — *ironman 1 Spark, Jacob Emu Park SLSC 2 Priestly, Jake Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Murphy, Ethan Emu Park SLSC U13 — ironman 1 Nugent, Nicholas Arcadian SLSC 2 Hebbard, Mason Emu Park SLSC 3 Koelman, Reegan Arcadian SLSC 30-34 Female — ironWoman 1 Hotz, Alesha Yeppoon SLSC 2 Kerr, Elizabeth Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 35-39 Female — ironWoman 1 Ferik, Julie-Anne Cairns SLSC 2 Glithero, Kirsty Yeppoon SLSC

40-44 Female — ironWoman 1 De Rooy, Kylee Arcadian SLSC 2 Innes, Nicole Port Douglas SLSC 3 Sager, Julie Cairns SLSC 45-49 Female — ironWoman 1 Davis, Julie Moore Park SLSC 2 Nissen, Belinda Cairns SLSC 3 McNamara, Kelly Port Douglas SLSC open Female — ironWoman 1 De Rooy, Kylee Arcadian SLSC 2 Hall, Hannah Etty Bay SLSC 3 McKenzie, Emma Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U14 — ironWoman 1 Houston, Emily Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Breitkreutz, Zoe Mackay SLSC 3 Jones, Laura Cairns SLSC U15 — ironWoman 1 Kreuter, Megan Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Fry, Georgia Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Gerrard, Chelsea Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U17 — ironWoman 1 Scott, Soraya Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Sager, Whitney Cairns SLSC 3 Finnis, Emma Bundaberg SLSC U19 — ironWoman 1 Hall, Hannah Etty Bay SLSC 2 Dwyer, Maggie Arcadian SLSC 3 Jordan, Dana Ellis Beach SLSC 50+ Female — ironWoman 1 McLeod, Sara Port Douglas SLSC U11 — ironWoman 1 Harris, Meg Eimeo SLSC 2 Fifield, Charlotte Cairns SLSC 3 Anderson, Tiana Cairns SLSC U12 — ironWoman 1 De Rooy, Emily Arcadian SLSC 2 Grant, Harriet Cairns SLSC 3 Jenner, Olivia Tannum Sands SLSC U13 — ironWoman 1 Phelan, Matilda Emu Park SLSC 2 Stovgaard, Tanya Cairns SLSC 3 Jones, Myar Arcadian SLSC 30-34 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Hotz, Alesha Yeppoon SLSC 2 Kerr, Elizabeth Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 30-34 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Cumming, Matthew Yeppoon SLSC 35-39 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Johnston, Wendy Bundaberg SLSC 2 Anderson, Susan Cairns SLSC 3 Ferik, Julie-Anne Cairns SLSC 35-39 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Roughsedge, Chad Yeppoon SLSC 2 Hooper, Jason Emu Park SLSC 3 White, Shane Cairns SLSC 40-44 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 De Rooy, Kylee, Arcadian SLSC 2 Woods, Marilyn Cairns SLSC 3 Innes, Nicole Port Douglas SLSC 40-44 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Knight, Grant Port Douglas SLSC 2 Bragg, Darrin Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Swaffield, Mark Yeppoon SLSC 45-49 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Davis, Julie Moore Park SLSC 2 Reynolds, Sharon Emu Park SLSC 3 McNamara, Kelly Port Douglas SLSC 45-49 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Kreuter, Jens Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Skinner, Bradley Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Stubbs, Philip Yeppoon SLSC 50-54 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Haug, Chris Cairns SLSC 2 O` Shaughnessy, Peter Yeppoon SLSC 3 Jones, Brett Cairns SLSC open Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 McKenzie, Emma Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Watson, Sally Arcadian SLSC 3 Jordan, Dana Ellis Beach SLSC

U15 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Kreuter, Megan Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Jackson, Emma Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Little, Ellen Emu Park SLSC U15 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 O`Shea, Jacob Bundaberg SLSC 2 Roth, Adam Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Jackson, Lachlan Ellis Beach SLSC U17 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Scott, Soraya Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Spark, Sheridan Emu Park SLSC 3 McKinstry, Pippa Cairns SLSC U17 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Davis, Matthew Moore Park SLSC 2 Sheppard, Toby Bundaberg SLSC 3 Johnston, Brodie Bundaberg SLSC U19 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Jordan, Dana Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Hall, Hannah Etty Bay SLSC 3 Dwyer, Maggie Arcadian SLSC U19 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Bell, Samuel Emu Park SLSC 2 Davis, Benjamin Moore Park SLSC 3 Bryant, Shem Tannum Sands SLSC 50+ Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Furnell, Lisa Ayr SLSC 2 McLeod, Sara Port Douglas SLSC 55+ male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Markham, Brian Port Douglas SLSC 2 Robertson, William Yeppoon SLSC 3 Davis, John Moore Park SLSC 30-34 Female — sUrF board 1 Kerr, Elizabeth Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 30-34 male — sUrF board 1 McSherry, Michael Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Cumming, Matthew Yeppoon SLSC 35-39 Female — sUrF board 1 Ferik, Julie-Anne Cairns SLSC 2 Anderson, Susan Cairns SLSC 3 Johnston, Wendy Bundaberg SLSC 35-39 male — sUrF board 1 White, Shane Cairns SLSC 2 Tabuai, James Cairns SLSC 3 Conway, Tige Mackay SLSC 40-44 Female — sUrF board 1 De Rooy, Kylee Arcadian SLSC 2 Innes, Nicole Port Douglas SLSC 3 Sager, Julie Cairns SLSC 40-44 male — sUrF board 1 Cali, Joseph Mackay SLSC 2 Weldon, Tony Mackay SLSC 3 Knight, Grant Port Douglas SLSC 45-49 Female — sUrF board 1 Davis, Julie Moore Park SLSC 2 McNamara, Kelly Port Douglas SLSC 3 Nissen, Belinda Cairns SLSC 45-49 male — sUrF board 1 Green, Laurence Cairns SLSC 2 Marsh, James Cairns SLSC 3 Doyle, Kenneth Cairns SLSC 50-54 male — sUrF board 1 Goodman, John Port Douglas SLSC 2 Jones, Brett Cairns SLSC 3 Haug, Chris Cairns SLSC open male — sUrF board 1 Johnston, Brodie Bundaberg SLSC 2 Davis, Matthew Moore Park SLSC 3 Martin, Jarrod Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U17 Female — sUrF board 1 Scott, Soraya Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Finnis, Emma Bundaberg SLSC 3 Cass, Maegan Mackay SLSC 50+ Female — sUrF board 1 Furnell, Lisa Ayr SLSC 55+ male — sUrF board 1 Robertson, William Yeppoon SLSC 2 Markham, Brian Port Douglas SLSC 3 Pollard, Steve Port Douglas SLSC 30-34 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Hotz, Alesha Yeppoon SLSC


30-34 male — sUrF raCe 1 Cumming, Matthew Yeppoon SLSC 35-39 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Johnston, Wendy Bundaberg SLSC 2 Ferik, Julie-Anne Cairns SLSC 3 Anderson, Susan Cairns SLSC 35-39 male — sUrF raCe 1 Hooper, Jason Emu Park SLSC 2 White, Shane Cairns SLSC 3 Tabuai, James Cairns SLSC 40-44 Female — sUrF raCe 1 De Rooy, Kylee Arcadian SLSC 2 Innes, Nicole Port Douglas SLSC 3 Sager, Julie Cairns SLSC 40-44 male — sUrF raCe 1 Knight, Grant Port Douglas SLSC 2 Bragg, Darrin Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Swaffield, Mark Yeppoon SLSC 45-49 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Nissen, Belinda Cairns SLSC 2 Davis, Julie Moore Park SLSC 3 Reynolds, Sharon Emu Park SLSC 45-49 male — sUrF raCe 1 Kreuter, Jens Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Skinner, Bradley Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Stubbs, Philip Yeppoon SLSC 50-54 male — sUrF raCe 1 Hynes, Peter Mackay SLSC 2 O` Shaughnessy, Peter Yeppoon SLSC 3 Haug, Chris Cairns SLSC open Female — sUrF raCe 1 De Rooy, Kylee Arcadian SLSC 2 McKenzie, Emma Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Priestly, Kai Ellis Beach SLSC open male — sUrF raCe 1 Davis, Matthew Moore Park SLSC 2 Hall, William Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Heery, Luke Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U11 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Harris, Charlotte Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Harris, Meg Eimeo SLSC 3 Fifield, Charlotte Cairns SLSC U11 male — sUrF raCe 1 Daly, Jack Cairns SLSC 2 Sorensen, Derek Port Douglas SLSC 3 Louis, Colby Yeppoon SLSC U12 Female — sUrF raCe 1 De Rooy, Emily Arcadian SLSC 2 Williams, Hamarna Tannum Sands SLSC 3 Osborne, Kayla Yeppoon SLSC U12 male — sUrF raCe 1 Spark, Jacob Emu Park SLSC 2 Priestly, Jake Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Murphy, Ethan Emu Park SLSC U13 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Phelan, Matilda Emu Park SLSC 2 Thompson, Hannah Yeppoon SLSC 3 Stovgaard, Tanya Cairns SLSC U13 male — sUrF raCe 1 Harris, Wilson Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Mitchell, Nathan Yeppoon SLSC 3 Nugent, Nicholas Arcadian SLSC U14 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Houston, Emily Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Munro, Alison Port Douglas SLSC 3 Jones, Laura Cairns SLSC U14 male — sUrF raCe 1 Devine-Cameron, Finn Port Douglas SLSC 2 Paterson, Lachlan Cairns SLSC 3 Roth, Cody Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U15 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Kreuter, Megan Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Gerrard, Chelsea Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Fry, Georgia Ellis Beach SLSC U15 male — sUrF raCe 1 Roth, Adam Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Jackson, Lachlan Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Finnis, Joshua Bundaberg SLSC U17 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Scott, Soraya Ellis Beach SLSC

2 Sager, Whitney Cairns SLSC 3 Finnis, Emma Bundaberg SLSC U17 male — sUrF raCe 1 Davis, Matthew Moore Park SLSC 2 Nugent, Mitchell Arcadian SLSC 3 Jones, Taylor Cairns SLSC U19 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Hall, Hannah Etty Bay SLSC 2 Jordan, Dana Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Dwyer, Maggie Arcadian SLSC U19 male — sUrF raCe 1 Bell, Samuel Emu Park SLSC 2 Davis, Benjamin Moore Park SLSC 3 Bryant, Shem Tannum Sands SLSC 50+ Female — sUrF raCe 1 Furnell, Lisa Ayr SLSC 2 McLeod, Sara Port Douglas SLSC 55+ male — sUrF raCe 1 Robertson, William Yeppoon SLSC 2 Markham, Brian Port Douglas SLSC 3 Davis, John Moore Park SLSC 30-34 male — sUrF ski 1 McSherry, Michael Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Cumming, Matthew Yeppoon SLSC 35-39 male — sUrF ski 1 White, Shane Cairns SLSC 40-44 male — sUrF ski 1 Cali, Joseph Mackay SLSC 2 Gordon, Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Stevens, Paul Cairns SLSC 45-49 male — sUrF ski 1 Kreuter, Jens Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Green, Laurence Cairns SLSC 3 Marsh, James Cairns SLSC 50-54 male — sUrF ski 1 Bird, Stephan Mackay SLSC 2 Wilkins, Gary Yeppoon SLSC 3 Jones, Brett Cairns SLSC open Female — sUrF ski 1 Hall, Hannah Etty Bay SLSC 2 McKenzie, Emma Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Priestly, Kai Ellis Beach SLSC open male — sUrF ski 1 Martin, Jarrod Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Blanchard, Christopher Elliott Heads SLSC 3 Bird, Stephan Mackay SLSC U17 Female — sUrF ski 1 Hall, Lucy Etty Bay SLSC 2 Priestly, Kai Ellis Beach SLSC 3 McKinstry, Pippa Cairns SLSC U17 male — sUrF ski 1 Bowles, Hayden Emu Park SLSC 2 Sheppard, Toby Bundaberg SLSC 3 McKinstry, Lachlan Cairns SLSC U19 Female — sUrF ski 1 Hall, Hannah Etty Bay SLSC 2 Dwyer, Maggie Arcadian SLSC 3 Jordan, Dana Ellis Beach SLSC U19 male — sUrF ski 1 Nissen, Mitch Cairns SLSC 2 Bell, Samuel Emu Park SLSC 3 Davis, Benjamin Moore Park SLSC 30 + Womens — sUrF ski 1 De Rooy, Kylee Arcadian SLSC 2 Kerr, Elizabeth Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Hotz, Alesha Yeppoon SLSC 55+ male — sUrF ski 1 McSherry, Allan Mackay SLSC 2 Robertson, William Yeppoon SLSC 3 Markham, Brian Port Douglas SLSC open Female — Champion liFesaVer 1 Pratt, Erin Moore Park SLSC 2 McKenzie, Emma Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U14 Female — Champion liFesaVer 1 Breitkreutz, Zoe Mackay SLSC U14 male — Champion liFesaVer 1 Scott, Brody Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Parker, Patrick Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 Braddick, Harry Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC

U15 Female — Champion liFesaVer 1 Jackson, Emma Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Ballinger, Jemma Moore Park SLSC 3 Johnston, Abigail Bundaberg SLSC U15 male — Champion liFesaVer 1 Parker, Lachlan Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 2 Williams, Dean Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Godfrey, Luca Ellis Beach SLSC U17 Female — Champion liFesaVer 1 Finnis, Emma Bundaberg SLSC 2 Seawright, Phoebe-Kate Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Scott, Soraya Ellis Beach SLSC U17 male — Champion liFesaVer 1 Heaton, Scott Bundaberg SLSC 2 Johnston, Brodie Bundaberg SLSC 3 Madge, Harrison Agnes Water SLSC 30 + mens — Champion liFesaVer 1 Cumming, Matthew Yeppoon SLSC 2 Williams, Gary Ellis Beach SLSC 30 + Womens — Champion liFesaVer 1 Heaton, Toni Bundaberg SLSC 2 Hotz, Alesha Yeppoon SLSC 3 Johnston, Wendy Bundaberg SLSC open Female — sUrF board raCe 1 Hall, Hannah Etty Bay SLSC 2 Scott, Soraya Ellis Beach SLSC 3 McKenzie, Emma Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC U11 Female — sUrF board raCe 1 Harris, Meg Eimeo SLSC 2 Anderson, Tiana Cairns SLSC 3 Alcorn, Sophie Cairns SLSC U11 male — sUrF board raCe 1 Louis, Colby Yeppoon SLSC 2 Sorensen, Derek Port Douglas SLSC 3 Doherty, Ben Tannum Sands SLSC U12 Female — sUrF board raCe 1 Jenner, Olivia Tannum Sands SLSC 2 De Rooy, Emily Arcadian SLSC 3 Knight, Kaitlyn Ellis Beach SLSC U12 male — sUrF board raCe 1 Menzies, Connor Cairns SLSC 2 Murphy, Ethan Emu Park SLSC 3 Bebendorf, Ryan Tannum Sands SLSC U13 Female — sUrF board raCe 1 Jones, Myar Arcadian SLSC 2 Stovgaard, Tanya Cairns SLSC 3 Alcorn, Chloe Cairns SLSC U13 male — sUrF board raCe 1 Nugent, Nicholas Arcadian SLSC 2 Valente, Harrison Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Sager, Baiden Cairns SLSC U14 Female — sUrF board raCe 1 Breitkreutz, Zoe Mackay SLSC 2 Markham, Eliza Port Douglas SLSC 3 Jones, Laura Cairns SLSC U14 male — sUrF board raCe 1 Anderson, Dylan Cairns SLSC 2 Devine-Cameron, Finn Port Douglas SLSC 3 Paterson, Lachlan Cairns SLSC U15 Female — sUrF board raCe 1 Kreuter, Megan Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Starr-Thomas, Darcey Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Fry, Georgia Ellis Beach SLSC U15 male — sUrF board raCe 1 O`Shea, Jacob Bundaberg SLSC 2 Roth, Adam Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC 3 McLure, Lewis Bundaberg SLSC U17 male — sUrF board raCe 1 Johnston, Brodie Bundaberg SLSC 2 Sheppard, Toby Bundaberg SLSC 3 Davis, Matthew Moore Park SLSC U19 Female — sUrF board raCe 1 Hall, Hannah Etty Bay SLSC 2 Dwyer, Maggie Arcadian SLSC 3 Jordan, Dana Ellis Beach SLSC U19 male — sUrF board raCe 1 Nissen, Mitch Cairns SLSC 2 Bell, Samuel Emu Park SLSC 3 Davis, Benjamin Moore Park SLSC

JUnior — 2 person r&r 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team C 3 Etty Bay SLSC Team A JUnior — 5 person r&r 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A open male — beaCh relaY 1 Eimeo SLSC Team A 2 Agnes Water SLSC Team A 3 Elliott Heads SLSC Team A U14 — beaCh relaY 1 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Tannum Sands SLSC Team A U15 — beaCh relaY 1 Eimeo SLSC Team A 2 Bundaberg SLSC Team A 3 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A U17 — beaCh relaY 1 Eimeo SLSC Team A 2 Etty Bay SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A 140 Yrs min. mens — beaCh relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team B 3 Yeppoon SLSC yeppoon 2 140 Yrs min. Womens — beaCh relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team A U11 — beaCh relaY 1 Eimeo SLSC Team A 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A U12 — beaCh relaY 1 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Tannum Sands SLSC Team A U13 — beaCh relaY 1 Tannum Sands SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Eimeo SLSC Team A U14 — Cameron relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Port Douglas SLSC Team A U15 — Cameron relaY 1 Bundaberg SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Ellis Beach SLSC Team B U11 — Cameron relaY 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A U12 — Cameron relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Emu Park SLSC Team A 3 Tannum Sands SLSC Team B U13 — Cameron relaY 1 Emu Park SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Arcadian SLSC Team A open male — doUble ski 1 Mackay SLSC Team C 2 Mackay SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team B 30-39 — doUble ski 1 Yeppoon SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team B 40-49 — doUble ski 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Mackay SLSC Team A 50+ doUble ski 1 Mackay SLSC Team B 2 Yeppoon SLSC Team A 3 Mackay SLSC Team A open mixed — doUble ski 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Mackay SLSC Team B 3 Mackay SLSC Team A

open — liFesaVer relaY 1 Mackay SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A JUnior — marCh past 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A open — marCh past 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A open Female — sUrF board relaY 1 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A open male — sUrF board relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team B 2 Elliott Heads SLSC Team A 3 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A U14 — sUrF board relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Port Douglas SLSC Team A U15 — sUrF board relaY 1 Bundaberg SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Ellis Beach SLSC Team B U17 — sUrF board relaY 1 Bundaberg SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Arcadian SLSC Team A 110 Years male — sUrF board relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Port Douglas SLSC Team A 3 Mackay SLSC Team A 110 Yrs min. Womens — sUrF board relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Port Douglas SLSC Team A U11 — sUrF board relaY 1 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team B U12 — sUrF board relaY 1 Tannum Sands SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A U13 — sUrF board relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A 3 Emu Park SLSC Team A 40+ Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Port Douglas SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A open Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Etty Bay SLSC Team B 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team B open male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Moore Park SLSC Team A 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 3 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team B U11 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team B U11 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Yeppoon SLSC Team A 2 Tannum Sands SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A U12 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A 3 Tannum Sands SLSC Team B U12 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Emu Park SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team B U13 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Tannum Sands SLSC Team A 3 Yeppoon SLSC Team A

U13 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A U14 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 2 Mackay SLSC Team B 3 Port Douglas SLSC Team A U14 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 3 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A U15 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team B 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team B U15 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Bundaberg SLSC Team A 2 Bundaberg SLSC Team B 3 Ellis Beach SLSC Team B U17 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Etty Bay SLSC Team A U17 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Bundaberg SLSC Team A 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team B 30-39 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Yeppoon SLSC Team A 3 Eimeo SLSC Team A 30-39 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Yeppoon SLSC Team A 3 Tannum Sands SLSC Team A 50+ mixed — sUrF board resCUe 1 Yeppoon SLSC Yeppoon 1 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Mackay SLSC Team B 110 Years male — sUrF ski relaY 1 Mackay SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Yeppoon SLSC yeppoon 110 Yrs min. Womens — sUrF ski relaY 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Port Douglas SLSC Team A open — sUrF ski relaY 1 Elliott Heads SLSC Team A 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 3 Mackay SLSC Team B open Female — sUrF team 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A U14 — sUrF team 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 3 Port Douglas SLSC Team A U15 — sUrF team 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 2 Bundaberg SLSC Team A 3 Ellis Beach SLSC Team B U17 — sUrF team 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Bundaberg SLSC Team A 3 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A U11 — sUrF team 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A 3 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A U12— sUrF team 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Emu Park SLSC Team A U13— sUrF team 1 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Yeppoon SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A

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2013 senior sTaTe cHampionsHips open Female — taplin 3 person 1 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A open male — taplin 3 person 1 Elliott Heads SLSC Team A 2 Emu Park SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A U17 — taplin 3 person 1 Bundaberg SLSC Team A 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A 3 Cairns SLSC Team A 110 Yrs min. mens — taplin 3 person 1 Cairns SLSC Team B 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 3 Yeppoon SLSC Yeppoon 1 110 Yrs min. Womens — taplin 3 person 1 Port Douglas SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A all age (U11-masters) — beaCh relaY (U11masters) 1 Cairns SLSC Team A 2 Eimeo SLSC Team A 3 Tannum Sands SLSC Team A open male — irb mass resCUe 1 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A open male — irb resCUe raCe 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Arcadian SLSC Team A open male — irb resCUe tUbe 1 Arcadian SLSC Team A 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A open — sUrF belt 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team B 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Mackay SLSC Team A open Female — sUrF boat 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 *Open Female Surf Boat Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team C 3 *Open Female Surf Boat Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team B open male — sUrF boat 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A oVer 120 Years Female — sUrF boat 1 Mackay SLSC Team A 2 Yeppoon SLSC Team A 3 Emu Park SLSC Team A U23 Female — sUrF boat 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A open Female — sUrF boat skins 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team B 3 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team C open male — sUrF boat skins 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A oVer 120 Years Female sUrF boat skins 1 Yeppoon SLSC yeppoon 2 Emu Park SLSC Bradburys 3 Emu Park SLSC Brahmans U23 Female — sUrF boat skins 1 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 110 Years male — sUrF team (3 person) 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Cairns SLSC Team A 3 Yeppoon SLSC yeppoon 3 110 Yrs min. Womens sUrF team (3 person) 1 Cairns SLSC Team A

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open Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Smith, Harriet Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Ballantine, Stephanie Kurrawa SLSC 3 Innes, Courtney Northcliffe SLSC open male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Taylor, Cory Northcliffe SLSC 2 Evans, Chris Northcliffe SLSC 3 Gill, Benjamin Palm Beach SLSC (QLD) U15 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Fahey, Scarlett Northcliffe SLSC 2 Kaihau, Grace Maroochydore SLSC 3 Woolnough, Cara Dicky Beach SLSC U15 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Foster, Dylan Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Singleton, Rory Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC 3 Dean, Jye Tweed Heads Coolangatta SLSC U17 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Lund, Isabel Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 2 Petersen, Greta Northcliffe SLSC 3 Grosskreutz, Georgia Tannum Sands SLSC U17 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Pascoe, Lachlan Kurrawa SLSC 2 Marais, Thomas Currumbin SLSC 3 Johnston, Angus Sunshine Beach SLSC U19 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Mercer, Jordan Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Innes, Courtney Northcliffe SLSC 3 Parker, Ellie Northcliffe SLSC U19 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Nelson, Ben Northcliffe SLSC 2 Hall, Campbell Northcliffe SLSC 3 Notten, Dominic Northcliffe SLSC open Female — beaCh Flags 1 Howard, Melissa Kurrawa SLSC 2 Hickman, Chanel Currumbin SLSC 3 Wyper, Hayley North Burleigh SLSC open male — beaCh Flags 1 Harris Simon Kurrawa SLSC 2 Cracroft-Wilson Paul Kurrawa SLSC 3 Reiken Thomas Mooloolaba SLSC U15 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Sykes, Emma Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Parfrement, Zoey Dicky Beach SLSC 3 Batt, Riley Elliott Heads SLSC U15 male — beaCh Flags 1 Gelling, Patrick Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Desmond, Jayden Tallebudgera SLSC 3 Haynes, Joel Eimeo SLSC U17 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Cashman, Brittany Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Forsyth, Elizabeth Tugun SLSC 3 Cass, Maegan Mackay SLSC U17 male — beaCh Flags 1 Gough, Jason Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Sciberras, Adam Dicky Beach SLSC 3 Pearce, Ben North Burleigh SLSC U19 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Keevil, Evangeline Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Mitchell, Tyla Dicky Beach SLSC 3 Osborn, Kayla Elliott Heads SLSC U19 male — beaCh Flags 1 Batt, Braydon Elliott Heads SLSC 2 Sierp, Reid Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Gough, Benjamin Mooloolaba SLSC open Female — beaCh sprint 1 Howard, Melissa Kurrawa SLSC 2 Wyper, Hayley North Burleigh SLSC 3 Hickman, Chanel Currumbin SLSC open male — beaCh sprint 1 Bedford, Ryan Currumbin SLSC 2 Cracroft-Wilson Paul Kurrawa SLSC 3 Mitchell Benjamin Currumbin SLSC U15 open Female — beaCh sprint 1 Kay, Nicole Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Sykes, Emma Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Fien, Olivia Kirra SLSC

U15 open male — beaCh sprint 1 Rychvalsky, Cody Maroochydore SLSC 2 Currie, Mathew Currumbin SLSC 3 O`Shea, Jacob Bundaberg SLSC U17 open Female — beaCh sprint 1 Dovey, Sakisha Currumbin SLSC 2 Cashman, Brittany Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Wesley, Annelise Bundaberg SLSC U17 open male — beaCh sprint 1 Delahunty, Timothy Currumbin SLSC 2 Ramsay, Ben Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Belcher, Edward Mooloolaba SLSC U19 open Female — beaCh sprint 1 Knox, Kristy Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Osborn, Kayla Elliott Heads SLSC 3 Innes, Courtney Northcliffe SLSC U19 open male — beaCh sprint 1 Bedford, Ryan Currumbin SLSC 2 Loughnan, Conor Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Mispelhorn, Jake Kurrawa SLSC open male — ironman 1 Moyes, Jack Terrigal SLSC 2 Eckstein, Shannon Northcliffe SLSC 3 Jones, Corey Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC U15 open male — ironman 1 Harris, Grant Kurrawa SLSC 2 Chaffer, Luke Cudgen Headland SLSC 3 Masters, Lachlan Maroochydore SLSC U17 open male — ironman 1 Brown, Joshua Byron Bay SLSC 2 Pannifex, Henry Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Gray, Jack Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC U19 open male — ironman 1 Cuff, Luke Kurrawa SLSC 2 Demopoulos, Stefaan Northcliffe SLSC 3 Bain, William Mooloolaba SLSC open Female — ironWoman 1 Moir, Brodie North Burleigh SLSC 2 Hancock, Courtney Northcliffe SLSC 3 Brown, Harriet Northcliffe SLSC U15 open Female — ironWoman 1 Kreuter, Megan Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Pettigrew, Laura Maroochydore SLSC 3 O`Leary-Whitney, Sara Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC U17 open Female — ironWoman 1 Bull, Alyssa Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Nolan, Alexandra Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Nurthen, Karlee Mooloolaba SLSC U19 open Female — ironWoman 1 Davies, Miranda Currumbin SLSC 2 Dunn, Maddy Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Mercer, Jordan Noosa Heads SLSC U15 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Kreuter, Megan Ellis Beach SLSC 2 Lewsam, Jazmin Southport SLSC (QLD) 3 Fry, Georgia Ellis Beach SLSC U15 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Williams, Jye Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Harris, Grant Kurrawa SLSC 3 Green, Lachlan Currumbin SLSC U15 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Koenen, Alyssa Northcliffe SLSC 2 Nolan, Alexandra Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Scott, Soraya Ellis Beach SLSC U17 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Davis, Matthew Moore Park SLSC 2 Gray, Jack Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 3 Collins, Shaun Currumbin SLSC open Female — sUrF belt 1 Smith, Eliza Northcliffe SLSC 2 Bell, Miranda Northcliffe SLSC 3 Walker, Jessica Northcliffe SLSC open male — sUrF belt 1 Lahey, Dev Northcliffe SLSC 2 Hardy, Taylor Surfers Paradise SLSC 3 Prosser, Cameron North Burleigh SLSC

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U17— sUrF belt 1 Green, Nikolas Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Pegg, Scott Maroochydore SLSC 3 Dennis, Jerry Northcliffe SLSC U19— sUrF belt 1 Demopoulos, Stefaan Northcliffe SLSC 2 McKenzie, Jake Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Feather, Lachlan Northcliffe SLSC open Female — sUrF board 1 Moir, Brodie North Burleigh SLSC 2 Brown, Harriet Northcliffe SLSC 3 Bain, Alicia Northcliffe SLSC open male — sUrF board 1 Krieger, Wade Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 2 Malcolm, Nicholas Surfers Paradise SLSC 3 Bint, Mark Northcliffe SLSC U15 open Female — sUrF board 1 Sculley, Hannah Northcliffe SLSC 2 Love, Shannon Kurrawa SLSC 3 Travers, Chloe Maroochydore SLSC U15 open male — sUrF board 1 Harris, Grant Kurrawa SLSC 2 Chaffer, Luke Cudgen Headland SLSC 3 Pettigrove, Zion Sunshine Beach SLSC U17 open Female — sUrF board 1 Bull, Alyssa Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Nurthen, Karlee Mooloolaba SLSC 3 McDermott, Georgina Mooloolaba SLSC U17 open male — sUrF board 1 Kleinschmidt, Jake Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Harris, Jake Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 3 Dale, Jake Maroochydore SLSC U19 Female — sUrF board 1 Mercer, Jordan Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Dunn, Maddy Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Davies, Miranda Currumbin SLSC U19 male — sUrF board 1 Kenny, Jett Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Cuff, Luke Kurrawa SLSC 3 Burrows, Rhys Noosa Heads SLSC open Female — sUrF raCe 1 Hancock, Courtney Northcliffe SLSC 2 Bell, Miranda Northcliffe SLSC 3 Smith, Eliza Northcliffe SLSC open male — sUrF raCe 1 Lahey, Dev Northcliffe SLSC 2 Sheppard, Sam North Burleigh SLSC 3 Leonard, Pierce Southport SLSC (QLD) restriCted — sUrF raCe 1 Eckstein, Shannon Northcliffe SLSC 2 Minogue, Joshua Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Zagel, Leon Surfers Paradise SLSC U15 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Masters, Ellen Maroochydore SLSC 2 Kreuter, Megan Ellis Beach SLSC 3 Thompson, Sarah Alexandra Headland SLSC U15 male — sUrF raCe 1 Harris, Grant Kurrawa SLSC 2 Wilson, Toby Tallebudgera SLSC 3 Sloman, Nick Sunshine Beach SLSC U17 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Gillett, Chelsea Maroochydore SLSC 2 McDermott, Georgina Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Koenen, Alyssa Northcliffe SLSC U17 male — sUrF raCe 1 McCormick, JoshuaNorth Burleigh SLSC 2 Davis, Matthew Moore Park SLSC 3 Brown, Joshua Byron Bay SLSC U19 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Dick, Emma Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 2 Raymond, Tiarrn Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Neumann, Brooke Currumbin SLSC U19 male — sUrF raCe 1 Cuff, Luke Kurrawa SLSC 2 Demopoulos, Stefaan Northcliffe SLSC 3 Rogers, Jye Currumbin SLSC

open Female — sUrF ski 1 Burnett, Alyce Maroochydore SLSC 2 Devine, Tenille North Burleigh SLSC 3 Moir, Brodie North Burleigh SLSC open male — sUrF ski 1 Stewart, Murray Northcliffe SLSC 2 Simpson, Joel Northcliffe SLSC 3 Smith, Tate Northcliffe SLSC U17 open Female — sUrF ski 1 Alyssa, Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Gilliman, Caitlin Dicky Beach SLSC 3 Nurthen, Karlee Mooloolaba SLSC U17 open male — sUrF ski 1 Duffy, Jy Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Dick, Samuel Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 3 Pointing, Danny Surfers Paradise SLSC U17 open Female — sUrF ski 1 Mercer, Jordan Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Howcroft, Coco Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Davies, Miranda Currumbin SLSC U19 open Female — sUrF ski 1 Bain, William Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Porter, James Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Wood, Jordan Tugun SLSC U15 — 2 person r&r 1 Tugun SLSC Team A 2 Emu Park SLSC Team A open Female — 5 person r&r 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A open mixed — 5 person r&r 1 Kirra SLSC Team A 2 Emu Park SLSC Team B 3 Emu Park SLSC Team A U17 — 5 person r&r 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Emu Park SLSC Team A 3 Bribie Island SLSC Team A U19 — 5 person r&r 1 Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Team A 2 Bribie Island SLSC Team A 3 Emu Park SLSC Team A open mixed — 6 person r&r 1 Kirra SLSC Team A open Female — beaCh relaY 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 Tugun SLSC Team A open male — beaCh relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Dicky Beach SLSC Team A 3 Currumbin SLSC Team A U15 Female — beaCh relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 North Burleigh SLSC Team A U15 male — beaCh relaY 1 Eimeo SLSC Team A 2 Tweed Heads Coolangatta SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A U17 Female — beaCh relaY 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Tugun SLSC Team A 3 Currumbin SLSC Team A U17 male — beaCh relaY 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A U19 Female — beaCh relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A U17 male — beaCh relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Currumbin SLSC Team A 3 North Burleigh SLSC Team A U15 Female — Cameron relaY 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team B 3 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC Team B

U15 male — Cameron relaY 1 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 2 Sunshine Beach SLSC Team A 3 Tallebudgera SLSC Team B open Female — doUble ski 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 North Burleigh SLSC Team A 3 Tallebudgera SLSC Team A open male — doUble ski 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team B open mixed — doUble ski 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team C 2 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team F U19 — doUble ski 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team C 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 North Burleigh SLSC Team A U19 mixed — doUble ski 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team B 3 Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc Team A open liFesaVer relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Tugun SLSC Team A U17 — marCh past 1 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A open marCh past — marCh past 1 Tugun SLSC Team A 2 Kurrawa SLSC Kurrawa A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Alex Gold open Female — resCUe tUbe resCUe 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team C open male — resCUe tUbe resCUe 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team B 3 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A U19 Female — resCUe tUbe resCUe 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team B 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team A U19 male — resCUe tUbe resCUe 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 North Burleigh SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A open Female — sUrF board relaY 1 North Burleigh SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team A open male — sUrF board relaY 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A open Female — sUrF board relaY 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 Kurrawa SLSC Team A U15 male — sUrF board relaY 1 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 2 Sunshine Beach SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A U17 Female — sUrF board relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team B 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A U17 male — sUrF board relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A


2013 masTer sTaTe cHampionsHips U19 Female — sUrF board relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Currumbin SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A U19 male — sUrF board relaY 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 3 Currumbin SLSC Team A open Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team B 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team B 3 Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc Team A open male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team B 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team C 3 North Burleigh SLSC Team C U15 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team B 2 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team D U15 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team C 2 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 3 Bundaberg SLSC Team B U17 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team B 3 Currumbin SLSC Team A U17 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC Team C 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team B U19 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team B 2 Currumbin SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A U19 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 2 Currumbin SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A open Female — sUrF boat 1 Tugun SLSC Team A 2 Maroochydore SLSC Minx 3 Kurrawa SLSC Kurrawa Disco&#039s open male — sUrF boat 1 Currumbin SLSC Team B 2 Kurrawa SLSC Kurrawa Kaboom 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team A reserVe grade — sUrF boat 1 Kurrawa SLSC Kurrawa Thunder 2 Kurrawa SLSC Kurrawa Caviar 3 Tugun SLSC Team A U19 — sUrF boat 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Tannum Sands SLSC Trojans 3 Tannum Sands SLSC Gorlocks U23 — sUrF boat 1 Tannum Sands SLSC Sweet Cheeks 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Alex PFDs 3 Currumbin SLSC Team A U23 male — sUrF boat 1 Kurrawa SLSC Kurrawa Wizards 2 Tannum Sands SLSC Luggers 3 Southport SLSC (QLD) Monkey Punchers sUrF boat relaY — sUrF boat relaY 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Tannum Sands SLSC Tannum Sands open Female — sUrF ski relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 North Burleigh SLSC Team A 3 Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC Team A open male — sUrF ski relaY 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team B 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A

U17 — sUrF ski relaY 1 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 2 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 3 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC Team A U19 — sUrF ski relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team A open Female — sUrF team 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 North Burleigh SLSC Team A 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team B open male — sUrF team 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 North Burleigh SLSC Team A U15 Female — sUrF team 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 2 Ellis Beach SLSC Team A 3 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC Team A U15 male — sUrF team 1 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 2 Tallebudgera SLSC Team A 3 Sunshine Beach SLSC Team A U17 Female — sUrF team 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team B U17 male — sUrF team 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 2 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A U19 Female — sUrF team 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team B 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team A U19 male — sUrF team 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 3 North Burleigh SLSC Team A open Female — taplin 3 person 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team B 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A U17 Female — taplin 3 person 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 Currumbin SLSC Team A U17 male — taplin 3 person 1 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 2 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A U19 Female — taplin 3 person 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A U19 male — taplin 3 person 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Currumbin SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team B open male — taplin 6 person 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 North Burleigh SLSC Team A

30-34 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Greensill Alena Mooloolaba SLSC 30-34 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Dreyer, Carla Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC 2 Nichols, Kellie Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Greensill, Alena Mooloolaba SLSC 30-34 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Dreyer, Carla Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC 2 Nichols, Kellie Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Greensill, Alena Mooloolaba SLSC 30-34 Female — ironWoman 1 Vrolyks, Lee Northcliffe SLSC 2 Smith, Tiarne Northcliffe SLSC 3 Driscoll, Melanie Kurrawa SLSC 30-34 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Vrolyks, Lee Northcliffe SLSC 2 Greensill, Alena Mooloolaba SLSC 30-34 Female — sUrF board 1 Vrolyks, Lee Northcliffe SLSC 2 Smith, Tiarne Northcliffe SLSC 3 Nichols, Kellie Alexandra Headland SLSC 30-34 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Vrolyks, Lee Northcliffe SLSC 2 Smith, Tiarne Northcliffe SLSC 3 Nichols, Kellie Alexandra Headland SLSC 30-34 Female — sUrF ski 1 Vrolyks, Lee Northcliffe SLSC 2 Dreyer, Carla Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC 3 Smith Tiarne Northcliffe SLSC 30-34 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Scaysbrook, Rohan Coolangatta SLSC 2 McLeod, Scott Rainbow Bay SLSC 3 Deakin, Douglas Tannum Sands SLSC 30-34 male — beaCh Flags 1 Boyd, Steven Sunshine Beach SLSC 2 Andrews, John Tannum Sands SLSC 3 Deakin, Douglas Tannum Sands SLSC 30-34 male — beaCh sprint 1 Metzeling, Mark Kurrawa SLSC 2 Stockley, Steven Coolum Beach SLSC 3 Scaysbrook, Rohan Coolangatta SLSC 30-34 male — ironman 1 Henderson, Nathan Currumbin SLSC 2 Sutherland, Ben Currumbin SLSC 30-34 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Boyd, Steven Sunshine Beach SLSC 2 Nagle, Michael Coolum Beach SLSC 3 Scaysbrook, Rohan Coolangatta SLSC 30-34 male — sUrF board 1 Henderson, Nathan Currumbin SLSC 2 Olsen, Casey Currumbin SLSC 3 Nagle, Michael Coolum Beach SLSC 30-34 male — sUrF raCe 1 Henderson, Nathan Currumbin SLSC 2 Boyd, Steven Sunshine Beach SLSC 3 Sutherland, Ben Currumbin SLSC 30-34 male — sUrF ski 1 Rollinson, Samuel Surfers Paradise SLSC 2 Klein, Joel Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 3 Sutherland, Ben Currumbin SLSC 35-39 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Benjamin, Tamiel Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Baird, Jessica Alexandra Headland SLSC 35-39 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Benjamin, Tamiel Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Jenkinson, Natalie Mudjimba SLSC 3 Baird, Jessica Alexandra Headland SLSC 35-39 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Benjamin, Tamiel Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Baird, Jessica Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Boyd, Jasmin Sunshine Beach SLSC 35-39 Female — ironWoman 1 Benjamin, Tamiel Alexandra Headland SLSC 35-39 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Cumming, Natalie Yeppoon SLSC 2 Boyd, Jasmin Sunshine Beach SLSC 3 Johnston, Wendy Bundaberg SLSC

35-39 Female — sUrF board 1 Benjamin, Tamiel Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Cumming, Natalie Yeppoon SLSC 3 Johnston, Wendy Bundaberg SLSC 35-39 Female — sUrF raCe 1 King, Genevieve Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Cumming, Natalie Yeppoon SLSC 3 Benjamin, Tamiel Alexandra Headland SLSC 35-39 Female — sUrF ski 1 Benjamin , Tamiel Alexandra Headland SLSC 35-39 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Petersen, Shane Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Mori, Luis Coolangatta SLSC 3 Rieser Spegel, Simon Rainbow Bay SLSC 35-39 male — beaCh Flags 1 Kelckhoven, Andrew North Burleigh SLSC 2 Ryan, Garry Bundaberg SLSC 3 Baird, Shane Alexandra Headland SLSC 35-39 male — beaCh sprint 1 Trevor-Jones, Patrick Currumbin SLSC 2 Maltman, Lachlan Marcoola SLSC 3 Baird, Shane Alexandra Headland SLSC 35-39 male — ironman 1 Swain, Cristopher Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Marshall, Nicholas Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 3 Hogben, Stuart Coolangatta SLSC 35-39 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Gordon, Justin Surfers Paradise SLSC 2 Marshall, Nicholas Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 3 Halfweeg, Peter Maroochydore SLSC 35-39 male — sUrF board 1 Hogben, Stuart Coolangatta SLSC 2 Holden, Craig Elliott Heads SLSC 3 Wardle, Michael Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 35-39 male — sUrF raCe 1 Hooper, Jason Emu Park SLSC 2 Marshall, Nicholas Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 3 Swain,Cristopher Noosa Heads SLSC 35-39 male — sUrF ski 1 Robinson, Trent Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Craig, Elliott Heads SLSC 3 Norton-Smith, Julian Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 40-44 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Sandon, Nicole North Burleigh SLSC 2 Smith, Willow Mudjimba SLSC 3 Tinker, Barbara Alexandra Headland SLSC 40-44 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Minter, Chantelle Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Briody, Joanne Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 3 Craven, Dana Alexandra Headland SLSC 40-44 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Bell, Cherie Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Craven, Dana Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Smith, Willow Mudjimba SLSC 40-44 Female — ironWoman 1 Ashfield Hedstrom Elin Alexandra Headland SLSC 40-44 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Perkins, Susan Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Ashfield Hedstrom Elin Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Bredhauer, Olivia Alexandra Headland SLSC 40-44 Female — sUrF board 1 Ashfield Hedstrom, Elin Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Fawcett, Pip Dicky Beach SLSC 3 Perkins, Susan Alexandra Headland SLSC 40-44 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Perkins, Susan Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Ashfield Hedstrom, Elin Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Fawcett, Pip Dicky Beach SLSC 40-44 Female — sUrF ski 1 Ashfield Hedstrom, Elin Alexandra Headland SLSC

2 Williams, Samantha Alexandra Headland SLSC 40-44 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Fawaz, Nicholas Coolangatta SLSC 2 Walker, Christopher Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 3 Torepe, Glenn Kurrawa SLSC 40-44 male — beaCh Flags 1 McSwan, Todd Mudjimba SLSC 2 Harvie, Sean Pacific SLSC 3 Sharpe,Stafford Tannum Sands SLSC 40-44 male — beaCh sprint 1 Jason, Vincent Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Mayer, Mark Hervey Bay SLSC 3 McSwan, Todd Mudjimba SLSC 40-44 male — ironman 1 Chan, Michael Currumbin SLSC 2 McHugh, Richard Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Etchells, Mark Alexandra Headland SLSC 40-44 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Dowker, Brett Currumbin SLSC 2 Lawrance, Doug Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Etchells, Mark Alexandra Headland SLSC 40-44 male — sUrF board 1 Dowker, Brett Currumbin SLSC 2 Greenhalgh, Carl Surfers Paradise SLSC 3 Chan, Michael Currumbin SLSC 40-44 male — sUrF raCe 1 Chan, Michael Currumbin SLSC 2 Peirce, Guy Mudjimba SLSC 3 Edwards, Robert Surfers Paradise SLSC 40-44 male — sUrF ski 1 Kenny, Martin Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Pade, Robert Northcliffe SLSC 3 Collins, Scott Bundaberg SLSC 45-49 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Davis, Julie Moore Park SLSC 2 Playne, Sandra Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 3 Murphy, Alexandra Alexandra Headland SLSC 45-49 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Sierp, Wendy Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Davis, Julie Moore Park SLSC 45-49 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Kett, Liesl Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Penman, Sandra Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 3 Noble, Amanda Mooloolaba SLSC 45-49 Female — ironWoman 1 Pegg, Alison Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Carroll-Thompson, Joanne Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Dennis, Christine Northcliffe SLSC 45-49 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Marrable, Joanne Northcliffe SLSC 2 Savage, Paula Coolum Beach SLSC 3 Carruthers, Peta Alexandra Headland SLSC 45-49 Female — sUrF board 1 Penman, Sandra Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 2 Pegg, Alison Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Marrable, Joanne Northcliffe SLSC 45-49 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Pegg, Alison Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Marrable, Joanne Northcliffe SLSC 3 Penman, Sandra Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 45-49 Female — sUrF ski 1 Kett, Liesl Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Stanton, Julie Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Marrable, Joanne Northcliffe SLSC 45-49 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Sawtell, Grant Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 2 Van Kampen, Rick Coolangatta SLSC 3 Vanderhoeven, Enrique Rainbow Bay SLSC 45-49 male — beaCh Flags 1 Wyper, Philip Coolangatta SLSC 2 Grima, Tony Hervey Bay SLSC 3 Davis, Guy Kawana Waters SLSC 45-49 male — beaCh sprint 1 Wyper, Philip Coolangatta SLSC 2 Grima, Tony Hervey Bay SLSC 3 Nash, Adrian Mooloolaba SLSC

45-49 male — ironman 1 Waide, Michael Currumbin SLSC 2 Mandeville, Tim Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Davis, Paul Northcliffe SLSC 45-49 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Halliday, Trent Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Greenwood, Craig Kurrawa SLSC 3 Waide, Michael Currumbin SLSC 45-49 male — sUrF board 1 Maynard, Christopher Currumbin SLSC 2 Davis, Paul Northcliffe SLSC 3 Waide, Michael Currumbin SLSC 45-49 male — sUrF raCe 1 Chapman, Craig Surfers Paradise SLSC 2 Halliday, Trent Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Mandeville, Tim Noosa Heads SLSC 45-49 male — sUrF ski 1 Lemarseny, Jeffrey North Burleigh SLSC 2 Waide, Michael Currumbin SLSC 3 Maynard, Christopher Currumbin SLSC 50-54 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Lynch, Georgina Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Callard, Wendy Kurrawa SLSC 3 Madden, Margo Maroochydore SLSC 50-54 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Ellis, Gloria Mudjimba SLSC 2 Madden, Margo Maroochydore SLSC 50-54 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Ellis, Gloria Mudjimba SLSC 2 Callard, Wendy Kurrawa SLSC 3 Madden, Margo Maroochydore SLSC 50-54 Female — ironWoman 1 Lynch, Georgina Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Fisk, Alison Noosa Heads SLSC 50-54 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Lynch, Georgina Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Callard, Wendy Kurrawa SLSC 3 Poulsen, Janice Alexandra Headland SLSC 50-54 Female — sUrF board 1 Lynch, Georgina Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Callard, Wendy Kurrawa SLSC 3 Roberts, Louise Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 50-54 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Lynch, Georgina Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Roberts, Louise Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 3 Callard, Wendy Kurrawa SLSC 50-54 Female — sUrF ski 1 Fisk, Alison Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Lynch, Georgina Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Tibbits, Joanne Mooloolaba SLSC 50-54 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 O`Shaughnessy, Peter Yeppoon SLSC 2 Mirls, Peter Southport SLSC (QLD) 3 Smith, Brian Coolangatta SLSC 50-54 male — beaCh Flags 1 Ashfield, Martin Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Coleman, Michael Mudjimba SLSC 3 Von Beinke, Errol Surfers Paradise SLSC 50-54 male — beaCh sprint 1 Ashfield, Martin Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Coles, Colin Mackay SLSC 3 Coleman, Michael Mudjimba SLSC 50-54 male — ironman 1 Bendeich, Graham Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 50-54 male — ironman 1 Goulding, Cliff Half Moon Bay SLSC 2 Pegg, Harry Maroochydore SLSC 3 Norman, Ian Coolum Beach SLSC 50-54 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Blackburn, Darryl Surfers Paradise SLSC 2 O`Shaughnessy, Peter Yeppoon SLSC 3 Pegg, Harry Maroochydore SLSC 50-54 male — sUrF board 1 Penman, Dale Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 2 Ashfield, Martin Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 Barker, Neil Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

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50-54 male — sUrF raCe 1 Blackburn, Darryl Surfers Paradise SLSC 2 Bendeich, Graham Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 3 O`Shaughnessy, Peter Yeppoon SLSC 50-54 male — sUrF ski 1 Dorrough, Robert Surfers Paradise SLSC 50-54 male — sUrF ski 1 Goulding, Cliff Half Moon Bay SLSC 2 Bendeich, Graham Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc 3 Rogers, Alan Noosa Heads SLSC 55-59 Female — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Jenkinson, Robyn Noosa Heads SLSC 55-59 Female — beaCh Flags 1 McPhee, Angie Dicky Beach SLSC 2 Power, Diana Mudjimba SLSC 3 Jenkinson, Robyn Noosa Heads SLSC 55-59 Female — beaCh sprint 1 McPhee, Angie Dicky Beach SLSC 2 Power, Diana Mudjimba SLSC 3 Jenkinson, Robyn Noosa Heads SLSC 55-59 Female — ironWoman 1 Fidler, Julie Noosa Heads SLSC 55-59 Female — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Jenkinson, Robyn Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Bradley, Gay Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Power, Diana Mudjimba SLSC 55-59 Female — sUrF board 1 Bradley, Gay Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Jenkinson, Robyn Noosa Heads SLSC 3 McPhee Angie Dicky Beach SLSC 55-59 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Bradley, Gay Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Fidler, Julie Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Jenkinson, Robyn Noosa Heads SLSC 55-59 Female — sUrF ski 1 Fidler, Julie Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Jenkinson, Robyn Noosa Heads SLSC 55-59 male — 2km beaCh rUn 1 Kelly, Grant Surfers Paradise SLSC 2 Keay, Stuart Surfers Paradise SLSC 3 Hamrey, John Bilinga SLSC 55-59 male — beaCh Flags 1 Furlong, James Miami Beach SLSC 2 Dick, Anthony Currumbin SLSC 3 De Paula, Vilmar Marcoola SLSC 55-59 male — beaCh sprint 1 Furlong, James Miami Beach SLSC 2 Dick, Anthony Currumbin SLSC 3 De Paula, Vilmar Marcoola SLSC 55-59 male — ironman 1 Keay, Stuart Surfers Paradise SLSC 2 Kolkka, Bruce Northcliffe SLSC 3 Morris, Jeffrey Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC 55-59 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Fry, Stephen Northcliffe SLSC 2 Henry, Russell Tallebudgera SLSC 3 Cook, Lennard Currumbin SLSC 55-59 male — sUrF board 1 Kolkka, Bruce Northcliffe SLSC 2 Sharp, Clive Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Grimshaw, Neil Alexandra Headland SLSC 55-59 male — sUrF raCe 1 Fry, Stephen Northcliffe SLSC 2 Henry, Russell Tallebudgera SLSC 3 Cook, Lennard Currumbin SLSC 55-59 male — sUrF ski 1 Fidler, Peter Noosa Heads SLSC 2 Winton, Peter Kurrawa SLSC 3 *Stuart Surfers Paradise SLSC 60-64 male — 1km beaCh rUn 1 Bedford, Richard Northcliffe SLSC 2 Griffith, Denis Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 3 Jenkinson, Paul Noosa Heads SLSC 60-64 male — beaCh Flags 1 Griffith, Denis Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 2 Burstow, Stephen Tallebudgera SLSC 3 Murphy, Ian Nobbys Beach SLSC (QLD)

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60-64 male — beaCh sprint 1 Eldridge, Ken Alexandra Headland SLSC 2 Griffith, Denis Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC 3 Burstow, Stephen Tallebudgera SLSC 60-64 male — ironman 1 Taylor, Rod Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Bedford, Richard Northcliffe SLSC 3 Dews, Geoffrey Noosa Heads SLSC 60-64 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Taylor, Rod Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Murphy, Ian Nobbys Beach SLSC (QLD) 60-64 male — sUrF board 1 Taylor, Rod Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Dews, Geoffrey Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Bedford, Richard Northcliffe SLSC 60-64 male — sUrF raCe 1 Taylor, Rod Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Bedford, Richard Northcliffe SLSC 3 Maitland OAM RFD, Stephen Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC 60-64 male — sUrF ski 1 Taylor, Rod Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Skeen, Wayne Mooloolaba SLSC 3 Hume, Gary Kawana Waters SLSC 65-69 Female — 1km beaCh rUn 1 Rowland-Smith, Judith Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Coghill, Wendy Maroochydore SLSC 65-69 Female — beaCh Flags 1 Coghill, Wendy Maroochydore SLSC 65-69 Female — beaCh sprint 1 Rowland-Smith Judith Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Coghill Wendy Maroochydore SLSC 65-69 Female — sUrF board 1 Rowland-Smith Judith Mooloolaba SLSC 65-69 Female — sUrF raCe 1 Coghill, Wendy Maroochydore SLSC 65-69 male — 1km beaCh rUn 1 Newton, Phillip Currumbin SLSC 65-69 male — beaCh Flags 1 Saffigna, Paul Emu Park SLSC 65-69 male — beaCh sprint 1 Saffigna, Paul Emu Park SLSC 65-69 male — ironman 1 Wood O.A.M, Len Maroochydore SLSC 2 Newton, Phillip Currumbin SLSC 3 Gatenby, Jeffrey Kurrawa SLSC 65-69 male — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 Harris OAM, Leonard Maroochydore SLSC 2 Shapland, Christopher Maroochydore SLSC 3 Wood O.A.M, Len Maroochydore SLSC 65-69 male — sUrF board 1 Gatenby, Jeffrey Kurrawa SLSC 2 Newton, Phillip Currumbin SLSC 3 Wood O.A.M, Len Maroochydore SLSC 65-69 male — sUrF raCe 1 Harris OAM, Leonard Maroochydore SLSC 2 Shapland, Christopher Maroochydore SLSC 3 Wood O.A.M, Len Maroochydore SLSC 65-69 male — sUrF ski 1 Ogilvie, David Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Wood O.A.M, Len Maroochydore SLSC 3 Newton, Phillip Currumbin SLSC 70+ open — 1km beaCh rUn 1 Edwards, Robert Nobbys Beach SLSC (QLD) *70+ open — beaCh Flags 1 Wilson, Glen Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Fitzpatrick, Terence Northcliffe SLSC 3 Edwards, Robert Nobbys Beach SLSC (QLD) 70+ open — beaCh sprint 1 Wilson, Glen Mooloolaba SLSC 2 Fitzpatrick, Terence Northcliffe SLSC 3 Frost, Anthony Noosa Heads SLSC 70+ open — resCUe tUbe raCe 1 De Mestre, Neville North Burleigh SLSC 2 Frost, Anthony Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Andersen, Peter Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

70+ open — sUrF board 1 Molineux, Peter Maroochydore SLSC 2 De Mestre, Neville North Burleigh SLSC 3 Wetherell, AnthonyNoosa Heads SLSC 70+ open — sUrF raCe 1 De Mestre, Neville North Burleigh SLSC 2 Frost, Anthony Noosa Heads SLSC 3 Wetherell, AnthonyNoosa Heads SLSC 70+ open — sUrF ski 1 Molineux, Peter Maroochydore SLSC 2 Parkes, Desmond Alexandra Headland SLSC 3 De Mestre, Neville North Burleigh SLSC 70+ open — ironperson 1 De Mestre, Neville North Burleigh SLSC 110+ Years Female — sUrF board relaY 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team B 110+ Years Female — sUrF ski relaY 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 110+ Years Female — sUrF team 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team B 110+ Years Female — taplin 3 person 1 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team B 110+ Years male — sUrF board relaY 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC Team A 3 Coolangatta SLSC Team A 110+ Years male — sUrF ski relaY 1 Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc Team A 2 Kawana Waters SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 110+ Years male — sUrF team 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Emu Park SLSC Team A 110+ Years male — taplin 3 person 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 3 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC Team A 130+ Years Female — sUrF board relaY 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 130+ Years Female — sUrF ski relaY 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 130+ Years Female — sUrF team 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 130+ Years Female — taplin 3 person 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 130+ Years male — sUrF board relaY 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 130+ Years male — sUrF ski relaY 1 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 2 Currumbin SLSC Team A 3 Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc Team A 130+ Years male — sUrF team 1 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 2 Coolangatta SLSC Team A 3 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team B 130+ Years male — taplin 3 person 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc Team A

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140+ Years Female — beaCh relaY 1 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 140+ Years male — beaCh relaY 1 Tannum Sands SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team B 3 Hervey Bay SLSC Team A 150+ Years Female — sUrF board relaY 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Noosa Heads SLSC Team B 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 150+ Years Female — sUrF ski relaY 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 150+ Years Female — sUrF team 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 150+ Years Female — taplin 3 person 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Noosa Heads SLSC Team B 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 150+ Years male — sUrF board relaY 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team B 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 150+ Years male — sUrF ski relaY 1 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 150+ Years male — sUrF team 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Currumbin SLSC Team A 150+ Years male — taplin 3 person 1 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team B 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 170+ Years Female — beaCh relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Mudjimba SLSC Team A 3 Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc Team A 170+ Years male — beaCh relaY 1 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 2 Coolangatta SLSC Team A 3 Currumbin SLSC Team A 170+ Years open — sUrF board relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Currumbin SLSC Team A 3 Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC Team A 170+ Years open — sUrF ski relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team B 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 170+ Years open — sUrF team 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 170+ Years open — taplin 3 person 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 Currumbin SLSC Team A 200+ Years Female — beaCh relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 200+ Years male — beaCh relaY 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Emu Park SLSC Team A 230+ Years open — beaCh relaY 1 Nobbys Beach SLSC (QLD) Team A 30-34 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team B 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 30-34 male — doUble ski 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc Team A 3 Currumbin SLSC Team B 30-34 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Coolum Beach SLSC Team A 30-44 Female — doUble ski 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A

35-39 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 35-39 male — doUble ski 1 Kurrawa SLSC Team A 2 Mermaid Beach SLSC Inc Team A 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 35-39 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 2 Coolangatta SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 40+ Female — doUble ski 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team B 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 40-44 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team D 2 Dicky Beach SLSC Team A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team C 40-44 male — doUble ski 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Kawana Waters SLSC Team B 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 40-44 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Currumbin SLSC Team B 3 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 45-49 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 45-49 Female —doUble ski 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team B 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team B 45-49 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 3 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 50-54 Female — sUrF board resCUe 1 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 2 Noosa Heads SLSC Team B 3 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 50-54 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 3 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 50-54 open — doUble ski 1 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A 55-59 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Surfers Paradise SLSC Team A 3 Currumbin SLSC Team A 55-59 open — doUble ski 1 Dicky Beach SLSC Team A 2 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 3 Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC Team A 60-64 open — doUble ski 1 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 2 Kawana Waters SLSC Team A 65-69 male — sUrF board resCUe 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 2 Alexandra Headland SLSC Team A 65-69 open — doUble ski 1 Maroochydore SLSC Team A 2 Coolum Beach SLSC Team A 70+ open — doUble ski 1 North Burleigh SLSC Team A 70+ open — sUrF board resCUe 1 North Burleigh SLSC Team A 2 Noosa Heads SLSC Team A oVer 120 Years Female — sUrF boat 1 Maroochydore SLSC Minx oVer 160 Years Female — sUrF boat 1 Kurrawa SLSC Team A

oVer 160 Years male — sUrF boat 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A oVer 160 Years male — sUrF boat 1 Evans Head-Casino SLSC inc. Team A 2 Northcliffe SLSC Team A 3 Tweed Heads Coolangatta SLSC Team A 3 Kawana Waters SLSC Team A oVer 180 Years open — sUrF boat 1 Mooloolaba SLSC Team A 2 Tannum Sands SLSC Stingrays 2 Evans Head-Casino SLSC inc. Team A 3 Tugun SLSC Team A 3 Cudgen Headland SLSC Team A oVer 200 Years open — sUrF boat 1 Maroochydore SLSC Old Boys 2 Emu Park SLSC Bradburys 3 Coolum Beach SLSC Team A oVer 220 Years open — sUrF boat 1 Kirra SLSC Team A 2 Coolangatta SLSC Team B 3 Coolangatta SLSC Team A oVer 240 Years open — sUrF boat 1 Currumbin SLSC Team A 2 Coolum Beach SLSC Team A 3 Kurrawa SLSC Kurrawa Kodgers


Queensland cYclones Team QUeensland CYClones team U15 Nick Sloman (Sunshine Beach) Brock Redwood (Sunshine Beach) Grant Harris (Kurrawa) Joel Pavlenko (Eimeo) Megan Kreuter (Ellis Beach) Laura Pettigrew (Maroochydore) Molly Bainbridge (Mooloolaba) Nicole Kay (Mooloolaba) U17 Nikolas Green (Alexandra Headland) Matthew Davis (Moore Park) David Elliott (Maroochydore) Lincoln Dews (Noosa Heads) Tim Delahunty (Currumbin) Lana Rogers (Maroochydore) Chelsea Gillett (Maroochydore) Alexandra Nolan (Noosa Heads) Alyssa Bull (Alexandra Headland) Brittany Cashman (Noosa Heads) U19 Luke Cuff (Kurrawa) Mackenzie Hynard (Noosa) Stefaan Demopoulos (Northcliffe) Lachlan Feather (Northcliffe) Braydon Batt (Elliott Heads) Tiarne Raymond (Mooloolaba) Tessa Jackson (Ellis Beach) Emma Dick (Mermaid Beach) Teisha Jenkins (Mooloolaba) Tamika Gillett (Kurrawa)

open Pierce Leonard (Southport) Jackson Maynard (Currumbin) Jeremy Rethamel (Bundaberg) Luke Heery (Picnic Bay) Ben Mispelhorn (Kurrawa) Kristyl Smith (Northcliffe) Tenille Devine (North Burleigh) Miranda Bell (Northcliffe) Stephanie Ballantine (Kurrawa) Melissa Howard (Kurrawa) team management Team Manager – Scott Harrison (Northcliffe) Assistant Team Manager – Bronwyn Champness (Alex Headland) Ocean Coach – Phillip Clayton (Kurrawa) Beach Coach – Ryan Hoffman (Kurrawa) Physiotherapist – Nick Marshall (BHMP) Strength & Conditioning Coach – Chris Turner (Alex Headland)

QUeensland CYClones irb team

QUeensland CYClones sUrF boat CreWs

Coach – Adam Barbour (North Burleigh) Team Manager – Ken Dawson (North Burleigh) Asst Team Manager – Bronwyn Champness (Alexandra Headland) Patient Co-ordinator – Scott Wheeler (Kurrawa)

open men Mooloolaba Badgers: Grant Cooper Matt Miller Jon Meuleners Andrew Kerr Chris Crompton

Caitlin Knight (Dicky Beach) Aleisha Jarrett (Dicky Beach) Ben Bowcock (Kawana Waters) Kane Domio (Kawana Waters) Ben McCauley (Kawana Waters) Callum Tuohy (Kurrawa) Troy Somerville (Kurrawa) Jack Lindsay (Kurrawa) Sarah Hesse (Kurrawa) Prue Tuohy (Kurrawa) Stephanie Ballantine (Kurrawa) Zachery Henwood (Miami) Annisa Colley (Miami) Emily Austin (Miami) Andy Kelckhovin (North Burleigh) Bohdan Davison (North Burleigh) Jack Watson (North Burleigh) Nami Terada (North Burleigh)

open Women Tugun Hunters: Bruce Zillman Genevieve Bassingthwaite Marianne Bassingthwaite Michelle Greenwood Lisa Webber reserVe grade Tugun Grubs: Bruce Zillman Tom Melloy Nicholas Foley Sam McPhillips Andrew Eddy

U23 men Tellebudgerra Tuggers: Paul Davies Josh Edmond Dan Christenson Sam Pagotto Ethan Paterson U23 Women Tannum Sands Sweet Cheeks: Tony Davis Rachel Withoos Renae Withoos Nikki Cooke Elspeth Thorpe U19 Tannum Sands Trojans: Tony Davis Steele Davis Jacob Manitzky Isaiah McGarrow Reed Bligh

The following competitors from South East Queensland where also drafted into the Northern Territory team for the Interstate Championships: Mariah Jones (Tweed Heads & Coolangatta) Sam Fuller (Kurrawa)

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FIRST AID TRAINING ACADEMY QUEENSLAND

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During the year, we striveD to achieve greater profit margins anD expanD our training capabilities into north QueenslanD.

a registered training organisation (rto), the first aid training academy queensland brings more than a century of lifesaving expertise from the beach into the home, school or workplace. offering a wide range of emergency care and aquatic rescue training courses, the academy provides tailored, flexible, quality community-focused training solutions aimed at making queensland a safer state. during 2012/13, the academy educated 5,637 people in nationally recognised awards with programs incorporating cpr, advanced resuscitation, senior first aid and basic life support. community programs were also conducted through slsq’s rto status. all trainers and assessors were upgraded to the required cert iv tae skill set, a requirement of the australian quality training framework, to deliver training and assessment services in the vocational education and training sector. profits from our courses are re-invested in the community through our 31,000 volunteer members and 59 affiliated slscs throughout queensland.

commitment to groWth and eXpansion during the year, we strived to achieve greater profit margins and expand our training capabilities into north queensland. our future focus is to cement our position as a leader in our field and expand. We aim to do this through our dedication to the ongoing development of practical training strategies and online learning resources and a strong focus on ensuring the customer experience is effortless and fully automated.

building stronger partnerships Westpac banking corporation and the first aid training academy queensland have formed a strong alliance to offer the highest quality first aid training courses and corporate healthcare solutions throughout several queensland locations. our integrated approach delivers a wide range of healthcare options to large and small corporate and community groups through four key service offerings: • emergency care training • first aid Kit supply & restocking • emergency care equipment supply & annual audit • community awareness programs.

connected to the community Water-based activities are some of the fastest growing in australia. approximately 90% of our population live on our nation’s coastal fringes and research suggests more than six million of us participate in some form of water activity. tragically, close to 100 lives are cut short by drowning incidents each year. slsq recognises the necessary and vital need for increased education to reduce the loss of life and serious injury in queensland's aquatic environment. community education is an important part of aquatic safety. the first aid training academy queensland provides a number of courses and programs that promote surf safety, along with community courses in first aid and resuscitation.

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The cornersTone of any successful volunTeer organisaTion is iTs people. our people are The hearT of Who We are and They Will keep us susTainable inTo The fuTure. membership development ensures the sustainability of the organisation. the returns our members accrue from involvement in surf lifesaving and what slsq receives in return is priceless, however it is difficult to put a dollar value on the exchange.

10,025 nippERs

slsq is often reminded of the important role that surf lifesaving plays in many people’s lives when talking to members. the membership development team is fortunate to observe the positive effect that surf lifesaving has on individuals through: • creating a sense of personal belonging and pride — we are a family. • ongoing development of citizenship values, allowing our people to give back to the community (whether it is saving a life at work or helping a drowning tourist while on holidays overseas). • creating connections with other community organisations by assisting with natural disasters or providing activities for the disabled. • creating meaningful networks – sharing ideas and helping each other when needed. • the development of human capital through surf lifesaving training, team, and leadership skills. With such a diverse membership footprint slsq provides opportunities for almost every demographic in society. from nippers to elderly lifesaving statesmen and women, from new members to those born into the organisation, our people dedicate their time to a range of activities that combine to make our organisation what it is today. We are thankful for any and all involvement from our members.

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the need to recruit and retain members who are aligned with our values is paramount to the ongoing capability of slsq and remains a key strategic focus. slsq is committed to developing and implementing appropriate recruitment and retention practices that align with our values and maintain an effective lifesaving service. We are further committed to supporting the development of our people’s skills and knowledge that will help deliver our vision. slsq experienced a major change this season with the transfer of membership data from surfmate to surfguard. therefore, the 2012/13 season was a foundation year to compare like data in future. Where possible our reporting will mimic what was used in surfmate to allow some comparison, however, may not be completely accurate at this point. it was pleasing to see active patrolling members increased by 4% since last season. the proportion of youth aged 1525 within these categories is over 45%. unfortunately, overall membership declined by 5% (1,738 members) during the 2012/13 season, with the majority of this decline reflecting a 9% loss of junior activities members and 8% decrease in the corresponding associate membership categories. slsq’s membership development team works in consultation with a variety of stakeholders including surf lifesaving clubs and committees, operational divisions and regional staff to ensure we continue to monitor and

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address the diverse needs of the membership base and ensure they are keeping up with current societal trends.

surf club open day the fourth surf club open day was held on 26 august 2012. the event was designed to help clubs increase participation, sign on new members and increase local community awareness of club life, while maximising promotional opportunities. thirty-seven clubs opened their doors to the public, along with surf life saving new south Wales clubs, which helped boost media exposure. channel nine’s today show broadcast live weather crosses from the north burleigh slsc open day.

recognition aWards as part of remaining connected to our people, slsq facilitates a recognition and reward system that acknowledges the exceptional service and dedication of members throughout the state. We continually update our awards system and released version two of the slsq recognition manual for use this season. as the 2012/13 awards of excellence will not be awarded until august 2013, the list of recipients is not included in this annual report.

member protection and Welfare the activities our members undertake may expose them to potentially traumatic events. as such, we are committed to actively protecting and promoting the rights and interests of our people, particularly those under 18 years. this protection is extended to all, regardless of race, gender, ability, age and/or position within the organisation. this season slsq continued to monitor the implementation of the child youth risk management strategy within clubs and branches to ensure compliance with the commission for children and young people and child guardian act 2000.

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the peer support service was also transferred into the membership development portfolio this season. a peer support officer debrief was conducted for those who were involved in supporting members and their families post 2012 aussies. another 20 peer support officers were trained at the end of the season and now form an integral team of carers who can provide psychological first aid across the state. the contributions of the peer support officers this season were outstanding and across a variety of incidents both on and off the beach, including assistance during the bundaberg floods.

Junior activities Junior members continue to be the largest membership category within the state (32%) and slsq remains committed to providing safe, quality, age-appropriate and fun activities to further their development. slsq is committed to the ongoing improvement of youth programs as younger members represent the future of the organisation. there is also significant potential growth within the associate membership category, aligned with Junior activities and internal recruitment will be a driving force in seasons to come. the state Junior activities advisory panel is instrumental in advising and preparing recommendations for the state membership services committee regarding the conduct and development of junior activities across the state and continues to be a valuable way of addressing the largest membership demographic. following the success of the Junior activities forum series, the Junior activities advisory panel and membership development department continued to deliver branchspecific forums. these aimed to provide an informative induction and networking opportunity for all club Junior activities chairs, and/or vice chairs and team/age managers.

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the Junior activities advisory panel also worked on the improvement of a number of junior activities policies and procedures as required throughout the season.

youth development our youth are leaders in their own right, which is becoming more evident through the growth and advancement of our young leaders in slsq development programs. aimed at enhancing and retaining the important youth demographic, these programs extend to national initiatives, forming an integral component of the member development pathway.

Youth involvement program the youth involvement program (yip) plays a key role in engaging and retaining 13 to 25 year olds by providing a points-based reward system. during the year, this program was extended and offered to clubs nationally to provide a structured transition into the senior club by introducing youth to all facets of club operations. branch Youth development programs branch youth development programs were successfully conducted during the year by point danger, south coast, sunshine coast, Wide bay capricorn and north barrier branches. these programs provided participants with the skills to assist their progression into club leadership roles. Camp troppo 34 north barrier branch young lifesavers travelled to lake proserpine for a four-day camp in tropical north queensland that covered north barrier-specific surf lifesaving sessions as well as a Whitsunday islands reef trip and visit to Whitehaven beach. navy Camp U17-U19 14 Wide bay capricorn and four sunshine coast members took part in a royal australian navy leadership program conducted at bulimba barracks, brisbane from 26-29 september 2012.


Youth Excellence Program (15-17 years) “I learnt that for a team to function at its best, it is OK to have conflicting ideas as long as the group is able to process them and to decide on the best idea together. The most important thing I took away from this camp about myself is that if I put my mind to it, I can work really well in a team environment and as a leader.” – Mackenzie Geeves, 15 (Marcoola SLSC)

surf soldiers U14-U15 branch Youth development Camp surf lifesavers from south coast and point danger branches travelled to emu gully adventure education group in august 2012. anZac activities challenged the 70 participants physically and mentally, honing their teamwork, leadership and cooperation skills. Camp Commando U14-U15 28 Wide bay capricorn and 99 sunshine coast branch lifesavers participated in a combined youth development camp at alexandra conference centre from 5 to 7 april 2013. gold Coast branch Youth ball recognising and rewarding member contributions to youth development, the third annual ball was held on 6 april 2013 with 180 people attending. sunshine Coast branch Youth ball bringing together 187 youth members, chaperones and special guests to celebrate member achievements during the 2012/13 season, the second annual ball was held on 27 July 2013 at mooloolaba surf club. north barrier branch Youth Committee this new initiative serves to give young members (14-17 years) a greater voice within the region. aiming to mirror the north barrier branch executive, the branch youth committee’s first task was to re-invigorate the north barrier branch annual dinner and awards presentation. this also resulted in the creation of north barrier’s first youth ball, to be held in conjunction with the awards night. state Youth excellence program part of the development pathway for members aged 15 to 17 years old, the state youth excellence program enhances the youth experience and develops skills in a range of surf lifesaving activities. the 2013 program, held on 25-27

January 2013, saw 93 members from across queensland gather at burleigh heads for an ‘australia day’ themed program. 75 participants, 12 leaders and six mentors enjoyed the weekend against the odds with extreme weather in the south east.

state leadership excellence program 32 slsq future leaders took part in the state leadership excellence program on 13-15 april 2013 in brisbane. targeting 18 to 25 year olds, the program put the group through their paces in networking, conflict resolution, media training, and teamwork in an ‘amazing race’ around brisbane. participants and leaders left the program with new insights into approaching various situations, aiding their progression through the organisation. sir adrian Curlewis scholarship established in 1986 as the pinnacle of the leadership development pathway, slsq has recommended a scholar each season to represent the late sir adrian curlewis, slsa’s first president. unfortunately this season the scholarship was under review and was not awarded. slsq looks forward to its re-introduction. 2013 national leadership College seven queensland surf lifesavers took part in the 2013 national leadership college from 28 January to 3 february 2013, hosted by st paul’s college at sydney university. the following queenslanders were among 32 delegates from across australia: Jeremy best - arcadian slsc; robert mcrae - bundaberg slsc; ben crothers - dicky beach slsc; brianna heaney - mooloolaba slsc; lewis moes mooloolaba slsc; tom sealy - mermaid beach slsc; and Jack aleckson - north burleigh slsc. past participant, michael White - alexandra headlands slsc attended the college as a facilitator.

the australian emergency management volunteer forum (aemvf) young leaders forum at stanwell tops, new south Wales, on 11-12 august 2012. the purpose of the event was to engage multi-agency young leaders to learn how to best attract, retain and engage younger volunteers.

leadership 2013 aemi leadership program surf life saving participated in the emergency management volunteer leadership program delivered by the australian emergency management institute (aemi) on 13-17 June 2013 at mt macedon, victoria. slsq representative Jason argent (mermaid beach slsc) attended the aemi facility, to further develop leadership skills alongside participants from adventist development and relief agency, ambulance, anglicare, australian red cross, australian volunteer coast guard, bush fire services, royal volunteer coastal patrol, salvation army, st John ambulance, st vincent de paul, state emergency services, and volunteer rescue association. 2013 national leaders masterclass four queensland surf lifesavers (scott Wheeler - Kurrawa slsc; lynne messer -moore park slsc; stuart hogben coolangatta slsc and tiarne smith - northcliffe slsc), participated in the national leaders masterclass (formerly the leaders conference) at mount macedon, victoria. the masterclass is an annual program providing an opportunity for our existing leaders to participate in a leadership program tailored to leaders’ attitudes, actions and results.

Young leaders in emergency management Forum queensland sent two young leaders, Jessica attenborough (north Kirra slsc) and lewis moes (mooloolaba slsc) to

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933

926

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44

10/11

280

0

420

100

414

Associate Members

269

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325

11/12

200

314

300

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300

9366

9000

9730

932

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400

10/11

11/12

0

400

0

Probationary Members

12/13

120012000

0

12/13

11/12

500

3000

11/12

10/11

500

6000

10/11

200

0

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300

10/11

300

Long Service

150015000

600

600 400

Junior Activities

1500

1309

12/13

600

1281

11/12

900

1287

10025

10/11

Award Members

900

10994

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Active Cadets

800

12/13

11/12

Reserve Active

1000

3000

11/12

10/13

1200

200

10/11

10/12

1500

9000

10/11

0

10/11

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12000

6000

1200

11/12

15000

400

0

300

Active Seniors

11261

809

904

600

914

800

30 0 10/11

Active Juniors

1000

600

1025

12/13

900

60

1412

11/12

1200

1410

0

10/11

131

1000

90

134

300

120

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138

2000

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3000

4340

4000

600

0

150

5000

4405

1369

900

1302

1200

1522

1500

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Past Active Members


memBer Honour Board 2012-13 clive hammond silver medal north barrier branch — Kent street, sarina slsc Wide bay capricorn branch — John phelan, emu park slsc sunshine coast branch — peter White, alexandra headland slsc south coast branch — Janita henwood, miami beach slsc point danger branch — Ken clark, pacific slsc

Jupiters summer surf girl

• • • • • • • • • •

gold coast Jet rescue boat driver — leon leis (mermaid beach slsc) rescue Water craft 1 (Kirra) — alan vivian (tweed heads & coolangatta slsc) rescue Water craft 3 (pacific) — terry place (pacific slsc) rescue Water craft 4 (burleigh) — John roehrig (burleigh heads slsc) rescue Water craft 5 (Kurrawa) — mark hildebrandt (southport slsc) rescue Water craft 6 (southport) — david chiverton (miami beach slsc) rescue Watercraft 8 (point lookout) — david finter (point lookout slsc) rescue Water craft 9 (point lookout) — david finter (point lookout slsc) Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service — clayton Webster (pacific slsc) gold coast duty officer of the year — peter anderson (surfers paradise slsc)

2013 Jupiters summer surf girl – tori demopoulos, arcadian slsc

youth aWards

2013 Jupiters summer surf girl runner up – stacey ferreira, Kirra slsc

• under-14 Junior surf lifesaver of the year — alex finney (mackay slsc)

2013 Jupiters summer surf girl highest fundraiser – natalie parker, alexandra headland

sports aWards

surf life saving aWards

• queensland state championships — northcliffe slsc • queensland Junior state championships — northcliffe slsc • north australian championships — cairns slsc

• queensland lifeguard of the year — Jason smith (als sunshine coast) • sunshine coast surfcom shift supervisor — nicholas dash (maroochydore slsc) • sunshine coast surfcom operator — sue-anne della bianca (alexandra headland slsc) • sunshine coast Jet rescue boat skipper — chris doney (noosa heads slsc) • sunshine coast Jet rescue boat crewperson — david stanley (dicky beach slsc) • sunshine coast Jet rescue boat driver — tony le roux (redcliffe slsc) • rescue Water craft 12 (caloundra) — grant huston (dicky beach slsc) • rescue Water craft 14 (sunshine coast branch) — malcom bird (alexandra headland slsc) • rescue Water craft 15 (sunshine coast branch) — paul robinson (alexandra headland slsc) • rescue Water craft 16 (marcoola) — adam amos (mudjimba slsc) • rescue Water craft 17 (marcoola) — paul hopgood (coolum beach slsc) • rescue Water craft 19 (noosa) — rick halket (noosa heads slsc) • sunshine coast duty officer of the year — Kevin lynch (mooloolaba slsc) • gold coast surfcom shift supervisor — darryl Koekemoer (tugun slsc) • gold coast surfcom operator — bradley o’brien (burleigh heads slsc) • gold coast surfcom operator — robert snart (miami beach slsc) • gold coast Jet rescue boat skipper — russell Whitmore (burleigh heads slsc) • gold coast Jet rescue boat crewperson — darryl Koekemoer (tugun slsc)

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COMMUNITY AWARENESS

300,000+ EDUCATED IN BEACH AND AQUATIC SAFETY

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SLSQ’S Community Aw AwAreneSS progrAmS Aim to ChAnge behAviourS And potentiALLy SAve LiveS through eduCAtion And inCreAS re ed underStA reAS t nding. tA

slsq’s community awareness programs aim to change behaviours and potentially save lives through education and increased understanding of our key beach safety messages. this frontline approach to safety allows the public to make potentially life saving informed decisions before stepping onto the beach. programs are designed to help spread the message of swimming between the red and yellow flags to target audiences, highlighting potential dangers, and the consequences of uninformed access to our beaches. during the 2012/13 season, our community awareness efforts educated more than 300,000 people about beach and aquatic safety. targeted community awareness programs aim to improve outcomes for our front line members and increase the impact of our key messages by engaging the public. an additional benefit of community awareness activities is the increased engagement of our youth members and leaders. many of our community awareness presenters and program facilitators are young surf lifesavers and future leaders from across queensland. by building their skills and providing a career and development pathway, the community awareness programs assist in engaging and developing our young members.

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participation at public community events and expanding our reach into the corporate sector through workplace health and safety program visits has led to increased recognition of our organisation’s core vision in the wider community. We have also increased recognition of the importance of community awareness through the implementation of the slsq community awareness program of the year award, with the winner representing queensland at the slsa national awards. many of our community awareness programs have also contributed to growing member numbers at clubs, the bls and junior activities programs. While slsq’s public awareness initiatives are designed to educate all members of the community, specific programs target these high-risk groups: • men aged 18-25 years • rural populations • international tourists • domestic tourists • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds • schools and communities

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community safety and aWareness initiatives slsq continues to actively engage with key industry, tourism and community groups to help support and deliver vital surf and beach safety messages to local and regional communities and domestic and international tourists. our national airline partner, virgin australia, supports surf lifesaving by delivering in-flight beach safety messages to travellers visiting key tourist destinations across australia. our national ‘if we can’t see you, we can’t save you’ beach safety campaign, delivered daily on virgin australia flights to all destinations, encourages passengers to swim between the red and yellow flags at all times. slsq is also supported by key queensland destination airports, including the gold coast airport and brisbane airport corporation, allowing further reinforcement of our key safety messages as domestic and international passengers disembark from their flights.

state-Wide education programs beach to bush for more than 15 years, the beach to bush program has successfully delivered the ‘always swim between the red and yellow flags’ message to children in regional queensland. since being adopted by all states and territories in 2003, it has grown to become arguably the largest surf education program in australia. the program educates children on the potential dangers of surf, rips and dangerous marine creatures and equips them with strategies to manage their own safety, including how to raise the alarm if they find themselves in trouble. youngsters are also encouraged to become Water safety ambassadors in their home and community.

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held in october 2012, the beach to bush program reached more than 9,000 students from over 65 schools in areas such as stanthorpe, Warwick, dalby and the Western downs, Kingaroy, murgon, emerald, maryborough, clarke creek, collinsville, charters towers and dimbulah.

slsq acknowledges the support of the south bank corporation and brisbane city council, redland city council, cairns regional council and townsville city council in allowing access to safe locations to deliver this program.

historically, beachgoers who live more than 50km away from surf are over-represented in the nation’s drowning figures. by engaging with rural and remote communities, largely through the beach to bush program, this trend has declined in recent years.

Queensland health beach safe program thanks to the support of queensland health, surf life saving queensland continued to deliver our popular beach safe schools program throughout queensland schools in 2012–13. the program was developed to educate primary aged students about surf and water safety, marine stingers and other dangerous marine creatures and the importance of sun protection. it also aims to provide them with strategies to manage their own risk and other potentially lifesaving skills.

little lifesavers almost 600 children in queensland schools received a fun and engaging introduction to beach safety and surf lifesaving through the little lifesavers program in 2012/13. established in 1993, little lifesavers allows children aged 5-11 years to develop basic water and surf safety skills in a controlled and safe environment. the program’s strong educational element provides a solid understanding of surf awareness and safety messages. positive feedback and support from parents has been overwhelming. one little lifesaver from cairns, aged 9, has already put his new lifesaving skills to the test when he towed his little brother to safety after he injured himself in a water environment. due to growing demand, an increased number of sessions were held at locations including brisbane’s south bank, raby bay foreshore, townsville and the cairns esplanade lagoon. the little lifesavers program has developed into one of slsq’s most popular and successful water safety initiatives. in 2013/14, little lifesavers is planned to be extended in additional regional locations within mackay, bundaberg and the gold coast.

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queensland health’s ongoing funding of the program has allowed surf life saving queensland to provide additional trained presenters and facilitators to run educational sessions ensuring queensland children are receiving the most up to date information available in an engaging and professional presentation. each participant also received an educational workbook for participants to reinforce their learning. the beach safe program reached more than 24,000 students in the classroom and through practical-based school education programs across the state. surf life saving queensland would like to thank queensland health for their generous support of this vital beach safety program which touches the lives of so many young queensland children.

gold Coast beach safe program as one of australia’s most popular tourist destinations, the gold coast attracts thousands of visitors each week from around the country and the world. With this in mind, the gold coast beach safe program has developed into a vital safety initiative, focused on a welcoming service that targets tourists at the gold coast airport.


With research demonstrating that groups from multicultural backgrounds and tourists are most at risk of drowning on the gold coast, the program has been designed to reach these targeted groups before they set foot on the beach.

this vital community program provides access to practical beach education classes from our trained surf lifesavers and ensures school children from diverse backgrounds receive important water safety information in their first language.

surf lifesavers are on hand at the gold coast airport to emphasise the importance of beach safety, with information provided free to visitors from targeted flights, five days a week. during the 2012/13 season, almost 180,000 visitors received this vital safety information.

during the year, the program reached more than 16,000 participants through 211 presentations and attended more than 10 multicultural festivals with a combined attendance of approximately 44,000 people. vital beach safety information was also distributed to hotels, international travel agents and selected tourist information centres throughout the south east.

this year’s program included a series of pop up ‘surf fun clinics’ at popular tourist beach locations including main beach, surfers paradise, tallebudgera creek and north burleigh. the clinics featured surf-related activities, games and beach safety information, with more than 500 children taking part.

one liTTle lifesaver from cairns, aged 9, has already puT his neW lifesaving skills To The TesT When he ToWed his liTTle broTher To safeTy afTer he injured himself in a WaTer environmenT.

the gold coast beach safe program is proudly sponsored by harbour town shopping centre and supported by gold coast airport, gold coast city council and gold coast cabs.

on the same Wave in 2012/13, the department of aboriginal and torres strait islander and multicultural affairs maintained vital funding to slsq to continue implementation of the award winning on the same Wave water and surf safety initiative. on the same Wave targets queenslanders from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (cald), as well as international visitors. in doing so, it provides educational workshops and information sessions for migrants and refugees. these cald community groups from (but not limited to) the middle east – iran and afghanistan, asia – sri lanka, vietnam, china, Japan and thailand as well as african countries like sudan, congo, nigeria and somalia directly benefit from the program. Key beach and water safety messages are also provided at multicultural community events via translated information on water safety in 29 different languages.

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Our partners

image courtesy of paul sadler

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iT is The generous involvemenT of our parTners ThaT enable us To conTinue To keep our beaches safe.

principle partners Westpac the partnership between slsq and Westpac this year celebrated its 37th anniversary, ensuring its status as one of the longestrunning community-corporate partnerships in australia. the Westpac lifesaver helicopter rescue service (Wlhrs) remains one of the slsq’s core lifesaving weapons and it is only with Westpac’s support that slsq has been able to expand its aerial surveillance capacity and operate two helicopter services in south east queensland, covering an area from rainbow bay to rainbow beach. Westpac also supports slsq events at grass roots level, with employees this year devoting their time and energy for the up the tower fundraiser. dhl slsq and dhl shares not only corporate colours, but also a joint passion for beach safety. it is with the same passion that the international express and logistics company continue their national support of slsq through the 2012/13 season. this ongoing partnership once again saw dhl generously donate patrol uniforms for all surf lifesavers.

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telstra telstra continues its long association with slsq, most notably through supplying queensland surf clubs with essential rescue equipment through the telstra surf lifesaving assistance fund, a subsidy program that gives all clubs the chance to apply for grants. in addition, telstra’s answer the call initiative once again gave clubs the opportunity to earn vital funds in return for their members and supporters signing up to telstra contracts. Channel nine in 2012/13, channel nine again teamed up with slsq to deliver the channel nine surf safe appeal. the appeal is slsq’s largest annual fundraising initiative and from 19 november to 2 december 2012 raised more than $500,000 to help purchase vital surf rescue equipment and train volunteer surf lifesavers. the surf safe appeal continues to develop each year, due in no small part to channel nine’s generous support and contribution.

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premium partners Woodside Woodside is australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, with a proud history of safe and reliable operations spanning decades. as the official sun protection partner of surf life saving, Woodside is focused on ensuring volunteer surf lifesavers are protected from the harsh australian sun when on patrol. through this initiative, Woodside encourages and supports all queensland surf lifesavers to follow the basic sun safety steps of slip, slop, slap, seek shade, slide on sunglasses and get regular skin check-ups. Woodside also provides our frontline services and clubs with shade protection equipment. dulux dulux australia is a manufacturer and marketer of products that protect, maintain and enhance the spaces and places in which we live and work. as a national partner of surf life saving, dulux australia supports queensland surf life saving clubs by offering its tough Weathershield exterior paint to protect surf lifesaving clubs around the country. the partnership was formed to help protect and preserve some of australia’s most important and iconic buildings from some of the world’s harshest weather conditions.

government partners

department of Community safety the department of community safety, which encompasses emergency services, continues to provide essential support to surf life saving queensland as we strive to deliver on our vision of zero preventable deaths in queensland waters. the critical funding provided by the department creates sustainability grants for slscs and helps slsq to increase our beach patrol footprint, particularly targeting higher-risk ‘black spot’ areas and beaches in regional queensland. importantly, the state government’s commitment to providing ongoing recurring funding also ensures slsq has the vital resources in place to put more beaches under guard and expand upon the capacity of our members. Queensland health queensland health has been slsq’s major government partner since 2006, with the two organisations working together to make a healthier and safer state through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and sun safety. throughout 2012/13 and with thanks to the generous support of the queensland health team, slsq delivered its popular queensland health beach safe program across the state to more than 24,000 students through practical school-based presentations. to support this queensland health initiative, slsq developed the beach safe schools booklet distributed to schools during beach safe school visits. department of aboriginal and torres strait islander and multicultural affairs statistics show that people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are over-represented in national and state drowning figures and, as such, are considered a high-risk group by surf authorities. the ‘on the same Wave’ program, a slsq initiative that targets queenslanders from

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culturally diverse and non-english speaking backgrounds and international visitors, provides surf and water safety education and information in a person’s first language. We thank the dedicated team with the department of aboriginal and torres strait islander and multicultural affairs who, in partnership with slsq keeps this valued program at the forefront of the queensland multicultural community.

department of national parks, recreation, sport and racing a long-term supporter of slsq, the department of national parks, recreation, sport and racing continues to provide much needed financial support for our organisation and its strategic aim of providing enjoyable surf sports through the avenue of sports development. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the department of national parks, recreation, sport and racing for their contribution and commitment to strengthening slsq’s surf sports participation.

gold Coast City Council and sunshine Coast regional Council slsq would like to formally acknowledge these councils who, for more than 80 years, have had a long and vibrant association with our organisation, particularly through their support of annual surf sport events and carnivals. slsq also receives valuable support from the councils in the coordination of educational programs each year. slsq wishes to thank both coastal councils and their respective teams for their ongoing support for the surf life saving movement.


community partners harbour town gold Coast harbour town was the first and largest purpose built, brand direct outlet shopping centre in australia and remains so today. located at biggera Waters on the northern end of the gold coast, harbour town boasts brand direct outlets and specialty stores with all the latest fashion, homewares and accessories. as a valued community partner of surf life saving queensland, harbour town gold coast is a proud partner of the gold coast beach safe program which provides incoming visitors and tourists with vital beach safety information and supports our ever popular ‘surf fun clinics’ – pop-up beach safety educational session for the general public conducted on gold coast beaches.

media partners Win Win television supports slsq through various community service announcements and the regional support of the annual surf safe appeal. prime radio prime radio is slsq’s regional radio broadcast partner, with a network spanning queensland and encompassing hot 91, Zinc 96, 4cc, 4ro, 4mK, easymix 102.6, 4ca, easymix 846, sea fm 100.7 and mix fm 106.3. in the past year the network continued to support surf life saving queensland through community service announcements, promotional live crosses, surf sports support and general publicity. importantly, the ongoing partnership with prime radio has allowed slsq to extend its reach and communicate with beachgoers in the regional hubs of cairns, townsville, mackay, rockhampton, gladstone and the sunshine coast.

hot tomato 102.9 Fm this year slsq celebrated its seventh consecutive year of partnership with gold coast fm radio station 102.9 hot tomato. this valued media partnership continues to provide multiple benefits through community service announcements, free on-air time and production as well as advertising and promotion of surf safety messages, surf sports carnivals and annual fundraising drives including the surf safe appeal.

business partners engine swimwear founded in 2004, engine swimwear focuses on developing and producing innovative swimwear to help achieve peak performance. engine swimwear provides a range of products from team gear to goggles to nipper rash vests, swim caps and competition caps. engine swimwear is slsq’s sponsor and preferred supplier of rash vests and swimwear. laerdal laerdal is proud to support slsq. laerdal’s commitment to helping save lives is based on a proud history since the beginning of modern medicine. for over 60 years, laerdal has continuously strived to develop needs-based products, services and system solutions to meet educational and clinical needs. laerdal is dedicated to improving patient survival.

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kracka surfcraft australia Kracka surfcraft is one of australia’s leading and most successful surf life saving surfcraft manufacturers, specialising in nipper boards, foamies, competition paddleboards right through to surf rescue and lifeguard boards. as the preferred board supplier for slsq, our organisation benefits from exclusive pricing, product donations, club and member concessions and special purchasing offers through the year. oaks hotels & resorts oaks hotels & resorts is one of australia's largest apartment accommodation providers incorporating a portfolio of 34 properties across five states, offering a unique blend of stylish city hotels in central, sought-after locations and relaxed, resort style properties in some of australia's most picturesque tourist destinations. as slsq’s accommodation business partner, oaks hotels & resorts proudly supports our business accommodation requirements. star outdoor queensland-based business star outdoor is an industry leader in the manufacture and supply of portable sun protection marquees, beach flags and feather banners, umbrellas and other promotional signage. their shade protection range is endorsed by the cancer council. star outdoor is a proud business partner to slsq and generously provide product support to assist our frontline and marketing services and offer preferential pricing to all slscs across queensland.

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FUNDRAISING IN QUEENSLAND

channel nine surf safe appeal

$500k+ for clubs

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fundraising events

Channel nine surf safe appeal (Queensland) this year marked the ninth surf safe appeal, the largest annual fundraising initiative for slsq, and raised more than $500,000 for clubs.

boardies day brightly coloured boardies were the ultimate fashion statement across queensland on 22 february 2013 in celebration of national boardies day.

supported by channel nine, the appeal ran from 19 november — 2 december 2012 and urged queenslanders to show their appreciation for the efforts of volunteer lifesavers ahead of the summer season.

founded in 2002, the initiative encourages queenslanders to help raise much-needed funds for beach safety by ditching the suit and tie at work and dressing down in support of surf life saving. the program provides surf life saving members and clubs with a fun and interactive fundraising event to promote within their local community which directly brings a financial return back to their club. grill’d restaurants supported the campaign, donating more than $9,000 to local clubs and slsq through their local matters initiative. more than 160 queensland schools, retailers and workplaces took part this year, contributing more than $31,000 towards local slscs.

Up the tower brisbane’s queen street mall was transformed into an urban beach for 22 towersitters as part of our up the tower fundraiser on 21 september 2012. perched in a rescue tower and armed with mobile phones, each of our corporate supporters had 30 minutes to raise a minimum of $1,000 from family, friends, suppliers and clients. more than $51,000 was raised for essential volunteer services in queensland.

a number of towersitters returned from previous years, however, there were also a few novices such as Watts next, pricewaterhousecoopers, bmag, microhire and best signs. st george queensland reds players ben lucas and adam Wallace-harrison also took on the tower for the first time. liz pidgeon of cornerstone properties, a prolific towersitter, was unable to attend on the day, yet still raised more than $8,000. last year’s enthusiastic ‘towersitter’ bob muller of leo muller chrysler Jeep dodge sent two staff members who raised more than $10,300. a special thank you to long-time surf lifesaving supporter Westpac, who once again took an entire tower for the day and raised an impressive $12,237. thanks also to mc michelle anderson of triple m and fashion parade sponsor myer. since 2000, up the tower supporters have collectively raised more than $720,000 for surf life saving services in queensland.

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the surf safe appeal was officially launched on 16 november 2012 with queensland premier campbell newman pledging $50,000 to slsq. this was followed by a series of on-air announcements of major donations of cash and equipment totalling more than $210,000. thousands of volunteer lifesavers from 59 surf lifesaving clubs throughout queensland participated in the annual doorknock and street appeal. every year, our volunteer surf lifesavers perform a vital service for the local community, giving up countless hours of their own time to watch over swimmers and ensure residents and tourists alike can enjoy our beautiful beaches safely. the funds raised during the surf safe appeal assist our queensland clubs to continue this service to the community. We are grateful for the support of channel nine and the queensland government, as well as our corporate partners – aa radio, black and White cabs, brisbane airport corporation, freedom fuels, John deere, Jupiters hotel & casino, suzuki auto co, the good guys, tradelink, and treasury hotel & casino.

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having a great time at the beach. families were able to participate in free surf fun clinics at the dreamworld family fun Zone with sandy the surf dog.

Jupiters summer surf girl arcadian slsc’s tori demopoulos was named 2013 Jupiters summer surf girl from a field of 20 qualified female surf lifesavers representing clubs from cairns to rainbow bay. after nine months of hard work raising funds and spreading the beach safety message, the contestants came together for the final judging week, hosted by event sponsors Jupiters hotel & casino from 8-12 may 2013. the 20 entrants had embarked on an exhaustive fundraising campaign within their local communities, raising a staggering $1,004,363.67 for their respective clubs, breaking the $1 million mark for the second time in the 49 year history of the program. in addition to their outstanding fundraising efforts throughout the year, the final judging week saw the entrants assessed on their core surf lifesaving skills, including cpr, a board and tube rescue, interviews with the judges and presentation of a beach safety education and awareness session at the local surfers paradise primary school. at the gala ball, attended by more than 500 guests, stacey ferreira from Kirra slsc was named runner-up, while natalie parker from alexandra headland slsc took out the highest individual fundraising award ($151,000 for her club) and the personality award. the summer surf girl program has injected more than $13.7 million into queensland slscs since its inception in 1964. all funds raised are distributed back into

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spectators were able to purchase slsq sunscreen, earplugs, lottery tickets, or make a gold coin donation to one of the volunteer surf lifesavers from southport slsc and surfers paradise slsc. participating clubs to be used in a variety of ways, such as the maintenance and purchase of new rescue equipment, surf safety education, member development, increasing volunteer memberships and expanding training programs. We thank our valued partners and supporters: Jupiters hotel & casino, suzuki auto co, engine, star outdoor, get hummered, flutter beauty, hare’s hair, printworks, franklin villa, gopro and sisterco. special thanks also go to our judging panel of george hill, megan crockford and lainey loneragan.

thanks to v8 supercars australia for their continued support of slsq.

bruce lynton Charity ball the 2013 bruce lynton charity ball is a highlight on the gold coast social calendar and this year raised more than $15,000 for surf lifesaving services in queensland. almost 600 guests attended the charity ball at royal pines resort on 20 april 2013 and enjoyed entertainment from dale ryder of boom crash opera, along with an exciting charity auction.

beneficiary events

armor all gold Coast 600 the gold coast’s biggest party came to town over the weekend of 19 – 21 october 2012, with the v8 supercars hitting the streets of the gold coast. slsq was again named the official beneficiary for the armor all gold coast 600 event, raising more than $20,000. a range of fundraising and educational activities was conducted by slsq clubs and Jupiters summer surf girls on and around the track. spectators were able to drop by the surf life saving education trailer and learn about surf safety and ask questions about how to stay safe while

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each year, this event raises much-needed funds for local charities and has been a great supporter of slsq over the years. the event has been held for the past 13 years and throughout this time more than $1.4 million dollars has been raised for local charities. thanks to bruce lynton automotive and, in particular, beric lynton and his team for their ongoing support of slsq. thanks also go to Wallace bishop, australia Zoo, Jupiters hotel & casino, endota spa, brisbane lions and riverlife for their donations to the charity auction.


community donor support 2012/13 was another challenging year for queenslanders. While many were still rebuilding from the 2011 floods, mother nature again unleashed her wilder side with floodwaters affecting some areas and inundating others. consumer confidence decreased with the weakening of the australian economy and a new queensland government was elected, all of which created further concerns around job certainty— and of course affected people’s ability to give. even with the additional strain on families over the past year, our queensland supporters continued to give and we certainly appreciated it. a number of our regular appeals were down on previous years, however in general our loyal donors remained the same. regular giving continues to be the preferred option for our donors with steady growth recorded through the signing up of monthly donors through face-to-face fundraising. in the past year, 32 queensland leading donors donated a gift of $1,000 or greater. no matter how big or small the contribution, our guardians are helping to fund vital programs and services and allow us to plan ahead and invest in our volunteer surf lifesavers so they can continue their vital community service now, and in the years to come. thank you to all queensland supporters who could assist — please never doubt your support really does make a difference.

guardians of the surf Guardians (Monthly) While we classify all donors as guardians of the surf, special mention must be made of those individuals who make monthly donations through our guardians of the surf program.

We are delighted that this program continues to grow with our ‘monthly guardians of the surf’ now numbering 10,153 in queensland, an increase of approximately 17% on last year. these programs are an essential part of the funding the foundation provides to slsq to offset costs associated with providing integrated rescue services to queensland clubs. While the community expects flags on the beach, the service provided by slsq is so much more. Jet boats and rescue water craft patrolling in the water, helicopters watching from the air and an extensive communications network (surfcom) covering the coastline ensure that our volunteers, and the wider community, are kept safe. in these challenging times, we sincerely thank the community for their strong and loyal support.

Workplace giving Workplace giving was introduced to surf life saving as a sustainable fundraising program just over two years ago. the concept is simple – employees can donate regularly to their favourite charity through their payroll system. since commencing, the program has grown steadily to have 28 companies supporting sls nationally, of which 50% match their employee’s gifts dollar for dollar. there are some exceptional examples of successful Workplace giving programs throughout australia that raise valuable funds for charities and encourage staff to get involved in their community investment programs, such as ahl group’s ‘stretch’ program. in early 2013, surf life saving was invited to speak to staff at ahl locations across australia and talk about the impact regular giving has on surf life saving. in queensland, lifesavers presented to staff at rydges hotel, south bank, which in turn increased the hotel’s Workplace giving participation and support of surf life saving.

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Workplace giving has the potential to be a big part of corporate giving plans in the coming years. our dedicated program manager will continue to promote the value of selecting surf life saving as one of the beneficiaries of company and individual support. surf life saving is seldom questioned as worthy of support but is rarely viewed as needy as other large charities. this further highlights the real benefits of a personal introduction. to find out more about how you or the company you work for could get involved in our Workplace giving program please contact surf life saving’s Workplace giving manager on 1800 642 925.

bequests a bequest to surf life saving is an investment in the future, ensuring our beaches are kept safe for generations to come. a gift in your Will to slsq will benefit thousands of individuals who use our beaches in the future. bequests can be made for general use to surf life saving or to fund a specific slsc, program or piece of equipment. you may also wish to have it secured in the surf rescue trust whereby the amount of the gift is kept in perpetuity and only the investment return is utilised, which means your gift will live forever. currently 195 queenslanders have advised they are intending on leaving a gift in their Will to surf life saving. for more information about bequests, or to let us know you have left a gift for sls in your Will, please contact the supporter relations manager on 07 3177 5831 or email bequests@slsfoundation.com.au

Thank you To all Queensland supporTers Who could assisT — please never doubT your supporT really does make a difference.

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Charity Christmas Cards surf life saving foundation has teamed up with charity greeting cards to give everyone the opportunity to purchase greeting cards and hampers for various occasions, with the added benefit of supporting surf life saving. forty cents from every card sold will be donated to surf life saving. for more information visit www.charitygreetingcards.com.au. surf breaks the surf breaks travel portal has been created exclusively for the surf life saving community and members can take advantage of discounted domestic and international travel and accommodation offers. surf breaks is powered by the leisurecom travel group, one of the largest and most progressive direct marketers of resort, hotel and apartment accommodation in the pacific region. for every completed booking, leisurecom will donate to surf life saving. to learn more, go to www.surfbreaks.com.au.

FuNDING BODY

ITEM

GRANTED $

QUeensland perpetual

slsq for sarina slsc irb hull & motor

$13,908

gambling cbf

rainbow bay slsc renovation of education and training facilities

$35,000

breakwater island casino cbf

forrest beach slsc defibrillator

$3,484

Jupiters casino cbf

bribie island slsc atv & rescue boards

$21,360

breakwater island casino cbf

ayr slsc patrol shade, 2 x defibrillators & computer

dept nprsr get in the game — get playing

surfers paradise slsc upgrade to club change room facilities

$110,000

the John villiers trust

slsq for mackay & eimeo slscs support emergency search & rescue services

$37,536

ToTal communiTy donor suPPorT

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$4,967

surf life saving lotteries the surf life saving’s lotteries program is an integral part of the surf life saving foundation’s fundraising activities and experienced strong growth this past year, generating revenue in excess of $1 million.

QgC sustainable Communities Fund during the year, qgc donated $34,933 to develop and build the capacity of the tannum sands surf life saving club following an increase in water incidents in the area.

during the year, a new structure of six prize homes and six champions’ club lotteries (our regular supporters program) was successfully implemented, along with an increase in the value of our prize homes, taking the total value of prizes to more than $7 million. a highlight was the introduction of our first $1.3 million beachside luxury apartment.

the tannum sands community has grown by 19% in the past five years, with many new residents lacking aquatic safety skills or experience in surf conditions. also in the past five years, tannum sands slsc lifesavers have rescued 16 people who have been swept out via strong rip currents. for such a small population, this number is too high and provides further evidence of the need for our services.

sales from all channels grew steadily, with major growth shown in the online digital space. further strategies and developments are being implemented in all areas, along with the introduction of new lotteries, to generate additional revenues in the future.

funding awarded from qgc’s sustainable communities fund led to the redevelopment of clubhouse facilities, increasing the club’s capacity to expand its education and training programs and provide the community with a central hub to meet and interact. these vital dollars have also meant the club can dedicate more volunteers to delivering community education initiatives and ensure its members are trained at all times.

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slsQ commiTTees and panels administration and it Committee C Williams (Chair), T.McCullough/L Shanks, B Sheret, J McDougall, T Duncan, B Cooney, K Barnes, D Boulton OAM, B Kelly, C Holden, P Roulston, C Sparkes, L Hogben, E Bennet, L Vrolyks, G Topfer, L Mathison, L Cremer, Z Ballarin, J Gunning/R Barber (Sec) audit, Finance and Compliance Committee D Bragg (Chair), J Roehrig, D Cahill, K Akers, G O’Brien, M Ahmelman, S O’Connor, G Shearman/R Murphy (Sec) Communications panel S de Paula (Chair), M Gibbs, M Corlett, G Schuch, S Schulz, K Dunn, J Argent (Sec) helicopter advisory panel T Hughes (Chair), E Bennet, P Bird, P Gibson, P Brennan, K Dunn, G Shearman/R Murphy, G Hill (Sec) irb Competition panel M Cook (Chair), C Lennox, N Ward, S Wheeler, A Barbour, R Bennett (Sec) Jet rescue boat panel K Hart (Chair), R Jenkinson, C Doney, S Wray, K Dunn, N Fife (Sec) Junior activities advisory panel R Fien (Chair), T Smith, M Jackson, S Jones, A Walker, S Paskin, R Campbell, B Lofthouse/O Wilson (Sec) lifeguard advisory panel G Cahill (Chair), P Roulston, C Sparkes, C Holden, J March, R Blanchard, H Ridland, J Campton, A Purchase, J Argent, R Drury, A King, C Lovitt lifesaving operations support panel K Dunn (Chair), S de Paula, K Hart, C Neil, E Bennet, W Cole, P Bird, P Lucas, J Argent (Sec)

lifesaving education panel J Allsopp (Chair), L Dunnett, G Cullen, G Russell, D Carmody, M Kearney, M Cole, K Lynch, J Roderick, B Whibley, A Fisher (Sec) irb lifesaving advisory panel G Tanner (Chair), P Hallett, T Burgess, C Donnelly, B Hartley, M Cook, P Lawlor, C Fife (Sec) life members and Civil honours panel R Devlin QC (Chair), W Massey, R Tallon, J Menico OAM, M Clyde, M Fife OAM, D Hoyland OAM, S Crichton, K Bostock, R Whitmore OAM, I Young, B Lofthouse (Sec) march past panel D Donnelly (Chair), R Tallon OAM, J Cooper OAM, J McRae, J Menico OAM, A Seeney, P Flemming, D Carswell, L Wanklyn membership services Committee R Campbell (Chair), K Hunter, S Duncan, S Burns, C Ryan, G Moreton, J Aleckson, T Sealy, S Steinhofer, S Fien, R Fien, B Lofthouse, O Wilson (Sec) meritorious awards and lifesaving selection panel P Lucas (Chair), R Campbell, J Aleckson, K Phillips, B Lofthouse (Sec) officials/assessors Finance Committee C Melloy (Chair), P Lucas, R Griffiths, P Connell, M Buttrum, D Burchill OAM, R Tallon OAM, J Hamrey, E Jones, P Hall, K Litzow, J Paskin, K Bostock, S Crichton (Sec), C Williams rescue Water Craft (rWC) panel C Neil (Chair), G Palmer, W Baker, P Whitty, R Pollock, J Hagan, M McDonald, M Comerford, K Burke, W Foxwell, L Passmore, G Sharry, L Moes, K Dunn, A Purchase (Sec)

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r&r panel G Shaw (Chair), K Connelly, G Crawford, T Holmes state Coaching advisory panel G Hill (Chair), R Green, R Bennett state lifesaving Committee P Lucas (Chair), K Dunn, M Stevens, F Burke, C Swanton, K Phillips, S Schulz, K Clark, J Allsopp, S Neil, S DePaula, M Fife OAM, J Seymour, Dr D Draper, W Cole, G Hill, P Lawlor (Sec) surf sports Committee C Melloy (Chair), R Griffiths, L Wanklyn, G Morgan, R Cremer, S Della Bianca, K Litzow, N Ward, P Hall, G Hill, T Smith, P Connell, R Bennett, S Hesse, S Hogben (Sec) surf sports selection panel C Melloy (Chair), D Mathison, R Green, D Norton-Smith, C Lennox, N Ward, R Bennett surf boat panel P Hall, V O’Keefe, P Wessel, J Melloy, P Grayson, R Coleman, W Cooper state Championships organisational panel C Melloy (Chair), S Della Bianca, W McLennan, B Brassington, C McCarroll, S Hesse (Sec) state officials advisory panel R Griffiths (Chair), P Connell, W Massey, R Bartlett, B Walsh, K Bostock, C Melloy, D Mathison, R Cremer, P Thomas, S Hesse slsQ Judiciary Committee M Reaburn (Chair), P Kelly, R Bartlett, I Young, D Boulton OAM, M Clyde, S Crichton, K Bostock, R Whitmore OAM, C Williams (Sec)

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THE PEAK BODY for aquatic safety in australia • A member of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) which represents the peak water safety organisation from more than 70 countries. • Quality Assurance Accreditation to Australian Quality Management Standard ISO 9001:2000 (for Lifesaving Operations including ALS Lifeguards) • An accredited white water rescue unit recognised by the Queensland Government through the Department of Community Safety.

• A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers nationally recognised training through the AQTF. • A member of the Australian Water Safety Council committed to enhancing water safety in Australia. • Surf Life Saving has been inducted as a Queensland Great for its significant role in the history and development of Queensland and into both the Queensland and Australian Tourism Halls of Fame for its outstanding contribution to general tourism services in the country.

• Provider of extensive and specific beach safety information and education resources. • SLSQ has a seat on the State Disaster Management Committee and is part of the State Disaster Coordinator Centre as recognition of the extensive work SLSQ has performed in Emergency Response and Disaster Recovery.

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  2012-2013 MEMBERSHIP TABLES    22  

  auditor's report  3  

  lifesaving awards tables  24  

  statement of comprehensive income  5  

  Lifesaving patrol activity tables  26  

  statement of financial position   6     statement of changes in association's funds  7     statement of cash flow  8     notes to the financial statements   9  

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A member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

In conducting our audit we have met the independence requirements of the Australian professional accounting bodies. In addition to our audit of the financial report, we were engaged to undertake nonaudit services disclosed in the notes to the financial statements. The provision of these services has not impaired our independence.

Independence

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial report. The procedures selected depend on our judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial report, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, we consider internal controls relevant to the Association’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial report in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Association’s internal controls. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the directors, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial report.

We conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial report is free from material misstatement.

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial report based on our audit. No opinion is expressed as to whether the accounting policies used are appropriate to the needs of the members.

Auditor’s Responsibility

The directors of the company are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the financial report and have determined that the accounting policies described in Note 1 to the financial statements, which form part of the financial report, are appropriate to meet the financial reporting requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 [QLD] and the Association’s constitution and are appropriate to meet the needs of the members. This responsibility includes such internal controls as the directors determine are necessary to enable the preparation of the financial report that is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Directors’ Responsibility for the Financial Report

We have audited the accompanying special purpose financial report of Surf Life Saving Queensland, (the Association), which comprises the statement of financial position as at 31 May 2013, and the statement of comprehensive income, statement of changes in association’s funds and statement of cash flows for the year ended on that date, a summary of significant accounting policies, other explanatory notes and the director’s declaration.

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Without modifying our opinion, we draw attention to Note 1 to the financial report which describes the basis of accounting. The financial report is prepared to assist Surf Life Saving Queensland to meet the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 [QLD] and the Association’s constitution. As a result, the financial report may not be suitable for another purpose. Our report is intended solely for Surf Life Saving Queensland and the Department of Community Safety in Queensland and should not be distributed to parties other than Surf Life Saving Queensland or the Department of Community Safety in Queensland.

Basis of Accounting and Restriction on Distribution

In our opinion the financial report presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Surf Life Saving Queensland as of 31 May 2013 and of its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 1 to the financial statements.

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MEMBERSHIP TABLES CLUB NAME

Statistics are generated from Surfguard Summary Report as at June 30 2013

CLUB MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES Junior Activities Active Cadet

M F North Queensland Branch

M

F

Active Junior

M

F

Active Senior

M

Associate

F

M

F

Award

General

Honorary

Leave/ Restricted

Life Member

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

Long Service

Non-Member

Past Active

Probationary

Reserve Active

Total Male

Total Total Female Membership

Port Douglas

53

37

4

3

2

2

8

7

42

51

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

6

0

0

124

109

233

Ellis Beach

65

79

14

20

14

12

30

20

69

99

18

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

6

0

0

0

0

6

3

9

3

1

0

241

250

491

Cairns

66

62

15

7

5

7

29

22

23

29

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

1

1

0

0

0

3

1

23

18

4

0

182

150

332

Etty Bay

25

19

1

9

9

11

4

7

24

30

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

2

0

0

0

0

4

2

15

9

0

0

95

89

184

Mission Beach

8

15

0

4

1

2

7

2

8

5

3

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

5

0

0

33

40

73

217

212

34

43

31

34

78

58

166

214

25

16

0

0

0

0

0

0

46

12

1

2

0

0

13

6

59

41

5

0

675

638

1,313

TOTAL M &F BRANCH TOTAL

429

77

65

136

380

41

0

0

0

58

3

0

19

100

5

1,313

1,313

North Barrier Branch Forrest Beach

15

8

6

6

5

2

14

11

7

15

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

1

0

53

47

Arcadian

49

47

4

3

8

6

35

23

20

25

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

18

3

6

1

0

0

0

0

8

11

2

0

152

121

100 273

Picnic Bay

98

97

11

16

15

7

39

44

32

51

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

1

10

1

0

0

7

7

26

44

1

2

258

272

530

Ayr Bowen

35 27

36 8

4 2

9 0

8 1

9 1

26 6

15 1

34 1

44 8

0 1

0 0

0 6

0 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

11 1

2 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 4

0 8

0 0

0 0

118 49

115 27

233 76

Eimeo

74

42

14

6

7

2

21

11

37

49

2

0

27

27

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

1

0

0

187

139

326

Mackay

31

30

5

9

3

5

30

9

20

36

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

9

3

7

0

0

0

1

1

9

8

1

0

118

102

220

Sarina

29

33

9

7

3

3

10

6

23

32

3

5

0

0

1

1

0

0

12

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

0

0

93

95

188

358

301

55

56

50

35

181

120

174

260

12

10

34

28

2

1

0

0

70

19

23

2

0

0

8

8

56

76

5

2

1,028

918

1,946

TOTAL M & F BRANCH TOTAL

659

111

85

301

434

22

62

3

0

89

25

0

16

132

7

1,946

1,946

Wide Bay Capricorn Branch Yeppoon

52

74

7

7

8

2

27

14

9

14

2

3

0

0

1

0

0

2

14

6

1

0

0

0

0

0

49

41

0

0

170

163

333

Emu Park

63

62

4

9

16

8

29

18

48

64

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

1

6

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

1

0

182

164

346

Tannum Sands

42

46

3

13

15

11

39

15

23

46

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

4

1

8

1

0

1

3

2

59

64

2

0

200

201

401

Agnes Water

25

27

3

1

2

1

12

1

15

25

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

3

1

1

0

64

58

122

Moore Park

21

27

3

5

4

4

13

16

13

18

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

2

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

67

75

142

Bundaberg

64

76

15

11

16

11

34

22

56

75

4

5

0

0

2

4

0

0

17

1

1

0

0

0

3

0

3

2

2

1

217

208

425

Elliott Heads

37

30

4

13

4

5

19

15

22

39

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

10

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

99

105

204

Hervey Bay

82

72

4

7

9

5

21

14

19

38

10

14

0

0

0

0

0

1

6

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

12

0

0

163

166

329

TOTAL M &F

386

414

43

66

74

47

194

115

205

319

24

28

1

0

5

4

0

3

66

16

17

1

0

1

9

5

131

120

7

BRANCH TOTAL

1,600

218

242

618

1,048

104

2

18

6

164

36

2

28

502

1 16

1,162 1,140

2,302

4,604

4,604

Sunshine Coast Branch Rainbow Beach

43

41

4

3

13

8

28

14

35

48

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

0

0

0

2

2

5

2

0

0

0

0

141

118

259

Noosa Heads

224

214

37

27

33

28

121

69

191

247

20

19

19

16

11

2

2

0

19

1

58

7

0

0

2

0

10

6

8

6

755

642

1,397

Sunshine Beach

106

87

10

4

9

4

57

20

93

112

10

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

10

2

11

2

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

308

235

543

Peregian Beach

58

54

9

4

4

12

44

16

40

62

15

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

178

154

332

Coolum Beach

81

53

9

6

15

5

84

21

42

62

11

19

0

0

3

2

1

1

27

1

24

2

0

0

0

0

12

5

1

2

310

179

489

Marcoola

63

53

19

18

11

7

54

19

59

77

23

14

0

0

4

2

0

0

19

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

5

1

259

194

453

Mudjimba

65

69

17

18

10

27

56

39

36

51

3

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

1

192

214

406

Maroochydore

140

158

32

22

19

9

85

38

97

126

40

26

0

0

79

27

4

3

53

2

103

23

0

0

13

7

0

0

1

0

666

441

1,107

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MEMBERSHIP TABLES CLUB NAME

13,721

Total Female Nippers

4,835

Total Active Patrolling Male Membership

5,359

Total Male Membership

17,382

Total Male Nippers

5,190

Total Active Patrolling Female Membership

3,191

Grand Total Membership

31,103

Grand Total Nippers

10,025

Total Active Patrolling Membership

8,550

CLUB MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES Junior Activities Active Cadet

Active Junior

Active Senior

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

Alexandra Headland

248

252

28

28

32

23

Mooloolaba

157

163

28

32

33

41

Kawana Waters

128

88

5

9

23

Dicky Beach

173

155

12

7

Metropolitan Caloundra

109

110

26

Bribie Island

87

81

Redcliffe Peninsula

59

80

TOTAL M & F

Total Female Membership

F

M

159

95

213

104

14

67

37

26

8

10

19

18

11

1,741 1,658 266

BRANCH TOTAL

Associate

3,399

Award

General

Honorary

Leave/ Restricted

Life Member

F

M

F

M

F

F

M

F

M

F

M

216

276

20

13

0

0

1

0

0

1

43

249

263

37

15

0

0

5

17

7

0

30

27

70

108

12

6

0

0

0

0

1

0

105

35

114

156

23

10

0

0

1

3

2

9

63

33

74

105

2

7

0

0

0

0

19

14

45

27

53

74

8

7

0

0

0

8

5

0

21

12

49

51

0

1

0

0

212

273

150

19

16

478

227 1,202 569 1,418 1,818 224

500

1,771

3,236

374

Long Service

Non-Member

Past Active

Probationary

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

2

60

19

0

0

0

0

1

2

101

18

0

0

0

0

1

11

1

21

2

0

0

7

2

0

15

2

16

4

0

0

0

1

0

24

1

23

2

0

0

0

3

0

25

2

11

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

104

53

22

5

296

20

434

85

35

157

27

Reserve Active

Total Male

Total Total Female Membership

M

F

3

1

1

809

713

1,522

2

15

4

876

661

1,537

3

1

8

1

356

259

615

0

26

7

9

0

533

405

938

6

4

0

0

3

0

341

279

620

0

1

0

1

2

3

0

275

227

502

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

148

157

2

3

35

15

56

31

55

16

316

519

5

12 3 3 1 26 2 15 1 21 3 13 3 14 1 21 0 8 1 21 0 18 2 21 1 193 18 211

21 6 0 0 45 5 27 1 61 13 6 2 93 18 10 2 1 1 13 1 71 18 35 6 383 73 456

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 7 18 15 27 5 8 31 18 19 8 166 170

28 3 2 0 7 2 81 4 63 4 1 0 3 0 21 4 23 4 28 2 8 0 265 23 288

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

648 96 744 0 0 1,123 186 1,309

0

50

87

305

6,147 4,878

11,025

11,025

11,025

0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

278 229 135 123 623 427 243 161 641 471 297 252 538 348 444 381 324 249 325 252 558 400 675 559 5,081 3,852 8,933

507 258 1,050 404 1,112 549 886 825 573 577 958 1,234 8,933 8,933

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

366 284 144 144 338 229 580 352 428 280 130 90 204 174 244 175 248 176 314 161 246 208 3,242 2,273 5,515

650 288 567 932 708 220 378 419 424 475 454 5,515 5,515

3

8,323 6,125 14,448 47 22 17,335 13,699 31,103

14,448 14,448 69 31,034 31,103

71

South Coast Branch Point Lookout 57 57 9 8 Coochiemudlo Island 54 44 8 9 Southport 182 150 10 9 Surfers Paradise 59 51 3 9 Northcliffe 196 168 24 28 Broadbeach 80 82 7 10 Kurrawa 135 97 5 8 Mermaid Beach 144 141 24 13 Nobbys Beach 99 89 18 8 Miami Beach 102 88 17 12 North Burleigh 189 156 7 5 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park 214 185 23 38 TOTAL M & F 1,511 1,308 155 157 BRANCH TOTAL 2,819 312

27 20 7 8 19 16 13 7 27 8 20 24 24 16 14 11 30 10 22 12 17 14 41 23 261 169 430

38 13 62 78 26 32 14 10 16 12 1 4 131 46 168 179 8 12 61 25 39 51 13 13 138 78 130 137 3 4 74 23 82 104 2 1 122 71 99 110 21 16 76 38 138 162 7 8 72 30 78 90 4 4 51 23 92 107 6 7 106 57 107 128 30 16 106 41 182 214 18 13 989 455 1,193 1,372 139 130 1,444 2,565 269

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 5 7 10 23 9 28 28 31 17 11 3 26 19 9 10 15 11 14 14 8 6 182 132 314

64 34 37 17 48 16 137 36 86 35 30 4 42 14 43 21 79 23 53 22 35 13 654 235 889

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

12 0 11 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 6 38

0

4 0 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 21 34

2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7

72

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 10

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7 1 10 0 1 12 5 1 2 1 0 26 66

1 3 31 35 9 3 12 2 34 28 0 2 17 6 3 3 11 13 0 1 7 2 1 0 126 98 224

4 0 2 0 4 0 0 6 0 0 2 2 20

0 1 0 10 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 17

82

12 7 3 0 12 5 8 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 8 2 20 1 14 4 20 5 104 25 129

120 60 180 0 1 185 94 280

230 123 353 5 4 532 391 932

37

0

4 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 3 0 1 17 32 98

23

Point Danger Branch Tallebudgera Pacific Palm Beach (QLD) Currumbin Tugun Bilinga North Kirra Kirra Coolangatta Tweed Heads Coolangatta Rainbow Bay TOTAL M & F BRANCH TOTAL Gold Coast M & F GOLD COAST TOTAL Brisbane Lifesaving Service* Club Total M & F SLSQ TOTAL

142 127 52 66 131 115 161 153 117 98 39 33 60 66 65 68 46 62 80 57 84 97 977 942 1,919

12 3 17 4 6 5 14 2 3 15 2 83

3 10 8 11 10 6 9 5 6 10 2 80 163

2,488 2,250 238 237 4,738 475 0 0 0 0 5,190 4,835 636 614 10,025 1,250

80 100 31 36 78 73 120 108 85 105 32 40 48 63 62 62 33 61 46 44 72 81 687 773 1,460

1 0 0 4 5 1 0 0 4 3 3 21

2 1 0 3 4 4 0 3 3 2 3 25

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

46

443 301 1,643 690 1,880 2,145 160 155 744 2,333 4,025 315 3 4 36 10 1 0 2 3 871 644 3,298 1,552 3,843 4,756 445 359 1,522 4,896 8,600 809

5 0 1 1 1 0 1 3 2 10 0 24

1 1

0

23

62

38

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

14

100 0 44

99

1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 7

28

1 0 55

1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 4

0 0 173 96 269

5 19

0 36

0 13 49

1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4

359 22 381 0 0 837 89 926

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0

0 2

0 4 6

1 1 2 10 3 0 0 0 3 29 5 54

1 2 0 8 7 0 1 0 4 4 1 28

17

40 0 0 109 22 131

slsq annual report 12–13


liFesaving awards tables Branch Brisbane Lifesaving Service (BLS)

North Queensland (NQB)

North Barrier (NBB)

Wide Bay Capricorn (WBCB)

Sunshine Coast (SSCB)

South Coast (SCB)

Point Danger (PDB)

TOTAL

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate

5

41

77

116

604

231

187

1261

Apply (Senior) First Aid

23

16

50

82

207

179

155

712

7

14

10

16

7

54

3

3

7

3

3

20

Award

Assessor Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Assessor Apply First Aid

1

Assessor Bronze Medallion

10

Assessor IRB

3

5

13

7

8

46

1

1

10

2

1

15

32

32

29

29

11

18

Assessor Radio Assessor Resuscitation Assessor Rescue Water Craft (RWC)

1

Assessor Surf Rescue

4 26

1

9

9

30

29

77

107

103

590

424

245

1545

1

5

1

1

1

Facilitator Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

4

Facilitator Apply First Aid Facilitator Bronze Medallion

5

5

3

Facilitator IRB

6

1

1

Facilitator Pain Management (Methoxyflurane) Facilitator Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue 1

Facilitator Trainer

1

1

Gold Medallion (Advanced Lifesaving)

3

4

15 8

1

1

3

4

8

23

1

6

8

5

5

27

2

3

7

12

11

4

56

217

143

104

579

4

8

3

3 2 44

JRB Crew Certificate JRB Driver Certificate

12 4

4 2

14

30

9

80

53

15

203

73

22

50

201

Junior Activities Age Manager Course

19

37

Marine Stinger Management

7

14

ORB Crew Certificate Pain Management Certificate (Methoxyflurane)

2

1 10

Helicopter Crew Certificate

Radio Operators Certificate

4

2 1

2

Facilitator Spinal Management

Junior Activities Age Manager - Online Theory

1

2

Facilitator Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

IRB Crew Certificate

2

50

ATV Operator Certificate Bronze Medallion

2

1

21 5

5 1

1

6

14

30

13

5

70

8

1

80

404

304

257

1054 (Cont.)

slsq annual report 12–13

24


liFesaving awards tables Branch Brisbane Lifesaving Service (BLS)

North Queensland (NQB)

North Barrier (NBB)

Wide Bay Capricorn (WBCB)

Sunshine Coast (SSCB)

South Coast (SCB)

Point Danger (PDB)

TOTAL

Rescue Water Craft Operator Certificate

7

1

3

6

18

14

5

54

Resuscitation Certificate

28

145

319

335

1763

1394

932

4916

12

1

28

Award

Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid

9

Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue

1

16

7 4

10

Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

8

11

9

29

85

56

57

255

Silver Medallion IRB Driver

2

1

3

20

85

39

33

183

Spinal Management

2

1

8

6

237

70

20

344

Surf Aware One

33

68

100

448

363

264

1276

Surf Aware Two

36

83

89

398

291

202

1099

Surf Play One

24

50

44

245

217

206

786

Surf Play Two

32

55

58

197

197

190

729

Surf Rescue Certificate (CPR Endorsed)

44

75

103

349

229

157

957

Surf Safe One

29

83

92

400

306

213

1123

Surf Safe Two

33

59

72

346

238

181

929 892

Surf Smart One

47

68

74

315

228

160

Surf Smart Two

30

50

66

258

192

148

744

13

23

11

5

58

8

122

8

11

13

12

5

50

7

9

13

3

33

1

2

3

6

TAF Induction

4

Training Officer Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

1

Training Officer Apply First Aid

1

Training Officer ATV Training Officer Bronze Medallion

2

Training Officer IRB

6

1

1

10

26

28

5

78

1

9

12

1

24

1

1

Training Officer Pain Management (Methoxyflurane) 2

2

12

16

5

3

1

17

26

1695

7521

5432

3985

20759

Training Officer Radio Training Officer Marine Stinger

1

Training Officer Surf Rescue TOTAL

123

644

1359

25

4

3

slsq annual report 12–13


Lifesaving patrol activity tables RESCUES

FIRST AID TREATMENTS MARINE STINGS

FIRST AID

WITHOUT GEAR

RESCUE TUBE

BODY BOARD

RESCUE BOARD

IRB

RWC

OTHER

TOTAL RESCUE

PREVENT ACTIONS

CLOSURE SHARKS

MISSING PERSON

SPINAL INJURIES

FRACTURES

DEFB CASES

OXYGEN THERAPHY

RESUS (CPR)

MINOR

MAJOR

MINOR

MAJOR

TOTAL F/AID

0 2 0 1 0 3

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 4 0 5

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 2 0 0 0 2

0 4 1 5 0 10

319 1199 259 196 346 2319

0:00 1:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 1:00

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 1

1 0 0 1 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

54 20 5 8 5 92

0 0 0 0 0 0

8 7 0 8 1 24

0 0 0 0 0 0

63 28 5 17 6 119

Forrest Beach Arcadian (Alma Bay/The

1 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 1

0 0

0 1

1 2

348 203

0:00 0:00

0 2

0 1

0 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

2 28

0 0

1 23

0 0

3 53

Strand Net 2) Picnic Bay (Magnetic Island/

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

125

0:00

2

0

0

0

0

0

10

0

15

0

25

The Strand Net 1) Ayr Bowen Eimeo Mackay Sarina BRANCH TOTAL

0 0 0 4 1 6

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

4 1 0 0 0 5

1 0 0 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 2

5 1 0 4 1 15

171 56 757 851 679 3190

0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00

0 0 0 0 0 4

0 0 0 0 0 1

0 1 0 1 0 3

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

7 13 6 14 6 86

0 0 0 0 0 0

3 1 7 2 4 56

0 0 0 0 1 1

10 15 13 17 11 147

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 2 0 12 2 16

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 1 0 3 3 4 12

1 0 0 0 0 51 1 2 55

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

2 0 0 1 3 55 16 8 85

388 139 26 94 823 2305 875 349 4999

0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 2:00 19:00 0:00 0:00 21:00

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 9

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

99 22 58 104 68 55 80 136 622

8 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 11

6 5 7 3 3 33 15 10 82

0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3

115 27 65 107 74 100 95 150 733

5 10 5 3 8 9 0 4 18 7 6 3 8 2 0 88

1 26 8 6 22 25 9 19 29 26 7 8 63 0 0 249

0 12 1 5 0 3 0 4 2 1 0 5 5 0 0 38

0 70 9 1 37 4 1 15 16 24 2 3 10 0 0 192

0 21 2 1 15 5 0 18 18 27 9 17 34 0 4 171

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 10 17 0 21 21 1 5 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 81

6 149 42 16 103 67 11 65 83 86 24 39 122 2 4 819

927 1515 2221 1304 5397 1040 1534 1781 1834 2604 1470 1586 8108 4077 895 36293

1:00 32:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 1:00 0:00 0:00 10:00

10 27 6 0 17 3 1 0 7 9 0 4 3 4 16 107

1 3 1 2 2 3 0 1 3 5 1 4 7 2 2 37

3 2 0 1 3 5 0 3 3 4 0 5 3 0 0 32

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

2 7 4 1 4 4 3 3 3 5 4 5 5 12 3 65

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

102 369 185 82 170 123 169 116 99 130 50 129 113 392 410 2639

0 5 1 0 2 0 0 6 1 1 0 4 62 7 3 92

14 97 27 8 2 18 10 30 36 35 7 23 40 18 31 396

0 5 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 3 2 9 28

122 488 223 95 184 154 182 161 146 181 62 171 233 433 458 3293

NORTH QLD Port Douglas Ellis Beach Cairns Etty Bay Mission Beach BRANCH TOTAL

NORTH BARRIER

WIDE BAY CAPRICORN Yeppoon Emu Park Tannum Sands Agnes Water Moore Park Bundaberg Elliott Heads Hervey Bay BRANCH TOTAL

SUNSHINE COAST Rainbow Beach Noosa Heads Sunshine Beach Peregian Beach Coolum Beach Mudjimba Marcoola Maroochydore Alexandra Headlands Mooloolaba Kawana Waters Dicky Beach Metropolitan Caloundra Bribie Island Redcliffe Peninsula BRANCH TOTAL

slsq annual report 12–13

26


Lifesaving patrol activity tables RESCUES

FIRST AID TREATMENTS MARINE STINGS

FIRST AID

WITHOUT GEAR

RESCUE TUBE

BODY BOARD

RESCUE BOARD

IRB

RWC

OTHER

TOTAL RESCUE

PREVENT ACTIONS

CLOSURE SHARKS

MISSING PERSON

SPINAL INJURIES

FRACTURES

DEFB CASES

OXYGEN THERAPHY

RESUS (CPR)

MINOR

MAJOR

MINOR

MAJOR

TOTAL F/AID

Point Lookout (Main Beach) Point Lookout (Cylinder

3 1

1 1

0 2

5 4

17 1

0 0

1 0

27 9

2642 3020

0:00 0:00

2 5

0 0

2 2

0 0

2 0

0 0

8 410

0 3

9 42

0 5

21 462

Beach) Coochiemudlo Island Southport Surfers Paradise Northcliffe Broadbeach Kurrawa Mermiad Beach Nobbys Beach Miami Beach North Burleigh Burleigh Heads Mowbray

0 2 6 2 0 1 1 2 2 8 3

0 69 90 9 17 15 2 9 6 6 39

0 2 6 12 1 4 0 0 3 1 0

0 6 86 6 20 34 7 1 6 4 12

1 42 22 9 5 13 0 0 1 4 20

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 1 0 5 1 1 0 0 8 6 12

3 122 210 43 44 68 10 12 26 29 86

15 2806 14829 999 1611 1448 1611 391 1141 890 1605

0:00 0:00 0:00 2:00 0:00 0:00 16:00 1:00 0:00 0:00 2:00

0 9 14 2 0 5 1 0 1 0 14

0 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 1

0 4 3 1 0 8 2 2 0 2 4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 7 9 2 3 5 0 3 2 7 3

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

9 432 309 132 198 245 61 62 85 115 443

0 4 2 2 3 4 0 0 2 2 14

15 30 16 10 7 16 12 6 19 30 43

0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 1

25 479 341 148 213 283 76 74 109 161 509

Park BRANCH TOTAL

31

264

31

191

135

0

37

689

33008

21:00

53

11

30

0

44

1

2509

36

255

15

2901

Tallebudgera Pacific Palm Beach Currumbin Tugun Bilinga North Kirra Kirra Coolangatta Tweed Heads & Coolangatta Rainbow Bay BRANCH TOTAL

2 3 4 2 1 0 0 5 5 4 7 33

3 2 1 11 2 1 2 1 15 1 4 43

2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 5

3 0 10 8 1 1 2 14 11 5 0 55

24 4 3 1 0 2 2 3 12 1 17 69

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 10

40 9 18 22 5 4 6 24 44 14 29 215

612 849 2018 304 52 187 266 1088 636 1252 3387 10651

0:00 0:00 2:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 10:00 12:00

1 0 2 1 0 0 4 4 8 8 21 49

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 7

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 2 14

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

23 17 45 36 23 24 32 109 39 173 397 918

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 30 6 38

7 3 9 0 5 2 3 7 6 26 111 179

1 3 0 9 1 0 2 0 0 3 14 33

32 26 57 48 29 26 38 120 48 233 533 1190

GOLD COAST TOTAL

64

307

36

246

204

0

47

904

43,659

9:00

102

12

37

0

58

1

3,427

74

434

48

4,091

CLUB TOTAL

SOUTH COAST

POINT DANGER

162

572

74

455

437

0

133

1,833

90,460

3:17:00

213

52

83

2

127

4

6,866

177

992

80

8,383

Brisbane Lifesaving Service Jet Rescue Services Rescue Water Craft Services Aerial Rescue Services 6M ORB Rigid Hull

0 0 9 0 0

0 0 3 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

13 0 12 0 0

22 0 0 0 0

0 0 401 0 0

0 47 3 38 0

35 47 428 38 0

105 1,216 9,863 113 40

0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00

0 0 51 33 0

0 0 3 0 0

0 0 2 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 3 0 0

10 0 6 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

3 2 44 0 0

3 0 5 0 0

16 2 63 0 0

LOS TOTAL

9

3

0

12

0

401

88

513

11,232

0:00

84

3

2

0

0

3

6

0

46

5

65

VOLUNTARY SERVICES

171

575

74

480

459

401

221

2,381

101,797

17:00

297

55

85

2

127

7

6,882

177

1,041

88

8,464

SLSQ LIFEGUARDS

283

61

63

579

18

194

69

1,267

457,114

101.00

443

29

90

7

117

10

11,985

80

4,499

76

16,893

GRAND TOTAL

454

636

137

1,059

477

595

290

3,648 558,911 17:00

740

84

175

9

244

17

18,867

257

5,540

164

25,357

27

slsq annual report 12–13

Surf Life Saving Queensland Annual Report 2012/13  
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