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SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND

ANNUAL REPORT 2013–14


3,536

354,246

VOLUNTEER PATROL HOURS

TOTAL RESCUES

PEOPLE TRAINED IN FIRST AID AND CPR

9,485

OPERATIONS SUPPORT HOURS

17,843 SURF LIFE SAVING AWARDS GAINED

19,794 PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS

494,710

MEDIA AND EDITORIAL VALUE

$36,067,347 BEACH VISITATION

13,551,255

TOTAL

BLS

130 MEMBERS 30,293 MEMBERS

12,990

474

HELICOPTER PATROLS

MARINE STINGER

TREATMENTS

5,639

9,735 NIPPERS


CONTENTS PATRON'S AND PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND'S MESSAGE OUR BOARD

INTRODUCTION 1   2  

PATRONS, HONOURS AND LIFE MEMBERS

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REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT

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REPORT FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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OUR STRATEGY TO MINIMISE INCIDENTS OF DROWNING

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

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HUMAN RESOURCES

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MEDIA, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

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LIFESAVING SERVICES

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WESTPAC LIFESAVER RESCUE HELICOPTER SERVICE

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AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE QUEENSLAND

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AROUND THE REGIONS

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MEMBER EDUCATION

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SURF SPORTS

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AUSTRALIAN LIFESAVING ACADEMY QUEENSLAND

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COMMUNITY AWARENESS

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MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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FUNDRAISING IN QUEENSLAND

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OUR PARTNERS  

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SLSQ COMMITTEES AND PANELS

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MEMBER HONOUR BOARD 2013–14

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SURF LIFE SAVING CLUBS North Queensland Branch Port Douglas Ellis Beach Cairns Etty Bay Mission Beach North Barrier Branch Forrest Beach Arcadian Townsville Picnic Bay Ayr Bowen Eimeo Mackay Sarina Wide Bay Capricorn Branch Yeppoon Emu Park Tannum Sands Agnes Water Moore Park Bundaberg Elliott Heads Hervey Bay

OPERATIONS SUPPORT Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter 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

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

Miami Beach North Burleigh Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Point Danger Branch Tallebudgera Pacific Palm Beach Currumbin Tugun Bilinga North Kirra Kirra Coolangatta Tweed Heads & Coolangatta Rainbow Bay

South Coast Branch Point Lookout Coochiemudlo Island Southport Surfers Paradise Northcliffe Broadbeach Kurrawa Mermaid Beach Nobbys Beach

AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE 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 Council Townsville City Council Whitsunday Regional Council

REGISTERED OFFICE OF SLSQ — “SURF RESCUE HOUSE” 18 Manning Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101.

NOTICE OF SLSQ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The 2013–14 Annual Report will be presented at the 84th Annual General Meeting of Surf Life Saving Queensland, to be held at Surf Rescue House in South Brisbane on Friday, 22 August 2014 at 6pm.

Surf Life Saving Queensland 18 Manning Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101  Phone: 07 3846 8000  Fax: 07 3846 8008 Email: slsq@lifesaving.com.au  Web: www.lifesaving.com.au

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MISSION STATEMENT / OUR COMMITMENT TO SAVING LIVES WHO WE ARE Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is the state’s peak beach safety and rescue authority and is one of the largest volunteer-based community service organisations in Australia. From humble beginnings when the first recorded rescue was made on a Queensland beach in 1909, SLSQ is now an efficient and vibrant organisation, with more than 30,000 members.

SLSQ aims to set the benchmark in lifesaving service provision, rescue practices, emergency care and training and education as we strive to make our stunning coastline safer for everyone who uses it. A commitment to continuous improvement across all areas of our operation ensures we are highly regarded across Australia and around the world. We are leaders in our industry, and are committed to maintaining this stance to ensure we are equipped for the future.

The organisation was established in 1930 and is the governing body for surf lifesaving in Queensland, comprising of 59 affiliated surf life saving clubs in six regional branches. The organisation also includes supporters’ clubs, which have more than 200,000 members, with this number growing.

OUR VISION

SLSQ is directly affiliated with, and is part of, Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and the International Life Saving Federation (ILS).

OUR MISSION

Zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters.

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.

WHY WE EXIST SLSQ is built on a fundamental principle: to save lives. Our organisation encompasses several diverse arms – lifesaving services, community education, membership services, surf sports, fundraising, commercial training – all supporting one overarching purpose. Queensland’s mainland coastline is extensive, stretching more than 6,000 kilometres 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, the state boasts some of the world’s most popular sandy stretches, attracting approximately 30 million visitors to our beaches every year. Unfortunately, despite significant advances in technology, techniques and knowledge, people still drown or die on Queensland beaches.

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OUR STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES Committed To Our Community: To advocate water safety management and continue to enhance the reputation of SLSQ as the peak body. Connected To Our People: To recruit and retain the best people through support and development of their skills and knowledge. Effective In Our Business: To plan and execute our day-today operations to an outstanding level of efficiency, with continuous improvement always in mind. Sustainable For The Future: To ensure SLSQ is equipped for the future through continuous growth, strong financial management and sound governance.

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PATRON’S MESSAGE

HER EXCELLENCY MS PENELOPE WENSLEY AC GOVERNOR OF QUEENSLAND It is with great pleasure — but also with a pang of regret — that I write this message for the 2013–14 Annual Report of Surf Life Saving Queensland, as this is the last time I will have occasion to do so as Patron of this wonderful organisation. I step down as Governor on 29 July, 2014 after six years in this role — and almost the same period of time as your Patron, because SLSQ was among the very first of many community organisations to approach me, seeking my Patronage, following my appointment in 2008 — and one of the very first invitations I accepted.

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Recalling these diverse activities is a useful reminder of the diversity of the work of SLSQ and of its standing within the Queensland community. They remind us of its long and rich history and also of the way the organisation has modernised and must constantly adapt and change to meet new circumstances and demands. Expanding its emergency management capabilities is a good example but there are many others, highlighted in the CEO’s overview in this Annual Report, including the expansion of helicopter services to the QPS, the ongoing growth of the Brisbane Lifesaving Service and the continued extension of community awareness programs, all excellent developments. They remind us also of the critical role played by the Foundation and the Circle of Friends and the need for ongoing support for these initiatives. I cannot emphasise enough this need, and remind all Queenslanders that SLSQ cannot function without the generous support of the citizens it exists to serve. I have expressed concern before that we cannot take the work of SLSQ for granted. It is such a familiar reassuring presence on our beaches and in our communities, and it delivers such good results, so consistently, that I worry people will assume it will always be there. And it is such an efficiently-managed and professionally-run organisation that this, too, may lead people to think it can manage without community input, including financial contributions. That is not the case. Public support is crucial to keep the organisation operating, to make it sustainable and to enable it to keep delivering, for the benefit of all Queenslanders. So my final message as Patron to the Queensland public, is to urge everyone able to do so, to support this fine organisation. And to the Board members, CEO, staff and volunteers, to say thank you for your dedicated efforts, for yet another year, keeping SLSQ strong and focussed on its mission, and for the privilege of serving as your Patron for the past six years. I wish you every success in the future.

HON CAMPBELL NEWMAN MP PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND This year, more than 3,500 beachgoers were saved from potential drowning during the 2013−14 surf season by SLSQ lifesavers. Our men and women in red and yellow performed a staggering 490,000 preventative actions and more than 12,000 first aid treatments. I commend them for collectively volunteering more than 350,000 hours of their time to watch over, protect and educate the Queensland public and our tourist population. In the air, on the sand and out to sea, our surf lifesavers and lifeguards, pilots and rescue crew members perform a critical service that demands agility, strength, courage and focus. It’s wonderful to see this iconic organisation — recognised as a ‘Queensland Great’ in 2007 — continue to grow, in terms of both its services and the number of volunteers and supporters. Several new patrols were introduced in 2013–14, including Tallebudgera Creek and Southport Broadwater, and a successful bid has seen SLSQ also expand its helicopter services. SLSQ also continues to expand its community education program, reaching well over 370,000 people this year and saving countless lives through prevention. I applaud SLSQ’s ambitious ‘zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters’ safety mission and thank the 30,000 dedicated SLSQ members for their skillful and selfless efforts.

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I was quick to do so because like so many of my fellow Queenslanders I have long admired this organisation and I was very pleased to have the opportunity to support it, and use the high profile of the position of Governor to promote its work throughout the state. I have done this in various ways: by writing messages for successive Annual Reports, expressing appreciation to the Board, staff and volunteers for their devotion to the cause of saving lives and keeping our Queensland waters safe; by attending significant functions, such as the 2009 celebration of the centenary of the first organised beach rescue in Queensland; by visiting SLSQ clubs and groups to thank them for their work — in particular emergency response work during the many natural disasters Queensland has suffered during my time as Governor; by including SLSQ representatives in major Government House events and activities, including our annual open days, the luncheon I hosted for Her Majesty The Queen in 2011 and the State reception I co-hosted with the Premier, for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge earlier this year; and by hosting a reception to support the SLSQ Foundation and the launch of its ‘Circle of Friends’ program. I have also had the privilege of presenting awards to SLSQ members, whose contribution to the community has been acknowledged in the Australian Honours system.

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OUR BOARD

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Ralph Devlin QC, President

Barry Woodger, Deputy President

Darrin Bragg, Director of Finance

Barrie Crichton OAM, Director

David McLean JP (Qual), Director

Darren Woodward, Director

Gerard O’Brien, Director

Kaitlyn Akers, Director

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, SLSQ, and SLSA.

Barry began as a nipper in 1974 at Mooloolaba SLSC before relocating to Currumbin SLSC in 1978. During his time at Currumbin, he has served the club on the management committee and in the roles of Club Captain, Vice-Captain, 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. In 2004 he was inducted into SLSA’s Hall of Fame for his commitment and dedication as a founding member of the Currumbin Patrol Team, which claimed 14 Australian titles. Since 2005, Barry has been Director of his own consultancy company. Before 2005, he had 20 years’ experience in national sales roles, 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 is a principal of his own accounting and tax practice, which he established in 1998. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and a Bachelor of Science, 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 lifesaving began as a nipper in Mackay in 1974, and he represented his state at a young age. He has remained involved with the movement since, being a current member of Townsville Picnic Bay and Burleigh Heads SLSCs respectively. He has previously held positions with Mackay and Townsville Picnic Bay SLSCs as Treasurer and Club Captain, and is a Life Member of the North Barrier Branch.

Barrie began his involvement with surf lifesaving in 1973 with Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park and has since 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 athlete, 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 and is currently Managing Director of Professional Insurance Agencies, in Brisbane. A Life Member of Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park, South Coast Branch and Surf Life Saving Queensland, Barrie was awarded an OAM for his services to surf lifesaving in 2007.

David joined Marcoola SLSC in 1976, and has been an active member for the past 37 years. During this time, he has held most club positions including President and Captain. David began his plumbing apprenticeship in 1976 and owned and operated three major commercial plumbing contracting companies with a combined turnover of $30 million. He recently sold his interests in the three 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. He was also named the Australian Lifesaver of the Year in 2010. David is a Life Member of both Marcoola SLSC and the Sunshine Coast Branch, the Operations Support Coordinator for the Sunshine Coast Region, a Duty Officer and Patrol Captain. He is an integral part of SLSQ and Marcoola SLSC’s Emergency Response Group.

Darren joined the surf lifesaving movement as a seven-year-old nipper at Point Lookout in 197475. He currently holds the category of Long Service Member. During his time with SLSQ, 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 after which he held the position of Director and Deputy Director Junior Activities and has actively participated in a wide variety of surf sports. Darren 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 200510, Darren holds dual membership within SLSQ maintaining an association with Mackay SLSC and the broader regional SLSQ operation.

Gerard completed his Bronze Medallion with Noosa Heads SLSC in 2001 after joining as a nipper parent. He served the cub as Nipper Age Manager, Patrol Captain, Treasurer and ultimately as President from 2008-14. Under his presidency, Noosa Heads was named as the SLSA Club of the Year in 2012/13. Gerard completed a Commerce Degree in 1984 and has maintained his CPA status. He completed an MBA at Georgetown University (USA) in 1992, with a major in International Finance. After early career experience in the construction industry, Gerard has an extensive management career in the food industry in Australia and overseas. He spent 10 years as CEO of a Sunshine Coast-based public company and now runs his own food manufacturing business in Brisbane. Gerard was awarded the Clive Hammond OAM medal in 2012 for his service to the Noosa Heads SLSC.

Kaitlyn’s interest in surf lifesaving began in school sports when she was introduced to pool lifesaving competitions at boarding school in Toowoomba in 1985. She joined Mudjimba SLSC in 2001 and has since held a number of senior roles in Surf Life Saving. She is currently an active patrolling member, WaveRunner operator, trainer, Masters competitor, peer support officer, duty officer and a member of the 24-hour Emergency Response Group. In 2010-11 she was named the Queensland Surf Lifesaver of the Year. At Mudjimba SLSC she has served as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee, Club Captain, President and Treasurer. Off the beach, Kaitlyn is leading an outsource partnership with a Federal Government agency. Prior to this, she served as General Manager for a leading private accountancy and financial services provider. She holds an Executive MBA, is a Fellow of AIM, and recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Strategic Talent Management at Stanford University and Strategic Innovation and Sustainability Reporting at Harvard Business School.

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*Darren Woodward resigned as a Director effective 31 January 2014, and was replaced on the Board by Gerard O’Brien, appointed on 4 February 2014.

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 Queensland and is Chairperson of Powerlink’s Audit and Compliance Committee. Through her legal knowledge and practical experience, Christina provides advice and guidance on issues relating to business, employment, workplace health and safety and corporate governance.

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PATRONS, HONOURS AND LIFE MEMBERS LIFE MEMBERS 2013

PATRON

John Galea Roger Griffiths Gary Radel Peter White Brett Williamson OAM

Her Excellency the Governor of Queensland, Ms Penelope Wensley AC.

VALE SLSQ offers its deepest respect and sympathy to the relatives and friends of members who passed away this year. Condolences are extended to the members of Surf Life Saving who have suffered bereavements in their families.

AUSTRALIAN HONOURS Awarded Australia Day 2014 Noel Kelk – Alexandra Headland SLSC: Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division (OAM) for service to the community through Surf Life Saving.

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS Awarded Queen’s Birthday 2014 • Colin Neil – Southport SLSC: Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division (OAM) for service to Surf Life Saving.

Hon Campbell Newman MP, Premier of Queensland 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 Cr Margaret Strelow Cr Gail Sellers Cr Robert Manning OAM Hon Steven Ciobo MP Mr Jim McGowan AM Mr Stephen Maitland OAM RFD Mr Daniel Gschwind Mr Mick Power AM

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• Sue Neil – Southport SLSC: Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the general division (OAM) for service to Surf Life Saving.

VICE PATRONS

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FROM THE PRESIDENT I proudly present my fourth and final Annual Report for SLSQ. It is time to move on, after a most interesting and fulfilling time as your President.

RALPH DELVIN QC, PRESIDENT

Having spent seven years on the SLSQ Board, I feel our wonderful Association has been on a great journey to discover its true potential, in a number of different aspects. I would like to give you my personal highlights. First, I would like to extend my appreciation and acknowledgment for some of our great achievers in the organisation.

THE VOLUNTEERS It has been an incredible four years of being with SLSQ and I express my sincere gratitude to our magnificent volunteers from Port Douglas to Rainbow Bay. You serve the public so expertly in providing many thousands of hours of your own time in the cause of aquatic safety. Considering the last two Christmas holiday periods, each consisting of peak two-month periods, it is truly remarkable that Queensland did not endure a drowning death on any of our beaches. It is testament to your ‘Vigilance and Service’. You have set a worthy benchmark for future summer seasons.

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SLSQ staff, under the expert leadership of Chief Executive Officer John Brennan OAM and Chief Operating Officer George Hill, have performed constantly above and beyond, with the result that SLSQ’s standing in our Queensland community is at its highest. Well done to all, and thank you for your dedication to the noble cause of saving lives.

THE BRANCHES Thank you to our six Branch Presidents, who perform such an important role. You are the responsible officers for frontline service delivery in your areas, assisted by volunteers and staff. But you are also the six ‘owners’ of the entire Association. As my councillors, you were solid and supportive. Thank you.

THE BOARD I thank the SLSQ Board, especially my Deputy President Barry Woodger and Director of Finance Darrin Bragg, who have given me important day-to-day support and wise counsel. The Board has been professional in its activities throughout my tenure and I have enjoyed working with you all.

MY HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LAST THREE YEARS AS PRESIDENT: August 2011: This year marked the appointment of SLSQ to the State Disaster Management Group by the previous State Government. It was a relationship enriched and made even more positive under the current State Government and responsible Ministers, particularly from the Department of Community Safety. September 2012: We were excited to see the launch of the first police helicopter on the Gold Coast, followed by the inauguration of a second service for South East Queensland in July 2014. Relationships with the Queensland Police Service, through Commissioner Ian Stewart, have never been stronger in the public interest. Thanks to Commissioner Stewart for showing such confidence in our delivery of quality service. Thanks also to Police and Emergency Services Minister, Jack Dempsey, for his ongoing support and confidence in us. September – October 2012: This period marked the establishment of the Australian Lifeguard Service on the Sunshine Coast, combined with the restoration of a fulltime Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service; our first fully-integrated lifeguard service. Thanks to Sunshine Coast Regional Council Mayor Mark Jamieson for your ongoing support. October 2012 – May 2013: This period was highlighted by the Leadership Capability Project, convened by consultant Michael Fritschi. Delivered to the councillors, the Board and senior staff for more than six months, it developed our collective ability to have honest conversations and discover our true leadership potential.

Thank you Michael for your ongoing interest, advice and support. January 2013: The Red and Yellow Army deployed in Bundaberg during the disastrous flood was a pinnacle moment in our disaster deployments since 2011. Our volunteers and staff were in the water, the air and on the ground. Vision was beamed across the world. We were an impressive force of support in the community’s darkest hour. October 2013: I was delighted to see Noosa Heads SLSC announced Australian Surf Life Saving Club of the Year. November 2013: This month marked Queensland’s delegation to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in the UK, and the World Drowning Prevention Conference in Potsdam, Germany. So much was learned, especially at RNLI, which will assist SLSQ’s future direction. 2013–14: The Audit, Finance and Compliance Committee (AFCC) was revitalised under the guidance of , making us leaders in financial accountability. Thanks to all the AFCC members for your time and expertise. February 2014: The first Australian Rescue of the Month was awarded to Surfers Paradise SLSC at Parliament House, Canberra. What an honour for that club, who backed up with a second award two months later. Queensland has won two of the first four awarded; a terrific effort. 2014 State Surf Life Saving Championships: Held at Kirra, the event was highly successful and followed the success of the 2013 Junior Championships at Hervey Bay. Thanks to Committee Chair Charles Melloy for the work of your committee, staff and officials. A top performance by all. 2014 Education and Training Review: Under Member Services Manager Des Kerr, the review took place to enhance training of our volunteers to ensure SLSQ nurtures and develops members well into the future.

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2014 Membership Sustainability Project: Committee Chair Rob Campbell and Brenda Lofthouse worked tirelessly on this project to ensure we can improve membership figures as we look to 2014–15 and beyond. Thank you for your energy and leadership. Brisbane Lifesaving Service: This has been another worthy initiative to support struggling clubs on their home beaches. The service provides operations support where needed, being available chiefly in the greater Brisbane area for disaster relief work. Staff member Helen Hallett has been a driving force and leads a dynamic team. Well done all. Gender diversity: The SLSQ Board now includes two women, better reflecting our gender diversity in our active membership. More work must be done, but it is a good start. Thanks to independent member Christina Sutherland and elected member Kaitlyn Akers for your impressive contributions. Nippers programs: Our programs are highly regarded with Ray ‘Freddie’ Fien and his great team commended on truly impressive initiatives during the last few years. Two highlights include the Queensland Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year program, which always produces a wonderful crop of new young leaders, and Noosa’s ‘Seahorse’ program, which provides physically challenged children a top beach experience. I expect these programs to spread far and wide to other clubs and states in the future.

Youth Excellence Program: Sponsored this year by Breaka Flavoured Milk, the program allows us to recognise the wonderful young people involved in SLSQ, both as attendees at the Moogerah Dam camp, and as mentors. Well done to Rob Campbell, Des Kerr and Brenda Lofthouse. Our Youth and Leadership Excellence programs are of the highest order. We are in good hands and equipped for a great future.

OUR PATRON This year we said farewell and thank you to our Patron, Queensland Governor Her Excellency The Honourable Penelope Wensley AC. Her Excellency has been an enthusiastic and gracious Patron. We enjoyed hosting Her Excellency and Mr. McCosker at the 2014 State Championships.

IT IS TESTAMENT TO YOUR ‘VIGILANCE AND SERVICE’. YOU HAVE SET A WORTHY BENCHMARK FOR FUTURE SUMMER SEASONS.

CONCLUSION I commend this Annual Report to you. Ralph Devlin QC, President

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REPORT FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

JOHN BRENNAN OAM, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

On behalf of Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ), I am proud to bring you our Annual Report for 2013–14. It has certainly been a milestone year for SLSQ as we continued to experience strong growth and development both on and off the beach.

In 2013–14 SLSQ’s lifesavers and lifeguards spent more than 350,000 hours on patrol across the state, performing a staggering 494,710 preventative actions, more than 12,000 first aid treatments and, most importantly, saving some 3,536 lives in the process.

Breaka Beach to Bush, On The Same Wave, and the Beach Safe Schools Program. These efforts not only increase surf safety awareness but also allow people to make informed, and potentially lifesaving decisions before even stepping onto a beach.

I would like to take this opportunity to formally acknowledge and thank SLSQ President Ralph Devlin QC for his leadership and professionalism over the past 12 months. His efforts, and indeed those of the entire SLSQ Board, have laid a strong platform for sustained organisational growth so we can be equipped for the future.

These are not only remarkable results, but also a genuine testament to the dedication, training and courage of our volunteer members and professional staff alike.

Despite these significant efforts, it is pertinent to note there were seven preventable beach-related drownings on Queensland beaches this season. As far as SLSQ is concerned, this is seven too many. Investigations revealed that sadly, these drownings occurred at unpatrolled locations and away from the red and yellow flags. Increasing community awareness programs is as important as ever and is key to SLSQ achieving its goal of zero preventable drownings in Queensland.

Our organisation is only as strong as its members and this year we had a number of lifesavers receive awards at the Australia Day Honours and the Queen’s Birthday Honours List ceremonies. Congratulations to the following recipients: • Noel Kelk OAM • Colin Neil OAM • Sue Neil OAM

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IT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN A MILESTONE YEAR FOR SLSQ AS WE CONTINUED TO EXPERIENCE STRONG GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT BOTH ON AND OFF THE BEACH.

During 2013–14 SLSQ continued to work closely with key stakeholders to enhance service delivery and build upon our reputation as the state’s peak authority on coastal safety. Our overall vision of ‘zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters’ is supported through four strategic imperatives outlined below.

COMMITTED TO OUR COMMUNITY For more than a century, SLSQ and its members have patrolled our state’s coastline, protecting beachgoers and saving thousands of lives in the process. Today, beach patrols are just one of many services SLSQ performs in the community. In fact, our operations, support and educational services extend far beyond the red and yellow flags. Despite this, SLSQ’s core vision of saving lives on Queensland beaches remains the same. This mission continues to resonate strongly through all levels of the organisation and underpins every decision made — from the boardroom to the beach.

On the ground, SLSQ introduced new patrols at various locations across the state including Tallebudgera Creek and Southport Broadwater on the Gold Coast. The overarching benefits of these extended services were felt immediately, with SLSQ lifeguards and lifesavers combining to rescue more than 50 people at Southport Broadwater alone in the summer months. Once again, SLSQ actively rolled out extended services including roving and dawn patrols across peak holiday periods to help manage the influx in crowd numbers. Additionally, SLSQ continues to develop its emergency management capabilities, and we now have Emergency Response Groups (ERGs) active in all regions across the state. In the air, we built upon the capacity of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service, with dedicated patrols operating on both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. The Westpac Helicopter remains a crucial element of our operations, supporting regular beach patrols and providing a 24-hour search and rescue service. Away from the red and yellow flags, SLSQ continues to place lifesavers in the community through the provision of regular first aid and CPR training courses across a broad range of groups including individuals, schools and organisations. Our community awareness team also made ‘waves’, promoting surf safety and awareness as a crucial part of breaking the drowning cycle. In 2013–14 SLSQ promoted the surf safety message to more than 370,000 people through educational initiatives such as Little Lifesavers,

CONNECTED TO OUR PEOPLE The long-term health and sustainability of SLSQ will be heavily influenced by the growth of our membership base and, with that in mind, the recruitment and retention of surf lifesavers remains a priority at all levels. One of the key challenges faced by SLSQ is ensuring young members are provided sufficient pathways and development opportunities to keep them engaged, motivated and, most importantly, involved in the movement for many years to come. SLSQ is committed to providing leadership pathways for our members. This was evident by the number of opportunities offered for lifesavers to build on their personal and professional capabilities within the organisation. The 2014 Breaka Youth Excellence Program and the Leadership Excellence Program were clear demonstrations of the passion and dedication that exists among our younger members. In sports, it has been another strong year with consistent growth recorded across all disciplines, while a renewed focus on grassroots and regional development continues to pay dividends.

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SLSQ MAINTAINED ITS POSITION OF BEING AT THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY, CONDUCTING VARIOUS TRIALS AND TESTS OF LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT IN A BID TO OFFER INCREASED PROTECTION TO BEACHGOERS ACROSS THE STATE.

SLSQ’s pinnacle sporting events, the Junior and Senior State Championships, were successfully held at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast, while a number of regional competitions attracted strong numbers. Moving forward, we remain committed to providing increased competitive and development opportunities for all members, regardless of age and location. Once again we have seen exceptional growth in SLSQ’s groundbreaking Brisbane Lifesaving Service (BLS), which now boasts membership of 130 lifesavers. Many of these members regularly spent their weekends performing beach patrols on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, while a group of BLS members also travelled to Wide Bay Capricorn over Easter to assist Moore Park and Elliott Heads SLSCs.

EFFECTIVE IN OUR BUSINESS In 2013–14, SLSQ maintained its position of being at the forefront of technology, conducting various trials and tests of lifesaving equipment in a bid to offer increased protection to beachgoers across the state.

It is SLSQ’s prerogative to expand and build upon our professional services on the beach. Our lifeguard arm, Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) Queensland, continues to be recognised as an industry leader for its professionalism, reflected by the extension and expansion of several key service contracts. The integration of Sunshine Coast Council lifeguards into the ALS has been a resounding success, with many staff members increasing

In January 2014, SLSQ was successful in its bid to supply expanded helicopter services to the Queensland Police Service (QPS). SLSQ has successfully been operating the QPS helicopter on the Gold Coast since September 2012. This announcement will see the expansion of this service to include an additional helicopter for aerial policing duties in Brisbane in the next two years. Internally, we continue to look for opportunities to streamline our business operations to maximise efficiency and effectiveness. This was demonstrated when SLSQ shifted to an online Bronze Medallion theory assessment, representing a significant step towards our aim of reducing the volume of administration for volunteer assessors.

SUSTAINABLE FOR THE FUTURE It is an exciting time for SLSQ as we look to build on the success of the past 12 months and establish the structures to deliver long-term growth across all regions and departments. Our organisation is only as strong as its people and, with that in mind, SLSQ’s Membership Development team continues to work with stakeholders at all levels to ensure we are effectively monitoring and addressing the diverse needs of our volunteers. In 2013-14 SLSQ engaged a full-time Membership Sustainability Project Officer. The project-based role centres on membership sustainability with the aim of developing a framework for measuring and forecasting our membership requirements. The role will review existing data, tools and resources, and prepare a ‘needs analysis’ review process to address any gaps. In August, more than 400 club administrators and members from across the state converged on the Gold Coast for SLSQ’s 2013 State Conference, incorporating all operational and business areas and providing individual

clubs with key information, initiatives and ideas for the season ahead. The platforms laid during this threeday conference will have a series of positive long-term outcomes. Importantly, SLSQ continues to review and refine our human resource policies, procedures and recruitment processes. This year we have sought to engage with internal stakeholders through a staff engagement survey, completed by 65% of employees. SLSQ’s senior management group is working through the results of this survey in consultation with staff members across all regions and levels of the organisation to maximise job satisfaction and retain talent. Our lifesaving efforts this year would not have been possible without a committed and passionate group of corporate sponsors and government partners behind the scenes. This season we welcomed new partners and strengthened existing relationships, which have directly resulted in safer beaches across the state. SLSQ is grateful for their support and ongoing commitment to our mission of saving lives. With the assistance of the Surf Life Saving Foundation, SLSQ secured valuable funds through a variety of annual events including Boardies Day, Up the Tower and the 50th anniversary Jupiters Summer Surf Girl program, all of which remain vital initiatives on the surf calendar each year. It is through these ongoing activities and the support of our staff, members and supporters that allows SLSQ to continually move forward and be equipped for the future. Thank you for your involvement and I look forward to working together as we seek to deliver our vision of ‘zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters’.

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Our network of 26 coastal cameras continues to play a key role in protecting beachgoers and reducing drowning figures. Positioned at high risk black-spots along Queensland’s coastline, the cameras not only significantly improve our patrol and surveillance capacity but also provide lifesavers with real-time and tangible information on surf conditions, wave height and beach usage. Increased government funding will see SLSQ expand this network, with cameras to be installed at Palmers Creek, Elliott River Mouth and Mon Repos Beach.

their technical skills across the season through higher award qualifications.

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THE FUTURE Among the Board’s influences moving forward, SLSQ’s strategic direction will have greater influence on member training, member development, and enjoyable sport. Our directors have also helped to create a strong blueprint for the future, providing a sustainable, strong organisation, which has seen many partnerships develop in recent years; and many to be developed moving forward. In the coming 12 months the Board will see a number of changes, with President Ralph Devlin QC and Director Barry Crichton OAM, both retiring from the Board at the 2014 AGM. On behalf of everyone, we extend our appreciation and thanks to both gentlemen for their tireless work and vision they have provided during their tenure at Board level. At the end of the day, SLSQ is the sum of all its parts. We are not just one great volunteering movement, but an organisation driven by many people who perform thousands of acts of volunteerism and bravery every day. To our many supporters — the Government, sponsors, donors, the media and the general public — and to our volunteers and staff, we applaud and thank you. You are the reason we will continue to move forward with our vision of ‘zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters.’

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John Brennan OAM, Chief Executive Officer

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Peta Lawlor, SLSQ Lifesaving Services Manager “In 2013–14 three new surveillance cameras were added. They were placed in key black-spot locations and allow us to assess conditions in real-time and can alert our people to get there in an emergency. “Next year there will be more cameras implemented. We’re also looking to merge response beacons with cameras at high-risk locations, in order to enhance response capability and time.” *** “Coastal Risk Audits represent a highly strategic move in reversing the drowning cycle in Queensland. These have so far been completed across the Sunshine Coast and Cairns. “The audit assesses each beach with access points mapped and stored in the government’s emergency service database. With this knowledge, emergency services know what sort of vehicle, equipment and personnel can get in and out of a location quickly. The ultimate goal is to have access points of all beaches assessed and mapped out from Far North Queensland to the New South Wales/Queensland border.”

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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:

Any one of these factors, or a combination, can lead to death by drowning.

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.

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2. Denial of access, improvement of infrastructure and/ or provision of warnings: To promote safe aquatic environments. SLSQ’s Lifesaving Services department, through its patrol smart initiatives, future service priorities, research and development and coastal risk management, promotes safe aquatic environments. Further information can be found in the Lifesaving Services section, from page 14. 3. Provision of supervision: To provide quality lifesaving services. Volunteer 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 from page 14. 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 and achieve nationally recognised surf lifesaving awards. Refer to pages 14 and 34 for further information.

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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.

1. Education and information: To increase knowledge through quality public education and awareness. This year SLSQ ran extensive community awareness programs educating more than 300,000 people about beach and aquatic safety. Refer to page 51 for further information about our community awareness and education initiatives.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SLSQ has a membership base of more than 30,000, achieving the status of one of the largest volunteerbased community organisations in Queensland. The organisation is affiliated with, and subject to, the control of SLSA’s Board of Directors. SLSQ has full control over all affiliated branches, clubs and auxiliary organisations across Queensland.

THE BOARD AND COMMITTEE SLSQ’s Board and Committee structure is critical to ensure volunteer representation in key decisions and strategic planning. The various committees outlined on page 68 were established by the Board to assist SLSQ in assessing and improving management standards. The Board, where necessary, establishes special purpose committees and panels to oversee the management of projects, programs or other initiatives. The following standing committees have been established by the Board to assist in the better management of the organisation and surf lifesaving practices across the state: Lifesaving, Surf Sports, Membership Services, Administration and Information Technology.

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The primary functions of the Board are to govern and provide leadership to SLSQ, members, and affiliated branches and clubs in accordance with the aims and strategic objectives of SLSQ, its Constitution, and the law. The Board is responsible for acting on all issues in accordance with SLSQ’s objectives. It operates for the benefit of SLSQ, its members and the wider Queensland community.

The CEO ensures the resolutions of the Board are properly and efficiently executed and transacts all business of SLSQ between Board meetings and general meetings of the Council.

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. A Director must be a member of SLSQ and Independent Directors may or may not be individual members of SLSQ.

BOARD MEETINGS AND ACCESS TO MANAGEMENT The Board meets as often as deemed necessary in every calendar year for the dispatch of business. At any time, five Directors may ask the CEO to convene a meeting of the Board and, subject to SLSQ’s Constitution, decisions to questions at any meeting are decided by a majority of votes by the Board of Directors. Decisions by the Board can be challenged, subject to the direction of the Constitution and any decisions are made at the following Council meeting.

ATTENDANCE NAME

MEETING ATTENDANCES

Ralph Devlin QC

President

8/10

Barry Woodger

Deputy President

10/10

Director of Finance

9/10

Barrie Crichton OAM

Director

9/10

David McLean

Director

9/10

Darren Woodward

Director

5/7

Gerard O’Brien

Director

3/3

Kaitlyn Akers

Director

9/10

Jack Noye

Independent Director

8/10

Christina Sutherland

Independent Director

6/9

Darrin Bragg

OUR DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT SLSQ’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is tasked with managing day-to-day business requirements of SLSQ, under the direction of 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 meeting.

POSITION

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.

INDEPENDENCE At the commencement of each Board meeting, the Chair asks Directors to declare conflicts of interest in any agenda items. The Council may elect up to two (2) Independent Directors each year. Nominees for these positions shall be endorsed and recommended to the Council by the Board.

INDEPENDENT ADVICE SLSQ’s Board and Management are assisted in aspects of its operations with external advice. Our auditors, Ernst & Young, conduct an annual internal audit providing the Board independent assurance and advice on financial management matters. Other consultants engaged by SLSQ in 2013–14 include: • Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd (insurance advice and services) • WattsNext (human resource services) • Astute Consulting (leadership and governance) • Brand Ambassadors (sponsorship support) • Marine Tourism Australia (peak body advocates) • Landers and Rogers (legal services) • GPP Consulting (advisory services for aviation, ALAQ and ALS)

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HUMAN RESOURCES KEY ACHIEVEMENT SNAPSHOT

STAFF NURTURING

SLSQ’s Human Resources (HR) function focused on enhancing staff engagement in 2013–14, while facilitating the Salary Banding Project. Improvements were made in a number of areas to holistically enhance staffing at SLSQ.

SLSQ aims to provide a supportive environment for the professional development of staff. We recognise the need to offer employees the opportunity for professional development, and have set aside a budget for this purpose.

HIRING SLSQ proudly promotes its internal recruitment opportunities to ensure current employees have access to career progression opportunities. All selection decisions are made on the basis of merit using consistent assessment methods. In 2013–14, role descriptions were reviewed prior to the commencement of recruitment processes to enable ongoing assessment of positions and their relevance in relation to the needs of the organisation.

EMPLOYEE REMUNERATION REVIEW We seek to remunerate our employees consistent with the not-for-profit sector. Annual remunerations reviews were conducted throughout June as scheduled, and all permanent employees received notification by 1 July 2014.

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY HR policies are constantly reviewed with changes due to legislative changes, or purely semantic changes. The policy reviews ensure we remain compliant with current legislative requirements and provide optimum conditions for staff.

In 2013–14 staff were offered a range of internal training courses including: Time Management / Workplace Priorities, Dealing with Difficult People, Project Management, Business Writing and Performance Management. Other training has been offered to individual employees on an ‘as required’ basis.

100% OF RESPONDENTS INDICATED THEY WERE PROUD TO WORK AT SLSQ.

Feedback from SLSQ’s 2012-13 staff engagement survey indicated an increased interest in training and professional development opportunities. As a result, SLSQ increased its training budget by 62% when compared to the previous year.

ENGAGING OUR STAFF Feedback from performance reviews, exit interviews and informal interactions with staff continues to indicate a high level of staff morale. This year SLSQ conducted a staff engagement survey. Some of the key findings included: • 65% of employees took part in the survey. • 44% of employees have been with SLSQ less than two years. • 80% of respondents put their job satisfaction at seven or higher out of 10. • 65% of respondents said morale across the entire organisation was at seven or higher out of 10. • 78% of respondents said morale within their respective department was at seven or higher out of 10.

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SLSQ’s biannual reviews provide managers and their team members with the opportunity to have open and meaningful conversations about a variety of topics including staff performance. This is assessed against KPIs, staff morale, career aspirations and satisfaction levels. The goal of the reviews is to ensure staff members receive feedback critical to their development and training needs are identified.

During the past 12 months staff fulfilled a number of training opportunities. Development programs will continue to be offered in 2014–15 and beyond.

• 69% of respondents believed high performance was sufficiently recognised. • 100% of respondents indicated they were proud to work at SLSQ.

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MEDIA, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS SLSQ’s communications team encompasses media, marketing and sponsorship. The department focuses on building the surf lifesaving movement’s brand and reputation in Queensland, while assisting all internal departments with day-to-day communication requirements.

2013–14 Media Coverage by Type (Volume)

New Website A new organisational website was launched in April 2014, reflecting an exciting new chapter in digital engagement and online communication for our organisation. The new site represents a significant shift away from how SLSQ has previously positioned itself online. It is new, fresh and colourful, and will no doubt assist us to drive our key messages and community engagement well into the future. Since its launch, SLSQ’s new website has averaged more than 25,000 page views each month.

Television

11%

Radio

MEDIA

11%

In 2013–14, SLSQ’s media department played a key role in delivering both proactive and reactive messages across Queensland. Key media events included the Queensland Junior and Senior State Championships, the Jupiters Summer Surf Girl Program, Breaka Beach to Bush, the Surf Safe Appeal, Memorial Day and various other launches and announcements. Media Coverage SLSQ regularly receives widespread coverage across statewide radio, television and print media. During 2013–14 the team achieved 6,094 stories and reached an audience of 218,590,784 people with an approximate editorial value of $36,067,347*. Two key events with a high level of media interest were the State Championships and Jupiters Summer Surf Girl.

Print

78%

2013–14 Media Coverage by Region (Volume) Metro

Gold Coast

17%

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State Championships The 2014 Junior and Senior State Championships were held at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast across two weekends in March 2014. Daily media alerts and regionally-targeted media releases resulted in 208 stories valued at $1,436,315* with an approximate audience of 6,332,254. Jupiters Summer Surf Girl The 2014 Jupiters Summer Surf Girl program this year celebrated its 50th anniversary since its inception in 1964, as well as its 20th year in partnership with Jupiters Hotel & Casino. Throughout the 12-month fundraising program, and final judging week held in May 2014, a total of 162 stories were achieved state-wide with an estimated value of $504,777* and an approximate audience of 2,597,640.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

10%

Interstate

2%

North Queensland

10%

Sponsorship This season SLSQ welcomed new sponsors, Breaka Flavoured Milk and Network Ten, while strengthening relationships with existing corporate partners. Importantly, this has allowed us to build upon many of our surf safety, development and educational initiatives across the state. A full breakdown and report of SLSQ’s vital sponsors can be found on page 64. Online Newsletters Regular communication to members and clubs continues to be facilitated via two electronic direct mail monthly publications. Between the Flags is our primary mode of contact to all members and contains the latest updates and news from SLSQ. Flag It is distributed to all 59 clubs across Queensland, equipping administrators with informative articles regarding membership and key lifesaving information. Internal communication with our clubs and members remains paramount and these initiatives will continue to be developed moving forward.

North Barrier

7% Sunshine Coast

37%

Wide Bay Capricorn

17%

*SLSQ multiplies the Advertising Space Rate (ASR) provided by Media Monitors (online media clipping service) by 2.5, as editorial content is more credible than advertising and therefore of greater value.

25,000+ WEBSITE VISITS PER MONTH

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Beyond Patrol Launched in Spring 2013, SLSQ’s new quarterly publication Beyond Patrol is aimed at sharing our highlights and achievements with our valued supporters. Distributed to all Queensland Government departments, Queensland local councils, SLSQ partners and stakeholders, Life Members, and clubs across the state, Beyond Patrol features stories about key initiatives to keep our beaches safe. Social Media Followers of the official SLSQ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram accounts have more than tripled in the past year, with a current fan base of more than 11,800 people. Content regularly shared with members and supporters includes photos and videos, sport competition results, as well as reiteration of key beach safety messages, particularly in the lead-up to peak beach visiting times including public and school holidays.

IN EDITORIAL VALUE

PEOPLE REACHED THROUGH MEDIA COVERAGE

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$36,067,347 218,590,784

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LIFESAVING SERVICES NO LIVES WERE LOST BETWEEN SLSQ’S RED AND YELLOW FLAGS DURING 2013–14. THIS RESULT IS TESTAMENT TO THE OUTSTANDING WORK OF OUR VOLUNTEER SURF LIFESAVERS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFEGUARDS. SLSQ’s volunteers are the backbone of the organisation. Their passion, dedication and commitment serve communities across the state, in peak lifesaving seasons and throughout the year. When we have a good season, we are thrilled because it means we are doing everything we can to promote water safety on our stunning Queensland coastline and waterways. No lives were lost between SLSQ’s red and yellow flags during 2013–14. This result is testament to the outstanding work of our volunteer surf lifesavers and professional lifeguards. SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

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Queensland emerged from the peak Christmas and Easter holiday periods with no drownings on the state’s beaches. We recorded zero preventable surf/beachrelated drownings in December, January, February and April despite some of the busiest months on the state’s coastline. Historically, these months have been the worst for fatalities. While king tides, heavy swells and cyclones created rough conditions at various stages throughout the season, on the whole, it was relatively calm weather for lifesavers and lifeguards. This often resulted in large crowds flocking to the beach, reinforcing the importance of preventative actions and surf safety education.

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SLSQ is acutely aware prevention is better than cure. Particular focus will continue to be placed on the introduction of new educational initiatives, aiming to prevent surf/beach-related drownings to reduce any factors that contribute to the drowning cycle. These initiatives include state-wide and targeted community awareness programs, targeting identified blackspots along Queensland’s coastline and implementing frequent aerial and water patrols. In Queensland, there were seven preventable surf/beachrelated drownings from July 2013 to June 2014. This was down from nine in the previous year. While this decline is a positive result, seven deaths is seven too many. Unfortunately these drownings occurred outside patrol hours and/or away from the red and yellow flags. SLSQ is committed to addressing how this can be improved moving forward. A highlight during the past year was SLSQ’s Brisbane Lifesaving Service (BLS) and its growth to boasting a membership base of 130 people, many of whom spent their weekends assisting club patrols across South East Queensland (SEQ). SLSQ’s achievements, particularly in 2013–14 would not have been possible without the continued and vital support of federal, state and local governments, sponsors, donors, professional staff, and our army of volunteer patrolling members who give up their time to ensure the safety of others.

3,536 LIVES SAVED

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354,246

PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS

VOLUNTEER PATROL HOURS

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494,710

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SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

SNAPSHOT OF ACHIEVEMENTS

INCIDENT ANALYSIS

NEW OPERATIONAL INITIATIVES

• A Coastal Safety and Quality Compliance Project Manager was employed to conduct coastal audits of key black-spots on Queensland’s coastline, identifying risks and making recommendations to lower the state’s drowning figures. • This year a number of new services were implemented on the Gold Coast at Southport Broadwater and Tallebudgera Creek. • In 2013–14, SLSQ implemented a trialled service of WaveRunner operations across Hervey Bay and Elliott Heads during the Christmas and Easter breaks. This important service will continue in the 2014–15 season. • Two new coastal surveillance cameras were installed, one adjacent to Sea World Resort, and the second at Tallebudgera Creek, providing lifesavers with vital and real-time information. • Night Operations and Search and Rescue Exercise cross-training were conducted on both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. • The Gold Coast SurfCom moved from South Nobbys Headland (Miami Hill) to the South Coast Branch headquarters at Mermaid Beach. • SLSQ upgraded its communications network in SEQ to digital capability. • In January, SLSQ was successful in its bid to supply expanded helicopter services to the Queensland Police Service (QPS). SLSQ has successfully been operating the QPS helicopter on the Gold Coast since September 2012 and this announcement will see the expansion of this service to include an additional helicopter for aerial policing duties in Brisbane in the next two years. • More than 400 lifesavers attended SLSQ’s State Conference in August 2013. This was the first time that SLSQ had held a conference of this magnitude, bringing together members (including club presidents, captains, chief training officers, and administrators) and external industry experts for key discussions on all operational areas of Surf Life Saving.

In total there were seven preventable surf/beach related drownings recorded in Queensland this season, representing a decrease from nine* last year. Of these:

Key Initiatives

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• There were no drownings between SLSQ’s red and yellow flags. • Four drowning victims were international tourists (from Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe). • Five of the drowning victims were male, while two were female. • Two victims were aged 60–69 and another two were aged 10–19 years. • Two of these drownings, one on the Gold Coast and one on the Sunshine Coast, occurred in March within days of each other. • Only two drownings occurred on a weekend with the other five occurring during the week. In addition, there were also three preventable surf/beach related deaths recorded across the state and four non preventable surf/beach related deaths. *The SLSQ 2012–13 Annual Report stated eight beach-related drownings occurred in that year. However, an additional preventable surf/beach-related drowning was identified by the coroner following the publication of the 2012–13 Annual Report.

QUEENSLAND’S RECORDED BEACH DROWNINGS (2009/10 – 2013/14) DROWNINGS

BEACH

3

Surfers Paradise, Northcliffe Beach

2

Green Island, Point Lookout, Kurrawa Beach, Peregian, Tallebudgera Creek

1

Alexandria Bay, Fraser Island, Narrowneck, Southport Spit, Agnes Water, Currumbin Beach, Kirra Beach, Bilinga, Coolangatta, Happy Valley – Sunshine Coast, Horseshoe Bay, Inskip Point – Rainbow Beach, Point Arkwright, Sandy Point – Farnborough Beach, Southport Broadwater, Southport Seaway, Southport, Teewah Beach, Cape Palmerston, Innes Park, Discovery Beach – Sunshine Coast, Flinders Beach – North Stradbroke Island, Kings Beach – Sunshine Coast

Each year SLSQ builds upon its reputation as the state’s peak authority on beach safety and aquatic rescue by expanding lifesaving services and working more effectively in the regions already assisted. In 2013–14 lifesaving services were continuously expanded. With thanks to vital government and community support, SLSQ is committed to adopting innovative practices and forward thinking to achieve our vision of zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters. Key initiatives from this season include: • Dawn patrols continued on the Gold Coast. This includes the use of a 4WD and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) to patrol the beaches before traditional services commence. • SLSQ trialled a new mobile Emergency Response Beacon at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (located at the Gorge Walk). • Emergency Response Groups (ERGs) continue to grow across the state. SLSQ now has ERGs in all regions. Adding to the commitment of saving lives, SLSQ now has a dedicated phone number available 24/7 for emergency services personnel to call for assistance. • A second Gold Coast Duty Officer was added during the patrol season. • Key SLSQ representatives attended the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Germany in 2013 and visited the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the United Kingdom. • A Jet Boat National Seminar was held at Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast in July 2013. • As of 1 July 2014 all IRB drivers and crew will be required by SLSQ to wear a red and yellow Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Level 50. This includes all IRB operation including patrols, annual proficiencies, water safety, award training and new award assessments.

SLSQ IS COMMITTED TO ADOPTING INNOVATIVE PRACTICES AND FORWARD THINKING TO ACHIEVE OUR VISION OF ZERO PREVENTABLE DEATHS IN QUEENSLAND WATERS.

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Emergency Response Groups SLSQ’s ERGs grew from strength to strength and are now operating in all regions across the state. The ERGs are designed to be an after-hours callout service to support other emergency agencies through the provision of skills and equipment during times of need. These ERGs work in consultation and cooperation with other emergency service agencies including Queensland Police Service, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, Emergency Management Queensland, State Emergency Services and local, district and state disaster management groups. Pinnacle moments in 2013–14 included SLSQ enlisted as part of the State Disaster Management Group and State Disaster Coordination Group in preparation for both Cyclone Dylan and Tropical Cyclone Ita. Furthermore, SLSQ’s Disaster Response Teams were enlisted for Cyclone Dylan in the Townsville and Mackay regions. In 2013–14, ERG representatives attended Queensland State Search and Rescue Committee meetings, and SLSQ worked on strengthening its relationship with Queensland Water Police through regular site visits and contact.

In 2014 SLSQ was appointed as a member of the Gympie Regional Council and Livingstone Shire Council Local Disaster Management Groups (LDMG). This means SLSQ is now a proud member, or observer, of the following LDMGs across the state: • SLSQ is a member of the State Disaster Management Group, State Disaster Coordination Group, and Local Disaster Management Groups in the following local governments: Gold Coast City Council, Redland City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council, Fraser Coast Council, Bundaberg

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• 15 BLS members have joined SLSQ’s Operations Support team. • Two BLS members have joined Gold Coast SurfCom.

The successful Brisbane Lifesaving Service

PROACTIVE MEASURES TO ERADICATE DROWNINGS

SLSQ’s ground-breaking Brisbane Lifesaving Service (BLS) continues to record strong growth with a membership base of 130, a 49% growth in members since 2012–13.

Patrolling more beaches

The growth in membership enabled patrolling activity to significantly increase, with 1,962 volunteer patrol hours in 2012–13 growing to 3,192 hours in 2013–14. Thirteen BLS members performed more than 100 volunteer patrol hours in 2013–14, while four performed more than 200. BLS members provided support to a number of clubs across the state including Sunshine Beach, Peregian Beach, Nobbys Beach, Kirra, Bilinga, Elliott Heads, Moore Park and Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Clubs. Members also worked in conjunction with SLSQ’s lifeguards to provide a full patrol service at Southport Broadwater, and assisted Royal Life Saving with patrols at Tallebudgera Creek across peak holiday periods. 301 accredited awards were issued across the year, with BLS members achieving various awards including Spinal, ART, First Aid, and IRB Driver and Crew. A number of BLS members have diversified into other areas of operations with highlights including: • Two BLS members obtained their Gold Medallion and are now casually employed by ALS Queensland as professional lifeguards. • Two members have commenced jet boat patrols on the Sunshine Coast. • 17 members became dual members with other clubs and now regularly compete in surf sport competitions. • Seven BLS members are casually employed in SLSQ’s Surf Education team.

SLSQ continues to extend and expand services along Queensland’s coastline on the premise that the greater the coverage, the more lives that can be saved. In 2013–14 we again expanded our services and this included: • Continued roving and surveillance patrols on Moreton Island during the peak holiday periods from Tangalooma to North Point by RWC and 4WD. Key areas were the Tangalooma Wrecks and North Point. • Noosa North Shore roving patrols were continued during the September, Christmas and Easter holidays, using surveillance patrols to monitor remote camping areas. • Gold Coast dawn patrols continued seven days per week. • The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service continued its patrols from the Tweed River to Inskip Point. • The Sunshine Coast SurfCom operated 365 days per year. • Midweek school holiday patrols continued to operate once again, playing a vital role in building our surveillance capacity during this peak time. • This year we implemented a number of new services on the Gold Coast at Southport Broadwater and Tallebudgera Creek. During key peak times, the ALS and BLS volunteer members manned this operation. • SLSQ implemented a trialled service of WaveRunner operations in the Hervey Bay and Elliott Heads regions over the Christmas and Easter breaks. This important service will continue in the 2014-15 season. • Two new coastal surveillance cameras were installed at Sea World Resort and Tallebudgera Creek. The cameras not only improve our patrol capabilities, but also provide lifesavers with access to a live stream of information about beach conditions and usage.

THE GREATER THE COVERAGE, THE MORE LIVES THAT CAN BE SAVED.

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Importantly, all regions across Queensland now have access to emergency response kits, which include strobe lights, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), first aid, flares, torches and other quick response equipment. These kits are designed to assist in night operations and disaster response.

Regional Council, Livingstone Shire Council, Gympie Regional Council and Gladstone Regional Council. • SLSQ is a LDMG observer of Brisbane City Council, Townsville City Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council and Cairns Regional Council.

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Black-Spot Funding A number of key initiatives received Federal Government funding in 2013–14 with the purpose of addressing blackspots. The funding provided equipment to improve a number of areas. These included: • An Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) allocated to the Maroochydore River Mouth and Noosa River Mouth to extend surveillance. • An All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and RWC were granted for the Tallebudgera Creek to extend surveillance. • A surf safety surveillance camera was installed at Southport. • A new RWC (Yamaha WaveRunner 12) was purchased for the Caloundra area of operations.

• Work towards implementing Surf Safety Liaison Officers at key strategic locations such as Green Island, Surfers Paradise and South Bank Parklands. • Continue to work with stakeholders at all levels to instigate the findings of SLSQ’s Coastal Risk Audits.

LIFESAVING ASSISTANCE FUNDS Department of Community Safety Each year vital funding from the Department of Community Safety (DCS) ensures SLSQ has the resources and trained personnel to provide safer beaches and extend services across the state. This season the DCS provided funding to SLSQ across several key areas:

LOOKING FORWARD Future Service Priorities Each year the State Lifesaving Committee conducts an indepth review of drowning and rescue statistics to establish key areas where services must be enhanced. The following areas and services have been marked as priorities to ensure SLSQ continues to effectively work towards its overall goal of zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters. Actions include:

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• Build upon SLSQ’s after-hours callout ability and services. • Continue to investigate the potential use and integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into surf lifesaving patrols. • Further investigate and develop sonar search equipment for rescue boats. • Continue to grow and expand BLS in all areas of SEQ. • Continue to implement trials of powered rescue boards. • Continue to investigate the use of fixed ERBs with cameras and conduct trials at Wildcattle Creek, Noosa North Shore and North Stradbroke Island.

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• 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 its existing patrols and to further expand beach patrols. • Volunteer Marine Rescue Support Package: This includes funding for all clubs and branches to maintain current services across the state. • Regional Development Fund: Funding is provided to improve beach safety services for Queensland communities north of the Sunshine Coast. • Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service: This funding allows SLSQ to conduct a dedicated rescue helicopter service on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

In-Kind Sponsorship A number of Queensland organisations provided valuable in-kind sponsorship. This included: • Stradbroke Ferries, which provided transportation for SLSQ’s lifeguard service vehicles and personnel. • Bluewater Marina Trinity Beach, Cairns, which continued to provide a marina berth for an Offshore Rescue Boat, resulting in SLSQ saving about $12,000 each year.

• Q1 Body Corporate Surfers Paradise continued to provide storage for SLSQ’s radio communications equipment. • Charlie Schwekolt from Queensland Forklifts once again provided vital support, donating vital equipment and machinery to the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service. • Gladstone Ports Corporation continued to provide vital funding for a coastal surveillance camera at Mon Repos Beach, Bundaberg.

LIFESAVING EXCELLENCE AWARDS Our members continuously impress us as they advocate surf safety. Each year their courage and commitment not only serve as a credit to themselves, but also enhances the reputation of the wider surf lifesaving movement. SLSQ’s 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/or outstanding commitment to lifesaving development. These awards honour the individuals who truly represent the ethos of SLSQ and have reacted with bravery, selflessly carrying out actions for the life or lives of others.

Gift of Life • Megan Graham resuscitated her husband when he suffered a heart attack on 20 June 2013. She was later recognised for administering first aid to a 24-year-old male after a car accident on 21 October 2013. • Andrew Busby took courageous actions to assist a member of the public, a 47-year-old male, by performing CPR at the Broadwater Swimming Enclosure on 1 May 2013.

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Great Saves

• Point Lookout SLSC was recognised for the club’s team effort as lifesavers rescued and resuscitated a 65-yearold male fisherman at North Gorge, North Stradbroke Island, on 28 September 2013. Sandra Middleton and Eve West from the club were individually recognised for their integral roles in the rescue. • Steve Wieland, Gary Wilkie, Justin Fay, Steve Dunn, Corey Stone, Chris Schultz and Chris Howell successfully rescued a 31-year-old man from a rip at Maroochydore on 25 December 2013. • Ashleigh Booth, Bronwyn Abraham, John Abraham, Ethan O’Connor, Ross Mercer and Robert Dorrough rescued and successfully performed CPR on a male after a car crash at Surfers Paradise on 10 January 2014. • Ben Carroll, Joe O’Shaughnessy, Max Bennett, William Robertson, Peter O’Shaughnessy, Mark Boyd, Charles Marshall, Kiernan Gettinby, Damien McLuskie, Fletcher Johansen, Dayna Bird, Claudia West, Michelle Thompson and Andrew Davis saved a swimmer 80m outside Yeppoon Beach’s flags on 26 January 2014. • Luke O’More, Paul Brennan, Jared Clark, Rachael Duke (Westpac Lifesaver 5), Ken Hart, David Chiverton, Brendan Scoffell (Jetboat 2), Jeremy Sturgess (WaveRunner 4), Mathew Landrigan (WaveRunner 5), Ken Clark, Jack Aleckson (Duty Officers), Kevin Dunn (Operation Support Officer) and Gary Ferreira (RWC Advisor) came to the aid of two people involved in a jet ski accident at Stradbroke Island on 27 January 2014. • Nathan Capps, Thomas Jones and Rob McGregor selflessly rescued three swimmers struggling in a rip at Marcoola Beach on 2 February 2014. • Craig Holden provided effective leadership and coordination of SLSQ’s emergency response services during Tropical Cyclone Oswald and the Bundaberg floods from 26 January to 10 February 2013. • Joel Di Trapani and Scott Stephenson successfully rescued a woman who had fallen off the cliff at North Gorge, North Stradbroke Island on 19 April 2014. • Demi Meredith and Sophie Longworth assisted a female swimmer at Coolangatta Groyne on 19 April 2014.

• Luka Davey successfully rescued a four-year-old child at the Kings Beach Swimming Pool on 15 November 2013. • Emily Schofield bravely and ambitiously rescued 25 swimmers and assisted a number of others to safety at Surfers Paradise Beach on 15 December 2013. • Zoe Jolley rescued an eight-year-old girl at Wild Cattle Creek on 20 April 2014. • Scott Dineen saved two swimmers in trouble at Surfers Paradise on 22 March 2014. • Katelin Parsons rescued a young boy at Mooloolaba Beach on 16 February 2014.

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areas along Queensland’s coastline, identifying risks and making recommendations to lower the state’s drowning figures. This was the first time SLSQ implemented this role representing a key strategic move for the organisation seeking to deliver the overarching vision of ‘zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters’. The following risk audits and assessments were conducted to provide recommendations to local government: • Tallebudgera Creek signage audit. • Green Island Beach and signage audit (Cairns Regional Council). • North Stradbroke Island audit (Redland City Council).

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

ESTUARINE CROCODILE MANAGEMENT

In 2013–14, a number of innovative trials were conducted to aid lifesaving operations and ultimately, to reduce drownings. SLSQ is constantly looking to identify tools, equipment and techniques that can play a role in breaking the drowning cycle. Key investigations included:

SLSQ plays a key role in estuarine crocodile management, and is a representative on the North Queensland Community Advisory Group for Crocodile Management (NQCAGCM).

• The viability of powered rescue boards on patrol. • The use of UAVs to provide aerial services to remote locations in Queensland. • The use of stand-up paddleboards to assist our members and lifeguards on patrols. • Member lifejackets were tested to find a suitable option for implementation in 2014–15.

COASTAL RISK MANAGEMENT SLSQ continues to be Queensland’s peak advisory body on beach and aquatic safety. In 2013–14 this continued with SLSQ conducting coastal risk and safety audits at various points along the state’s coastline to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities. A Coastal Safety and Quality Compliance Project Officer was employed to conduct coastal audits of black-spot

The NQCAGCM combines the perspective and concerns of local communities with expertise. The committee has a breadth of knowledge and experience that helps ensure the Queensland Government’s policy approach is both practical and efficient. A key milestone of the past year was when SLSQ signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cairns Regional Council and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (2013) to address crocodile management in the Cairns local government area. SLSQ is currently working on additional MOUs with Townsville and Hinchinbrook Councils.

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Team Efforts

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MARINE STINGER MANAGEMENT SLSQ plays a key role in marine stinger prevention through the dissemination of information to SLSCs, local governments, tourism organisations and the general public. SLSQ continues to lead the Marine Stinger Prevention and Awareness Strategies on behalf of the Queensland Government, with the aim of ensuring the safety of swimmers and beachgoers. This commitment involves SLSQ providing James Cook University with specimens for marine envenomation to advise protocol on the best marine stinger management. We work in consultation with various organisations to continue to develop initiatives with other agencies. An example is the SMS ‘sting alerts’ from the Queensland Ambulance Service to improve the recording and response to stinger incidents.

MARINE STINGS Stings: Sightings:

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

7,650

5,628

1,426

8,042

566

84,322

89,516

10,761

80,623

3,869

49

144

290

420

265

106

189

669

2,130

2,106

CYANEA “HAIR JELLY” Stings: Sightings: CATOSTYLUS “BLUBBER” Stings:

123

161

533

2,914

1,211

Sightings:

900

1,803

30,198

63,170

38,881

CHIRONEX “BOX JELLY” Stings: Sightings:

1

5

2

45

5

53

422

265

298

537

CARUKIA “IRUKANDJI” Stings: Sightings:

1

11

16

2

6

100

59

74

14

2

7,824

5,949

2,267

11,423

2,053

85,481

91,989

41,967

146,235

45,395

TOTAL Stings:

Breaking news this season was when a James Cook University research paper suggested vinegar was no longer the most effective treatment method for marine stingers. This generated significant media coverage and discussion.

Sightings:

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SLSQ follows the marine stinger management guidelines and procedures established by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). Despite the suggestion from James Cook University, ARC’s procedures are followed, including using vinegar as the primary treatment for box jellyfish stings.

2010/11

Joanna Tolvanen, Moore Park SLSC

PHYSALIA “BLUEBOTTLE”

Treatment Investigation

SLSQ is always striving to deliver the best methods of treatment and prevention and we look forward to what will eventuate from this research and how these, and future findings of marine stinger treatment are applied.

2009/10

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 clients with the assurance that services meet current and future requirements, while ensuring lifesaving services remain a clear leader in aquatic safety and rescue services. (Certification Number – QEC22945).

“We had a call out on 26 January telling us response was needed for three people trapped on a roof on a river in Bundaberg and the QFRS’s Swift Water Rescue Team needed assistance. “I attended as an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) crew member and we travelled along the ocean to get to the location. There were three people, one in a critical condition. Because it was a dangerous route to get in and out from the location, we stayed overnight. The next day we took the patients to Moore Park SLSC where an ambulance met us. “For me, I had never experienced anything as major as this. All the training I had done paid off and when it did it was so reassuring. It was such an incredible experience working with the Swift Water Rescue Team and I obtained so much knowledge from them and equally, their team learnt from us. “When we received the awards, I was really humbled at first, but then I just felt very proud to have been involved. “When our team came back to the town after the rescue, there was so much respect for what we had done and so much respect for the SLS movement. The entire emergency services involved, the SES, army, police, and QFRS had so much respect for our involvement. I was so proud to be a part of SLSQ.” — Joanna Tolvanen, Moore Park SLSC was a crew captain of the Emergency Response Group dispatched for the Bundaberg floods in January 2013. The ERG was recognised with SLSA Awards of Excellence, in conjunction with the QFRS Swift Water Rescue Team, the team was awarded a group Certificate of Merit with Bronze insert.

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LIFESAVING PATROL ACTIVITY 10

494710

346008

289391

291332

90460 51865

45078

52190

1796

1833

1847

112211

2694

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

Total ClubTotal Rescues Club2009 Rescues - 2014 2009 - 2014

Total Club Preventative Actions 2009 - 2014

14000

3758

4000

2294

6000

2242

2000 0

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

ALS (QLD) Lifeguard Preventative Actions 2009 - 2014

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

ALS (QLD) Marine Stinger Treatment 2009 - 2014

SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

0

8000

3698

289853

6575

4290

2000

4575

341

513

352

423

4000

6524

6000

12065

10000

375924

300000

457114

400000

239738

11232

897

8000

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0

232608

ALS (QLD) ALS Lifeguard (QLD) Rescues Lifeguard 2009-2014 Rescues 2009-2014

600

Lifesaving Operations Support Rescues 2009 - 2014

40000 20000

0 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

10000

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

60000

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

100000

0

0

2234

1399

493

400

12000

400

1000

200000

667

600

Total Club First TotalAid Club Treatments First Aid Treatments 2009 - 2014 2009 - 2014

200

5639

1267

800

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

800

80000

12000

200

1000

1500

500000

775

0

3352

2000

4456

4000

2000

0

1000

8383

6000

100000

500

1200

8853

8000

19124

14937

1400

10000

120000

2500

Total Marine Sting Treatments 2009 - 2014

1600

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

Total Preventative Actions 2009 - 2014

3000

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

14000

0

Total Resuscitations Total Resuscitations (inc. Oxygen (inc.Therapy) Oxygen Therapy) 2009 - 2014 2009 - 2014

0

16000

12000

5281

5000

9596

17026

12990

10000

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

Total First Aid Treatments 2009 - 2014

100000

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

Total Rescues 2009 - 2014

15000

300000 200000

0 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

20000

25357

0

10138

5000

14287

10000

256

50

400000

261

500

25000

21427

15000

295

100

Surf/Beach Related Drownings 2009 - 2014

20000

150

0

25000

200

1000

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

30000

250

500000

292

0

2866

1500

2

300

3536

7

2000

5

4

2500

3610

3000 6

3648

3500

600000

558911

350

366

400

4000

3908

9

9

9

8

4500

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

Lifesaving Operations Support Preventative Actions 2009 - 2014

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SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

474

543

HELICOPTER SURF PATROLS

PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS

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Photo by Paul Sadler

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WESTPAC LIFESAVER RESCUE HELICOPTER SERVICE SLSQ AERIAL SERVICES A day out in the surf almost ended in tragedy earlier this year for a father and son after their kayak was flipped upside-down by a large wave more than 200 metres from shore on the Sunshine Coast. While the father was able to make it back to the beach, it proved to be a far more perilous situation for his son. Too far from shore, and unable to reach the safety of his kayak, it quickly escalated into a genuine life or death situation. In a twist of fate, Surf Life Saving Queensland’s Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS) was on patrol nearby and, when tasked to assist, responded quickly and efficiently to pluck him from the surf with minutes to spare.

Today the WLRHS is a full-time service operating 365 days a year, providing coastal surveillance and search and rescue. Importantly, SLSQ continues to extend the service’s rescue and surveillance capacity which, in

In 2013–14, SLSQ’s two rescue helicopters, Lifesaver 5 and Lifesaver 6, combined to perform 474 surf patrols, 543 preventative actions and directly save seven lives in the process.

Snapshot • SLSQ representatives attended AusSAR (Australian Search and Rescue) headquarters in Canberra to discuss our tasking response status. SLSQ is confirmed as a tier three to tier two rescue helicopter, and one of the key aerial services tasked to beacon searches • SLSQ undertook a refurbishment of its Caloundra base, surrounds and security. • A chief training officer was employed for the first time in addition to two new full-time senior twin-engine NVG (night vision goggle) endorsed pilots. • Seven new volunteer rescue crew members were recruited throughout the year. • Five Sunshine Coast lifeguards and two North Stradbroke Island lifeguards were integrated into helicopter operations having completed rescue crew training. • SLSQ’s five year aviation business plan has been completed and endorsed by the Board.

PolAir In 2013 SLSQ was successful in its bid to supply expanded helicopter services to the Queensland Police Service (QPS). SLSQ has successfully operated the QPS’ helicopter on the Gold Coast (PolAir 1) since September 2012, and the announcement has seen the expansion of this service to include an additional helicopter for aerial policing duties in Brisbane (PolAir 2) across the next two years. PolAir 2 will be based at Archerfield Airport, service a population of more than 1.8 million people and help police catch offenders, stop dangerous drivers and conduct proactive operations. This extended relationship with the Queensland Government and the QPS continues to broaden our core service by providing for safer communities and, ultimately, saving lives across the state. ACTIVITY

LIFESAVER 5

LIFESAVER 6

TOTAL

Surf patrols

227

247

474

Preventative actions

317

226

543

Rescue support

25

25

50

Rescues

5

2

7

15,571

14,522

30,093

Searches

22

21

43

Callout – coastal related

12

17

29

Demonstrations / PR

26

17

43

Beach surveillance

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The WLRHS remains a vital asset to SLSQ’s services in South East Queensland. One of the oldest communitybased helicopter rescue services in the world, it has been operating across Queensland for almost four decades. With a highly-trained team of skilled men and women encompassing experienced pilots, professional staff and volunteer members, the service exists for one purpose: to save lives.

turn, boosts our ability to assist other agencies such as Emergency Management Queensland and national search and rescue body Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

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AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE QUEENSLAND A SUCCESSFUL BRAND

ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE YEAR

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) is a successful brand dedicated to saving lives and water safety education. As the lifeguard arm of SLSQ, ALS provides professional lifeguard services to local governments, land managers and private resorts.

A Snapshot

The ALS is the largest provider of professional lifeguard services in the state. The service operates at 79 beaches and lagoons in Queensland, with many of these open each day of the year.

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A leader in the aquatic safety industry, the ALS Queensland sets an international benchmark through nationally-accredited training, highly-skilled staff and detailed standard operating practices. ALS lifeguards are required to undertake regular fitness testing and professional development during the year to ensure they maintain their rescue, first aid, resuscitation and beach management capabilities. In 2013–14 there were 364 lifeguards (including casual and permanent). This included seven supervisors and one supervisor assistant, 55 permanent lifeguards and 309 casual lifeguards. The ALS Queensland staff members are extremely passionate about the industry with 80% having worked as professional lifeguards for more than four years.

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A range of new services was announced with a strong focus on the training of all staff. Training and ALS development included: • Twenty ALS lifeguards completed their Certificate III in Public Safety. • Fifty-seven lifeguards completed the Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR). This included two nationally recognised units of competency. The first is PUASAR011C — Search as a Member of an Aquatic Search Team; with the second, a PUAOHS002B — Maintain Safety at an Incident. • All lifeguards completed a nationally recognised unit of competency for RWC operation. The unit studied was PUASAR016A — Operate and Maintain a Personal Watercraft for Rescue Operations. • Sixty-six lifeguards completed their Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid Certificate. This included three nationally recognised units of competencies. HLTFA412A — Apply Advanced first Aid; PUAEME004A — Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury; and PUAEME005A — Provide Pain Management. • Six lifeguards completed a Certificate III in Aviation to qualify as helicopter rescue crewmen. • Six lifeguards completed Internal Audit Training, delivered by SAI Global.

1,399 ALSQ RESCUES

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79

PATROL HOURS

LOCATIONS PATROLLED BY ALSQ

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227,748

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LIFEGUARD SERVICE TABLE New Services

Council/Corporation

ALS Queensland continues to be recognised as an industry leader for its professionalism, as reflected by the extension and expansion of key service contracts.

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND REGION LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Highlights during the year included new services introduced at Kurrimine Beach and the Cassowary Coast. On the Sunshine Coast, ALS Queensland lifeguards took control of mid-week WaveRunner patrols in school holidays. Another highlight included an introduction of services on the Gold Coast which included mid-week patrols at Tallebudgera Creek and Southport Broadwater across the peak summer months (September to May). A daily patrol service was added to Paradise Point across the Christmas and Easter holidays.

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ALS Queensland will continue to work in consultation with SLSQ’s volunteer lifesavers to collaboratively make Queensland beaches safer.

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Rescues (lives saved)

First aid treatments

Preventative actions

25 years

Four Mile Beach

1

283

4,668

Cairns Regional Council

25 years

Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Ellis Beach, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach, Bramston Beach, Kewarra Beach, Green Island, Esplanade Lagoon

232

935

35,743

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

19 years

Etty Bay, North Mission, Mission Beach

1

56

2,224

NORTH QUEENSLAND REGION LIFEGUARD SERVICES Hinchinbrook Shire Council

19 years

Forrest Beach

1

2

26

Townsville City Council

24 years

The Strand Net 1, The Strand Net 2, The Strand Water Park, Alma Bay, Picnic Bay, Horseshoe Bay

0

428

7,258

11 years

Balgal Beach, Riverway Lagoon, The Strand Rock Pool

50

326

9,121

3 years

Pallarenda

0

36

453

Burdekin Shire Council

22 years

Alva Beach

0

0

8

Whitsunday Regional Council

6 years

Horseshoe Bay (Bowen)

0

19

388

Mackay Regional Council

6 years

Blue Water Lagoon

55

30

57,209

23 years

Harbour Beach, Lamberts Beach, Eimeo Beach

2

20

10,654

21 years

Sarina Beach

0

1

1,411

WIDE BAY CAPRICORN REGION LIFEGUARD SERVICES Livingstone Shire Council

22 years

Emu Park Beach, Yeppoon Beach

0

23

957

Gladstone Regional Council

19 years

Agnes Water Beach

16

150

14,483

22 years

Tannum Sands Beach

1

14

270

22 years

Moore Park Beach, Oaks Beach, Kelly’s Beach, Elliott Heads Beach, Mon Repos Beach, Nielsen Park Beach

48

186

7437

3 years

Woodgate

-

-

-

23 years

Torquay Beach

0

47

642

Bundaberg Regional Council

Fraser Coast Regional Council

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Locations patrolled

Port Douglas Shire Council

At South Bank Parklands, a Safety Ambassador service and safety card was introduced. Finally, ALS Queensland worked collaboratively with the Queensland Government and the Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council to manage the safe operation of the Doomadgee Pool facilities for the children of the community in the summer period.

Years of service

SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND REGION LIFEGUARD SERVICES Noosa Shire Council

2 years

Noosa West, Noosa, Sunshine, Sunrise, Peregian, North Peregian

186

2,220

22,935

Sunshine Coast Council

2 years

Coolum North, Coolum Beach, Yaroomba, Palmer Coolum Resort, Boardwalk, Marcoola,Discovery Beach, Mudjimba, Twin Waters, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba Spit, Buddina, Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Kings Beach, Kings Beach Pool, Bulcock Beach, Golden Beach

334

3,112

66,450

Gympie Regional Council

21 years

Rainbow Beach

5

168

5,032

Moreton Bay Regional Council

19 years

Woorim Beach

3

104

2,121

South Bank Corporation

22 years

Streets Beach Lagoon

104

408

74,104

Redland City Council

21 years

Cylinder Beach, Main Beach, Adder Rock

111

339

38,356

Gold Coast City Council

1 year

Paradise Point, Southport Broadwater, Tallebudgera Creek

240

341

8,202

Non Local Government Areas

6 years

Double Island Point

4

135

4,511

3 years

Inskip Point

5

137

1,252

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AROUND THE REGIONS SLSQ is dedicated to providing surf lifesaving services across the state as far north as Port Douglas and as far south as Rainbow Bay.

and South Mission Beaches. The services were well received and appreciated by locals knowing they were in safe hands over the holidays.

This extensive reach, which encompasses five regions, means surf lifesavers face varying conditions in their patrols as they strive to fulfill the SLSQ mission of ‘zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters’.

A significant time for NQ was the further recognition of SLSQ as the premier authority for water safety, with NQ clubs again enlisted to provide water safety and advice to the Cairns Ironman triathlon.

2014–15 and Beyond

NORTH QUEENSLAND BRANCH (PORT DOUGLAS TO MISSION BEACH) A Snapshot In 2013–14 North Queensland (NQ) clubs performed 1,277 preventative actions, 50 first aid treatments and three rescues.

Another highlight for NQ was the tripartite agreement with SLSQ, Queensland Government and the Cassowary Coast Regional Council regarding crocodile management. A similar agreement has been signed with the Cairns Regional Council. During the Christmas period, lifeguard services were expanded at Etty Bay, Kurrimine, Brampston and North

Another challenge was key people having limited time to commit to branch meetings. A solution moving forward is to implement teleconferencing to ensure everyone’s input in key decisions and planning is received.

Job Well Done NQ achieved fantastic results across a number of areas in the past year. This included Cairns SLSC winning the North Australian Championships overall pointscore for the fourth consecutive year and the Masters Championships for the eighth year in a row. It was an exceptional result for Cairns as they continue to show their commitment to the sport. Etty Bay SLSC and Port Douglas SLSC chief training officers worked extremely well to improve the number of awards at their respective clubs.

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A highlight for NQ was the branch’s involvement in SLSQ’s Breaka Beach to Bush program. For the first time since 2008, surf lifesavers and James Cook University marine stinger expert Jamie Seymour extended the trip to the Torres Strait.

NQ was faced with a lack of member numbers at some clubs, which stretched the ability to meet patrol obligations. This was recognised as a challenge moving into 2014–15 with the aim to resolve.

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Ellis Beach SLSC also had an excellent year, with its U15 female surf lifesaving team of Darcey Starr-Thomas, Emma Jackson, Georgia Fry, Megan Kreuter and Soraya Scott recognised as finalists at the Queensland Sports Awards in the category of Queensland Junior Sport Team of the Year.

NORTH BARRIER BRANCH (FORREST BEACH TO SARINA) Celebration of Patrol Results and Training North Barrier Branch lifesavers worked tirelessly to ensure a successful patrolling season, with no loss of life in the North Barrier region. The branch’s eight clubs performed 494.15 hours of patrols. Volunteers performed four rescues, 102 first aid treatments and 3,155 preventative actions. Thanks to these preventative actions, just two major marine stinger treatments and 44 minor stinger treatments were required. The Lifesaving Development Officer delivered more than 240 courses at branch level which, when coupled with club training, ensured members were fully skilled to perform their roles as lifesavers.

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The Regional Operations Centre was relocated from Ingham Road to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services site at Pallarenda in December. This site has longterm benefits for SLSQ, with increased storage facilities and office space for the branch and clubs.

Regional Challenges Living in the tropics, potential cyclones during the wet season are always a threat, with these weather activities heightening movements of crocodiles and marine life while also playing havoc with sea and sand movement. The North Barrier Branch remains vigilant of these weather conditions and marine changes, and is always prepared for any impact to patrols.

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Another challenge during the year was the impact of Mackay and Bowen’s downward trend of the mining boom. These locations may face long-term impacts as local economies struggle with the downturn.

Job Well Done In 2013–14 a number of regional members were recognised for their exceptional commitment to Surf Life Saving. This included Wade Sinclair from Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC recognised as the State and Australian Coach of the Year. Congratulations Wade on a fantastic achievement. Terry Lund from Ayr SLSC was also recognised for his incredible commitment to the movement, winning Volunteer of the Year. Mary Parker from Picnic Bay SLSC won the Queensland U18 Young Lifesaver of the Year award. She was an extremely worthy winner. Lastly, Michael Wilson from Mackay SLSC won the Rookie Coach of the Year award. Congratulations.

WIDE BAY CAPRICORN (YEPPOON TO HERVEY BAY) Key Statistics Wide Bay Capricorn (WBC) had an increasingly busy season with a total beach attendance of 170,165, an increase of 48,150.

Wade Sinclair, Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC “As an eight-year-old I was diagnosed with asthma and was advised to take up swimming. On a picnic with my parents at the beach I decided to get involved with nippers at Elliott Heads SLSC. “I’ve been with SLSQ for 32 years and a highlight for me has been all the friends I’ve made during this time. There have been friends that I met when I was a kid, and 32 years later they are still involved with surf lifesaving. “The biggest change within SLSQ in my region, and directly influencing me, would have to be the inclusion of mandatory stinger suits as personal protective equipment due to the marine stingers. More recently, the nation-wide inclusion of high-visibility clothing has been a significant change. “Winning SLSQ and SLSA’s Coach of the Year was a huge achievement for me. Being a coach is such a rewarding role, especially when one of your young athletes gets out of the pool and has achieved a new personal best or has won a competition, and you can see how happy they are to have achieved their goals; a result of their commitment and hard work.” — Wade Sinclair, Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC. Wade won the SLSQ Coach of the Year and SLSA Coach of the Year. He coaches the Queensland Country High Performance Squad, and successes include his athletes achieving top three positions in the Australian Pool Rescue Championships.

Lifesavers made 83 rescues (down by three from last year), 342 first aid treatments (down by 371) and 9,473 preventative actions (up by 4,474).

Surf Sports Branch Championships were held across all disciplines and included juniors, seniors, masters, surf rescue, pool rescue and board riding as well as Branch Premiership Series and Under 11 and Under 17 carnivals. There were a total of 1,010 competitors across all events.

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The inaugural Little Lifesavers community education program was also held in the region for the first time at Neilson Park Beach.

Regional Highlights

Emu Park Beach following severe erosion and rough seas in February 2014. Fortunately, this was cleared with assistance from Livingstone Shire Council, in conjunction and liaison with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

More than 40 lifesavers and lifeguards were involved in the exercise as role players and responders. The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service was also heavily involved.

Surf lifesavers across the region enjoyed a number of highlights which included:

Worth Celebrating

Sunshine Coast is committed to beach safety education and highlights for 2013–14 reflect this, with no drownings recorded over the summer school holiday period.

Season Challenges Challenges during the season included governance issues at Agnes Water SLSC. The WBC Branch implemented ‘club assistance’ and is overseeing the club’s Management Committee and operations. Another challenge was the uncovering of asbestos on

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Federal funding was allocated to the installation of a permanent Emergency Response Beacon (ERB) on Mon Repos Beach, with surf safety surveillance cameras at Elliott River Mouth, Palmers Creek and Mon Repos Beach. In August, Matthew Davis, Jeremy Rethamel and Craig Holden won gold medals at the Australian Pool Rescue Championships, and in January, Yeppoon SLSC scored Queensland’s Rescue of the Month.

Emergency Response Group Recognised Bundaberg 24-hour Emergency Response Group (ERG) members Julie Davis, Joanna Tolvanen, Reid Tucker, John Davis and Martin Cole were recognised at the SLSA Awards of Excellence for their rescue during the Bundaberg floods. In conjunction with the QFRS Swift Water Rescue Team, the team was awarded a group Certificate of Merit with Bronze insert. A fantastic effort by all.

SUNSHINE COAST (RAINBOW BEACH TO REDCLIFFE PENINSULA) Emergency Response Exercise A highlight of the year was in August 2013 when SLSQ was involved as a lead agency in an emergency services exercise coordinated by the Queensland Police Service (QPS). The exercise tested the emergency services’ ability to respond to an aircraft crashing into the ocean on approach to the Sunshine Coast Airport.

A successful youth development camp also showcased the Sunshine Coast’s commitment to development. Camp Commando was held in January, and was an excellent opportunity for the many fantastic young leaders coming through our organisation to join together, share ideas and learn new skills, while having fun.

Westpac Helicopter News With the Sunshine Coast Branch’s growth over the past two years, the focus has been on consolidating its position. The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service has taken on new volunteer crew members, who are in training, with an additional five lifeguards trained as rescue crew.

Season Challenges Peregian Beach SLSC experienced struggles during the year and was supported by members from fellow clubs, particularly Noosa Heads SLSC, who provided lifesavers to fulfil beach patrols. Looking forward to 2014–15, SLSQ will continue to work with the club to help grow its membership base while up-skilling existing members.

New Appointments A permanent part-time Community Awareness Coordinator was employed to coordinate the delivery of school programs and other community awareness programs. The Lifesaving Development Officer previously looked after these duties. The new position will enable the Development Officer to focus more time on assisting

SLSQ IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING SURF LIFESAVING SERVICES ACROSS THE STATE AS FAR NORTH AS PORT DOUGLAS AND AS FAR SOUTH AS RAINBOW BAY

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• Strong representation in Local Disaster Management Groups (LDMGs) across the region, with SLSQ now having representation on LDMGs for Livingstone Shire, Gladstone Regional, Bundaberg Regional and Fraser Coast Regional Councils. • The WBC Branch Constitution and by-laws were reviewed and upgraded. • Regional Manager Craig Holden and Bundaberg Club Captain Wendy Johnston attended and presented at the National Disaster Forum in Canberra in October to highlight the significant work by SLSQ during the Bundaberg floods. • A trial of the Rescue Water Craft (RWC) services was implemented at Hervey Bay SLSC and Elliott Heads SLSC during the Christmas and Easter holidays. • Surf safety surveillance cameras were installed at Wild Cattle Creek and Tannum Sands Main Beach. • Catering to demand of local beachgoers, the Easter long weekend patrol hours were extended from 8am to 5pm. • Winter lifeguard services at Agnes Water were extended to seven days per week, while services at Kellys Beach were extended to weekends, public holidays and the June/July school holidays. • Hervey Bay SLSC had its radio communications upgraded to link with SurfCom.

2013–14 was a year of celebration for WBC’s efforts.

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clubs with training and education while implementing membership programs. During 2013–14, a Lifeguard Supervisor Assistant was enlisted to assist the two Lifeguard Supervisors on the Sunshine Coast and provide further support to lifeguards on the beach.

Staffing changes during the year enhanced the Gold Coast’s service, with new appointments of a Regional Manager, Administrator Officer, Administration Assistant and part-time Administration Officer. In 2013–14 the Gold Coast continued to enhance training, and focused on trainers and assessors providing members further assistance to gain necessary awards.

Key Challenges This Season

GOLD COAST (POINT LOOKOUT TO RAINBOW BAY)

Challenges arose in 2013–14 as part of the process of adopting new policies relating to trainers and assessors as well as constitution and policy changes.

A Snapshot of Success It was a busy year for the Gold Coast region, with the South Coast Branch’s 12 affiliated clubs combining to perform 717 rescues, 761 first aid treatments and 47,735 preventative actions. A lifeguard service was also implemented at Tallebudgera Creek, Southport Broadwater and Paradise Point.

Worth Celebrating

The 11 affiliated clubs from the Point Danger Branch collectively performed 226 rescues, 371 first aid treatments and 12,912 preventative actions.

Surfers Paradise SLSC was named the inaugural winner of the national Rescue of the Month.

It was also an exciting year for surf sports competitions, with Kirra Beach hosting the 2014 Queensland Senior and Junior State Championships, while Point Lookout hosted the 2014 Queensland Surf Rescue and Board Riding Championships events.

Point Danger Branch will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2014–15. This will be a year of festivities, with plenty of interesting stories to be shared from the nine decades of being an advocate of the surf lifesaving movement. An early congratulations to the clubs!

The South Coast Branch once again proved to be a strong force in surf sports. Northcliffe SLSC won the Queensland Junior and Senior State Championships, while also winning the Australian Championships for its tenth consecutive year. A huge effort from all involved.

OVER THE 2013–14 SEASON BILINGA SLSC WAS PRIVILEGED TO SHARE OUR WONDERFUL BEACH WITH BRISBANE LIFESAVING SERVICE FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING. AS A GROWING CLUB WITH JUST OVER 40 MEMBERS WHO ARE PROFICIENT BRONZE MEDALLION HOLDERS, BLS PROVIDED IMMENSE SUPPORT BY PATROLLING FOR ONE WEEKEND A MONTH. THIS RELIEVED OUR HARDWORKING VOLUNTEERS AND ALLOWED BILINGA TO PROVIDE A HIGH QUALITY SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC EVERY WEEKEND OF THE SEASON. BLS WERE A CRUCIAL ELEMENT OF OUR PATROLLING SERVICES AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEM IN THE FUTURE.

90 Years Strong

PARIS HAMREY – CLUB CAPTAIN, BILINGA SLSC

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The Gold Coast continues to be committed to saving lives, with members of Operations Support conducting early morning patrols before the start of traditional patrols, 365 days of the year.

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MEMBER EDUCATION IN 2013–14 SLSQ ISSUED MEMBERS WITH 19,794 SURF LIFESAVING AWARDS AND 13,014 NATIONALLY ACCREDITED AWARDS, REFLECTING A STRONG COMMITMENT TO UP-SKILLING AND DEVELOPING OUR MEMBERS. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS SLSQ is dedicated to member education as it ensures the movement can continue to strengthen and be equipped for the future.

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During 2013–14 additional member assessment options were launched. The Bronze Medallion Online Theory Assessment was a major achievement towards our aim of reducing awards administration for our volunteer assessors. The online learning system now automatically marks 140 theory questions for each candidate. Major changes achieved during the year included working through the State Lifesaving Education Panel, and proposing recommendations to its committee on how proficiencies would be conducted for 2014–15. These are significant changes for member education and are expected to have a great deal of positive impact on encouraging long-term membership.

Training News Significant advancements in member development marked 2013–14, with highlights including: • The launch of Bronze Medallion Online Theory assessment. • The addition of an education section within the SLSQ State Lifesaving Conference. • The upgrade of volunteer trainers and assessors to hold Training and Education (TAE) Units of Competency. This will ensure our volunteers obtain professional development to help them continuously improve training and assessment of our surf lifesaving awards. • Launch of TAE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Bridging course. This new course will provide the opportunity for our volunteer trainers and assessors to develop professionally and achieve a Certificate IV nationally recognised qualification.

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• Health Training Package up-skilling. The package upskilled more than 200 volunteer trainers and assessors to obtain the latest first aid units of competency released by the Health Training Package. The project included the release of new online learning and theory assessment courses to help increase the flexibility of when and where our volunteers learn. • The IRB Crew award upgrade. During 2013–14, all members holding the IRB Crew award were asked to upgrade to obtain the equipment IRB crew nationally recognised unit of competency. More than 1,500 members completed this upgrade.

Challenges Member education achieved a great deal of success in 2013–14 while also overcoming some challenges. This included maintaining compliance with constant changes in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and training packages. SLSQ overcame this through actively providing feedback to Industry Skills Councils on the changes and the impacts they would have on a volunteerbased organisation. SLSQ also participated in forums such as ERTOA (Enterprise RTO Association) meetings, and Australian Resuscitation Council Queensland, to discuss impacts and strategies to minimise them.

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During this time the SLSQ Board required a full review of all aspects of member education. The aim of the assessment was to reduce red tape for volunteer trainers and assessors, while discovering how SLSQ could best support the training and assessment of volunteers considering the ever-changing environment of VET.

Internal Changes to Improve Operations

Lynne Messer, Moore Park SLSC

The SLSQ State Lifesaving Education Panel formed a Streamlining Assessment Paperwork working group to specifically review our resources. The aim was to reduce the amount of assessment paperwork and associated administration time while maintaining a high level of delivery.

“I joined SLSQ in 1997 when I was competing in triathlons and was looking to improve my swimming. I completed my Bronze Medallion and, as with many other volunteer organisations, I then progressed into other roles.

The outcomes from this group, combined with the increase of online learning and assessment courses, is helping to increase the time spent training and assessing members in practical aspects of the awards, which ultimately results in more skilled members on the beach.

Department Structures A major outcome of the SLSQ Education Review was a recommendation for the employment of a team of Education Coordinators, to assist in providing frontline support with the training and education of nationallyaccredited awards. These coordinators will work closely with club chief training officers, trainers and assessors to ensure our members receive the best training. In the first instance, SLSQ will engage a contractor on a project basis to assist with resource development, particularly in the area of operations support. To assist in achieving the above outcomes with better service to members on the ground, the Education Manager role was made redundant in early June. The current team absorbed any responsibilities remaining when the Education Manager position was removed.

“I became a trainer and assessor more than 10 years ago which means I train our members to achieve awards such as Bronze Medallion, Surf Rescue Certificate and First Aid to name just a few. Once any training is completed as an assessor, I can also assess their competency prior to the qualification being awarded. “The past couple of years have held so many highlights for me. I became a Life Member with the club and have also received a National Service Medal and the Clive Hammond Medal. Our club also won the Patrol Club of the Year within our branch, which was a huge effort by all my fellow club members. “There have been some great advances in the 16 years I’ve been involved with SLSQ and the ten years I’ve been training and assessing. These have included changes in resuscitation and CPR, with improvements in operations, emergency beacons and signals. “We’ve also seen great changes to training. Much of the training can now be done online, cutting down on paperwork and ensuring we can focus more on the practical side. This will soon be further expanded to cater to different types of learners, through the loading of videos to the online learning site so people who are visual learners can benefit. “If I had been told 16 years ago that I would be training and assessing I wouldn’t have believed it. SLSQ has opened up so many doors for me, as it can for anyone. There is always good interclub rivalry, but it doesn’t matter if you are the President, CEO or the young 13-year-old that has just gained their Surf Rescue Certificate — when you are wearing the red and yellow you are always treated exactly the same. It is very rewarding to belong to an organisation where this is the case, and many doors can open and opportunities arise for any of its members. You don’t have to be the best sports person; there is something to suit everyone.” - Lynne Messer, Moore Park SLSC Life Member. Lynne won the 2013 Queensland Assessor of the Year and Queensland Trainer of the Year.

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MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY COMPARISON

2000

6000

1270

500

1025

1412

125

131

0

11/12

12/13

13/14

0

11/12

Active Juniors

12/13

13/14

0

11/12

Active Seniors

12/13

13/14

100 0

11/12

12/13

Associate Members

13/14

0

11/12

12/13

Honorary Members

13/14

11/12

12/13

Past Active Members

13/14

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200

200

280

100

300

420

Probationary Members

400

300

13/14

300

269

12/13

500

200

13/14

Life Members

2000 0

11/12

13/14

400

325

4000

8091

0

8600

599

932

500

9366

1363

6000

12/13

Long Service

10000 8000

12/13

0

11/12

Junior Activities

1500

11/12

984

0

11/12

Award Members

926

13/14

800

933

12/13

1000

200

0

11/12

13/14

600

500

2000

0

12/13

Active Cadets

1344

1000

1309

4000

200

11/12

1200

1281

400

13/14

Reserve Active

9735

6000

10025

809

8000

12/13

1500

10994

800

10000

829

12000

904

1000

1000

50

1000

1000

0

600

100

1500

134

2000

500

5183

3000

4896

4000

4340

1601

1369

1522

1500 1000

150

5000

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SURF SPORTS WE HAVE CONTINUED TO INVEST SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES INTO GRASSROOTS AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN A BID TO BOOST PARTICIPATION AND EQUIP SLSQ FOR A STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. SLSQ is built upon a culture that thrives on the active and outdoor lifestyle promoted readily in Queensland. This is why surf sport is one of the key foundations of the surf lifesaving movement. It brings together thousands of men, women and children who line up to compete. From nippers to elite and professional Ironmen and Ironwomen, our members have the opportunity to participate in sporting events at all levels, from local and branch-run carnivals through to national and international championships.

KEY SPORTING EVENTS Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships More than 1,700 of the state’s top surf sport athletes converged on Kirra Beach for the 2014 Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships, held from 7–9 March.

Unlike other sporting codes, the goals of our competitions are to improve lifesaving skills and, ultimately, help keep our coastline safe.

After three days of competition, Northcliffe SLSC (647 points) comfortably claimed the overall honours ahead of Mooloolaba SLSC (329 points) and Currumbin (236 points). It was a similar story in the Masters competition, with Northcliffe also prevailing ahead of Sunshine Coast rivals Noosa Heads SLSC and Mooloolaba SLSC.

In 2013–14 Queensland continued to lead the way in the sport, with our reputation further solidified following a series of outstanding performances by local athletes on the national and international stages. While elite-level competition is exciting and enjoyable, it is just one focus for SLSQ. We have continued to

In the blue-ribbon Iron events, it was Kurrawa SLSC’s Ky Hurst who claimed gold in the Ironman final after a dominant swim leg, while Noosa SLSC’s Jordan Mercer capped off a strong carnival by taking out her first Queensland Ironwoman title.

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While the competition is fierce, surf sports thrive upon the enthusiastic and friendly spirit of competitors, encouraged by a shared passion for the surf and commitment to saving lives on beaches.

Surf carnivals further promote a healthy lifestyle choice for our members, allowing lifesavers to regularly practise and transfer core skills of lifesaving into a competitive arena.

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invest significant resources into grassroots and regional development in a bid to boost participation and equip SLSQ for a strong and sustainable future.

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Queensland Junior Surf Life Saving Championships Almost 1,500 youngsters were not deterred by the wet and wild weather across the three days of competition at the Queensland Junior State Championships at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast from 14–16 March. Rough conditions caused delays across the first two days of competition before officials shifted the third and final day to the calmer waters of Currumbin Creek. After three days of fierce competition, the championships were close and culminated in Northcliffe SLSC holding off a fast-finishing Maroochydore SLSC to take the overall honours by just one point. Currumbin SLSC rounded out the podium, finishing in third place.

Laerdal Queensland Surf Rescue Championships The state’s top surf lifesavers put their patrol skills to the test at the 2014 Laerdal Queensland Surf Rescue Championships, held at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island from 14–15 February.

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Competitors were tested first through a theory test, with water events and beach sprints following at the champion lifesaver event. Those in the open patrol and first-aid competitions were given simulated rescue scenarios and were judged on their responses. Alexandra Headland SLSC took out the competition ahead of Northcliffe SLSC and Dicky Beach SLSC. Strong performances across the two days of competition saw Alexandra Headland SLSC’s Michael White and Kate Thornton awarded the coveted Open Male and Female Champion Lifesaver events. The championships are an integral part of SLSQ’s annual sporting calendar, focusing on the athleticism of lifesavers and the vital skills and knowledge required to excel as a patrolling member.

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Queensland Board Riding Championships The Queensland Board Riding Championships were held at Point Lookout from 14–15 February, attracting a field of more than 100 athletes from across the state. The annual championships saw competitors aged from U11 to Masters showcase their skills on both long and short boards in their quest for state glory. Alexandra Headland SLSC won the event ahead of Coolum Beach SLSC and Maroochydore SLSC.

Queensland State Endurance Championships More than 500 athletes from across Queensland contested the State Endurance Championships at Alexandra Headland on 6 October. Open to competitors from U11 to Masters, athletes competed in a range of long-distance and endurance disciplines including ocean swimming, board paddling, surf skiing and beach running. Alexandra Headland SLSC took overall honours ahead of Mooloolaba SLSC and Noosa Heads SLSC.

SLSQ’s Ocean Roar IRB Series returned in 2013–14, with crews squaring off across four rounds of competition with North Burleigh claiming honours by one point over Kurrawa with Dicky Beach in third place.

Queensland IRB Championships Gold Coast’s North Burleigh reigned supreme at this year’s Queensland IRB State Championships, held at Townsville across two days from 28–29 June. Strong performances across the Championships saw the club finish on 111 points, well ahead of Kurrawa SLSC in second place (68 points) and Kawana Waters SLSC in third place (55 points). The championships saw more than 250 competitors from across the state hit the water and battle it out across two days of high-octane racing. Hosted by Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC, the championships marked the first time the state’s pinnacle IRB racing event had been held in Townsville.

Fastest Man on Sand Series SLSQ’s Fastest Man on Sand series returned with a bang this year, attracting a field of more than 500 athletes. The series saw athletes compete across three rounds of competition in a bid to be crowned SLSQ’s Fastest Man and Woman. The overall results had a distinctly international flavour, with Christopher Parry from Surf Life Saving Wales taking the series title in the Open Male Sprint, and Kenichi Wada from Shikinejima Life Saving Club in Japan taking out the Open Male Beach Flags. Kurrawa SLSC’s Melissa Howard was a dominant force in the female division, claiming the series title in both the Open Beach Flags and Sprint.

Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Competition This season once again saw some high-octane IRB racing, as Queensland clubs hit the surf and raced for gold on a state and national level. The sport has been specifically designed to replicate and simulate rescue scenarios, with athletes directly transferring the lifesaving skills of drivers and crew into a competitive setting.

SPORTS DEVELOPMENT Athlete and Coach Development Queensland’s sustained success across all levels of surf sports is underpinned by a stern commitment to providing growth, development and competitive opportunities for all athletes and members, regardless of age, location and ability. In 2013–14 this commitment was evident as SLSQ worked in consultation with branches and clubs to facilitate and deliver a variety of training and development opportunities. This included athlete development and high performance clinics with coaching and officials courses. These development opportunities continue to be well received, demonstrating the wide-reaching support of surf sports in Queensland.

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Our Champion Athletes

Regional Sport

Pool Rescue Highlights

A number of athlete development clinics and opportunities were held this year. These included an IRB racing clinic held at the North Australian Championships, a pool rescue clinic in North Queensland, an athlete development clinic held at Broadbeach, and a series of SLSA Next Wave clinics held in Bundaberg, Townsville and the Sunshine Coast. Adding to this focus of development, SLSQ facilitated a ‘Come and Try’ pool rescue clinic on the Gold Coast, which attracted around 90 participants.

SLSQ remains firmly committed to developing regional sport and building participation at all levels across the state.

Pool rescue competitions continue to be embraced by branches and clubs across the state. Throughout the year SLSQ successfully facilitated development clinics across various regional Queensland centres. A number of ‘Come and Try’ days were held in a bid to further expand and build upon this exciting element of competition. As with previous years, a pool rescue competition was staged as part of the North Australian Championships.

Our Champion Officials

The North Australian Championships were held in Mackay from 25–27 October, with tough competition and great results culminating in the naming of the U13–17 Queensland Country representative team for the year. The most prestigious competition for our northern members, the annual championships involved competitors from Port Douglas to Hervey Bay contesting the full array of sporting disciplines. Defending champion Cairns SLSC again triumphed in the overall point score, followed by Ellis Beach SLSC and Arcadian SLSC.

A total of 154 participants attended 11 Level 1 officials’ courses across Queensland during the year. The Wide Bay Capricorn Branch held four courses; South Coast and Point Danger Branches held two courses; and North Queensland, North Barrier and South Coast Branches each held one course.

Our Champion Coaches Coaches continue to play a vital role in SLSQ’s sporting programs at all levels, particularly when it comes to developing athletes and maintaining their involvement in the sport and the broader surf lifesaving movement. In 2013–14, five Level 1 coaching courses were delivered to a total of 117 participants across Townsville, Wide Bay Capricorn and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

Strong Performance by Queensland Cyclones

North Australian Championships

Sunshine Coast Branch Prevails at Interbranch Championships Reintroduced into SLSQ’s sporting calendar in 2008–09, the Interbranch Championships are designed to provide young athletes aged U13–17 with an opportunity to represent their respective regions in competition. This year the championships once again provided Queensland Country, a team of 40 youngsters selected following the North Australian Championships, with the opportunity to compete against their southern rivals from the Sunshine Coast, South Coast and Point Danger Branches. The 2013 Interbranch Championships were held on the Gold Coast from 29–30 November, with the Sunshine Coast Branch prevailing ahead of South Coast and Queensland Country.

In other developments, the Queensland Country High Performance (HP) Pool Rescue Squad expanded this season following the introduction of two mentors, Tessa Jackson and Benjamin Davis. Further enhancements included the continuation of specialised development coaches focused on progressing pool rescue skills within respective clubs and regions. Importantly, these pathways and programs are continuing to deliver strong results at elite-level competitions. At the 2013 Australian Pool Rescue Championships, the HP Squad performed exceptionally well on their way to winning 10 gold medals, nine silver medals and 16 bronze medals, while setting seven national records in the process. Moving forward, SLSQ remains committed to increasing the number of pool rescue development clinics and competitions across regional Queensland.

Healthy Surf Boat Season Surf boat competition and development continues to progress well in Queensland Country, as evidenced by the selection of the Tannum Sands SLSC U23 and U19 male crews and U23 female crew in the Queensland representative team. The North Queensland Navy Series for surf boats also continued the season with healthy crew and spectator numbers, while a surfboat short course event was held as part of the North Australian Championships.

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Queensland has a proud history of producing some of the best surf sport athletes across Australia and the world. This was once again reaffirmed at the 2014 Interstate Championships, held in New South Wales from 23–24 January. The annual championships saw some of the biggest names in lifesaving contest a range of events in the pool and on the beach. A series of strong performances saw the Queensland Cyclones team take out the championships ahead of New South Wales and Western Australia.

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RESULTS 2014 QUEENSLAND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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110+ YEARS FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team A 110+ YEARS FEMALE SURF SKI RELAY 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team A 110+ YEARS FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Nobbys Beach Team A 3 Alexandra Headland Team A 110+ YEARS FEMALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 110+ YEARS MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 BHMP Team A 2 Coolangatta Team A 3 Rainbow Bay Team A 110+ YEARS MALE SURF SKI RELAY 1 North Burleigh Team A 2 North Burleigh Team B 3 Byron Bay Team A 110+ YEARS MALE SURF TEAM 1 Southport Team A 2 Coolangatta Team B 3 Coolangatta Team A 110+ YEARS MALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 BHMP Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Dicky Beach Team A 130+ YEARS FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 North Burleigh Team A 3 Kurrawa Team A 130+ YEARS FEMALE SURF SKI RELAY 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 North Burleigh Team A 3 Noosa Heads Team B 130+ YEARS FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team A 130+ YEARS FEMALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Kurrawa Team A 3 Alexandra Headland Team B 130+ YEARS MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Surfers Paradise Team A 3 Surfers Paradise Team B 130+ YEARS MALE SURF SKI RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Dicky Beach Team A 130+ YEARS MALE SURF TEAM 1 Surfers Paradise Team A 2 Coolangatta Team B 3 Northcliffe Team A 130+ YEARS MALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 3 Mermaid Beach Team A 140+ YEARS FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 140+ YEARS MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Mudjimba Team A 2 Coolangatta Team B 3 Coolangatta Team A 150+ YEARS FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team B 150+ YEARS FEMALE SURF SKI RELAY

1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Byron Bay Team A 150+ YEARS FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Kurrawa Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 150+ YEARS FEMALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team A 150+ YEARS MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Surfers Paradise Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Southport Team A 150+ YEARS MALE SURF SKI RELAY 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Mermaid Beach Team A 3 Surfers Paradise Team A 150+ YEARS MALE SURF TEAM 1 Byron Bay Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Currumbin Team A 150+ YEARS MALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Maroochydore Team B 3 Surfers Paradise Team A 170+ YEARS FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Mooloolaba Team A 170+ YEARS MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 North Kirra Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A 170+ YEARS OPEN SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Byron Bay Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Coolangatta Team A 170+ YEARS OPEN SURF SKI RELAY 1 Byron Bay Team A 2 Dicky Beach Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team B 170+ YEARS OPEN SURF TEAM 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Alexandra Headland Team A 170+ YEARS OPEN TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Byron Bay Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team B 3 Northcliffe Team A 200+ YEARS FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 TH&C Team A 200+ YEARS MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Byron Bay Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team B 3 Mackay Team A 230+ YEARS OPEN BEACH RELAY 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 Nobbys Beach Team A 30-34 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Rachel Lewis (Mooloolaba) 2 Alana Dall`Alba (Maroochydore) 3 Kylie Worth (Etty Bay) 30-34 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Kylie Worth (Etty Bay) 2 Rachel Pearson (Alexandra Headland) 3 Katherine Douglas (Mudjimba) 30-34 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Kylie Worth (Etty Bay) 2 Katherine Douglas (Mudjimba) 3 Rachel Pearson (Alexandra Headland) 30-34 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Lee Vrolyks (Northcliffe) 2 Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe) 3 Melanie Driscoll (Kurrawa) 30-34 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Lee Vrolyks (Northcliffe) 2 Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe) 30-34 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Lee Vrolyks (Northcliffe)

2 Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe) 3 Rachel Lewis (Mooloolaba) 30-34 FEMALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 30-34 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Lee Vrolyks (Northcliffe) 2 Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe) 3 Melanie Driscoll (Kurrawa) 30-34 FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Rachel Lewis (Mooloolaba) 2 Melanie Driscoll (Kurrawa) 3 Lee Vrolyks (Northcliffe) 30-34 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Rohan Scaysbrook (Coolangatta) 2 Lindsay Macdonald-Clow (Mudjimba) 3 Scott McLeod (Rainbow Bay) 30-34 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Christopher Ireland (Kurrawa) 2 Rohan Scaysbrook (Coolangatta) 3 Scott McLeod (Rainbow Bay) 30-34 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Rohan Scaysbrook (Coolangatta) 2 Lindsay Macdonald-Clow (Mudjimba) 3 Daniel Manton (Mudjimba) 30-34 MALE DOUBLE SKI 1 North Burleigh Team A 2 Surfers Paradise Team A 3 Mermaid Beach Team A 30-34 MALE IRONMAN 1 Matthew Cumming (Yeppoon) 2 Richard Lewis (Mooloolaba) 3 Scott McLeod (Rainbow Bay) 30-34 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Matthew Cumming (Yeppoon) 2 Richard Lewis (Mooloolaba) 3 Rohan Scaysbrook (Coolangatta) 30-34 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Matthew Cumming (Yeppoon) 2 Scott McLeod (Rainbow Bay) 3 Rohan Scaysbrook (Coolangatta) 30-34 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Coolangatta Team A 30-34 MALE SURF RACE 1 Stuart Louth (Maroochydore) 2 Richard Lewis (Mooloolaba) 3 Matthew Cumming (Yeppoon) 30-34 MALE SURF SKI 1 Nicholas Crilly (North Burleigh) 2 Samuel Rollinson (Surfers Paradise) 3 Stuart Louth (Maroochydore) 30-44 FEMALE DOUBLE SKI 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Noosa Heads Team A 35-39 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Annabel Walden (Northcliffe) 35-39 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Renee Hogben (Coolangatta) 2 Anthea Oorloff (Bundaberg) 3 Kellie Nichols (Alexandra Headland) 35-39 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Kellie Nichols (Alexandra Headland) 2 Anthea Oorloff (Bundaberg) 35-39 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Tamiel Benjamin (Alexandra Headland) 2 Alena Greensill (Mooloolaba) 35-39 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Dana Morrissey (Mooloolaba) 2 Fiona McLarty (Nobbys Beach) 3 Tamiel Benjamin (Alexandra Headland) 35-39 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Tamiel Benjamin (Alexandra Headland) 2 Alena Greensill (Mooloolaba) 3 Anthea Oorloff (Bundaberg) 35-39 FEMALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Alexandra Headland Team B 2 Mooloolaba Team A

3 Alexandra Headland Team A 35-39 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Dana Morrissey (Mooloolaba) 2 Tamiel Benjamin (Alexandra Headland) 3 Fiona McLarty (Nobbys Beach) 35-39 FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Tamiel Benjamin (Alexandra Headland) 2 Alena Greensill (Mooloolaba) 3 Kellie Nichols (Alexandra Headland) 35-39 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Justin Gordon (Surfers Paradise) 2 Michael Gray (Currumbin) 3 Nathan Linton (Mooloolaba) 35-39 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Simon Harris (Kurrawa) 2 Tumaka Read (Rainbow Beach) 3 Robert Shute (Northcliffe) 35-39 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Scott Nichols (Alexandra Headland) 2 Tumaka Read (Rainbow Beach) 3 Shaun Slattery (Pacific) 35-39 MALE DOUBLE SKI 1 Currumbin Team B 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Noosa Heads Team A 35-39 MALE IRONMAN 1 Nicholas Marshall (BHMP) 2 Stuart Hogben (Coolangatta) 3 Michael Gray (Currumbin) 35-39 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Stuart Hogben (Coolangatta) 2 Thomas Lingham (Bribie Island) 3 Nigel Morton (Maroochydore) 35-39 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Michael Gray (Currumbin) 2 Gary Scott (Dicky Beach) 3 Paul Peterson (Noosa Heads) 35-39 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Coolangatta Team A 2 Dicky Beach Team A 35-39 MALE SURF RACE 1 Nicholas Marshall (BHMP) 2 Stuart Hogben (Coolangatta) 3 Justin Gordon (Surfers Paradise) 35-39 MALE SURF SKI 1 Shaun Spencer (North Burleigh) 2 Trent Robinson (Mooloolaba) 3 Beau Salter (Dicky Beach) 40+ FEMALE DOUBLE SKI 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team C 3 Noosa Heads Team B 40-44 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Helen Murray (Byron Bay) 2 Willow Smith (Mudjimba) 3 Melissa Aitken (Noosa Heads) 40-44 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Helena Grono (Kurrawa) 2 Willow Smith (Mudjimba) 3 Louise McGrath (Eimeo) 40-44 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Lee-Anne Grosvenor (Ocean Beach) 2 Helena Grono (Kurrawa) 3 Cherie Bell (Mooloolaba) 40-44 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Kylie Zikarsky (Alexandra Headland) 2 Helen Murray (Byron Bay) 40-44 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Kylie Zikarsky (Alexandra Headland) 2 Helen Murray (Byron Bay) 3 Michelle Gray (Nobbys Beach) 40-44 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Lisa Lower (North Kirra) 2 Kylie Zikarsky (Alexandra Headland) 3 Alison Olander (Noosa Heads) 40-44 FEMALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Coolangatta Team A

40-44 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Lisa Lower (North Kirra) 2 Kylie Zikarsky (Alexandra Headland) 3 Helen Murray (Byron Bay) 40-44 FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Alison Olander (Noosa Heads) 2 Kylie Zikarsky( Alexandra Headland) 3 Helen Murray (Byron Bay) 40-44 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Nicholas Fawaz (Coolangatta) 2 Christopher Walker (BHMP) 3 Scott Sewell (Byron Bay) 40-44 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Todd McSwan (Mudjimba) 2 John-Paul Smith (Salt) 3 John Lynch (Yeppoon) 40-44 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Vincent Jason (Alexandra Headland) 2 John-Paul Smith (Salt) 3 Todd McSwan (Mudjimba) 40-44 MALE DOUBLE SKI 1 Byron Bay Team A 2 North Burleigh Team A 3 Mermaid Beach Team B 40-44 MALE IRONMAN 1 Michael Chan (Currumbin) 2 Craig Holden (Elliott Heads) 3 Scott Sewell (Byron Bay) 40-44 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Michael Chan (Currumbin) 2 Robert Edwards (Southport) 3 Guy Peirce (Mudjimba) 40-44 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Craig Holden (Elliott Heads) 2 Carl Greenhalgh (Southport) 3 Steven Cahill (Currumbin) 40-44 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Southport Team B 3 Southport Team A 40-44 MALE SURF RACE 1 Matt Norling (Tallebudgera) 2 Michael Chan (Currumbin) 3 Robert Edwards (Southport) 40-44 MALE SURF SKI 1 Michael McCabe (Byron Bay) 2 Carl Greenhalgh (Southport) 3 Gregory McCabe (Byron Bay) 45-49 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Alison Friswell (Mackay) 2 Chantelle Minter (Mooloolaba) 45-49 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Carolyn Lansdown (Noosa Heads) 2 Chantelle Minter (Mooloolaba) 3 Wendy Sierp (Alexandra Headland) 45-49 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Liesl Kett (Mooloolaba) 2 Chantelle Minter (Mooloolaba) 3 Carolyn Lansdown (Noosa Heads) 45-49 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Anna Ballara (Northcliffe) 2 Elin Ashfield Hedstrom (North Burleigh) 3 Sandra Penman (Mermaid Beach) 45-49 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Joanne Carroll-Thompson (Noosa Heads) 2 Sandra Penman (Mermaid Beach) 3 Joanne Marrable (Northcliffe) 45-49 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Elin Ashfield Hedstrom (North Burleigh) 2 Anna Ballara (Northcliffe) 3 Sandra Penman (Mermaid Beach) 45-49 FEMALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Alexandra Headland Team A 45-49 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Anna Ballara (Northcliffe) 2 Sandra Penman (Mermaid Beach)

3 Joanne Carroll-Thompson (Noosa Heads) 45-49 FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Elin Ashfield Hedstrom (North Burleigh) 2 Julie Stanton (Noosa Heads) 3 Bernadette Nolan (Alexandra Headland) 45-49 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Glenn Torepe (Kurrawa) 2 Rick Van Kampen (Coolangatta) 3 Chris Eddelbuttel (Kirra) 45-49 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Ross McSwan (Alexandra Headland) 2 Matthew Sierp (Alexandra Headland) 3 Paul Clark (Byron Bay) 45-49 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Ross McSwan (Alexandra Headland) 2 Matthew Sierp (Alexandra Headland) 3 Kent Street (Sarina) 45-49 MALE DOUBLE SKI 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Dicky Beach Team A 45-49 MALE IRONMAN 1 Craig Chapman (Surfers Paradise) 2 Paul Davis (Northcliffe) 3 Scott Unicomb (Northcliffe) 45-49 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Craig Greenwood (Northcliffe) 2 Craig Chapman (Surfers Paradise) 3 Roger Belmar (BHMP) 45-49 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Rick Van Kampen (Coolangatta) 2 Darren Caesar (Surfers Paradise) 3 Paul Davis (Northcliffe) 45-49 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Surfers Paradise Team A 2 Surfers Paradise Team B 3 Alexandra Headland Team A 45-49 MALE SURF RACE 1 John Baxter (Maroochydore) 2 Craig Chapman (Surfers Paradise) 3 Roger Belmar (BHMP) 45-49 MALE SURF SKI 1 Martin Kenny (Mooloolaba) 2 Clay Lennox (Dicky Beach) 3 Jeffrey Lemarseny (Noosa Heads) 50-54 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Georgina Lynch (Noosa Heads) 2 Wendy Callard (Kurrawa) 3 Darlene Gosley-Smith (Eimeo) 50-54 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Darlene Gosley-Smith (Eimeo) 50-54 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 2 Amanda Noble (Mooloolaba) 3 Darlene Gosley-Smith (Eimeo) 50-54 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Alison Pegg (Noosa Heads) 2 Georgina Lynch (Noosa Heads) 3 Sally Hunt (North Burleigh) 50-54 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Alison Pegg (Noosa Heads) 2 Sally Hunt (North Burleigh) 3 Louise Roberts (Mermaid Beach) 50-54 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Alison Pegg (Noosa Heads) 2 Georgina Lynch (Noosa Heads) 3 Wendy Callard (Kurrawa) 50-54 FEMALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team B 3 Mooloolaba Team A 50-54 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Alison Pegg (Noosa Heads) 2 Georgina Lynch (Noosa Heads) 3 Sally Hunt (North Burleigh) 50-54 FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Alison Pegg (Noosa Heads) 2 Joanne Tibbits (Mooloolaba) 3 Alison Fisk (Noosa Heads)

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1 Paul Pattison (Byron Bay) 2 Gregory Duncan (Alexandra Headland) 3 William Robertson (Yeppoon) 55-59 MALE IRONMAN 1 Bruce Kolkka (Northcliffe) 2 Colin Mustoe (Byron Bay) 55-59 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Stephen Fry (Northcliffe) 2 David Wilson (Mooloolaba) 3 Russell Henry (Tallebudgera) 55-59 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Dale Penman (Mermaid Beach) 2 Bruce Kolkka (Northcliffe) 3 Clive Sharp (Mooloolaba) 55-59 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Surfers Paradise Team A 55-59 MALE SURF RACE 1 Stephen Fry (Northcliffe) 2 David Wilson (Mooloolaba) 3 Russell Henry (Tallebudgera) 55-59 MALE SURF SKI 1 Chris Bond (Byron Bay) 2 Peter Winton (Kurrawa) 3 Peter Fidler (Noosa Heads) 55-59 OPEN DOUBLE SKI 1 Kurrawa Team A 2 Byron Bay Team A 3 Maroochydore Team A 60-64 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Norith Ladner (Mooloolaba) 60-64 FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Elizabeth Harvey (Byron Bay) 60-64 MALE 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Stuart Keay (Surfers Paradise) 2 Neil Dearberg (Alexandra Headland) 3 Philip Harvey (Byron Bay) 60-64 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Denis Griffith (BHMP) 2 Robert Tomblin (Kurrawa) 3 Neil Dearberg (Alexandra Headland) 60-64 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Denis Griffith (BHMP) 2 Ken Eldridge (Alexandra Headland) 3 Neil Dearberg (Alexandra Headland) 60-64 MALE IRONMAN 1 Stuart Keay (Surfers Paradise) 2 Richard Bedford (Northcliffe) 3 Adrian Russell (Noosa Heads) 60-64 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Mark Eaves (North Burleigh) 2 Lennard Cook (Currumbin) 3 Herbert Adams (Arcadian) 60-64 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Ian Jobson (Maroochydore) 2 Stuart Keay (Surfers Paradise) 3 Robert O`Bryan (BHMP) 60-64 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 60-64 MALE SURF RACE 1 Lennard Cook (Currumbin) 2 Richard Bedford (Northcliffe) 3 Mark Eaves (North Burleigh) 60-64 MALE SURF SKI 1 Kevin Jeffery (Kurrawa) 2 Stuart Keay (Surfers Paradise) 3 Wayne Skeen (Mooloolaba) 60-64 OPEN DOUBLE SKI 1 Kawana Waters Team A 2 Byron Bay Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team A 65-69 FEMALE 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Judith Rowland-Smith (Mooloolaba) 65-69 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Judith Rowland-Smith (Mooloolaba) 65-69 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Elizabeth Crilly (Kurrawa) 2 Christina Nicholls (Kurrawa)

65-69 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Elizabeth Crilly (Kurrawa) 2 Christina Nicholls (Kurrawa) 65-69 MALE 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Allan Nicholls (Northcliffe) 65-69 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Allan Nicholls (Northcliffe) 2 Paul Saffigna (Emu Park) 65-69 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Allan Nicholls (Northcliffe) 2 Paul Saffigna (Emu Park) 65-69 MALE IRONMAN 1 Ross Fisher (Noosa Heads) 2 Phillip Newton (Currumbin) 3 Len Wood OAM (Maroochydore) 65-69 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Christopher Shapland (Maroochydore) 2 Len Wood OAM (Maroochydore) 3 Leonard Harris OAM (Maroochydore) 65-69 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Allan Nicholls (Northcliffe) 2 Ross Fisher (Noosa Heads) 3 John Gordon (Mooloolaba) 65-69 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Alexandra Headland Team A 65-69 MALE SURF RACE 1 Christopher Shapland (Maroochydore) 2 Len Wood OAM (Maroochydore) 3 Peter McMahon (Alexandra Headland) 65-69 MALE SURF SKI 1 Ross Fisher (Noosa Heads) 2 Peter Howard (Coolum Beach) 3 Kenneth Cameron (Coolum Beach) 65-69 OPEN DOUBLE SKI 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Coolum Beach Coolum Beach A 3 Kurrawa Team A 70+ OPEN 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Anthony Frost (Noosa Heads) 2 Robert Edwards (Nobbys Beach) 70+ OPEN BEACH FLAGS 1 Glen Wilson (Mooloolaba) 2 Anthony Frost (Noosa Heads) 3 Anthony Wetherell (Noosa Heads) 70+ OPEN BEACH SPRINT 1 Glen Wilson (Mooloolaba) 2 Robert Edwards (Nobbys Beach) 70+ OPEN DOUBLE SKI 1 North Burleigh Team A 70+ OPEN RESCUE TUBE RACE 2 Neville De Mestre (North Burleigh) 3 Anthony Frost (Noosa Heads) 4 Peter Andersen (BHMP) 70+ OPEN SURF BOARD 1 Neville De Mestre (North Burleigh) 2 William Ryan (Coolangatta) 3 Peter Fraser (Alexandra Headland) 70+ OPEN SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 North Burleigh Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 70+ OPEN SURF RACE 1 Neville De Mestre (North Burleigh) 2 Anthony Frost (Noosa Heads) 3 Peter Andersen (BHMP) 70+ OPEN SURF SKI 1 Desmond Parkes (Alexandra Headland) 2 Peter Molineux (Maroochydore) 3 Barry Miley (North Burleigh) 70+ OPEN IRONPERSON 1 Nevile De Mestre (North Burleigh) OVER 140 YEARS FEMALE SURF BOAT 1 Maroochydore OVER 160 YEARS MALE SURF BOAT 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Mermaid Beach 3 TH&C Team A

OVER 180 YEARS OPEN SURF BOAT 1 Tallebudgera 2 Mooloolaba 3 Dicky Beach OVER 200 YEARS OPEN SURF BOAT 1 Tannum Sands 2 Currumbin 3 Southport OVER 220 YEARS OPEN SURF BOAT 1 Coolangatta Team A 2 Mooloolaba OVER 240 YEARS OPEN SURF BOAT 1 Kirra Team A 2 Kurrawa OVER 260 YEARS OPEN SURF BOAT 1 Coolum Beach 2 Maroochydore

2014 QUEENSLAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS OPEN FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Hayley Bateup (Mermaid Beach) 2 Jacinta Mitchell (BHMP) 3 Katherine Jongebloed (Northcliffe) OPEN FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Melissa Howard (Kurrawa) 2 Chanel Hickman (Currumbin) 3 Hayley Wyper (Currumbin) OPEN FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Tugun Team A OPEN FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Hayley Wyper (Currumbin) 2 Melissa Howard (Kurrawa) 3 Tara Hawking (Currumbin) OPEN FEMALE DOUBLE SKI 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 North Burleigh Team A 3 Noosa Heads Team A OPEN FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Jordan Mercer (Noosa Heads) 2 Kristyl Smith (Northcliffe) 3 Rebecca Creedy (Northcliffe) OPEN FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Maroochydore Team B 3 Northcliffe Team B OPEN FEMALE SURF BELT 1 Rebecca Creedy (Northcliffe) 2 Eliza Smith (Northcliffe) 3 Nicole Chapman (Noosa Heads) OPEN FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Brodie Moir (North Burleigh) 2 Stephanie Cronin (Maroochydore) 3 Jordan Mercer (Noosa Heads) OPEN FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 North Burleigh Team A 3 Northcliffe Team B OPEN FEMALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team C 2 Northcliffe Team B 3 Northcliffe Team D OPEN FEMALE SURF BOAT 1 Currumbin 2 Tugun Team A 3 Met Caloundra Team A OPEN FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Tara Coleman (North Burleigh) 2 Courtney Hancock (Northcliffe) 3 Jessica Walker (North Burleigh) OPEN FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Brodie Moir (North Burleigh) 2 Elizabeth Pluimers (North Burleigh)

3 Alyssa Bull(Alexandra Headland) OPEN FEMALE SURF SKI RELAY 1 North Burleigh Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 North Burleigh Team B OPEN FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 North Burleigh Team A 3 Maroochydore Team A OPEN FEMALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 North Burleigh Team B 2 North Burleigh Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A OPEN MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Lachlan Pascoe (Kurrawa) 2 Patrick Hagan (Point Lookout) 3 Samuel Fuller (Southport) OPEN MALE 5 PERSON R&R 1 BHMP Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A OPEN MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Kenichi Wada(Kurrawa) 2 Christopher Parry (Kurrawa) 3 Simon Harris (Kurrawa) OPEN MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Currumbin Team B OPEN MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Jordan Caldow (Currumbin) 2 Ryan Bedford (Currumbin) 3 Christopher Parry (Kurrawa) OPEN MALE DOUBLE SKI 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 North Burleigh Team A 3 Northcliffe Team B OPEN MALE IRONMAN 1 Ky Hurst (Kurrawa) 2 Luke Cuff (Mooloolaba) 3 Matt Bevilacqua (Mooloolaba) OPEN MALE RESCUE TUBE RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Northcliffe Team C OPEN MALE SURF BELT 1 Dev Lahey (Northcliffe) 2 George O`Brien (Kurrawa) 3 Ben Short (BHMP) OPEN MALE SURF BOARD 1 Samuel Fuller (Southport) 2 Hayden White (Mooloolaba) 3 Matt Bevilacqua (Mooloolaba) OPEN MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 North Burleigh Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team A OPEN MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Mooloolaba Team B 2 Surfers Paradise Team A 3 North Burleigh Team A OPEN MALE SURF BOAT 1 Maroochydore 2 Currumbin 3 Kurrawa OPEN MALE SURF RACE 1 Samuel Sheppard (North Burleigh) 2 Dev Lahey (Northcliffe) 3 George O`Brien (Kurrawa) OPEN MALE SURF SKI 1 Trent Goulding (Northcliffe) 2 Nicholas Crilly (North Burleigh) 3 Hayden White (Mooloolaba) OPEN MALE SURF SKI RELAY 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Northcliffe Team C 3 Mooloolaba Team A OPEN MALE SURF TEAM 1 Northcliffe Team A

2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Kurrawa Team A OPEN MALE TAPLIN 6 PERSON 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Alexandra Headland Team A OPEN MIXED 6 PERSON R&R 1 BHMP Team A OPEN MIXED DOUBLE SKI 1 Northcliffe Team C 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A RESERVE GRADE SURF BOAT 1 Kurrawa 2 Currumbin 3 Picnic Bay RESTRICTED SURF RACE 1 Ky Hurst (Kurrawa) 2 Blair Day (Mooloolaba) 3 Trent Goulding (Northcliffe) U15 2 PERSON R&R 1 Picnic Bay Team A 2 Tugun Team A 3 Picnic Bay Team B U15 5 PERSON R&R 1 Picnic Bay Team A 2 Tugun Team A Tugun U15 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Jazmin Lewsam (Southport) 2 Gabriella Dalton (Mermaid Beach) 3 Emily Houston (North Queensland) U15 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Taylor Stickler (Bribie Island) 2 Yasmin Stewart (Tugun) 3 Isobel McGinness (Maroochydore) U15 FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Mackay Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A U15 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Olivia Fien (Currumbin) 2 Mikayla Jensen (Alexandra Headland) 3 Taylor Stickler (Bribie Island) U15 FEMALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Northcliffe Team B U15 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Shannon Love (Mermaid Beach) 2 Chloe Travers (Maroochydore) 3 Brielle Cooper (Kurrawa) U15 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Laura Taylor (Northcliffe) 2 Ellen Masters (Maroochydore) 3 Claudia-Rose Slaven (North Burleigh) U15 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Shannon Love (Mermaid Beach) 2 Lucinda Kelly (Alexandra Headland) 3 Chloe Travers (Maroochydore) U15 FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team A U15 FEMALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team B 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Southport Team A U15 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Elly Wikaire (Northcliffe) 2 Laura Taylor (Northcliffe) 3 Shannon Love (Mermaid Beach) U15 FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 North Burleigh Team A U15 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Toby Redler (Northcliffe) 2 Lachlan Jones (Northcliffe)

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50-54 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Mark Lepper (Bribie Island) 2 Peter Mirls (Southport) 3 Grant Carey (Brunswick) 50-54 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Martin Ashfield (Surfers Paradise) 2 Gregory Clark (Byron Bay) 3 Michael Hayes (Mooloolaba) 50-54 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Adrian Nash (Mooloolaba) 2 Martin Ashfield (Surfers Paradise) 3 Colin Coles (Mackay) 50-54 MALE IRONMAN 1 Grant Kenny OAM (Noosa Heads) 2 Glen Lawrence (Byron Bay) 3 Mark Bennetts (Southport) 50-54 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Christopher Maynard (Currumbin) 2 Darryl Blackburn (Surfers Paradise) 3 Michael White (Currumbin) 50-54 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Christopher Maynard (Currumbin) 2 Martin Ashfield (Surfers Paradise) 3 Mark Bennetts (Southport) 50-54 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Surfers Paradise Team B 2 Southport Team A 3 Byron Bay Team A 50-54 MALE SURF RACE 1 Adam Sambrook (Southport) 2 Darryl Blackburn (Surfers Paradise) 3 Mark Bennetts (Southport) 50-54 MALE SURF SKI 1 Christopher Maynard (Currumbin) 2 Grant Kenny OAM (Noosa Heads) 3 Robert Dorrough (Surfers Paradise) 50-54 OPEN DOUBLE SKI 1 Surfers Paradise Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Mackay Team A 55-59 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Sue Christensen (Salt) 2 Pauline Webley (TH&C) 3 Tracey Ryan (TH&C) 55-59 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Angie McPhee (Dicky Beach) 2 Diana Power (Mudjimba) 55-59 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Angie McPhee (Dicky Beach) 2 Sue Christensen (Salt) 3 Diana Power (Mudjimba) 55-59 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Julie Fidler (Noosa Heads) 2 Margaret Kyle (Northcliffe) 55-59 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Gay Bradley (Mooloolaba) 2 Sue Christensen (Salt) 3 Robyn Jenkinson (Noosa Heads) 55-59 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Margaret Kyle (Northcliffe) 2 Robyn Jenkinson (Noosa Heads) 3 Angie McPhee (Dicky Beach) 55-59 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Julie Fidler (Noosa Heads) 2 Gay Bradley (Mooloolaba) 3 Margaret Kyle (Northcliffe) 55-59 FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Julie Fidler (Noosa Heads) 2 Pauline Jeffery (Kurrawa) 3 Robyn Jenkinson (Noosa Heads) 55-59 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Grant Kelly (Surfers Paradise) 2 John Hamrey (Bilinga) 55-59 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Gregory Duncan (Alexandra Headland) 2 David Wilson (Mooloolaba) 3 James Furlong (Miami Beach) 55-59 MALE BEACH SPRINT

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3 Jarrod Shute (Northcliffe) U15 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Cody Rychvalsky (Maroochydore) 2 Wade Lablache (Eimeo) 3 Andre Douglas (Bribie Island) U15 MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Eimeo Team A 2 North Queensland Team A 3 North Kirra Team A U15 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Cody Rychvalsky (Maroochydore) 2 Joshua Walker (Tallebudgera) 3 Zayne Buckley (Mooloolaba) U15 MALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Northcliffe Team B U15 MALE IRONMAN 1 Zak Barwicki (Sunshine Beach) 2 Campbell Guthrie (Alexandra Headland) 3 Cooper Williams (Noosa Heads) U15 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Jarrod Shute (Northcliffe) 2 Cody Roth (Picnic Bay) 3 Bayden Botha (Northcliffe) U15 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Thomas Green (Currumbin) 2 Campbell Guthrie (Alexandra Headland) 3 Toby Redler (Northcliffe) U15 MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 Southport Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A U15 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Sunshine Beach Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Northcliffe Team C U15 MALE SURF RACE 1 Bailey Armstrong (Northcliffe) 2 Cooper Williams (Noosa Heads) 3 Cody Roth (Picnic Bay) U15 MALE SURF TEAM 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Northcliffe Team B 3 Noosa Heads Team A U17 SURF BELT 1 Nikolas Green (Alexandra Headland) 2 Ben Bannan (Northcliffe) 3 Grant Harris (Northcliffe) U17 SURF SKI RELAY 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Sunshine Beach Team A U17 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Greta Petersen (Northcliffe) 2 Isabel Lund (Tallebudgera) 3 Drew Beveridge (Mooloolaba) U17 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Brittany Cashman (Noosa Heads) 2 Emma Sykes (Mooloolaba) 3 Allabama Wyke (Northcliffe) U17 FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 3 Tallebudgera Team A U17 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Brittany Cashman (Noosa Heads) 2 Emma Sykes (Mooloolaba) 3 Sarah Geddy (Tugun) U17 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Georgina McDermott (Mooloolaba) 2 Great Petersen (Northcliffe) 3 Grace Rosato (Northcliffe) U17 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Prue Davies (Currumbin) 2 Megan Kreuter (Northcliffe) 3 Alyssa Koenen (Northcliffe) U17 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Laura Pettigrew (Maroochydore) 2 Kirriena Raymond (Mooloolaba) 3 Georgina McDermott(Mooloolaba) U17 FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Mooloolaba Team B

2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Maroochydore Team A U17 FEMALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Currumbin Team B 3 Maroochydore Team A U17 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Georgina McDermott (Mooloolaba) 2 Chelsea Gillett (Maroochydore) 3 Xanique Taylor-Rolls (Northcliffe) U17 FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Georgina McDermott (Mooloolaba) 2 Chloe Sterry (Currumbin) 3 Kate Taylor (Northcliffe) U17 FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team A U17 FEMALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Currumbin Team A U17 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Jye Dean (TH&C) 2 Thomas Marais (Currumbin) 3 Finlay Cavanagh (Mackay) U17 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Jason Gough (Mooloolaba) 2 Brandon McMahon (Kurrawa) 3 Joel Haynes (Eimeo) U17 MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Kurrawa Team A U17 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Jason Gough (Mooloolaba) 2 Jayden Gilfillan (Currumbin) 3 Matthew Currie (Currumbin) U17 MALE IRONMAN 1 Aidan McColm (Mooloolaba) 2 Alex Wright (Mooloolaba) 3 Nick Sloman (Sunshine Beach) U17 MALE RESCUE TUBE RACE 1 Lachlan Sergis (Northcliffe) 2 Max Fifield (North Queensland) 3 Brock Redwood (Sunshine Beach) U17 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Corey Hartland (Mooloolaba) 2 Alex Wright (Mooloolaba) 3 Jai Sheridan (Northcliffe) U17 MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Currumbin Team A U17 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Sunshine Beach Team D U17 MALE SURF RACE 1 Nick Sloman (Sunshine Beach) 2 Lachlan Sergis (Northcliffe) 3 Max Fifield (North Queensland) U17 MALE SURF SKI 1 Jayden Erskine (Currumbin) 2 Alex Wright (Mooloolaba) 3 Nikolas Green (Alexandra Headland) U17 MALE SURF TEAM 1 Sunshine Beach Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Maroochydore Team A U17 MALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team 3 BHMP Team A U19 5 PERSON R&R 1 Tugun Team A U19 DOUBLE SKI 1 Mermaid Beach Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Alexandra Headland Team A U19 SURF BELT 1 Stefaan Demopoulos (Northcliffe) 2 Scott Pegg (Alexandra Headland)

3 Dominic Cormack (Coolangatta) U19 SURF BOAT 1 Tannum Sands Tannum 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Noosa Heads Team A U19 SURF SKI RELAY 1 Mermaid Beach Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 3 Surfers Paradise Team A U19 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Ella Coates (Northcliffe) 2 Courtney Innes (Northcliffe) 3 Sally Watson (Arcadian) U19 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Madison Hoffmann (Currumbin) 2 Rohani Bakhach (Noosa Heads) 3 Bree Masters (Kurrawa) U19 FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 3 Tugun Team A U19 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Kristy Knox ( Mooloolaba) 2 Jessica Whittaker (Kurrawa) 3 Bree Masters (Kurrawa) U19 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Maddy Dunn (Northcliffe) 2 Karlee Nurthen (Mooloolaba) 3 Alyssa Bull (Alexandra Headland) U19 FEMALE RESCUE TUBE RESCUE 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Northcliffe Team D U19 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Emma Dick (Mermaid Beach) 2 Teisha Jenkins (Mooloolaba) 3 Peta Langton (Noosa Heads) U19 FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Noosa Heads Team A U19 FEMALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Maroochydore Team A U19 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Laura McGlone (Northcliffe) 2 Tiarrn Raymond (Mooloolaba) 3 Dahlas Rogers (Maroochydore) U19 FEMALE SURF SKI 1 Alyssa Bull (Alexandra Headland) 2 Caitlin Gilliman (Dicky Beach) 3 Tiarrn Raymond (Mooloolaba) U19 FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Mooloolaba Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Northcliffe Team C U19 FEMALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Noosa Heads Team A U19 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Lachlan Pascoe (Kurrawa) 2 Jesse Witt (North Queensland) 3 Aiden Karsten (Nobbys Beach) U19 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Adam Sciberras (Dicky Beach) 2 Zachary Wyper (Coolangatta) 3 Jack Lloyd (Tannum Sands) U19 MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Nobbys Beach Team A U19 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Ryan Bedford (Currumbin) 2 Adam Sciberras (Dicky Beach) 3 Ryan Schmidt (Currumbin) U19 MALE IRONMAN 1 Stefaan Demopoulos (Northcliffe) 2 James Lacy (Mermaid Beach) 3 Jett Kenny (Noosa Heads) U19 MALE RESCUE TUBE RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team B

2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A U19 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Rhyam Pankhurst (Tugun) 2 Jett Kenny (Noosa Heads) 3 Rhys Burrows (Noosa Heads) U19 MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team B 3 Surfers Paradise Team A U19 MALE SURF BOARD RESCUE 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 Surfers Paradise Team A U19 MALE SURF RACE 1 Jack Gray (BHMP) 2 Jye Rogers (Tugun) 3 Scott Pegg (Alexandra Headland) U19 MALE SURF SKI 1 Lindsey Lawry (Surfers Paradise) 2 Jett Kenny (Noosa Heads) 3 Lincoln Dews (Noosa Heads) U19 MALE SURF TEAM 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Surfers Paradise Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A U19 MALE TAPLIN 3 PERSON 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 Tugun Team B 3 Northcliffe Team A U19 MIXED DOUBLE SKI 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 3 Currumbin Team A U23 FEMALE SURF BOAT 1 Tannum Sands 2 Maroochydore 3 Kurrawa U23 MALE SURF BOAT 1 Tannum Sands 2 Currumbin 3 Kurrawa OPEN LIFESAVER RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Kurrawa Team A 3 Mooloolaba Team A OPEN MARCH PAST MARCH PAST 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 Kurrawa Team A 3 BHMP Team A SURF BOAT RELAY 1 Tannum Sands Team A 2 Kawana Waters Team A

2014 QUEENSLAND JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNIOR 2 PERSON R&R 1 Picnic Bay Team A 2 Tugun Team D 3 Tugun Team B JUNIOR PERSON R&R 1 Picnic Bay Team A 2 Tugun Team A 3 Tugun Team B JUNIOR ALL AGE RELAY 1 Dicky Beach Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Currumbin Team B U11 FEMALE 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Lauren Nugent (Arcadian) 2 Tekara Aimer (Alexandra Headland) 3 Chloe McLennan (Noosa Heads) U11 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Hannah Bujold (Alexandra Headland) 2 Sophie Duff (Tannum Sands) 3 Taylor Ryan (Palm Beach) U11 FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Dicky Beach Team A 2 Noosa Heads Team A 3 Currumbin Team A

U11 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Ellie Beer (Currumbin) 2 Charli Doolan (Mermaid Beach) 3 Lauren Nugent (Arcadian) U11 FEMALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Northcliffe Team B 2 Noosa Heads Team A 3 Kawana Waters Team A U11 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Lauren Nugent (Arcadian) 2 Olivia Collins (Currumbin) 3 Sophia Williams (Tugun) U11 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Olivia Collins (Currumbin) 2 Sarah Perkins (Alexandra Headland) 3 Tekara Aimer (Alexandra Headland) U11 FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Southport Team A U11 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Olivia Collins (Currumbin) 2 Jessica Oates (Dicky Beach) 3 Sophia Williams (Tugun) U11 FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Arcadian Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Alexandra Headland Team A U11 MALE 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Hamish Singleton (Alexandra Headland) 2 Jake Marek (BHMP) 3 Jack Read (Tallebudgera) U11 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Sean Nguyen-Rolton (Currumbin) 2 Cameron Lang (Pacific) 3 William Cartwright (Met Caloundra) U11 MALE BEACH RELAY 1 TH&C Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Point Lookout Team A U11 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Jayden Robb (Currumbin) 2 Lucan Robb (Southport) 3 Sol Sheining-Cruz (TH&C) U11 MALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 Tallebudgera Team A 3 Kawana Waters Team B U11 MALE IRONMAN 1 Joseph McMenamin (Maroochydore) 2 Samuel Short (Maroochydore) 3 Casey Wilson (Tallebudgera) U11 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Joseph McMenamin (Maroochydore) 2 Brinn Little (Currumbin) 3 Taj Stokes (Kawana Waters) U11 MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Kawana Waters Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 TH&C Team A U11 MALE SURF RACE 1 Joseph McMenamin (Maroochydore) 2 Samuel Short (Maroochydore) 3 Casey Wilson (Tallebudgera) U11 MALE SURF TEAM 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 Kawana Waters Team A 3 BHMP Team A U12 FEMALE 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Bianca Jones (Northcliffe) 2 Charlotte Cummings (Bundaberg) 3 Sophia Chetcuti (Alexandra Headland) U12 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Monika Burrows (Currumbin) 2 Laney Smith (Kurrawa) 3 Sophia Chetcuti (Alexandra Headland) U12 FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 Hervey Bay Team A 3 Met Caloundra Team A U12 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Charlotte Cummings (Bundaberg) 2 Laney Smith (Kurrawa)

3 Isabella Clarke (Alexandra Headland) U12 FEMALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 Sunshine Beach Team A U12 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Meg Harris (Eimeo) 2 Ruby Nolan (Sunshine Beach) 3 Jenaya Massie (Maroochydore) U12 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Brodee Trinca (Southport) 2 Ruby Nolan Sunshine Beach 3 Bianca Jones (Northcliffe) U12 FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Noosa Heads Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 North Burleigh Team A U12 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Tahlia Dilkes (Nobbys Beach) 2 Meg Harris (Eimeo) 3 Madison Bravery (Northcliffe) U12 FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 North Queensland Team A U12 MALE 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Max Williams (Kawana Waters) 2 Angus Lythgo (Northcliffe) 3 Angus Powell (Noosa Heads) U12 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Matthew McGinness (Maroochydore) 2 Jack Scott (Mooloolaba) 3 Lachlan Fraser (BHMP) U12 MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Palm Beach Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Bribie Island Team A U12 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Thomas Lyons (Picnic Bay) 2 Thomas Walker Moore Park 3 Lachlan Fraser (BHMP) U12 MALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Sunshine Beach Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A U12 MALE IRONMAN 1 Sebastian Younan (Currumbin) 2 Jordan Sergis (Northcliffe) 3 Adam Palmer (Maroochydore) U12 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Kaan Karadag (North Burleigh) 2 Jack Granville (Currumbin) 3 Max Williams (Kawana Waters) U12 MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Sunshine Beach Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A U12 MALE SURF RACE 1 Joshua Williams (Emu Park) 2 Sebastian Younan (Currumbin) 3 Oscar Cluff (Kawana Waters) U12 MALE SURF TEAM 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 Maroochydore Team A U13 FEMALE 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Drew Younger (Bilinga) 2 Emily Lethbridge (Noosa Heads) 3 Charlotte Hammans (North Burleigh) U13 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Morgan McNamara (Tallebudgera) 2 Lucia Fildes (Northcliffe) 3 Hamarna Williams (Maroochydore) U13 FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Currumbin Team A U13 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Morgan McNamara (Tallebudgera) 2 Hamarna Williams (Maroochydore) 3 Charische Miller (Palm Beach) U13 FEMALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Alexandra Headland Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 Sunshine Beach Team B

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3 BHMP Team A U14 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Grace Kaihau (Maroochydore) 2 Jade Slee (Mermaid Beach) 3 Matilda Phelan (Emu Park) U14 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Shaye Travers (Maroochydore) 2 Phoebe Whitewood (Nobbys Beach) 3 Eva Kharouni (Maroochydore) 14 FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Sunshine Beach Team A U14 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Matilda Phelan (Emu Park) 2 Hannah Thompson (Yeppoon) 3 Teneka Ash (Northcliffe) U14 FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 Northcliffe Team B U14 MALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Lachlan Jones (Northcliffe) 2 Jarrod Shute (Northcliffe) 3 Malachi Berlowitz (Palm Beach) U14 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Bayley Desmond (Tallebudgera) 2 Ryan Suddes (Currumbin) 3 Cooper Miskell (BHMP) U14 MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 Tallebudgera Team A U14 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Alex Innes (Met Caloundra) 2 Geordie Dalton (Mermaid Beach) 3 John Gelling (Noosa Heads) U14 MALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 Northcliffe Team A 3 BHMP Team A U14 MALE IRONMAN 1 Mitchell Coombes (Northcliffe) 2 Corey Cumner (Bribie Island) 3 Jordan Emery (Tugun) U14 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Cooper Miskell (BHMP) 2 Jarrod Shute (Northcliffe) 3 Geordie Dalton (Mermaid Beach) U14 MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 Mermaid Beach Team A 3 Northcliffe Team A U14 MALE SURF RACE 1 Cooper Williams (Noosa Heads) 2 Matthew Palmer (Maroochydore) 3 Matt McGregor (Alexandra Headland) U14 MALE SURF TEAM 1 Northcliffe Team A 2 Northcliffe Team B 3 Maroochydore Team A JUNIOR MARCH PAST 1 BHMP Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 Hervey Bay Team A

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QUEENSLAND CYCLONES TEAM

QUEENSLAND CYCLONES SURF BOAT CREWS

UNDER 17 Alex Wright (Mooloolaba) Aidan McColm(Mooloolaba) Nikolas Green (Alexandra Headland) Max Fifield (Cairns) Tim Delahunty (Currumbin) Georgina McDermott (Mooloolaba) Peggy Harris (Alexaandra Headland) Alyssa Koenen (Northcliffe) Prue Davies (Currumbin) Nicole Kay (Mooloolaba)

OPEN MEN Maroochydore Force Michael Brooks Troy Slade Chris Howell Matt Keilor Corey Stone

UNDER 19 Jett Kenny (Noosa Heads) James Lacy (Mermaid Beach) Matthew Davis (Northcliffe) Stefaan Demopolous (Northcliffe) Ryan Bedford (Currumbin) Alyssa Bull (Alexandra Headland) Maddy Dunn (Northcliffe) Alexandra Nolan (Noosa Heads) Lana Rogers (Maroochydore) Rohani Bakhach (Noosa Heads) OPEN Shannon Eckstein (Northcliffe) Matthew Bevilaqua (Mooloolaba) Sam Bell (Maroochydore) Ryan Napoleon (Northcliffe) Ben Mispelhorn (Kurrawa) Courtney Hancock (Northcliffe) Jordan Mercer (Noosa Heads) Pamela Hendry (Maroochydore) Eliza Smith (Northcliffe) Melissa Howard (Kurrawa) TEAM MANAGEMENT Bronwyn Champness – Team Manager (Alexandra Headland) Julie Davis – Assistant Team Manager (Moore Park) Shane Dalziel – Ocean Coach (Alexandra Headland) Wade Sinclair – Pool Coach (Picnic Bay) Ryan Hoffman – Beach Coach (Kurrawa)

QUEENSLAND CYCLONES IRB TEAM Caitlin Knight (Dicky Beach) Ashleigh Coates (Dicky Beach) Anna Jones (Dicky Beach) Ben McCauley (Kawana Waters) Ben Bowcock (Kawana Waters) Kane Domio (Kawana Waters) Sarah Hesse (Kurrawa) Tamika Gillett (Kurrawa) Liam Christie (Kurrawa) Troy Somerville (Kurrawa) Andy Kelckhoven (North Burleigh) Tim Watene (North Burleigh) Jack Watson (North Burleigh) Brendon Phillips (North Burleigh) Jessica Wright (North Burleigh) Talor Marshall (North Burleigh) Kate Czerny – Reserve (North Burleigh) Scott Ward – Reserve (North Burleigh) TEAM MANAGEMENT Adam Barbour – Coach (North Burleigh) Bronwyn Champness – Team Manager (Alexandra Headland) Jeff Hutchison – Assistant Team Manager (North Burleigh) Scott Wheeler – Patient Coordinator (Kurrawa)

OPEN WOMEN Kurrawa Krankitz Damien Clayphan Tara Kelly Nicola Bone Penny Beatty Courtney Smith RESERVE GRADE MEN Mooloolaba Rabbits Brenden Weston Chad Venables Josh McKenzie Brenton Tunsted Steven Verboomen U23 MEN Tannum Sands Luggers Phillip Massingham Nelson Corones Matthew Strike Matthew Rowe Blake Neaton U23 WOMEN Tannum Sands Sweet Cheeks Tony Davis - Sweep Rachel Withoos Renae Withoos Jasmin Davis Nikki Cooke U19 MEN Tannum Sands Trojans Tony Davis - Sweep Reed Bligh Steele Davis Isaiah McGarrow Reece Richardson TEAM MANAGEMENT Ross McPhillips – Team Captain (Tugun) Craig Williams – Team Manager (Tugun) Paul Grayson – Team Manager (Mooloolaba)

SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

U13 FEMALE IRONWOMAN 1 Tiarnee Massie (Maroochydore) 2 Olivia Emanuel (Sunshine Beach) 3 Electra Outram (Sunshine Beach) U13 FEMALE SURF BOARD 1 Tiarnee Massie (Maroochydore) 2 Electra Outram (Sunshine Beach) 3 Olivia Emanuel (Sunshine Beach) U13 FEMALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Sunshine Beach Team A 2 Maroochydore Team A 3 Noosa Heads Team A U13 FEMALE SURF RACE 1 Chelsea Austin (Mermaid Beach) 2 Olivia Emanuel (Sunshine Beach) 3 Larah Fedalto (Tannum Sands) U13 FEMALE SURF TEAM 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 Sunshine Beach Team A 3 North Queensland Team A U13 MALE 1KM BEACH RUN 1 Oliver Henwood Miami Beach 2 Alexander Stitt (Kawana Waters) 3 Toby Marks (Tallebudgera) U13 MALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Lachlan Alleyne (Bribie Island) 2 Jacob Spark (Emu Park) 3 Jai Bower (North Burleigh) U13 MALE BEACH RELAY 1 Bribie Island Team A 2 Mudjimba Team A 3 Dicky Beach Team A U13 MALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Jack Davies (Dicky Beach) 2 Tom Bryson (Palm Beach) 3 Kieran Croker (BHMP) U13 MALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 Mooloolaba Team A 3 Sunshine Beach Team A U13 MALE IRONMAN 1 Hayden Cotter (Mooloolaba) 2 Maverick Pettigrove (Sunshine Beach) 3 Jess Little (Currumbin) U13 MALE SURF BOARD 1 Kieran Croker (BHMP) 2 Mackenzie Naylor (Alexandra Headland) 3 Maverick Pettigrove (Sunshine Beach) U13 MALE SURF BOARD RELAY 1 Sunshine Beach Team A 2 Currumbin Team A 3 BHMP Team A U13 MALE SURF RACE 1 Hayden Cotter (Mooloolaba) 2 Maverick Pettigrove (Sunshine Beach) 3 Jonty Redwood (Sunshine Beach) U13 MALE SURF TEAM 1 Sunshine Beach Team A 2 Alexandra Headland Team A 3 Currumbin Team A U14 2 PERSON R&R 1 Picnic Bay Team A 2 Tugun Team A 3 Picnic Bay Team B U14 FEMALE 2KM BEACH RUN 1 Grace Kaihau (Maroochydore) 2 Alexandra Clarke (Tannum Sands) 3 Georgia Woods (Met Caloundra) U14 FEMALE BEACH FLAGS 1 Taylor Stickler (Bribie Island) 2 Alexandra Clarke (Tannum Sands) 3 Lauren Stevenson (BHMP) U14 FEMALE BEACH RELAY 1 Currumbin Team A 2 BHMP Team A 3 Maroochydore Team A U14 FEMALE BEACH SPRINT 1 Taylor Stickler (Bribie Island) 2 Ella Cummings (Bundaberg) 3 Mayla Singh North (Kirra) U14 FEMALE CAMERON RELAY 1 Maroochydore Team A 2 North Burleigh Team A

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SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14 Photos by Harvie Allison (Harvpix)

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SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

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AUSTRALIAN LIFESAVING ACADEMY QUEENSLAND The Australian Lifesaving Academy Queensland is the commercial training arm of SLSQ. It is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers emergency care training to the community through first aid and CPR courses. Our goal is to bring more than a century of lifesaving experience from the beach to the home, school or workplace; because we believe the skills needed to save a life should not be restricted to the sand. The Academy offers a range of emergency care and aquatic rescue training courses and provides tailored, flexible, quality, community-focused training solutions, all of which contribute towards making Queensland a safer state. SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

The Academy services a wide range of industries, such as education, sport and recreation, retail, education, finance, construction, mining, government and the medical industry. Profits from the Academy are reinvested back into the community via the surf lifesaving movement. Proceeds help purchase vital lifesaving equipment, enabling the ongoing work of our surf lifesavers. The Academy’s trainers and assessors are all current and active lifesavers or lifeguards.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS In 2013–14, the Academy trained more than 5,000 people in emergency care and nationally-recognised award programs delivering 5,983 units of competency in areas such as CPR, first aid, advanced resuscitation and aquatic rescue. This year, SLSQ appointed a new Operations Manager, Ken Clark, to lead the Academy. Ken brings a number of years’ experience from being involved in both surf lifesaving and registered training organisations. A new health training package was also introduced in July 2013. The Academy rewrote and delivered new competencies, which applied from January 2014. The package further enhances the Academy’s position as a leader in the first aid training industry.

In 2013–14 we sought to build close and high-quality relationships with the corporate sector. This was actioned through designing and delivering tailored training programs catering to the individual and specific requirements of the organisation.

Moving Forward The Academy will continue to provide high quality, costeffective education and training to members of the public and commercial clients. The challenge remains for the Academy to build and market the business unit of education to the public. Through a concerted marketing and communications push, we are striving to increase awareness of our training arm and will continue to inform the community that these courses are available to all members of the public.

Focuses The Academy is committed to continued and sustained growth, with an emphasis on flexibility and strong customer service. This year, a key focus was working to cement the Academy’s position as a leader in its field, while continuing to deliver excellence in product and program delivery. All courses and assessment tools are specifically tailored to suit the market and key target audiences.

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UNITS OF COMPETENCY DELIVERED

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377,352

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PEOPLE EDUCATED IN BEACH AND AQUATIC SAFETY

STUDENTS REACHED

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COMMUNITY AWARENESS BREAKING THE DROWNING CYCLE Away from the red and yellow flags, SLSQ strives to expand its work in the community to promote surf safety education and awareness as a crucial part of breaking the drowning cycle. Each year SLSQ invests a considerable amount of time and resources into educating members of the public about beach and water safety. We do this on the back of an unrelenting belief that prevention is better than cure, and that an educated swimmer is far less likely to find themselves in trouble while in the water. SLSQ is committed to spreading the surf safety message at all opportunities, and building on our community awareness programs remains a key priority area for the organisation moving forward.

While SLSQ’s public awareness initiatives are designed to educate all members of the community, there are also a series of programs which have been tailored to target high-risk groups, including: • • • •

Men aged 18-25 years Rural populations International and domestic tourists People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds • School students

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HIGHLIGHTS AND INITIATIVES Achievements 2013–14 represented a successful year for SLSQ’s community awareness programs. Highlights included: • More than 40,000 multicultural participants in SLSQ’s On The Same Wave program. • Lifesavers engaged and educated more than 35,000 school students via classroom talks across Queensland. • Expansion of SLSQ’s Little Lifesavers program to new locations including Mackay, Bundaberg and the Gold Coast. • SLSQ provided casual employment opportunities and a career pathway in lifesaving to more than 80 qualified surf lifesavers.

Equipped For The Future SLSQ looks forward to the opportunities in 2014–15. These include building on SLSQ’s Queensland Health Beach Safe school talks, particularly in regional areas, while increasing participation in the Little Lifesavers program.

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During the 2013–14 season, our community awareness efforts educated more than 370,000 people about coastal and aquatic safety.

Through targeted programs, educational resources, school and community visits, SLSQ is ensuring high risk groups and the general public benefit from comprehensive and engaging surf safety messages.

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Opportunities exist in developing best practice models to streamline all programs. This will allow for expansion and to further the opportunity to engage with culturally and linguistically diverse communities. A main focus will be on regionally expanding the On The Same Wave program.

Support from the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs (DATSIMA) ensures SLSQ can continue to deliver this vital program, and in 2013–14 SLSQ delivered more than 250 presentations, reaching almost 45,000 people.

Keeping Our Communities Safe

In 2013, Surf Life Saving released an improved Beachsafe app for iPhones and Android devices. The app provides real-time beach safety and hazard reports for about 12,000 beaches around the country, including information about Surf Life Saving Clubs and service patrol periods. New multilingual features allow translation into 72 languages; a vital tool for international tourists and residents from CALD backgrounds.

We continue to engage with key industry, tourism and community groups to deliver the surf safety message. Surf Life Saving’s national partner, Virgin Australia, once again supported our cause by delivering in-flight beach safety messages to travellers visiting targeted destinations in Australia. Our national ‘If we can’t see you, we can’t save you’ beach safety campaign, delivered daily on Virgin Australia flights, encourages passengers to exercise surf safety.

STATE-WIDE EDUCATION PROGRAMS On The Same Wave

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On The Same Wave targets Queenslanders from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and international visitors. The program sees SLSQ facilitate education workshops at schools, information sessions for migrants and refugees and promote surf safety messages at community events while distributing translated information on water safety in more than 25 different languages. On The Same Wave provides access to beach education classes from trained surf lifesavers, and ensures that school children from CALD backgrounds receive important water safety information in their primary language. SLSQ has been active at key multicultural events and festivals across the state, distributing translated material and engaging with refugee and migrant communities. Beach safety information is also distributed to hotels, international travel agents and selected tourist information centres throughout South East Queensland.

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Queensland Health Beach Safe Schools Program The Beach Safe Schools program was developed to educate primary school students across Queensland about surf and water safety, dangerous marine creatures and the importance of sun safety and protection. The program aims to provide students with strategies to manage their own risk while teaching them potentially lifesaving skills. Queensland Health’s ongoing support has allowed SLSQ to expand the program to provide additional trained presenters and facilitators to run educational sessions in regions including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Bundaberg, Gympie and the Sunshine Coast, Greater Brisbane, Lockyer Valley and the Gold Coast. This year, lifesavers delivered more than 250 presentations to 35,500 students across the state. SLSQ thanks Queensland Health for its generous support of this vital beach safety program.

Little Lifesavers Established in 1993, SLSQ’s acclaimed Little Lifesavers program has developed into one of SLSQ’s most popular and successful water safety initiatives. The program is designed to be fun and engaging for youngsters, while being a strong education tool to develop basic surf safety skills and awareness.

This year, almost 600 children across the state participated in the program and for the first time, the program was expanded to include sessions on the Gold Coast, Bundaberg and Mackay. Our supporters are integral to deliver programs such as Little Lifesavers. SLSQ acknowledges the support of the South Bank Corporation and Brisbane City Council, Redland City Council, Cairns Regional Council, Bundaberg Regional Council, Mackay Regional Council and Gold Coast City Council.

Breaka Beach To Bush Historically, beachgoers who live more than 50km away from the surf are over-represented in the nation’s drowning figures. For more than 15 years the Beach to Bush program has successfully delivered vital water safety messages to children in regional Queensland. The program educates children on the potential dangers of surf, rips and dangerous marine creatures, equipping them with strategies to manage their own safety.

THIS YEAR, LIFESAVERS DELIVERED MORE THAN 250 PRESENTATIONS TO 35,500 STUDENTS ACROSS THE STATE.

This year SLSQ partnered with Breaka for the first time to deliver the Beach to Bush program. SLSQ thanks Breaka for its support of this iconic program, which reached 55 schools in areas such as Warwick, Dalby, Kingaroy, Charters Towers, Maryborough and the Torres Strait.

Gold Coast Beach Safe Program As one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, the Gold Coast attracts thousands of visitors each week from across the country and throughout the world. With this in mind, the Gold Coast Beach Safe Program has developed into a vital safety initiative, centred on a welcoming service directly targeting tourists arriving to the Gold Coast Airport. Research has demonstrated groups most at risk of drowning on the Gold Coast are Asian and Victorian tourists. The program has been specifically designed to reach these tourist groups before they set foot on one of the region’s many beaches.

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The airport welcoming service ensures that surf safety messages are delivered to tourists when they first step off the plane, with lifesavers on hand at the airport to present them with an information map featuring surf safety messages and listing every patrolled beach on the Gold Coast. These maps are provided free of charge to visitors from targeted flights, and contain safety messages in 15 different languages. This year’s program also included a series of pop up ‘Surf Fun’ clinics at popular tourist beaches and, for the first time, at Harbour Town Shopping Centre. The clinics featured surf-related activities, games and beach safety information, educating more than 450 children. 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. In 2013–14, almost 150,000 people received vital surf safety information through the Gold Coast Beach Safe Program.

“The challenges for SLSQ come with the increase in the state’s population, particularly in South East Queensland. Within this increase there are many people who are inexperienced with water and surf beaches, placing them in the ‘high-risk’ category.

“If we can instill this awareness in communities across Queensland, we will build safer communities, which gives us our best chance of reaching our vision of keeping our coastline and waterways safe and achieving zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters.”

“SLSQ is not just about the red and yellow flags you see on the beaches; while they are the core of our organisation, SLSQ is about growing community awareness of beach and water safety, which includes educating multicultural societies and our youth. The biggest changes we can make are through educating children about water safety and encouraging them to lead the legacy. Teaching children about water safety means they could get their family and friends out of trouble. Even giving children the knowledge of resuscitation - hopefully they will never need it but if they do, they could save the life of a parent, sibling or friend.

*** “In December we successfully trialled a Safety Ambassador Program at Streets Beach, South Bank. This involved a lifeguard who took the role of a water safety liaison officer and spoke mostly with parents and guardians, flagging any potential troubles their children could be getting into on the beach. “This trial was successful as a significant preventative action, and Brisbane City Council has supported it for seven days a week during the summer holidays. In 2014–15 we will be looking to implement this service through visitor liaison officer roles in other high-risk areas including Green Island, North Stradbroke Island, and the stretch between Southport Seaway and Surfers Paradise. The officers will be multilingual, with the goal for them also to be appropriately qualified to perform a rescue if required.”

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IN 2013–14, ALMOST 150,000 PEOPLE RECEIVED VITAL SURF SAFETY INFORMATION THROUGH THE GOLD COAST BEACH SAFE PROGRAM.

George Hill, SLSQ Chief Operating Officer

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MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SLSQ IS COMMITTED TO RETAINING EXISTING MEMBERS AND RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS TO MAINTAIN A VIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE LIFESAVING SERVICE. A SNAPSHOT Unfortunately, during the reporting period, SLSQ experienced a 2.6 percent decline (810 members) in overall membership when compared to the previous year. While there was a 2.89 percent decline (340 members) in nipper numbers, it was pleasing to see strong growth across both active senior members (5.8% increase) and active cadet members (1.6% increase).

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SLSQ’s Membership Development team works in consultation with a variety of key stakeholders to ensure we continue to monitor and address the diverse needs of our membership base. Addressing declining membership and disparate club sizes remains an ongoing challenge for SLSQ and certainly something the organisation must address in the coming seasons. Looking forward to 2014–15, SLSQ seeks to increase engagement with inactive members (for example, nipper parents) and encourage them to play more active roles

within the organisation, as a stepping-stone to increasing the numbers of active patrolling members. Part of this process will include development of the Pathways Project and the Parent Participation Program, for which work is already underway. SLSQ is already proactive in increasing and retaining membership at clubs and branches across Queensland. In 2013–14, SLSQ engaged a full-time Membership Sustainability Project Officer to help address a decline in membership and develop key strategies for the future. The project-based role centres on membership sustainability, with the aim of developing a framework for measuring and forecasting membership requirements moving forward. The role will look at current membership statistics and trends before benchmarking these with other volunteer and surf lifesaving organisations across Australia to consider growth patterns and forecast membership trends into the future.

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NIPPERS

ACTIVE PATROLLING MEMBERS

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HIGHLIGHTS Breaka Youth Excellence Program

As the 2013–14 Awards of Excellence will not be awarded until 16 August 2014, the list of recipients is not included in this Annual Report.

One of the key achievements in 2013–14 was the successful delivery of the Breaka Youth Excellence Program. A highlight was witnessing the leadership skills of past participants evolve as they moved into mentoring and senior roles within lifesaving. For example, lifesavers Oliver Hoelscher, Ashleigh Dodt and Sam Fien were involved in the 2009 Youth Excellence Program as participants and have worked their way to mentoring and leadership roles through the SLSQ member development pathway.

Surf Club Open Day The fifth annual Surf Club Open Day was held on 29 September. The event is designed to help clubs increase participation, sign-on new members and increase local community awareness of club life. For the second year it was held on the same day as Surf Life Saving New South Wales, with 36 out of 59 Queensland SLSCs (61%) participating along with Brisbane Lifesaving Service. SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

A separate Surf Club Open Day was held for our North Queensland clubs on 30 March with two SLSCs participating. Strong local and regional media coverage was recorded for both events increasing awareness of SLSQ and clubs across Queensland.

Recognition Awards As part of a healthy membership strategy, SLSQ places great value on acknowledging the contribution our members make to the organisation, and their dedication to the continuing development of the movement.

MEMBER WELFARE A Focus SLSQ recognises that member welfare is vital for the continued success of the movement. Considering this, SLSQ is committed to actively protecting and promoting the rights and interests of our members. This protection is extended to all regardless of race, gender, ability, age and/or position within the organisation. This year 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. SLSQ also adheres to SLSA’s Member Protection Policy updated in May 2014. Also key to SLSQ’s welfare of members is SLSQ’s Peer Support program. This program continues to grow from strength to strength. There are now 45 fully trained Peer Support Officers across the state. These officers form an integral team of carers providing psychological first aid to members in times of need or distress. In 2013–14, SLSQ established a Peer Support Officer roster for the Sunshine and Gold Coast regions, ensuring an officer was available and on-call.

NURTURING YOUNGSTERS Junior Activities Nurturing our junior members is incredibly important for SLSQ in order to prolong the strength of the brand. Junior members continue to form the largest membership category (32%) and will be legacies to the organisation in the future. SLSQ is committed to providing safe, quality and ageappropriate activities to further their development both in and out of surf lifesaving. The State Junior Activities Advisory Panel continues to be instrumental in advising and preparing recommendations for the State Membership Services Committee regarding the conduct and development of junior activities across the state. The panel held quarterly teleconferences in 2013–14. The Junior Activities Forum Series continued this season and was held in all branches between May-August 2013. In total eight forums were conducted across the state. SLSQ’s Junior Activities Advisor and staff from the Membership Development team visited a number of clubs throughout the season in order to see their practices and learn from their skills. One area identified through club visits and the forum series has been an increased desire for clubs to engage with and encourage parents to take up more active roles within clubs. With that in mind, work has commenced on the Parent Participation Program to be released next season. To finish on a high, in 2013–14 two clubs (Noosa Heads SLSC and Redcliffe SLSC) delivered a special needs nipper program with great success.

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Youth Development Our younger members are the lifesaving leaders of tomorrow. SLSQ has developed a range of innovative programs to assist, develop and retain our younger leaders in the surf lifesaving movement. Programs include: Camp Commando, U14-15: 120 lifesavers participated in a youth development camp at Luther Heights, Coolum Beach from 13–15 January. Surf Soldiers Youth Development Camp: Sixty surf lifesavers from South Coast and Point Danger branches travelled to Tyalgum Ridge Retreat in November to hone their teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Youth Excellence Ball, Gold Coast: Recognising the achievements of our younger members, the fourth annual Youth Excellence Ball was held at Bond University on 22 March with more than 230 attendees. Camp Radical, U13-15: An initiative of the Branch Youth Committee, 20 lifesavers from the North Barrier Branch attended the camp at Magnetic Island from 22–23 March.

2014 Breaka Youth Excellence Program: The annual Breaka Youth Excellence program saw some of Queensland’s best and brightest junior members, aged 15–17, converge on Lake Moogerah from 24–26 January. The program was to develop and harness each member’s involvement, leadership and responsibility within the movement. The program benefitted 65 participants, with 14 leaders and seven coordinators facilitating the program.

2014 National Leadership College: Six Queensland lifesavers took part in the 2014 National Leadership College in Sydney from 2–8 February. 2014 National Masterclass: Two Queensland lifesavers participated in the National Leaders Masterclass (formerly the Leaders Conference) at the Australian Emergency Management Institute in Victoria from 29 May – 1 June. The masterclass is an annual program providing an opportunity for established lifesavers to further develop and refine their leadership skills. Change It Up Forum: Kawana Waters SLSC lifesaver Aleeshia Chick represented SLSQ at Change It Up, a national emergency management volunteer forum. More than 90 people from emergency management volunteer agencies across Australia applied for the opportunity, and 15 participants were selected to channel this year’s National Youth Week theme, ‘Our Voice, Our Impact’, and launch their ideas for change in the sector.

Nicholas Crow, Kurrawa SLSC “Highlights for me since being involved with SLSQ definitely include winning the South Coast Branch and SLSQ U14 Lifesaver of the Year awards, while also achieving my Surf Rescue and Applied First Aid certificates. It took some hard work to get these certificates, so I’m really grateful for the help from our club’s Chief Training Officer Jeff Gatenby. He provides so much encouragement, including allowing me to sit in on the training sessions for other awards that I am too young to do. But I can observe the training and get an understanding of the theory and practice. “What stays in my mind about being a surf lifesaver is when I volunteer with the first aid team at events. At one carnival there were three major incidents in five minutes. Someone had broken their femur, the second person tore a tendon in their shoulder, and the third had a severe asthma attack. The person with the asthma attack needed the attention of most of the crew, so I helped the athlete with the torn tendon. I remember being congratulated on how I remained calm in the situation, which impressed the Senior First Aid officer. It made me feel proud of what I had achieved and how I could use my training. “Being involved in surf lifesaving is a really fun and exciting experience; you learn lots and meet some great friends. I have so many opportunities to learn and my goals in the future are to achieve my Bronze, Silver and Gold Medallions.” — Nicholas Crow, Kurrawa SLSC. Nicholas was named the 2014 Breaka Under-14 Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year.

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SLSNSW Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year: This year a special initiative saw SLSQ send two state finalists of the Queensland U14 Breaka Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year award to the equivalent New South Wales program. The attendees were asked to report back on learnings and recommend further improvements for junior age development programs at a state level.

SLSQ Leadership Excellence Program: 38 future leaders, aged 18–25, took part in the State Leadership Excellence Program in Brisbane from 11–13 April. The program seeks to refine and develop the skills of participants to further advance their respective careers at a club, branch and state level. Four mentors, eight leaders and four coordinators were involved in the program.

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FUNDRAISING IN QUEENSLAND FUNDRAISING EVENTS Jupiters Summer Surf Girl In 2014 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Summer Surf Girl program, and 20 years in partnership with Jupiters Hotel & Casino. After nine months of hard work raising funds and spreading the beach safety message, 20 fully qualified female lifesavers representing clubs from as far north as Ellis Beach down to Coolangatta came together at the final judging week, which was again hosted by our event sponsor Jupiters Hotel & Casino from 14–17 May 2014.

The gala ball, attended by more than 500 guests, saw Dicky Beach SLSC’s Caitlin Knight named the 2014 Jupiters Summer Surf Girl, while Olivia Wilson from Broadbeach SLSC was named runner-up. Caitlin also took out the award for Highest Individual Fundraiser, after raising an impressive $128,000 for her club. Rounding out

Since its inception in 1964, the Summer Surf Girl program has injected more than $14.5 million into Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state. Importantly, all funds raised are distributed back into participating clubs to assist with vital beach safety initiatives. We thank our valued partner Jupiters Hotel & Casino for their 20 year partnership, and our program supporters who contributed to another successful year — Suzuki Auto Co, Engine, Star Outdoor, Get Hummered, Flutter Beauty, AIAS, Screen Offset Printing and Etiquette & Manners Australia. Special thanks are also extended to our judging panel of George Hill, Megan Crockford and Lainey Loneragan.

Boardies Day Brightly coloured boardies made a splash across Queensland on 28 March in celebration of Boardies Day 2014. Founded in 2002 the initiative encourages Queenslanders to help raise vital funds for beach safety by ditching their usual corporate attire and donning their favourite pair of board shorts. The program provides surf lifesavers and clubs with a fun and interactive fundraising event to promote within their

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The entrants embarked on an exhaustive fundraising campaign within their local communities raising a staggering $882,866.82. 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 to multicultural school children at Tallebudgera Creek.

the presentations, the Award for Personality voted by the entrants themselves was awarded to Morgan Marrinon from Pacific SLSC.

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local community which directly brings a financial return back to the club. Once again Grill’d Restaurants provided valuable support, donating more than $7,000 to local clubs through their Local Matters program. In addition, more than 100 schools, retailers and workplaces participated in the popular fundraising activity, contributing in excess of $31,000 towards local clubs.

Surf Safe Appeal (Queensland) We celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Surf Safe Appeal in 2013, as it continues to be one of the largest annual fundraising initiatives for SLSQ. Each year the Appeal helps ensure our volunteer lifesavers have the necessary equipment, training and resources to safeguard Queensland beaches.

SLSQ brought the surf to the city and transformed Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall into an urban beach as part of our Up The Tower event on 20 September 2013.

While a number of “tower-sitters” returned from previous years, there were also a handful of first-timers such as Wallace Bishop Jeweller, Calibre Real Estate, Easternwell, and Pronto Direct. The Queensland Reds mascot, Rusty, also took on the challenge for the first time. SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

Liz Pidgeon of Cornerstone Properties, one of our long standing tower-sitters, was unable to attend on the day, yet still raised more than $11,500. A special thank you to Westpac’s Matt McNaughton who spent the entire day up the tower, raising more than $10,500. Thanks must also be given MC Josh Holt of Network Ten and fashion parade sponsor, City Beach. Since 2000, Up The Tower participants and supporters have collectively raised more than $735,000 for surf lifesaving services across Queensland.

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Armor All Gold Coast 600 The Gold Coast’s biggest party came to town over the weekend of 25 – 27 October 2013, with the V8 Supercars hitting the streets of Gold Coast. SLSQ was again named the official beneficiary of the event, raising in excess of $10,000. In addition to raising vital funds, the event was also a wonderful opportunity to spread the surf safety message to residents, local visitors and international tourists.

Up the Tower

Perched in a rescue tower and armed with only a mobile phone, 15 participating corporate supporters had half-an-hour to raise a minimum of $1,000 from family, friends, suppliers and clients. Their efforts saw more than $35,000 raised for vital beach safety services in Queensland.

BENEFICIARY EVENTS

A range of fundraising and educational activities were conducted by SLSQ clubs and Jupiters Summer Surf Girls, both on and around the track, while the Dreamworld Family Fun Zone saw families getting involved and participating in free “Surf Fun Clinics” with Sandy the Surf Dog. The 2013 Surf Safe Appeal was officially launched on 14 November by Queensland Premier, The Honourable Campbell Newman, who kick-started the Appeal with a $50,000 donation. This was followed by a number of major sponsor donations of cash and equipment totalling in excess of $140,000. Supported by Network Ten, a series of handover spots went to air during the Appeal period. The Appeal also saw thousands of volunteer surf lifesavers from 55 clubs across the state participate in the annual doorknock and street appeal from 18 November to 1 December. Funds generated through club activities and corporate donations totalled over $420,000 for Surf Life Saving Clubs in Queensland. The funds raised during the Surf Safe Appeal assist Queensland Clubs to continue to provide their services to the community. We are grateful for Network Ten’s media support of this Appeal, as well as the Queensland Government and our corporate partners – AA Radio, Black and White Cabs, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, The Good Guys and Tradelink.

Spectators through the gates over the weekend were able to purchase SLSQ sunscreen, earplugs, lottery tickets, or simply make a donation to one of the volunteer surf lifesavers from Southport and Surfers Paradise SLSCs. We extend our thanks to V8 Supercars Australia for its continued support of the surf lifesaving movement.

Bruce Lynton Charity Ball The 2014 Bruce Lynton Charity Ball marked 14 years since the event’s original inception, with more than $1.4 million raised for local charities during this time. More than 600 guests attended the Charity Ball at Royal Pines Resort on Saturday 10 May, enjoying entertainment from the Choirboys and an exciting charity auction. Each year, the Charity Ball raises much needed funds for local charities and it continues to provide much needed support to local SLSCs. Bruce Lynton Automotive has been

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unwavering in its support of SLSQ over the past 14 years and this year was no exception with $9,030 raised for surf lifesaving services in Queensland. We would like to extend our appreciation to Bruce Lynton Automotive and in particular Beric Lynton and his team for their ongoing support of Surf Life Saving. Thanks also to our generous supporters who donated items for the charity auction, including Australia Zoo, Bob Jane, Brisbane Lions, Circus Arts, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Brisbane Marriott Hotel, and Quest Spring Hill and Riverlife.

GRANTS The Grant Seeking Unit operated by the Surf Life Saving Foundation has again played an integral role in securing funds for the surf lifesaving movement in Queensland, which included assisting 23 clubs in the preparation and lodgement of grant applications. A total of 35 were successful which resulted in $679,819 granted to SLSQ clubs, plus program funding for SLSQ to operate a Little Lifesavers Program for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and to purchase personal flotation devices for South East Queensland Clubs.

Guardians of the Surf 2013–14 continued to be a challenging year for Queenslanders with factors such as a new Federal Government, financial reform within the State Government and an unstable economy all playing a role. Our Queensland supporters, however, continued to give, and we certainly appreciated it. Funds raised through our regular appeals were up on previous years with a 5% increase in reactivation campaigns and a 10% increase in acquisition campaigns.

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SLSQ Entity

Project

Amount $

Surf Life Saving Wide Bay Capricorn

IRB Hulls x 2

25,080

BCC Healthy & Physical Activity Grants 12/13

SLSQ

Little Lifesavers program for children from CALD backgrounds

10,601

Gold Coast Light Rail Community Grant Program

Mermaid Beach SLSC

Member & community education program

1,972

(ASSIST) FaHCSIA Volunteer Grants 2013

Mackay SLSC

IRB trailer

4,122

FaHCSIA Volunteer Grants 2013

Ellis Beach SLSC

Training courses & fuel reimbursements

RACQ Foundation - Natural Disaster Program

Bundaberg SLSC

Storm damage resilience project

Breakwater Island Casino CBF Round 51

Mackay SLSC

2 X hard rescue boards

Jupiters Casino CBF Round 83

Hervey Bay SLSC

Surf boat & rescue equipment shed

26,871

Jupiters Casino CBF Round 83

Coochiemudlo Island SLSC

Clubhouse facilities (kitchen) upgrade

28,628

Gambling CBF Round 77

Yeppoon SLSC

Renovation of member & public amenities

34,900

Breakwater Island Casino CBF Round 51

SLSQ North Barrier Branch

Townsville Little Lifesavers

Gambling CBF Round 77

Point Lookout SLSC

Tractor

32,100

Gambling CBF Round 77

Noosa Heads SLSC

Seahorse nippers program

28,000

Gambling CBF Round 77

Miami Beach SLSC

Custom built gear trailer

25,850

Jupiters Casino CBF Round 83

Bundaberg SLSC

IRB hull, motor, fuel cell & trailer

19,965

Gambling CBF Round 78

Pacific SLSC

ATV & defibrillator

24,000

Gambling CBF Round 78

Moore Park SLSC

IRB hull, IRB motor, IRB trailer & various equipt to extend patrols

The Straddie Sand Mining Community Fund

Point Lookout SLSC

Building works — removal of asbestos/roof replacement

Dept NPRSR Get In The Game - Get Going

Nobbys Beach SLSC

Youth Development Program — education & camp

(ASSIST) Dept NPRSR Get In The Game — Get Going

Peregian SLSC

Youth Development Program — nipper program

Aurizon Community Giving Fund

Mackay SLSC

Expand First Aid Training Capability

Gambling CBF Round 79

Tweed Heads & Coolangatta SLSC

Amenities upgrade

32,900

Gambling CBF Round 79

Nobbys Beach SLSC

ATV & various equipment

29,580

Gambling CBF Round 79

Bowen SLSC

Patrol trailer

14,695

Breakwater Island Casino CBF Round 52

Sarina SLSC

Nipper boards

Gambling CBF Round 79

Cairns SLSC

First Aid training equipment

(ASSIST) Caring for our Community Grant Program 2013/14

Peregian SLSC

Rescue boards

Jupiters Casino CBF Round 84

Moore Park SLSC

Patrol & first aid equipment

Jupiters Casino CBF Round 84

Bilinga SLSC

Building refurbishment (deck replacement & storage)

Breakwater Island Casino CBF Round 52

Eimeo SLSC

Portable shade etc.

3,439

SITA Community Grants Program

Mackay SLSC

Keep Harbour Beach Clean (Beach cleaner & sifter)

5,000

Mackay Regional Council

Mackay SLSC

Keep Harbour Beach Clean (Beach cleaner & sifter)

5,000

ASC Local Sporting Champions Round 2013/14

Elliott Heads SLSC

EHSLSC junior surf sports team attendance at Qld State Junior Championships 2014

3,300

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd

Point Lookout SLSC

Portable shade marquees

5,000

Cory Charitable Foundation

SLSQ

Personal floatation devices for SEQ

TOTAL

4,660 32,715 3,600

4,843

29,622 110,000 10,824 9,460 8,500

5,000 10,789 3,000 3,621 75,000

7,182 679,819

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COMMUNITY DONOR SUPPORT

Funding Body Gambling CBF Round 76 then Round 77

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In the 2013–14 financial year, we registered 8,688 monthly Guardians of the Surf within Queensland. We experienced a 14.4% reduction in the number of Queensland Guardians this year however the reduction in revenues was just 5%, which yet again demonstrates just how generous our loyal Queensland supporters continue to be. Factors contributing to the reduced number of Guardians were a slower recruitment of new Guardians through our face-to-face channels at the beginning of the year, along with a change in Federal Government which brought some uncertainty to the economy. This year did show a small increase on the number of lead donors who gave a gift of $1,000 or greater, bringing the total to 35. Some changes to our direct marketing appeals in 2013–14 helped us harness the growth of funds received through this avenue within Queensland, with significant changes made to our Equipment appeal in addition to some modifications to our usual January appeal. No matter how big or small the contribution, our Guardians are helping to fund vital programs and services and allows us to confidently plan ahead and invest in our volunteer surf lifesavers so they can continue their vital community service now, and in the years to come. SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

Thank you to all Queensland supporters who could assist — your support really does make a difference.

Workplace Giving Workplace Giving programs allow employees to make regular donations to their favourite charity, typically through the payroll system of their employers. On average, less than 2% of Australians donate to charity via Workplace Giving, however Australian research has shown that the companies and individuals that do participate generate approximately $20 million per year for worthy causes.

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Since we introduced Workplace Giving into our Philanthropic Programs portfolio in 2011, we have seen steady and consistent growth year on year, resulting in a total of 37 companies actively participating in the SLS Program. Approximately 45% of these companies also match their employees’ gifts dollar for dollar thereby making a significant contribution to their employees’ charities of choice. This year Surf Life Saving has welcomed the likes of DHL, and Google as program participants. The largest contributors through Payroll giving in 2013–14 were AHL, Bluescope, Orica, Surf Life Saving, Telstra, NAB, Westpac, Ernst and Young, BHP, Australian Unity, Australian Securities Exchange, King & Wood Mallesons, Corporate Citizen Pty Ltd, Dulux Australia and Incitec Pivot. We remain committed to continued growth and will continue to focus on the following areas for 2014–15: • Working with our existing workplace giving companies to increase employee participation, • Working with our Sponsors, Partners and Supplier companies to introduce them to the organisational benefits associated with Workplace Giving; and • Working independently and with third parties such as ACF and Corporate Citizen, to increase awareness of Workplace Giving, and grow participation levels within Companies we don’t currently have a relationship with. If you or someone you know would like more information about how to get your organisation involved in Workplace Giving, please contact our Workplace Giving Relationship Manager on 1800 642 925.

Bequests A Bequest to Surf Life Saving is an investment in the future, ensuring our beaches remain safe now and for generations to come. The 2013–14 financial year saw awareness of our Bequest Program increase, and we welcomed 187 new Bequest

Program participants from Queensland who advised us of their intention to leave a gift to SLS. That brings the total number of known Bequest Program members in Queensland to 388. This year has also seen an increase in a number of will makers being much more specific with the wording in their wills, with many requesting their gift be used for specific programs and/or specific SLS clubs or geographic locations. This certainly demonstrates that our supporters are showing a much greater interest in where and what they want their Bequest to help. We continued our communications to both the Lottery and Donor Supporter base throughout the year in the hope that even more generous Australians leave a gift in their Will. These communications primarily ask our supporters if they have considered or intend to leave a gift in their Will to Surf Life Saving, and have a lasting effect on the safety of beach goers. If you would like more information on how to progress a gift in your Will to Surf Life Saving, please contact our Supporter Relationship Manager directly by phone (07) 3177 5831 or via email bequests@slsfoundation.com.au.

Charity Christmas Cards The Surf Life Saving Foundation continues its partnership 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. By purchasing cards through Charity Greeting Cards, 40 cents per card will be donated to Surf Life Saving. For more information visit www.christmascards4charity.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

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apartment accommodation in the Pacific region. For every completed booking, LeisureCom will dig into their pockets and donate to Surf Life Saving. To learn more about how you can save on all your travel needs visit www.surfbreaks.com.au.

Entertainment™ Book The Entertainment™ Book is available for everyone to purchase through the Surf Life Saving Foundation. The book provides a range of dining, shopping and entertainment vouchers and can be purchased for use within multiple regions in Queensland. Our agreement with the Entertainment Book company will deliver 20% of the cost of all books sold back to the Foundation to invest in Surf Life Saving.

Surf Life Saving Lotteries Our prize homes Lotteries continue to perform well and this year saw us offer two properties valued at over $1 million — a first for Surf Life Saving Lotteries. This brought the total value of cash and prize homes given away last year to $7.5 million.

Sales across our digital channels continue to meet expectations and we are seeing strong sales in both our email and search engine marketing channels. Work is currently underway on improving the customer experience and total sales through our digital channels for the coming year.

Caitlin Knight, Dicky Beach SLSC

Direct mail continues to be an important part of our marketing communications and we have seen some good results converting one off supporters to Champion’s Club members via this channel.

“Highlights for me since joining have included achieving my Gold Medallion, while also being a patrol captain at Dicky Beach SLSC for eight years.

Over the past year, we have also added some additional limited lotteries through our phone sales channel. These new games are designed to help reactivate and acquire new supporters as well as generating additional revenues. New games can be cross-promoted and alleviate potential fatigue of repetitive asking in some lotteries.

“I joined nippers 15 years ago with my family and SLSQ is like my family now and that’s what lifesaving is about. You have unlimited opportunities and make so many good mates.

“A major highlight was winning the Jupiters Summer Surf Girl program. I raised more than $128,000, which was far more than I expected. I didn’t expect to win the competition; I only entered because I wanted to give back to my club. “It’s been such a great 15 years with SLSQ and was definitely a pathway to me becoming an intensive care unit registered nurse.” — Caitlin Knight, Dicky Beach SLSC. Caitlin was named winner and highest fundraiser of the 2014 Jupiters Summer Surf Girl program.

A focus on improving our data quality has helped us gain a better understanding of our customer’s motivations and behaviours leading to an increase in response rates and average order across all channels.

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We also commenced a face-to-face membership acquisition trial in April with early indicators showing that this is an effective method to acquire new supporters.

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OUR PARTNERS SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND’S EFFORTS ON THE BEACH AND IN THE COMMUNITY WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT AN EQUALLY PASSIONATE AND COMMITTED GROUP OF PARTNERS BEHIND THE SCENES. This year we welcomed a number of new sponsors and strengthened existing relationships, which has allowed us to expand on many of our surf safety, educational, sporting and fundraising initiatives across the state.

Importantly, the Westpac team has also developed into community advocates of our organisation, with employees participating in SLSQ’s ‘Up The Tower’ event and fundraising alongside the helicopter crew at the Noosa Food and Wine Festival and City2South fun run.

DHL

PRINCIPLE PARTNERS Westpac

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In 2013–14 the partnership between SLSQ and Westpac celebrated its 38th anniversary, making it one of the longest corporatecommunity partnerships in Australia. The relationship between our two organisations continues to grow from strength to strength, with the benefits of this iconic partnership filtering down to all levels of the movement in Queensland. Without doubt, the most tangible outcome of this partnership is the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service, which remains one of SLSQ’s core lifesaving tools. It has been through Westpac’s generous support that SLSQ has been able to build upon our aerial surveillance capacity and operate two dedicated helicopters in South East Queensland.

In addition to sharing the iconic red and yellow colours, SLSQ and DHL also share a joint passion for beach safety and saving lives. This was again evident throughout the year as the international express and logistics company continued its national support of SLSQ through the 2013–14 season. This vital partnership saw DHL generously donate patrol uniforms for all Queensland surf lifesavers.

Telstra Telstra, recognised as Australia’s most iconic and leading telecommunications provider, has long supported Surf Life Saving on a national, state and grassroots level. Telstra’s financial support assists SLSQ to continue to provide vital Surf Life Saving services across the Queensland coastline. We thank Telstra for their generous support of our association and for their unwavering commitment in sharing our vision and keeping our community and beaches safe.

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PREMIUM PARTNERS Dulux Dulux Australia is a manufacturer and marketer of products that protect, maintain and enhance the 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 clubs around the state and also 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

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The Department of Community Safety, which encompasses emergency services, provides essential support as we strive to deliver on our overall vision of ‘zero preventable deaths in Queensland waters’. The Department’s crucial funding creates sustainability grants for clubs across the state, and helps SLSQ increase our on-beach efforts with a particular focus on targeting higher-risk ‘black-spot’ areas and beaches. The Queensland Government’s commitment to providing ongoing and 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 a major Government partner since 2006, with the two organisations working together to make a healthier state through the promotion of healthy lifesavers and sun safety.

With thanks to this ongoing and generous support from the Queensland Health team, SLSQ has once again delivered its popular Beach Safe Schools Program across the state to more than 35,000 students. To support this Queensland Health initiative, SLSQ developed the Beach Safe Schools booklet, which was distributed to schools during visits.

Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Statistics reveal that people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are overrepresented in national and state drowning figures and, as such, are considered a high-risk group by surf authorities. SLSQ’s ‘On The Same Wave’ program targets international visitors and Queenslanders from CALD backgrounds, providing targeted surf safety information in their native languages. SLSQ has developed a range of surf safety fact sheets in various languages, which aim to educate multicultural communities about beach safety. We thank the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs who, in partnership with SLSQ, ensures this vital program remains at the forefront of Queensland’s multicultural community.

Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing 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. SLSQ would like to acknowledge and thank the Department of National Parks, Recreations, Sport and Racing for their ongoing support this past season. Importantly, their ongoing funding and support has allowed SLSQ to focus its efforts on building grassroots and regional participation in our sport.

Gold Coast City Council and Sunshine Coast 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. Each year SLSQ receives valuable support from the councils across a wide range of regional initiatives, from surf sport carnivals to the coordination of education and community awareness programs. SLSQ wishes to thank both councils and their respective teams for their ongoing show of support towards the lifesaving movement in South East Queensland.

NETWORK TEN IS PROUD OF ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND AND PROUD THAT WE CAN, IN OUR SMALL WAY, HELP SUPPORT THE VITAL WORK OF ITS 30,000 MEMBERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS Breaka Flavoured Milk This season saw SLSQ partner with another iconic Queensland brand, Breaka Flavoured Milk, in a bid to ensure the beach safety message reached all corners of the state. With a strong focus on community awareness and youth development programs, the partnership will provide resources for SLSQ to continue to deliver effective programs such as Breaka Beach to Bush and the Breaka Youth Excellence Program. In addition, the partnership has already seen Breaka provide equipment directly to SLSCs around the state for their nippers programs, as well as sponsor key awards recognising the achievements of our younger members.

— ROD PROSSER, BRISBANE GENERAL MANAGER, NETWORK TEN

Harbour Town Gold Coast Harbour Town was the first and largest purpose-built brand direct outlet shopping centre in Australia and remains so today. In 2013–14, Harbour Town was once again a proud partner of SLSQ’s Gold Coast

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Beach Safe Program. The program includes a welcoming service at the Gold Coast Airport, whereby lifesavers distribute vital surf safety information to arriving visitors and tourists. The program also includes our popular ‘Surf Fun Clinics’ — pop-up beach safety educational sessions for the general public conducted on Gold Coast beaches. This year also saw surf lifesavers hold pop-up clinics at Harbour Town.

Hot Tomato 102.9FM This year SLSQ celebrated its eighth consecutive year of partnership with Gold Coast radio station 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.

MEDIA PARTNERS Network Ten In 2013–14, SLSQ welcomed Network Ten to the Surf Life Saving family as our television media partner. The partnership officially commenced in 2014 and will see Network Ten support a variety of surf safety initiatives being rolled out across the state. Importantly, the partnership will see SLSQ significantly expand its reach through a number of on-air community service announcements and the production of a surf lifesaving documentary to be aired nationally. In 2013–14 the network also supported a number of SLSQ’s sporting and fundraising events through promotional live crosses, general publicity, and the provision of talent and personnel.

Grant Broadcasters

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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 including team gear, goggles, nipper rash vests and swim caps. Engine Swimwear is SLSQ’s preferred supplier of rash vests, swimwear and apparel.

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 more than six decades, 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.

Kracka Surfcraft Australia Kracka Surfcraft is one of Australia’s leading and most successful Surf Life Saving surf craft manufacturers, specialising in nipper boards, foamies and competition paddleboards right through to surf rescue and lifeguard boards. As the preferred board supplier for SLSQ, our organisation benefits from exclusive pricing, product

Oaks Hotels & Resorts Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest apartment accommodation providers, incorporating a portfolio of 34 properties across five states and offering a unique blend of stylish city hotels in central 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. The Cancer Council endorses their shade protection range. Star Outdoor is a proud business partner of SLSQ and generously provides product support to assist our frontline and marketing services. They also offer preferential prices to all SLSCs in Queensland.

THIS PARTNERSHIP WILL SEE BREAKA SUPPORT SOME OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND IMPORTANT SURF SAFETY AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN THE STATE, AND WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST THE GREAT WORK THAT THIS ORGANISATION DOES THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY

— DAVID WAUGH, GENERAL MANAGER OF MARKETING, BREAKA

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Formally Prime Radio, Grant Broadcasters 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 2013–14 the network continued to support SLSQ through various community service announcements, promotional live crosses, and general publicity. Importantly, the ongoing partnership with Grant Broadcasters has allowed SLSQ to extend our reach and communicate with beachgoers in the regional hubs of Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and the Sunshine Coast.

BUSINESS PARTNERS

donations, club and member concessions and special purchasing offers throughout the year.

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SLSQ COMMITTEES AND PANELS Administration and IT Committee C Williams (Chair), T McCulloch, B Sheret, J McDougall, T Duncan, B Cooney(Resigned May 2014), K Barnes, D Boulton OAM, B Kelly, C Sparkes, J Neal, C Holden, A Purchase, L Sherrington, L Cremer, L Hogben, L Mathison, G Topfer, Z Ballarin, SLSA Delegate Audit, Finance and Compliance Committee D Bragg (Chair), M Ahmelman, D Cahill, G O`Brien, R Murphy Communications Panel T Sweeney (Chair), M Corlett, M Chivertson, J Aleckson, K Dunn, J Argent (Sec) Helicopter Advisory Panel G Hill (Chair), P Bird, P Gibson, R Murphy, T Hughes, K Dunn, A McNeily, S Blair-Smith (Sec) IRB Competition Panel M Cook (Chair), A Barbour, C Lennox, N Ward, S Wheeler, R Bennett (Sec) IRB Lifesaving Advisory Panel G Tanner (Chair), T Burgess, C Donnelly, P Hallett, B Hartley, M Cook, C Fife (Sec) Jet Rescue Boat Panel K Hart (Chair), G Minter, C Doney, R Jenkinson, S Wray, R Whitmore, K Dunn, N Fife (Sec)

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Junior Activities Advisory Panel R Fien (Chair), T Smith, M Jackson, G Miller, S Paskin, D Love, A Cassone, D Glassock, R Campbell, B Lofthouse, T Draman (Sec) Lifeguard Advisory Panel G Cahill (Chair), J Campton, J Johnson, J March, R Blanchard, H Ridland, J Davis, A King, R Drury, C Lovitt, N Fife, R Barber (Sec) Lifesaving Operations Support Panel Kevin Dunn (Chair), T Sweeney, K Hart, T Hughes, P Bird, K Phillips, R Melton, P Lucas, J Argent (Sec).

Lifesaving Education Panel J Allsopp (Chair), A Mikelat, G Cullen, L Messer, K Lynch, E Thomas, M Kearney, R Gibb, A Gulson, B Middleton, P Lucas, R Fien, M Fife, B Whibley Life Members & Civil Honours Panel R Devlin QC (Chair), R Tallon OAM, R Whitmore OAM, I Young, M Fife OAM, D Hoyland OAM, K Bostock, S Crichton, W Massey, B Lofthouse (Sec) March Past Panel D Donnelly (Chair), J McRae, A Seeney Membership Services Committee R Campbell (Chair), J Aleckson, T Demopoulos, S Fien, D Glassock, M Hooper, G Moreton, K Phillips, B Seymour, S Steinhofer, R Fien, B Lofthouse, T Draman (Sec) Meritorious Awards and Lifesaving Selection Panel P Lucas (Chair), R Campbell, K Phillips, J Aleckson, B Lofthouse (Sec) Officials/Assessors Finance Committee C Melloy (Chair), P Lucas, D Mathison, K Bostock, M Buttrum, S Crichton, P Hall, J Hamrey, L Henshaw, K Litzow, J Paskin, R Tallon OAM, D Burchill OAM, C Williams (Non-voting)

Surf Sports Committee C Melloy (Chair), L Wanklyn, A Dunn, B Cremer, S Della Bianca, K Litzow, N Ward, D Mathison, P Hall, W McLennan, G Hill, T Smith, S Hogben, R Bennett, S Hesse (Sec) Surf Sports Selection Panel C Melloy (Chair), N Kelk, W Lee, A Moore, R Bennett (Sec) Surf Boat Panel P Hall, V O’Keefe, P Wessell, J Melloy State Championships Organisational Panel C Melloy (Chair), S Della Bianca, W McLennan, B Brassington, S Hogben, S Hesse (Sec) State Officials Advisory Panel D Mathison (Chair), C Melloy, R Bartlett, K Bostock, R Griffiths, W Massey, A Seeney, B Walsh, B Cremer SLSQ Judiciary Committee M Reaburn (Chair), P Kelly, R Bartlett, K Bostock, D Boulton OAM, M Clyde, S Crichton, M White, R Whitmore, I Young, C Williams (Sec)

Rescue Water Craft (RWC) Panel G Ferreira (Chair), G Palmer, W Baker, P Whitty, R Pollock, A Ryan, D Westby, N Steer, M Comerford, K Burns, W Foxwell, L Passmore, K Dunn, T McClintock (Sec) R&R Panel C Melloy (Chair), G Clarke, G Crawford, T Holmes, J Taylor, S Byrnes State Coaching Advisory Panel G Hill (Chair), W Sinclair, R Bennett (Sec) State Lifesaving Committee P Lucas (Chair), K Dunn, M Stevens, F Burke, C Swanton, P Reed, K Brown, K Clark, J Allsopp, M Fife, G Hill, P Lawlor, J Seymour, D Draper, G Cahill, G Tanner, T Sweeney, S Blair-Smith (Sec)

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MEMBERSHIP HONOUR BOARD 2013–14 2013–14 AWARD WINNERS Clive Hammond Silver Medal • North Queensland Branch – Craig Marturia (Etty Bay) • North Barrier Branch – Lisa Nugent (Arcadian) • Wide Bay Capricorn Branch – Chris Donelly (Hervey Bay) • Sunshine Coast Branch – Robert Campbell (Dicky Beach) • South Coast Branch – Phil Chipman (Mermaid Beach) • Point Danger Branch – Serena McMahon (Tallebudgera) Jupiters Summer Surf Girl • 2014 Jupiters Summer Surf Girl – Caitlin Knight, Dicky Beach • 2014 Jupiters Summer Surf Girl Runner Up – Olivia Wilson, Broadbeach • 2014 Jupiters Summer Surf Girl Highest Fundraiser – Caitlin Knight, Dicky Beach • 2014 Jupiters Summer Surf Girl Award for Personality - Morgan Marrinon, Pacific

Youth Awards • Breaka Under-14 Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year – Nicholas Crow, Kurrawa Sports Awards • 2013 Queensland State Endurance Championships – Alexandra Headland • 2014 Queensland State Surf Rescue Championships - Alexandra Headland • 2014 Queensland State Board Riding Championships - Alexandra Headland • 2014 Queensland Junior State Championships – Northcliffe • 2014 Queensland Masters State Championships – Northcliffe • 2014 Queensland State Championships – Northcliffe • 2014 Queensland State IRB Championships – North Burleigh • 2014 Queensland State Pool Rescue Championships – Currumbin • 2013 North Australian Championships – Cairns

2012–13 AWARD WINNERS* • U18 Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year – Mary Parker (Picnic Bay) • 18-25 Young Surf Lifesaver of the Year – Tom Sealy (Mermaid Beach) • Andy Frizzell OAM, OBE Award for Services to Junior Activities – Melinda Jackson (Ellis Beach) • Surf Lifesaver of the Year – Deryk Taylor (Currumbin) • Clive Hammond Gold Medal – Ken Clark (Pacific) • Assessor of the Year – Lynne Messer (Moore Park) • Club of the Year – Noosa Heads • Trainer of the Year – Lynne Messer (Moore Park) • Volunteer of the Year – Terry Lund (Ayr) • Lifeguard of the Year – Jason Smith (Sunshine Coast) • Youth Development Club of the Year – Noosa Heads • Athlete of the Year – Megan Kreuter (Ellis Beach) • Coach of the Year – Wade Sinclair (Picnic Bay) • Junior Athlete of the Year – Joshua Linton (Mooloolaba) • Masters Athlete of the Year – Lee Vrolyks (Northcliffe) • Official of the Year – Santo Della-Bianca (Alexandra Headland) • Rookie Coach of the Year – Michael Wilson (Mackay) • Sport Rookie Official of the Year – Ralph Lipponen (Kirra) • Sport Team Manager of the Year – Brian Markham (Port Douglas) • Sport Team of the Year – First Aid Team, Maroochydore • President’s Cup – Alexandra Headland *These awards were announced at SLSQ’s 2013 Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner, after the 2012–13 Annual Report was tabled.

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Surf Life Saving Awards • Sunshine Coast SurfCom Shift Supervisor – Noel Loaney • Sunshine Coast SurfCom Operator – Fred Lenz • Sunshine Coast Jet Rescue Boat Driver/Skipper – Chris Doney • Sunshine Coast Jet Rescue Boat Crewperson – Rebecca Cooper-Tregoning • Rescue Water Craft 12 (Caloundra) – Franny Gruchy • Rescue Water Craft 14 (Sunshine Coast Branch) – Bruce Hays • Rescue Water Craft 15 (Sunshine Coast Branch) – John Titmus • Rescue Water Craft 16 (Mooloolaba) – Kaitlyn Akers • Rescue Water Craft 17 (Mooloolaba) – David Edgerton • Rescue Water Craft 19 (Noosa) – David James

• Sunshine Coast Duty Officer of the Year – Kevin Lynch • Special Recognition Award for Services to SurfCom – Dave McLean • Gold Coast SurfCom Shift Supervisor – Robert Snart • Gold Coast SurfCom Operator – Donna Walls • Gold Coast Jet Rescue Boat Driver/Skipper – Brent Imrie • Gold Coast Jet Rescue Boat Crewperson – Darryl Koekemoer • Rescue Water Craft 1 (Kirra) – Chris Damic • Rescue Water Craft 3 (Pacific) – Shaun Slattrey • Rescue Water Craft 4 (Burleigh) – Graham Long • Rescue Water Craft 5 (Kurrawa) – Rob Pollock • Rescue Water Craft 6 (Southport) – Gary Patterson • Rescue Water Craft 8 (Point Lookout) – Mike Stone • Gold Coast Duty Officer of the Year – Steve Muller

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SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND FINANCIALS AND STATISTICS 2013–14


CONTENTS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS DIRECTOR'S DECLARATION

2

AUDITOR'S REPORT

3

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

5

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

6

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN ASSOCIATION'S FUNDS

7

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW

8

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

9

STATISTICS 2013–2014 MEMBERSHIP TABLES

24

LIFESAVING AWARDS TABLES

26

LIFESAVING PATROL ACTIVITY TABLES

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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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578,309

512,286

Other comprehensive income Total comprehensive income for the year

The above statement of comprehensive income should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

578,309

512,286

Income tax expense Surplus after income tax

20,611,529 23,772 20,635,301

24,221,069 598,406 24,819,475

(6,527,582) (7,983,806) (1,200,107) (476,712) (776,514) (808,414) (2,616,627) 259,828 72,942 578,309 4(b)

3(a) 3(b)

2013 $

2014 $

SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND

(7,006,822) (10,441,055) (1,741,988) (546,000) (903,123) (963,889) (3,228,052) 417,169 106,571 512,286

Expenses: Life saving services Lifeguard operations Club support Surf sports Education, youth and membership Marketing & public affairs Corporate support Net increase in investments Finance income, net Surplus from continuing operations

Revenue from continuing operations Other revenue Revenue

Note

Statement of comprehensive income

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23,277,780 23,277,780

23,277,780

246,153 246,153 5,923,194

1,781,969 943,138 2,000,000 951,934 5,677,041

The above statement of financial position should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

23,790,066 23,790,066

Association's funds Retained earnings Total association's funds

324,992 324,992 7,508,984

2,977,319 1,095,665 1,750,000 1,361,008 7,183,992

114,300 2,681,734 16,848,565 19,644,599 29,200,974

3,796,147 1,581,589 3,954,111 224,528 9,556,375

1,737,912 2,802,974 5,239,243 204,659 9,984,788 79,300 2,440,751 18,794,211 21,314,262 31,299,050

2013 $

2014 $

23,790,066

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11 12 14

8 9 10

5 6 7

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Net assets

Non-current liabilities Employee benefit liabilities Total non-current liabilities Total liabilities

Liabilities Current liabilities Trade and other payables Employee benefit liabilities Interest-bearing loans and borrowings Revenue received in advance Total current liabilities

Non-current assets Receivables Investment in controlled entities Property, plant and equipment Total non-current assets Total assets

Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents Trade and other receivables Other financial assets Prepayments Total current assets

As at 31 May 2014

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23,277,780

23,277,780

The above statement of changes in association's funds should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

At 31 May 2013

578,309 578,309

578,309 578,309

22,699,471

22,699,471

At 1 June 2012 Surplus for the year Other comprehensive income Total comprehensive income for the year

23,790,066

23,790,066

At 31 May 2014

23,277,780 512,286 512,286

23,277,780 512,286 512,286

Surplus for the year Other comprehensive income Total comprehensive income for the year

At 1 June 2013

Retained earnings $ Total $

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Statement of changes in association's funds

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Statement of cash flows

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(2,058,235) 3,796,147 1,737,912

2013 $

(929,626) 4,725,773 3,796,147

1,341,191 1,341,191

127,069 (2,994,538) (1,379,462) (4,246,931)

22,032,131 (19,504,196) 207,680 (134,738) (624,763) 1,976,114

The above statement of cash flows should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the financial year Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the financial year

(250,000) (250,000)

Financing activities Proceeds from borrowings Repayments of borrowings Net cash flows from/(used in) financing activities

25,499,681 (20,848,572) 212,821 (106,250) (2,064,997) 2,692,683

2014 $

685,685 (4,318,640) (867,963) (4,500,918)

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Note

Investing activities Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment Purchase of property, plant and equipment Acquisition of other financial assets Controlled entity investments Net cash flows used in investing activities

Operating activities Receipts in the course of operations Payments in the course of operations Interest received Interest paid GST remitted to ATO Net cash flows from operating activities

For the year ended 31 May 2014

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SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

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The adoption of these standards has not had a material impact on the financials statements.

The Association has adopted the following new and amended Australian Accounting Standards and AASB Interpretations as of 1 June 2013: • AASB 13 Fair Value Measurement; and • AASB 119 Employee Benefits.

(b) New accounting standards and interpretations (i) Changes in accounting policy and disclosures. The accounting policies adopted are consistent with those of the previous financial year except as follows:

The financial report is presented in Australian dollars ($).

The directors are of the view that the omission of the presentation and disclosure items referred to above does not detract from the true and fair presentation of the financial report of SLSQ.

• AASB 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures • AASB 13 Fair value measurement • AASB 114 Segment Reporting • AASB 116 Property, Plant and Equipment • AASB 119 Employee benefits • AASB 124 Related Party Disclosures • AASB 127 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements • AASB 132 Financial Instruments: Presentation • AASB 136 Impairment of Assets

The requirements of accounting standards and other financial reporting requirements in Australia do not have mandatory applicability to SLSQ because it is not a "reporting entity". This special purpose financial report has been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards, Interpretations and other authoritative pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act Queensland 1981 with the following exceptions in relation to disclosure:

This is a financial report of Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) as a stand alone entity and does not consolidate the financial statements of any controlled entities. Details on controlled entities are included in Note 18.

(a) Basis of preparation This special purpose financial report has been prepared for distribution to the members to fulfill the directors' financial reporting requirements under the Associations Incorporations Act Queensland 1981. It has been prepared on an accrual basis of accounting including the historical cost convention and the going concern assumption. Cost is based on the fair values of the consideration given in exchange for assets. The accounting policies adopted are consistent with those of the previous year.

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(f)

Class of asset Buildings Leasehold improvements Plant and equipment - Other Plant and equipment - Helicopter (components) Plant and equipment - Helicopter (other)

Depreciation rate/Useful life 2.5% 2.5% 3.33%- 60% 3,500 - 12,400 hrs 6.67% - 10%

Depreciation method Straight line Straight line Diminishing value Usage - operating hours Straight line

Depreciation is calculated over the estimated useful life of the assets as follows:

Property, plant and equipment Plant and equipment is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and any impairment losses. Such cost includes the cost of replacing parts that are eligible for capitalisation when the cost of replacing the parts is incurred. Similarly, when each major inspection is performed, its cost is recognised in the carrying amount of the plant and equipment as they are replaced if it is eligible for capitalisation. Land and buildings are measured at cost less accumulated depreciation on buildings and less any impairment losses recognised.

(e) Financial assets Financial assets classified as held for trading are included in the category 'Investments - current'. They represent financial assets at fair value through profit or loss. Financial assets are classified as held for trading if they are acquired for the purpose of selling in the near term.

The collectability of debts is assessed at balance sheet date and an allowance for doubtful debts is made when there is objective evidence that SLSQ will not be able to collect the debts. Bad debts are written off when identified.

(d) Trade and other receivables Trade receivables, which generally have 30 day terms, are recognised and carried at original invoice amount less an allowance for any uncollectible amounts.

For the purpose of the statement of cash flows, cash and cash equivalents consist of cash and shortterm deposits as defined above, net of outstanding bank overdrafts.

(c) Cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents in the statement of financial position comprise cash at banks and on hand and short-term deposits with a maturity of three months or less.

(b) New accounting standards and interpretations (continued) (ii) Accounting standards and interpretations issued but not yet effective. Certain Australian Accounting Standards and UIG interpretations have recently been issued or amended but are not yet effective and have not been adopted by the Association for the annual reporting period ended 31 May 2014. The directors are in the process of assessing the impact of these new or amended standards (to the extent relevant to the Association). Any impact is not anticipated to be material to the financial statements.

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Notes to the financial statements (continued)

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Property, plant and equipment (continued) The assets residual values, useful lives and amortisation methods are reviewed and adjusted if appropriate, at each financial year end and adjusted prospectively if required.

(f)

(i)

Employee leave benefits (i) Wages, salaries, annual leave and sick leave Liabilities for wages and salaries, including non-monetary benefits, annual leave and accumulating sick leave expected to be settled within 12 months of the reporting date are recognised in respect of employees' services up to the reporting date. They are measured at the amounts expected to be paid when the liabilities are settled. Expenses for non-accumulating sick leave are recognised when the leave is taken and are measured at the rates paid or payable.

(h) Interest-bearing loans and borrowings After initial recognition, interest bearing loans and borrowings are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate (EIR) method. Gains and losses are recognised in the statement of comprehensive income when the liabilities are de-recognised as well as through the EIR amortisation process. Amortised cost is calculated by taking into account any discount or premium on acquisition and fees on costs are an integral part of EIR.

(g) Trade and other payables Trade payables and other payables are carried at amortised costs and represent liabilities for goods and services provided to SLSQ prior to the end of the financial year that are unpaid and arise when SLSQ becomes obliged to make future payments in respect of the purchase of these goods and services.

Any gain or loss arising on derecognition of the asset (calculated as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset) is included in profit or loss in the year the asset is derecognised.

(ii) Derecognition and disposal An item of property, plant and equipment is derecognised upon disposal or when no further future economic benefits are expected from its use or disposal.

An impairment exists when the carrying value of an asset or cash exceeds its estimated recoverable amount. The asset is then written down to its recoverable amount. Impairment losses, if any, are recognised in the statement of comprehensive income as a separate line item.

(i) Impairment The carrying values of property, plant and equipment are reviewed for impairment at each reporting date, with the recoverable amount being estimated when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may be impaired. The recoverable amount of property, plant and equipment is the higher of fair value less costs to sell and value in use.

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

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Employee leave benefits (continued) (ii) Long service leave The liability for long service leave is recognised and measured as the present value of expected future payments to be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date using the projected unit credit method. Consideration is given to expected future wage and salary levels, experience of employee departures, and periods of service. Expected future payments are discounted using market yields at the reporting date on national government bonds with terms to maturity and currencies that match, as closely as possible, the estimated future cash outflows. Revenue recognition Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to SLSQ and the revenue can be reliably measured. The following specific recognition criteria must also be met before revenue is recognised:

(i)

(j)

Commitments and contingencies are disclosed net of the amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority.

Cash flows are included in the Statement of cash flows on a gross basis and the GST component of cash flows arising from investing and financing activities, which is recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority is classified as part of operating cash flows.

The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the taxation authority is included as part of receivables or payables in the statement of financial position.

• Receivables and payables, which are stated with the amount of GST included.

• When the GST incurred on a purchase of goods and services is not recoverable from the taxation authority, in which case the GST is recognised as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of the expense item as applicable.

Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST except:

(k) Income tax and GST Surf Life Saving Queensland is exempt from income tax.

• Revenue from the provision of services is recognised as the relevant services are performed. • Revenue from donations is recognised on receipt. • Revenue from sponsorships is recognised on a straight-line basis over the period of the sponsorship agreement when the Association has the unconditional right to receive sponsorship donations. • Revenue is recognised as interest accrues using the effective interest method. This is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial asset and allocating the interest income over the relevant period using the effective interest rate, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial net to the net carrying amount of the financial asset.

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

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Notes to the financial statements (continued)

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Government grants Government grants are recognised when there is reasonable assurance that the grant will be received and all attaching conditions will be complied with. When the grant relates to an expense item, it is recognised as income over the periods necessary to match the grant on a systematic basis to the costs that it is intended to compensate.

(l)

Primary responsibility for identification and control of financial risk rests with the Audit Finance & Compliance Committee under the authority of the Board. The Board reviews and agrees policies for managing each of these risks identified.

Equity securities price risk arise from investments in equity securities. To limit this risk SLSQ diversifies its portfolio in accordance with limits set by the Board in conjunction with its investment fund manager Perpetual. The majority of the equity investments is of a high quality and is publicly traded on the ASX. The price risk appears immaterial in terms of a possible impact on profit and loss and as such a sensitivity analysis has not been completed.

Liquidity risk arises from the timing differences between cash inflows and cash outflows. SLSQ's objective is to maintain a balance between continuity of funding and flexibility. The Board has in place capital working capital and reinvestment targets and regularly monitors forward cash flow forecasts.

SLSQ trades only with recognised, creditworthy third parties, and as such collateral is not requested nor is it SLSQ's policy to securitise its trade and other receivables. In addition, receivable balances are monitored on an ongoing basis with the result that SLSQ's exposure to bad debts is not significant. There are no significant concentrations of credit risk within SLSQ.

Credit risk arises from the financial assets of SLSQ, which comprise cash and cash equivalents, trade and other receivables. SLSQ's exposure to credit risk arises from potential default of the counter party, with a maximum exposure equal to the carrying amount of these instruments. Exposure at balance date is addressed in each applicable note.

The main risks arising from SLSQ's financial instruments are credit risk, liquidity risk and price risk. SLSQ uses different methods to measure and manage different types of risks to which it is exposed. These include ageing analyses and monitoring of specific credit allowances undertaken to manage credit risk. Liquidity risk is monitored through the development of future rolling cash flow forecasts. The Board reviews and agrees policies for managing each of these risks.

(m) Financial risk management objectives and policies SLSQ's principal financial instruments comprise receivables, payables, cash and short-term deposits, interest bearing loan and borrowings and investments held in equities. SLSQ manages its exposure to key financial risks in accordance with the financial risk management policy.

Revenue received for capital grants is recognised upon acquisition of the underlying asset within the statement of comprehensive income in accordance with AASB 1004.

SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

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(i) Significant accounting estimates and assumptions Estimation of useful lives of assets The estimation of the useful lives of assets has been based on historical experience as well as manufacturers' warranties (for plant, equipment and helicopters), lease terms (for leased equipment) and turnover policies (for motor vehicles). In addition, the condition of the assets is assessed at least once per year and considered against the remaining useful life. Adjustments to useful lives are made when considered necessary.

Further details of the nature of these assumptions and conditions may be found in the relevant notes to the financial statements.

Management has identified the following critical accounting policies for which significant judgements, estimates and assumptions are made. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions and may materially affect financial results or the financial position reported in future periods.

The preparation of the financial statements requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts in the financial statements. Management continually evaluates its judgements and estimates in relation to assets, liabilities, contingent liabilities, revenue and expenses. Management bases its judgements and estimates on historical experience and on other various factors it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, the result of which form the basis of the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.

SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING JUDGEMENTS, ESTIMATES AND ASSUMPTIONS

For the year ended 31 May 2014

Notes to the financial statements (continued)

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Other revenue Net profit on disposal of plant and equipment SURPLUS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

(b) 4

Finance income, net Interest expense Interest income- Other corporations Total finance income Employee benefits expense Wages and salaries

(c)

Depreciation - Buildings - Plant and equipment

Depreciation and amortisation Amortisation - Leasehold improvements - Investments in controlled entities

(b)

(a)

Operating activities Rendering of services (sponsors, government & lifesaving) Distributions from Surf Life Saving Foundation and Surf Life Saving Australia Rental of property, plant & equipment General donations Distributions from Cairns Supporters Club Royalty income Other revenues

(a)

Surplus from continuing operations before income tax expense has been determined after:

REVENUE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

3

2,573,907 463,651 417,480 136,906 61,558 1,179,450 20,611,529

2,644,302 345,163 1,347 294,779 66,583 947,017 24,221,069

11,815,601

106,250 (212,821) (106,571)

82,061 1,813,876

5,146 250,000

2014 $

9,144,210

134,738 (207,680) (72,942)

82,097 1,364,697

5,160 59,368

2013 $

23,772

15,778,577

19,921,878

598,406

2013 $

2014 $

Notes to the financial statements (continued)

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(a)

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946,407 105,359 21,844 40,327 1,113,937

1,581,589

2,802,974

1,625,357 129,678 64,724 528,074 2,347,833

12,400 12,400

1,113,937 455,252 1,569,189

2013 $

954,335 2,841,812 3,796,147

2013 $

954,335 2,841,812 3,796,147

2013 $

10,000 10,000

2,347,833 445,141 2,792,974

2014 $

293,299 1,444,613 1,737,912

2014 $

293,299 1,444,613 1,737,912

2014 $

The maximum exposure to credit risk is the fair value of receivables. Collateral is not held as security, nor is it SLSQ's policy to transfer (on-sell) receivables to special purpose entities.

Fair value and credit risk Due to the short-term nature of these receivables, their carrying value is assumed to approximate their fair value.

Trade receivables are non-interest bearing and are generally on 30 day terms. Receivables past due but not considered impaired are $722,476 (2013: $167,530). Discussions with the counterparties and/or receipts subsequent to reporting sheet date have satisfied management that payment will be received in full.

0 - 30 Current terms 31 - 60 days 61 - 90 days +91 days Total

At 31 May, the ageing analysis of trade debtors is as follows:

Other related parties – Surf Life Saving Clubs

Trade receivables Other debtors

TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES

Cash Term deposits

For the purposes of the statement of cash flows, cash and cash equivalents comprise the following:

Reconciliation to statement of cash flows

Cash Term deposits

CASH AND SHORT-TERM DEPOSITS

For the year ended 31 May 2014

Notes to the financial statements (continued)

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8

7

2,681,734 9,017 (250,000) 2,440,751

Reconciliation: Surf Life Saving Services (Queensland) Pty Ltd Carrying amount at beginning of period Additions Other Amortisation charge for the year Carrying amount at end of period

1,361,640 1,379,462 (59,368) 2,681,734

10 2,741,092 (59,368) 2,681,734

2013 $

114,300

2013 $

3,954,111

The investment in the Cairns SLS Supporters Club Inc represents monies that have been forwarded and used for the construction of a new supporters club. The investment will be realised through distributions to SLSQ from surplus operating cash-flows from the Cairns SLS Supporters Club Inc. The investment is amortised to match the distributions received from the Cairns SLS Supporters Club Inc. The amortisation period will not exceed the original lease term of the supporters club which is 10 years.

10 2,750,109 (309,368) 2,440,751

2014 $

79,300

2014 $

5,239,243

2014 $

Surf Life Saving Services (Queensland) Pty Ltd Investment in the Cairns SLS Supporters Club Inc Accumulated amortisation Investments in controlled entities

INVESTMENTS IN CONTROLLED ENTITIES

Amounts receivable from: – Surf Life Saving Clubs

RECEIVABLES (NON-CURRENT)

Investments - current Financial assets at fair value

OTHER FINANCIAL ASSETS 2013 $

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8,111,333 (1,024,971) 7,086,362

8,111,333 (1,107,031) 7,004,302 200,014 (80,621) 119,393 15,074,224 (6,229,821) 8,844,403 23,385,571 (7,417,473) 2,826,113 18,794,211

Land and buildings At cost Accumulated depreciation Net carrying amount Leasehold improvements At cost Accumulated amortisation Net carrying amount Plant and equipment At cost Accumulated depreciation Net carrying amount Total property, plant and equipment At cost Accumulated depreciation and impairment Work in progress Net carrying amount

Assets pledged as security The loan facility is secured by a mortgage over SLSQ's land and buildings (refer note 14). Valuation and impairment An independent valuation of land and buildings for fair value purposes was undertaken on 16 April 2014. In their opinion, the fair value of land and buildings is $16,500,000 (2013: $13,400.00). The Directors believe that there is no impairment adjustment to property, plant and equipment at 31 May 2014.

(c)

21,931,623 (6,784,765) 1,701,707 16,848,565

13,620,276 (5,684,319) 7,935,957

200,014 (75,475) 124,539

2013 $

2014 $

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

(b)

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13

12

11

1,748,706 755,091 473,522 2,977,319

2014 $

769,543 687,434 324,992 1,781,969

Financing facilities available Facilities drawn down Facilities unused

INTEREST-BEARING LOANS AND BORROWINGS

Employee entitlements

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT LIABILITIES (NON-CURRENT)

Employee entitlements

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT LIABILITIES (CURRENT)

2,000,000 (1,750,000) 250,000

2014 $

324,992

2014 $

1,095,665

2014 $

2,000,000 (2,000,000) -

2013 $

246,153

2013 $

943,138

2013 $

Fair value Due to the short-term nature of these payables, their carrying value is assumed to approximate their fair value.

Trade payables Other payables Accrued expenses Carrying amount of trade and other payables

TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES (CURRENT) 2013 $

SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND

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(801,753) 19,869 1,186,333 231,366 409,074 2,692,683

Changes in assets and liabilities Increase in trade and other receivables Decrease in prepayments Increase in trade and other payables Increase in employee benefit liabilities Increase/(Decrease) in revenue in advance Net cash flows from operating activities

(356,804) 83,381 518,241 380,847 (471,256) 1,976,114

1,451,954 59,368 (23,772) 15,674 (259,828)

578,309

2013 $

The Cairns Surf Life Saving Supporters Club (SLSSC) is considered a controlled entity by way of control of the Board by representation of SLSQ Board Members. Through its investment, and representation on the Board, SLSQ is exposed and has rights to variable returns from its involvement as well as the ability to affect those returns through its power. Cairns SLSSC year end is 30 June and it prepares audited financial statements as of this date. The unaudited net assets of the Cairns SLSSC as at 31 May 2014 were $264,060 (2013: $144,413).

During the reporting period, Surf Life Saving Services (Queensland) Pty Ltd, a wholly owned controlled corporation, remained dormant. It has no significant assets or liabilities.

18 CONTROLLED ENTITIES AND ASSOCIATED ENTITIES

There are no contingent liabilities as at the reporting date which would have a material effect on the Company's financial statements as at 31 May 2014 (2013: $nil).

17 CONTINGENT LIABILITIES

There are no capital commitments at 31 May 2014 (2013: $nil).

16 CAPITAL COMMITMENTS

(b) Non-cash financing transactions SLSQ did not acquire any assets during the year utilising hire purchase (2013: Nil).

1,901,083 250,000 (625,586) 27,180 (417,169)

512,286

2014 $

Adjustments for: Depreciation and amortisation Amortisation of investment in controlled entity Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment Increase in fair value of investments

Surplus after income tax

(a) Reconciliation of net surplus after tax to net cash flows from operations

15 STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS RECONCILIATION

For the year ended 31 May 2014

Notes to the financial statements (continued)

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Amounts received or due and receivable by Ernst & Young (Australia) for: • An audit of the financial report of the entity • Non-assurance services

The auditor of Surf Life Saving Queensland is Ernst & Young.

22 AUDITORS’ REMUNERATION

76,000 5,000 81,000

2014 $

76,000 5,000 81,000

2013 $

Perpetuity Funds are held for the benefit of SLSQ and can only be distributed at the sole discretion of the Trustee. Accordingly these funds are not recognised in the statement of financial position. At 31 May 2014, SLSQ had $8,221,430 (2013: $7,260,817) held in perpetuity funds in the Trust.

SLSQ invests both withdrawable and perpetuity funds in the Surf Life Saving Rescue Fund Trust which is administered by Surf Life Saving Foundation as the corporate Trustee. Withdrawable funds are included in SLSQ's statement of financial position at Note 7. Earnings and movements in the fair value of withdrawable investments are included in the statement of comprehensive income.

21 INTEREST IN THE SURF LIFE SAVING RESCUE FUND TRUST

SLSQ is dependent on state funds from the Department of Community Safety. A yearly contribution of $1,575,760 is committed until 30 June 2015 by the Department.

20 ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY

There were no subsequent events that require disclosure.

19 SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

Notes to the financial statements (continued)

For the year ended 31 May 2014

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STATISTICS

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MEMBERSHIP TABLES CLUB NAME

Statistics are generated from Surfguard Summary Report as at June 30, 2014

CLUB MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES Junior Activities

M

F

Active Cadet

Active Junior

Active Senior

M

F

M

F

M

F

3 5 13 5 1 27

2 2 8 3 4 19

0 10 10 2 1 23

1 8 10 11 2 32

11 23 34 7 5 80

10 9 25 6 2 52

Associate

M

F

Award

General

Honorary

Leave/ Restricted

Life Member

Long Service

Non-Member

Past Active

Probationary

Reserve Active

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

1 3 3 4 0 11

5 1 8 1 2 17

0 0 0 5 0 5

0 0 0 4 0 4

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

3 14 9 5 1 32

2 7 0 1 1 11

0 0 8 0 0 8

0 0 1 0 1 2

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 2 6 0 8

0 0 1 5 0 6

8

10 1 12 1 0 24

1

0 1 2 0 0 3

132

38 53 29 47 11 17 14 16 15 13 107 146 253

16 13 41 26 46 45 34 19 3 2 21 7 53 25 7 4 221 141 362

3 16 11 30 55 69 30 47 4 8 52 69 44 65 21 39 220 343 563

1 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 8

29 15 34 26 42 26 17 1 12 15 42 23 18 9 35 13 229 128 357

6 8 51 64 28 42 13 33 16 20 47 53 20 38 28 43 209 301 510

15 2 1 0 1 2 3 20 44

Total Male

Total Female

125 115 156 60 40 496

127 112 138 65 42 484

Total Membership

NORTH QUEENSLAND BRANCH Port Douglas Ellis Beach Cairns Etty Bay Mission Beach TOTAL M &F BRANCH TOTAL

60 44 31 36 57 54 11 17 16 17 175 168 343

46

55

28

9

0

0

43

10

0

6 1 1 16

14

3 0 0 4

40

980

252 227 294 125 82 980 980

0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3

49 47 155 129 241 260 121 127 22 25 132 157 202 180 100 108 1,047 1,008 2,055

96 284 501 248 47 289 382 208 2,055 2,055

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

168 151 189 181 224 212 63 67 72 76 193 158 117 101 250 221 1,276 1,167 2,443

319 370 436 130 148 351 218 471 2,443 2,443

0 5 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 13

128 112 749 661 283 215 176 140 314 221 217 157 207 215 633 413 832 736 843 643 328 230 618 472 356 280 251 206 200 208 6,135 4,909 11,044

240 1,410 498 316 535 374 422 1,046 1,568 1,486 558 1,090 636 457 408 11,044 11,044

7

NORTH BARRIER BRANCH Forrest Beach Arcadian Picnic Bay Ayr Bowen Eimeo Mackay Sarina TOTAL M & F BRANCH TOTAL

15 4 57 50 81 98 37 43 8 11 62 50 54 63 40 43 354 362 716

2 3 12 4 2 14 10 5 52

4 4 9 4 0 3 8 2 34

7 7 7 4 1 6 10 5 47

86

5 7 17 11 0 2 9 5 56 103

0 3 5 0 1 0 3 3 15

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

23

0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

0 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 8

3

0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 6

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

14

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 17 16 10 1 1 14 12 73

1

4 3 1 2 0 1 1 6 18

0 7 11 0 0 0 9 1 28

91

0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

32

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 7

0

0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 8

2 6 1 1 3

1 3 2 1 3 0 2 4 16

5 6 24

15

1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3

40

6

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

58 59 57 55 48 55 29 27 25 26 50 52 54 30 140 128 461 432 893

5 11 4

7 29 11 1 8 11 12 9 88

4 18 3 3 48 136

8 13 9 1 4 7 1 9 52

11 3 12 2 4 8 4 0 44 96

10 2 3 1 0 5 4 20 45

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

89

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 4

1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 7

0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

9

1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3

15 13 9 0 9 16 10 5 77

6 1 3 0 2 1 2 3 18

1 5 5 0 0 1 0 2 14

95

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

15

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 8

0

0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 5 13

29 34 1 1 74 56 3 2 0 0 4 1 2 0 6 4 119 98 217

0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 6

SUNSHINE COAST BRANCH

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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 TOTAL M & F BRANCH TOTAL

37 32 4 8 191 219 38 18 97 84 4 3 53 44 4 5 87 71 12 13 44 40 15 8 66 60 22 25 121 143 22 19 237 233 51 62 166 167 31 27 114 75 4 8 219 194 21 5 118 125 27 9 80 72 17 12 92 95 8 4 1,722 1,654 280 226 3,376 506

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15 7 33 19 23 44 0 0 29 33 145 63 167 237 25 18 16 4 55 21 80 96 10 2 5 11 44 16 43 62 15 1 14 7 82 27 52 71 7 22 7 11 55 20 50 60 18 10 14 25 51 44 41 54 3 6 22 13 87 45 115 120 31 19 39 28 162 93 209 278 19 16 38 46 221 119 162 211 52 24 25 13 72 20 52 95 17 12 33 22 108 35 149 190 19 8 14 3 58 31 87 98 2 6 11 11 52 28 44 68 10 9 9 8 18 13 53 76 2 0 291 242 1,243 594 1,327 1,760 230 153 533 1,837 3,087 383

0 35 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 45

0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 49 94

0 0 14 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 81 27 1 0 8 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 108 61 169

0 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 3 2 0 4 0 0 18

0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 7 25

12 0 19 1 10 2 7 0 29 1 18 3 5 0 47 3 43 3 34 2 9 1 15 2 22 2 28 2 4 2 302 24 326

1 64 11 1 22 1 101 62 105 19 21 16 7 6 437 529

0 12 2 1 2 0 1 20 22 20 3 3 1 2 3 92

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

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

0 2

3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 1 6 0 0 19

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 9 28

0 7 0 2 7 1 4 0 3 6 5 19 0 1 0 55

0 4 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 10 0 1 0 23 78

0 11 0 0 1 4 0 2 4 16 4 13 2 1 0 58 71

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CLUB NAME

CLUB MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES Junior Activities

Active Cadet

Active Junior

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

Point Lookout 50 54 19 Coochiemudlo Island 83 73 5 Southport 155 143 15 Surfers Paradise 38 43 5 Northcliffe 199 155 27 Broadbeach 68 65 11 Kurrawa 94 90 13 Mermaid Beach 135 146 23 Nobbys Beach 99 86 18 Miami Beach 91 85 8 North Burleigh 134 118 2 Burleigh Heads Mowbray 152 156 21 Park South Coast Branch 0 0 0 TOTAL M & F 1,298 1,214 167

12 7 10 6 26 16 12 15 4 10 9

18 9 15 8 59 17 27 15 28 28 16

11 8 11 7 47 16 20 14 21 15 19

39 11 131 56 131 72 100 88 79 41 114

17 9 55 22 76 31 60 44 29 14 57

55 33 165 35 134 64 80 126 63 73 77

81 38 163 42 135 84 101 162 71 91 96

36 2 12 7 3 13 16 3 1 5 17

36 4 21 8 3 1 14 10 0 2 15

22

38

16

96

49

145

174

12

0 149

0 278

0 205

0 958

M

F

Active Senior

Associate

Award

General

Honorary

Leave/ Restricted

Life Member

Long Service

Non-Member

Past Active

Probationary

Reserve Active

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

16 0 12 5 6 1 5 0 1 1

5 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0

0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1

1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0

13 5 27 15 23 15 14 22 11 23 21

3 1 3 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 2

19 0 42 25 66 5 89 15 1 17 70

4 0 3 1 15 2 22 1 1 2 15

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

7 1 7 0 0 1 5 6 2 0 0

4 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 3 0 0

1 2 14 16 20 3 4 4 10 1 5

2 0 9 15 13 3 3 5 6 0 6

2 0 3 0 3 0 0 6 0 0 2

11

0

0

6

21

0

1

21

1

42

8

0

0

12

9

1

0

0 125

0 0

0 0

1 54

0 34

0 6

0 6

210

0 18

391

0 74

0 0

0 1

0 41

0 24

0 81

0 62

Total Male

Total Female

Total Membership

0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

275 151 600 210 672 270 448 443 313 288 460

230 140 423 145 476 222 331 401 223 220 337

505 291 1,023 355 1,148 492 779 844 536 508 797

2

0

548

468

1,016

0 18

0 3

1 4,679

0 3,616

1 8,295

SOUTH COAST BRANCH

BRANCH TOTAL

2,512

316

483

0 0 0 0 463 1,050 1,238 127

1,421

2,288

252

0

88

12

228

465

1

65

143

21

8,295

8,295

POINT DANGER BRANCH 127

117

11

11

8

9

67

38

72

84

1

2

0

0

4

1

1

0

13

1

30

1

0

1

0

1

3

2

1

0

338

268

606

Pacific

56

65

6

7

6

6

37

15

27

37

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

7

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

6

2

0

0

149

137

286

Palm Beach (QLD) Currumbin Tugun Bilinga North Kirra Kirra Coolangatta Tweed Heads Coolangatta Rainbow Bay Point Danger Branch TOTAL M & F BRANCH TOTAL

126 181 96 35 72 55 47

116 147 71 34 75 63 50

16 6 2 2 14 6 8

7 10 10 8 10 3 9

23 22 23 8 22 7 9

11 20 16 2 22 4 6

48 138 77 32 45 51 70

18 48 24 4 12 14 28

74 115 57 18 51 46 33

89 108 90 29 68 55 55

0 2 6 1 0 0 2

0 3 3 2 0 5 1

0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 1 1 0 0 3 0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 1 0 0 0 0

25 11 26 5 28 31 17

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 75 65 0 5 17 22

1 5 3 0 0 6 4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 4 3 0 0 0 1

1 5 1 0 0 0 3

2 3 9 2 1 0 4

0 4 4 0 1 0 0

0 7 3 0 0 0 1

0 1 0 0 0 0 0

318 566 368 103 238 216 214

244 352 223 80 188 150 156

562 918 591 183 426 366 370

86

81

7

14

16

12

57

17

62

63

7

2

0

0

8

1

0

0

21

1

35

4

0

0

33

6

8

5

1

0

341

206

547

88 106 0 1 969 926 1,895

7 0 85

2 0 91

0 0 19

0 0 1

0 0 1

0 0 17

0 0 3

1 0 3

0 0 2

0 0 1

2 0 43

1 0 20

18 0 56

1 0 19

0 13

0 0 1

258 223 6 4 3,115 2,231 5,346

481 10 5,346 5,346

2,267 2,140 4,407

4

7,794 5,847 13,641

13,641 13,641

Gold Coast M & F GOLD COAST TOTAL Brisbane Lifesaving Service Total M & F Surf Life Saving Queensland

0

0

46 19 1 2 669 239 908

69 87 1 0 625 765 1,390

2 1 23

176

5 6 0 0 149 114 263

252 240 492

427 319 746

1,627 702 2,329

1,675 2,003 3,678

150 144 294

2

4,979 4,756 661 9,735

0

22

607

862

1,270

12

57

26

0

0

42

3

705 3,457 1,643 3,538 4,553 446

1,601

5,183

8,091

2 1

20 1

5

71

2

37

9

108

8 17

10 0 1 0 195 4 199

10 1 2 1 267 26 293

0 0 0

405 22 427

658 100 758

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

377

54

58

194

106

29

17

890

93

829

112

300

46

984

0

0

1,145 199 1,344

1

63 2

84

2

75 44

128

14

137 81 218

31 35

0

0

0

1

2

1

0

0

0

4

126

73

353

243

101

24

4

200

599

87

43

130

16,835 13,458 30,293

125

30,293

Total Female Membership

13,458

Total Female Nippers

4,756

Total Active Patrolling Male Membership

5,527

Total Male Membership

16,835

Total Male Nippers

4,979

Total Active Patrolling Female Membership

3,356

Grand Total Membership

30,293

Grand Total Nippers

9,735

Total Active Patrolling Membership

8,883

30,293

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LIFESAVING AWARDS TABLE Award

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NQB

NBB

WBCB

SSCB

SCB

PDB

BLS

Lifeguards

SLSQ

TOTAL

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate

13

23

63

202

150

129

18

33

30

661

Apply (Senior) First Aid

28

38

103

289

230

134

40

36

57

955

Assessor Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

0

6

3

11

4

6

0

1

0

31

Assessor Apply First Aid

0

7

3

4

9

10

0

2

0

35

Assessor Bronze Medallion

1

1

9

17

10

3

0

0

3

44

Assessor IRB

0

1

0

9

4

2

0

0

0

16

Assessor Radio

0

0

0

0

0

13

0

0

0

13

Assessor Rescue Water Craft (RWC)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

5

6

Assessor Resuscitation

0

0

1

1

0

27

0

0

1

30

Assessor Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Assessor Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

0

0

0

0

0

7

0

0

0

7

Assessor Spinal Management

0

3

0

3

1

14

0

0

0

21

Assessor Surf Rescue

0

0

0

0

0

38

0

0

0

38

ATV Operator

0

4

36

201

116

70

11

75

8

521

Bronze Medallion

68

79

128

481

447

223

60

19

24

1529

Facilitator Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

3

6

Facilitator Apply First Aid

1

0

2

2

3

4

0

0

0

12

Faciliator Assessor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8

8

Facilitator Bronze Medallion

0

0

0

3

5

9

0

0

0

17

Facilitator IRB

0

0

0

4

7

8

0

0

0

19

Facilitator Pain Management (Methoxyflurane)

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

Facilitator Radio

0

0

0

0

3

18

0

0

0

21

Facilitator Rescue Water Craft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

5

Facilitator Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

Facilitator Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

0

0

2

2

1

4

0

1

0

10

Facilitator Spinal Management

0

2

1

1

10

2

0

2

1

19

Facilitator Surf Rescue Certificate

0

0

0

0

0

40

0

0

0

40

Facilitator Trainer

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

Gold Medallion (Advanced Lifesaving)

0

0

0

7

0

3

0

39

4

53

Helicopter Crew Certificate

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

5

Introduction to Search and Rescue

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

11

IRB Crew Certificate

13

23

52

194

145

111

11

7

0

556

JRB Crew Certificate

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

JRB Skipper Certificate

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

JRB Driver Certificate

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Marine Stinger Management

0

3

37

0

0

0

0

9

0

49

ORB Crew Certificate

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

4

ORB Driver Certificate

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

4

ORB Skipper Certificate

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Junior Activities Age Manager - Online Theory

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

268

268

Junior Activities Age Manager Course

29

11

24

68

30

43

0

0

8

213

Pain Management Certificate (Methoxyflurane)

0

0

3

36

0

0

0

28

15

82

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Award

NBB

WBCB

SSCB

SCB

PDB

BLS

Lifeguards

SLSQ

TOTAL

6

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

QLD Training Officer 4 Wheel Drive

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

2

1

7

QLD Training Officer Tractor Induction

0

0

0

2

2

3

0

1

0

8

QLD 4 Wheel Drive Induction

0

0

0

91

19

22

0

93

0

225

QLD Disaster Management Arrangements

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

40

40

QLD Observers Certificate

23

7

1

100

43

19

2

0

0

195

QLD RWC Induction

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

32

32

QLD Tractor Induction

0

0

2

66

43

75

0

5

0

191

Radio Operators Certificate

76

261

127

727

576

333

9

1

16

2126

Rescue Water Craft Operator Certificate

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

120

25

146

Resuscitation Certificate

99

123

196

889

814

384

23

20

56

2604

Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

17

Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

33

45

Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

0

30

40

54

77

41

2

35

6

285

Silver Medallion IRB Driver

1

22

25

73

60

24

11

0

0

216

Spinal Management

0

21

17

112

208

91

17

104

15

585

Surf Aware One

47

100

177

370

261

187

0

0

0

1142

Surf Aware Two

42

79

170

422

269

221

0

0

0

1203

Surf Play One

42

62

115

214

240

187

0

0

0

860

Surf Play Two

56

71

152

340

246

195

0

0

0

1060

Surf Rescue Certificate (CPR Endorsed)

39

46

112

373

196

149

5

0

0

920

Surf Safe One

37

62

168

383

224

159

0

0

0

1033

Surf Safe Two

33

81

128

366

246

169

0

0

0

1023

Surf Smart One

35

57

105

331

184

143

0

0

0

855

Surf Smart Two

33

61

91

288

168

128

0

0

0

769

TAF Induction

0

25

3

4

0

17

0

0

8

57

Training Officer Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

0

7

4

11

2

0

0

2

0

26

Training Officer Apply First Aid

0

7

4

11

6

4

0

2

0

34

Training Officer ATV

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

3

1

8

Training Officer Bronze Medallion

5

5

10

13

26

2

0

0

2

63

Training Officer IRB

0

2

3

9

3

5

0

0

0

22

Training Officer JRB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

Training Officer Radio

0

0

0

2

0

37

0

0

0

39

Training Officer Marine Stinger

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Training Officer Resuscitation

2

0

5

2

0

49

0

0

1

59

Training Officer RWC

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

6

10

Training Officer Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Training Officer Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

0

0

0

0

0

7

0

0

0

7

Training Officer Spinal Management

0

3

0

13

2

15

0

0

0

33

Training Officer Surf Rescue Certificate

0

0

0

0

1

54

0

0

0

55

0 731

0 1334

0 2123

0 6805

0 5093

0 3642

0 210

0 657

6 746

6 21341

VHF Marine Licence TOTAL

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LIFESAVING PATROL ACTIVITY TABLES RESCUES

FIRST AID TREATMENTS MARINE STINGS

WITHOUT GEAR

RESCUE TUBE

BODY BOARD

RESCUE BOARD

IRB

RWC

OTHER

TOTAL RESCUES

PREVENT ACTIONS

CLOSURE SHARKS

MISSING PERSON

SPINAL FRACTURES INJURIES

DEFIB CASES

OXYGEN THERAPY

RESUS (CPR)

MINOR

MAJOR

FIRST AID MINOR

MAJOR

TOTAL F/AID

15

NORTH QLD Port Douglas

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

176

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

0

3

2

Ellis Beach

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

766

0:00

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

5

1

8

Cairns

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

3

92

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

0

7

0

19

Etty Bay

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

153

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

0

7

Mission Beach

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

90

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

BRANCH TOTAL

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

3

1277

0:00

0

0

1

0

0

0

24

0

22

3

50

Forrest Beach

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

106

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Arcadian (Alma Bay/The Strand Net 2)

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

256

0:00

0

0

0

0

1

0

9

2

10

0

22 16

NORTH BARRIER

Picnic Bay (Magnetic Island/The Strand Net 1)

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

170

0:00

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

13

0

Ayr

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

186

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

4

0

7

Bowen

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

383

0:00

0

0

1

0

1

0

16

0

12

0

30 10

Eimeo

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

241

1:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

6

0

Mackay

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1441

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

2

0

7

Sarina

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

372

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

1

0

5

BRANCH TOTAL

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

4

3155

1:00

0

0

2

0

2

0

44

2

48

0

98

27

WIDE BAY CAPRICORN Yeppoon

2

0

0

2

0

0

0

4

1076

0:00

6

0

0

0

1

0

10

0

15

1

Emu Park

1

0

0

0

8

0

1

10

215

0:00

0

0

2

0

0

0

5

0

2

0

9

Tannum Sands

0

1

2

4

0

0

0

7

52

0:00

3

0

0

0

0

0

14

0

8

0

22

Agnes Water

4

3

0

5

0

0

0

12

3264

1:00

0

0

1

0

1

0

9

0

12

0

23

Moore Park

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

485

0:25

0

1

1

0

0

0

20

0

10

0

32

Bundaberg

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

3017

0:00

0

0

1

0

1

0

10

1

73

1

87

Elliott Heads

1

2

0

1

2

0

2

8

995

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

0

13

1

26

Hervey Bay BRANCH TOTAL

SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

28

5

6

25

0

2

0

0

38

369

0:00

0

0

0

0

1

0

69

0

9

1

80

15

12

27

14

12

0

3

83

9473

1:25

9

1

5

0

4

0

149

1

142

4

306

SUNSHINE COAST Rainbow Beach

4

2

0

2

0

0

3

11

1962

0:00

4

3

1

0

2

0

73

0

15

0

94

Noosa Heads

9

25

1

43

22

0

4

104

740

1:00

32

5

2

0

8

0

55

4

73

6

153 204

Sunshine Beach

8

10

1

3

1

0

4

27

2577

0:20

2

1

1

0

2

0

161

1

38

0

Peregian Beach

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

4

1446

0:00

1

2

1

0

1

0

36

0

17

0

57

Coolum Beach

14

15

0

17

16

0

4

66

2921

1:30

6

3

2

1

6

1

61

4

17

1

96

Mudjimba

19

21

6

4

4

0

35

89

1289

0:30

5

2

6

0

2

0

28

0

35

1

74

Marcoola

0

9

0

1

2

0

2

14

1135

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

6

0

11

Maroochydore

4

7

1

6

18

0

1

37

1227

0:00

0

1

5

0

5

0

2

0

1

1

15

Alexandra Headlands

13

89

2

30

10

0

3

147

2354

0:00

8

1

5

0

5

0

9

2

29

1

52 149

Mooloolaba

0

5

2

6

23

0

0

36

1058

0:00

9

11

9

0

9

0

59

7

52

2

Kawana Waters

3

3

1

6

6

0

1

20

732

0:00

5

0

1

0

6

0

9

1

4

1

22

Dicky Beach

10

36

1

6

9

0

4

66

2846

0:00

7

4

2

0

3

0

32

4

35

3

83

Metropolitan Caloundra

7

29

1

11

44

0

2

94

3881

0:00

11

6

5

0

7

0

98

3

41

3

163

Bribie Island

5

3

0

6

4

0

0

18

8500

4:50

8

4

4

0

9

0

78

0

10

0

105

Redcliffe Peninsula BRANCH TOTAL

0

0

0

3

13

0

0

16

895

0:00

13

0

2

0

1

0

420

1

45

0

469

98

255

16

144

172

0

64

749

33563

8:10

111

43

46

1

66

1

1126

27

418

19

1747

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RESCUES

FIRST AID TREATMENTS MARINE STINGS

WITHOUT GEAR

RESCUE TUBE

BODY BOARD

RESCUE BOARD

IRB

RWC

OTHER

TOTAL RESCUES

PREVENT ACTIONS

CLOSURE SHARKS

MISSING PERSON

SPINAL FRACTURES INJURIES

DEFIB CASES

OXYGEN THERAPY

RESUS (CPR)

MINOR

MAJOR

FIRST AID MINOR

MAJOR

TOTAL F/AID

123

SOUTH COAST Point Lookout (Main Beach)

0

1

2

6

9

0

52

70

8234

5:00

7

1

2

1

4

1

62

1

49

2

Point Lookout (Cylinder Beach)

0

0

2

6

3

0

11

22

4096

2:00

0

0

0

0

2

0

59

1

25

0

87

Coochiemudlo Island

1

0

0

0

3

0

0

4

69

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

3

51

0

65 127

Southport

4

53

1

24

19

0

0

101

1969

1:30

2

4

4

0

8

0

64

1

44

2

Surfers Paradise

3

65

11

97

36

0

0

212

24081

0:00

28

2

8

0

8

0

26

0

17

1

62

Northcliffe

3

10

2

33

6

0

1

55

1485

0:00

4

1

4

0

1

0

6

0

6

0

18

Broadbeach

1

6

0

5

2

0

0

14

1219

0:00

0

0

1

0

1

0

3

0

1

0

6

Kurrawa

1

9

0

14

6

0

0

30

2576

0:00

1

1

4

0

1

0

31

0

18

3

58

Mermiad Beach

2

0

1

12

4

0

0

19

1539

1:00

6

0

0

0

2

0

26

0

8

1

37

Nobbys Beach

0

6

0

3

1

0

0

10

756

0:00

2

2

2

0

1

0

0

1

8

0

14

Miami Beach

8

12

2

5

5

0

2

34

709

0:45

1

1

0

0

0

0

9

0

34

1

45

North Burleigh

38

45

1

32

4

0

1

121

2063

0:00

2

4

2

0

5

0

17

0

29

2

59

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park

2

18

0

3

16

0

0

39

3035

0:00

22

5

5

0

2

0

58

3

27

3

103

63

225

22

240

114

0

67

731

51831

10:15

75

21

32

1

35

1

372

10

317

15

804

Tallebudgera

0

15

0

5

16

0

3

39

555

0:00

8

0

1

0

2

0

3

0

9

0

15

Pacific

0

2

0

2

2

0

0

6

1045

0:30

1

1

1

0

0

0

4

0

7

0

13

BRANCH TOTAL POINT DANGER

Palm Beach

6

10

2

4

5

0

1

28

5811

0:40

0

2

1

0

3

0

22

0

3

0

31

Currumbin

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

582

0:00

0

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

8

0

11

Tugun

1

20

0

15

7

0

0

43

500

1:00

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

5

Bilinga

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

14

0:00

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

3

1

6

North Kirra

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

4

295

0:00

0

0

2

0

4

0

2

0

2

1

11

Kirra

3

7

3

17

3

0

5

38

979

0:00

0

3

1

0

0

0

11

1

11

4

31

Coolangatta

1

11

2

33

2

0

2

51

479

0:00

0

0

1

0

4

0

1

0

6

0

12

Tweed Heads & Coolangatta

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

4

973

0:30

11

0

2

0

2

0

15

0

36

3

58

Rainbow Bay

1

0

0

5

0

2

10

1679

0:20

10

0

1

0

5

0

60

3

82

3

154

15

68

9

79

40

0

15

226

12912

3:00

33

6

12

0

21

0

121

4

171

12

347

GOLD COAST TOTAL

78

293

31

319

154

0

82

957

64,743

13:15

108

27

44

1

56

1

493

14

488

27

1,151 3,352

192

560

74

477

342

0

151

1,796

112,211

23:50

228

71

98

2

128

2

1,836

44

1,118

53

Brisbane Lifesaving Service

CLUB TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jet Rescue Services

0

0

0

0

0

0

73

73

859

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1 12

Rescue Water Craft Services

0

0

0

0

0

256

5

261

5,127

0:00

53

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

10

0

Aerial Rescue Services

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

7

543

0:00

43

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

4

8

6M ORB Rigid Hull

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

46

0:00

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

LOS TOTAL VOLUNTARY SERVICES

0

0

0

0

0

256

85

341

6,575

0:00

96

1

2

0

1

1

1

0

11

4

21

192

560

74

477

342

256

236

2,137

118,786

23:50

324

72

100

2

129

3

1,837

44

1,129

57

3,373

SLSQ LIFEGUARDS

296

95

47

620

6

305

30

1,399

375,924

3:19:30

349

50

124

9

113

11

3,651

107

5,436

116

9,617

GRAND TOTAL

488

655

121

1,097

348

561

266

3,536

494,710

23:50

673

122

224

11

242

14

5,488

151

6,565

173

12,990

SLSQ ANNUAL REPORT 13–14

2

BRANCH TOTAL

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