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Each year many thousands of Australians and visitors enjoy our beautiful coastline and its natural wonders, and the excitement of spending in a day at the beach. Watching carefully over that sparkling blue water are the red and yellow guardians of our beaches. This year I met some of our surf lifesavers at Coogee Beach while they were on patrol. They were among 165,000 members who volunteered over 1.3 million hours, saved thousands of lives and performed countless first aid treatments and preventative actions. We admire and respect these members of our community who have been dedicated to the protection of others for over 100 years. They embody the professionalism of generations past while leading the organisation with strength and fortitude into the future. As Patron-in-Chief, I join all Australians in thinking these inspiring volunteers for their commitment, effort and devotion to keeping us safe.

Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC CVO Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Section 1 – Review of SLSA Operations ............................... 4 Section 2 – Governance................................................... 58 Section 3 – Financial Report ............................................ 78 Section 4 – Awards & Honours ........................................ 92 Section 5 – Sport Results .............................................. 100 Section 6 – Statistical Summaries .................................. 118 Section 7 – SLS Entities/Groups ..................................... 148 Section 8 – Glossary of Terms ....................................... 153


Section 01: Review of SLSA Operations


Highlights .................................................................. 6 President & CEO’s Report......................................... 20 Operations .............................................................. 26 Sport ....................................................................... 28 Development ........................................................... 34 Viability & Reputation ............................................. 36 Strategic Development ............................................ 40 Surf Life Saving Foundation ...................................... 46 Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Services ........ 50


Highlights

Our strategic priorities

Our priorities in 2012-13

• • • • •

• Support, through the states, our frontline lifesavers, lifeguards and services to reduce coastal drowning. • Grow membership and participation. • Define financial sustainability plans for SLSA and the movement. • Refine and clarify the roles, responsibilities and functions of SLSA and the states to enhance our Effective National Movement goals. • Support the states in updating their strategic plans to align with SLS2020. • Finalise and implement federal election advocacy plan. • Roll out of the suite of systems and products developed as part of the SLSA ICT Project. • Finalise key SLSA capacity building plans including a people strategy, workforce planning strategy and business management strategy. • Completion of research (and potential development) of an appropriate standard PFD to provide an appropriate flotation device that meets the needs of members. • Implementation of drone technology to enable surf lifesavers to achieve greater coastal safety surveillance and response capabilities. • Contribute to Australia’s National Disaster Resilience Strategy by delivering the Tsunami Community Education Strategy on behalf of the Australian Tsunami working group. • Deliver Rescue 2012 in Adelaide. • Deliver the 2nd International Rip Symposium in Sydney.

Financial Security Effective National Movement Delivering the Peak Body Promise Exploiting our Knowledge Advantage Building SLSA Capacity & Capability

Our key successes in 2011-12 • Our frontline lifesavers and lifeguards performed 15,428 rescues, 34,978 first aid treatments and 928,578 preventative actions. • We increased total membership numbers by 4.2% to over 165,000. • Our members completed a total of 1.34 million volunteer hours on patrol. • We adopted Surf Life Saving 2020 and the SLSA Strategic Plan: 2012-2016, the road maps for the movement and SLSA towards 2020. • We completed the 3 year SLSA ICT Project which will be rolled out during 2012-13. • We were awarded the Research Project of the Year at the 2012 NSW Water Safety Awards for a study into Rock Fishing Safety in NSW. • We were identified as the lead agency to undertake a Community Education Strategy Project regarding Tsunami’s. • We continued to play an important role in the consultative process associated with the Australian Government’s notfor-profit and charity reform agenda, both individually and via our membership of the Community Council for Australia. • We adopted and implemented a revised retail strategy, focussed at serving our members and increasing revenue. • We won the ‘In Field Service’ category of the 2012 Australian Mobile Awards for our CoastSafe iRisk Assessor application. • We have agreed with DHL and Telstra to extend our partnerships for an additional three years, taking both partnerships through to 2015. • We confirmed our current level of base funding with the Australian Government for a further three years. • We delivered strong fiscal management, achieving an operating surplus for the parent entity of $259,830 after Special Funds movements. • We commenced the Next Wave program that provides opportunities for surf lifesavers to transition their surf life saving skills towards an Olympic discipline.

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key dates

2011 29 - 31 Jul

Australian IRB Championships (Glenelg, SA)

10 - 11 Mar

Victorian Senior Life Saving Championships (Lorne, VIC)

12 - 14 Aug

SLSA Pool Rescue Championships (Canberra, NSW)

10 - 11 Mar

18 Aug

SLSA EMG Meeting

WA Junior Surf Life Saving Championships (Fremantle, WA)

20 Aug

SLSA Board Meeting

10 - 11 Mar

27 - 28 Aug

KNG Trials, Noosa Heads

SA Senior Surf Life Saving Championships (South Port, SA)

25 Sept

Coolangatta Gold (Gold Coast, QLD)

10 - 11 Mar

1 - 2 Oct

NT Surf Life Saving Championships (Darwin, NT)

Tasmanian Surf Life Saving Championships (Penguin, TAS)

7 - 9 Oct

SLSA National Conference

16 - 18 Mar

Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships (Kurrawa, QLD)

7 Oct

SLSA Board Meeting

17 Mar

SLSA Board Meeting

8 Oct

SLSA Awards of Excellence

17 - 18 Mar

SA Junior Surf Life Saving Championships (Seacliff, SA)

28 - 30 Oct

NZ Pool Rescue Championships

28 Oct

SLSA AGM

26 Mar 1 Apr

2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (Gold Coast, QLD)

29 Oct

SLSA Board Meeting

10 Apr

SLSA Board Meeting

24 - 27 Nov

German Cup

16 May

SLSA Board Meeting

6 - 7 Dec

SLSA EMG Meeting

21 - 22 May

SLSA EMG Meeting

18 Dec

Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Ironman Series - Round 1 (Surfers Paradise, QLD)

26 May

SLSA Board Meeting (Bunbury SLSC, WA)

25 Jun

SLSA Board Meeting

30 May - 3 Jun 2012 SLSA Leaders Conference (North Cronulla, NSW)

2012

20 - 22 Jul

Australian IRB Championships (Ocean Beach, NSW)

23 Jul

SLSA Board Meeting

Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Ironman Series - Round 3 (Newcastle, NSW)

17 - 19 Aug

SLSA Pool Rescue Championships (Adelaide, SA)

22 - 23 Aug

SLSA EMG Meeting

22 - 23 Jan

Interstate Surf Life Saving Championships (Sydney, NSW)

25 Aug

SLSA Board Meeting

24 Jan

SLSA Board Meeting

15 - 16 Sep

KNG Series Trials (Tugun Beach, QLD)

29 Jan

Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Ironman Series - Round 4 (Perth, WA)

16 - 17 Sep

Sanyo Bussan Cup Japan

30 Jan

SLSA EMG Meeting

17 Sep

SLSA EMG Meeting

29 Jan - 4 Feb

2012 National Leadership College

20 Sep

SLSA Board Meeting

12 Feb

Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Ironman Series - Round 5 (Coolum, QLD)

29 - 30 Sep

NT Surf Life Saving Championships (Mindil Beach, NT)

14 Oct

2012 Coolangatta Gold

23 Oct

SLSF AGM

24 - 25 Oct

SLSA EMG Meeting

8 Jan

Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Ironman Series - Round 2 (Portsea, VIC)

22 Jan

19 Feb

Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Ironman Series - Round 6 (Noosa Heads, QLD)

24 Feb

SLSA Board Meeting

26 Oct

SLSA AGM

25 - 26 Feb

SA Masters Surf Life Saving Championships (Port Elliott, SA)

27 Oct

SLSA Board Meeting

27 Oct

SLSA Awards of Excellence

27 - 28 Feb

SLSA EMG Meeting

30 Oct - 1 Nov International Rip Current Symposium (Sydney, NSW)

2 - 4 Mar

NSW Age Surf Life Saving Championships (Kingscliff, NSW)

7 - 8 Nov

ILS General Assembly (Adelaide, SA)

6 - 8 Nov

ILS Board of Directors Meeting (Adelaide, SA)

7 - 18 Nov

Rescue 2012 (Adelaide, SA)

4 - 5 Dec

SLSA EMG Meeting

3 - 4 Mar

Victorian Junior Life Saving Championships (Lorne, VIC)

3 - 4 Mar

WA Senior Surf Life Saving Championships (Fremantle, WA)

3 - 4 Mar

Tasmanian Surf Life Saving Championships (Carlton Park, TAS)

2013

8 - 11 Mar

NSW Surf Life Saving Championships (Kingscliff, NSW)

21 - 22 Jan

Interstate Surf Life Saving Championships (Sydney, NSW)

9 - 11 Mar

Queensland Junior Surf Life Saving Championships (Maroochydore, QLD)

15 - 21 Apr

2013 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (Gold Coast, QLD)

11 - 18 May

Arafura Games

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snapshot

Table 01: Surf Life Saving Australia Snapshot 2008-09 Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

Change % 1

2

Revenue - sponsorship & grants ($,000)

18,308

17,075

19,121

19,794

4%

Revenue - total consolidated entity ($,000)

27,724

29,236

33,504

36,459

9%

Expenditure - total consolidated entity

27,594

29,066

33,250

35,899

8%

38

44

44

47

7%

85,004

86,152

89,357

93,347

4%

FTE employees - parent entity (i.e SLSA) Surf Life Saving in Australia Membership Number of male members Number of female members Total membership

65,314

67,474

69,449

72,473

4%

150,318

153,626

158,806

165,820

4%

10,621

9,420

12,042

12,610

5%

Lifesaving Rescues performed by surf lifesavers Rescues performed by ALS lifeguards

3

First aid administered by surf lifesavers First aid administered by ALS lifeguards 3

2,564

2,492

2,394

2,818

18%

21,844

35,416

45,860

17,652

-62%

12,772

18,383

21,659

17,326

-20%

208,865

227,963

247,102

298,866

21%

454,090

430,434

486,614

629,712

29%

100,401

89,702

101,035

120,652

19%

65%

32%

49%

66%

35%

Total AQF qualifications

9,614

9,120

8,875

8,402

-5%

Number of Cert II (Public Safety) qualifications issued (formally Bronze Medallion)

9,479

9,038

8,830

8,333

-6%

120,104

124,231

145,850

140,263

-4%

5,563

8,151

6,717

6,525

-3%

338

407

543

502

-8%

Preventative actions undertaken by surf lifesavers Preventative actions undertaken by ALS lifeguards

3

Education Total SLSA awards % of junior members receiving SLSA awards

Total units of competency Sport Number of competitors at 2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Number of competitors at 2011 Coolangatta Gold National High Performance squad nominations

115

116

109

180

65%

Number of accredited officials

2,430

2,615

3,161

3,478

10%

Number of accredited coaches

1,884

1,987

2,701

2,790

3%

34,987

40,357

47,952

48,500

1%

Community Number of Guardians of the Surf (Donors) 1 2 3

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Indicates the percentage change from 2010-11 to 2011-12 Consolidated entity includes helicopter rescue service Refers to services provided by SLS managed Australian Lifeguard Services

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WHO WE ARE

Our profile Surf Life Saving (SLS) is Australia’s major coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority, and the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia and the world. Well over one million Australians are meaningfully connected with SLS, including the 165,000 members of our 310 affiliated surf life saving clubs. SLS is built on a positive ‘can do’ attitude to life. We epitomise the values, lifestyle and beliefs of the Australian culture. We stand for life. We protect life. We promote life. We save life. Every year SLS personnel are involved in over 15,000 rescues, 65,000 emergency care treatments and 900,000 preventative actions. Since SLS was established in 1907, over 600,000 lives have been saved. SLS operates a wide range of support operations, including: 24/7 emergency response groups, rescue helicopter services, jet rescue boats, offshore rescue boats, wave-runners, surveillance systems and radio control and coordination centres. We also operate the country’s largest lifeguard (contract lifesaving) service, providing cost recovery lifesaving services to local governments and other coastal land managers.

SLS exists to save lives and we are committed to reducing the coastal drowning toll. SLS is a unique not-for-profit charity and community service that exists only through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorship and government grants. Our movement prides itself on offering mateship, education, lifeskills and giving back to the community. We are inclusive and accepting. We welcome all Australians of all backgrounds, beliefs and ages and encourage everyone to share our positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Our history Australia’s first volunteer surf life saving clubs appeared on Sydney’s ocean beaches in 1907. By-laws which had banned bathing in daylight hours since the 1830s were gradually repealed between 1902 and 1905, in response to the increasing popularity of surf-bathing and a growing conviction that bathing in appropriate clothing was not an immoral act. The impact these changes had on local beach culture was dramatic and beachgoers began to enter the surf in rapidly escalating numbers. The surf was new to most surf-bathers and many

could not swim, so with its increasing popularity came more drowning and consequent attempts at rescue. By the summer of 1906-07, the population of Sydney was obsessed with the question of the safety of the surf. It was in this environment that surf life saving clubs first emerged, their regular patrols a welcome relief to local authorities and nervous bathers alike. On 18 October 1907, representatives from these clubs, together with members of other interested groups, met to form the Surf Bathing Association of New South Wales, the organisation now known as Surf Life Saving Australia.

Why we exist SLS exists to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities. SLS accepts its obligations to look after the safety and welfare of all visitors to our beaches which are Australia’s largest and most popular playgrounds. Australia has over 11,500 beaches dispersed along 36,000km of coastline. Every year there are an estimated 100 million visitations to our beaches and the task of ensuring the safety of all visitors is one that SLS is committed to. Despite significant advancements in the technology, techniques and knowledge, people still drown on the coast in unacceptable numbers. SLS exists to save lives and we are committed to reducing the coastal drowning toll.

Our strategies SLSA has developed a strategic direction that will guide the SLS movement through to the year 2020. The focus of Surf Life Saving 2020 (SLS2020) is to harness the collective skills, knowledge and assets of the whole SLS movement to further build the capacity and capability of the movement to save more lives, create better Australians and build better communities. There are four pillars of SLS2020 we will pursue to achieve our mission: 1. Extend lifesaving coverage to meet community needs. 2. Develop our people. 3. Ensure the movement’s long term sustainability. 4. Involve All Australians and make a valued contribution to the Australian society The diagram on page 12 provides a more detailed insight into the SLS2020 and how these pillars will benefit all Australians and the Surf Life Saving movement.

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WHO WE ARE (contINUED)

SLSA has articulated its specific commitment to achieving SLS2020 in the SLSA Strategic Plan: 2012-2016. It identifies the following five strategic priorities for SLSA to 2016:

Internal

1. Financial Security 2. Effective National Movement 3. Delivering the Peak Body Promise 4. Exploiting our Knowledge Advantage 5. Building SLSA Capacity and Capability

• Our “owners”: Our state and territory centres represent our members on the SLSA Board. We have regular contact with our owners through Board meetings and the other forums outlined in the Boards and Committees section of this report. • Our Staff: the nature of our relationship with our staff is described on page 76.

How we fulfil our mission

Corporate Sector

Our total club membership of 165,820 is spread across 310 affiliated surf life saving clubs (see pages 149-152) and more than 98 ‘support operations’ (helicopter rescue services, motorised units of RWCs, IRBs, JRBs, ORBs and surfcom centres – see glossary). Of our 165,820 members, 46,902 actively patrol our beaches and 63,157 are ‘Nippers’ (junior surf lifesavers aged from 5 to 13).

• Corporate partners: We rely heavily on a number of corporate partners to fund the majority of our programs: these partnerships are outlined on page 38. Occasionally, we enter the market seeking partners for new properties and programs.

The majority of our services are provided by surf lifesavers who complete surf patrols in their own time – usually a half-day patrol every three to four weeks during the surf swimming season. We also operate the country’s largest lifeguard service, contracting to local governments and other coastal land managers. In the 2011-12 season, our volunteer patrol members were involved in 12,610 rescues, while our paid lifeguards rescued 2,818 more, taking the total number of lives saved since 1907 to over 600,000.

Our stakeholders It is estimated there are more than 100 million beach visitations each year, making Australia’s beaches and coastline the country’s favourite playground. Our principal stakeholders are therefore those who use the Australian coastline, and those who are directly or indirectly impacted by our actions. We engage with our stakeholders in order to further our goal of saving lives in the water. Within this group, we have direct relationships with a number of stakeholders – our members, our staff and our corporate and government partners. We also have a direct relationship with the broader community and it is this group we must influence in order to reduce the rate of coastal drowning deaths.

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Who are our stakeholders?

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Government Sector • Australian Government departments and agencies: We rely on support for many of our programs from the following Australian Government departments and agencies: • AusAID • Attorney-General’s Department • Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport • Australian Sports Commission • Department of Health and Ageing • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade • Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts • Tourism Australia • Other levels of government: Our state centres have direct relationships with state and territory governments, while our clubs liaise with their relevant local governments. On occasion, SLSA will form a relationship with state and local government on particular activities, particularly when organising major national and international events. • Parliamentarians: In order to strengthen our reputation we engage in proactive advocacy with elected members of parliament, particularly those representing coastal seats.


WHO WE ARE (contINUED)

Community

Statutory obligations and oversight

• Our members: We have a duty of care to protect our members as they carry out their duties on and off the beach. We are constantly developing and improving our lines of communication with our members through an integrated suite of online platforms. • Potential members: We depend on new recruits to maintain and increase lifesaving services. We don’t have a regular national recruitment campaign targeting new members and rely on media, informal networks and the efforts of state centres and clubs to attract new members. • Potential donors: The Surf Life Saving Foundation conducts community fundraising campaigns each year. See pages 47-49 for specific information. • Beach-going community: We communicate with the community via a variety of different programs and channels, including public and online advertising campaigns and the distribution of educational resources.

SLSA is a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth). The Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF) is also a company limited by guarantee and operates under the charitable fundraising legislation in each of the states and territories it is registered. SLSA is also a registered charitable institution under the NSW Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW).

Funding SLSA, as the national governing body, is a charity and relies primarily on our corporate partners and the Australian Government to fund the majority of our activities. This income is supplemented with royalties derived from trademark licensing (that is, organisations pay us for the use of our intellectual property, principally the red and yellow cap, flags and patrol uniforms). A small amount is also received from fees for competitions, conferences and the like.

Of our 165,820 members, 46,902 actively patrol our beaches and 63,157 are ‘Nippers’. About this report This is the Annual Report of SLSA Ltd. The Surf Life Saving movement is made up of 500 separate entities, ranging from state centres, clubs, branches and support operations. The financial accounts of these entities, whose relationship with SLSA Ltd is further described on pages 81-89, are not consolidated here. However, the activities and achievements of all Australia’s surf lifesavers are consolidated and reported.

Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of SLSA Ltd. The meeting will be held on Friday, 26 October 2012 at 4pm at SLSA’s Rosebery Office in Sydney. All SLSA members are welcome to attend.

SLSA is not an active fundraiser, although from time to time we benefit from unsolicited bequests and donations. Certain subsidiary companies of ours do conduct community fundraising appeals and the details of all of these activities, including costs, are listed in our financial statements. The Surf Life Saving Foundation (which reports separately) actively conducts fundraising around Australia on behalf of SLSA and our state centres (see page 48 for details), while surf life saving clubs also conduct their own fundraising activities. To support their lifesaving activities our state centres (which also report separately) are engaged in commercial activities such as education, training and the provision of contract lifeguard services to local government and other land managers.

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Healthy Clubs

We have lowered the per capita coastal drowning rate by 50% We are the recognised accreditor of safety and coastal lifesaving services We are rescue ready and integrated into the national, state and local emergency management systems We use effective risk management We are recognised as the peak advisory body in coastal safety

Saving Lives 24x7

4. 5.

3.

2.

1.

A Extend lifesaving coverage to match community needs

5.

4.

3.

2.

1.

Financial Security

Effective National Movement

Involving all Australians

Learning for Life

All SLS clubs receive coordinated support The SLS movement operates effectively and as one We are relevant in the eyes of the community and government We are resilient and sustainable in terms of people and finances SLS is recognised as a leading agile, adaptive innovator

2020 Strategic Directions for SLS

Our development and leadership programs are offered internally and externally and are highly valued We provide members with a full range of opportunities within SLS We offer diverse physical recreation and sport pathways We deliver efficient and flexible learning opportunities in a time efficient manner Leadership reflects the diversity of our membership

C Ensure the movements long term sustainability

2020 Strategic Intent for SLS B Develop our people

Government Recognition

5.

4.

3.

2.

1.

We are a can do movement. We are Australian for life.

Who we are

To save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.

Why we exist

3.

2.

1.

Active for Life

Innovating SLS

We provide opportunities for all Australians to choose how they can be involved and feel valued for their contribution Over 3 million Australians are engaged with SLS in an ongoing and meaningful way We have a massive social impact on our community and are proud to be building greater communities

D Involve All Australians & make a valued contribution to the Australian society

The SLSA Strategic Plan: 2012 - 2016 has been developed within the context of identifying Surf Life Saving Australia’s specific commitments to achieving SLS 2020.

Detailed descriptions for all nine (9) 2020 Strategic Directions support this framework.

This SLS 2020 framework defines the strategic directions for where we, as the total SLS movement, want to be in 2020. It provides a summary overview of what the SLS movement will look like and what we will be doing in 2020 so that everyone and every entity in SLS is aligned to a shared goal state, working in the same direction and making decisions with a view to positioning SLS movement in the future.

Surf Life Saving 2020 (Summary)


SLSA STRATEGY: 2012 - 2016 (SUMMARY)

Below is a summary of SLSA’s contributions, as the national parent and peak body for Surf Life Saving and coastal public safety, to deliver Surf Life Saving 2020 (SLS2020).

The roles of SLSA Parent

Peak

Business of SLSA

• Lead & Facilitate • Build Capacity and Capability • Strategic Alignment • Policies / Standards / Directions • Provide Enabling Resources • Governance

• National Standards • Advocacy & Industry representation • Brand & Reputation • International Activities

• Leadership • Build SLSA Capacity and Capability • Strategy and Future Awareness • Knowledge, Systems & Information • Lead an Innovation Culture • Risk Management

Role within Movement

Role on behalf of the Movement

Role of the national body

SLSA’s highest strategic priorities to 2016 FS

NM

PB

KA

CC

• Define and implement a financial sustainability plan for the SLS Movement • Generate a greater return on the SLS Brand • Define and implement short and long term financial sustainability plans for SLSA

• Optimise the SLS movement’s roles and responsibilities • Remove waste and duplication to improve efficiency and service delivery • Deliver strategic alignment across and within the SLS movement

• Ensure recognition by governments and society as the peak body for coastal water safety • Reinforce recognition of SLSA as a unique NFP peak body over the breadth of SLS activities • Progress SLS2020 Government Recognition strategic direction • Advance humanitarian drowning prevention and lifesaving development activities internationally

• Make significant enhancements to SLSA’s knowledge and information systems management • Enhance the capacity and recognition of SLSA as an evidence based expert

• Create and implement a plan to deliver the capabilities required to enhance SLSA outputs • Create and implement a plan to deliver the people capacity required to deliver our responsibilities • Develop and implement robust business management processes

Financial Security

Effective National Movement

Delivering the Peak Body Promise

Exploiting our Knowledge Advantage

Building SLSA Capacity & Capability

Additional strategic priorities (as funds and resource permits) Innovating SLS

SLS Emergency Service

Surf Ed

Innovating SLS Sport

• Develop a culture of innovation and best practice sharing within the SLS movement

• Support States’ efforts to integrate into the state and local emergency management systems

• Make surf safety education available to all Australians under one name, one brand

• Develop and implement a lifesaving sport innovation strategy and participation framework

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HOW WE ARE MEETING OUR TARGETS

The SLSA Strategic Plan: 2012-2016 which was formally endorsed in October, 2011, lists SLSA’s priorities and the strategies and tactics to achieve them. A detailed description for each priority supports this framework. Progress against the delivery of our strategic program is reported using the following ratings table: Colour Key

Definition

Action

Blue

Satisfactorily completed

Celebrate

Green

Progressing satisfactorily/on track

Continue

Amber

Started but not progressing satisfactorily

Focus

Red

Will not be achieved without intervention

Review

A summary report of our progress against SLSA’s key strategic programs can be found on the following pages:

Table 02: SLSA Performance Scorecard Strategic Program

Outputs in 2011-12

Priorities for 2012-13

FS1: Define and implement a financial sustainability plan for the SLS Movement

• Independent review commissioned into Surf Life Saving revenue raising. • SLSF philanthropic fundraising results exceeded minimum targets resulting in higher distributions to States via SLSA.

• Implementation of review recommendations. • Establish financial security team. • Define sustainability plans for the Movement.

FS2: Generate a greater return on the SLS Brand

• Independent review commissioned into Surf Life Saving revenue raising. • Additional revenue generated from trademark licencing in 2011/12. • Review commenced of SLSA brand properties (FS2.1). • Review of retail program initiated.

• Identify framework to leverage commercial opportunities (FS2.1). • Identify what SLSA needs to manage and determine current status (FS2.1). • Develop and Implement a Brand and IP protection and management strategy (FS2.2).

FS3: Define and implement short and long term financial sustainability plans for SLSA

• SLSA focus during 2011/12 was on short term financial sustainability. • Despite difficult economic conditions the 2011/12 result was in line with budget ie, modest surplus.

• Identify what additional funding is required to fulfill SLSA’s role. • Define sustainability plans for SLSA. • Develop five year financial management plan.

Priority 1: Financial Security (FS)

Priority 2: Effective National Movement (NM)

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NM1: Optimise the SLS movement’s roles and responsibilities

• In-depth workshop conducted with EMG to review and refine SLSA’s roles and functions. • Agreement by the EMG on SLSA’s roles and functions.

• Confirm a steering group from all levels to work on the goals of this initiative. • Review and define the proposed national, state branch/club roles, responsibilties and accountabilities.

NM2: Remove waste and duplication to improve efficiency and optimise service delivery

• Conducted an efficiency review of SLSA’s operations to improve operational effectiveness and reduce waste and duplication in SLSA’s operations.

• Waste and efficiency strategy to be progressed.

NM3: Deliver strategic alignment across and within the SLS movement

• Conducted an analysis/stocktake of the various state/territory strategic plans and when they are due for review.

• Develop a strategic capability in SLSA, including templates, planning models, skills, expertise, etc. • Facilitate the update of State strategic plans as they become due, or as required.

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HOW WE ARE MEETING OUR TARGETS (contINUED)

Table 02: SLSA Performance Scorecard Strategic Program

Outputs in 2011-12

Priorities for 2012-13

Priority 3: Delivering the Peak Body Promise (PB) PB1: Ensure recognition by governments and society as the peak body for coastal water safety

• SLSA represented on the Australian Tsunami Advisory Group. Funding provided by the Government (NEMP) to enable SLSA to develop resources on behalf of the EM sector in relation to Tsunami. • Best research paper at the NSW Water Safety Conference for work on Rip Currents. • Continued leadership role within the Australian Water Safety Council and in delivery of the 2012 Australian Water Safety Conference. • Utilised by local government and land managers nationwide to delivery comprehensive Coastal Risk Audits. • Continued representation on key EM sector groups including the Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum (AEMVF). • High commendation for the Australian Safer Community Awards for Beachsafe Project. • Innovation Award at the 20th NSW Coastal Conference for leadership in Risk Management Applications. • Commissioned to undertake research and provide coronial guidance into Rock Fishing fatalities. • Identified by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) as a key stakeholder in specific curriculum reviews. • Ongoing liaison with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) in relation to development of coastal ocean and weather warnings. • Representation and contribution to relevant Australian Standards committees. • Research agenda progressed significantly.

• Analyse and document evidence of SLSA’s peak body strengths and weaknesses (PB1.1). • Develop and implement communications and engagement plans to reinforce SLSA’s Peak Body credentials (PB1.2). • Other (including but not limited to): - Continue representation on representative groups including the Australian Tsunami Advisory Group (ATAG), Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum (AEMVF), Australian New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group (ANZSBEG), International Life Saving Federation (ILS) and International Marine Rescue Federation (IMRF); - Delivery of the NEMP on behalf of ATAG; - Completion of the NEMP relating to the SLS Emergency Response System Review; - Delivery of the 2nd International Rip Current Symposium; - Delivery of the 2012 National Coastal Safety Report; - Contribution to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) into the Marine Safety Bill review; - Contribution to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) curriculum review; - Delivery of the Australian Lifeguard Magazine on behalf of the paid lifeguard industry.

PB2: Reinforce recognition of SLSA as a unique NFP peak body over the breadth of SLS activities

• E ngaged heavily in forums and formal responses for Not-For-Profit sector reform agenda. • E ngaged heavily across a range of sectors, particularly, Emergency Services, Sport, Youth, Vocational Education & Training and the broader Not-for-Profit sector. •P  arliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving engaged. •M  aintained membership (and board position) with the Community Council for Australia. •P  rogressed Social Capital Research with the University of Technology, Sydney.

• Gather and document evidence identifying our unique peak body space across sectors. • Grow membership and engagement with Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving.

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Table 02: SLSA Performance Scorecard Strategic Program

Outputs in 2011-12

Priorities for 2012-13

Priority 3: Delivering the Peak Body Promise (PB) continued PB3: Progress the SLS2020 Government Recognition Strategic Direction

• Continued to provide advice to government and industry across each of our areas of expertise. • Identified by the government as a lead agency on behalf of the industry to conduct projects for Tsunamic education and Rock Fishing safety. • Engaged significantly in the consultation process for the Australian Government’s Not-For-Profit reform agenda. • Liaison with all sides of politics and government departments at the Federal level, advocating for SLS policies, programs and funding. • Maintained status as a tier 1 National Sporting Organisation.

PB4: Advance humanitarian • Actively contributed to International Life Saving drowning prevention and Federation (ILS) Board and all Commissions lifesaving development activities SLSA held the Sport and Lifesaving Commissioner internationally portfolios. • Maintained membership of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and attended the 2012 Mass Rescue Conference. • SLSA participated in the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) with volunteers in Vietnam, Indonesia, Fiji and Samoa introducing surf safety and surf lifesaving. • Planned for additional AVID assignments in Vietnam, Philippines, Vanuatu, Samoa and Fiji. • Continued to support RLSS (India) in the India Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP). • Sourced development grants for Thailand (ASOP and the Australian Thailand Institute), Indonesia (ASOP), Samoa (ASOP). • Entered into a partnering agreement with the Fiji Surfing Association to introduce surf lifesaving in Fiji. • Facilitated the creation of the Fiji Water Safety Council to better coordinate drowning prevention across Fiji. • Trained lifesaving instructors and sport coaches from the Japan Lifesaving Association. • Bid to host the ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2015. • Commenced planning the Rescue 2012 Lifesaving and Sport Development program for 14 developing countries. • Continued activity on establishing the Danang Beach SLSC in Vietnam.

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• Finalise and implement federal election advocacy plan.

• Complete ACFID and AusAID accreditation processes. • Contribute to International Life Saving Federation (ILS) Board and Commissions. • Maintain membership of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). • Continue to source grants and other funding for international humanitarian activities. • Contribute to the 2013 World Conference on Drowning Prevention. • Enter into agreements that synergise international humanitarian activities; e.g. Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army and other lifesaving organisations. • Conduct the Rescue 2012 Lifesaving and Sport Development program for 14 developing countries. • Expand the number of Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) conducting international surf lifesaving development including Philippines and Vanuatu.


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Table 02: SLSA Performance Scorecard Strategic Program

Outputs in 2011-12

Priorities for 2012-13

Priority 4: Exploiting our Knowledge Advantage (KA) KA1: Make significant enhancements to SLSA’s knowledge and information systems management

• Finalised the one people management database in SLS. • Finalised the central operating database that collects data on people, beaches, assets, incidents and Surfcom. • Developed mobile devices to capture data real time. • Implemented over 60 suggestions from our surveyed stakeholders. • Highly commended for nationally significant projects for our beachsafe suite of applications that cater to the community. • Finalised build of the self service member portal. • Launched risk management applications for the membership.

• GPS location of patrolling assets, real time. • Surfcom management upgrade. • Beachsafe web and application suites. • Rollout of the members self service portal including communication tools, news, library, forms and workflow and single signon. • Integration of legacy applications into a new Cloud infrastructure. • Revised water safety policy / risk tool implementation. • ICT Strategy review and adoption. • Launch of voice recognition tools for lifesavers.

KA2: Enhance the capacity and recognition of SLSA as an evidence based expert

• SLSA Research Unit expanded to support and develop innovative research ideas from membership. • Conducted and facilitated research on a broad range of topics including Rip Current Safety, Surf Sports Injury, Coastal Deaths and Injury, SLSA Social Capital Contribution, SLS Climate Change Adaptation and Rock Fishing Safety. • Research library initiated, housing SLSA historical documents, industry reports and academic journal publications. • Strategic contribution by SLSA Research Advisory Committee, made up of academic experts in relevant research fields. • Research findings peer reviewed through conference presentations and academic journal publications.

• Strengthen and expand funding support for SLSA research initiatives. • Expand and catalogue SLSA research library to develop a publicly accessible knowledge clearinghouse. • Continue to widely disseminate research findings to facilitate evidence based practice.

Priority 5: Building SLSA Capacity & Capability (CC) CC1: Create and implement a plan to deliver the capabilities required to enhance SLSA outputs

•R  estructure of staffing roles and responsibilities aligned to strategic and operational priorities. • S LSA Senior Management Group re-constituted consisting of all Executive and Line Managers, to enable greater communication and to greater empower line managers to contribute to organisational decision making.

• Develop People Strategy. • Employ dedicated Human Resource staff member.

CC2: Create and implement a plan to deliver the people capacity required to deliver our responsibilities

• No progress on this item to date.

• Commence development of Workforce Plan.

CC3: Develop and implement robust business management processes

• A revised performance management scorecard drafted to report on SLSA performance against new SLSA plan’s strategic priorities. • Delegated authorities reviewed.

• Confirm SLSA Performance Scorecard. • Complete business plans. • Enhance formal business case analysis processes.

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Table 02: SLSA Performance Scorecard Strategic Program

Outputs in 2011-12

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Additional Strategic Priorities (these will be progressed by SLSA as funds and resources permit)

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Innovating SLS (IN1): Develop a culture of innovation and best practice sharing within the SLS movement

• SLSA entered into an agreement with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) specialist aerospace company to pilot the use of UAV’s in SLS’s aerial coastal safety systems. • Expanded the use of coastal cameras to aid surf lifesaving surveillance and rescue response. • Commenced trialling asset tracking devices to monitor where SLS rescue craft are operating. • Continued expansion of the use of communications over internet protocols and systems to enhance communication integrity and reach. • Investigations into the design, use and application of flotation vests by surf lifesavers to Australian standards. • Continued to develop the Surf Emergency Response System (13SURF). • Expanded the use of online education and training tools. • Improved the iApplication for Coastal and Event Risk Assessment, with success in industry awards.

• Facilitate nominations for innovation awards and grants. • Evaluate the trials in the use of UAV’s for aerial coastal safety systems. • Expand, monitor and evaluate the use of asset tracking devices to monitor SLSA activity effectiveness and efficiency. • Continue to expand the use of surf lifesaving communications over internet protocols and systems. • Adopt a relevant specification for SLSA flotation vests to Australian standards. • Continue to expand the Surf Emergency Response System across Australia. • Expand the use and application of online surf lifesaving education and training tools for members, the community and industry. • Expand the use of iApplications within SLS. • Conduct the 2012 International Rip Current Symposium.

SLS Emergency Services (ES1): Support States’ efforts to integrate into state and local emergency management systems”

• NEMP funding obtained for Surf Emergency Response System Review. Two of Three phases complete (ES1.1) and has contributed to: - Improved interoperability with other emergency management organisations; - Future enhanced ability of SLS to provide a national emergency rescue and safety service 24/7; - Gaining formal recognition that the SLS movement is capable of responding to coastal emergencies and disasters. • Audit and development of current emergency service response capability, including skills and training gaps underway. (ES1.2), including: - Injection of blackspot funding to enhance response capability in identified areas; - Facilitation of EM training opportunities in conjunction with the Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum (AEMVF) and Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI). • Framework for integration into Emergency Management Systems in draft (ES1.4).

• Finalise Phase Three of the Surf Emergency Response System Review (ES1.1). • Finalise audit of current emergency service response capability, including skills and training gaps underway (ES1.2). • Finalise framework for integration into EM systems (ES1.4). • Determine opportunities to establish a National Beach Safety Alert Centre (ES1.5). • Delivery of the National Emergency Management Project on behalf of the Australian Tsunami Advisory Group (ATAG). • Continued representation on the Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum (AEMVF). • Secure additional funding for training resource development.

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Table 02: SLSA Performance Scorecard Strategic Program

Outputs in 2011-12

Priorities for 2012-13

Additional Strategic Priorities (these will be progressed by SLSA as funds and resources permit) continued Surf Education (SE1): • Surf ‘Ed program resources, syllabus, guidelines Make surf safety education and framework developed (SE1.1) and has available to all Australians under contributed to: one name, one brand - Developing a best practice holistic aquatic education framework; - Providing a range of pathways for people to access surf education programs; - Provide leadership and partnerships with the broader aquatic industry. • Trial in place in NSW and Tas (SE1.2).

• Continue to assess Surf ‘Ed trial (SE1.2) and pending outcome: - Implement program framework (SE1.3); - Develop and implement communication strategy (SE1.4); - Develop quality assurance and improvement strategy (SE1.5). • Delivery of the 2012 Rip Current Awareness Day. • Targeted Rip Current Education. • Assist with implementation of the ‘On the Same Wave’ program. • Development of ‘Surf Life’ engagement program. • Facilitation of Rock Fishing education mentor program. • Targeted Rock Fishing Education. • Assist with the implementation of boating safety initiatives, including the use of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs).

Innovating SLS Sport (IS1): Develop and implement a lifesaving sport innovation strategy and participation framework

Continue to implement the strategies and programs as agreed with the Australian Sports Commission, other National Sporting Organisations and other strategic partners.

1. SLSA Pathways to Success Business Plan developed and endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission. 2. SLSA Striving for Success, SLSA have now forged formal pathways with Australian Canoeing, Rowing Australia and Swimming Australia. 3. SLSA’s High Performance program expanded to 20 Elite athletes, 30 development athletes and 10 High Performance team management and state high performance programs. 4. Junior Coaching course implemented, every SLS club provided with facilitator kits and promotional material. 5. McLaughlin Sport Consultancy engaged to complete reviews of the National coaching and officiating accreditations and frameworks.

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PRESIDENT & CEO’s report

Foreword It is with great pleasure that we present the 2012 Annual Report of Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Ltd, the peak body for Surf Life Saving in Australia. This report details the achievements of SLSA during 2011-12, its 104th year in operation, drawing together information from 500 entities, including SLSA and its subsidiaries, the Surf Life Saving Foundation, 310 clubs, 98 support operations groups, 63 contracted lifeguard services, 17 branches, and 7 state/ territory centres. The majority of these are separate legal entities or operate under the auspices of a state/territory centre and are required to report on their performance elsewhere, however many of their activities are reported here to provide a single point of reference for the performance of Surf Life Saving (SLS) in Australia. Our volunteer members and staff continue their tireless work in ensuring the safety and protection of the public around the Australian coastline. Our volunteer patrolling lifesaver members completed just over 1.34 million hours of patrols on our nations beaches, with countless extra patrol hours committed by our Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) lifeguards. This is an amazing achievement from our frontline lifesaving personnel and they were certainly kept busy throughout the year under review with a significant increase in the number of rescues and number of preventative actions performed by both our lifesavers and ALS lifeguards. During the year under review, there were 15,428 rescues, 34,978 first aid treatments and 928,578 preventative actions carried out. Despite these increased efforts and dedication, there has been a tragic spike in the number of drowning deaths this year compared with the declining trend over the previous six years. While there are a range of factors that have caused this, including unusually intense weather and surf conditions, SLSA’s major mission is to save lives, and an increase in the number of people drowning is of great concern. This will not deter us from our goal of reducing coastal drowning by 50% by the year 2020 and it is contingent on all surf lifesavers to remain vigilant and focussed on achieving this goal. In support of this aim, SLSA will continue to lobby governments and corporate supporters to invest further resources for Surf Life Saving to enable us to further support the frontline, address drowning blackspots and extend our services.

In last year’s annual report, we reported on the major project undertaken during 2010-11 to develop the (SLS2020), a strategic direction for the movement. We are pleased to report that the SLSA Board has adopted this strategic direction and in parallel has committed SLSA to a number of key strategic priorities which SLSA will prioritise. These are outlined in the SLSA Strategic Plan (2012-2016). This plan will be the basis for SLSA’s future performance reporting to 2016. It is pleasing to note that our membership and participation continues to grow. This annual report records a 4.4% increase in membership taking our total membership numbers to 165,820. While this is a pleasing trend in itself, the fact that this includes a 5.8% increase in patrolling members is especially important, as it ensures that we continue to grow the number frontline service deliverers at a time when most other organisations around Australia are finding it difficult to attract volunteers.

During the year under review, there were 15,428 rescues, 34,978 first aid treatments and 928,578 preventative actions carried out. On 28 March 2012, Matthew Barclay of Maroochydore SLSC tragically lost his life whilst competing at the 2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships. Matt was a champion lifesaver who epitomised the dedication and commitment of our members and his tragic loss has affected everyone in surf life saving. Our thoughts remain with the Barclay family, friends, the Maroochydore SLSC and the entire surf life saving community. SLSA is continuing to cooperate with the Queensland police and coroner in the investigation of this tragedy. The SLSA Board has also resolved to implement a number of measures for future championships, including the relocation of the 2013 championships to North Kirra and Tugun out of respect for Matthew Barclay, Robert Gatenby, and Saxon Bird, who lost their lives at Kurrawa beach, and their families. The emotional wellbeing of our members, athletes, officials, volunteers and event staff who have all been greatly affected by these tragic accidents was the major consideration in making this decision.

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Operational Performance Performance Management In October 2011, the SLSA Board adopted the SLSA Strategic Plan: 2012-2016. This plan sets out Surf Life Saving Australia’s key strategic priorities to 2016, to satisfy SLSA’s obligation and commitment to achieving the Surf Life Saving 2020 vision. Fundamental to SLSA’s plan to 2016 is the commitment to ensure SLSA balances its obligations to fulfill its parent and peak body responsibilities on behalf of the Surf Life Saving movement. The five key strategic priorities identified for particular focus from SLSA to 2016 are: • • • • •

Financial Security Effective National Movement Delivering the Peak Body Promise Exploiting our Knowledge Advantage Building SLSA Capacity & Capability

Achievements against Priorities Financial Security SLSA continued to manage its current financial situation well throughout the year despite the difficult national and global economic conditions. Through strict financial policies and protocols, both the parent and consolidated entities demonstrated strong fiscal management throughout the 2011/12 year, resulting in continued growth in the entities net assets. The Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF), the national foundation focussed on raising funds for Surf Life Saving, continued to provide vital funds, raising significant funds via donor philanthropic fundraising, events and grants through the year. This led to an increased distribution to SLSA and the states during the year, part of which will flow in 2012/13 following the SLSF’s final audit. Furthermore, the SLSA and SLSF Boards have committed to an independent/external review of SLS revenue raising and have appointed Deloitte to conduct this review. It is hoped that this will be concluded towards the end of 2012 and will provide a platform for SLS to better leverage the brand in the future to achieve improved sustainable revenues. This year saw the development and implementation of a revised SLSA retail strategy. This strategy has seen us focus on two retail strands. The first is a self managed on-line retail store focussed on servicing our clubs utilising a cost leadership strategy that aims to build business based on providing a favourable price point. The second strand saw us outsource our trademark licensing program to a third party (VBM). This new strategy has allowed SLSA to focus on the delivery of core products and allow specialists to focus on licensing

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products to retail outlets, thus increasing our potential access to this market, whilst reducing the direct risks to SLSA. This has proved to be a successful strategy thus far, has achieved improved results and has provided a platform to capitalise on different revenue streams in the future. Effective National Movement This strategic priority focuses on SLSA’s role in improving the effectiveness of the SLS movement primarily through optimising the roles and responsibilities of each entity, removing waste and duplication, and delivering strategic alignment throughout the whole movement. This year, the Executive Management Group (EMG) has commenced work on reviewing and refining SLSA’s roles and functions. This work commenced with an in-depth workshop in January 2012 and has continued via a range of EMG discussions focussing on how we effectively operate as a national, federated organisation, how we behave and how decisions are made that are both effective, considered and timely. Delivering the Peak Body Promise SLSA continued to play an integrated role within the water safety and emergency management sectors in particular, SLSA also continued to provide advice to government, the community and industry across each area of our areas of expertise, including water safety, disaster resilience, sport, youth development and the coastal environment. The recognition of SLSA as Australia’s peak coastal public safety organisation has been reinforced this year through SLSA’s selection to undertake a number of key water safety projects. These have included: • Being identified as the lead agency by the Australian Tsunami Advisory Group to undertake a Community Education Strategy Project regarding Tsunami’s. Funding for this project has recently been confirmed by the Attorney General’s Department. • Being selected by the NSW Department of Primary Industries to conduct a study into Rock Fishing Safety in NSW. This project has been completed and the subsequent report was recently recognised as the Research Project of the Year at the 2012 NSW Water Safety Awards. Over the course of the last 12-18 months, SLSA has been significantly engaged in the Australian Government’s not-forprofit reform agenda. The changes that are proposed to roll out as a result of this reform are extensive and will affect the way charities, including all SLS entities, will operate, report and access tax concessions. SLSA has been engaged in this process both directly and via our membership on the Board of the Community Council for Australia.


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We record our thanks to our increasingly active Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving for their ongoing support. SLSA has also continued its role in advocating for improved water safety policies around the world. We have maintained a strong involvement with the International Lifesaving Federation with SLSA members holding key positions including on the ILS Board and as ILS commissioners. We have also engaged heavily within the Asia Pacific region, providing lifesaving development and drowning prevention programs and assisting lifesaving organisations.

It is pleasing to note that our membership and participation continues to grow. Exploiting our Knowledge Advantage This year has seen the completion of the SLSA ICT Project, a joint SLSA/Federal Government funded initiative to consolidate and enhance SLSA’s IT and Communications Systems. This project has run over the past three years and provides enhanced systems to the whole movement. It will also enable the better collection, storage and use of data and information about our organisation and the way it operates, which will further enhance our decision making at all levels of the organisation. The total suite of resources developed as part of this project will be rolled out during 2012/13. SLSA has also invested heavily in our ability to manage and assess risk via mobile applications. SLS personnel are often contracted by Councils and Land Managers to conduct Coastal Public Safety Risk Assessments. These provide the agencies with an understanding of the risks, along the coast and provide options to respond to current and future demands in relation to beach safety and risks as well as recommendations regarding resource and service requirements and signage. The SLSA Risk Assessment i-phone/i-pad application assists in the instantaneous collection of data and timely delivery of reports. It was recently recognised as the winner of the ‘In Field Service’ category of the 2012 Australian Mobile Awards SLSA continues to expand its research library, with a strong focus on the Research Agenda, being delivered via our Research Unit and Research Advisory Committee. Key projects on Rip Currents, Social Capital and Sports Injuries have progressed throughout the year and once finished will enhance SLSA’s current evidence base for decision making.

Building SLSA Capacity & Capability This year has seen a restructure of staffing roles and responsibilities which has focused primarily on improving the efficiency of SLSA’s delivery of services and the alignment of the management structure to SLSA strategic and business priorities. Processes have been introduced to further enhance business planning and feasibility assessments. Also, work has commenced on developing workforce and people plans.

Financial Performance As noted previously, SLSA continued to manage its current financial situation well throughout the year despite continuing difficult economic conditions. Raising additional revenue remains difficult for not-for-profits and charities, including Surf Life Saving, and we once again failed to reach our revenue targets this year. However through careful management of our program expenditures, we have delivered a result in line with expectations, the parent entity returning a surplus of $259,830 after Special Funds Movements, and the consolidated group a surplus of $560,063. As reported last year, cash flow remains tight following the purchase of SLSA’s Rosebery property from cash reserves. The parent entity’s current ratio (current assets : current liabilities) is 0.84, which is consistent with the 30 June 2011 result following the reclassification of $483,000 of income in advance as a current liability during the year. The Group’s current ratio remains strong at 1.72. The Finance, Audit and Compliance Committee (FACC) and Management continue to focus on ensuring that our operating cash flow remains positive, and are confident of returning to a current ratio above 1 for the parent entity within 2-3 years.

Community and Corporate Support Despite the continuing global economic uncertainty, SLSA continued to enjoy support from our long term commercial partners. While we have maintained the support of our three major partners throughout the year – DHL, Westpac and Telstra, it is most pleasing to announce that we have negotiated extended terms with both DHL and Telstra which will see them continue their support of SLSA to 2015. SLSA is in final negotiations with Westpac which, if agreed, will also see their support continued for at least a further 3 years. We anticipate that negotiations with Westpac will conclude successfully by the end of 2012.

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We also continued to enjoy support from all of our other partners, including Virgin, Bonds, BRP, Dulux, Kellogg’s, Lend Lease, Nikon, P&N Beverages, FINZ and Woodside. All of these partners help SLSA fund important programs and provide funding streams throughout the movement. We sincerely thank all of our partners for your ongoing commitment to Surf Life Saving. As reported previously, the Surf Life Saving Foundation continued to receive strong support from the Australian community through donations and fundraising. Congratulations to the staff and Board of the Surf Life Saving Foundation for your ongoing tireless work in engaging with our community of donors and ensuring that they feel part of our Surf Life Saving Family. To the outgoing Chairman of SLSF, Steve Maitland OAM RFD, we take this opportunity to thank and congratulate you for the commitment and tenacity that you have shown as chair to ensure that Surf Life Saving can benefit from a truly national foundation. And to all Australians who have and continue to donate to Surf Life Saving, we thank you. Without your support, we would not be able to serve the community to the extent that we do.

Government support Surf Life Saving Australia continues to enjoy support from the Australian Government through the National Recreation and Safety Program, Saving Lives in the Water initiatives and the funding of Surf Life Saving Sport. All three of these funding streams are secure, with the government confirming the extension of our current agreements for a further 3 years, ensuring current funding levels are retained until 2015. While the current level of Government support is welcome, it remains a long way short of what is required to help achieve our goal of reducing drowning by 50% by 2020. Surf Life Saving Australia, together with our national water safety partners Royal Life Saving Society and AUSTSWIM, have identified a funding gap of just over $27 million per annum to achieve this target. We will continue to work with all sides to politics to reach this goal.

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Appointments and retirements of Directors During 2011-12, two SLSA Directors retired, with Greg Bird, the SLST Appointed Director resigning on 28 October 2011 and Bill Jamieson AFSM, the SLSSA Appointed Director resigning on 24 January 2012. These directors were replaced by Stephen Godfrey and John Baker respectively. SLSA conveys its sincere thanks to each of these outgoing Directors for their very significant contributions during their time as directors.

Organisational Outlook This year has been one of consolidation for SLSA, having adopted a new strategic direction for both SLSA and the movement. The key focus for 2012-13 is to embed these plans into our operations and to focus the organisation on achieving our vision. The key delivery focuses for 2012-13 will be: • Supporting our states and frontline services to reduce drowning deaths. • Define long term financial sustainability plans for SLSA and the movement. • Refine the roles, responsibilities and functions of SLSA and the states. • Support the states in updating their strategic plans to align with SLS2020. • Finalise and implement federal election advocacy plan. • Roll out of the suite of products developed as part of the SLSA ICT Project. • Finalise key SLSA capacity plans including a people strategy, workforce planning, strategy and business management strategy. • Finalise research (and potential development) of a suitable PFD to provide an appropriate flotation device that meets the unique needs of SLSA and its members. • Trial the implementation of drone technology to enable surf lifesavers to achieve greater surveillance and response capabilities. • Deliver Rescue 2012 in Adelaide. • Deliver the 2nd International Rip Symposium.


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Conclusion We would like to thank the SLSA Directors, staff, officers and committees, as well as all of our clubs, branches, States and members. We have amazing people involved in surf life saving, all who share a passion for what we do and a shared commitment to saving lives. This year has seen some difficult times for everyone in surf life saving, and we would like to thank and commend everyone for the assistance and support you have provided to each other and to the organisation. We look forward to working with you all throughout 201213 as we continue to ensure the safety of the public at Australia’s beaches. In conclusion, we hope you enjoy and are inspired by the contents of this report. Overall this report reflects great examples of how a collective of committed people can contribute to ‘save lives, create great Australians and build better communities’.

Graham Ford President, SLSA

Brett Williamson OAM Chief Executive Officer

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OPERATIONS

It has been another big year for our surf lifesavers and ALS lifeguards around the coast. In working towards reducing drowning by 50% by 2020 and saving lives, over 15,428 rescues, 34,978 first aids and 928,578 preventative actions were undertaken and our sincere appreciation goes out to all services and members for these outstanding achievements. To support these efforts and the advocacy of coastal water safety, SLSA has continued to focus on national effectiveness, peak body advocacy and building its capacity and capability. Key programs and projects include the delivery of the National Recreation Safety Program and Saving Lives in the Water projects, courtesy of the Australian Government. This has once again enabled the targeting of key blackspots and drowning trends such as rip currents, rockfishing and internationals in accordance with the SLSA Total Service Plan. Innovation to facilitate Smarter Lifesaving has continued with development of new aquatic rescue awards including the Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue and enhancement of critical systems including the Surf Emergency Response System Review and the Surfcom Management System. Reviews have been conducted in areas of operations to ensure best practice including Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), inflatable rescue boats, patrol uniforms and in the area of public education. Engagement and partnership with corporate stakeholders, land managers and industry continues to underpin our holistic approach to drowning prevention in our delivery of services and advocacy of national and international standards. Representation was maintained at strategic industry meetings and on national committees including, but not limited to, the Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Summit, the Australian Water Safety Conference, the Australian Emergency

Case Study National Rip Current Awareness Day Rip currents contribute to over 50% of all swimming and wading deaths in Australia. In response to the issue, Surf Life Saving established an annual national event designed to teach people about rip currents. The Second Annual Rip Current Awareness Day was held on Saturday 26th of November 2011, where over 60 surf life saving clubs and lifeguard services released a purple dye into the ocean off the coastline. The dye dramatically

Management Volunteer Forum (AEMVF), the Australian Tsunami Advisory Group (ATAG) and the Australian New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group (ANZSBEG). Activity and achievements over the last year in operations have placed SLS in a positive position moving forward. We would like to extend our gratitude to our internal and external stakeholders who have assisted with this, including the Lifesaving Standing Committee, the Australian Government, industry and corporate partners. Together, we can continue to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.

External influences • Harmonisation of Workplace Health and Safety Legislation nationally. • Continuous evolution of the Australian Qualifications Framework. • Australian Communications and Media Authority Spectrum Review. • Australian Maritime Safety Authority development of a National System for Commercial Vessel Safety.

Mark Fife Director of Lifesaving

Peter George AM Chief Operating Officer

highlights where the rip current is on the beach, as well as how fast and far they flow away from the beach. Surf Life Savers were on hand to answer questions and explain surf safety and rip currents to the public. The event received widespread support across government, industry, surf life saving and most importantly the community which has in turn, resulted in significant media coverage. This exposure helped ensure that people in the community were aware of rip currents and understand means of avoidance - by always swimming between the red and yellow flags.

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SPORT

Overview

SLSA Striving for Success strand

2011-12 was highly successful for the lifesaving sport in Australia with a number of milestones reached in sport development, coaching, high performance, sport administration and events which included;

SLSA has now forged formal pathways with Australian Canoeing, Rowing Australia and Swimming Australia. Through the first year of establishing these new partnerships SLSA has facilitated opportunities for our SLS members to fast track through talent identification testing into trial programs for sprint kayaking and rowing. In return SLS members have been provided with access to professional development opportunities such as paddling, rowing and swimming Development Clinics where over 150 coaches and athletes participated.

• Implementation and consolidation of the SLSA Pathways to Success Sport Business Plan focussed on Sport Development, High Performance and Olympic Pathways. • High Performance Program expanded to include a Development squad of 30 Athlete’s, 2 Managers and 3 Coaches. • Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships “Top to Bottom” Review. • National Coaching and Officials Framework and Accreditation Review. • Successful introduction of Under 12,13,14 into the Australian Pool Rescue Championships. • Successful implementation of Open Water Ski Races. • 26 Surf Lifesavers selected as Olympians for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Sport Operations Through the recognition of SLSA as an ASC priority sport, there have been a lot of new developments in 2011/12 within areas of participation, sport development, Olympic pathways and High Performance. An overall SLSA “Pathway to Success” business plan for active participation and sport has been developed aligning to the 2020 SLS strategic intents and directions and Australian Sport Commission’s 2011-12 to 2014-15 strategic plan goals. The following aspects of the SLSA “Pathway to Success” business plan were achieved in 2011/12.

Participation pathway

SLSA’s High Performance program SLSA’s High Performance program has expanded since the revamp in 2010/11 with 20 elite athletes, 30 development athletes and 10 High Performance team management and state high performance programs as the first tier within High Performance. The Illicit Drugs in Sport Education Program was successfully implemented within national and state high performance programs. SLSA supported an Australian Development Team to attend NZ Pool Rescue competition in October 2011 and an Australian Open team to attend German Cup in November 2011 at which most athletes achieved personal bests and overall team results greatly improved, standing SLSA in good stead for Rescue 2012. SLSA secured its first naming rights partner for the National High Performance program; Body Science.

People Development SLSA launched the Junior Coaching course whereby all SLS clubs were provided facilitator kits and promotional material to assist with hosting this introductory course within their clubs. SLSA also contracted McLaughlin Sport Consultancy to complete reviews of the national coaching and officiating accreditations and frameworks.

• Baseline created for SLS participation member and nonmember activities and associated targets through to 2015. • Implementation of state based Pool Rescue clinics support for states and Introduction to ocean swim pilot program through Surf Life Saving South Australia.

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Olympic Report

The Next Wave

SLSA is pleased to announce that 26 athletes who recently competed at the London 2012 Olympics are also SLS members. Furthermore, 11 of these athletes were part of teams that won a medal. SLS athletes at the Games won a total of 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Talent Identification

Canoe Sprint Tate Smith (Northcliffe), David Smith (Warilla Barrack Point), Jacob Clear (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park) and Murray Stewart (Manly) won GOLD in K4 1000m.

SLSA is pleased to announce that 26 athletes who recently competed at the London 2012 Olympics are also SLS members. Jo Brigden-Jones (Manly), Hannah Davis (Glenelg), Lyndsie Fogarty (Northcliffe), Naomi Flood (Manly), Alana Nicholls (Scarboro) and Ken Wallace (Tugun) also competed. Rowing Will Lockwood (Anglesea) won Silver in the Men’s Four. Rod Chisholm (Bronte) competed in the lightweight double sculls. Swimming Brittany Elmslie (Noosa Heads) won GOLD in the 4 x 100m Freestyle and Silver in both the 4 x 200m Freestyle and 4 x 100m Medley Relay. Jade Nielsen (Kurrawa) was also a member of the 4 x 100m medley team that won Silver. Thomas Fraser-Holmes (Manly/Northcliffe), Cameron MEvoy (Northcliffe), James Roberts (Palm Beach QLD) and Meagan Nay (Kurrawa) also represented Australia in the pool. 10km Marathon Swimming Ky Hurst (Kurrawa) and Melissa Gorman (Kurrawa). Waterpolo Nicola Zagame (Cronulla), Alicia McCormack (Helensburgh Stanwell Park), Jane Moran (Alexandra Headlands) and Rowena Webster (Anglesea) competed in the women’s event winning a Bronze medal. Richie Campbell (Bondi) and Billy Miller (Mooloolaba) were part of the men’s team.

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Over 90% of the athletes selected into the Australian Canoeing National Elite Development Program (NEDP) six month trial squad were SLS members and ten of these competed at the kayaking Nationals in March and were selected into the NEDP final Squad where they will have access to kayak training camps and other development opportunities. Two SLS surf athletes were identified following attendance at a Rowing Australia testing session, for selection into rowing’s talent transfer program that will teach these members how to row with the aim to have them competing at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Six SLS members were also given the opportunity to attend a Swimming Australia National Open Water Swimming Camp in May where they got to learn more about what it takes to become an elite open water swimmer. Development Clinics Twelve Paddling Development Clinics were held around Australia before June 30 and over 80 coaches and 290 athletes attended to learn more about paddling technique to improve their ski performances from an highly skilled kayak coach. The first rowing Development Clinic aimed at sweeps and their crews was held in Feb, 2012 and over 25 members attended the coach and athlete development sessions run by Olympic rowing coaches. The first Swimming Development Clinic was held in Newcastle in Feb, 2012 and over 30 surf athletes and coaches attended to hear the Swimming Australia National Open Water Swimming Coach talk about high performance training and swimming technique.


SPORT (contINUED)

SLSA Sport Events The National Sporting Events portfolio for the 2011-12 year saw strong entries, growth in participation and the building of new event partnerships. The 2011 Australian IRB Championships took place in Glenelg, South Australia, over three days in July. Queensland won the state title and North Burleigh SLSC won the overall club title. The 2011 Australian Pool Rescue Championships were held in August in Canberra. Maroochydore SLSC were the overall winners. The 2011 Coolangatta Gold recorded a growth in entries with 580 competitors as well as the endorsement of the Great Gold Coast Swim as part of the Body Science Great Australian Swim Series, a round of four ocean swims launched by Ironman and Olympian Ky Hurst. The 2012 National Interstates Championships were conducted in January 2012 at the Homebush Aquatic Centre and Queenscliff Beach. NSW won the overall point scores in the Pool and Ocean Competitions and received the Alan B Whelpton AM Overall point score Championship Trophy. Lifesaving Victoria won the Handicap point score.

The 2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships were conducted in March at Kurrawa and North Kirra Beaches. Over 6000 competitors came together to compete in what was a challenging and emotional Championships with the loss of Maroochydore’s under 15 competitor Matthew Barclay. Northcliffe again proved what a powerhouse they are in claiming a record breaking eighth club point score championship. Surf Life Saving Australia in partnership with Hamilton Island Events and the Australian Outrigging Canoe Association (AOCRA) launched the inaugural Gatorade Battle of the Paddles on Hamilton Island in June. Run over four days, competitive outriggers were joined by athletes for 25km and 16km Surf Ski races, a 5km Stand-Up Paddling event and 16km Board Paddling events for junior, open and masters categories. SLSA, Sport Entertainment Limited (SEL) and Guy Leech, delivered a successful Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Iron Man Series and Ironwoman Series with Caine Eckstein and Elizabeth Pluimers being crowned the Series Champions. Ali Day and Danielle Allen were awarded the Athletes’ Choice Awards.

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Rescue 2012 - Lifesaving World Championships SLSA, in conjunction with SLSSA and the South Australian Tourism Commission, will host Rescue 2012 from 7-18 November 2012 in Adelaide, South Australia.

It is expected that approximately 4000 competitors will attend with confirmation from 42 nations participating in the World National Team Championships. The event involves five separate competitions: World National Team Championships, World Interclub Championships, World Masters Championships, World Surf Boats Championships and World Inflatable Rescue Boat Championships. Youth Championships will occur for both World National Team Championships, World Interclub Championships, competitors will be aged between 16 – 19 years. Additionally, a Lifesaving & Sport Development Program involving 14 Nations will be conducted prior to the event with 130 athletes participating. The aim of this program is to develop pool and ocean competition skills and provide access to respected coaches. It is expected that approximately 4000 competitors will attend with confirmation from 42 nations participating in the World National Team Championships.

External Influences • New alternative aquatic sports. • Availability of corporate sponsorship for sporting events.

Rick Wright OAM Director of Surf Sports

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SPORT (contINUED)

Message from the Australian Sports Commission The Australian Government is committed to increasing participation in sport and for our high performance athletes to excel on the world stage. Sport not only inspires and unites; it also promotes community involvement and active lifestyles. The Olympic and Paralympic Games is an exciting time for Australians and highlights the substantial contribution of sport to the Australian community, from athletes competing in the Games to those involved in weekend club competition and social play, as well as parents and volunteers. Australia’s performance at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games is the culmination of extensive long-term efforts across the Australian high performance sector. Following the Games, there will be opportunity to celebrate our success and critically review our next steps to ensure we focus and align our efforts to deliver the best possible results on the world stage. It is two years since the Australian Government delivered its new vision for sport through Australian Sport: The Pathway to Success. As a result the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) received an increase in recurrent funding. Since then, we have focused on implementing our new plans, delivering key programs, supporting national sporting organisations (NSOs) to deliver participation and high performance outcomes while also assisting with building there capacity and improving collaboration, alignment and effectiveness within the Australian sport sector. The 2012 Budget delivered a continuation of the Active After-school Communities program. This will enable primary school-aged children across the country the opportunity to embed sport and physical activity into their daily life. We will continue working with sporting organisations at all levels to ensure the program provides maximum value to sports and supports the transition of program participants into local clubs. The Prime Minister’s Olympic and Paralympic Challenges were a unique way for primary school children to capture the Olympic spirit and create their own Olympic journey. This initiative encouraged and inspired children to get active, have fun and earn rewards. This, coupled with participation programs delivered by NSOs, continues the Australian Government’s commitment to ensuring greater access to the benefits of sport. The support received from the Australian Government for Australian sport is essential and plays an integral role in connecting our young sporting participants with their dreams of podium success in the future. This is an exciting and challenging time for Australian sport. The Australian Sports Commission looks forward to working with sporting organisations, state and territory institutes and academies of sport and departments of sport and recreation, to promote access to, and participation in sport. Together we can promote an active lifestyle and develop sporting champions now and into the future.

Mr David Gallop Acting Chairman Board of the Australian Sports Commission

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DEVELOPMENT

It is pleasing to see that our membership continues to develop with an overall 4.44% growth taking us to a total of 165,820 members.

“From every session I took home something valuable – either a useful idea, strategy or information that can be used to my Clubs benefit”. - National Conference Participant

The ongoing growth of our junior activities members (5-13 years) by 5.2% - taking it to a total of 63,157 - demonstrates the strength and immense value of nipper programs in enriching the lives of young members through the development of personal, lifesaving and competition skills in a fun and safe aquatic environment. To support the increasing demand on clubs in delivering these programs there has been a strong focus on engaging more Age Managers through the establishment of an online Age Managers Course.

With continuous improvement, increased attendance from the previous year and outstanding feedback from post conference surveys, it’s clear that the conference was an outstanding success with a great deal of support for future conferences.

With nearly half of our membership under 18 years of age, the ongoing engagement and advancement of youth (13-18 years) is vital, consequently the first steps to deliver a national youth program have been taken and we look forward to its further development in the coming year.

The Awards of Excellence linked with the National Conference recognised the outstanding achievements of our members providing a platform to celebrate our National Recognition Awards, Honours, Hall of Fame and Meritorious awards. The Environmental Vulnerability and Adaptation Working Group was established to provide direction on actions from the ‘Impacts of Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change’ whilst the Development Management Group was created to promote engagement and an effective national movement across all Development activities.

The ongoing growth of our junior activities members (5-13 years) by 5.2% - taking it to a total of 63,157 - demonstrates the strength and immense value of nipper programs

We look forward to the final reports from our work with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on the ‘Social Impact of Surf Life Saving’ and the ‘Delivering, Identifying and Developing Social Inclusiveness through Surf Life Saving’ to demonstrate how we build better communities.

We have continued to develop our people and our leadership capacity through the delivery of the Leadership College and Leaders Conference. Both of these continue to grow in demand and success due to their degree of engagement and impact on participants.

• Increasing demands, the need for increased resources and adequate funding to meet the continual growing demand in nipper and development programs. • Gathering of intelligence to assist in the implementation of recommendations made in the ‘Impacts of Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change’.

“SLSA Leadership College challenged us physically, emotionally and mentally to better understand ourselves, other people and the world around us to become a more authentic “can do” leader. The content, facilitators and participants made the college such a success which will ultimately benefit us, our clubs and SLSA for years to come.” - Leadership College Participant Our engagement in broader emergency management programs has continued to expand through member participation, facilitation and support in the ongoing expansion and delivery of both the AEMI/AEMVF Volunteer Leadership and new Regional and Remote Volunteer Leadership Programs.

External influences

Kevin Larkins Director of Development

Vanessa Brown People and Development Manager

The delivery of the National Conference in October 2011 provided the platform to launch the strategic vision for the movement, leverage our collective strength and look at the challenges and the strategies to meet these.

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VIABILITY & REPUTATION

Overview

Communications

The SLSA Viability & Reputation team, which works across marketing, partnerships, communications and retail has continued to focus on growing the viability and reputation of Surf Life Saving while facilitating the opportunity for Australians to Give, Get Involved and Be Safe.

The SLSA Communications team has had an extra busy year as the movement has come under heavy public and media scrutiny following the tragic loss of Matthew Barclay at the 2012 Aussies.

Brand/Marketing The last 12 months saw a continuation of our key brand messages across all of our marketing touch points, reinforcing involvement from our internal and external audiences: To Give, Get Involved and to Be Safe. There was also a particular focus on our own people – celebrating who we are, what we do on and off the beach and the vital role we play in Australian life. National media partnerships were further leveraged to promote Surf Life Saving messages and contra advertising support was provided back to SLSA through media outlets such as SBS television (which aired a Surf Life Saving brand commercial for a 12-month period), Austereo Network (who profiled our key safety messages over the key summer period) and adshell bus shelters through a charity application grant.

The SLS website has approximately 2,500 unique visits daily, increasing to 20,000 daily during major events. Product campaigns and marketing support was delivered across the SLSA business including; retail, youth member recruitment, sporting events, member events and conferences, annual publications and the launch of Surf education, achieving key objectives set. Over 700 internal projects were processed through the SLSA marketing team, proving to be a continued benefit to SLSA with cost savings and operational efficiencies.

Through a combination of constant communications with our state bodies, branches, clubs and greater membership and an open, transparent proactive and reactive media relations, SLSA have been able to continue to promote surf safety as well as our suite of lifesaving, member development and surf sport events in 2011 -2012. Key media events throughout 2011-12 included the National Coastal Safety Report, the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, Coolangatta Gold, Rip Awareness Day and various partner programs and initiatives. Internal communications with our membership has remained paramount. SLSA’s Facebook page continues to grow with a 120% increase to over 14,000 fans joining the page to follow our movement. $100k in Facebook advertising was also secured for the movement through Facebook’s “Hack for a Cause”. The SLS website has approximately 2,500 unique visits daily, increasing to 20,000 daily during major events. Customised electronic communications to members and stakeholders have been managed entirely in-house including monthly Surfline e-newsletters to over 80,000 members, a bi-monthly Rescue 2012 e-newsletter, Coolangatta Gold and Aussies e-newsletters, ad hoc communications including dealing with the tragic event, online store, Rip Symposium, Hamilton Island Battle of the Paddles, quarterly ‘Message from the President’ and SLS Research newsletters. SLSA also won the Silver Medal Award for SLSA’s 2010-11 Annual Report at the 2011 Australasian Reporting Awards.

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Partnerships The Surf Life Saving movement is an integral part of the Australian culture and lifestyle. We rely on the generosity and support from partners to provide vital services to communities around Australia. SLSA endeavours to form and maintain partnerships that mirror our own values and vision for the future. Our partners are organisations that genuinely believe in, and want to be involved with the SLS movement. Partners actively promote healthy lifestyles and community engagement both internally and externally.

Our partners are organisations that genuinely believe in and want to be involved with the SLS movement. We are proactive in maintaining and developing an on-going commitment that benefits both parties. The longevity of relationships with major partners in DHL, Westpac and Telstra ensure that our main goal of delivering beneficial outcomes for our members and stakeholders are consistently being met. Each and every one of our national partners champion the SLS movement and provide continuous support. Thank you!

Retail SLSA continued to develop new commercial ventures to increase revenue, including licensing programs and extended retail opportunities to capitalise on our iconic brand. A new SLS retail and apparel line was launched while more licensees were signed on bringing our total number to 14. A review is being conducted of our warehouse and retail operations to improve stock control and efficiencies. SLSA also continued to work closely with Lander & Rogers law firm on trademarks and protecting our IP in the public commercial realm.

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partnerships

Surf Life Saving Australia thanks our corporate and government partners who have supported us in 2011-12. Major Partners

Support Partners

Sport Event Partners

Government Partners

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STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

Research SLSA’s research activities have continued to expand over the past twelve months. Research activities are being promoted on the SLS website and a Research Newsletter has been distributed twice in the past 12 months, thereby increasing awareness of our research activity and providing valuable feedback to the members and academic partners who assist with information and data. The SLS Research Advisory Committee continues to meet and provide guidance. During the year this included providing a critical review of grant proposals and feedback to improve the content and presentation of the annual National Coastal Safety Report. SLS has forged strong partnerships with a number of research institutions, including the University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, Griffith University, Monash University, Melbourne University and the University of Wollongong. Emerging partnership opportunities, both in Australia and internationally are also being explored. SLS Research has been successful in attracting competitive research grants, including the continuing grant: R. Brander, I. Turner, D. Dominey-Howes, J. Goff, W. Shaw, D. Drozdzewski, S. Sherker. Rip Currents: An evidence based approach to safely navigating the beach’s greatest drowning hazard. Australian Research Council Linkage Project 2011-2013.

SLS is actively promoting its research activity at national and international conferences as well as through journal publications. Newly funded projects this year also include: S. Sherker, M. Sano. Adapt Between the Flags - Enhancing the Capacity of Surf Life Saving Australia to Cope With Climate Change and to Leverage Adaptation Within Coastal Communities. Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy - National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility 2012. S. Sherker, A. Bradstreet, B. Brighton, M. Thompson, A. Weir, R. Mitchell, M. Bambach. Research Review of Rock Fishing in NSW. NSW Department of Primary Industry 2012.

Communities and Developing Social Inclusiveness through Surf Life Saving Activities. The Trust Company Foundation 2012. The SLS Research Scheme’s supported research on “Spinal injury management recommendations update – Australia” and the “Temporal and spatial considerations of aquatic safety signage” are both being led by Life Saving Victoria. SLS is actively promoting its research activity at national and international conferences as well as through journal publications. In total, 28 abstracts have been presented this year at scientific meetings, including nine presentations at international conferences and 19 presentations at national conferences. In addition, five peer-reviewed journal articles have been published: 1. R. Mitchell, B. Brighton, S. Sherker. The epidemiology of competition and training-based surf sport-related injury in Australia, 2003 to 2011. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport in press June 2012. 2. A. Williamson, J. Hatfield, S. Sherker, R. Brander, A. Hayen. A comparison of attitudes and knowledge of beach safety in Australia for beachgoers, rural residents and international tourists. Australian New Zealand Journal of Public Health 36(4):385–391 2012. 3. D. Drozdzewski, W. Shaw, D. Dominey-Howes, R. Brander, T. Walton, A. Gero, S. Sherker, J. Goff, B. Edwick. Insights on the perceptions, knowledge and experience of beachgoers caught in rip currents. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science 12:2001-11, 2012. 4. A. Williamson, J. Hatfield, S. Sherker, R. Brander, A. Hayen. Development and evaluation of an intervention to reduce rip current related beach drowning. Accident Analysis and Prevention 46:45-51, 2012 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. aap.2011.10.003. 5. R.W. Brander, A. Bradstreet, S. Sherker, J. MacMahan. The behavioural responses of swimmers caught in rip currents: New perspectives on mitigating the global rip current hazard. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education 5(4):476-482, 2011. Valuable SLS investigative reports completed in 2011-12 include “SLSA National Coastal Safety Report 2011” and “Research Review of Rock Fishing in NSW”.

S. Sherker, M. Edwards, V. Brown. Engaging Diverse

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SLSA have been honoured to receive the following peer awards for Research in the past year: • ‘Best Conference Presentation’ Australian Water Safety Conference 2012 (The Ripsafe Project - A holistic approach to understanding the rip current hazard. Dr Robert Brander, Dr Danielle Drozdzewski, Dr Dale Dominey-Howes, Dr Ian Turner, Dr Wendy Shaw, Robert McCarroll, Mischa Moraza, Dr James Goff and Dr Shauna Sherker). • ‘People’s Choice Award’ Australian Water Safety Conference 2012 (Meeting the challenge of preventing drowning deaths on the rocky coast. Dr David Kennedy, Ms Barbara Brighton, Prof Colin Woodroffe, Mr Adam Weir and Dr Shauna Sherker. • ‘Research Project of the Year’ NSW Government/AustSwim Water Safety Awards 2011 (The behavioural responses of swimmers caught in rip currents. Dr. Rob Brander, Anthony Bradstreet, Dr. Shauna Sherker, Dr. Jaime MacMahan).

Case Study Rip Current Research will Save Lives in the Water SLS and UNSW continue working on the research project, “Rip currents: An evidence based approach to managing the greatest beach hazard”. The project will, for the first time, provide an understanding of the action of swimmers caught in rip currents through interviewing rip current survivors and measuring swimmer response and rip flow. This three year project, funded by an Australian Research Council linkage grant, will provide information that will improve existing rip current education and assist in reducing the unacceptably high drowning rates on Australian beaches.

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International Development The overall strategy for SLSA’s international lifesaving activity is to reduce drowning in other countries, with an emphasis on developing nations in the Asia Pacific region, by utilising SLSA skills and resources and by adapting SLSA programs, methods and systems to suit local conditions and needs. This is achieved through collaboration and community engagement and by enhancing local organisational capacity and capability. SLSA has been involved in international lifesaving development since the 1920s. SLSA and its members were also instrumental in founding World Life Saving in 1956 and also in the formation of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) in 1993. SLSA has linked in to the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) funded by AusAID since 2009. The AVID program provides volunteer surf lifesavers into a number of countries and areas of need. We share with local partners a broad range of information from education and training, to lifeguard operating procedures and risk management, and also organisational capacity building; all of which are adapted to suit the specific country needs, risks, level of development and of course priorities for action based on drowning death and injury data. This past year has seen surf lifesaving volunteers in Vietnam (Ms Kat Waterhouse from Broulee SLSC), Indonesia (Ms Emma Larssen from Cronulla SLSC and Mr Kieran Pascoe from Red Rock Corindi SLSC), Samoa (Ms Amelia Cole from Terrigal SLSC, Mr Eldene O’Shea and Ms Emily Cox from Point Leo SLSC and Ms Erin Doyle from Binningup SLSC ) and Fiji (Ms Cassandra Thomas from Sandringham LSC). SLSA is currently expanding its program with the introduction of Vanuatu and the Philippines in 2012 to complement the existing or recent programs in Indonesia, Vietnam, Samoa and Fiji. Vacancies are advertised through the AVID partners and on the SLSA website (www.sls.com.au).


STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT (contINUED)

In addition to the AVID program SLSA has completed a number of special drowning prevention developmental projects, including the following. • Fiji – SLSA has facilitated the creation of the Fiji Water Safety Council (FWSC), and recently signed a Strategic Partnering Agreement with the Fiji Surfing Association (FSA) for the introduction of Surf Life Saving into Fiji. • India – SLSA has been assisting the Rashtriya Life Saving Society India since 2003 in a broad range of development activities including surf lifesaving and sport. This has been possible through the Australian Sports Outreach Program. • Indonesia – In 1972 SLSA members facilitated the creation of surf lifesaving in Bali and continue to assist Balawista Indonesia through training visits from surf lifesavers across Australia. • Maldives – There is currently no lifesaving organisation in Maldives, however SLSA is working with a group to introduce structured water safety education and lifeguard training, the first program of which was conducted in 2011. • Mauritius – SLSA is currently assisting Surf Life Saving Mauritius with organisational capacity building and training advice. • Samoa – SLS Tasmania has been providing valuable surf lifesaving training assistance since the tragedy of the 2009 tsunami devastated parts of Samoa. • Sri Lanka – In 1947, Harry Nightingale of the Bondi SBLSC, assisted in establishing surf lifesaving in Sri Lanka. Following the end of civil hostilities in 2009, SLSA is once again assisting the Life Saving Association of Sri Lanka improve its lifesaving training and organisational development. Life Saving Victoria are also assisting in Sri Lanka. • Seychelles – In early 2012, SLSA provided two Trainer/ Assessors to train lifeguards for the Maritime Authority on the island of Praslin. • Thailand – Surf lifesavers assisted in the creation of the Phuket Lifeguard Club in 2003 and regular training visits have continued annually through support from Cudgen Headland SLSC members. SLSA is also assisting with the creation of a mobile lifesaving education unit. • The Philippines – Since 2010 SLSA has been assisting the Philippine Life Saving Society introduce surf lifesaving to their country. The first surf lifesaving training program was delivered through the support of SLSNSW in Zambales in 2011. • Vanuatu – SLSA is working with the Vanuatu Surfing Association to introduce surf safety education and surf lifesaving to Vanuatu. • Vietnam – SLSA is currently liaising with partners in Vietnam and the City of Danang in the formation of the Danang Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

International Strategic Partnering Agreements SLSA has strategic partnering agreements with several international lifesaving organizations through which drowning prevention and surf lifesaving are further developed: • • • • • • • • • • •

Surf Life Saving Great Britain (SLSGB) Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) Irish Water Safety (IWS) Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) Singapore Life Saving Society (SLSS) South Africa Lifesaving (SAL) German Lifesaving Society (DLRG) Rashtriya Life Saving Society India [RLSS (I)] Philippines Life Saving Society (PLS) Fiji Surfing Association (FSA)

External influences • The level of international development by SLSA is constrained by the very limited financial resources available. However, this is not deterring our resolve to help save lives in the water in other countries. • SLSA is appreciative of its affiliated clubs and members who are contributing to drowning prevention in other countries, and without who this activity would not be possible.

International Life Saving Federation The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is the world authority for drowning prevention and lifesaving sport. ILS leads, supports and collaborates with national and international organisations engaged in drowning prevention, water safety, water rescue, lifesaving, lifeguarding and lifesaving sport.

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STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT (contINUED)

SLSA is a founding and full member of ILS with significant contributions through members of the ILS Board of the Directors, ILS Asia Pacific Region, Commissions and Committees, as follows: ILS Asia Pacific Region • Executive member – Ron Rankin AM (to March 2012) • Secretary General – Brett Williamson OAM

SLSA has supported and continues to support major international events such as World Conference on Drowning Prevention and the Lifesaving World Championships. SLSA will host on behalf of ILS the Rescue 2012 Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide, South Australia from 4 to 18 November 2012.

ILS Board of Directors • • • • •

Regional Representative – Ron Rankin AM (to March 2012) Regional Secretary General – Brett Williamson OAM Lifesaving Commissioner – Peter George AM Sport Commissioner – Dave Thompson Legal Adviser to ILS – Ian Fullagar

Committee members • ILS Medical Committee – Dr Natalie Hood MD • ILS Conference Committee / Research and Information Committee / Bid Oversight Committee – Norm Farmer ESM (Chair) • ILS Rescue Committee – Peter Agnew • ILS Anti-Doping Committee – Ian Fullagar (Chair) • ILS Events Management Committee / Technical and Rules Committee (Sport) – Greg Allum OAM • ILS Sport Development Committee – Rick Wright OAM • ILS Athletes Committee – Kristy Munroe • ILS Aquatic Disasters Committee – Ken Bird OAM • ILS Governance Committee – Ron Rankin AM (to March 2012)

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Norman Farmer ESM General Manager, Strategic Development


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Case Study Ms Emma Larssen – Cronulla SLSC (NSW) An Australian Volunteer for International Development in Bali, Indonesia from October 2010 to October 2011 and from July 2012 to July 2013.

The Australian Sports Outreach Program held in Banten in April/May 2012 involved 5 different teams of lifeguards from Java and has greatly improved the safety at those beaches where the lifeguards are based. The following image is from the Banten training with Emma front and centre.

Emma has been instrumental in improving lifeguard training standards in Balawista Indonesia, not only in Bali, but also in other parts of Indonesia including Banten in West Java. Emma has also guided the introduction of schools education programs using training Balawista lifeguards to educate students and teachers. Emma has worked with Balawista to enhance the lifesaving sport skills and competence of Indonesian lifeguards that has enabled them to participate in lifesaving events at Arafura Games and in preparation for the Rescue 2012 Lifesaving World Championships to be held in Adelaide in November 2012.

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SURF LIFE SAVING FOUNDATION

As a supporting organisation, the Surf Life Saving Foundation is a key player in achieving the Surf Life Saving movement’s strategic aim of “financial security”. Our programs and revenue streams are diverse to enable all Australians the ability to participate in our fund-raising activities. As a charitable organisation, we recognise that our operations must be effective and efficient. We continue to invest in acquiring more donors and supporters, to ensure that what we do today will safeguard the levels of SLS services that can be maintained for the future. We also invest in fundraising activities and promotions for the benefit of life saving for which revenues pass directly to clubs and do not pass through our accounts. We actively seek more efficiency in our operations at every opportunity and have recently undertaken a commercial operations and revenue review in collaboration with the movement’s peak bodies. We constantly identify where and how we can ultimately deliver more funds back to the beach.

We still have much work to do in communicating our charitable status, and that we are in fact needy and not just worthy. While economic conditions have made this a difficult year, our strategy of revenue generation and diversification has allowed us to provide over $9 million in distributions to Surf Life Saving services this financial year – a result which we are extremely proud and one that is over $1 million ahead of our budget.

The SLSF Board is committed to operate in pursuit of our charitable purposes, while having high ethical standards and strong legal compliance. In recognition of our national role and increased financial size, after balance date we transitioned from incorporation under Queensland legislation to a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Law.

Highlights 2011-12 Financial Year • $5,592,165 raised for SLSA from Core Philanthropic National activities for distribution to States. • $1,231,705 raised for State Entities from specific State based fundraising and revenue activities. • $1,850,104 raised for SLS Clubs from specific Club based raising events. • $490,562 raised for SLSRFT for the ongoing perpetuity of programs. • $1,450,307 raised for State entities & Clubs as a result of direct funding requests for SLS entities through the efforts of the Foundation Grants Seeking Unit.

Stephen Maitland OAM, RFD Chairman

Steve Francia Chief Executive Officer

The support we receive from our family of supporters in the community has remained strong throughout the year and is highly valued - however we still have much work to do in communicating our charitable status, and that we are in fact needy and not just worthy. In the year ahead the Foundation plans to expand its communications to position the surf life saving brand as a needy one - which we certainly are. We will also be expanding our activities across Australia and in conjunction with the State bodies. We have already implemented plans to increase our philanthropic presence in both our Workplace Giving and Bequest programs. Our current programs of Lottery and Trade promotions will also be expanded to provide financial returns and more diverse ways for Australians to participate in helping us.

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SLSF Board of Directors

The Foundation Grant Seeking Unit continues to go from strength to strength and perform well above expectations.

Stephen Maitland OAM, RFD – Chairman

In the past year the Grant Seeking Unit has provided vital support to SLS by directly securing and/or has assisted in securing funds for SLS State entities and Clubs through private philanthropic groups.

Neil Balnaves AO

The GSU is able to provide customised support to individual SLS states and clubs, helping to identify and make the most of grassroots grant opportunities.

Lionel Hogg

Grant summary

Chairman of Village Roadshow Corporation and a Director of Austereo Group Limited

SLS Entity

Successful $

New South Wales

4,200

Northern Territory

71,900

Queensland

298,254

SLSA

180,940

South Australia

51,900

Tasmania

68,348

Victoria

667,617

Western Australia

107,148

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Principal of Corporate Advisers Delphin Associates. Neil has worked in the media industry for over 45 years previously holding the position of Executive Chairman of the Southern Star Group which he founded. Lionel is a corporate advisory partner of Gadens Lawyers.

John Kirby

Alan Rydge

Chairman of entertainment and leisure company Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL).

Deborah Thomas

Director of Media, Public Affairs and Brand Development for ACP Magazines.


SURF LIFE SAVING FOUNDATION (contINUED)

Philanthropic Partners

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Table 03: NRHRS Snapshot 2008-09 Number of available helicopters

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

1

1

2

2

179

166

156

153

Primary response - Number of hours flown

145

172.5

165

183

Secondary response - Number of missions

113

156

142

152

151.4

261.6

223

245

17

11

21

24

31.5

19.7

34

41

70

102

101

114

71.9

120.9

106

122

40

34

54

55

13.8

19.5

18

32

Primary response - Number of missions

Secondary response - Number of hours flown Search and rescue - Number of missions Search and rescue - Number of hours flown Training - Number of missions Training - Number of hours flown Other - Number of missions Other - Number of hours flown Total - Number of missions flown Total - Number of hours flown

Introduction In our 30th year, assurance has been one of our constants in a climate of perpetual change. It is a word, and a concept, communicated regularly and consistently in the delivery of our work- the touchstone of the 330 missions we were tasked to last year. For us here at the Northern Service, it is a reflection on what every mission and underlying action seeks to deliver - an assurance that the processes and skills we hone will be delivered consistently each time we are called upon to undertake a tasking. The past 12 months have been another year of change, and I thank our team who has embraced these opportunities. These changes have been across various platforms which have led to strong efficiencies for us as we strive to manage our community’s support of the Service.

Fundraising We have moved to a new Fundraising IT platform which allows us to better work with our donors. We continue with our income diversification strategy and we completed a three year strategy with the opening of a new Op Shop in Casino – taking our network to five shops. Our inaugural Ballina to Byron Charity Walk was a fantastic display of community engagement

419

469

473

498

413.6

594.2

546

623

with over 500 walkers, and quite possibly an equal number turned away due to capacity requirements. Those that made the walk, including those hardy “soles” that covered the 37km - we applaud you!

Farewell After more than 10 years as the Service’s Chief Pilot, Lynton Beggs has taken a career change opportunity to undertake training in Scotland to fly the ($35M) EC225 helicopter in offshore work. The opportunity to fly the EC225 is a professional challenge and opportunity that we cannot match. We congratulate Lynton on his appointment and express our sincere appreciation for his loyalty and commitment to the company in a very challenging role. Aviation is a complex industry, and we are very appreciative of the time spent in education of the nuances of aviation and the scope of responsibilities that are expected of our organisation from CASA and the like. Even through CASA’s eyes, 10 years is a long time to hold the Chief Pilot role and we commend Lynton for his longevity in service to his community. We welcome (back) Andy Baker as the incoming Chief Pilot. Andy previously worked for the Service in the 1990’s before taking on various senior roles throughout the world to build an impressive resume of experience.

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Developments

Special thank you

The recent commissioning of the new CASA approved simulator is a very noteworthy development for us. Two points in particular stand out in regard to it – 1. CASA have recommended other organisations to our base to examine it, and 2. Within five weeks of its commissioning, it had paid for itself in pilot training time. Given our previous simulator lasted 10 years the financial benefits are substantial over the life of the asset.

The year has not been without its challenges, and much of this is derived from the pressure that our community has felt/ feels as a result of economic impacts, out of our control. Our community and supporters are critical elements of the model that allows us to continue with the lifesaving work we perform.

The recent commissioning of the new CASA approved simulator is a very noteworthy development.

In our 30th year, we do want to highlight one particular sponsor. We’d like to point out the tremendous value we place on our major naming right sponsor, Westpac. From a corporate level to staff in the branches, the relationship is a natural partnership and it is highly valued. Westpac have shared the last 20 years of the journey with the Service and as we enter the next phase of our development, we look forward to the continuance of this relationship.

Our engineers completed a major safety enhancement to our aircraft during the year – a Wire Strike Protection system. In installing the system, we understand it is the first time a post factory installation of this kind has occurred for this type of civil helicopter in the world. This is a fantastic endorsement of the engineering resources we have available to us. Now that the equipment is installed, we never wish to use it! We have also installed state of the art multi-function radar displays in both aircraft to improve in-flight surveillance of weather conditions. We continue to invest heavily in training for our staff. There’s a cross-section of this training employed from Advanced Emergency Simulator training in France, Vocational Graduate Certificate in Risk Management, Human Factors training for Engineers, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, OH&S, Diploma of Business Administration - through to our trainee staff member, Emily Fitzgerald, who’s undertaking her Certificate II training in Business Administration.

Our business sponsors and supporters are as critical in this regard also. From all of our staff, we acknowledge and thank the substantial contribution you make to ensure our ongoing success.

I also wish to acknowledge our army of dedicated volunteers who give their time selflessly throughout the year to assist the Service in a variety of ways. We thank you for all your hard work and continued support. Our Board of Directors give their time freely to support our community and we acknowledge the appointment of Geoff King and Peter Fahey to our Board, as well as the retirement of John Barber OAM who joined the Board in 2002. In closing, I record my thanks to our marvellous staff right through the Service who undertake their work with diligence to ensure we meet our service commitment.

Kris Beavis General Manager

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Case Studies Byron Bay Lighthouse rescue watched by hundreds In September 2011, the Service rescued a swimmer washed onto rocks in heavy seas below the Byron Bay lighthouse. A spectator watching on the headland described the scene. “We saw the swimmer disappear below the cliff face and everyone was worried for his safety. Then the helicopter arrived and it too, disappeared from our view. “When the helicopter re-appeared with the swimmer and the rescue crewman attached to the winch line everyone on the headland cheered.”

Thank goodness the helicopter was there “He’s on his way out,” Karen Roche thought as she looked at her son Blake while she waited for the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter to fly him from Evans Head to Lismore Base Hospital. “We needed the helicopter – it was faster than taking him by road.” The Helicopter arrived at Razorback Lookout at Evans Head and flew Blake and Karen to hospital in 10 minutes; the fast transfer helped save Blake’s life….. Tests at hospital confirmed that Blake was suffering from an infection that was destroying his red blood cells and causing his kidney and spleen to work overtime to restore his red blood cells.

Rescue crewman Tom Lee Lewes, along with pilot Marty Hanna and air crewman Mick Kerry had spotted the man cowering on rocks underneath the cliff and the team swung into action.

Blake spent 10 days in hospital being treated with medication to allow his body to recover.

“I went down the wire onto the rocks and saw the patient... he was very cut up and scared.”

“If the Helicopter hadn’t been there he probably wouldn’t be here,” said a relieved Karen.

Tom clambered over the rocks and secured the man before air crew Mick Kerry winched them up to the helicopter. “Two or three seconds after winching in a big set came through and swept right through the cliff canyon the patient had been washed into... it would have made it a lot worse scenario,” said Tom. Tom said he was pretty nervous and excited being involved in such a dramatic first rescue and was quick to praise the whole crew. “It was a real team effort.”

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Table 04: SRHRS Snapshot 2006-07 Number of helicopters Patrol – Number of missions

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2

1

1

2

2

2

N/A

74

87

76

55

62

Patrol – Number of hours flown

N/A

81.6

78.6

70

60

61

Maintenance – Number of missions

N/A

5

20

42

18

18

Maintenance – Number of hours flown

N/A

3.7

9.4

13

13

11

18

58

111

129

145

252

18.7

53.8

78.5

95.35

157.0

239.2

89

35

33

45

57

92

90.5

37.4

24

28

45.5

85.65

80

35

42

54

22

27

87.2

25.7

31.5

46.2

19

18

736*

207

293

346

297

451

859.5*

202.2

222

251

294.5

414.85

Search and rescue – Number of missions Search and rescue – Number of hours flown Training – Number of missions Training – Number of hours flown Other – Number of missions Other – Number of hours flown Total – Number of missions Total – Number of hours flown

* 2006-07 data includes missions flown under contract for NSW Ambulance Service which concluded in March 2007. Five year comparisons are therefore not valid.

Introduction

Operations

Twelve months ago, we reported on significant growth of the Service. This growth has continued, with the Service now operating two helicopters daily, year round from two bases. Nevertheless, the past year has brought some challenges but these were met head on, resulting in a successful year for Southern Region.

The extra government funding has allowed us to undertake substantial increases in our operational capabilities. Overall, missions have had a significant 74% increase over the previous 12 months.

Government funding During this annual period, the NSW Labor Government provided funding through SLSNSW, for the Westpac Life Saver to extend operations. This saw the Sydney base return to 24/7 operations for the first time in nearly five years and our fledgling South Coast Base commenced daily operations. A change in government resulted in a further increase in the level of funding and confirmed year round operations for both bases. A review headed by Phil Koperberg is underway at this time and we hope that this cements our ongoing funding as well as our relationship with the NSW State Government. We extend our sincere appreciation to the former Labor government and the current Liberal government for their support and vote of confidence in us. We also recognise SLSNSW who played an integral role in confirming the support.

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Since we moved away from providing the ambulance helicopter in Sydney, the Service operated one base in Sydney for 10 hours a day. We can now operate 24 hours every day and our statistics indicate that nearly half of our missions are after 6:00pm. Only 12 months ago we commenced a summer time rescue service based at Moruya on the NSW Far South Coast. This continues to grow and we now see this operating a 10 hour daily shift year round. This additional capability not only adds greater value to emergency services, particularly NSW Police and Surf Life Saving, but the community now have access to greater protection. We have worked hard to consolidate our position as a dedicated search and rescue helicopter service. Whilst we continue to maintain our core skills around the aquatic environment, we have increased our ability to provide services inland. We have rescued a number of bushwalkers who have become lost in thick bushland, activating their beacons.


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These have all been in remote locations, extending well west and even into Victoria – well beyond our normal areas of operations. In early 2012, both helicopters were involved extensively in the state-wide floods that gripped the central and western parts of NSW. At one stage, South Coast’s Lifesaver 3 was based in the Wagga Wagga region for three weeks. The provision of a $130,000 Thermal Imaging Camera donated by Thales for a trial has definitely added a whole new dimension to our capabilities. The camera allows the crew to detect body heat from considerable distances and it has already been used a number of times since it came on line in June. Already, police tasking us have specifically requested this technology. The camera will complement Night Vision Goggles which will come on line in the near future.

Our aircraft Earlier in the year, both helicopters were formally valued and we are pleased to confirm as to how well the aircraft have retained their value. This has allowed us to adjust our insurances program and balance sheet. Both aircraft are operating well and this is a great credit to our Engineering staff. Both helicopters have had their cockpit and cabin lighting modified to cope with Night Vision Goggles which will be introduced during 2012/13. Communications systems have been overhauled and VH-SLU (Lifesaver 3) has had an extensive inspection and scheduled maintenance program. Whilst the current aircraft have served us exceptionally well, work has commenced on developing our future aircraft strategies so that we can continue to cope with the additional workloads as well as taking advantage of their current value and new technologies.

Bases We’ve had a number of discussions with Landcom, the developers of our Cape Banks Sydney building. Some serious concerns have been raised with them in regards to a number of issues that are affecting the longevity of the building despite it being only six years old. There is much remedial work to be undertaken to bring it back to a “state of the art” facility.

One challenge that tested us was the major structural collapse of the retaining wall behind the base. The collapse impacted the building causing significant safety concerns. Landcom quickly supported us by making the wall secure but even now at the time of writing, the wall is still damaged and parts of the base remain off limits as they have been declared unsafe. With our South Coast service now on line full time, priority will be given to upgrading the facilities there so that it is comfortable for the staff on duty. A more medium term goal will be to establish our base in the region. Our thanks to Eurobodalla Shire Council which provided an upgrade of the current amenities.

Business Development We need to exploit a diversity of income streams so that we can better support our operations. Our Housie sessions remain strong but other traditional streams such as CDSE funding is becoming more difficult to achieve.

We can now operate 24 hours every day and our statistics indicate that nearly half of our missions are after 6:00pm. Our Newsletter published twice a year and sent to more than 6,000 supporters has become an important channel for communicating with our many friends. Not only does it raise an important awareness of the great work the Service does but it also raises vital dollars with substantial donations being made in response to its call to action. The Westpac Banking Corporation continues its lengthy support and we recently agreed to an extension of the partnership which will see us join the Bank in celebrating their 200th birthday in 2017. The value of our relationship cannot be underestimated and we cherish their backing. To all our sponsors and supporters, we can only say thank you for keeping us in the air!

Nevertheless, expansion of services continues to see the building used extensively 24 hours a day and we have upgraded some of the amenities to cope with an increase in our operations and training programs. More and more community groups are visiting the base each week, our partners are using the building for their offsite meetings and our external training programs are increasing rapidly.

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Conclusion It has been the most amazing 12 months but it is just the start of our next chapter. This time next year we will be getting ready to celebrate our 40th anniversary – planning is already underway. We recognise and thank the many partners we work closely with – our emergency service colleagues, the Westpac Bank, Thales and our other corporate supporters, the clubs that allow us to run fundraising programs and provide CDSE funds and the thousands of community members that donate to us. We also recognise and sincerely thank Ron Rankin AM who retired as Chairman and Director during the year. Finally, I acknowledge the brilliant staff that I am honoured to lead. Their passion and energy is inspiring and, with our Board, the results of the last twelve months have been due to their efforts. We are indeed very lucky!

Stephen Leahy JP Chief Executive Officer

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southern REGION (contINUED)

Southern Region Board of Directors Member

Board Meeting Attendance

Graham Ford (Chairman from 17/3/12)

10/10

Ron Rankin AM (Chairman to 17/3/12)

8/8

Peter George AM (Director, Member’s Representative)

10/10

John Frazer OAM (Director)

10/10

Gordon Lang

10/10

Stephen Leahy JP (CEO, Company Secretary)

10/10

Jon Donohoe AM

1/1

Northern Region Board of Directors Member

Board Meeting Attendance

Warren Tozer

6/6

Kevin Gosling

5/6

Brett Williamson

5/6

John Griffin

6/6

Paul Muldoon

5/6

Noel Doyle

4/6

John Barber (Resigned 16/08/11)

0/1

Geoff King (Commenced 21/02/12)

3/3

Peter Fahey (Commenced 17/04/12)

1/2

Kris Beavis (Company Secretary)

6/6

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Section 02: GOVERNANCE 02


Our Governance Structure ........................................ 60 Surf Life Saving Ltd Board......................................... 61 Our Corporate Governance ...................................... 63 2011 - 12 Boards & Committees ............................... 65 Our Staff .................................................................. 74


OUR GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

Since 1907, when a small number of Sydney surf life saving clubs formed the organisation now known as Surf Life Saving Australia, we have evolved into a highly federated and geographically disperse organisation, made up of 500 entities/ groups including 310 separately incorporated surf life saving clubs, 17 regional branches (in NSW and Queensland), 98 support operations (regional rescue and response teams), 63 paid lifeguard services and seven state and territory centres (see page 149 for full list).

The Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF) undertakes a national fundraising role on behalf of the movement. SLSA is one of eight ‘members’ of the SLSF along with the seven SLS state and territory centres.

As there would otherwise be no meaningful report on the national contribution of the entire movement, the surf lifesaving, education, training, development and surf sports activities of our members are consolidated in this report. However, as the various separate entities are not subsidiaries of SLSA Ltd and have a variety of legal and reporting structures, their financial results are not consolidated here.

Corporate governance

Since 1907 we have evolved into a highly federated and geographically disperse organisation. We are the peak policy and decision making body for the movement. Under our constitution, our members are: • State Centres, represented by their appointed directors, who have the right to be present, debate and vote at our general meetings. • Affiliated Surf Life Saving Clubs, representatives of which have the right to be present and to debate on behalf of their club at our general meetings, but with no voting rights. • Life Members of SLSA, who have the right to be present and to debate at our general meetings, but with no voting rights. • All individual members of affiliated surf life saving clubs, who have the right to be present at general meetings, but with no voting or debating rights. Each year prior to the commencement of the season, individual members sign an application for joint membership of SLSA and their club. Where the members are less than 18 year of age, the membership form is signed by a parent or legal guardian. This detailed membership form meets a number of legal requirements, including indemnification of SLSA in the event of any claim arising from surf lifesaving activity, as well as outlining a member’s individual liability in the unlikely event of a wind-up of SLSA. SLSA also operate two subsidiary companies to provide helicopter rescue services in NSW. Other helicopter rescue services operate in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia through the respective state centres.

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We are a foundation member of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS), through which we maintain contact with other ‘lifesaving nations’ and play a leadership role in developing lifesaving expertise around the world.

Chief Patrons His Royal Highness Prince Philip KG KT OM GBE AC QSO PC Duke of Edinburgh Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Patrons Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO Governor of New South Wales The Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC Governor of Victoria Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC Governor of Queensland His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR Governor of South Australia His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC Governor of Western Australia His Excellency the Hon Peter Underwood AC Governor of Tasmania Her Excellency the Honourable Sally Thomas AM Administrator of the Northern Territory

Vice Patron Hon Julia Gillard MP Prime Minister of Australia

Life Governor Alan Whelpton AO Sir Adrian Curlewis CVO CBE* *Denotes deceased


SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA LTD BOARD

Elected Directors (elected by Members/State Centres) Graham Ford – President Graham was elected as President of SLSA on October 30, 2010. He brings to this role a wealth of Surf Life Saving knowledge and experience, coupled with a strong business background. Graham is a Life Member of Bronte SLSC and has held many senior roles at club, branch and national levels, including memberships of the National Board of Development and Director of the Southern Region SLSA (Westpac) Helicopter Rescue Service. His professional experience includes over 30 years in the property industry, as well as numerous chairman and directorship roles, many of which he still currently holds. Graham’s current term as President expires in October 2012.

Kevin Larkins Kevin, a company director, has been SLSA’s Director of Development since 30 October, 2010. Kevin has been a member of the Development Standing Committee for nine years, and is a member of Torquay SLSC in Victoria. Kevin was named SLSA volunteer of the year in 2000. His current term expires in October 2012.

Mark Fife Mark, an assistant property manager, has been SLSA’s Director of Lifesaving since 15 November, 2010. Mark was previously the State Lifesaving Officer and Director of Lifesaving in Queensland and has been a member of the Lifesaving Standing Committee since 2001. His current term expires in October 2013.

Rick Wright OAM Rick, a consultant, has been SLSA’s Director of Sport since 8 May, 2010. Rick has been a member of the Sport Standing Committee since 2003 and was inducted into the SLSA Hall of Fame in 2010. He was previously an SLSA Director when he held the role of Director of Development between 1996 and 2002. Rick’s current term expires in October 2013.

Appointed Directors (appointed by State Centres) John Baker John, a Company Director, has been President of Surf Life Saving SA since June 2011, and was appointed as a Director on the SLSA Board on 24 January 2012. John is a member of Brighton SLSC in SA and has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1977. His current term as SLSSA President is due to expire in May 2013.

Ralph Devlin SC Ralph, a Senior Counsel, has been President of Surf Life Saving Queensland since July 2011. Prior to this time, Ralph held the role of SLSQ Deputy President, and was appointed as a Director on the SLSA Board on 20 December 2010. Ralph is a Life Member of SLSA. His current term as SLSQ President is due to expire in August 2014.

Robert William Creek Master Public Sector Administration Bob, an IT Manager, has been President of Surf Life Saving Northern Territory, since June 2003. He has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1988. His current term as SLSNT president is due to expire in March 2014.

Stephen Godfrey Stephen, Acting General Manager of Corporate Services at PSMA Australia Ltd, has been President of Surf Life Saving Tasmania since September 2011, and was appointed as a Director on the SLSA Board on 28 October 2011. Stephen is a Life Member of Carlton Park SLSC and has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1967. His current term as SLST President is due to expire in September 2014.

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Mark Raymond Irwin BSc (Human Movement) Mark, a company director, has been President of Surf Life Saving Western Australia since September 2008. He has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1982. Mark was named SLSA volunteer of the year in 2006. His current term as SLSWA President is due to expire in September 2014.

Michael James Martin BEng (Chem) Mike, a company director, has been President of Life Saving Victoria since 2006, and prior to that President of Surf Life Saving Victoria. He has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1964. His current term as LSV President is due to expire in December 2012. Mike is a Life Member of SLSA.

Anthony Michael Haven Tony, a senior manager at the NSW State Transit Authority, has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1965. His current term as SLSNSW President is due to expire in May 2014.

Independent Directors (appointed by the Board) Suzanne Young Suzanne, the Executive General Manager Group Corporate Services with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, was appointed as SLSA’s first Independent Director in March 2001. Suzanne was named SLSA Surf Life Saver of the Year in 1996 and has been actively involved in club and SLSA activities for a significant period of time including roles on the SLSA Board of Development, FACC and President’s Advisory Board.

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Michael Crismale Advanced Diploma, Chartered Accountant Michael, Vice Chairman of the Australian Turf Club and Director and founding owner of Matrium Technologies Pty Ltd, was appointed as an Independent Director of Surf Life Saving Australia in April, 2011. Michael is also a member of the Institute of Sports Management, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Taxation Institute in Australia.

Chief Executive Officer Brett Williamson OAM BHMS Ed, B.Ed, Dip CD Brett was appointed CEO of SLSA in October 2006. He has been involved in Surf Life Saving since 1967 and professionally since 1984. He is Company Secretary and has been a member of the Finance, Audit and Compliance Committee (FACC) since 2006. Brett’s role on the Board is non-voting.

Outgoing Directors Gregory James Bird Assoc Dip Eng Greg, an engineering consultant, was President of Surf Life Saving Tasmania from June 2002 to September 2011. He has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1978.

William Brame Jamieson AFSM Bill, a district officer with the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service, was President of Surf Life Saving South Australia from June 2002 to June 2011. Bill has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1963.


OUR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The role of the Board and Committees

Accountability

As one of Australia’s largest volunteer movements, our Board and Committee structure is critical to ensuring volunteer representation in key decisions. The various committees outlined on pages 66-73 meet as required, and their recommendations are then considered by one of the four Standing Committees: The Executive Management Group, and the Lifesaving, Sport and Development Standing Committees. The Board has ultimate supervision of the Standing Committees.

The Board is accountable to the members of SLSA Ltd. Part III of the Constitution lists the following categories of membership:

The role of the Directors and Management The day-to-day business of SLSA Ltd is managed by the CEO, under the direction of the Board. The Board may exercise all the powers of the company, except any power the Corporations Act or the constitution requires the company to exercise in a general meeting of members. The Board is responsible for the appointment of a CEO to manage and administer the organisation. The CEO is ultimately accountable to the Board, however he is accountable to the President (as Chairman of the Board) on a day-to-day basis.

Board composition The Board comprises seven State Centre Appointed Directors, one from each State and the Northern Territory, (the ‘shareholders’ of SLSA Ltd) who represent our members; three Elected Directors, comprised of the Directors of Lifesaving, Sport and Development, who are elected by the State Appointed Directors; the President (chairman), who is also elected by the appointed Directors; and the CEO (non-voting). Up to two additional Independent Directors may also be appointed to the Board. The current Board has two appointed Independent Directors.

Board meetings and access to management The Board meets at least four times each year. The elected Directors are supported by full-time managers from within SLSA, while the appointed Directors are supported by their respective State or Territory CEOs.

Management of significant business risks 2011-12 has seen further refinement to our risk management processes. The Board is scheduled to conduct an in-depth Risk Workshop during August 2012 to further enhance our risk matrix.

• State Centres – debating and voting rights at SLSA general meetings. • Affiliated Clubs – debating but not voting rights at SLSA general meetings. • Life Members – debating but not voting rights at SLSA general meetings. • All members of affiliated clubs – can be present, but no debating or voting rights at SLSA general meetings. The general membership category is divided into various other sub-categories set out in the regulations.

Independence At the commencement of each Board meeting, the chair asks for Directors to declare conflicts of interest in any agenda items. Under the Board’s structure, three Directors have a portfolio (an operational area of SLSA), while seven are appointed by their respective State or Territory Centre. As with most other federated organisations, there is inevitably the perception of tension between state Directors’ responsibilities to their State Centres and their fiduciary duties to SLSA Ltd. These fiduciary duties are higher for a limited company such as SLSA Ltd than for incorporated associations such as State Centres. It is the opinion of the Chairman that all State Appointed Directors fulfilled their fiduciary duties first and foremost to SLSA.

Obtaining independent advice The Board is assisted in aspects of its operations with external advice. Lander and Rogers Lawyers were re-appointed to provide our legal services at the Annual General Meeting in October 2011, for a period of twelve months. Our auditors, BDO (formerly known as PKF), conduct an annual internal audit, giving the Board independent assurance and advice on financial management matters. Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd also provides insurance advice and services. Throughout the year, SLSA also sought advice from a range of other external consultants including Net Focus, which conducted our strategic planning process.

Code of conduct A code of conduct for Directors, setting out expectations and limitations is contained within the SLSA Governance Policy.

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OUR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE (contINUED)

Ethical standards

Subsidiary entities

The Board acknowledges the need for, and continued maintenance of, the highest standards of corporate governance practice, ethical conduct by all Board members and open and transparent processes. Declaring any conflict of interest and/or pecuniary interest in agenda items of Board meetings ensures that, where appropriate, Directors leave the meeting until discussion on the matter is concluded.

As noted elsewhere, SLSA Ltd wholly owns a number of subsidiary bodies. Southern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Services P/L and Northern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Services P/L provide helicopter rescue services in NSW. Surf Sports Australia P/L is another subsidiary of SLSA, primarily concerned with professional sports events. The financial results of the three subsidiaries are included as segment reporting in SLSA’s accounts.

Compliance issues SLSA is a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act 2001 (Commonwealth). SLSA is also a registered charitable institution under the NSW Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW). The Surf Life Saving Foundation (which reports separately) operates under the charitable fundraising legislation in each of the states and territories it is registered. The three advisors noted earlier, Lander and Rogers Lawyers, BDO and JLT also ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulation.

Compensation Directors receive no compensation for their services. Travel and accommodation costs associated with meetings are met by SLSA.

Training From time to time, presentations by outside experts on strategic matters are made to the Board. Directors have also been given the opportunity to attend workshops and other conferences relating to corporate governance at SLSA’s expense.

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Fiduciary duties Monthly financial statements for SLSA Ltd. and subsidiary companies are provided to the Board. These monthly statements together, with monthly accounts are submitted to Directors for endorsement at the subsequent Board meeting. All financial accounts and reports are overseen by the FACC and, on their recommendation adopted or otherwise by the Board throughout the year.

Pathways to Board and Committee membership As one of the largest volunteer organisations in Australia, we are dependent on the contribution of our volunteer members for everything from patrolling beaches, to providing the overall management and operational delivery of frontline services and activities. Broadly speaking a person can become a member of the Board or committee by being appointed by either SLSA or by a state centre. The skills base required for these positions is set out in the SLSA Governance Policy and also in the SLSA Regulations.


2011 - 12 BOARDS & COMMITTEES

As one of the largest volunteer organisations in Australia, we are dependent on the contribution of our volunteer members from everything from patrolling beaches, to providing overall strategic direction for the organisation. Board and Committee members freely give up their time for the benefit of Surf Life Saving.

Surf Life Saving Australia Board The peak policy and decision body for Surf Life Saving in Australia, made up of the President of SLSA, seven Appointed Directors from each State and the Northern Territory, the Directors of the organisation’s three operational areas - Lifesaving, Surf Sports and Development, two Independent Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of SLSA. The Board delegates the management of SLSA to the CEO who seeks support and advice from the Executive Management Group (EMG). Name

Position

Graham Ford

President, SLSA

Meeting Attendances 9/9

Brett Williamson OAM

CEO, SLSA

8/9

Kevin Larkins

National Director of Development, SLSA

6/9

Mark Fife

National Director of Lifesaving, SLSA

6/9

Rick Wright OAM

National Director of Sports, SLSA

8/9

Tony Haven

Appointed Director, SLSNSW

9/9

Ralph Devlin SC

Appointed Director, SLSQ

8/9

Michael Martin

Appointed Director, LSV

9/9

John Baker (From 24/01/2012)

Appointed Director, SLSSA

6/6

Mark Irwin

Appointed Director , SLSWA

8/9

Stephen Godfrey (from 29/10/11)

Appointed Director, SLST

4/8

Bob Creek

Appointed Director, SLSNT

8/9

Suzanne Young

Independent Director

7/9

Michael Crismale

Independent Director

9/9

Bill Jamieson AFSM

Former Appointed Director, SLSSA

3/3

Greg Bird

Former Appointed Director, SLST

1/1

Outgoing Directors

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Executive Management Group (EMG) The EMG is delegated management authority by the SLSA Board and is made up of the Chief Executive Officers (or General Managers) of each State and the Northern Territory, the CEO of SLSA, senior managers of SLSA, and the Executive Director of the SLSF. Name

Position

Meeting Attendances

Brett Williamson OAM (Chair)

CEO, SLSA

7/7

Phil Vanny AM

CEO, SLSNSW

7/7

John Brennan OAM

CEO, SLSQ

7/7

Nigel Taylor ESM

CEO, SLSV

7/7

Elaine Farmer OAM JP

GM, SLSSA

5/7

Paul Andrew

CEO, SLSWA

7/7

Tony van den Enden

GM, SLST

5/7

Tony Snelling

CEO, SLSNT

6/7

Peter George AM

COO, SLSA

7/7

Chris Giles

GM, Executive Services, SLSA

6/7

Norm Farmer ESM MRMIA

GM, Strategic Development, SLSA

7/7

David Thompson

GM, Sport, SLSA

5/7

Brett Harrod

GM, Marketing & Partnerships, SLSA

6/6

Steve Francia

Executive Director, Surf Life Saving Foundation

6/7

Development Standing Committee (DSC) The DSC is responsible for the quality management of Clubs, history, recognition, leadership, diversity, organisational development and youth and junior development of SLSA, through overseeing activities designed to meet SLSA developmental objectives. The DSC is a skills-based Committee that is appointed by the SLSA Board.

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Name

Position

Kevin Larkins (Chair)

National Director of Development, SLSA

2/2

Vanessa Brown

Development Manager, SLSA

2/2

Michael Martin (outgoing)

DSC Member

1/1

Lyn Barratt

DSC Member

2/2

Mark Irwin

DSC Member

2/2

Nancy Joseph

DSC Member

2/2

Gordon Lang

DSC Member

1/2

Rob Campbell

DSC Member

2/2

Katie Dixon

DSC Member

2/2

Garry Williams (incoming)

DSC Member

1/1

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Lifesaving Standing Committee (LSC) The LSC is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans for lifesaving development. It reviews, develops and maintains lifesaving rules, policies, standards and lifesaving manuals and encourages the expansion of services, including professional lifeguard services. Name

Position

Meeting Attendances

Mark Fife (Chair)

National Director of Lifesaving, SLSA

3/3

Matthew Thompson

Coastal Safety Services Manager, SLSA

3/3

John Restuccia

Director of Lifesaving, SLSNSW

3/3

Peter Lucas

Director of Lifesaving, SLSQ

3/3

Mark Scott

Director of Lifesaving, LSV

3/3

Renato Bruno

Director of Lifesaving, SLSWA

3/3

Bruce Hosking

Director of Lifesaving, SLSSA

3/3

Andrew Wells

State Lifesaving Officer, SLSTAS

0/3

Alan Cross

Director of Lifesaving, SLSNT

3/3

LSC Advisors Chris Stevens

SLSA Lifesaving Communications Advisor

Henry Scruton

SLSA Powercraft Advisor

Marcia Fife

SLSA Marine Stingers Advisor

Dr Natalie Hood

SLSA Medical Advisor

Sport Standing Committee (SSC) The SSC is responsible for the management and development of lifesaving sports, including the event management of all nationally significant surf sports events. The SSC is a skills-based Committee that is appointed by the SLSA Board. Name

Position

Meeting Attendances

Rick Wright OAM (Chair)

National Director Sport, SLSA

3/3

David Thompson

GM Sport, SLSA

3/3

John Brennan OAM

SSC Member

3/3

Ian Fullagar

SSC Member

2/3

Peter Pearce

SSC Member

2/3

Kristy Ellis

SSC Member

3/3

Derek Knox

SSC Member

3/3

Gavin Hunt

SSC Member

3/3

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2011 - 12 BOARDS & COMMITTEES (contINUED)

SLSA Special Purpose Committees 1. Appointments and Remuneration Committee Recommends the appointment of the CEO to the SLSA Board, reviews and authorises proposed remuneration packages for management and ensures adequate human resource levels within the organisation.

3. Australian Championships Event Management Committee Responsible for the planning and organisation of the Australian Championships. Dave Thompson (Chair)

SLSA General Manager of Sport

Rick Wright OAM

SLSA Director of Sport

Sally Fitzsimmons

National Event Operations Manager

Andrew Buhk

Championship Referee

Dick Bignold

Deputy Championship Referee

Darren Moore

2. Australian Championships Competition Committee

Safety & Emergency Services Coordinator

Mal Flew

Power Craft Area Referee

Responsible for all matters relating to the actual conduct of the Australian Championships competition.

Shelley Schulz

First Aid/Medical Coordinator

Graham Bruce

Championship Event Logistics Manager

Allison Brennan

Media and Communications Manager

Mel Gray

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Zanna Brown

Partnerships Executive

Ron Pears OAM

Event Administration Manager

Steve Strange

Results System Coordinator/Referees Steward

Ken Bird OAM

Venue Manager

Ross Wyeth

Gear & Equipment Coordinator

Chris Giles

Counselling Services Manager

Don van Keimpema

Officials Appointments and Welfare Advisor

Elesha Dougal/Geoff Martin OAM

Event Protocol Manager

Gary Daly

IT Manager

Name

Position

Graham Ford

President

Michael Crismale

Chair FACC

Rick Wright OAM (Chair)

National Director of Sport, SLSA

David Thompson (Chair)

GM Sport, SLSA/Event Director

Andrew Buhk

Championship Referee

Dick Bignold

Deputy Championship Referee

Darren Moore

Safety & Emergency Services Coordinator

Mal Flew

Power Craft Area Referee

Graham Bruce

Championship Event Logistics Manager

Rob Pollock

Kurrawa SLSC Club Captain

4. Australian Lifeguard Service Management Committee Responsible for the delivery of nationally consistent ‘best practice’ lifeguard services, standards and systems.

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Matt Thompson (Chair)

SLSA

Murray Copas

SLSNSW

Greg Cahill

SLSQ

Dale Richardson

LSV

Alex Deane

SLST

Shane Daw

SLSSA

Matt du Plessis

SLSWA

Sam Edwards

SLSNT


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5. Development Management Group

8. Hall of Fame Committee

Responsible for the operational business and implementation of development frameworks and plans, particularly the implementation of consistent policies and programs throughout Australia.

The Panel meets to consider SLSA Hall of Fame nominations, and makes recommendations to the SLSA Board about inductions to the Hall of Fame. Graham Ford (Chair)

Vanessa Brown (Chair)

SLSA

Alan Whelpton AO

Claire Parry

SLSNSW

Ron Rankin AM (Retired 17/03/2012)

Brenda Lofthouse

SLSQ

John Fitzgerald OAM

Kate McLauchlan

LSV

Warren Rennie AM

Mel Bush

SLST

Vanessa Brown

Stephen Cornish

SLSSA

Renee Scully

SLSWA

Julie Snelling

SLSNT

6. Environmental Vulnerability and Adaptation Working Group Reports to the Development Standing Committee. Responsible for identifying and considering issues relating to potential environmental impacts on surf lifesaving. Norm Farmer (Chair) Vanessa Brown Melissa Cowlishaw Maxwell Gonzalez Gordon Lang Glen Millar OAM Donald Parry Johanna Presser Samuel Taylor

7. Finance, Audit and Compliance Committee Assists the SLSA Board in oversight of the reliability and integrity of accounting policies, financial reporting and disclosure practices.

9. History Committee Advises, comments and submits recommendations on the collection, conservation, management and documentation of the history of surf lifesaving in Australia. Stan Vesper (Chair)

SLSA

Ray Brennan

SLSNSW

Don Burchill OAM

SLSQ

Prue Weber

LSV

Ken Knight OAM

SLST

Donald Henderson

SLSSA

Gary McKinnon

SLSNT

Peter Orlavich

Honorary Archivist

10. Honours Committee Responsible for reviewing and initiating nominations for SLSA Honours (Life Membership, Presidents Medal and Significant Service Certificate), and making recommendations to the Board on awarding such Honours. Kevin Larkins (Chair) Vanessa Brown Andrew Barnes Danny Hoyland OAM

Michael Crismale (Chair)

Jean Burling

Suzanne Young

Richard Lytham

Brett Williamson OAM John Fraser OAM Neil Morarty OAM

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2011 - 12 BOARDS & COMMITTEES (contINUED)

11. Information Technology and Telecommunications Committee This Committee makes recommendations to the EMG on IT&T strategy, architecture, standards and policy within Surf Life Saving. Gary Daly (Chair)

National IT Manager, SLSA

Craig Williams

SLSQ

Matt Hanks

SLSNSW

Emma Atkins

LSV

Greg Bird

SLSTAS

Shane Daw

SLSSA

Ryan Greenaway

SLSWA

Bob Creek

SLSA Director

Jonathan Farrell

Appointed Member

12. Lifeguard Advisory Committee Responsible for providing feedback and advice on matters pertaining to lifeguarding to the industry and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA).

Responsible to the LMC on matters relating to the development, operation and technical specifications of SLS communications equipment, systems and networks and the instruction and qualifications of operators. Chris Stevens (Chair)

SLSA Lifesaving Communications Advisor

Dean Storey

SLSNSW

Ryan Knight

SLSQ

Jennifer Roberts

LSV

Tony van den Enden

SLST

Andrew Bedford

SLSSA

Matt du Plessis

SLSWA

Tony Snelling

SLSNT

14. Lifesaving Management Committee (LMC) The LMC is responsible for the implementation and continual improvement of lifesaving plans, programs and activities. Matt Thompson (Chair)

SLSA SLSNSW

Matt Thompson (Chair)

SLSA

Dean Storey

Gregory Cahill

SLSQ

George Hill

SLSQ

Matt du Plessis

SLSWA

Greg Scott

LSV

Murray Copas

SLSNSW

Alex Deane

SLST

Craig Healy

Gosford City Council, NSW

Shane Daw

SLSSA

Scott Braby

Sunshine Coast Regional Council, QLD

Chris Peck

SLSWA

Tony Snelling

SLSNT

Clinton Rose

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15. Meritorious Awards & Lifesaving Selection Committee Selects individuals, lifesavers, and/or groups for SLSA Meritorious Awards. Selects individual lifesavers and/or groups for the Lifesaver of the Year Award and other associate programs, awards and educational tours.

18. National Sport Events Committee Responsible for considering issues relating to National Sports Events and submitting recommendations to the SCC. Rick Wright OAM (Chair) David Thompson Sally Fitzsimmons

Graham Ford (Chair)

John Brennan OAM

John Restuccia Bruce Hosking

19. Public and Community Education Committee

Lyn Barratt Mark Fife

16. National Lifesaving Education Committee Responsible for lifesaving education for members and for the consistent delivery of member education across Australia. Amy Teale (Chair) from Nov 2012

SLSA

Craig Delahoy (Chair) to Nov 2012

SLSA

Pamela Simon

SLSNSW

Ben Whibley

SLSQ

Stuart Wall

LSV

Alex Deane

SLST

Joy Fisher

SLSSA

Kelly Barker

SLSWA

Julie Snelling

SLSNT

17. National Lifesaving Gear & Equipment Committee Coordinates the trial and evaluation of new and/or modified lifesaving gear and equipment, maintains gear and equipment specifications and considers issues relating to lifesaving gear and equipment. Bree Corbett (Chair)

SLSA

Brent Manieri

SLSNSW

Peta Lawlor

SLSQ

Scott Ivey

LSV

Adrian Petrie

SLST

Ashlee Biddle

SLSSA

Matt du Plessis

SLSWA

Sam Edwards

SLSNT

Responsible for promoting and ensuring the highest standard of public education in line with best practices nationally and internationally. Anthony Bradstreet (Chair)

SLSA

Renee Scully

SLSWA

Pamela Simon

SLSNSW

Julie Snelling

SLSNT

Kevin Spencer

SLSSA

Stacey Tomson

SLSQ

Meredith King

YMCA, VIC

Melissa Savage

AUSTSWIM, NSW

Dr Rob Brander

UNSW

20. Public Liability Claims Committee Oversees and considers all, claims liability for all of SLSA’s entities participating in and covered by SLSA’s public liability insurance and authorises payment of public liability risk claims. Brett Williamson OAM (Chair)

CEO, SLSA

Peter George AM

COO, SLSA

Phil Vanny AM

CEO, SLSNSW

John Brennan OAM

CEO, SLSQ

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21. Rescue 2012 Event Management Committee

22. Research Advisory Committee

Responsible for the planning and delivery of Rescue 2012 – Life Saving World Championships.

Responsible for assisting SLSA in identifying, guiding, conducting and prioritising research relevant to SLS activities and operations including water safety, lifesaving, general injury prevention, education, training, sport, youth, volunteering and leadership.

Rick Wright OAM

Chair

Dave Thompson

Event Manager and ILS Liaison

Marnie Lock

Rescue 2012 Event Operations Manager

Don Van Keimpema

Contractor and Welfare Support

John Fitzgerald OAM

Event Protocol Manager

Bill Jamieson AFSM

Transport and Planning / Work Safe Coordinator

Steve Cornish / Norm Farmer ESM

Developing Nations

Ron Pears OAM

Event Administration Manager

Wade Sinclair

Shane Daw

SLSSA Liaison Officer

Dean Dudley

Greg Allum OAM

Technical and Venue Advisor

Sarah Grace

Guy Britt

Media / Communications

Professor Rod McClure

Ken Bird OAM

Event Logistics and Contractor Management

Professor Ann Williamson

Stephen Leahy

Safety and Emergency Services

Ross Wyeth

Gear and Equipment Manager

Cherie Baldock

Marketing / Event Branding / Partnerships

Steve Strange

Results System Coordinator/ Referee Steward

Felicity Colbourne

Member Wellbeing Coordinator (Counselling Services)

Pat Gobell

Tourism Support Services

Rick Wright OAM (Chair)

SLSA

Robert Brooks / Vincent Cobiac / Marco Wenzel

Volunteer / Staff Coordinators

Dave Thompson

SLSA

Michael Bate

SLSNSW

Marcia Fife

First Aid / Medical Coordinator

Charles Melloy

SLSQ

Mark Fisher

Power Craft Manager

Stuart Mckinnon

LSV

Mel Bush

SLSTas

Michael Shetter

SLSSA

Rob Murphy

SLSWA

John Fitzgerald OAM (Chair) Dr. Shauna Sherker Professor Andrew Short OAM Dr Sophie Pointer Dr Melissa Edwards Erin Cassell

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23. Sports Advisory Forum Provides a forum for formal communications between the Sport Standing Committee and State Centres on lifesaving sports matters.


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24. Sport Development Committee

27. Sport Selection Committee

Responsible for considering and determining issues relating to the overall development of lifesaving sport across all areas and at all levels.

Responsible for the selection of national teams in accordance with SLSA selection policy. Chris Gately (Chair)

Darren Peters (Chair)

Kevin Neilson

Peter Kirkwood

Danny Short

Kevin Nielson Graham Bruce Donald van Keimpema Chris Allum Kristyl Smith

28. Surf Boat Committee Responsible for overseeing the regulation, development and management of Surf Boat rowing in Australia.

Nancy Joseph

Bert Hunt (Chair)

Richard Bignold

Phillipa Lowe

Michael Schetter

John Wright Stephen Blewitt

25. Sport Partnership Committee

Michael King

Responsible for managing relationships and programs with joint partners to enhance and promote SLSA across a wider range of sporting activities.

Don Alexander

David Thompson (Chair) Brett Williamson OAM (Ex-officio) Rick Wright OAM Felicity Colbourne Peter Pearce

26. Sports Technical & Rules Committee Responsible to the Sport Standing Committee for technical and editorial advice on rules and publications, and formulation of policies and specifications when directed. Greg Allum OAM (Chair) Richard Mitchell Allan Inwood Stephen Strange

Scott Tannahill Trish McDermott Derek Knox (SSC/SLSA Advisor to SBC)

29. Youth Development Committee Responsible for considering issues and implementing programs relating to youth activities within Surf Life Saving. Kevin Larkins

National Director of Development SLSA

Gary Chapman

SLSNSW

Rob Campbell

SLSQ

Nancy Joseph

LSV

Sharon Kemp

SLSTas

Stephen Cornish

SLSSA

Renee Scully

SLSWA

Angela Morris

SLSNT

Paul Schott

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OUR STAFF

We have a dedicated team of paid staff, the majority who work at SLSA HQ at Rosebery in Sydney NSW, with a number of others based in other states. For our organisational structure and staff list see page 76. Staff in State Centres and Branches report to their own Boards and management teams and are therefore not included in this section.

Remuneration We seek to remunerate our employees consistent with the not-for-profit sector and our informal research indicates that salaries offered are in line with those offered by similar organisations. Our remuneration includes fringe benefit packages which allow us, within Australian Taxation Office guidelines (see page 90), to provide a proportion of an employee’s income as a tax-exempt fringe benefit.

Performance and salary reviews Employees participate in twice-yearly performance reviews with their respective manager and/or the CEO. These reviews are one of the various factors taken into account in the annual salary reviews. We do not have remuneration-based incentive arrangements.

Workplace relations Our staff operate under an enterprise agreement which covers general terms and conditions of employment and provides the flexibility to deal with non-standard work hours. The nature of Surf Life Saving activities requires significant amounts of weekend work and under the terms of the agreement, our employees are entitled to time-in-lieu for work undertaken on weekends and after hours. We have monthly staff meetings where any employment related issues that affect all staff are discussed.

Table 05: 2011-12 Staff Statistics 2007/08 # Executive Managers

2008/09

2009/10

# Operational Staff

Total

74

2011/12

6

6

5

% Male

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

% Female

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

17%

33%

17%

16

14

13

Staff Turnover

# Managers

2010/11

FTE’s

FTE’s

11

13

% Male

90.91%

76.92%

56.25%

50.00%

38.46%

% Female

9.09%

23.08%

43.75%

50.00%

61.54%

Staff Turnover

17%

18%

23%

25%

21%

FTE’s

25

25

23

24

29.6

% Male

54.40%

36.00%

39.13%

41.67%

27.03%

% Female

41.60%

56.00%

52.17%

58.33%

72.97%

Staff Turnover

72%

40%

36%

39%

29%

FTE’s

36

38

45

44

47

% Male

65.56%

50.00%

53.33%

52.27%

37.82%

% Female

34.44%

50.00%

46.67%

47.73%

62.18%

Staff Turnover

50%

33%

34%

33%

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OUR STAFF (contINUED)

Staff turnover As noted in previous annual reports, for many years we have had a high level of staff turnover. We have addressed this in a number of ways including providing enhanced office facilities and conducting a confidential survey. The data suggests these initiatives may be having some positive impacts.

Equal opportunity We meet all legislative requirements in terms of equal opportunity and a bias-free workplace.

Professional development We recognise the need to offer our employees the opportunity for professional development and have set aside a budget for this purpose.

Occupational health and safety For the most part our employees work in normal business office conditions and are not exposed to any undue hazards. We have consistently promoted a healthy and safe work environment, which is ergonomically sound. There has been only one Workcover claim during the year. Many of our staff are also volunteer surf lifesavers and from time to time are engaged in high-risk activities. In these situations they are protected by the full range of SLSA policies and insurances that apply to all members.

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Adam Weir

Matt Thompson

Executive Leadership Team

Anthony Bradstreet

Senior Management Team

Olivia Harvey

Amy Teale

Public Safety Education Coordinator

Resource Development Coordinator

Training & Education Manager

Bree Corbett

Operations Project Coordinator

Risk & Safety Manager

Coastal Safety Services Manager

Norm Farmer ESM

GM Strategic Development (Capacity & Capability)

Operational Staff

Barbara Brighton

Research Assistant

Dr Shauna Sherker

Research Manager

Nathan Morton

People & Development Services Coordinator

Michelle Hunt

People & Development Project Coordinator

Vanessa Brown

Teresa vom Bruch

Accounts Administrator

Ana Andre

Yvette Rutherford

IT Support Officer

Charles Harwood

IT Support Officer

Dave Winkle

ICT Project Coordinator

Travis Klerck

ICT Coordinator

Gary Daly

James Cameron

Assistant Accountant

IT Manager

Accountant

Public Affairs Manager Marketing Manager

Bessie Quansah

Media and Digital Communications Executive

Guy Britt

Melissa Gray

Marketing Executive

Kate Smith

Virginia Batstone

Graphic Designer Contract

Tom Parsons

Senior Graphic Designer

Partnerships Manager

Sophie Packer

Partnerships Executive

Cherie Baldock

TBC

People & Development Manager

GM Marketing & Partnerships

Operations Administrative Receptionist

Annie Bretherton

EA to CEO Nicole Mongan

Peter George AM

Receptionist Lynette Lane

CEO Brett Williamson OAM

Chief Operating Officer

Surf Life Saving Australia Staff as of July 2012

Sophie Tindle

Sport Education Coordinator

Sam Farrow

Talent Identification Coordinator

Jenna Harrod

High Performance Coordinator

Felicity Colbourne

Sports Operations Manager

Elesha Dougal

Sports Admin Assistant

Ken Bird OAM

Venue Manager

Jessica Wethered

Events Assistant

Natasha Nicholas

Events Coordinator

Sally Fitzsimmons

Sports Events Operations Manager

GM Sports Dave Thompson

Sally Pallett

Rescue 2012 Event Assistant

Victoria Lewis

Rescue 2012 Event Coordinator

Marnie Lock

Rescue 2012 Event Manager


Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ)

6 Regional Branches

59 Clubs

11 Support Ops

15 ALS

Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW)

11 Regional Branches

129 Clubs

40 Support Ops

20 ALS

13 ALS

11 ALS

13 Support Ops

29 Clubs

Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA)

National Body Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA)

Committees

Development Standing Committee

Executive Management Group

SLSA Board

Over 165,820 members

19 Support Ops

57 Clubs

Life Saving Victoria (LSV)

Lifesaving Standing Committee

SLSA Subsidiaries NRHRS SRHRS Surf Sports Australia

Governance structure of SLS in Australia

SLS Governance Structure

SLS Organisational Structure

1 ALS

5 Support Ops

18 Clubs

Surf Life Saving South Australia (SLSSA)

1 Support Op 2 ALS

1 ALS

4 Clubs

(SLSNT)

Surf Life Saving Northern Territory

8 Support Ops

14 Clubs

Surf Life Saving Tasmania (SLST)

Surf Life Saving Foundation

Sport Standing Committee


Section 03: FINANCIAL REPORT 03


Financial Report ...................................................... 80 Financial Statements ............................................... 82 Directors’ Declaration .............................................. 90 Independent Auditors Declaration ........................... 91


FINANCIAL REPORT

For the year ended 30 June 2012 The summarised financial report is an extract from the full financial report for the year ended 30 June 2012. The financial statements and specific disclosures included in the summarised financial report have been derived from the 2012 financial report of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and its subsidiaries. The summarised financial report cannot be expected to provide as full an understanding of the financial performance, financial position and financing and investing activities of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and its subsidiaries as the full financial report. The full financial report and the auditor’s report will be sent to SLSA’s voting members on request, free of charge.

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financial report (contINUED)

Discussion and analysis of the summary financial accounts 1. Statements of Comprehensive Income The 2012 consolidated surplus was $560,064. This comprised a surplus of $257,215 for lifesaving activities, and a surplus of $302,849 for helicopter services. In 2012, consolidated revenue increased to $36,458,923 (2011: $33,503,853). Government Grants increased to $7,991,206 (2011: $7,401,358), due to an $800,000 grant received by Southern Region Helicopter Rescue Service (SRHRS) via Surf Life Saving NSW; while grants received by the parent company decreased slightly primarily due to the finalisation of the ICT Project. Sponsorship income remained steady at $11,803,080 (2011: $11,719,395). Fundraising and Donations also increased to $9,129,431 (2011: $7,966,017) due primarily to an increased distribution of funds from the Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF). As of 2010/11 SLSF fundraises on behalf of Surf Life Saving with all proceeds from fundraising provided to Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and distributions made to states following a resolution by the Executive Management Group. Expenditure on Lifesaving increased to $11,320,953 (2011: $10,162,782) due primarily to increased sponsorship distributions made to the states. Expenditure on Competitions increased to $4,780,710 (2011: $4,043,096) due primarily to increased expenditure in the ASC funded High Performance Program and increased expenditure on the Rescue 2012 event to be held in November this year. Expenditure on the administration of lifesaving and competitions decreased to $4,596,684 (2011: $5,257,576). The completion of Phase 3 and the finalisation of the ICT project saw a decrease in expenditure on the project to $963,494 (2011: $2,108,043). An increase in income received from the Surf Life Saving Foundation saw an increase in state distribution expenditure to $2,539,541 in 2012 (2011: $1,800,000).

2. Statement of Financial Position The net assets of the consolidated group have remained steady at $28,773,544 (2011: $28,213,480) demonstrating the group’s solid financial position. The current ratio (current assets : current liabilities) of the group 1.72 (2011: 1.50) continues to be well above the international benchmark of one. Property, plant and equipment decreased by $1,721,903 with no major capital purchases while Northern Region Helicopter Rescue Service (NRHRS) recorded an impairment in the value of their helicopters. Cash increased by $2,041,289 and financial assets decreased by $481,224. Over the twelve month period, total group assets increased by $20,647 while group liabilities decreased by $539,417. The resulting increase in group equity was $560,064 representing the surplus for the year. The debt/equity ratio (total liabilities : total equity) of 0.33 (2011: 0.35) of the group continues to show a conservative approach to leveraging the business.

3. Statements of Cash Flows For the consolidated group, cash increased by $2,041,289. Net cash inflow from operating activities was $2,460,376 (2011: $1,392,325). Net cash outflow from investment activities was $419,087 (2011: $1,454,970) which comprised payments of $1,039,619 for property, plant and equipment. This was offset by proceeds of $504,983 from the sale of investments and proceeds of $115,549 from the sale of property, plant and equipment.

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FINANCIAL statements

Summary Statements of Comprehensive Income: for the Year Ended 30 June 2012 Consolidated Entity Note

2012 $

Parent Entity 2012 $

2011 $

Revenue from continuing operations

2

36,458,923

33,503,853

26,784,663

24,086,874

Other expenses

3

(35,898,859)

(33,250,190)

(26,524,833)

(24,557,733)

560,064

253,663

259,830

(470,859)

-

-

-

-

Profit before income tax expense Income tax expense Profit from continuing operations

560,064

253,663

259,830

(470,859)

Profit for the year

560,064

253,663

259,830

(470,859)

Other comprehensive income for the year, net of tax Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

-

-

560,064

253,663

259,830

(470,859)

The above statements of comprehensive income are to be read in conjunction with the attached notes.

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financial statements (contINUED)

Summary Statements of Financial Position: for the Year Ended 30 June 2012 Consolidated Entity Note

Parent Entity

2012 $

2011 $

2012 $

2011 $

11,536,987

9,495,698

4,112,289

3,359,099

Current assets Cash and cash equivalents Trade and other receivables

4

2,959,486

2,458,481

1,817,055

1,700,470

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

5

-

481,224

-

-

Inventories Total current assets

775,689

1,094,208

288,912

672,277

15,272,162

13,529,611

6,218,256

5,731,846

-

-

200,104

200,104

Non current assets Other financial assets

6

Property, plant and equipment

22,910,174

24,632,078

7,831,604

7,975,469

Total non current assets

22,910,174

24,632,078

8,031,708

8,175,573

Total assets

38,182,336

38,161,689

14,249,964

13,907,419

Current liabilities Trade and other payables

7

7,929,361

8,192,892

6,943,565

6,472,437

Provisions

8

973,706

800,688

403,947

328,193

8,903,067

8,993,580

7,347,512

6,800,630

Total current liabilities Non current liabilities Trade and other payables

7

420,187

903,187

432,702

914,792

Provisions

8

85,538

51,442

35,500

17,577

Total non current liabilities Total liabilities Net assets

505,725

954,629

468,202

932,369

9,408,792

9,948,209

7,815,714

7,732,999

28,773,544

28,213,480

6,434,250

6,174,420

Equity Retained earnings

26,447,592

25,782,237

4,108,298

3,743,177

Special funds

2,325,952

2,431,243

2,325,952

2,431,243

Total equity

28,773,544

28,213,480

6,434,250

6,174,420

The above statements of financial position are to be read in conjunction with the attached notes.

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financial statements (contINUED)

Summary Statements of Changes in Equity: for the Year Ended 30 June 2012 Consolidated Entity

Balance at 30 June 2010

Special Funds $

Total Equity $

Retained Earnings $

Special Funds $

Total Equity $

25,663,392

2,296,425

27,959,817

4,348,854

2,296,425

6,645,279

253,663

-

253,663

(470,859)

-

(470,859)

-

-

-

-

-

-

253,663

-

253,663

(470,859)

-

(470,859)

(139,746)

139,746

-

(139,746)

139,746

-

Profit for the year Other comprehensive income for the year Total comprehensive income for the year Amounts transferred to special funds Amounts transferred from special funds Balance at 30 June 2011

4,928

(4,928)

-

4,928

(4,928)

-

25,782,237

2,431,243

28,213,480

3,743,177

2,431,243

6,174,420

560,064

-

560,064

259,830

-

259,830

-

-

-

-

-

-

560,064

-

560,064

259,830

-

259,830

-

-

-

-

-

-

Profit for the year Other comprehensive income for the year Total comprehensive income for the year Amounts transferred to special funds Amounts transferred from special funds Balance at 30 June 2012

105,291

(105,291)

-

105,291

(105,291)

-

26,447,592

2,325,952

28,773,544

4,108,298

2,325,952

6,434,250

The above statements of changes in equity are to be read in conjunction with the attached notes.

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Summary Statements of Cash Flows: for the Year Ended 30 June 2012 Consolidated Entity

Parent Entity

2012 $

2011 $

2012 $

2011 $

34,169,488

35,056,904

25,792,116

24,386,382

(32,293,137)

(34,106,104)

(25,111,873)

(26,193,511)

584,025

441,525

248,309

204,654

2,460,376

1,392,325

928,552

(1,602,475)

504,983

2,691,187

-

2,691,187

(1,039,619)

(4,396,401)

(220,772)

(2,585,914)

115,549

250,244

44,501

26,403

(419,087)

(1,454,970)

(176,271)

131,676

Loans to/from subsidiaries

-

-

909

11,605

Net cash inflow/(outflow) from financing activities

-

-

909

11,605

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

2,041,289

(62,645)

753,190

(1,459,194)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the financial year

9,495,698

9,558,343

3,359,099

4,818,293

11,536,987

9,495,698

4,112,289

3,359,099

Cash flows from operating activities Receipts from sponsors, donors and customers (inclusive of GST) Payments to suppliers and employees (inclusive of GST) Interest received Net cash inflow / (outflow) from operating activities Cash flows from investing activities Proceeds from sale of financial assets at fair value through profit or loss Payments for property, plant and equipment Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment Net cash inflow / (outflow) from investing activities Cash flows from financing activities

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

The above statements of cash flows are to be read in conjunction with the attached notes.

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financial statements (contINUED)

Notes to and forming part of the Summary Financial Statements (for the Year Ended 30 June 2012) 1. Basis of Preparation

The Financial Statements have been prepared from the audited financial report for the year ended 30 June 2012. The audited financial report for the year ended 30 June 2012 is available to SLSA’s voting members on request from Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and its subsidiaries. The financial statements are presented in Australian Dollars which is the Company’s functional and presentation currency. The financial statements, specific disclosures and other information included in the summary financial statements are derived from and are consistent with the full financial statements of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and its subsidiaries. The Financial Statements cannot be expected to provide a detailed understanding of the financial performance, financial position and financing and investing activities of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and its subsidiaries as the full financial report. The accounting policies have been consistently applied to Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and its subsidiaries and are consistent with those of the financial year in their entirety.

2. Revenue from continuing operations Consolidated Entity 2012 $ Government grants

2012 $

2011 $

7,991,206

7,401,358

7,191,206

7,401,358

11,803,080

11,719,395

10,590,330

9,584,245

Fundraising and donations

9,129,431

7,966,017

4,975,230

3,647,174

Contract revenue

2,221,567

2,063,092

-

-

Other revenue

1,660,863

1,790,859

1,458,149

1,449,206

Sponsorship

Interest Sale of goods Gains on financial assets through profit and loss

584,025

436,828

248,309

204,654

1,289,333

1,102,014

1,289,333

1,102,014

23,759

175,228

-

139,746

Hire of helicopter

723,553

290,585

-

-

Royalty and trademark revenue

455,523

149,379

455,523

149,379

Club payment for subsidised rescue equipment

135,985

50,959

135,985

50,959

Competition entry fees

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2011 $

Parent Entity

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440,598

358,139

440,598

358,139

36,458,923

33,503,853

26,784,663

24,086,874


financial statements (contINUED)

3. Expenses Consolidated Entity

Lifesaving

Parent Entity

2012 $

2011 $

2012 $

2011 $

11,325,953

10,162,782

12,391,568

10,162,782

Competitions

4,780,710

4,043,096

4,785,500

4,050,443

Administration of lifesaving and competitions

4,596,684

5,257,576

4,589,278

5,247,777

963,494

2,108,043

963,494

2,108,043

Cost of sales

1,279,723

1,139,358

1,279,723

1,139,358

Fundraising distribution to States

2,539,541

1,800,000

2,539,541

1,800,000

Helicopter administration and finance

1,815,829

1,182,710

-

-

Helicopter operations

6,797,324

5,746,825

-

-

Helicopter fundraising

1,820,756

1,837,164

-

-

Foreign exchange loss

(253)

14,812

-

-

(20,902)

(42,176)

(24,271)

49,330

35,898,859

33,250,190

26,524,833

24,557,733

Information and communication technology project development

Net loss (profit) on disposal of property, plant and equipment

4. Trade and other receivables Consolidated Entity

Trade receivables Prepayments Other receivables

Parent Entity

2012 $

2011 $

2012 $

2011 $

2,232,214

1,845,555

1,528,286

1,465,599

482,593

239,579

199,733

14,080

244,679

373,347

89,036

220,791

2,959,486

2,458,481

1,817,055

1,700,470

5. Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss Consolidated Entity

Investments in managed funds at fair value

Parent Entity

2012 $

2011 $

2012 $

2011 $

-

481,224

-

-

-

481,224

-

-

6. Other financial assets (non current) Consolidated Entity

Unlisted investments in subsidiaries at cost (Note 11)

Parent Entity

2012 $

2011 $

2012 $

2011 $

-

-

200,104

200,104

-

-

200,104

200,104

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financial statements (contINUED)

7. Trade and Other Payables Consolidated Entity

Parent Entity

2012 $

2011 $

2012 $

2011 $

2,517,964

1,873,095

2,216,405

1,477,515

Current Trade payables Other payables Income in advance Public liability claims pool (see below)

677,042

644,781

555,787

517,513

3,770,233

4,676,010

3,207,251

3,478,403

964,122

999,006

964,122

999,006

7,929,361

8,192,892

6,943,565

6,472,437

-

-

12,515

11,605

Non Current Other payables Income in advance Public liability claims pool (see below)

-

483,000

-

483,000

420,187

420,187

420,187

420,187

420,187

903,187

432,702

914,792

The public liability claims pool is administered by the parent entity on behalf of the parent entity and all its State Centres to manage part of the public liability risk for all of Surf Life Saving Australia’s entities covered by the parent entity’s public liability insurance. Current estimates on the liability of this fund during 2012 show a maximum potential liability of $964,122 (2011: $999,006). This amount makes up the current liability portion shown above.

8. Provisions Consolidated Entity

Parent Entity

2012 $

2011 $

2012 $

2011 $

973,706

800,688

403,947

328,193

Current Employee entitlements Non Current Employee entitlements Aggregate employee entitlements

85,538

51,442

35,500

17,577

1,059,244

852,130

439,447

345,770

9. Contingencies

The parent entity manages a public liability claims pool on behalf of the parent entity and all Surf Life Saving Australia’s State Centres. A review has indicated that the funds held in the pool will be sufficient to cover the cost of all expected claims. The parent entity has arranged a bank guarantee for $40,920 (2011: $40,920) for the purpose of a security deposit for building development at 789 Botany Road, Rosebery NSW.

10. Members’ equity issued capital

The parent entity is incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001, as a company limited by guarantee and as such does not have any issued capital. If the company is wound up, the Constitution states that each member is required to contribute a maximum of $10 each towards meeting any outstanding obligations of the company. As at 30 June 2012 the number of members was 165,820 (2011: 158,806).

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11. Details of Subsidiaries Percent of shares held Country of Incorporation

2012 %

2011 %

Southern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd

(1)

Australia

100

100

Northern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd

(1) (2)

Australia

100

100

SLSA Helicopters Pty Ltd

Australia

100

100

Surf Sports Australia Pty Ltd

Australia

100

100

(1) C  ompliance with the financial disclosure requirements of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW) has been disclosed in the financial statements of these entities. (2) Not Audited by BDO.

12. Financial Risk Management The consolidated entity is not exposed to any significant interest rate risk. The fair value of financial instruments traded in active markets (such as publicly traded derivatives and trading and available-for-sale securities) is based on quoted market prices at the end of the reporting period. The consolidated entity has entered into foreign exchange contracts to manage the risk of currency movements on the purchase of new aircraft or substantial parts and components. Foreign exchange management is undertaken in order to minimise possible adverse effects for movements in exchange rates. The accounting for subsequent changes in fair value depends on whether the derivative is designated as a hedging instrument and if so, the nature of the item being hedged.

13. Events occurring after the reporting period There has not arisen in the interval since 30 June 2012 and up to the date of this report, any matter that, in the opinion of the Directors, has significantly affected or may significantly affect the operations of the consolidated entity, the results of those operations or the state of affairs of the consolidated entity in future financial years.

14. Company details The registered office and principal place of business of the consolidated entity is 789 Botany Road, Rosebery, NSW 2018.

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DIRECTORS’ DECLARATION

The Directors of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited declare that: 1. The summarised financial report is an extract from the full financial report for the year ended 30 June 2012. The financial statements and specific disclosures include in the summarised financial report have been derived from the full financial report. 2. The summarised financial report cannot be expected to provide as full an understanding the financial performance, financial position and financing and investing activities of the Company and consolidated entity as the full financial report, which is available to voting members on request. 3. In the Directors’ opinion there are reasonable grounds to believe that the Company will be able to pay its debts as and when they become due and payable. This declaration is made in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors.

Graham Ford Director

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Section 04: AWARDS AND HONOURS 04


SLSA Hall of Fame..................................................... 94 SLSA Life Members .................................................. 96 New Life Members .................................................. 98


SLSA HALL OF FAME

2011-12 Inductees The SLSA Hall of Fame recognises outstanding accomplishments, sustained excellence and exceptional contributions to Surf Life Saving in Australia in three areas: Surf Lifesaving, Administration and Sport. Nominations are considered on an annual basis by an advisory group of eminent surf lifesavers who make recommendations to the SLSA Board for final approval. There were three new Hall of Fame Inductees in 2011-12.

Theo Haywood For almost forty years Theo provided the administrative continuity during the terms of eleven State Presidents and seven State Superintendents running the affairs of the WA State Centre on a day-today basis from the 1930’s to the 1970’s initiating and guiding the transition from volunteer to professional administration. He was a principal driver of WA State Centre setting up its first headquarters and increased funding opportunities. Theo’s pioneering administration, energy and contributions were significant in the growth and stability of Surf Life Saving in Western Australia and his induction into the Surf Life Saving Australia Hall of Fame.

Northcliffe Open Patrol Competition Team The Northcliffe Open Patrol Competition team have been a force to be reckoned for Patrol Competition at all levels. The team has been undefeated in the last 10 years of competition (2001-current) at Branch, State and National Levels. The team continues their dedication and service to saving lives on the beach as Patrol Captains at Northcliffe SLSC.

Killcare Open Mens Beach Relay Team From the 1999/2000 season to the 2006/2007 season Killcare’s Open Men’s Beach Relay Team were formidable. During this time they won five consecutive State Championship titles, five consecutive Australian Championship titles and four consecutive International Championship titles. This is an amazing achievement which has culminated their induction into the Surf Life Saving Australia Hall of Fame.

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SLSA HALL OF FAME (contINUED)

Table 06: SLSA Hall of Fame Surf Lifesaving

Administration

Sport

Major John Bond

Gregory Arthur Allum OAM

John Bliss

Harold John Brown OAM

Cornelius Kennedy Asmussen MBE

Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore Open Boat crew

Michael Burke BEM

Sir Adrian Curlewis CVO CBE

Bondi R&R team

Professor Tess Cramond OBE AO

Roy Doyle

Bundaberg March Past team

Currumbin Patrol Competition team

Theo Haywood

Graham Carlisle OAM

Jack Dearlove MBE

Cliff Marsh OAM

Jon Donohoe AM

Bob Gear AM

Donald D McIntyre

Harold C Evans

Alan Kennedy MBE

John West (Jack) McMaster AM DFC

Karla Gilbert

Dr Ian Mackie AM

Tom Meagher OBE

Kristy Harris

Graham McKenzie OAM

Lyster Ormsby

Trevor Hendy AM

Hector McDonald OAM

Charles Davidson Paterson

Dennis Heussner

Warren Allen Rennie AM

Ronald E Rankin AM

John Robert Holt

Earle Smith AM

Paul Smith OAM

Ky Hurst

Ainslie W “Sprint” Walker OBE

Barry Bede (Gus) Staunton MBE

Brian Hutchings

Ron Tallon OAM

Grant Kenny OAM

F O (Frank) Venning MBE

Bruce Kolkka

Ken W C Watson MBE

Peter Lacey

Alan Brian Whelpton AO

Killcare Open Mens Beach Relay Team

Dan White OAM

Maroubra SLSC Double Ski Team

Jack Winders OBE

Northcliffe Open Patrol Competition Team

S W (Bill) Winders MBE

Robert (Bob) Mayo AM

Ian (Rick) Wright OAM

Don Morrison OAM Kristy Munroe Ken Murray Bob Newbiggin Harry Nightingale Clint Robinson OAM Barry Rodgers Noel P Ryan Peter Douglas Tibbitts Ken Vidler Wanda Six Man R&R team Stephen Warren Graham Ross White OAM Steve Wilkes

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SLSA LIFE MEMBERS

Recognising Distinguished Service Life Membership of SLSA is awarded to members who have contributed distinguished voluntary service to SLSA for more than 20 years. To be considered as distinguished service, the service must be both sustained and provide an evident contribution. SLSA currently has 264 recorded Life Members. * Denotes deceased

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* Doyle, RD

* Hayton MBE, N

* McGrath, HF

*Riley MBE, HK

* Rathborne, H

* Webb, GR

* Castleman MBE, AW

*Asmussen MBE, CK

* Burke BEM, MJ

* Figtree, AS

* Prior BEM, AE

* Molyneux, D

* McIntyre, DD

* Thompson, DH

* Haywood MBE, FST

* Crain MBE, WAT

* Windon, SJ

* Hodge, JN

* Frizzell OBE OAM, AB

* Bennett, PI

* McRorie, JS

* Small, HA

* McCarthy, JG

*Smith AM, EJ

* Canning, JT

* Emms, FG

* Spender OBE, JR

* Clark OAM, HH

* Goold, WJ

* Mack, C

Bullpitt MBE, NF

* Grant OAM, GF

* Cohen, GS

* Heath, EA

* Brydon, RC

Hatchett, JG

* Holmes, Capt A

* Gadsdon Kt, Sir LP

* Shanahan, RP

*Howells OAM, RM

* Dart, GW

* Costa, SV

* Williams MBE, VJ

* Mcdonald OAM, HN

* Moran, TF

* Williams, AM

* Walker OBE, AW

* Peacock, RJ

* Taylor, CE

* Kennedy MBE, AER

* Meagher OBE, TW

Tallon OAM, RC

* Dargan, FH

* Winders OBE, JR

* Wilson OAM, NB

* O’Reilly BEM, JE

* Whitehead, CW

* White OAM, DG

* Olson, AO

* Switzer OAM, JR

* Dellitt, GS

* Jaggard OAM, EFK

* Lucas OBE, DC

* Vaughan OAM, JK

* Gordon, JL

* Johnson, GH

* Avery, EC

* Claybourn OAM, MC

* Englert, CG

* Moroney, DRB

* Ovens OAM, EJ

* Klingner OAM, MJ

* Gray, JE

* Woodroffe, NS

* Payne, FT

Staunton MBE, GB

* Winders MBE, SW

* Becher OAM, MH

* Wilson, GJ

* Field OAM, RC

* Cohen, M

* Betts, JJ

* Stewart, JJ

* Slaven, P

* Cronin, VS

* Stephens, PR

* Nicklin KCMG, Sir Francis

*Rosewell OAM, JWA

* Watson MBE, KW

* Donaldson, AR

* Johnson MBE, SA

* Weimer, HJ

* Curlewis CVO CBE, Sir Adrian

* Daley, WJ

* Richards, FC

* Honey, C

* Dillon, JB

* Sloane, AD

* Williams, G

* Burrell OAM, RA

* Cameron, JR

* Besomo, VA

* Dempster, JW

* Wilkes, BF

* Turner, LD

* Foerster, WH

* Saunders, RA

*Rector AM, CE

* Sutherland, AC

* Loton, AR

* Flanagan BEM, NJ

* Sellars, JPW

* Cahill, J

* McDonald OAM, LS

* Tier, FB

* Fitzgerald MBE, AE

* Marshall BEM, ER

* Paterson, A

*Newman, P

Singleton OAM, WJ

* Hanley, GR

* Denison, AG

Dearlove MBE, JB

Brown OAM, GM

* Millar, G

* Lindsay, GA

*McMaster AM DFC, JW

*Morrison OAM, DP

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SLSA LIFE MEMBERS (contINUED)

Whelpton AO, AB

Reeves OAM, JA

Harding OAM, RJ

Kennedy, KA

Moseley OAM, A

*Marshall OAM, WG

Menico OAM, JA

*O’Rorke OAM, PJ

*Pittard, HA

Scott OAM, ID

*Somers, JF

Fitzgerald, JB

*Parkyn OAM, AB

Byrnes OAM, MJ

*Wilcox OAM, ST

Stanford OAM, KH

Brown OAM, HJ

*Dixon, NA

Wright OAM, IJ

*Barlow, JR

* Dann, GL

McNaughton OAM, G

Rankin AM, RE

Green OAM, BEM, DA

* Bowman, BH

Donnell OAM, BF

*Conrick, C

Smith OAM, RA

Worrell, JG

*Trigg OBE, RJ

*Jackson OAM, RA

Godbee OAM, NM

*Martin, WE

Jones OAM, JM

Devlin SC, RP

Bartlett, ME

Heywood OBE, NJ

Dewey, JC

Purcell OAM, NR

Boulton OAM, DJ

*Hofmaster, EV

King OAM, BC

Worth OAM, WJ

Fraser OAM, JS

Knight BEM, KC

*Henshaw OAM, NJ

* Collins, KJ

Martin, MJ

McGee, EJ

Little OAM, RA

Lyons MP, GR

Mitchell, RA

Trethowan, J

*Brown OAM, RM

Allum OAM, GA

*Singleton, M

* Windmill, HC

Burchill OAM, DS

Jaggard OAM, EK

*Sargeant, RJ

* Webb OAM, MA

Stephens OAM, EB

Gaynor OAM, WE

Howard OAM, R

* Rodgers OAM, DG

Butler OAM, RJ

Clark, DE

Strange, SR

Critcher, GT

*McGrory OAM, FH

Griffiths, JA

*Roberts OAM, R

Conlin OAM, DR

Hoskins OAM, KF

McGibbon, PJ

Thompson, D

Bruce OAM, BD

*Taylor OAM, CJ

Morarty OAM, NW

Burling OAM, J

Blackley, DT

*Millett MBE, RC

*Bond, KJH

Lytham, R

*Sabien, M

* Mackie AM, IJ

Edstein OAM, JT

White, C

Chesher OAM, RC

Davidson OAM, RJ

Finch AM, The Hon. FA

Brennan, R

Morrison, KA

Cramond AO OBE, TR

Meehan OAM, JV

Welch OAM, R

Paton OAM, LS

*Smith OAM, PW

George AM, PB

Jamieson AFSM, W

Smith OAM, RA

*Taylor OAM, PF

Wood ESM, RS

Gear AM, RJ

Davis OAM, E

Lyne AM, CR

*Buist, RV

Whitmore OAM, RT

Mayo AM, RJ

Marsh OAM, CW

Pears OAM, RE

Young, IJ

*Johnson, DL

Murray, K

Bird OAM, KC

Stapleton AM, PR

Priest, KC

Inwood, AJ

Wilson BEM, HB

Beasley OAM, JB

Kelk, NT

Thorburn, AJ

Smith OAM, BJ

Weldon AM, KE

Rennie AM, WA

Waters OAM, M

Donohoe AM, JT

*McKenzie OAM, GD

*Bermingham OAM, PJ

Owen, GB

McNeilly MBE, MD

*Fielder OAM, CD

Grant OAM, IJ

Watson AM, RJ

Halliday, WE

*Goetz, AW

AWARDS & HONOURS

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new LIFE MEMBERS

Raymond Brennan

Robert Welch OAM

Ray has been a member continuously for 65 years, beginning his affiliation with the organisation in 1946. Ray was a member of North Narrabeen SLSC for 34 years then moved to his current club, Freshwater SLSC. Since then Ray has served surf lifesaving in a variety of roles including that as an official, administrator, fundraiser and historian.

Robert has been associated with the organisation for over 40 years as a member of Scarboro SLSC. He is a Life Member of his club and State, and received an Order of the Honour of Australia in 1994.

However Ray’s greatest contribution during his time was to the junior movement. He was one of the early visionaries who could see the positive impact of nippers on clubs and the need to engage female family members into club activities. Ray held the position of Delegate to National Council for 8 years, and was on the organising committee for National Conferences in Adelaide and Devonport. Ray was a member of the Between the Flags archival group ‘Friends of the Museum” from 2002 – 2010. He served in leadership roles of Secretary, Treasurer and President of Junior Activities across all levels of the association and has been recognised with Junior Club, Senior Club, Branch and State Life Memberships. In recognition of his contributions Ray Brennan is elevated to Life Membership of Surf Life Saving Australia.

Robert has been known as an agent for change and improvement since the 1970’s. He has helped develop the organisation through encouragement and successful implementation of change in the areas of governance, government relations, sponsorship and succession planning. Robert helped establish an innovative All States Masters carnival at the 1986 Australian Championships. The Masters Championships continue to grow as they are run annually in conjunction with the Open Australian Championships. Robert played a pivotal role in driving the increase of women’s events in competition. By 1987, WA offered more events (26) for women of all age groups than any other State. Robert held a vast range of roles within his Club and WA State Centre to maintain his passion for strengthening the growing administrative professionalism in all WA Clubs. As President of Scarboro SLSC, he was responsible for reinvigorating the club’s management, introducing younger members with energy and ideas as well as increased engagement and involvement of all members. In 1995, Bob was honoured with the National Volunteer of the Year Award. In recognition of his contributions, Robert Bob Welch is elevated to Life Membership of Surf Life Saving Australia.

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new LIFE MEMBERS (contINUED)

William Jamieson AFSM William joined Christie’s Beach SLSC in 1962 and has provided continuous service ever since. Bill’s sustained service has been of a distinguished nature, an innovator. He is a key driver in the development of SLS within SA nationally. During Bill’s 50 years at Christie’s Beach SLSC, he has held the roles of Age Manager, Club Captain, and President. Bill recently stepped down as President of SLSSA, a role which we held for ten years. He has been described as a visionary by his colleagues. His strategic vision as President of SLS SA gave the SA Government an increased confidence in SLS as a major Emergency Services Group in the State therefore receiving funds to develop “Surf Central” at West Beach.

Australian Honours Richard John Barton OAM

Kurrawa SLSC, QLD

John Brennan OAM

Surfers Paradise SLSC, QLD

Lorraine Buhk OAM

Alexandra Headland SLSC, QLD

David Clark ESM

Mullalloo, SLSC, WA

Humphry Cramond MBE, OAM

SLSQ

Walter (Wally) William Fry OAM

Scarboro SLSC, WA

Peter Gould ESM

Point Lookout SLSC, SLSQ

David Lyall PSM ESM

Bigola SLSC, NSW

Commander Michael Maley DSM, RAN CSC

Newport SLSC, NSW

Phil Vanny AM

South Maroubra SLSC, NSW

Professor Robert Officer AM

SLSF

Vale (Life Members) Earle Smith AM Eric Hofmaster Rex Sargeant

Bill was the primary mover of the concept that eventually became the SA Facilities Management Group, a committee established to manage the rebuild of all surf lifesaving facilities in SA. He initiated and developed the concept with the City of Onkaparinga. The concept was eventually adopted across the State upon SLSSA’s inclusion within the emergency services portfolio in SA. Without Bill’s initial push and his continued work in lobbying successive Ministers in the Emergency Services Portfolio, SLSSA’s clubs would not have benefitted from the massive rebuilding project. Bill has been a key driver in building strength across all SLSA entities through advocacy for the smaller States, particularly providing pathways for athletes and his part in securing Rescue 2012 for SA. In recognition of his contributions, Bill Jamieson is elevated to Life Membership of Surf Life Saving Australia.

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2011 National Inflatable Boat Rescue Championships (IRB) ........ 2011 Australian Pool Rescue Championships.............................. 2011 Coolangatta Gold .............................................................. DLRG German Cup ..................................................................... 2012 National Interstate Championships.................................... 2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships ........................ 2012 Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championship ............. 2012 Gatorade Battle of the Paddles ..........................................

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SPORTS RESULTS

2011 National Inflatable Boat Rescue Championships (IRB): Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, 29 - 31 July 2011 Event

First

Interstate Comp

QLD

53 NSW

Second

52 VIC

Third 52

National Championships

North Burleigh

30 South Maroubra

26 Kiama Downs

23

2011 Australian Pool Rescue Championships: Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce, Canberra, ACT, 12 - 14 August, 2011 First

Second

Maroochydore

Third

189 Wanda

185 Terrigal

167

2011 Coolangatta Gold: Gold Coast, Queensland, Sunday September 25 2011 Category

First

Second

Third

Open Men - Long Course

Caine Eckstein

4:15:26 Nathan Smith

4:22:48 Alex Tibbits

4:24:04

Open Women - Short Course

Courtney Hancock

3:20:42 Elizabeth Pluimers

3:21:32 Hayley Bateup

3:23:06

U19 Men - Short Course

Jake Nicholson

3:16:04 Luke Cuff

3:24:05 Samuel Bull

3:24:14

U19 Women - Short Course

Teisha Jenkins

3:42:57 Kate Walker

3:58:24 Brooke Eacott

4:02:59

30-39 Years Men - Long Course

Brent Mckinnon

5:05:18 Michael Jennett

5:26:32 Michael Moran

5:27:05

40+ Men - Long Course

Shane Whittaker

5:08:52 Scott Sewell

5:25:01 David Whiteside

5:45:04

50 + Men - Short Course

Matthew Braban

3:45:32 Glen Lawrence

3:52:17 Kim Harker

3:54:43

Masters Women 30-39 - Short Course

Tiarne Smith

4:04:02 Michelle Kent

4:07:01 Paula Stone

4:26:02

Masters Women 40-49 - Short Course

Tracey ann Apthorpe

4:52:23 Kimberley Fleming

4:55:37 Julie Cummings

5:15:24

Open Men’s Teams - Long Course

Left Overs

4:20:48 Surfers Old/New Boys

4:27:46 Collaroy

4:29:28

U19 Men’s Teams - Long Course

Maroochydore Try Hards

4:39:56 Team South

4:44:50 Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men

4:59:10

Open Women’s Teams - Short Course

Manly A

3:26:48 Lanky Funks And The Bean Pole

3:31:38 Maroochydore Swans

3:34:28

U19 Women’s Teams - Short Course

Maroochydore Cygnets

3:39:23 Team Shark Bait

3:44:51 Ripper Of A North Burleigh Nipper

3:48:31

U19 Mixed Teams - Long Course

Team Moses

5:06:45

Open Mixed Teams - Long Course

Manly Ripped & Immature

4:50:55 Three And A Half Men

5:03:44 Petersons Proteges

5:17:14

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Place Country

Overall Pointscore

Australian Team

1

Germany

35701.8

Christina Ruiz (Northcliffe SLSC)

Matt Green (North Burleigh SLSC)

2

Australia

34719.4

Christospher Allum (Cronulla SLSC) - Captain

Michael Bate (Freshwater SLSC) - Manager

3

Italy

33501.1

Dev Lahey (Northcliffe SLSC)

Miranda Bell (Maroochydore SLSC)

4

Netherlands

31414.5

Jenifer Parry (North Burleigh SLSC) - Captain

Rachelle King (Terrigal SLSC)

5

New Zealand

30706.5

Kellan Bridge (Terrigal SLSC)

Russel Green (Sunshine Beach SLSC) - Coach

6

Belgium

30363.6

Leigh Ryan (Jan Juc SLSC)

Stephanie Ballantine (Kurrawa SLSC)

7

Poland

29702

8

Japan

29506.8

9

Switzerland

24067.5

10

Czech Republic

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 National Interstate Championships: Queenscliff, NSW and Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, NSW 23 - 24 January 2012 Event

First

Overall Pointscore

NSW

Second

Third

Handicap Pointscore

VIC

Pool Rescue Trophy

NSW

431 QLD

415.5 VIC

308

Ocean Trophy

NSW

393 QLD

342.5 WA

270

824 QLD 978.46 WA

758 VIC

545

888.03 SA

880.19

2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

Open Men’s Surf Race

Ky Hurst (Kurrawa)

Sam Sheppard (Jan Juc)

Simon Huitenga (City Of Perth)

U19 Men’s Surf Race

Trent Klouzal (Manly)

Jake McKenzie (South)

Kyle O`Brien (Cronulla)

U17 Men’s Surf Race

Jordan Harrison (Northcliffe)

Benjamin Thornton (Coogee)

Jack Gray (Nobbys Beach)

U15 Men’s Surf Race

Copper Krenkels (Manly)

Josh Brown (Byron Bay)

Daniel Collins (Redhead)

Open Men`s Surf Teams

Not conducted

Under 19 Men’s Surf Teams

Northcliffe (1)

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

North Cronulla (Gold)

Under 17 Men’s Surf Teams

Newport (A)

Northcliffe (1)

Noosa Heads (A)

Under 15 Men’s Surf Teams

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

North Cronulla (Gold)

Sunshine Beach (Gold)

Open Men`s 5 Person R&R

Freshwater (Maroon)

Wanda (A)

Bondi (A)

Open Men`s Surf Belt Race

Dev Lahey (Northcliffe)

Andrew Mewing (Kurrawa)

Timothy Schofield (Terrigal)

Open Women’s Surf Race

Courtney Hancock (Northcliffe)

Miranda Bell (Maroochydore)

Bonnie Hancock (Northcliffe)

U19 Women’s Surf Race

Mariah Jones (Tweed Heads / Coolangatta)

Jessica Collings (Redhead)

Ann Glen (Met Caloundra)

U17 Women’s Surf Race

Taylar Pusaric (Wanda)

Sarah Kime (Mooloolaba)

Lana Rogers (Maroochydore)

U15 Women’s Surf Race

Jessica Suriano (North Bondi)

Alyssa Koenen (Arcadian)

Eleanor Ownen (Queenscliff)

Open Women`s Surf Teams

Northcliffe (1)

Maroochydore (1)

Northcliffe (2)

Under 19 Women’s Surf Teams

Wanda (A)

Mooloolaba (1)

Terrigal (A)

Under 17 Women’s Surf Teams

Mooloolaba (1)

Wanda (A)

Northcliffe (1)

Under 15 Women’s Surf Teams

Northcliffe (1)

Maroochydore (1)

North Cronulla (Gold)

Open Women’s 5 Person R&R

North Cronulla (Gold)

Bondi (A)

Anglesea (A)

Open Women`s Surf Belt Race

Jessica Lauricella (Wanda)

Jade Neilsen (Kurrawa)

Erin Robertson (Terrigal)

Curlewis 6 Person R&R

Collaroy (Black)

Wanda (A)

Freshwater (Maroon)

Restricted (24 yrs & over) Surf Race

Ky Hurst (Kurrawa)

Josh Minogue (Mooloolaba)

Shannon Eckstein (Northcliffe)

Open Age 5 Person Mixed R&R

Coogee (Coogee)

Collaroy (Black)

Swansea Belmont (Gold)

Under 19 5 Person R&R

Freshwater (Maroon)

North Cronulla (Gold)

North Cronulla (Pink)

Under 17 5 Person R&R

North Cronulla (Red)

North Cronulla (Pink)

Coogee (Coogee Red)

Under 15 5 Person R&R

Collaroy (Red)

Picnic Bay (A)

Bronte (Blue)

Under 19 Surf Belt Race

Trent Klouzal (Manly)

Ridge Grimsey (Maroochydore)

Sam Bell (Noosa Heads)

Under 17 Surf Belt Race

Mitchell Rofe (Cronulla)

Tyler Partland (Kurrawa)

Lachlan O`Grady (Bulli)

Swimming

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

Open Ironman

Shannon Eckstein (Northcliffe)

Hugh Dougherty (Tugun)

Ali Day (Mooloolaba)

U19 Ironman

Mitchell Miller (North Burleigh)

Luke Cuff (Kurrawa)

Trent Klouzal (Manly)

U17 Ironman

Max Brooks (Newport)

Jack Waddell (Terrigal)

James Lacy (Mermaid Beach)

U15 Ironman

Nikolas Green (Alexandra Headland)

Copper Krenkels (Manly)

Josh Brown (Byron Bay)

Open Men’s Board Rescue

Avoca Beach (A)

Cudgen Headland (B52)

Kurrawa (B)

U19 Men’s Board Rescue

Noosa Heads (B)

Northcliffe (2)

North Cronulla (Gold)

U17 Men’s Board Rescue

Newport (D)

Noosa Heads (A)

Terrigal (A)

U15 Men’s Board Rescue

Wanda (A)

Alexandra Headland (Black)

Warilla B/P (Black)

Open Men’s Rescue Tube Rescue

Northcliffe (1)

Cronulla (White)

Terrigal (A)

U19 Men’s Rescue Tube Rescue

Northcliffe (1)

Noosa Heads (A)

Northcliffe (2)

U17 Men’s Rescue Tube

Stefaan Demopolous (Northcliffe) Jonah Beard (Newport)

Hayden Murphy (Maroochydore)

U15 Men’s Rescue Tube

Nikolas Green (Alexandra Headland)

Cooper Krenkels (Manly)

Josh Brown (Byron Bay)

Open Men’s Taplin

Northcliffe (1)

Northcliffe (2)

Kurrawa (A)

U19 Men’s Taplin

Warilla B/P (Black)

Redhead (A)

Northcliffe (1)

U17 Men’s Taplin

Currumbin Beach (B)

Newport (A)

Noosa Heads (A)

U15 Men’s Cameron

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

Byron Bay (A)

Wanda (A)

Open Ironwoman

Rebecca Creedy (Met Caloundra)

Devon Halligan (Manly)

Amy Nurthen (Terrigal)

U19 Ironwoman

Devon Halligan (Manly)

Jordan Mercer (Noosa Heads)

Miranda Davies (Burleigh Heads M/P)

U17 Ironwoman

Alyssa Bull (Alexandra Headland)

Emma Dick (Mermaid Beach)

Laura McGlone (Catherine Hill Bay)

U15 Ironwoman

Ela Heiniger (Byron Bay)

Jessica Suriano (North Bondi)

Peggy Harris (Noosa Heads)

Open Board Rescue

Northcliffe (2)

Northcliffe (1)

Kurrawa (B)

U19 Board Rescue

Terrigal (A)

Redhead (A)

Maroochydore (1)

U17 Board Rescue

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

Terrigal (A)

North Cronulla (Gold)

U15 Board Rescue

Terrigal (A)

Northcliffe (4)

Swansea Belmont (Green)

Open Women’s Rescue Tube Rescue

Northcliffe (1)

Maroochydore (1)

Wanda (A)

U19 Women’s Rescue Tube Rescue

Sunshine Beach (Gold)

Manly (A)

Terrigal (A)

U17 Women’s Rescue Tube

Shivaun Street (Cronulla)

Dahlas Rogers (Maroochydore)

Hannah Trypas (Swansea Belmont)

U15 Women’s Rescue Tube

Ella Basalo (Maroubra)

Alessandra Gasparotto (Terrigal)

Sally Allan (Northcliffe)

Open Women’s Taplin

Manly (A)

Northcliffe (1)

Kurrawa (A)

U19 Women’s Taplin

Burleigh Heads M/P (A)

Manly (A)

Mooloolaba (1)

U17 Women’s Taplin

Mooloolaba (1)

Terrigal (A)

Wanda (A)

U15 Women’s Cameron

Maroochydore (1)

Terrigal (A)

Northcliffe (1)

Lifesaver Relay

Tugun (A)

Kurrawa (A)

Avoca Beach (A)

Multi-Discipline

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

Open Men’s Single Ski

Lachlan Tame (Avoca Beach)

Peter Scott (Redhead)

Reece Baker (Trigg Island)

U19 Men’s Single Ski

Daniel Booth (Northcliffe)

Tom Norton (Burnie)

Samuel Djodan (Swansea Belmont)

U17 Men’s Single Ski

Mackenzie Hynard (Noosa Heads)

Jett Kenny (Noosa Heads)

Max Brooks (Newport)

Open Men’s Single Ski Relay

Northcliffe (1)

Avoca Beach (A)

Northcliffe (2)

Open Men’s Double Ski

Moana (A)

Avoca Beach (A)

Freshwater (C)

Open Women’s Single Ski

Naomi Flood (Manly)

Alyce Burnett (Maroochydore)

Teneale Hatton (Kurrawa)

U19 Women’s Single Ski

Devon Halligan (Manly)

Kirsty Higgison (Warilla B/P)

Coco Howcroft (Mooloolaba)

U17 Women’s Single Ski

Jessica Rosskelly (Warilla B/P)

Shannon Reynolds (City Of Perth)

Natalie Peat (Papamoa SLSC - NZ)

Open Women’s Single Ski Relay

Manly (A)

Northcliffe (1)

North Burleigh (A)

Open Women’s Double Ski

Manly (A)

Northcliffe (2)

North Burleigh (A)

U19 Single Ski Relay

Warilla B/P (Black)

Mooloolaba (1)

Northcliffe (1)

U17 Single Ski Relay

Burnie (Burnie A) Papamoa SLSC (Papa - NZ)

Noosa Heads (A)

Newport

Open Mixed Double Ski

Manly (I)

Anglesea (A)

Tugun (B)

Open Men’s Surf Boat

Mona Vale (Black)

Batemans Bay (Batemans Bay A)

North Cottesloe (North Cottesloe Euroz)

U23 Men’s Surf Boat

Batemans Bay (Fortesques)

Coolum Beach (Coolum Cassawaries)

Collaroy (Knights)

Open Women’s Surf Boat

South Curl Curl (Zavance)

North Cottesloe (Mermaid Marine) Bilgola (Bilgola Black)

U23 Women’s Surf Boat

Helensburgh S/P (Dead Chooks)

North Cottesloe (North Cottesloe Kwik Cranes)

Bulli (Maroon)

Reserve Grade Surf Boat

Moruya (Vikings)

Northcliffe (Ressies)

North Bondi (Storm)

U19 Surf Boat

Avoca Beach (Grease Monkeys)

Alexandra Headland (Alex PFD Food Services)

Dee Why (Dylemonparty)

Surf Boat Relay

Currumbin Beach (A)

North Cottesloe (A)

South Curl Curl (A)

Open Men’s Board

Hugh Dougherty (Tugun)

Beau Farrell (Maroochydore)

Daniel (Shade (Avoca Beach)

U19 Men’s Board

William Budd (North Cronulla)

Campbell McDonald (North Burleigh)

Jamo Porter (Noosa Heads)

U17 Men’s Board

Riley Fitzsimmons (Avoca Beach)

James Lacy (Mermaid Beach)

Tyler Partland (Kurrawa)

U15 Men’s Board

Aidan McColm (Wanda)

Matthew Kelly (Currumbin Beach)

Daniel Collins (Redhead)

Open Men’s Board Relay

Northcliffe (1)

Currumbin Beach (B)

Mooloolaba (1)

U19 Men’s Board Relay

Noosa Heads (A)

North Cronulla (Gold)

Northcliffe (1)

U17 Men’s Board Relay

Newport (A)

Burleigh Heads M/P (A)

Noosa Heads (A)

U15 Men’s Board Relay

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

North Cronulla (Gold)

Wanda (A)

Open Women’s Board

Hayley Bateup (Kurrawa)

Brodie Moir (North Burleigh)

Amy Nurthen (Terrigal)

U19 Women’s Board

Jordan Mercer (Noosa Heads)

Lauren Stone (Terrigal)

Olivia Hall (North Burleigh)

U17 Women’s Board

Karlee Nurthen (Terrigal)

Alyssa Bull (Alexandra Headland)

Mieke Kassulke (Manly)

Ski

U19 Men’s Double Ski

Surf Boat

Board

SPORTS RESULTS

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

U15 Women’s Board

Maggie Mahoney (North Cronulla)

Jessica Suriano (North Bondi)

Ela Heiniger (Byron Bay)

Open Women’s Board Relay

Northcliffe (1)

North Burleigh (A)

Terrigal (A)

U19 Women’s Board Relay

Terrigal (A)

Manly (A)

Terrigal (B)

U17 Women’s Board Relay

Wanda (A)

Avoca Beach (A)

Mooloolaba (1)

U15 Women’s Board Relay

Maroochydore (1)

North Cronulla (Gold)

Swansea Belmont (Gold)

Open Men’s Board Riding

Saxon Lumsden (Terrigal)

Jarrad Davies (Cottesloe)

Michael Bain (Avoca Beach)

U19 Men’s Board Riding

Saxon Lumsden (Terrigal)

Byron Hoskins (Burleigh Heads M/P)

Alex Power (Byron Bay)

U17 Men’s Board Riding

Michael Bain (Avoca Beach)

Jackson Lynch (Coolum Beach)

Louis Gillick (Nowra / Culburra)

U15 Men’s Board Riding

Dylan Kama (Burleigh Heads M/P) Logan Weir (North Cronulla)

Thomas Maher (Coolum Beach)

Open Men’s Long Board Riding

Cheyne Horan (Surfers Paradise)

Anthony Carroll (Bronte)

Adam Yates (Northcliffe)

Open Women’s Board Riding

Codie Klein (Cudgen Headland)

Ashlee Spence (Cudgen Headland)

Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe)

U19 Women’s Board Riding

Codie Klein (Cudgen Headland)

April Charles (North Cronulla)

Salomae Haselgrove (South)

U17 Women’s Board Riding

Ashlee Spence (Cudgen Headland)

Matilda Strain (North Bondi)

Veronica Charles (North Cronulla)

U15 Women’s Board Riding

Jaleesa Vincent (Coolum Beach)

Ellie Brooks (Palm Beach - QLD)

Lillian Smyth (Blackhead)

Open Women’s Long Board Riding

Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe)

Kristyl Smith (Northcliffe)

April Charles (North Cronulla)

Open Men’s Beach Flags

Simon Harris (Kurrawa)

Dean Scarff (Collaroy)

Yuichi Hiramatsu (Yugawara) Morgan Foster (Kurrawa)

U19 Men’s Beach Flags

Blake Drysdale (Helensburgh S/P)

Kieran Gordon (Merewether)

Robert McIntyre (Terrigal)

U17 Men’s Beach Flags

Braydon Batt (Elliot Heads)

Samuel Dick (Currumbin Beach)

Ben Pearce (North Burleigh)

U15 Men’s Beach Flags

Tim Delahunty (Currumbin Beach)

Marcus Jones (Anglesea)

Samuel Ross (Currumbin Beach)

Open Men’s 2km Beach Run

Stephen Madden (Tugun)

Chester Edwards (Orewa - NZ)

Andrew Grimshaw (Kurrawa)

U19 Men’s 2km Beach Run

Wade Zervaas (Half Moon Bay)

David Lazarus (Trigg Island)

Sam Bilton (Fremantle)

U17 Men’s 2km Beach Run

John Baker (Sorrento - VIC)

Jake Green (Thirroul)

Sam Horne (Anglesea)

U15 Men’s 2km Beach Run

Oliver Hoare (North Cronulla)

Nathan Neale (Elouera)

Thomas Marais (Tallebudgera)

Open Men’s Beach Sprint

Kodi Harman (Papamoa SLSC - NZ) Thomas Nolan (North Cottesloe) Jordan Caldow (Grange) Benjamin Mispelhorn (Kurrawa)

U19 Men’s Beach Sprint

Jordan Caldow (Grange)

Jackson Symonds (Sorrento - WA) Tjimarri Sanderson Milera (Grange)

U17 Men’s Beach Sprint

Ryan Bedford (Portsea)

Hugh Millar (Coogee)

Daniel McKellar (Helensburgh S/P)

U15 Men’s Beach Sprint

Hamish Lorang (Cooks Hill)

Callum Beattie-Powell (Anglesea)

Joshua Kirkham (Sorrento - WA)

Open Men’s Beach Relay

Collaroy (A)

North Cottesloe (A)

Grange (Grange A)

U19 Men’s Beach Relay

Helensburgh S/P (Incredibles)

Papamoa SLSC (NZ) (Papa)

Mooloolaba (1)

U17 Men’s Beach Relay

Mooloolaba (1)

Manly (A)

Burleigh Heads M/P (A)

U15 Men’s Beach Relay

Currumbin Beach (A)

Kurrawa (A)

North Cronulla (White)

Open Women’s Beach Flags

Melissa Howard (Kurrawa)

Chanel Hickman (Kurrawa)

Claire Lewtas (Anglesea)

U19 Women’s Beach Flags

Katie Williams (Collaroy)

Gabrielle Murphy (City Of Perth)

Brittanny Brymer (City Of Perth)

U17 Women’s Beach Flags

Bree Masters (Cronulla)

Rohani Bakhach (Noosa Heads)

Siobhan Dibley (Cronulla)

Board continued

Surf Board Riding

Beach

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

Beach continued U15 Women’s Beach Flags

Keeleigh McCauley (Shellharbour) Brittany Cashman (Noosa Heads)

Avalon Punch (Cronulla)

Open Women’s 2km Beach Run

Alison O’Toole (City Of Perth)

Laura Leeson (Orewa - NZ) Angela Leadbeatter (Swansea Belmont)

Erika Lori (North Cottesloe)

U19 Women’s 2km Beach Run

Jordan Mercer (Noosa Heads)

Thea Welsby (Palm Beach - NSW)

Harriet Smith (Noosa Heads)

U17 Women’s 2km Beach Run

Emma Jeffcoat (Dee Why)

Georgia Smith (Trigg Island)

Courtney Innes (Northcliffe)

U15 Women’s 2km Beach Run

Ainslie Bakker (Lennox)

Annabelle Standing (Fremantle) Maia Bryant (Papamoa SLSC - NZ)

Sophie Hawkins (Seacliff)

Open Women’s Beach Sprint

Elly Graf (Elouera)

Bree Masters (Cronulla)

Melissa Howard (Kurrawa)

U19 Women’s Beach Sprint

Katie Williams (Collaroy)

Gabrielle Murphy (City Of Perth)

Jemimah Lam (Mordialloc SLSC)

U17 Women’s Beach Sprint

Bree Masters (Cronulla)

Siobhan Dibley (Cronulla)

Kristy Knox (Mooloolaba)

U15 Women’s Beach Sprint

Jessica Thornton (Coogee)

Nicole Kay (Mooloolaba)

Renee Stortenbeker (Elouera)

Open Women’s Beach Relay

Kurrawa (A)

Cronulla (A)

City Of Perth (A)

U19 Women’s Beach Relay

City Of Perth (A)

Mordialloc SLSC (A)

Tugun (A)

U17 Women’s Beach Relay

Cronulla (A)

City Of Bunbury (A)

Mullaloo (A)

U15 Women’s Beach Relay

Cronulla (C)

Currumbin Beach (A)

Sawtell (Gold)

Open March Past

Glenelg (Glenelg A)

North Cronulla (Gold)

Collaroy (Ladies)

U23 March Past

Collaroy (Red)

North Bondi (The Originals)

Brighton (Brighton U23)

U17 March Past

North Bondi (Mermaids)

Brighton (Brighton U17)

North Cronulla (17s)

Open First Aid

Manly (A)

Maroochydore (B)

Maroochydore (A)

U19 First Aid

Maroochydore (A)

Dicky Beach (A)

City Of Perth (A)

U17 First Aid

Maroochydore (B)

Manly (B)

Manly (C)

U15 First Aid

Manly (A)

Maroochydore (B)

Maroochydore (A)

Open Men’s Champion Lifesaver

Michael White (Alexandra Headland)

Nick Pluimers (Northcliffe)

Josh Walker (City Of Perth)

U19 Men’s Champion Lifesaver

Bradley Doughan (Alexandra Headland)

Nicholas Stevens (Dicky Beach)

Liam Ryan (Sorrento - WA)

U17 Men’s Champion Lifesaver

Peter Tilleard (Sunshine Beach)

Lachlan Bruce (Manly)

Troy Hunt (North Burleigh)

U15 Men’s Champion Lifesaver

Scott Sinclair (Alexandra Headland)

Jarrad Greentree (Sunshine Beach)

Steven Mastrangelo (North Steyne)

Open Women’s Champion Lifesaver

Stephanie Ballantine (Kurrawa)

Natalie Dreibergs (Trigg Island)

Brigette Seymour (Alexandra Headland)

U19 Women’s Champion Lifesaver

Molly Redwood (Sunshine Beach) Mariah Jones (Tweed Heads / Coolangatta)

Shani Copley (Southport)

U17 Women’s Champion Lifesaver

Tyla Mitchell (Dicky Beach)

Charlotte Webber (Noosa Heads)

Crystal Pope (Seacliff)

U15 Women’s Champion Lifesaver

Bella Charlesworth (South Curl Curl)

Danielle Sjogren (Noosa Heads)

Christie Short (Northcliffe)

Open Patrol

Northcliffe (A)

Alexandra Headland (A)

Jan Juc (Badgers)

U17 Patrol

Jan Juc (Jan Juca)

Bundaberg (A)

Grange (A)

First Aid

Lifesaving

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

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Second

Third

30-39 years Men’s Champion Lifesaver

Trent Rowe (Northcliffe)

Stephen Iannazzo (Jan Juc)

David Ulbrick (Jan Juc)

40+ years Men’s Champion Lifesaver

Scott Unicomb (Northcliffe)

Christopher Kuster (Fremantle)

Anthony Shubitz (Coogee)

30-39 years Women’s Champion Lifesaver

Christine Bishop (Umina)

Abigail Hopkins (Coogee)

Wendy Johnston (Bundaberg)

40+ years Women’s Champion Lifesaver

Kerry Armstrong-Smith (Umina)

Mandy Hanmer (Kurrawa)

Deborah Foote (North Steyne)

30-34 years Men’s Surf Race

Mark Graham (Ocean Grove)

Christopher Wood (North Burleigh)

Nicholas Marshall (Burleigh Heads M/P)

35-39 years Men’s Surf Race

Craig Hosie (Mermaid Beach)

Sigi Hill (Collaroy)

Mark Norris (North Wollongong)

40-44 years Men’s Surf Race

Paul Lemmon (Terrigal)

John Baxter (Maroochydore)

Shane Edmonds (Anglesea)

45-49 years Men’s Surf Race

Colin Braund (North Burleigh)

Craig Chapman (Surfers Paradise)

Christopher Gately (Coogee)

50-54 years Men’s Surf Race

Glen Lawrence (Byron Bay)

Stephen Fry (Northcliffe)

Gavin Hill (Northcliffe)

55-59 years Men’s Surf Race

Don Boland (Freshwater)

Paul Openshaw (Brighton)

Grant Simpson (Brighton)

60-64 years Men’s Surf Race

Donald Marsh (Carlton Park)

Bruce Macdonal (Dixon Park)

Glenn Donovan-Last (Southport)

65-69 years Men’s Surf Race

Michael Cook (Trigg Island)

Cyril Baldock (Bondi)

Alan Coates (Noosa Heads)

110 years Men’s Surf Teams

North Burleigh (A)

Maroochydore (1)

Currumbin Beach (A)

130 year Men’s Surf Teams

North Wollongong (Blue)

Wanda (A)

Coolangatta (A)

150 years Men’s Surf Teams

Freshwater (Maroon)

Northcliffe (A)

Byron Bay (A)

30-34 years Women’s Surf Race

Andrea Miller (Bondi)

Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe)

Cherie Smith (Redhead)

35-39 years Women’s Surf Race

Michelle Kent (Redhead)

Robyn Hill (Collaroy)

Emily Chetwin (City Of Perth)

40-44 years Women’s Surf Race

Dori Miller (Bondi)

Susan Perkins (Alexandra Headland)

Fiona Borg (Maroubra)

45-49 years Women’s Surf Race

Christie Krenkels (Manly)

Alison Pegg (Noosa Heads)

Carolyn Turnham (Port Macquarie)

50-54 years Women’s Surf Race

Gina Lynch (Noosa Heads)

Joanne Sutcliffe (West Beach)

Joanne Helson (Shellharbour)

55-59 years Women’s Surf Race

Vicki Mckain (Byron Bay)

Julie Trembath (Noosa Heads)

Gay Bradley (Mooloolaba)

60-64 years Women’s Surf Race

Liz Crilly (Kurrawa)

Christina Nicholls (Kurrawa)

Wendy Sheehan (Killcare)

65-69 years Women’s Surf Race

Sue Purcell (Killcare)

110 years Women’s Surf Teams

Bondi (A)

North Burleigh (A)

Port Macquarie (Gold)

130 year Women’s Surf Teams

Noosa Heads (A)

Byron Bay (A)

Shellharbour (Gold)

150 years Women’s Surf Teams

Palm Beach (NSW) (Black)

Northcliffe (A)

Mount Martha (Mm)

70+ years Surf Race

Robert Watkins (Cottesloe)

Neville De Mestre (North Burleigh)

Ken Cook (Woolgoolga)

170 years Surf Teams

Scarboro (A)

Brighton ( A)

Cottesloe (A)

Lifesaving continued

Swimming

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2012 Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

30-34 years Men’s Rescue Tube

Scott Prosser (Jan Juc)

Christopher Wood (North Burleigh)

Joe Dougherty (Yamba)

35-39 years Men’s Rescue Tube

Sigi Hill (Collaroy)

Tait Brannock (Wanda)

Talbot Henry (North Bondi)

40-44 years Men’s Rescue Tube

Craig McDonald (North Narrabeen)

Paul Lemmon (Terrigal)

Michael Chan (Currumbin Beach)

45-49 years Men’s Rescue Tube

Colin Braund (North Burleigh)

David Russell (Point Leo)

Craig Chapman (Surfers Paradise)

50-54 years Men’s Rescue Tube

Stephen Fry (Northcliffe)

Stuart Meares (Newport)

Glen Lawrence (Byron Bay)

55-59 years Men’s Rescue Tube

Paul Openshaw (Brighton)

Stephen De Lorenzo (Bondi)

Ingilby Dickson (Anglesea)

60-64 years Men’s Rescue Tube

Larry Brook (Port Macquarie)

Noel Gracie (Fairy Meadow)

Bruce Macdonald (Dixon Park)

65-69 years Men’s Rescue Tube

Michael Cook (Trigg Island)

Len Wood (Maroochydore)

Mark Manning (Carlton Park)

30-34 years Women’s Rescue Tube

Andrea Miller (Bondi)

Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe)

Cherie Smith (Redhead)

35-39 years Women’s Rescue Tube

Robyn Hill (Collaroy)

Melinda Cocksutt (Port Macquarie)

Georgina Pelly (Manly)

40-44 years Women’s Rescue Tube

Susan Perkins (Alexandra Headland)

Dori Miller (Bondi)

Anna Ballara (Northcliffe)

45-49 years Women’s Rescue Tube

Christie Krenkels (Manly)

Alison Pegg (Noosa Heads)

Diane Van Ooi (Palm Beach - NSW)

50-54 years Women’s Rescue Tube

Gina Lynch (Noosa Heads)

Linda Kenny (Tallebudgera)

Joanne Sutcliffe (West Beach)

55-59 years Women’s Rescue Tube

Vicki Mckain (Byron Bay)

Gay Bradley (Mooloolaba)

Julie Trembath (Noosa Heads)

60-64 years Women’s Rescue Tube

Liz Crilly (Kurrawa)

Christina Nicholls (Kurrawa)

Ruth Kemp (Tweed Heads / Coolangatta)

65-69 years Women’s Rescue Tube

Sue Purcell (Killcare)

70+ years Rescue Tube

Robert Watkins (Cottesloe)

Neville De Mestre (North Burleigh)

Ken Cook (Woolgoolga)

Rescue Tube

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

30-34 years Ironman

Mark Graham (Ocean Grove)

Brad Rodgers (North Burleigh)

Blake White (Collaroy)

35-39 years Ironman

Mark Norris (North Wollongong)

Steve Pullen (Noosa Heads)

Boyd Jamieson (Christies Beach)

40-44 years Ironman

Paul Lemmon (Terrigal)

Shane Edmonds (Anglesea)

Shane Whittaker (North Cronulla)

45-49 years Ironman

Michael Waide (Currumbin Beach)

Craig Chapman (Surfers Paradise)

Darren Schott (Maroubra)

50-54 years Ironman

Gavin Hill (Northcliffe)

Robert Dorrough (Surfers Paradise)

Douglas Iredale (Kurrawa)

55-59 years Ironman

Rod Taylor (Mooloolaba)

Michael Daly (North Burleigh)

Glenn Carter (Cronulla)

60-64 years Ironman

Donald Marsh (Carlton Park)

Jeff Banks (Fairy Meadow)

Stan Davies (Cottesloe)

65-69 years Ironman

Michael Cook (Trigg Island)

Len Wood (Maroochydore)

Bill Cook (Umina)

110 years Men’s Taplin

North Burleigh (A)

Maroochydore (1)

North Burleigh (B)

130 years Men’s Taplin

Terrigal (A)

Anglesea (A)

Freshwater (Maroon)

150 years Men’s Taplin

Northcliffe (A)

Maroochydore (2)

Noosa Heads (A)

30-34 years Ironwoman

Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe)

Paula Stone (Port Macquarie)

Kim Findlay (North Avoca Beach)

35-39 years Ironwoman

Alison Olander (Noosa Heads)

Emily Chetwin (City Of Perth)

Sharon Kyme (Currumbin Beach)

40-44 years Ironwoman

Anna Ballara (Northcliffe)

Kelli Vandewater (Half Moon Bay)

Jo Kay (Byron Bay)

45-49 years Ironwoman

Mandy Hanmer (Kurrawa)

Lisa McGuigan (Maroubra)

Fiona Rae (Palm Beach - NSW)

50-54 years Ironwoman

Gina Lynch (Noosa Heads)

Dale Mowbray (Swansea Belmont)

Joanne Helson (Shellharbour)

55-59 years Ironwoman

Julie Trembath (Noosa Heads)

Marilyn Clarence (Swansea Belmont)

60-64 years Ironwoman

Ruth Kemp (Tweed Heads / Coolangatta)

110 years Women’s Taplin

Northcliffe (A)

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

North Avoca Beach (A)

130 years Women’s Taplin

Noosa Heads (A)

Byron Bay (A)

Shellharbour (Gold)

150 years Women’s Taplin

Noosa Heads (A)

Mooloolaba (1)

Byron Bay (A)

70+ years Ironperson

Allan Metti (Cronulla)

Neville De Mestre (North Burleigh)

170 years Taplin

Mooloolaba (2)

Trigg Island (A)

Multi-Discipline

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

30-34 years Men’s Board Rescue

Avoca Beach (B)

Jan Juc (Jan Juc A)

Collaroy (A)

35-39 years Men’s Board Rescue

North Bondi (A)

Noosa Heads (A)

Coolangatta (A)

40-44 years Men’s Board Rescue

Currumbin Beach (A)

Maroubra (A)

Maroochydore (1)

45-49 years Men’s Board Rescue

Surfers Paradise (Blue)

Surfers Paradise (Silver)

Freshwater (Maroon)

50-54 years Men’s Board Rescue

Newport (A)

Byron Bay (B)

Southport (Southport)

55-59 years Men’s Board Rescue

Brighton ( A)

North Burleigh (A)

Wanda (A)

60-64 years Men’s Board Rescue

Cottesloe (A)

Fairy Meadow (A)

Thirroul (B)

65-69 years Men’s Board Rescue

Queenscliff (Red)

North Burleigh (A)

Cronulla (A)

30-34 years Women’s Board Rescue

North Burleigh (A)

North Avoca Beach (A)

Port Macquarie (Gold)

35-39 years Women’s Board Rescue

Redhead (A)

Noosa Heads (A)

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

40-44 years Women’s Board Rescue

Byron Bay (A)

Northcliffe (A)

Bondi (A)

45-49 years Women’s Board Rescue

Kurrawa (A)

Manly (Manly White)

Palm Beach (NSW) (Black)

50-54 years Women’s Board Rescue

Noosa Heads (D)

Swansea Belmont (Gold)

Palm Beach (NSW) (Black)

55-59 years Women’s Board Rescue

Noosa Heads (A)

70+ years Board Rescue

DNF

Board Rescue

Surf Boat 120 years Men’s Surf Boat

North Cottesloe (North Cottesloe Wolf Pack)

Bondi (Bondi Suits)

140 years Men’s Surf Boat

Currumbin Beach (Dingoes)

Avalon Beach (Avalon Beach)

North Cronulla (Gold)

160 years Men’s Surf Boat

Austinmer (Blue)

Evans Head / Casino (Kings)

Cudgen Headland (Blue)

140 years Women’s Surf Boat

Evans Head / Casino (Wcs)

Mooloolaba (Wildhogs)

Penguin (Aging Blues)

120 years Women’s Surf Boat

St Kilda (Nannas)

Caves Beach (Caves)

140 years Women’s Surf Boat

Elouera (Wilko)

Anglesea (Angleseaangels)

Austinmer (Blue)

160 years Women’s Surf Boat

Batemans Bay (Waverunners)

Mullaloo (Glamazons)

Avoca Beach (Zuluz)

180 years Surf Boat

Avalon Beach (Avalon Beach)

Woonona (Gypsys)

Killcare (Ramonas)

200 years Surf Boat

Grange (Grange Old Bulls)

South Curl Curl (Old Gold)

Wauchope / Bonny Hills (Little Dicks)

220 years Surf Boat

Mooloolaba (Wombats)

Dixon Park (Dixon Park)

Kirra (Kirra Blue)

240 years Surf Boat

Long Reef (Vets)

South Port (Phantoms)

South Maroubra (Vets)

260 years Surf Boat

Avoca Beach (Tweakers)

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2012 Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

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Second

Third

30-34 years Men’s Single Ski

Trent Robinson (Mooloolaba)

Paul Buttel (Wanda)

Mark Rantall (Warrnambool)

35-39 years Men’s Single Ski

Gordon Jones (Avoca Beach)

Shaun Spencer (North Burleigh)

Julian Norton Smith (North Burleigh)

40-44 years Men’s Single Ski

Marty Kenny (Mooloolaba)

Kirk Jarrott (Maroochydore)

Dean Beament (Trigg Island)

45-49 years Men’s Single Ski

Jeffrey Lemarseny (North Burleigh)

Christopher Maynard (Currumbin Beach)

Anthony Vieceli (Manly)

50-54 years Men’s Single Ski

Errol Von Beinke (Tallebudgera)

Greg Juniper (Tallebudgera)

Robert Dorrough (Surfers Paradise)

55-59 years Men’s Single Ski

Bruce Kolkka (Northcliffe)

Peter Fidler (Noosa Heads)

Stuart Keay (Surfers Paradise)

60-64 years Men’s Single Ski

Fred Middleton (Byron Bay)

Donald Marsh (Carlton Park)

Kevin Gillard (Maroochydore)

65-69 years Men’s Single Ski

Dennis Searle (Redhead)

Phillip Newton (Currumbin Beach)

Col Laing (North Entrance)

110 years Men’s Single Ski Relay

Avoca Beach (A)

North Burleigh (B)

North Burleigh (A)

130 years Men’s Single Ski Relay

Currumbin Beach (A)

Anglesea (A)

Manly (Manly Pink)

150 years Men’s Single Ski Relay

Byron Bay (A)

Surfers Paradise (Gold)

Kurrawa (A)

30-34 years Men’s Double Ski

North Burleigh (A)

Mooloolaba (1)

Wanda (A)

35-39 years Men’s Double Ski

Queenscliff (Red)

North Burleigh (A)

Christies Beach (Red)

40-44 years Men’s Double Ski

Noosa Heads (B)

Northcliffe (A)

Kurrawa (A)

45-49 years Men’s Double Ski

Currumbin Beach (A)

Kurrawa (A)

Maroochydore (2)

30-34 years Women’s Single Ski

Kim Low (Freshwater)

Carla Dreyer (Met Caloundra)

Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe)

35-39 years Women’s Single Ski

Lee Myatt (Port Noarlunga)

Lisa Brown (Redhead)

Alison Olander (Noosa Heads)

40-44 years Women’s Single Ski

Elin Ashfield Hedstrom (Alexandra Headland)

Kerry Armstrong-Smith (Umina)

Kylie Wood (Stockton)

45-49 years Women’s Single Ski

Carolyn Ryan (Trigg Island)

Karen Irwin (Byron Bay)

Maree White (Queenscliff)

50-54 years Women’s Single Ski

Dale Mowbray (Swansea Belmont)

Kim Winter (Forster)

Joanne Tibbits (Mooloolaba)

55-59 years Women’s Single Ski

Julie Trembath (Noosa Heads)

Marilyn Clarence (Swansea Belmont)

60-64 years Women’s Single Ski

Janice Gielis (Cudgen Headland)

Ruth Kemp (Tweed Heads / Coolangatta)

110 years Women’s Single Ski Relay

Northcliffe (A)

Byron Bay (A)

North Avoca Beach (A)

130 years Women’s Single Ski Relay

Noosa Heads (A)

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

Noosa Heads (B)

150 years Women’s Single Ski Relay

Palm Beach (NSW) (Black)

30-34 years Women’s Double Ski Race Noosa Heads (A)

Mooloolaba (2)

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

45+ years Women’s Double Ski

Noosa Heads (B)

Noosa Heads (A)

Swansea Belmont (Gold)

70+ years Single Ski

Paul Kirwan (Newcastle)

Des Parkes (Alexandra Headland)

Neville De Mestre (North Burleigh)

Ski

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

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Second

Third

170+ years Single Ski Relay

Mooloolaba (3)

Mooloolaba (2)

Byron Bay (A)

50-54 years Double Ski

Kurrawa (A)

Tallebudgera (1)

Byron Bay (A)

55-59 years Double Ski

Mooloolaba (1)

Met Caloundra (A)

Caves Beach (Maroon)

60-64 years Double Ski

Cottesloe (A)

Byron Bay (A)

Mooloolaba (1)

65-69 years Double Ski

North Bondi (A)

Maroochydore (1)

Tacking Point (A)

30-34 years Men’s Board Race

Peter Halfweeg (Maroochydore)

Zayne Hamill (Surfers Paradise)

Joe Dougherty (Yamba)

35-39 years Men’s Board Race

Brendan Garreau (Torquay)

Michael Murray (North Burleigh)

Steve Seddon (Half Moon Bay)

40-44 years Men’s Board Race

Paul Lemmon (Terrigal)

Shane Whittaker (North Cronulla) Stephen Hanlon (Sandon Point)

45-49 years Men’s Board Race

Darren Schott (Maroubra)

Tim Hayes (Queenscliff)

Maynard, Christopher (Currumbin Beach)

50-54 years Men’s Board Race

Gavin Hill (Northcliffe)

Geoff Brodin (Byron Bay)

David Orchard (Surfers Paradise)

55-59 years Men’s Board Race

Bruce Kolkka (Northcliffe)

Chris Mcguckin (Avalon Beach)

Clive Sharp (Mooloolaba)

60-64 years Men’s Board Race

Ian Jobson (Maroochydore)

Peter Kirkwood (Maroubra)

Laurence Jennett (Wollongong City)

65-69 years Men’s Board Race

Ross Taylor (Thirroul)

Allan Nicholls (Northcliffe)

Ed Kwanten (Queenscliff)

110 years Men’s Board Relay

Maroochydore (1)

Noosa Heads (D)

Avoca Beach (A)

130 years Men’s Board Relay

Currumbin Beach (A)

Maroochydore (1)

Bronte (B)

150 years Men’s Board Relay

Northcliffe (A)

Maroubra (A)

Byron Bay (A)

30-34 years Women’s Board Race

Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe)

Kim Low (Freshwater)

Dana Richards (Shellharbour)

35-39 years Women’s Board Race

Michelle Kent (Redhead)

Julia Cullity (Anglesea)

Alison Olander (Noosa Heads)

40-44 years Women’s Board Race

Fiona Borg (Maroubra)

Jo Kay (Byron Bay)

Kelli Vandewater (Half Moon Bay)

45-49 years Women’s Board Race

Lisa McGuigan (Maroubra)

Sharon Brierty (Avoca Beach)

Alison Pegg (Noosa Heads)

50-54 years Women’s Board Race

Gina Lynch (Noosa Heads)

Christine Hopton (Avalon Beach)

Wendy Callard (Kurrawa)

55-59 years Women’s Board Race

Marilyn Clarence (Swansea Belmont)

Gay Bradley (Mooloolaba)

Angie McPhee (Dicky Beach)

60-64 years Women’s Board Race

Ruth Kemp (Tweed Heads / Coolangatta)

Wendy Sheehan (Killcare)

Janice Gielis (Cudgen Headland)

110 years Women’s Board Relay

Byron Bay (A)

Northcliffe (A)

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

130 years Women’s Board Relay

Noosa Heads (A)

Shellharbour (Gold)

Mount Martha (Mm)

150 years Women’s Board Relay

Palm Beach (NSW) (Black)

Noosa Heads (A)

Northcliffe (A)

70+ years Board Race

Allan Metti (Cronulla)

William Ryan (Coolangatta)

Neville De Mestre (North Burleigh)

170+ years Board Relay

Coolangatta (A)

Mooloolaba (1)

Thirroul (W)

Ski continued

Board

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2012 Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

30-39 years Men’s Malibu Long Board

Anthony Carroll (Bronte)

Nigel Canterbury (Northcliffe)

Patrick Kelly (Surfers Paradise)

40+ years Men’s Malibu Long Board

Adriaan Van Der Wallen (Avalon Beach)

Grant Marshall (Dee Why)

Grant Salmon (Avalon Beach)

30-39 years Men’s Short Board

Anthony Carroll (Bronte)

Grant Wilkinson (Elouera)

Brendan Garreau (Torquay)

40+ years Men’s Short Board

Grant Marshall (Dee Why)

Adriaan Van Der Wallen (Avalon Beach)

Terry Young (Northcliffe)

30-39 years Women’s Malibu Long Board

Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe)

40+ years Women’s Malibu Long Board

Erica Henderson (Coolum Beach)

30-39 years Women’s Short Board

Tiarne Smith (Northcliffe)

40-49 yrs Short Board Riding

Chris Outteridge (Yamba)

Joanne Marrable (Northcliffe)

Erica Henderson (Coolum Beach)

50+ years Malibu Long Board Riding

Cheyne Horan (Surfers Paradise)

Nick Wood (Avalon Beach)

Ian Clifford (Northcliffe)

50+ years Short Board Riding

Bruce Lee (Rainbow Bay)

Cheyne Horan (Surfers Paradise)

Geoffrey Horner (Dee Why)

30-34 years Men’s Beach Sprint

Aaron Bell (Sorrento - WA)

Ryan Hartshorne (Anglesea)

Todd Edwards (North Cottesloe)

35-39 years Men’s Beach Sprint

Marcus Kain (Killcare)

Joel Maybury (Killcare)

Tim Matchett (Warriewood)

40-44 years Men’s Beach Sprint

Vincent Jason (Alexandra Headland)

Jayson Lincoln (South Maroubra)

Stephen Cook (Newcastle)

45-49 years Men’s Beach Sprint

Michael Gedz (Queenscliff)

John McCarthy (Toowoon Bay)

Brett Reid (The Lakes)

50-54 years Men’s Beach Sprint

Nigel Kassulke (Manly)

Stephen Nelson (Queenscliff)

Brett Budd (Newport)

55-59 years Men’s Beach Sprint

Paul Pattison (Byron Bay)

David Hutchison (Glenelg)

Chris Mccormick (Toowoon Bay)

60-64 years Men’s Beach Sprint

Ted Smithies (Newport)

Robert Wilson (Queenscliff)

Terry Brooker (Pacific Palms)

65-69 years Men’s Beach Sprint

Paul Hammond (Queenscliff)

John McNamee (Clovelly)

Maxwell Murphy (South Maroubra)

140 years Men’s Beach Relay

Anglesea (A)

Alexandra Headland (Gold)

Ocean Beach (A)

170 years Men’s Beach Relay

Killcare (Krocs)

Newport (Gold)

Mount Martha (Mm)

200 years Men’s Beach Relay

Toowoon Bay (Bolts)

Queenscliff (Queenscliffm200)

Glenelg (Glenelg A)

30-34 years Men’s Beach Flags

Todd Edwards (North Cottesloe)

Aaron Bell (Sorrento- WA)

Greg Denehy (Grange)

35-39 years Men’s Beach Flags

Matthew Nelson (Cudgen Headland)

Wade Alcock (Caves Beach)

Adam Ballesty (Warriewood)

40-44 years Men’s Beach Flags

Andrew Fortis (Queenscliff)

Jason Johansson (Queenscliff)

Jayson Lincoln (South Maroubra)

45-49 years Men’s Beach Flags

David Brenen (Grange)

Phil Wyper (Coolangatta)

Colin Tubby (Killcare)

50-54 years Men’s Beach Flags

Paul Brady (Dixon Park)

Phillip Tubby (Killcare)

Steve Kirby (Toowoon Bay)

55-59 years Men’s Beach Flags

Martin Lynch (Newport)

Keith Charles (Wauchope / Bonny Hills)

Jim McCullagh (Woolgoolga)

60-64 years Men’s Beach Flags

Terry Brooker (Pacific Palms)

Robert Wilson (Queenscliff)

Ted Smithies (Newport)

65-69 years Men’s Beach Flags

Maxwell Murphy (South Maroubra)

John McNamee (Clovelly)

Bill Cook (Umina)

Surf Board Riding

Joanne Marrable (Northcliffe)

Beach

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

30-34 years Men’s 2km Beach Run

Sean Keating (Palm Beach - NSW)

Jonathon Price (Burnie)

Sam Astell (Devonport)

35-39 years Men’s 2km Beach Run

Grant Gibbs (Mount Martha)

Tait Brannock (Wanda)

Ben Plunkett (Yamba)

40-44 years Men’s 2km Beach Run

Claude Busse (Manly)

Steven Peatling (Ocean Grove)

Jock Campbell (Wanda)

45-49 years Men’s 2km Beach Run

John Lishman (Cottesloe)

Andrew Walker (City Of Perth)

Rod Morrison (Tallebudgera)

50-54 years Men’s 2km Beach Run

Tim Gates (Palm Beach - NSW)

Steve Bishop (Miami Beach)

Craig Hood (Mount Martha)

55-59 years Men’s 2km Beach Run

Michael Daly (North Burleigh)

Paul Murphy (Alexandra Headland)

William Whalley (Trigg Island)

60-64 years Men’s 1km Beach Run

Jose Desfosses (Scarboro)

Anthony Logue (Tea Gardens / Hawks Nest)

Terry Brooker (Pacific Palms)

65-69 years Men’s 1km Beach Run

Peter Hennessey (Tacking Point)

Richard Daley (Henley)

Ross Taylor (Thirroul)

30-34 years Women’s Beach Sprint

Sally Cumming (Anglesea)

Davina Strauss (Coledale)

Carla Dreyer (Met Caloundra)

35-39 years Women’s Beach Sprint

Catherine Donaldson (Kurrawa)

Michaler Hofer (Killcare)

Kaye Chaffer (Toowoon Bay)

40-44 years Women’s Beach Sprint

Kylie Stewart (Queenscliff)

Karen Burns (Newport)

Annabel Nelson (Queenscliff)

45-49 years Women’s Beach Sprint

Peta Watkins (Sorrento - WA)

Robyn Henderson (Queenscliff)

Joanne Madden (Alexandra Headland)

50-54 years Women’s Beach Sprint

Sukie Southern (Newport)

Debra Braddish (Umina)

Julie Jowett (North Avoca Beach)

55-59 years Women’s Beach Sprint

Angie McPhee (Dicky Beach)

Sue Projeski (Toowoon Bay)

Valoria Crick (Woonona)

60-64 years Women’s Beach Sprint

Kerri Guimelli (Toowoon Bay)

Janice Gielis (Cudgen Headland)

Louise Smallwood (Collaroy)

65-69 years Women’s Beach Sprint

Jan Logue (Tea Gardens / Hawks Nest)

Wendy Coghill (Maroochydore)

140 years Women’s Beach Relay

Queenscliff (Queenscliffw140)

Killcare (Gold)

Anglesea (A)

170 years Women’s Beach Relay

Coogee (Coogee)

Alexandra Headland (Alex Gold)

Newport (Gold)

200 years Women’s Beach Relay

Queenscliff (Queenscliffw200)

Collaroy (A)

Clovelly (Clovellyoldducks)

30-34 years Women’s Beach Flags

Davina Strauss (Coledale)

Tanya Bowden (Bondi)

Cassidy Jackson-Carroll (Rainbow Bay)

35-39 years Women’s Beach Flags

Michaler Hofer (Killcare)

Helena Grono (Kurrawa)

Kaye Chaffer (Toowoon Bay)

40-44 years Women’s Beach Flags

Kylie Stewart (Queenscliff)

Kellie Robinson (Killcare)

Karen Burns (Newport)

45-49 years Women’s Beach Flags

Joanne Madden (Alexandra Headland)

Kaye Norris (Windang)

Robyn Henderson (Queenscliff)

50-54 years Women’s Beach Flags

Bronwyn Kemp (Grange)

Kim Winter (Forster)

Joanne Shanahan (Mount Martha)

55-59 years Women’s Beach Flags

Valoria Crick (Woonona)

Sue Projeski (Toowoon Bay)

Marilyn Clarence (Swansea Belmont)

60-64 years Women’s Beach Flags

Janice Gielis (Cudgen Headland)

Leona Coureas (Mooloolaba)

Kerri Guimelli (Toowoon Bay)

65-69 years Women’s Beach Flags

Jan Logue (Tea Gardens / Hawks Nest)

Wendy Coghill (Maroochydore)

30-34 years Women’s 2km Beach Run

Bernadette Chisolm (Clovelly)

Georgia Davies (Anglesea)

Cassidy Jackson-Carroll (Rainbow Bay)

35-39 years Women’s 2km Beach Run

Lee Myatt (Port Noarlunga)

April Zekulich (Kurrawa)

Melinda Cocksutt (Port Macquarie)

Beach continued

SPORTS RESULTS

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships: Kurrawa & North Kirra Beaches Queensland, 26 March - 1 April 2012 Event

First

Second

Third

40-44 years Women’s 2km Beach Run

Kelli Vandewater (Half Moon Bay)

Charlene Reid (The Lakes)

Linda Walsh (Coogee)

45-49 years Women’s 2km Beach Run

Margaret Pearson (Long Reef)

Jane Cole (Mount Martha)

Joanne Colja (Cudgen Headland)

50-54 years Women’s 2km Beach Run

Gina Lynch (Noosa Heads)

Wendy Callard (Kurrawa)

Kim Winter (Forster)

55-59 years Women’s 2km Beach Run

Marilyn Clarence (Swansea Belmont)

Valoria Crick (Woonona)

Helen Porter (Queenscliff)

60-64 years Women’s 1km Beach Run

Louise Smallwood (Collaroy)

Judy Rowland-Smith (Mooloolaba)

Leona Coureas (Mooloolaba)

65-69 years Women’s 1km Beach Run

Wendy Coghill (Maroochydore)

70+ years Beach Sprint

Glenn Wilson (Mooloolaba)

John Cooper (Queenscliff)

Roy Easton (Copacabana)

230 years Beach Relay

Queenscliff (Queenscliffm230blue)

Mooloolaba (1)

Avoca Beach (A)

70+ years Beach Flags

Roy Easton (Copacabana)

Glenn Wilson (Mooloolaba)

Tony Wetherell (Noosa Heads)

70+ years 1km Beach Run

Roy Easton (Copacabana)

William Ryan (Coolangatta)

Beach continued

Overall Pointscore Northcliffe Kurrawa

116

Handicap Pointscore 324 Noosa Heads 167.5 North Cronulla

Manly

161 Newport

Terrigal

159 Terrigal

Mooloolaba

142 Wanda

North Cronulla

137 Currumbin Beach

Under 15 Pointscore 415 North Cronulla 394 Alexandra Headland 388.5 Currumbin Beach

Under 19 Pointscore 46 Northcliffe 42 Terrigal

52

40 Manly

52

388 Under 17 Pointscore 380 Newport 372.5 Mooloolaba

Noosa Heads 60 North Cronulla

52 38

43 Open Age Pointscore

Maroochydore

136 Manly

371 Noosa Heads

43 Northcliffe

Wanda

130 Maroochydore

366 Cronulla

43 Kurrawa

Noosa Heads

127 Tugun

366 Terrigal

42 Manly

Alexandra Headland

113 North Bondi

362 Wanda

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SPORTS RESULTS (contINUED)

2012 Gatorade Battle of the Paddles: Hamilton Island QLD, June 2012 Category

First

5km Stand-Up Paddle Board Race 5km Stand-Up Paddle Board Race - Overall

Jenny Kalmbach

5km Stand-Up Paddle Board Race - Male Opens

Matt Carater

5km Stand-Up Paddle Board Race - Female Opens

Jenny Kalmbach

5km Stand-Up Paddle Board Race - Male Masters

Mark Kennedy

5km Stand-Up Paddle Board Race - Female Masters

Sue Dorries

25km Ski 17-19 Ocean Ski - Male

Nick Wagner

17-19 Spec Ski - Male

Jett Kenny

30-39 Ocean Ski - Male

Mark Anderson

40-49 Double Ski - Male

Andrew Wheeler & Hayden Folbigg

40-49 Ocean Ski - Male

Dean Gardiner

40-49 Ocean Ski - Female

Elin Ashfield Hedstrom

40-49 Spec Ski - Female

Tracey Apthorpe

50+ Double Ski - Male

Karen & Chris Harmsen

50+ Double Ski - Female

Keiley Hunter & Karen Clark

50+ Ocean Ski - Male

Charlie Wilkie

Open Double Ski - Male

Tom Williams & Bill Burton

Open Ocean Ski - Male

Jeremy Cotter

Open Ocean Ski - Female

Amanda Rankin

Open Spec Ski - Male

Michael Booth

Open Spec Ski - Female

Jordan Mercer

16km Ski 15-16 Spec Ski - Male

Lachlan Lansdown

17-19 Spec Ski - Male

Jett Kenny

17-19 Ocean Ski - Male

Nick Wagner

Open Spec Ski - Female

Jordan Mercer

Open Spec Ski - Male

Michael Booth

Open Ocean Ski - Male

Clint Robinson

30-39 Ocean Ski - Female

Amanda Rankin

30-39 Ocean Ski - Male

Mark Anderson

40-49 Spec Ski - Female

Tracey Apthorpe

40-49 Spec Ski - Male

Peter Dorries

40-49 Ocean Ski - Male

Dean Gardiner

50+ Ocean Ski - Male

Mark Williams

50+ Spec Ski - Female

Sue Dorries

50+ Spec Ski - Male

Charlie Wilkie

16km Board 16km Board - Female

Jordan Mercer

16km Board - Male

Lachlan Lansdown

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Section 06: STATISTICAL SUMMARIES 06


Membership .......................................................... Actions................................................................... Equipment ............................................................. Awards & Qualifications ........................................ Coaching & Officials ............................................... Service Awards ......................................................

120 122 124 126 144 146


MEMBERSHIP

Table 07: SLS Membership NSW Male Active (15-18)

Active (18 or over)

Active Reserve

Cadet (13-15)

Award

General (SA)

Patrolling Lifesavers

Junior Activity (5-13)

Long Service

120

QLD

2,001

VIC

789

SA

WA

TAS

1,078

-

449

2011/12

2010/11

% Change

10

4,406

3,762

17.12%

NT* 79

Female

1,356

564

965

-

462

48

5

3,400

2,999

13.37%

Total

3,357

1,353

2,043

-

911

127

15

7,806

6,761

15.46%

Male

8,635

2,974

1,894

-

1,732

292

62

15,589

14,593

6.83%

Female

3,951

1,323

1,150

-

951

202

46

7,623

7,067

7.87%

Total

12,586

4,297

3,044

-

2,683

494

108

23,212

21,660

7.17%

Male

757

102

102

-

63

11

0

1,035

1,033

0.19%

Female

214

31

22

-

26

5

0

298

289

3.11%

Total

971

133

124

-

89

16

0

1,333

1,322

0.83%

Male

1,664

1,110

794

-

395

62

13

4,038

3,718

8.61%

Female

1,540

1,012

826

-

471

54

12

3,915

3,642

7.50%

Total

3,204

2,122

1,620

-

866

116

25

7,953

7,360

8.06%

Male

278

483

36

-

140

16

3

956

944

1.27%

Female

240

428

34

-

110

11

4

827

789

4.82%

Total

518

911

70

-

250

27

7

1,783

1,733

2.89%

Male

-

-

-

2,598

-

-

-

2,598

2,341

10.98%

Female

-

-

-

2,217

-

-

-

2,217

1,932

14.75%

Total

-

-

-

4,815

-

-

-

4,815

4,273

12.68%

Male

13,335

5,458

3,904

2,598

2,779

460

88

28,622

27,075

5.71%

Female

7,301

3,358

2,997

2,217

2,020

320

67

18,280

17,248

5.98%

Total

20,636

8,816

6,901

4,815

4,799

780

155

46,902

44,323

5.82%

Male

16,612

5,435

4,860

1,495

3,888

460

70

32,820

30,935

6.09%

Female

14,944

4,943

4,834

1,453

3,678

413

72

30,337

29,092

4.28%

Total

31,556

10,378

9,694

2,948

7,566

873

142

63,157

60,027

5.21%

Male

2,938

1,058

122

-

410

4

1

4,533

4,246

6.76%

Female

250

171

22

-

108

0

1

552

471

17.20%

Total

3,188

1,229

144

-

518

4

2

5,085

4,717

7.80%

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MEMBERSHIP (contINUED)

Table 07: SLS Membership NSW Male Associate

General

Honorary

Life Member

Probationary

Past Active

6,322

QLD

VIC

4,380

SA

WA

3,373

-

TAS

1,281

NT*

268

186

2011/12

2010/11

% Change

15,810

16,352

-3.31%

Female

5,124

5,163

3,875

-

1,008

281

198

15,649

15,761

-0.71%

Total

11,446

9,543

7,248

-

2,289

549

384

31,459

32,113

-2.04%

Male

2,495

2

975

-

1,458

29

71

5,030

4,234

18.80%

Female

2,131

0

1,082

-

1,561

19

61

4,854

3,923

23.73%

Total

4,626

2

2,057

-

3,019

48

132

9,884

8,157

21.17%

Male

296

213

20

26

39

0

2

596

597

-0.17%

Female

139

109

16

8

52

0

0

324

337

-3.86%

Total

435

322

36

34

91

0

2

920

934

-1.50%

Male

1,414

833

524

299

228

72

4

3,374

3,180

6.10%

Female

117

81

151

57

43

13

13

475

400

18.75%

Total

1,531

914

675

356

271

85

17

3,849

3,580

7.51%

Male

318

1,185

381

30

186

25

75

2,200

3,097

-28.96%

Female

241

902

423

-

180

35

62

1,843

2,601

-29.14%

Total

559

2,087

804

-

366

60

137

4,013

5,698

-29.57%

Male

76

295

16

-

3

2

0

392

325

20.62%

Female

20

123

15

-

0

1

0

159

146

8.90%

Total

96

418

31

-

3

3

0

551

471

16.99%

Total Male

43,806

18,859

14,175

4,418

10,272

1,320

497

93,347

89,357

4.47%

Total Female

30,267

14,850

13,415

3,735

8,650

1,082

474

72,473

69,449

4.35%

Grand Total

74,073

33,709

27,590

8,153

18,922

2,402

971

165,820

158,806

4.42%

STATISTICAL SUMMARIES

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ACTIONS

Table 08: SLS Actions (Clubs & Support Operations) NSW

QLD

VIC

SA

WA

TAS

NT

2011/12 Total

2010/11 Total

% Change

Rescues - Surf Lifesavers No Gear

1,815

235

177

32

345

13

4

2,621

1,967

33.25%

Tube

1,991

569

150

5

207

4

1

2,927

2,853

2.59%

Board

2,251

440

131

54

198

18

2

3,094

3,080

0.45%

IRB

1,289

432

149

60

773

89

1

2,793

2,447

14.14%

249

46

11

42

267

0

1

616

978

-37.01%

24

5

3

15

0

13

2

62

135

-54.07%

PWC/RWC JRB/ORB/RIB Other

394

67

14

11

10

0

1

497

546

-8.97%

8,013

1,861

635

219

1,800

137

12

12,610

12,042

4.72%

156

-

13

65

45

2

0

281

250

12.40%

Searches

520

112

83

49

28

3

1

796

1,108

-28.16%

Lost Children

804

-

119

52

62

6

5

1,048

1,063

-1.41%

Total Preventative Actions - Surf Lifesavers Evacuation Alarm

Preventions

189,597

51,911

25,722

14,391

14,495

426

199

296,741

244,681

21.28%

Total

191,077

52,023

25,937

14,557

14,630

437

205

298,866

247,102

20.95%

Marine Stings

3,283

2,984

160

215

2,122

18

10

8,792

36,061

-75.62%

Minor Cuts/ Abrasions

2,684

969

597

228

689

72

4

5,243

4,827

8.62%

187

70

52

5

37

6

1

358

338

5.92%

94

149

38

8

49

6

0

344

296

16.22%

105

74

20

7

61

0

0

267

237

12.66%

Emergency Care - Surf Lifesavers

Major Wound Fractures/Dislocations Suspected Spinal Injuries Resuscitation Others Defibrillation Total Sub Total

122

31

8

4

0

8

0

0

51

37

37.84%

1,403

315

208

227

407

23

3

2,586

4,061

-36.32%

0

11

0

-

0

0

0

11

3

266.67%

7,787

4,580

1,079

690

3,373

125

18

17,652

45,860

-61.51%

206,877

58,464

27,651

15,466

19,803

699

235

329,128

305,004

7.91%

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actions (contINUED)

Table 09: SLS Actions (Australian Lifeguard Services) NSW

QLD

VIC

SA

WA

TAS

2011/12 Total

NT

2010/11 Total

% Change

Rescues - Lifeguards No Gear

131

319

18

3

19

0

379

869

753

15.41%

Tube

120

25

107

1

80

0

62

395

392

0.77%

Board

741

277

114

10

73

0

52

1,267

1,067

18.74%

IRB

11

0

47

0

4

0

0

62

78

-20.51%

PWC/RWC

77

31

22

0

14

0

0

144

76

89.47%

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

-100.00%

JRB/ORB/RIB Other Total

63

15

0

2

0

0

1

81

19

326.31%

1,143

667

308

16

190

0

494

2,818

2,394

17.71%

35

73

7

0

1

0

1

117

55

112.73%

Preventative Actions - Lifeguards Evacuation Alarm Searches Lost Children

7

0

0

6

0

0

8

21

34

-38.24%

227

42

26

9

1

0

10

315

90

250.00%

Preventions

210,015

289,785

34,682

4,512

13,334

0

76,931

629,259

486,435

29.36%

Total

210,284

289,900

34,715

4,527

13,336

0

76,950

629,712

486,614

29.41%

Marine Stings

1,919

2,294

0

103

1,876

0

49

6,241

13,359

-53.28%

Minor Cuts/ Abrasions

2,267

3,121

655

189

761

0

2,843

9,836

7,114

38.26%

84

72

60

0

11

0

25

252

206

22.33%

Emergency Care - Lifeguards

Major Wound Fractures/Dislocations

46

63

0

0

21

0

2

132

122

8.20%

Suspected Spinal Injuries

25

16

0

0

15

0

0

56

45

24.44%

Resuscitation

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

7

-85.71%

Defibrillation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

-100.00%

Others

256

421

0

40

82

0

9

808

803

0.62%

4,597

5,987

716

332

2,766

0

2,928

17,326

21,659

-20.01%

Sub Total

216,024

296,554

35,739

4,875

16,292

0

80,372

649,856

510,667

27.26%

Grand Total

422,901

355,018

63,390

20,341

36,095

699

80,607

978,982

815,671

20.02%

Total

STATISTICAL SUMMARIES

123


EQUIPMENT

Table 10: SLS Equipment (Clubs & Support Operations) NSW

QLD

VIC

SA

WA

TAS

NT

2011/12 Total

2010/11 Total

% Change

Surf Life Saving Clubs & Support Operations Groups Administration Equipment

212

3

33

150

77

3

15

493

484

1.86%

Beach Vehicle (ATV)

105

45

51

20

19

8

5

253

256

-1.17%

71

70

9

0

28

19

16

213

240

-11.25%

Club Equipment

400

0

79

86

217

0

6

788

782

0.77%

Competition Equipment

681

0

89

1,335

264

75

90

2,534

2,216

14.35%

Computer and Electrical

279

0

79

120

90

7

61

636

615

3.41%

Defibrillator

290

84

114

60

52

11

4

615

577

6.59%

First Aid Equipment

714

0

94

117

85

19

4

1,033

968

6.71%

IRB

422

232

178

57

73

25

5

992

974

1.85%

IRB Motor

541

285

231

88

83

36

8

1,272

1251

1.68%

2

2

0

0

0

2

0

6

3

100.00%

736

0

339

201

206

35

13

1,530

1,419

7.82%

Buildings and Structures

JRB Manikin ORB Oxygen Resuscitator Patrol Equipment (Misc) Patrol Uniforms

2

1

0

0

6

2

12

9

33.33%

200

178

67

112

26

5

997

946

5.39%

1,437

0

236

374

259

3

5

2,314

2,166

6.83%

70

0

13

187

26

2

22

320

328

-2.44%

Radio

1,115

701

544

246

196

52

27

2,881

3,038

-5.17%

Rescue Board/Boogie Board

1,692

12

532

839

362

39

21

3,497

3,290

6.29%

Rescue Tube

1,848

725

586

309

456

47

11

3,982

3,538

12.55%

RIB

0

2

1

0

0

3

0

6

13

-53.85%

RIB/ORB Outboard Motor

0

4

2

0

0

3

2

11

36

-69.44%

RWC

85

0

13

8

13

2

5

126

125

0.80%

Shark Bag/Major Haemorrhage Kit

33

20

25

0

12

2

1

93

121

-23.14%

Spinal Equipment

375

84

140

175

116

13

4

907

847

7.08%

Suction Equipment (manual)

96

68

80

38

9

13

1

305

223

36.77%

Trailer

427

0

143

142

141

5

11

869

802

8.35%

Vehicle

28

52

10

16

13

0

2

121

113

7.08%

12,069

2,591

3,800

4,635

2,909

456

346

26,806

25,380

5.62%

Sub Total

124

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equipment (contINUED)

Table 11: SLS Equipment (Australian Lifeguard Services) NSW

QLD

VIC

SA

WA

TAS

NT

2011/12 Total

2010/11 Total

% Change

ALS Lifeguards Administration Equipment

5

18

0

0

0

0

10

33

61

-45.90%

11

5

1

0

2

0

1

20

29

-31.03%

0

5

0

0

0

0

3

8

16

-50.00%

146

0

0

0

0

0

0

146

146

0.00%

Competition Equipment

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Computer and Electrical

0

37

0

0

0

0

5

42

84

-50.00%

Beach Vehicle (ATV) Buildings and Structures Club Equipment

Defibrillator

6

42

3

0

7

1

2

61

116

-47.41%

13

52

6

2

7

5

5

90

167

-46.11%

IRB

2

0

4

0

0

1

0

7

12

-41.67%

IRB Motor

3

0

5

0

0

1

0

9

15

-40.00%

JRB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Manikin

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

4

8

-50.00%

First Aid Equipment

ORB Oxygen Resuscitator Patrol Equipment (Misc) Patrol Uniforms

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00%

12

56

4

1

7

4

2

86

160

-46.25%

6

396

0

0

0

0

7

409

812

-49.63%

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

16

32

-50.00%

Radio

43

82

9

6

12

4

8

164

285

-42.46%

Rescue Board/Boogie Board

41

48

3

0

18

12

3

125

209

-40.19%

Rescue Tube

44

82

10

0

22

10

11

179

314

-42.99%

RIB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00%

RIB/ORB Outboard Motor

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00%

RWC

10

15

5

0

2

0

0

32

54

-40.74%

Shark Bag/Major Haemorrhage Kit

0

0

2

0

0

1

0

3

6

-50.00%

Spinal Equipment

6

31

2

0

7

2

4

52

98

-46.94%

Suction Equipment (manual)

0

0

4

0

7

1

0

12

24

-50.00%

Trailer

12

27

7

0

2

0

0

48

84

-42.86%

Vehicle

0

11

1

0

3

0

0

15

30

-50.00%

360

907

66

9

100

42

77

1,561

2,762

-43.48%

12,429

3,498

3,866

4,644

3,009

498

423

28,367

28,142

0.80%

Sub Total Grand Total

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AWARDS & QUALIFICATIONS

Table 12: Awards & Qualifications NSW Member

QLD Comm.

Member

VIC Comm.

Member

SA Comm.

Member

Comm.

SLSA Patrolling Lifesaver Awards Surf Rescue Certificate

1,949

9

1,029

70

846

-

395

3

Surf Survival

1,243

118

-

-

-

-

-

-

Bronze Medallion

3,552

2

1,616

-

1,441

-

404

-

5

-

5

-

6

-

5

-

614

22

315

-

69

-

-

-

Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management Gold Medallion (Advanced Lifesaving)

41

15

5

-

14

-

-

-

7,404

166

2,970

70

2,376

0

804

3

Surf Play One

3,304

-

653

-

183

-

-

-

Surf Play Two

3,318

-

824

-

189

-

-

-

Surf Awareness One

3,965

-

1,233

-

256

-

154

-

Surf Awareness Two

3,309

-

1,272

-

351

-

245

-

Surf Safety One

2,869

-

1,153

-

285

-

238

-

Surf Safety Two

2,481

-

1,072

-

267

-

229

-

Surf Smart One

2,181

-

970

-

215

-

207

-

Surf Smart Two

1,802

-

773

-

236

-

199

-

-

-

196

-

-

-

-

-

Total SLSA Junior Activities Awards

Observers Certificate Age Managers Accreditation

216

-

268

-

59

-

-

-

23,445

0

8,414

0

2,041

0

1,272

0

Basic Resuscitation Certificate

-

51

847

-

-

-

-

-

Anaphylaxis / asthma management (and refresher)

-

1,928

-

60

-

-

-

-

Anaphylaxis (accredited)

-

288

-

-

-

-

-

-

Asthma Management (accredited)

-

288

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total SLSA Emergency Care Awards

Resuscitation Certificate

279

15,444

176

14

-

244

-

Resuscitation (with basic oxygen)

2

-

-

-

-

-

13

-

Advanced Resuscitation Certificate (and refresher)

-

60

42

13

-

-

-

-

1,143

371

965

36

333

-

156

3

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (and refresher) Basic Emergency Care

73

3,984

-

-

10

-

1

-

Basic first aid

-

1,160

-

-

-

-

-

-

Senior First Aid Certificate (PUA)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

392

11,473

953

16

204

1

-

61

75

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

Apply (Senior) First Aid Pain Management Certificate (Methoxyflurane) (and refresher)

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WA Member

TAS Comm.

Member

776

1,124

-

-

819

-

3

-

49

-

NT Comm.

Member

2011-2012 Total Comm.

Member

Comm.

2010-2011 Total

Total

% Change

29

12

47

5,087

1,282

6,369

3,787

68.18%

1

-

6

1,243

125

1,368

1,187

15.25%

147

61

19

82

7,998

145

8,143

8,371

-2.72%

2

-

2

-

28

0

28

0

-

-

-

-

5

1,047

27

1,074

935

14.87%

80

3

-

-

-

-

-

63

15

78

102

-23.53%

1,650

1,124

229

91

33

140

15,466

1,594

17,060

14,382

18.62%

471

-

17

-

11

-

4,639

0

4,639

0

-

732

-

17

-

9

-

5,089

0

5,089

0

-

941

-

49

-

15

-

6,613

0

6,613

6,138

7.74%

934

-

55

-

14

-

6,180

0

6,180

5,724

7.97%

941

-

59

-

12

-

5,557

0

5,557

5,154

7.82%

784

-

49

-

16

-

4,898

0

4,898

4,647

5.40%

792

-

58

-

14

-

4,437

0

4,437

4,262

4.11%

653

-

38

-

14

-

3,715

0

3,715

3,366

10.37%

-

-

-

-

-

-

196

0

196

0

-

64

-

5

-

-

-

612

0

612

0

-

6,312

0

347

0

105

0

41,936

0

41,936

29,291

43.17%

-

-

-

-

-

-

847

51

898

810

10.86%

-

-

-

3

-

-

0

1,991

1,991

1,283

55.18%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

288

288

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

288

288

0

-

13

3,375

-

3

-

17

726

18,839

19,565

18,848

3.80%

-

-

-

1

-

-

15

1

16

13

23.08%

2

2

-

-

-

-

44

75

119

630

-81.11%

159

113

65

2

24

39

2,845

564

3,409

5,060

-32.63%

-

4

-

9

-

-

84

3,997

4,081

4,180

-2.37%

-

2,708

-

10

-

-

0

3,878

3,878

2,048

89.36%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

11

-100.00%

176

3,266

33

264

10

58

1,768

15,139

16,907

14,515

16.48%

49

-

-

-

-

5

124

8

132

103

28.16%

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127


awards & qualifications (contINUED)

Table 12: Awards & Qualifications NSW Member

QLD Comm.

Member

VIC Comm.

Member

SA Comm.

Member

Comm.

SLSA Emergency Care Awards continued Defibrillation Certificate (and refresher)

1

Marine Stinger Management Spinal Management (and refresher) Silver Medallion Advanced Emergency Care Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid

135

92

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

44

-

-

-

-

-

528

154

28

-

131

-

10

-

26

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

19

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,538

35,339

3,147

145

692

1

424

64

IRB Crew Certificate

903

-

497

-

349

-

113

-

Silver Medallion IRB Driver

Total SLSA Powercraft Awards

343

-

111

-

69

-

32

-

JRB Crew Certificate

-

-

16

-

-

-

-

-

JRB Driver Certificate

-

-

12

-

-

-

-

-

JRB Skipper Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

ORB Crew Certificate

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

ORB Specialist Crew Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

ORB Driver Certificate

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

ORB Skipper Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

31

-

-

-

-

-

1,275

-

41

-

159

-

Rescue Water Craft Operator Certificate

29

ATV Operator Certificate

329

30

ATV Operator Induction

63

-

-

-

107

-

-

-

-

-

695

-

-

-

-

-

Tractor Induction Marine Safety Certificate Total

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,674

30

2,642

0

566

0

304

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SLSA Radio Awards Silver Medallion Radio Controller Radio Operator Certificate

628

-

1,219

-

43

-

11

-

Total

628

0

1,219

0

43

0

11

0

Helicopter Crew Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Air Observers Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Helicopter Air Crewperson`s Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Helicopter Specialist Crew Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SLSA Aerial/Helicopter Awards

128

Helicopter Underwater Escape Training

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

Total

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

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WA Member

TAS Comm.

-

Member -

NT Comm.

-

Member -

2011-2012 Total Comm.

Member

-

-

93

Comm.

2010-2011 Total

Total

155

248

628

% Change

-60.51%

-

-

-

-

-

4

44

4

48

33

45.45%

79

-

-

-

10

-

786

154

940

1298

-27.58%

-

-

-

-

-

-

26

0

26

160

-83.75%

-

-

-

-

-

-

19

0

19

0

-

478

9,468

98

292

44

123

7,421

45,144

52,565

49,620

5.93%

159

-

51

-

8

-

2,080

0

2,080

1,888

10.17%

65

-

6

-

-

-

626

0

626

667

-6.15%

-

-

-

-

-

-

16

0

16

14

14.29%

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

0

12

3

300.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

0

7

4

75.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

0

5

7

-28.57%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

60

4

64

130

-50.77%

292

-

-

-

-

-

2,096

30

2,126

1,289

64.93%

-

-

-

-

14

-

184

0

184

954

-80.71%

-

-

-

-

-

-

695

-

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

0

2

2

0

-

516

0

57

0

22

6

5,781

36

5,817

4,957

17.35%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

4

-100.00%

7

-

-

-

-

-

1,908

0

1,908

1,557

22.54%

7

0

0

0

0

0

1,908

0

1,908

1,561

22.23%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

8

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

0

2

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

8

-75.00%

STATISTICAL SUMMARIES

129


awards & qualifications (contINUED)

Table 12: Awards & Qualifications NSW Member

QLD Comm.

Member

VIC Comm.

Member

SA Comm.

Member

Comm.

SLSA Training, Assessment and Facilitation Awards Training Officer Surf Rescue

16

-

4

-

-

-

2

-

6

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

Assessor Surf Rescue

130

Facilitator Surf Rescue Certificate

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer Bronze Medallion

91

-

42

-

25

-

19

-

Assessor Bronze Medallion

30

-

31

-

10

-

1

-

Facilitator Bronze Medallion

6

-

73

-

-

-

-

-

New Award - Facilitator Silver Medallion and Aquatic Rescue

3

-

1

-

2

-

1

-

Training Officer Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer Resuscitation

-

-

18

-

-

-

-

-

Assessor Resuscitation

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

71

-

72

-

4

-

-

-

Assessor Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

47

-

197

-

1

-

-

-

Facilitator Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

1

-

26

-

1

-

7

-

Training Officer First Aid

1

-

23

-

1

-

-

-

Assessor First Aid

-

-

18

-

-

1

-

-

Facilitator Senior First Aid

1

-

11

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer Defibrillation

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Assessor Defibrillation

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Defibrillation

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer Spinal Management

1

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

Assessor Spinal Management

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Spinal Management

8

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

Assessor Silver Medallion Advanced Emergency Care

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Advanced Emergency Care

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer Pain Management

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Assessor Pain Management

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Pain Management

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer Radio

1

-

4

-

1

-

-

-

Assessor Radio

6

-

14

-

-

-

-

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WA Member

TAS Comm.

Member

NT Comm.

Member

2011-2012 Total Comm.

Member

Comm.

2010-2011 Total

Total

% Change

2

-

-

-

-

-

24

0

24

19

26.32%

-

-

-

-

-

-

8

0

8

11

-27.27%

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

0

5

1

400.00%

19

-

-

-

2

3

198

3

201

232

-13.36%

12

-

-

-

-

-

84

0

84

124

-32.26%

-

-

-

-

-

-

79

0

79

2

3850.00%

1

-

-

-

1

-

9

0

9

0

-

-

-

-

-

0.11

1

0

1

1

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

0

7

15

-53.33%

-

-

-

-

-

-

18

0

18

4

350.00%

-

-

-

1

-

-

5

1

6

2

200%

6

1

5

-

1

2

159

3

162

204

-20.59%

1

-

4

-

-

-

250

0

250

126

98.41%

17

-

3

-

-

-

55

0

55

51

7.84%

3

-

-

-

-

2

28

2

30

31

-3.23%

-

-

-

-

1

-

19

1

20

31

-35.48%

13

26

-

-

-

-

25

26

51

26

96.15%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

1

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

1

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

16

-100.00%

4

-

-

-

2

-

10

0

10

12

-16.67%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

13

-100.00%

8

-

-

-

-

-

16

1

17

10

70.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

0.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

4

-100.00%

1

-

-

-

-

1

1

1

2

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

1

-100.00%

9

-

-

-

-

-

11

0

11

8

37.50%

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

0

2

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

0

6

12

-50.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

20

0

20

10

100.00%

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awards & qualifications (contINUED)

Table 12: Awards & Qualifications NSW Member

QLD Comm.

Member

VIC Comm.

Member

SA Comm.

Member

Comm.

SLSA Training, Assessment and Facilitation Awards continued Facilitator Radio

3

-

43

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer Silver Medallion Radio Controller

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Assessor Silver Medallion Radio Controller

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer IRB

36

-

16

-

-

-

4

-

Assessor IRB

8

-

7

-

3

-

-

-

Facilitator IRB

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer JRB

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Assessor JRB

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

Training Officer ORB

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Assessor ORB

2

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer Rescue Water Craft

4

-

9

-

-

-

-

-

Assessor Rescue Water Craft (RWC)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Rescue Water Craft

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Training Officer ATV

19

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

Training Officer Helicopter Crew

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Assessor Helicopter

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Trainer

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Assessor

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitator Cert IV Training and Assessment

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

Course Presenter - 4WD

-

-

27

-

-

-

-

-

Course Presenter - Age Manager

-

-

7

-

-

-

-

-

Course Presenter - Marine Stinger

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

Course Presenter - Tractor Induction

-

-

44

-

-

-

-

-

388

0

702

0

51

2

37

0

Coastal Public Safety Risk Assessment Certificate

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

36,080

35,535

19,096

215

5769

3

2852

67

Total SLSA Risk Assessment Awards

Grand Total SLSA Awards

132

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awards & qualifications (contINUED)

WA Member

TAS Comm.

Member

NT Comm.

Member

2011-2012 Total Comm.

Member

Comm.

2010-2011 Total

Total

% Change

-

-

-

-

-

-

46

0

46

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

0.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

0.00%

6

-

1

-

-

1

63

1

64

66

-3.03%

5

-

1

-

-

-

24

0

24

36

-33.33%

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

0

5

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

0.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

0

2

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

1

2

3

1

200%

-

-

-

-

-

1

3

1

4

2

100%

-

-

-

-

-

1

13

1

14

4

250.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0

1

2

-50.00%

9

-

-

-

-

-

29

0

29

95

-69.47%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

0.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

1

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

4

0

4

6

-33.33%

-

-

-

-

1

-

2

0

2

3

-33.33%

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

0

5

2

150%

-

-

-

-

-

-

27

0

27

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

0

7

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

0

2

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

44

0

44

0

-

117

27

14

1

8

14

1,318

43

1,361

1,216

11.92%

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

0

3

9

-66.67%

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

-

3

-

-

9,080

10,619

745

384

212

283

73,835

46,817

120,652

101,035

19.42%

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awards & qualifications (contINUED)

Table 12: Awards & Qualifications NSW Member

QLD Comm.

Member

VIC Comm.

Member

SA Comm.

Member

Comm.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

3552

2

1616

205

1480

-

396

93

Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Response

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

-

Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAA)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) Total AQF Qualifications

11

11

39

-

-

-

-

-

3,563

13

1,655

205

1,480

6

396

93

Units of Competency - Certificate II in Public Safety Units Communicate in the Workplace

3,552

2

1,616

195

1,434

6

412

93

Participate in an Aquatic Rescue Operation

3,645

2

1,616

-

1,417

-

410

94

Follow Defined Occupational Health and Safety Policies and Procedures

3,552

2

1,616

195

1,426

6

410

93

Provide Emergency Care

2,285

148

1,616

188

1,233

-

243

435

Apply Surf Awareness and Self Rescue Skills

3,649

2

1,616

195

1,421

-

412

102

Work in a Team

3,577

2

1,616

195

1,420

6

410

93

Work Effectively in a Public Safety Organisation

3,646

2

1,616

195

1,418

1

410

93

Operate Communication Systems and Equipment

3,646

2

1,616

195

1,418

-

410

-

Provide basic emergency life support

1,411

9

43

69

321

-

138

358

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

335

0

40

-

44

-

10

1

Units of Competency - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) Units

134

Supervise Response

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Maintain safety at an incident scene

3

-

5

-

4

-

16

-

Manage information

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Liaise with other organisations

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Treat risk at an operational level

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Conduct risk assessment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Administer work group resources

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Conduct briefings/debriefings

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Work autonomously

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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awards & qualifications (contINUED)

WA Member

TAS Comm.

Member

NT Comm.

Member

2011-2012 Total Comm.

Member

Comm.

2010-2011 Total

Total

% Change

836

-

147

-

6

-

8,033

300

8,333

8,830

-5.63%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

6

6

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

27

-100.00%

2

-

-

-

-

-

52

11

63

16

-

838

0

147

0

6

0

8,085

317

8,402

8,875

-5.33%

825

-

147

-

8

-

7,994

296

8,290

8,860

-6.43%

825

-

147

-

8

-

8,068

96

8,164

8,841

-7.66%

825

-

147

-

8

-

7,984

296

8,280

8,855

-6.49%

641

1

12

13

-

-

6,030

785

6,815

9,671

-29.53%

825

-

147

-

8

-

8,078

299

8,377

8,826

-5.09%

825

-

147

-

8

-

8,003

296

8,299

8,856

-6.29%

825

-

147

-

8

-

8,070

291

8,361

8,857

-5.60%

825

-

147

-

8

-

8,070

197

8,267

8,852

-6.61%

201

5847

154

93

8

-

2,276

6,376

8,652

4,574

89.16%

-

-

-

-

-

-

429

1

430

542

-20.66%

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

2

-

2

-

1

-

33

0

33

2

1550%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

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135


awards & qualifications (contINUED)

Table 12: Awards & Qualifications NSW Member

QLD Comm.

Member

VIC Comm.

Member

SA Comm.

Member

Comm.

Units of Competency - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) Units continued Administer Oxygen in an Emergency Situation

139

371

31

12

196

-

23

78

Operate a Semi-Automatic Defibrillator in an Emergency

136

371

30

48

195

-

13

65

Manage Injuries at an Emergency Incident

-

-

-

-

77

-

1

348

Search as a member of an aquatic search team

5

-

5

-

4

-

16

-

328

-

40

-

22

-

10

1

Operate and maintain a personal watercraft for rescue operations

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Operate and maintain a small powercraft and motor for rescue operations

32

-

106

-

36

-

1

-

Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation

5

-

-

-

217

-

51

-

Provide pain management

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury

4

-

-

-

10

-

-

12

Undertake rescue operation in a small powercraft

Units of Competency - Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations (PUA33010) Dispatch resources from within an emergency communications centre

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

-

Operate and control radio networks

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

-

Operate computer aided dispatch systems

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

-

Operate a telephony system

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

-

Process emergency incident calls and enquiries

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

-

Read and interpret maps

-

-

-

-

-

6

-

-

Units of Competency - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management) Coordinate search and rescue operations

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lead, manage and develop teams

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Liase with Media at a local level

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Units of Competency - Cert IV in Training and Assessment Units (TAA40104)

136

Plan and Organise Assessment

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Assess Competence

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Develop Assessment Tools

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

Participate in Assessment Validation

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Foster and Promote an Inclusive Learning Culture

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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awards & qualifications (contINUED)

WA Member

TAS Comm.

Member

NT Comm.

Member

2011-2012 Total Comm.

Member

Comm.

2010-2011 Total

Total

% Change

50

-

-

3

6

-

445

464

909

4,567

-80.10%

48

21

-

16

-

-

422

521

943

4,690

-79.89%

-

11

-

-

-

-

78

359

437

619

-29.40%

2

-

2

-

1

-

35

0

35

2

1650%

-

-

-

-

-

-

400

1

401

473

-15.22%

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

0

2

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

175

0

175

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

273

0

273

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

12

12

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

12

26

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

6

6

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

6

6

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

6

6

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

6

6

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

6

6

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

6

6

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

8

1

9

109

-91.74%

4

-

-

-

-

-

9

0

9

110

-91.82%

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

2

18

-88.89%

4

-

-

-

-

-

6

0

6

103

-94.17%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

15

-100.00%

STATISTICAL SUMMARIES

137


awards & qualifications (contINUED)

Table 12: Awards & Qualifications NSW Member

QLD Comm.

Member

VIC Comm.

Member

SA Comm.

Member

Comm.

Units of Competency - Cert IV in Training and Assessment Units (TAA40104) continued Use Training Packages to Meet Client Need

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Design and Develop Learning Programs

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Plan and Organise Group based Delivery

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitate Individual Learning

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

56

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

Coordinate and Facilitate Distance Based Learning

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ensure a Healthy and Safe learning Environment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Work Effectively in Vocational Education and Training

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitate Group based Learning

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitate Work based Learning

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Participate in a Quality Audit

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Maintain Information Requirements of Training and/or Assessment Organisations

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Address L L and N issues within the Learning and Assessment practice

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Develop Innovative Ideas at Work

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Build Client Relationships

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Develop teams and Individuals

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Analyse and Present Research information

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Promote products and Services

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Contribute to Assessment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Provide Training Through Instruction and Demonstration of Work Skills

Units of Competency - Cert IV in Training and Assessment Units (TAE40110) Assess competence

138

29

11

40

-

-

-

1

1

Contribute to assessment

7

11

26

-

-

-

-

5

Coordinate and facilitate distance based learning

1

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

Design and develop assessment tools

1

-

39

-

-

-

-

-

Design and develop learning programs

11

11

-

-

-

-

-

-

Facilitate elearning

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Maintain training and assessment information

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Make a presentation

3

-

39

-

-

-

-

-

Mentor in the workplace

-

11

-

-

-

-

-

-

Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2011-12


awards & qualifications (contINUED)

WA Member

TAS Comm.

Member

NT Comm.

Member

2011-2012 Total Comm.

Member

Comm.

2010-2011 Total

Total

% Change

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

14

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

14

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

14

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

15

-100.00%

1

-

-

-

-

-

57

6

63

394

-84.01%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

15

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

7

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

9

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

15

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

3

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

17

-100.00%

2

-

-

-

-

-

72

12

84

18

366.67%

1

-

-

-

-

-

34

16

50

12

316.67%

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

0

4

1

300.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

40

0

40

7

471.43%

1

-

-

-

-

-

12

11

23

18

27.78%

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0

1

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

7

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

42

0

42

5

740.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

11

11

10

10.00%

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139


awards & qualifications (contINUED)

Table 12: Awards & Qualifications NSW Member

QLD Comm.

Member

VIC Comm.

Member

SA Comm.

Member

Comm.

Units of Competency - Cert IV in Training and Assessment Units (TAE40110) continued Participate in assessment validation

31

-

39

-

-

-

-

Plan assessment activities and processes

30

11

39

-

-

-

1

Plan, organise and deliver group based learning

11

11

39

-

-

-

-

-

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

11

11

39

-

-

-

-

-

Provide work skill instruction

97

11

77

79

1

2

5

Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

11

11

39

-

-

-

-

-

Ensure a safe workplace (BSBOHS509A)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Foster a positive organisational image (PUACOM005B)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Identify and interpret compliance requirements (BSBCOM501B)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Identify hazards and assess OHSW risks (BSBOHS403B)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Manage hazards in the work environment (BSBOHS505)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Manage risk (BSBRSK501A)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Provide responsible service of alcohol (SITHFAB009A)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Respond to an aquatic emergency using basic water rescue techniques

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Perform basic water rescues (SISAQU202A)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

113

Supervise clients at an aquatic facility or environment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Treat risk at an operational level (PUAEMR006B)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Train small groups (BSZ404A)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

390

11,473

1,233

2,049

227

-

1

355

-

Units of Competency - Others

Units of Competency - Health Training Package Units Apply First Aid (and refresher) Apply basic first aid Apply Advanced First Aid Apply Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

25

-

16

8

-

-

-

13

1,192

371

965

79

380

159

39

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

Manage First Aid in the Workplace Provide First Aid in Remote Situations Perform CPR (and refresher)

-

16

-

-

-

-

-

26

3,839

15,444

513

2,608

2,688

6

821

787

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Follow Procedures for Safe Extrication of Patient in Life Threatening Situation

140

-

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awards & qualifications (contINUED)

WA Member

TAS Comm.

Member

NT Comm.

Member

2011-2012 Total Comm.

Member

Comm.

2010-2011 Total

Total

% Change

2

-

-

-

-

-

72

0

72

18

300.00%

2

-

-

-

-

-

72

11

83

18

361.11%

1

-

-

-

-

-

51

11

62

18

244.44%

1

-

-

-

-

-

51

11

62

18

244.44%

14

-

-

-

-

-

269

17

286

16

1687.50%

1

-

-

-

-

-

51

11

62

18

244.44%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

3

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

3

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

3

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

2

-100.00%

-

-

24

232

-

1

24

233

257

268

-4.10%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

1

-100.00%

-

-

-

8

-

-

0

121

121

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

1

-100.00%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

199

3474

-

634

2

11

2,052

17,996

20,048

19,972

0.38%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

1

-100.00%

-

53

-

-

-

-

41

74

115

10

1050.00%

158

146

-

2

4

-

2,858

637

3,495

5,212

-32.94%

-

54

-

-

-

-

5

54

59

5

1080.00%

-

63

-

-

-

-

0

105

105

71

47.89%

847

9,487

174

500

8

32

8,890

28,864

37,754

31,985

18.04%

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

STATISTICAL SUMMARIES

141


awards & qualifications (contINUED)

Table 12: Awards & Qualifications NSW Member

QLD Comm.

Member

VIC Comm.

Member

SA Comm.

Member

Comm.

Units of Competency - Certificate II in Process Plant Operations (PMA20108) Units Undertake helicopter safety and escape

-

-

-

121

-

-

-

-

35,715

28,316

16,374

6,352

15,687

62

4,381

3,230

Occupational First Aid

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

VHF Marine Licence

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total Units of Competency Other Awards

1

-

Firearms Licence

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Play by the rules

6

-

2

-

3

-

1

-

4WD Induction

-

-

168

-

-

-

-

-

Low Voltage Rescue (and update)

-

-

1

602

-

-

-

-

TAF Induction

-

-

69

-

-

-

-

-

Branch Athlete of the Year

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Drive vehicles under operational conditions

1

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

Emergency Management Arrangements

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Safer Surf Clubs

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Work in an emergency operations centre

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

Child care essentials

-

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

Remote area first aid

-

16

-

-

-

-

-

-

14

52

240

602

3

0

1

0

36,080

35,535

19,096

215

5,769

3

2,852

67

Total Other Awards Grand Total of all Awards & Qualifications Total SLSA Awards Total AQF Qualifications Total Units of Competency Total Other Awards Grand Totals

142

3,563

13

1,655

205

1,408

6

396

93

35,715

28,316

16,374

6,352

15,687

62

4,381

3,230

14

52

240

603

3

0

1

0

75,372

63,916

37,365

7,375

22,867

71

7,630

3,390

Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2011-12


awards & qualifications (contINUED)

WA Member

TAS Comm.

Member

NT Comm.

Member

2011-2012 Total Comm.

Member

Comm.

2010-2011 Total

Total

% Change

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

121

121

151

-19.87%

7,961

19,157

1,397

1,501

86

44

81,601

58,662

140,263

145,850

-3.83%

-

53

-

-

-

-

1

53

54

0

-

2

-

-

-

-

1

3

1

4

0

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

0

1

1

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

12

0

12

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

168

0

168

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

602

603

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

69

0

69

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0

1

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

14

15

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0

1

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0

1

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

2

4

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

20

20

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

16

16

0

-

2

53

0

1

0

1

260

709

969

0

-

9,080

10,619

745

384

212

283

73,835

46,817

120,652

101,035

19.42%

838

0

147

0

6

0

8,085

317

8,402

8,875

-5.33%

7,961

19,157

1,397

1,501

86

44

81,601

58,662

140,263

145,850

-3.83%

2

53

0

1

0

1

260

709

969

0

-

17,881

29,829

2,289

1,886

304

328

163,781

106,505

270,286

255,760

5.68%

STATISTICAL SUMMARIES

143


coaching & officials

Table 13: Coaching & Officials NSW

QLD

VIC

SA

WA

TAS

2011/12 Total

NT

2010/11 Total

% Change

Coaching Accreditations Issued 46

35

12

-

14

-

8

115

-

-

Surf Coach Level 1

Junior Coach

119

157

27

14

13

10

1

341

351

-2.85%

Surf Coach Level 2

10

16

2

-

3

-

-

31

54

-42.59%

Surf Coach Level 3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

4

-

175

208

41

14

30

10

9

487

409

-

Total Officials Accreditations Issued Junior Official

144

24

-

-

-

-

-

-

24

-

-

Surf Official Level 1

216

162

28

58

37

8

5

514

447

14.99%

Surf Official Level 2

25

30

5

-

1

-

-

61

43

-

Surf Official Level 3

-

-

0

-

-

-

-

1

0

-

Total

265

193

33

58

38

8

5

600

490

22.45%

Grand Total

440

401

74

72

68

18

14

1,087

899

20.91%

Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2011-12


COACHING & OFFICIALS (contINUED)

Table 13: Coaching & Officials NSW

QLD

VIC

SA

WA

TAS

2011/12 Total

NT

2010/11 Total

% Change

Total Accredited Coaches Junior Coach Surf Coach Level 1

46

35

12

-

14

-

8

115

-

-

1,051

642

203

180

208

89

22

2,395

2,427

-1.32%

Surf Coach Level 2

90

78

23

16

25

8

1

241

233

3.43%

Surf Coach Level 3

16

14

3

1

5

0

0

39

41

-4.88%

1,203

769

241

197

252

97

31

2,790

2,701

3.30%

Total Total Accredited Officials

24

-

-

-

-

-

-

24

-

-

Surf Official Level 1

Junior Official

1,381

788

177

260

215

37

43

2,901

2,651

9.43%

Surf Official Level 2

196

128

38

46

36

10

4

458

415

10.36%

Surf Official Level 3

40

25

9

12

6

3

-

95

95

0.00%

Total

1,641

941

224

318

257

50

47

3,478

3,161

10.03%

Grand Total

2,844

1,710

465

515

509

147

78

6,268

5,862

6.93%

STATISTICAL SUMMARIES

145


service awards

Table 14: Service Awards NSW

QLD

VIC

SA

WA

TAS

2011/12 Total

2010/11 Total

-

1

0

-

NT

% Change

Training, Assessment and Facilitation Awards National Medal

1

-

-

-

-

-

Patrol Service Awards 5 Year National Patrol Service Award

63

25

62

60

-

-

-

210

126

66.67%

10 Year National Patrol Service Award

82

28

16

60

5

-

4

195

116

68.10%

15 Year National Patrol Service Award

31

9

14

21

-

-

-

75

47

59.57%

20 Year National Patrol Service Award

10

4

2

5

-

-

-

21

16

31.25%

25 Year National Patrol Service Award

3

1

3

3

-

-

-

10

6

66.67%

30 Year National Patrol Service Award

6

1

30

1

-

-

-

38

2

1800.00%

35 Year National Patrol Service Award

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

2

5

-60.00%

40 Year National Patrol Service Award

2

-

1

-

-

-

-

3

4

-25.00%

45 Year National Patrol Service Award

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

0

-

50 Year National Patrol Service Award

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

0.00%

204

68

129

150

5

0

4

560

245

128.57%

Total Long Service Awards (Membership) 25 Year Long Service Award

52

8

7

25

17

-

-

109

82

32.93%

30 Year Long Service Award

40

19

-

25

13

-

-

97

37

162.16%

40 Year Long Service Award

39

3

-

16

9

-

-

67

17

294.12%

50 Year Long Service Award

71

4

10

7

11

-

-

103

17

505.88%

60 Year Long Service Award

24

2

3

-

1

-

-

30

17

76.47%

70 Year Long Service Award

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

7

0.00%

75 Year Long Service Award

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

2

0.00%

80 Year Long Service Award

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

-

235

36

20

73

51

0

0

415

179

-

Total Officiating Service Awards 10 Year Officiating Service Certificate

6

6

-

-

-

-

-

12

0

-

15 Year Officiating Service Certificate

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

5

40.00%

20 Year Officiating Service Certificate

4

1

-

-

-

-

-

5

3

66.67%

25 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

3

1

-

-

-

-

4

0

-

30 Year Officiating Service Certificate

4

-

1

-

-

-

-

5

1

400.00%

35 Year Officiating Service Certificate

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0

-

40 Year Officiating Service Certificate

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

0.00%

50 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

8

-100.00%

23

10

2

0

0

0

0

35

18

-

Total

146

Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2011-12


service awards (contINUED)

Table 14: Service Awards NSW

QLD

VIC

SA

WA

TAS

NT

2011/12 Total

2010/11 Total

% Change

Coaching Service Awards 5 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

5

5

0.00%

10 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

2

1

100.00%

15 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

4

-100.00%

20 Year Coaching Service Certificate

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0

-

25 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

1

-100.00%

40 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

-

50 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

-

Total

1

7

0

0

0

0

0

8

11

-

4

4

3

-

-

-

-

11

0

-

Assessing Service Awards 5 Year Assessing Service Certificate 10 Year Assessing Service Certificate

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

4

10

-60.00%

15 Year Assessing Service Certificate

2

1

-

-

-

-

-

3

4

-25.00%

20 Year Assessing Service Certificate

2

-

1

-

-

-

-

3

2

50.00%

25 Year Assessing Service Certificate

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

3

-66.67%

30 Year Assessing Service Certificate

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

2

0.00%

35 Year Assessing Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

1

-100.00%

40 Year Assessing Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

-

50 Year Assessing Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

-

13

7

4

0

0

0

0

26

22

4.50%

476

128

155

223

56

0

4

1,042

475

119.37%

Total Grand Total

STATISTICAL SUMMARIES

147


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SLS ENTITIES/GROUPS

National 12 national, State and Territory Centres, SLSA subsidiaries, Foundation

98 support operations groups

310 clubs

63 Australian Lifeguard Service operations

17 branches

500 SLS entities/groups

New South Wales - 129 Clubs, 11 Branches, 41 Support Operations Groups, 20 Australian Lifeguards Services Clubs 129

Cronulla SLSC

Newcastle SLSC

Sussex Inlet SLSC

Austinmer SLSC

Crowdy Head SLSC

Newport SLSC

Swansea Belmont SLSC

Avalon Beach SLSC

Cudgen Headland SLSC

Nobbys SLSC

Tacking Point SLSC

Avoca Beach SLSC

Dee Why SLSC

North Avoca SLSC

Tamarama SLSC

Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore SLSC

Dixon Park SLSC

North Bondi SLSC

Taree - Old Bar SLSC

Elouera SLSC

North Cronulla SLSC

Tathra SLSC

Batemans Bay SLSC

Era SLSC

North Curl Curl SLSC

Tea Gardens - Hawks Nest SLSC

Bellambi SLSC

Evans Head-Casino SLSC

North Entrance SLSC

Terrigal SLSC

Bellinger Valley - North Beach SLSC Fairy Meadow SLSC

North Narrabeen SLSC

The Entrance SLSC

Bermagui SLSC

Fingal Beach SLSC

North Palm Beach SLSC

The Lakes SLSC

Bilgola Beach SLSC

Fingal Rovers SLSC

North Steyne SLSC

Thirroul SLSC

Birubi Point SLSC

Forster SLSC

North Wollongong SLSC

Toowoon Bay SLSC

Blackhead SLSC

Freshwater SLSC

Nowra Culburra SLSC

Towradgi SLSC

Bondi SBLSC

Garie SLSC

Ocean Beach SLSC

Umina SLSC

Bronte SLSC

Gerringong SLSC

Pacific Palms SLSC

Urunga SLSC

Broulee Surfers SLSC

Hat Head SLSC

Palm Beach SLSC

Wamberal SLSC

Brunswick SLSC

Helensburgh Stanwell Park SLSC

Pambula SLSC

Wanda SLSC

Bulli SLSC

Kempsey - Crescent Head SLSC

Port Kembla SLSC

Warilla - Barrack Point SLSC

Bungan Beach SLSC

Kiama SLSC

Port Macquarie SLSC

Warriewood SLSC

Burning Palms SLSC

Kiama Downs SLSC

Queenscliff SLSC

Wauchope - Bonny Hills SLSC

Byron Bay SLSC

Killcare SLSC

Red Rock-Corindi SLSC

Whale Beach SLSC

Cabarita Beach SLSC

Lennox Head - Alstonville SLSC

Redhead SLSC

Windang SLSC

Camden Haven SLSC

Long Reef SLSC

Salt SLSC

Wollongong City SLSC

Cape Hawke SLSC

Macksville - Scotts Head SLSC

Sandon Point SLSC

Woolgoolga SLSC

Catherine Hill Bay SLSC

MacMasters SLSC

Sawtell SLSC

Woonona SLSC

Caves Beach SLSC

Manly LSC

Scarborough - Wombarra SLSC

Yamba SLSC

Clovelly SLSC

Maroubra SLSC

Shellharbour SLSC

Branches 11

Coalcliff SLSC

Merewether SLSC

Shelly Beach SLSC

Central Coast Branch

Coffs Harbour SLSC

Minnie Water - Wooli SLSC

Shoalhaven Heads SLSC

Far North Coast Branch

Coledale SLSC

Mollymook SLSC

Soldiers Beach SLSC

Far South Coast Branch

Collaroy SLSC

Mona Vale SLSC

South Curl Curl SLSC

Hunter Branch

Coogee SLSC

Moruya SLSC

South Maroubra SLSC

Illawarra Branch

Cooks Hill SLSC

Nambucca Heads SLSC

South Narrabeen SLSC

Lower North Coast Branch

Copacabana SLSC

Narooma SLSC

South West Rocks SLSC

Mid North Coast Branch

Corrimal SLSC

Narrabeen SLSC

Stockton SLSC

North Coast Branch

SLS ENTITIES/GROUPS

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SLS ENTITIES/GROUPS (contINUED)

New South Wales continued - 129 Clubs, 11 Branches, 41 Support Operations Groups, 20 Australian Lifeguards Services South Coast Branch (NSW)

Illawarra Branch RWC Team

Sydney Branch

Kiama Jet Rescue Boat Service

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Support Operations 41

Lower North Coast Branch Duty Officers

Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue Central Coast Branch - Duty Officers

Southern Region SLSA Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service HRS

Lifeguard Services 20 Ballina Shire Council Bega Valley Shire Council Bellingen Shire Council

Lower North Coast RWC

Surf Life Saving NSW State Duty Officers Surf Life Saving NSW Support Operations

Cape Byron Trust

Central Coast Branch - RWC Group

Mid North Coast Branch - Duty Officers

Central Coast Branch - Surfcom

Mid North Coast Branch - RWC

Eurobodalla Shire Council

Cronulla Life Saver Rescue Service

North Coast Branch RWC

Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre

Far North Coast Branch - Duty Officers

North Coast Branch - Duty Officers

Sydney Branch - Duty Officers

Greater Taree City Council

North Coast Branch - Support Operations

Sydney Branch - Night Operations

Kempsey Shire Council

Sydney Branch - RWC service

Magenta Lifeguard Service

Sydney Branch - Surfcom

Munmorah State Conservation Area

Far North Coast Branch - RWC Far North Coast Branch - Surfcom Far South Coast Branch - Duty Officers

Northern Region SLSA Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service HRS

Far South Coast Branch - RWC

Randwick Offshore Rescue Service

Hunter - Support Operations Newcastle

South Coast Branch - Duty Officers

Hunter - Support Operations Port Stephens

South Coast Branch - RWC

Hunter Branch Duty Officers

Surf Life Saving NSW Hunter Region HRS

Illawarra Branch Duty Officers

South Coast Branch - SurfCom

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch - CISM TIPS

Byron Shire Council Clarence Valley Council Great Lakes Council

Nambucca Shire Council

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch - Duty Officers

Pittwater Council

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch - RWC Service

Richmond Valley Council

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch - Surfcom

Salt Lifeguard Service

Port Stephens Council Royal National Park Sydney Shoalhaven City Council Tweed Shire Council

Queensland - 59 Clubs, 6 Branches, 11 Support Operations Groups, 15 Australian Lifeguard Services

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Clubs 59

Currumbin SLSC

Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC

Port Douglas SLSC

Agnes Water SLSC

Dicky Beach SLSC

Miami Beach SLSC

Rainbow Bay SLSC

Alexandra Headland SLSC

Eimeo SLSC

Mission Beach SLSC

Rainbow Beach SLSC

Arcadian SLSC

Elliott Heads SLSC

Mooloolaba SLSC

Redcliffe Peninsula SLSC

Ayr SLSC

Ellis Beach SLSC

Moore Park SLSC

Sarina SLSC

Bilinga SLSC

Emu Park SLSC

Mudjimba SLSC

Southport SLSC

Bowen SLSC

Etty Bay SLSC

Nobbys Beach SLSC

Sunshine Beach SLSC

Bribie Island SLSC

Forrest Beach SLSC

Noosa Heads SLSC

Surfers Paradise SLSC

Broadbeach SLSC

Hervey Bay SLSC

North Burleigh SLSC

Tallebudgera SLSC

Bundaberg SLSC

Kawana Waters SLSC

North Kirra SLSC

Tannum Sands SLSC

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

Kirra SLSC

Northcliffe SLSC

Tugun SLSC

Kurrawa SLSC

Pacific SLSC

Tweed Heads Coolangatta SLSC

Cairns SLSC

Mackay SLSC

Palm Beach SLSC

Yeppoon SLSC

Coochiemudlo Island SLSC

Marcoola SLSC

Peregian Beach SLSC

Branches 6

Coolangatta SLSC

Maroochydore SLSC

Picnic Bay SLSC

North Barrier Branch

Coolum Beach SLSC

Mermaid Beach SLSC

Point Lookout SLSC

North Queensland Branch

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Queensland continued - 59 Clubs, 6 Branches, 11 Support Operations Groups, 15 Australian Lifeguard Services Point Danger Branch

Gold Coast Surfcom

Lifeguard Services 15

Mackay Regional Council

South Coast Branch

Bundaberg Regional Council

Morton Bay Regional Council

Sunshine Coast Branch

Sunshine Coast Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service

Burdekin Shire Council

Redland City Council

Wide Bay Capricorn Branch

Sunshine Coast Duty Officers

Cairns Regional Council

Rockhampton Regional Council

Support Operations 11

Sunshine Coast JRB Service

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Southbank Corporation

Gold Coast Duty Officers

Sunshine Coast Surfcom

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Townsville City Council

Gold Coast Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service

SLSQ RWC - Gold Coast

Gladstone Regional Council

Whitsunday Regional Council

SLSQ RWC - Sunshine Coast

Gympie Regional Council

Gold Coast JRB Service

Townsville Offshore Rescue Boat

Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Victoria - 57 Clubs, 19 Support Operations Groups, 13 Australian Lifeguard Services Clubs 57

Jan Juc SLSC

Sorrento SLSC

Marine Rescue - Waratah

Altona LSC

Kennett River SLSC

South Melbourne LSC

Marine Rescue - Mallacoota

Anglesea SLSC

Lakes Entrance SLSC

St Kilda LSC

Marine Rescue - Ocean Grove

Apollo Bay SLSC

Lorne SLSC

Torquay SLSC

Newhaven RWC Service

Aspendale LSC

LSV Comms

Venus Bay SLSC

Seaspray RWC Service

Bancoora SLSC

Mallacoota SLSC

Waratah Beach SLSC

Barwon Heads Thirteenth Beach SLSC

Mentone LSC

Warrnambool SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Heli - Melbourne

Mildura LSC

Williamstown LSC

Beaumaris LSC

Mordialloc LSC

Wonthaggi LSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Heli - Geelong

Black Rock LSC

Mornington LSC

Woodside Beach SLSC

Lifeguard Services 13

Bonbeach LSC

Mt Martha LSC

Woolamai Beach SLSC

Bass Coast Shire Council

Brighton LSC

Ocean Grove SLSC

Wye River SLSC

Borough of Queenscliffe

Cape Paterson SLSC

Point Leo SLSC

Support Operations 19

City of Greater Geelong

Carrum SLSC

Point Lonsdale SLSC

Marine Rescue - Portland

City of Warrnambool

Chelsea Longbeach SLSC

Port Campbell SLSC

Marine Rescue - Port Fairy

Colac Otway Shire Council

Dromana Bay LSC

Port Fairy SLSC

Marine Rescue - Port Campbell

East Gippsland Shire Council

Edithvale LSC

Port Melbourne LSC

Bellarine RWC Service

Glenelg Shire Council

Elwood LSC

Portland SLSC

Marine Rescue - Port Melbourne

Fairhaven SLSC

Portsea SLSC

Marine Rescue - Mornington

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Frankston LSC

Rosebud McCrae LSC

Mt Martha RWC Service

Moyne Shire Council

Gunnamatta SLSC

Sandridge LSC

Marine Rescue - Sorrento

Parks Victoria

Half Moon Bay SLSC

Sandringham LSC

Marine Rescue - Hastings

South Gippsland Shire Council

Hampton LSC

Seaford LSC

Marine Rescue - Newhaven

Surf Coast Shire Council

Inverloch SLSC

Seaspray SLSC

Marine Rescue - Woodside

Wellington Shire Council

SLS ENTITIES/GROUPS

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SLS ENTITIES/GROUPS (contINUED)

Tasmania - 14 Clubs, 8 Support Operations Groups, 1 Australian Lifeguard Service Clubs 14

Devonport SLSC

Ulverstone SLSC

Surf Life Saving Tas RWC Service

Bicheno SLSC

Kingston Beach SLSC

Support Operations 8

Surf Life Saving Tas Sea Rescue

Boat Harbour SLSC

Launceston LSC

Dodges Ferry Sea Rescue

Bridport SLSC

Penguin SLSC

Freycinet Volunteer Marine Rescue

Ulverstone Volunteer Marine Rescue

Burnie SLSC

Port Sorell SLSC

St Helens Marine Rescue

Lifeguard Services 1

Carlton Park SLSC

Scamander SLSC

Tamar Sea Rescue

Clarence City Council Tas

Clifton Beach SLSC

Somerset SLSC

Surf Life Saving Tas JRB Service

South Australia - 18 Clubs, 5 Support Operations Groups, 1 Australian Lifeguard Service Clubs 18

Henley SLSC

Semaphore SLSC

SLSSA JRB Service

Aldinga Bay SLSC

Moana SLSC

Somerton SLSC

Brighton SLSC

Normanville SLSC

South Port SLSC

SLSSA Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service

Chiton Rocks SLSC

North Haven SLSC

West Beach SLSC

SLSSA RWC Service

Christies Beach SLSC

Port Elliot SLSC

Whyalla SLSC

SLSSA State Duty Officers

Glenelg SLSC

Port Noarlunga SLSC

Support Operations 5

Lifeguard Services 1

Grange SLSC

Seacliff SLSC

Goolwa Surf Life Saving Service

Holdfast Bay City

Western Australia - 29 Clubs, 13 Support Operations Groups, 11 Australian Lifeguard Services Clubs 29

Mandurah SLSC

Albany SLSC

Margaret River SLSC

Binningup SLSC

Mullaloo SLSC

Broome SLSC

North Cottesloe SLSC

Busselton SLSC

Port Bouvard SLSC

Champion Bay SLSC

Quinns Mindarie SLSC

City of Bunbury SLSC

Scarboro SLSC

City of Perth SLSC

Secret Harbour SLSC

Coogee Beach SLSC

Smiths Beach SLSC

Cottesloe SLSC

Sorrento SLSC

Dalyellup Beach SLSC

Swanbourne Nedlands SLSC

Denmark SLSC Dongara-Denison SLSC

Bunbury Support Operations Group WA

WA Support Operations Event Safety

Denmark Support Operations Group WA

Yallingup Support Operations Group WA

Esperance Support Operations Group WA

Lifeguard Services 11

Geraldton Support Operations Group WA

City of Geraldton

Margaret River Support Operations Group WA

City of Rockingham Rottnest Island Authority

Trigg Island SLSC

Metro Support Operations Group WA

Yanchep SLSC

Peel Support Operations Group WA

Shire of Denmark Lifeguard Service

Esperance-Goldfields SLSC

Support Operations 13

Floreat SLSC

Albany Support Operations Group WA

SLSWA Emergency Response Beacon Response

Shire of Augusta Margaret River Lifeguard Service

SLSWA Rescue Helicopter Service

Town of Cambridge

SLSWA Surfcom

Town of Cottesloe

Fremantle SLSC Geraldton SLSC

City of Albany City of Joondalup City of Wanneroo Shire of Busselton

Northern Territory - 4 Clubs, 1 Support Operations Group, 2 Australian Lifeguard Services Clubs 4

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Darwin SLSC

Mindil Beach SLSC

Gove Peninsula SLSC

Walngawu Djakamirri SLSC

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Support Operations 1

Lifeguard Services 2

Westpac ORB Rescue

Darwin City Council Darwin Waterfront Corporation


GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Surf Life Saving General surf lifesaver – Typically a volunteer at a beach or another aquatic environment whose role is to rescue people in danger of drowning or prevent them getting into that situation. surf lifesaving – Referring to the activity of saving lives – ‘lifesaving’ should always be one word when used in the verb form. ‘Life’ and ‘saving’ should be two separate words when referring to a club, organisation, event or registered business name (eg: Surf Life Saving Australia, Australian Surf Life Saving Championships). Surf Life Saving – Refers to the organisation, including: SLSA, state centres, branches, support services and clubs. Always in capital letters. Surf Life Saving Club – Usually abbreviated to SLSC. surf life saving clubs – Collective term for all, or a group of Surf Life Saving affiliated clubs.

Lifesaving blackspot – An area with a high concentration of coastal/ocean incidents and/or a higher probability/risk of drownings. coastal death – A fatality arising from various circumstances occurring (e.g. heart attack, suicide, boat collision) where the location of the death is coastal. coastal drowning death – Where the location of the drowning is on the coast, in the ocean up to 2NM off-shore or inland up to 5 times the width of the inlet/river. drowning – The process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid. drowning death – A fatality arising from respiratory impairment as a result of submersion/immersion in liquid. first aid – Immediate or emergency assistance given on the spot to people suffering from illness or injury. lifeguard – Typically a paid employee at a beach or another aquatic environment whose role is to rescue people in danger of drowning or prevent them from drowning. lifesaving service – A service which exists to provide aquatic safety services to the public. patrolled location – A location supervised constantly or periodically by a lifesaving service. preventative action – Where intervention by a lifesaving resource averts a person/s from a life threatening or potentially life threatening situation. rescue – Where intervention by a lifesaving resource removes a person/s from a life threatening or potentially life threatening situation. resuscitation – Preservation or restoration of life by establishing and maintaining a person’s airway, breathing and circulation. rip current – A narrow seaward flowing current of water moving through a surf zone (Short, 2002). rock fishing death – A fatality arising from various circumstances occurring (e.g. wave motion, loss of footing) where the victim was participating in fishing activities on a rocky coast immediately prior to or during the incident.

service gap – An area identified as having an inadequate level of resources to meet public safety demands. support operations – Rapid response rescue units, surfcoms, duty officers, helicopters etc. surfcom – SLS radio communications centre which assists in managing the communications of lifesaving operations and data collection. total service plan – An assessment of current and future lifesaving resources, national blackspots, hotspots and trends.

Common Acronyms ACNC – Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission ACPSG – SLSA Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines AEMI – Australian Emergency Management Institute AEMVF – Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum ALA – Australian Lifesaving Academy ALS – Australian Lifeguard Service ARC – Australian Resuscitation Council ASC – Australian Sports Commission AWSC – Australian Water Safety Council, also Australian Water Safety Conference AWSS – Australian Water Safety Strategy CPR – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation DOHA – Department of Health and Ageing DEEWR – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations DRALGAS – Department of Regional Australian, Local Government and Sport DSEWPC – Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities DIAC – Department of Immigration and Citizenship DSC – Development Standing Committee EMA – Emergency Management Australia EMG – Executive Management Group FACC – SLSA Finance and Audit Committee HRS – Helicopter Rescue Service ILS – International Life Saving Federation IRB – Inflatable Rescue Boat JRB – Jet Rescue Boat KNG – Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series LSC – Lifesaving Standing Committee NHP – National High Performance NTID – National Talent Identification Scheme ORB – Offshore Rescue Boat PM&C – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet RIB – Rigid Inflatable Boat RTO – Registered Training Organisation RWC – Rescue Water Craft, sometimes called a Personal Water Craft SLS – Surf Life Saving SLSA – Surf Life Saving Australia SLSF – Surf Life Saving Foundation SSC – Sports Standing Committee

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VALE MATTHEW BARCLAY

(1 OCTOBER 1997 - 28 MARCH 2012) Matty was a quiet, unassuming young champion in the making, who set high standards for himself and worked hard to achieve them. He was never big headed. Success and failure in Surf Life Saving competition drove him on to greater efforts because Surf Life Saving was Matty’s passion‌. Matty is a beautiful boy who will forever be in our hearts. A loving son, brother, grandson, great-grandson and friend to all, his loss is keenly felt throughout the surf lifesaving community and beyond. Ralph Devlin - Life Member, Maroochydore SLSC, President, Surf Life Saving Queensland

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