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INTRODUCTION

G OV E R N A N C E & OV E R S I G H T

AWA R D S & HONOURS

SLS ENTITIES

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S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

FINANCIAL REPORT

S TAT I S T I C A L SUMMARIES

G LO S S A RY OF TERMS


INTRODUCTION S E C T I O N 01


PRESIDENT & CEO’S REPORT INTRODUCTION

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he 2014/15 Annual Report is a snapshot of the incredible contribution Surf Life Saving Australia makes to Australian society. A reflection on our achievements should instil immense pride in all associated with Australia’s peak coastal water safety body. Our mission is to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities. In 2014/15: • Our frontline surf lifesavers, lifeguards and support operations groups performed 12,690 rescues, 42,424 first aid treatments and 1,255,090 preventative actions. • We increased total membership numbers by 0.6per cent to a total of 169,633. • Our patrolling members completed a total of 1.3 million volunteer hours on patrol. Those numbers reinforce SLSA’s commitment to safety. The safety of the community. The safety of our members. It remains our number one priority in all that we do. A key initiative was a commitment by the SLSA Board to proceed with the development of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use in surf sports. SLSA has worked with industry experts to develop a fit-for-purpose buoyancy vest that meets surf specific specifications. It is a significant development in safety for our members. These will become mandatory in October 2016. It followed the introduction of mandatory use of helmets in surf boat training and competition. Clubs across Australia have benefited from the allocation of Federal Government grants under the $8 million Beach Safety Equipment Fund, which will be distributed to clubs over the next five years. This money has and will continue to help clubs keep our beaches safe with the best equipment available. The Federal Government continues to support Surf Life Saving and it

OUR FRONTLINE SURF LIFESAVERS, LIFEGUARDS AND SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS PERFORMED 12,690 RESCUES, 42,424 FIRST AID TREATMENTS AND 1,255,090 PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS. received quarterly updates through the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving initiative, co-chaired by Sarah Henderson MP and Matt Thistlethwaite MP. A highlight was the landing of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter on the lawn of Parliament House in Canberra in December 2014. Guests throughout the year included the National Rescue of the Month winners, recognising national

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excellence in lifesaving and rescues. The former Prime Minister of Australia The Hon Tony Abbott MP launched the National Coastal Safety Report at Queenscliff SLSC, NSW in December 2014. The report identified a reduction in the number of coastal drownings in Australia. The Governor of NSW, His Excellency the Hon. David Hurley officially launched the SLSA publication Those Who Served: Surf Lifesavers At War in Sydney in June 2015. It featured a history of Surf Life Saving members who have served in the Australian military since 1899. The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships celebrated its 100th anniversary of the first ever staging of The

Aussies in April, 2015. North Kirra SLSC and Tugun SLSC hosted the event which featured some historic moments from some of the most decorated athletes in our proud sporting history. For the first time, The Aussies was launched with a two-day youth championships featuring only competitors aged 15 and under. More than 6,000 members and 400 volunteers, officials and SLSA staff helped stage one of the most memorable Australian Championships ever seen. The year ended with the arrival of a new Chief Executive for SLSA, with Melissa King replacing Greg Nance who has retired. Melissa steps up from her role as the

General Manager of Communications and Business Development (CBD). She is the first ever female CEO of the peak body. The CBD team, in conjunction with the SLS Foundation embarked on the first of a five-year National Fundraising and Awareness campaign in December 2014. In year one, it was shown that ‘Be A Life Saver’ had raised public awareness of Surf Life Saving as a community cause in need of public support. We encourage the community, our members, partners and ambassadors to support our efforts to raise $1 million by 2020 to keep our beaches and community safe. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the following directors; Andrew McGuiness and Mark Irwin who have retired from the SLSA Board and thank them for their positive contribution to SLSA. We also welcome new board members Bridget Riggs, NT and Craig Smith-Gander, WA. We also thank all of the members of the SLSA Board and subsidiaries for their positive commitment and contribution and high levels of performance. The strength of SLSA is due to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers who are supported by our directors, staff, officers and committees as well as our states, branches and clubs. Thank you to our members for their ongoing support of our vision–zero preventable deaths in Australian waters and our mission to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.

KEY DATES 2014 18–20 Jul

National Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships (Kingscliff, NSW)

8–10 Aug

National Pool Rescue Championships (Sydney Olympic Park, NSW)

28 Aug

Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving Quarterly Update (Parliament House, Canberra, ACT)

6–7 Sept

Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Trials (Salt Beach, QLD)

24 Oct

SLSF AGM

24 Oct

SLSA AGM

25 Oct

National Awards of Excellence (Sydney, NSW)

1-2 Nov

Coolangatta Gold 2014 (Coolangatta Beach, QLD)

18-Nov

WHO Global Report on Drowning Report Launched

4-Dec

Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving Quarterly Update (Parliament House, Canberra, ACT)

13-Dec

Beach Safety Equipment Fund launch

14-Dec

2014 National Coastal Safety Report launched by former Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Tony Abbott MP

28-Dec

Launch of the Be A Life Saver fundraising and awareness campaign

2015 23 Jan

Interstate Surf Life Saving Championships (Newport Beach, NSW)

2–8 Feb

National Leadership College (Sydney, NSW)

5 Feb

Tsunami the Ultimate Guide launched by the Minister for Justice

6–8 Feb

Trans-Tasman Test Match for Surf Boats (Stockton, NSW)

12 Feb

Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving re-launch (Parliament House, Canberra, ACT)

11–19 April

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (North Kirra Beach, QLD)

16 Apr

Annual Life Members Dinner

18 Jun

Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving Quarterly Update (Parliament House, Canberra, ACT)

11–14 Jun

Clash of the Paddles (Hamilton Island, QLD)

Graham Ford President SLSA

Greg Nance Chief Executive Officer

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WHO WE ARE INTRODUCTION

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urf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority. With 169,633 members and 313 affiliated Surf Life Saving Clubs, Surf Life Saving Australia represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in the world. In 2014/15, Surf Life Saving active members were involved in over 12,690 rescues, 42,424 emergency care treatments and 1,255,090 preventative actions. Each year our volunteers deliver more than 1.3 million voluntary patrol hours. Since Surf Life Saving (SLS) was established in 1907, over 630,000 lives have been saved. SLS is a unique not-for-profit community cause that exists through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorship and government grants.

W H Y W E E X I S T– O U R M I S S I O N Surf Life Saving exists to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities. Australia has over 11,500 beaches dispersed along 36,000 km of coastline. Australian beaches receive an estimated 100 million visitations annually. Despite significant advancements in technology, techniques and knowledge, people still drown on the coast in unacceptable numbers. Surf Life Saving exists to save lives, and we are committed to reducing the coastal drowning rate by 50 per cent by 2020.

W H AT W E D O The Surf Life Saving movement creates a safe environment on and off Australian beaches through a range of support operations. These operations include: • 24/7 emergency response groups • rescue helicopter service • jet rescue boats • offshore rescue boats • rescue water craft

CO M M U N I T Y

• surveillance systems • radio control and coordination centres • volunteer lifesaving services. Surf Life Saving Australia, through the state and territory centres, operates the Australian Lifeguard Service, the country’s largest lifeguard service, providing cost recovery lifesaving services to local government and other coastal land managers.

O U R S T R AT E G I E S SLSA has developed a strategic plan that will guide the Surf Life Saving movement through to the year 2020. The focus of our 2020 Strategic Management Plan is to further build the capacity and capability of the movement to achieve our vision of zero preventable deaths in Australian waters. These are the four pillars of strategic intent we pursue to achieve our vision: 1. Extend lifesaving coverage to meet community needs. 2. Develop our people. 3. Ensure a relevant and growing movement. 4. Engage the community to participate and donate.

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O U R S TA K E H O LD E R S Our principal stakeholders are those who use and enjoy the Australian coastline and those who are directly or indirectly impacted by our actions.

I N T ER N A L • Staff • State and territory centres: state and territory centres are represented by our members on the SLSA Board. SLSA has regular contact with our owners through board meetings and other forums

CO R P O R AT E • Corporate Partners: the majority of our programs are funded by a number of corporate partners. We also actively seek new partners to ensure the longterm sustainability of the movement. SLSA encourages all Australian corporates to include Surf Life Saving in their workplace giving program

G OV ER N M EN T • Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving (Federal): SLSA invites members

to participate in quarterly updates outlining Surf Life Saving’s key issues and activities • Australian Government departments and agencies: SLSA relies on support from the following Australian Government departments and agencies for a number of our programs: • Australian Sports Commission • Department of Health • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade • Department of the Environment • Other levels of government: Surf Life Saving state centres have direct relationships with state governments, while our clubs liaise with their relevant local government. For particular activities, namely national sporting events, SLSA will form a relationship with state and local government • Parliamentarians: in order to strengthen the reputation of the organisation, we engage in proactive advocacy with elected members of parliament, particularly those representing coastal seats

• SLS members: SLSA has a duty of care to protect its members as they carry out their duties on and off the beach • Potential members: the organisation depends on new recruits to maintain and increase lifesaving services • Beach-going community: SLSA communicates with the community via a variety of different programs and channels, including public advertising and awareness campaigns and the distribution of educational resources • Donors: SLSA communicates with its donors, the Guardians of the Surf, regularly through The Surf Life Saving Foundation

FUNDING As a community cause, SLSA relies on the Australian Government, corporate partners and donors to fund the majority of its activities. One-third of the parent entities’ funding comes from the Federal Government. The remaining two-thirds is secured via national corporate partners, licensing and fees for competitions. The Surf Life Saving Foundation actively conducts fundraising around Australia on behalf of SLS and its state centres while Surf Life Saving clubs also conduct their own fundraising activities. To support their lifesaving activities the state centres (which report separately) are engaged in commercial activities such as education,

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training and the provision of contract lifeguard services to local government and other land managers.

S TAT U TO RY O B LI G AT I O N S A N D OV E R S I G H T 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 operates under the charitable fundraising legislation in each of the states and territories it is registered.

ABOUT THIS REPORT This is the Annual Report of SLSA Ltd. The Surf Life Saving movement is made up of over 500 separate legal 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 76–89, are not consolidated here. However, the activities and achievements of all Australia’s surf lifesavers are consolidated and reported.

N OT I C E O F A N N UA L G E N E R A L MEETING Notice is given of the Annual General Meeting of SLSA Ltd. The meeting will be held on Friday 23 October, 2015 at SLSA’s Office, Bondi Icebergs. All SLSA members are welcome to attend.


HIGHLIGHTS

S L S 2 0 2 0 S T R AT E G I C P L A N

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

12,690

VISION Zero preventable deaths in Australian waters.

MISSION

FIRST AID TREATMENTS

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

SURF LIFE SAVING STRATEGIC PLAN

1,255,090

GOALS

PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS

VOLUNTEER HOURS ON PATROL

1. EXTEND LIFESAVING COVERAGE TO MATCH COMMUNIT Y NEEDS

2. DEVELOP OUR PEOPLE

3. ENSURE A RELEVANT & GROWING MOVEMENT

4. ENGAGE THE COMMUNIT Y TO PARTICIPATE & DONATE

2.1 Provide and promote the opportunities and pathways in SLS to motivate our members. 2.2 Provide ongoing leadership opportunities to our people 2.3 Provide efficient, relevant and flexible learning opportunities. 2.4 Develop our participation initiatives including surf sports. 2.5 Provide opportunities for our members to participate in activities including through ILS.

3.1 Protect, manage and promote the SLS brand to drive internal and external support. 3.2 Utilise evidence-based research to inform development and implementation of safe practices. 3.3 Develop effective strategic, operational alignment across all levels. 3.4 Ensure sound environment practices at all levels. 3.5 Implement efficiencies across the movement. 3.6 Understand community expectations of involvement via engagement.

4.1 Promote and celebrate SLS positive contribution to Australian society. 4.2 Promote SLS as an organisation in need. 4.3 Provide opportunities and encourage community, corporate partners and stakeholders to actively participate in SLS. 4.4 Grow revenue from corporate partners and government sectors. 4.5 Proactively and transparently communicate how all funds raised are used.

• L earning opportunities equip our people with the skill set to support the achievement of our vision. • SLS has a participation pathway that generates sustained membership levels to support community outcomes. • Boards / senior management at the national, state, branch and club levels are representative of the movement and community makeup.

• S LS IP protected through application of existing IP legislation for unauthorised use. • Liquidity ratio remains positive. • SLS States sign and participate in memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing fundraising parameters. • SLS strategic plans are aligned at national, state and club level. • National and state risk and compliance registers are current and reported. • Safety of our people remains first and foremost.

• Non-government revenue increases annually -- National community fund raising campaign secures $1 million/annum by 2020 -- Annual increase in nongovernment revenue of up to 5 per cent per year -- SLS donors increase by 3 per cent annually • SLSA reports on distribution of funds transparently across the movement annually through owned and earnt channels. • Brand awareness and economic impact increases annually.

STRATEGIES

63,055

MEMBERS 7,476

SUCCESS FACTORS

1,035

MEDALLIONS

MISSIONS

15,000

OVER 1,200 HOURS OF FLYING

1,217,180

PAGE VIEWS ON BEACHSAFE SITE

1.1 Optimise our resources to always be ‘rescue ready’. 1.2 Apply evidence-based research to determine community water safety requirement. 1.3 Enhance and integrate coastal risk management systems. 1.4 Promote SLSA as the peak coastal safety body. 1.5 Incorporate SLS services into the local, state and national emergency management systems. 1.6 Support ILS development activities, particularly through the Asia-Pacific region.

DURING FINALS DAY AT THE AUSSIES

AUSSIES COMPETITORS

• No drowning deaths between the flags. • Community needs quantified through Total Service Plan (TSP). • Coastal drowning in Australia reduced by 50 per cent by 2020. • Service delivery measured with delivery reflecting need. • All state entities are included in state / territory emergency management systems.

$21.3 MILLION POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO SLS ENTITIES

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SCORECARD INTRODUCTION

1. EXTEND LIFESAVING COVERAGE TO MATCH COMMUNITY NEEDS

1. EXTEND LIFESAVING COVERAGE TO MATCH COMMUNITY NEEDS 2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2014/2015

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2015/2016

2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

1.1 Optimise our resources to always be rescue ready.

• A helicopter working group established to consider opportunities in relation to Southern Region Helicopter Rescue Service and assist Northern Region Helicopter Rescue Service and cease Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operations. • Extended national partnership with Telstra to improve our operational communication and information management systems and enhance emergency response. • Implemented the first year of the Beach Safety Equipment Fund providing over $1 million for clubs to purchase vital lifesaving equipment. • Provided Black Spot Drowning Reduction Program funding for crucial drowning prevention initiatives targeting high-risk locations and population groups across Australia. • Distributed the BRP Grant providing over $300,000 worth of powercraft to services across Australia. • Reviewed the SLSA Compliance and Accreditation Program for Lifesaving Equipment.

• Finalise recommendations in relation to transfer of Southern to SLSNSW. • Undertake a consultative strategic planning process into the future of lifesaving operations beyond 2020. • Deliver a five year master plan for the organisations operational information and communications requirements. • Successfully implement national grant and funding programs. • Successfully reform the SLSA Compliance and Accreditation Program for Lifesaving Equipment including transition to independent assessors.

1.4 Promote SLSA as the • Contributed to the delivery of the Australian Water peak coastal safety body. Safety Summit. • Delivered the 2014 National Coastal Safety Report. • Progressed the Rocky Coasts Research Project with the universities of Melbourne and Wollongong.

1.2 Apply evidence-based research to determine community water safety requirement.

• SLSA implemented a revised Total Service Plan framework to assist in the management, analysis, reporting and communication of the communities, coastal safety requirement against defined objectives. • Conducted the National Coastal Safety Survey to understand the behaviours and attitudes of Australias coastal users.

• Deliver National Coastal Safety Reports focused on the top four priority issues identified by the Total Service Plan. • Conduct behavioural insights research into high-risk population groups to inform development of drowning prevention initiatives.

1.3 Enhance and integrate coastal risk management systems.

• Delivered final report for the SLSA PPE project into surf sports activities. • Researched and developed specifications for new low buoyancy lifejackets featured in the revised Australian Standards. • Conducted an independent review of safety policies implemented over the past two years with Monash University.

• Implement the recommendations of the SLSA PPE project report into surf sports. • Investigate and deliver a report into the potential requirements and use of PPE across Lifesaving Operations and Junior Development Activities.

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WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2014/2015

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2015/2016 • Contribute to the delivery of the 2015–20 Australian Water Safety Strategy. • Deliver the 2015 National Coastal Safety Report.

1.5 Incorporate SLS services into the local, state and national emergency management systems.

• Represented the movement in Australian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) forums and on federal government emergency management committees.

• To deliver and promote reliable and trusted response by SLS services to emergencies. • To improve processes and ensure SLSA are representing the views of our member states in order to act as one SLS body in the sector. • Confirm our position as the peak water safety organisation in this country by showing our capabilities, experience and expertise and thereby increasing awareness of public safety messaging.

1.6 Support ILS development activities, particularly through the Asia-Pacific region.

• SLSA maintained a strong presence on the ILS Board of Directors as well as the various ILS Commissions. • Worked collaboratively with ILS members to implement the recommendations of the WHO Global Burden of Drowning Report. • Reviewed SLSA’s International Development Program objectives, processes and responsibilities.

• Work with RLSSA to develop opportunities to enhance lifesaving within the AsiaPacific region.

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SCORECARD INTRODUCTION

2. DEVELOP OUR PEOPLE

3. ENSURE A RELEVANT AND GROWING MOVEMENT

2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2014/2015

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2015/2016

2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2014/2015

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2015/2016

2.1 Provide and promote the opportunities and pathways in SLS to motivate our members.

• Completed the research study with UTS Attributing the social contribution of Surf Life Saving Australia: valuing the social capital of an iconic institution. • Delivered the SLSA National Awards of Excellence on Saturday 25 October, 2014 in Sydney. • Launched the history book: Those Who Served: Lifesavers at War.

• To better understand why members join, stay and leave the organisation. • Focus on youth engagement and related programs to retain youth members in SLS. • Implement and enhance a relevant SLS reward and recognition framework. • Develop an online, interactive pathways framework for participation.

3.1 Protect, manage and promote the SLS brand to drive internal and external support.

• Developed the SLS Intellectual Property policy protecting our IP through the management of breaches, requests and contract requirements. • Developed brand guidelines for Coolangatta Gold. • Conducted research to gauge SLSAs brand health and responded with appropriate key messages for public fundraising awareness campaign.

2.2 Provide ongoing leadership opportunities to our people.

• Delivered a successful National Leadership College in February 2015. • Launched SLSA Leadership Alumni in April 2015. • Led the Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum (AEMVF) Leadership Development Plan project. • Implemented SLSA staff management and leadership program.

• Undertake a review of national leadership programs to ensure the SLS movement has long term leadership capability that can deliver the organisation’s vision and mission.

2.3 Provide efficient, relevant and flexible learning opportunities.

• Produced 8th Edition Powercraft Training Manual and associated resources. • Developed an education strategy and framework. • Investigated alternative eLearning options. • Conducted skills maintenance review.

• Review resources as scheduled. • Adopt a national education strategy and framework 2015–20. • Evaluate skills maintenance review implementations.

• Deliver marketing, communications and corporate partnership support to promote full range of opportunities to members. • Ensure the Surf Life Saving brand remains protected and valued by developing SLS sponsorship policy and monitoring SLS IP policy for national events versus retail specific opportunities. • Develop the SLS brand to reinforce the SLS mission statement and position the movement as a relevant and accessible organisation for all stakeholders (general public, government, corporate donor, members and media). • Undertake brand research post fundraising campaign to gauge brand health and recognition as a community organisation in need. • To provide a consistent brand value proposition across all SLSA digital platforms.

2.4 Develop our participation initiatives including surf sports.

• Delivered a successful new Interstate Championships format which introduced live streaming of the event through sls.com.au and delivered close, exciting racing in an intense atmosphere. • Delivered the first Aussies Ocean Swim which provided an event within the Aussies program catering for public participation. • Successfully executed marketing campaigns and event activations for Coolangatta Gold 2014 and The Aussies 2015. • Secured Coates Hire and Pages as event supporters for The Aussies 2015.

• Undertake a national review of sport and recreation in surf life saving to identify opportunities to modernise the sport offering relative to consumer demand. • To contemporise and enhance the SLSA marketing and communications strategies for SLSA national sporting events. • Explore opportunities to secure new sponsors and partners for key flagship sporting events.

3.2 Utilise evidence-based research to inform development and implementation of safe practices.

• Delivered final report for the SLSA PPE project into surf sports activities. • Researched and developed specifications for new low-buoyancy lifejackets featured in the revised Australian Standards. • Conducted an independent review of safety policies implemented over the past two years with Monash University.

• Implement the recommendations of the SLSA PPE project report into surf sports. • Investigate and deliver a report into the potential requirements and use of PPE across lifesaving operations and junior development activities. • Deliver safety announcement communications strategy and SLSA Annual Report and SLSF Annual Review to be distributed.

3.3 Develop effective strategic, operational alignment across all levels.

• Developed a centralised management system for all policies. • IT review completed and recommendations developed.

• Australian Life Saving Team and Australian Youth Life Saving Team represented at the World Life Saving Championships.

• Rescue 16 campaign preparations implemented including competing at International Surf Rescue Challenge, the Orange Cup and the German Cup.

• Review identified policies. • Develop and implement agreed protocols, hierarchy and communications plans for SLSA to engage with members. • Be an effective national movement through collaboration with states/foundation on key communications and business development activities. • Investigate a digital content strategy for SLSA. • IT review implementation endorsed and progressed.

2.5 Provide opportunities for our members to participate in activities including through ILS.

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SCORECARD INTRODUCTION

3. ENSURE A RELEVANT AND GROWING MOVEMENT

4. ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE AND DONATE

2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2014/2015

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2015/2016

2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2014/2015

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2015/2016

3.4 Ensure sound environment practices at all levels.

• Adapt between the flags—enhancing the capacity of SLSA to cope with climate change and to leverage adoption within local communities. Final report published on National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility website in October 2014.

• Liaise with Government to ensure SLS services are appropriately prepared and supported to comply with incoming Clear Air Regulations.

4.2 Promote SLS as an organisation in need.

3.5 Implement efficiencies across the movement.

• Developed and implemented a National Fundraising Cooperative MOU between SLSA and state entities. • SLSA group compliance framework and registers have been finalised and updated monthly.

• Ensure SLSF is resourced to deliver growth year on year for SLS.

• Successfully executed year one of Be A Life Saver national fundraising awareness campaign. • Website redevelopment underway, due for completion before December 2015. • Communications and PR plan developed and executed for year one of Be A Life Saver campaign, receiving significant traction across national media. • Conducted market research to identify community perceptions of SLS funding needs. • Implemented supporter acquisition programs in philanthropic and commercial giving areas.

3.6 Understand community expectations of involvement via engagement.

• SLSA annual benchmarking research including the development key brand metrics that can be used as brand health indicators to measure and track ongoing performance of the SLS brand. • Be A Life Saver campaign quantitative research.

• 2016 SLSA benchmarking research and Brand engagement undertaken. • Be A Life Saver campaign quantitative research, monitoring brand health, positioning and campaign messaging.

• Be a Life Saver Campaign. Implement year two of five, increasing CSA media support and value by 10 per cent. • Continue to secure annual support from corporate partners to aid and generate donations to Be a Lifesaver campaign through campaign amplifications and donation of channels. • Website refresh implemented by December 2015. • Implement a digital test strategy focused on recruiting new supporters. • Implement specific lottery acquisition test strategy targeting state of Victoria. • Review content and functionality of the SLSF website.

4.3 Provide opportunities and encourage community, corporate partners and stakeholders to actively participate in SLS.

• The Aussies Ocean Swim launched as a way to engage a broader audience beyond SLS members at The Aussies 2015. • Significant PR campaigns and strategies built and executed around Coolangatta Gold 2014, The Aussies 2015, Awards of Excellence 2014, Be A Life Saver campaign. • Greater prominence in mainstream media channels. • Higher rate of internally generated content. • Significant growth in followers across all social media channels. • Enhancement of The Aussies 2015 newspaper generating positive feedback. • Engagement with all state communications representatives to ensure consistency and onmessage approach to content and response delivery. • Increased creation and publication of content across SLSA website and social media to raise profile of organisation and its members. • Implementation of weekly content around Be A Life Saver campaign to reinforce SLS identity as a community cause in need of donations. • Development and implementation of public awareness campaign around PPE. • Successful execution of the retail merchandising program behind The Aussies 2015.

• Increase the engagement of the community with SLS key messages/stories, e.g. swim between the flags, become a member, donate now. • Identify and secure corporate/community/ donor support of events. • Create fundraising, community and membership opportunities to engage all Australians. For example, promoting and encouraging participation in fundraising appeals and activities, The Aussies 2016 Ocean Swim, movie nights, family fun days. • Increase engagement across communication channels e.g. increased click throughs or social media engagement, increased participation at events.

4. ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE AND DONATE 2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2014/2015

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2015/2016

4.1 Promote and celebrate SLS positive contribution to Australian society.

• Initiated a partnership with Australian Childhood Foundation to support an organisation-wide audit of child safe practices. • Conducted supporter acquisition programs for both philanthropic and commercial programs resulting in approximately 530,000 public touch points per month; each providing verbal or written information regarding SLS community services and/or achievements. • Communicated regularly with approximately 60,000 monthly supporters highlighting the positive contribution of SLS. • Communicated with over 200 grant makers (government and trusts/foundations) educating them on the positive contribution SLS makes to the community.

• Complete Child Safe Organisation audit, update SLS Member Protection Policy and make recommendations on reforms to enhance our duty of care to children and young people. • Continue public contact and communication through philanthropic, commercial and grant programs, highlighting key achievements. • Implement a digital test strategy as an extension of public engagement programs. • Use existing and new technology to communicate key messages and investigate best practice across multiple channels, which includes refreshing the website.

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SNAPSHOT

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

4. ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE AND DONATE 2020 STRATEGIC INTENT 4.4 Grow revenue from corporate partners and government sectors.

4.5 Proactively and transparently communicate how all funds raised are used.

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2014/2015

SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA LTD 2

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2015/2016

• Established the Commercial Working Group (CWG) with representatives from each state, for the purpose of identifying and growing new partnership opportunities. • Ongoing delivery of Corporate Partner Strategy. • Successful implementation of the quarterly Parliamentary Friends activities, maintaining engagement with federal government and building bipartisan support for the SLS movement. • Launch of National Coastal Safety Report by former Prime Minister in December 2014 with strong media attendance and reporting across all mediums. • Continued to deliver grant-seeking education and training programs to SLS entities through the Grant Seeking Unit (GSU). • 2014/2015 revenue generated through the GSU was over $1.4 million (3 per cent above budget).

• Increase corporate partner revenue through existing and new business opportunities, utilising the CWG forum for optimisation of these commercial opportunities. • Continue the yearly National Coastal Safety report. • Maintain National Rescue of the Month Award as part of our Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving initiative. • Exploit the new licensing opportunities identified in tourist, member and public segments by securing incremental retail distribution, signing new licensees in new categories such as apparel and developing credible and effective online retail solutions.

• SLSA Annual Report made available to key stakeholders via USB. • Delivered key messages on The Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF) distribution of funds through the SLSA Annual Report, the SLSF Annual Review and the SLSF website.

• SLSA Annual Report and SLSF Annual Review to be distributed. • Develop key messaging for the 2015/2016 financial year.

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15 CHANGE %1

Revenue—sponsorships & grants ($,000)

19,794

19,536

19,395

20,422

5.30%

Revenue—total consolidated entity ($,000)

36,459

37,340

69,599

72,050

3.52%

Expenditure—total consolidated entity

35,899

37,023

68,364

70,365

2.92%

FTE employees—parent entity (i.e SLSA)

47.6

40.3

41

41.3

0.73%

93,377

93,249

94,039

94,019

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SURF LIFE SAVING IN AUSTRALIA MEMBERSHIP Number of male members Number of female members

72,473

73,674

74,581

75,613

1.38%

Total membership

165,850

166,923

168,622

169,633

0.60%

310

311

311

313

0.64%

Rescues performed by surf lifesavers + SLS support operations

12,610

8,048

8,572

9,647

12.54%

Rescues performed by ALS lifeguards

2,818

3,485

3,139

3,043

-3.06%

First aid administered by surf lifesavers + SLS support operations

17,652

34,097

13,947

19,826

42.15%

Number of Surf Life Saving clubs LIFESAVING

First aid administered by ALS lifeguards

17,326

30,548

17,946

22,598

25.92%

Preventative actions undertaken by surf lifesavers + SLS support operations

298,866

284,013

321,838

346,119

0.33%

Preventative actions undertaken by ALS lifeguards

629,712

621,561

694,199

908,971

30.94%

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

8,333

7,404

8,082

7,476

-7.50%

Percentage of junior members receiving SLSA awards

66%

71%

77%

72%

-6.49%

6,525

6,518

5,080

6,168

21.42%

502

529

609

585

-3.94%

Number of accredited officials

3,478

3,761

2,911

3,474

19.34%

Number of accredited coaches

2,790

2,817

2,810

2,104

-25.12%

48,500

50,705

55,634

53,086

-4.58%

EDUCATION

SPORT Number of competitors at The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Number of competitors at Coolangatta Gold

COMMUNIT Y Number of Guardians of the Surf (Donors) Index 1 Indicates the percentage change from 2013/14 to 2014/15 2 Consolidated entity includes helicopter rescue service 3 Refers to services provided by SLS managed Australian Lifeguard Services

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S L S A O P E R AT I O N S SECTION 02


C A PAC IT Y & C A PA B I LIT Y S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

OV E RV I E W:

COA S TA L S A FE T Y WO R K PL A N

The Capacity and Capability (CC) portfolio is responsible for coastal risk and safety, lifesaving operations, research, education and development and surf sports. The deliverables of Capacity and Capability include the: • development of best practice policies to save lives • improvement of drowning prevention initiatives and lifesaving operations • management of member development programs • development of consistent and relevant educational resources/practices • enhancement of participation • development of athletes, coaches and officials through national sport operations, events and community resources.

The Australian Government, Department of Health has continued to back the SLSA coastal safety work plan. This enables SLSA to work with the state centres to deliver high-priority projects to support the SLSA vision. It also empowers SLSA to collaborate with the drowning prevention industry and key stakeholders to deliver better outcomes for the Australian community. This year SLSA were pleased to deliver the first instalment of the Australian Government’s Beach Drowning Black Spot Reduction Program and Beach Safety Equipment Fund. These programs provided an additional $1.6 million to our state centres and clubs to improve their services and address high-priority drowning reduction initiatives.

COA S TA L S A F E T Y OV ERV I E W

TOTA L S ERV I C E PL A N

Over 2014/15 SLSA lifesavers and lifeguards patrolled over 400 beaches across Australia as well as contributing to vital 24/7 emergency response capability for countless more unpatrolled beaches and remote waters. The work of both volunteers and employees has made a significant impact on the Australian community by helping to prevent the loss of life and injury, as well as enabling safer participation in a diverse range of aquatic activities. During 2014/15 SLSA lifesaving services conducted 12,690 rescues, 42,424 first aids and 1,255,090 preventative actions. While the work of SLSA lifesavers, lifeguards and management staff has contributed to a steady decline of coastal drowning rates over the past decade, SLSA are still not on track to reach the desired 50 per cent reduction in drowning by 2020. This drives SLSA to work smarter with resources, continuously improving and innovating services.

Over the past year SLSA continued to refine its Total Service Plan with intelligence from a wide variety of sources

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integrated into the framework to better inform our resource allocation and decision making processes. Planning and tendering for a major research project investigating behavioural characteristics of high-risk populations was completed and commissioned for completion over the 2015/16 financial year. This research combined with our existing intelligence, will inform the delivery of a series of reports that synthesise the key evidence and chart SLSA’s strategy to address highpriority issues through to 2020.

OVER 2014/15 SLSA LIFESAVERS AND LIFEGUARDS PATROLLED 313 BEACHES ACROSS AUSTRALIA AS WELL AS CONTRIBUTING TO VITAL 24/7 EMERGENCY RESPONSE CAPABILITY


C A PAC IT Y & C A PA B I LIT Y S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

E D U C AT I O N & D E V E LO PM E N T D E V ELO PM EN T

PPE PRO J EC T Safety is paramount for members and employees of Surf Life Saving. The nature of the work required to save lives often requires people to be working in high-risk environments. The SLSA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Project delivered innovative and worldleading outcomes over the past year with the delivery of a specification for low buoyancy lifejackets designed for use in high performance activities. This research has directly informed the revision of the Australian Standard and led to the introduction of the new Level 25 class of lifejacket. A final PPE Project report for surf sports activities was delivered.

EM ERG EN C Y R E S P O N S E Responding to state feedback on our operational communications and information management systems, SLSA

embarked on a mission to seek additional funding to provide much needed improvements to enhance emergency response times through smarter lifesaving. SLSA’s national partner Telstra, a leader in the emergency telecommunications field, will proudly support the implementation of this project over the coming five years. This represents a significant opportunity and a key priority for the organisation going forward. SLSA also fulfilled advocacy, collaboration and industry engagement responsibilities across a range of sectors during 2014/15. SLSA membership with the Australian Fire and Emergency Services Council (AFAC) and a range of Australian Government committees delivered valuable opportunities for SLSA to engage with this sector, share best practices, learn from industry leaders and inform our development projects.

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CO N C LU S I O N All of SLSA’s achievements in coastal safety over the past year, and commitment to work plans moving forward, would not be possible without the support and advice of the leadership and consultative groups including the Chair of Lifesaving Mr Mark Fife OAM, the Lifesaving Management Committee, Lifesaving Member Advisory Committee, working groups and technical advisers. SLSA is looking forward to these groups’ continued engagement in working towards the 50 per cent reduction in coastal drowning goal by 2020.

Membership during the 2014/15 season remained steady with an increase of 0.60 per cent bringing our membership to a total of 169,633. Of SLSA’s membership, 79,115 (47 per cent) are under the age of 18 years, with 63,055 (37 per cent) being junior activities members (5–13 years). These members are engaged in Nipper programs that develop personal, lifesaving and competition skills in a fun and safe aquatic environment. SLSA takes its duty of care to children and young people, as well as their families and community seriously. The 2014/15 season saw SLSA establish a partnership with the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) and subsequently engage in the Safeguarding Children Program. The Safeguarding Children Program will assist SLSA to systematically increase its capacity to keep children and young people safe from abuse and exploitation while they participate in SLS activities across Australia. SLSA’s continued focus on developing its people saw the 2015 National Leadership College successfully engage members and the National Leadership Review initiated. SLSA also launched a Leadership Alumni, which has thus far brought a great mix of people from over 15 years of national leadership programs together. In addition to internal programs, SLSA engagement in broader emergency management leadership continued to expand through a series of new pilot leadership programs for leaders of Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum (AEMVF) organisations. A highlight for 2014/15 was the National Awards of Excellence event, which was held in October 2014. The annual event celebrates and recognises the outstanding achievements of SLSA members (please refer to page 94 for 2014 winners list).

THE SLSA PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PROJECT DELIVERED INNOVATIVE AND WORLD-LEADING OUTCOMES OVER THE PAST YEAR.

ED U C AT I O N This year we have focused on ensuring the eighth edition Powercraft Training Manual and the associated resources (IRB and RWC) are ready for release by the start of the 2015/16 season. The new resources are the result of input from many SLS volunteers and staff. ELearning is a high-attention area for SLSA with all new resources developed or reviewed in each portfolio being considered for an eLearning component and other multimedia, where suitable. It is well documented that people are multi-sensory learners when it comes to skills acquisition, and SLS members are no different. Studies have indicated that multi-sensory learning will increase the majority of learners’ understanding by more than 50 per cent, resulting in a 25– 50 per cent greater learning retention, and with a 50–60 per cent greater consistency in content understanding, which of course is the ultimate aim of learning. There is a place for both face-to-face and eLearning in SLS; by blending the two side by side, SLSA can harness today’s multi-sensory

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169,633 SURF LIFE SAVING MEMBERS

47% MEMBERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS

37% JUNIOR ACTIVITIES MEMBERS (5–13 YEARS) IN NIPPER PROGRAMS

2,252 SURF LIFE SAVING COACHES

3,474 SURF OFFICIALS


C A PAC IT Y & C A PA B I LIT Y S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

eLearning programs by combining video, graphics and audio while also creating a face-to-face experience for members that incorporates much of what makes facilitator-led learning effective. A Skills Maintenance Review was conducted this year, and the working group involved in this project made a number of recommendations on the processes and procedures that have been implemented for the 2015/16 season. This review impacts all patrolling members and ultimately the organisational reputation. An evaluation of the impact of the implementations will be completed early 2016. SLSA continue to streamline education activities across the portfolios of coastal safety, sport and development and are working on an online, interactive pathways framework to highlight all the opportunities for participation, training and development in SLS.

SPORT I N T RO D U C T I O N Surf Life Saving sport had many successes in 2014/15. SLSA celebrated the 100 years of The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (The Aussies), introduced the National Youth Championships and launched a new national coach education framework.

S P O R T D E V ELO PM EN T N AT I O N A L R E V I E W O F S P O RT A N D R ECR E AT I O N WI T H I N S UR F L I FE S AV I N G After 18 months of initial analysis considering participation in surf sport, which has been declining, the SLSA CEO Greg Nance authored a discussion paper entitled ‘Sport in Surf Life Saving’, which was received and supported by the SLSA Board in February 2015. As a result of this paper, SLSA management were directed to facilitate a broad,

PEO PL E D E V ELO PM EN T 2014/15 key projects delivered for the benefit of members included: • the launch of the National Coach Accreditation System (NCAS) • the development and delivery of team manager education resources through the SLSA website • the development of the new SLS National Officiating Accreditation System (NOAS) framework, which was submitted to and approved by the Australian Sport Commission. Implementation of new official training courses will commence in 2015/16 and will take 2–3 years to fully implement • the release of the 35th Surf Sport Manual in May 2015 • the continuation of SLSA’s involvement working with ASADA in the delivery of their anti-doping courses.

THE AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS, CELEBRATED ‘100 YEARS OF THE AUSSIES’ AT NORTH KIRRA BEACH, QLD IN APRIL 2015. OVER 6,000 COMPETITORS ATTENDED FROM CLUBS ALL AROUND AUSTRALIA.

E V EN T S The national sporting events portfolio saw some unique milestones and a growth in participation. Key highlights include: • the National IRB Championships, Kingscliff Beach, NSW, July 2014 • the National Pool Rescue Championships, Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Sydney, August 2014 • the 30th Coolangatta Gold endurance event. Over 600 competitors competed across the long and short courses, individual and team categories

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Alan Whelpton trophy from New Zealand. The final point score resulted in Australia losing to New Zealand by just 23 points. The 2014 Youth World Championships saw the Australian Youth Life Saving team record an astonishing 287 point victory over New Zealand. Australia won a clean sweep of all three trophies on offer—Surf, Pool and Overall point score. The Australian Surf Boat Team travelled to Waihi Beach, New Zealand, to contest the annual Trans-Tasman Surf Boat Test Series in February 2015. Both Australian surf boat crews returned from the event undefeated.

in-depth review of sport and recreation within SLS. The report for this review is due in December 2015 and will consist of reforms designed to: • increase relevance of the sport to the wider organisation objectives • increase the physical capabilities of lifesavers • ensure the sport system and products offered are modern and accessible for today’s consumers, in today’s society.

• the National Interstate Championships, which enjoyed a revitalised format at Newport Beach, NSW in January 2015 • another successful Kellogg’s NutriGrain IronMan and IronWoman series was delivered in collaboration with Kellogg’s Australia • the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, which celebrated ‘100 Years of The Aussies’ at North Kirra Beach, QLD in April 2015. Over 6,000 competitors attended from clubs all around Australia

T H E N E X T WAV E— S L S A O LY M PI C PAT H WAYS PRO G R A M

• the 2015 Aussie Ocean Swim was a public event held for the first time and ran in conjunction with The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships • the Hamilton Island Clash of the Paddles, Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island, QLD, June 2015 in conjunction with the Australian Outrigging Canoe Racing Association (AOCRA).

H I G H PER F O R M A N C E The primary focus in 2014/15 for the Royal Life Saving Society Australia (RLSSA) and SLSA Australian Life Saving (ALS) team was to reassert Australia as the number 1 ranked team in the world at the World Life Saving Championships in Montpellier, France in September 2014. Various camps and initiatives were developed and launched, which included an Australian Life Saving Team Supporters Club, to help develop a winning team culture and continue to increase the ALS team profile. In the 2014 Life Saving World Championships, the Australian Life Saving team fell just short of winning back the

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SLSA has continued to collaborate with various Australian Olympic sports in a bid to provide SLSA members with elite athlete pathways to transfer the skills and training gained through our sport to pursue the Olympic dream in a partner sport. While this pathway has been in place for a number of years with Australian Canoeing, in 2014/15 we saw significant developments in a newly structured partnership with Australian Swimming. Through this partnership, SLSA members are identified from results in major SLS swimming events (such as surf races at national championships, swim leg of Coolangatta Gold and Aussie Ocean Swim) and invited to participate in an accelerated program with Swimming Australia’s Open Water Swim Program. In return, Swimming Australia is providing the Australian Life Saving team with specific support for its pool lifesaving program—a key focus for future world championships success.

Nathan Hight General Manager, Capacity and Capability


S P O R T R E S U LT S S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

COOLANGATTA GOLD 2014 GOLD COAST, QLD, 1–2 NOVEMBER, 2014

NATIONAL INFLATABLE RESCUE BOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS (IRB) 2014 KINGSCLIFF BEACH, NSW 18–20 JULY, 2014 EVENT

FIRST

POINTSCORE

SECOND

POINTSCORE

THIRD

POINTSCORE

CATEGORY

FIRST

TIME

SECOND

TIME

THIRD

TIME

Interstate Championships

QLD

53

VIC

36

NSW

33

Open Mixed Relay Long Course

Dee Why Suprise

4:19:37

Kozii Blue Crew

4:51:30

Team Moses

4:51:30

National Championships

North Burleigh

52

Kiama Downs

23

Kurrawa

21

Open Mixed Relay Short Course

T.P.F.F.C

4:08:15

Beachside Osteo Mordialloc

4:14:50

Curl Curl Mixed Open

4:33:35

Masters Male Relay Long Course

Hav'n A Go

4:25:05

Malibu Masters

4:38:24

The Team That Beat The Col's Team

5:00:04

Masters Male Relay Short Course

Brunswick Hookers

3:54:03

Curl Curl Masters Gold

3:59:33

NBSLC Masters

4:09:52

Masters Female Relay Short Course

Bondi Angels

4:29:06

Gatta Girls

5:06:44

Mt Martha Mavericks

5:09:30

POINTSCORE

Masters Mixed Relay Long Course

Team Strike

5:30:12

One Hit Wonders

5:32:11

Nelson Bay Crusties

6:02:41

220

Mixed Masters Relay Short Course

Team Stingray

4:58:38

U19 Male Relay Short Course

Southport Yellow

3:24:36

Young Guns

3:27:39

Southport Blue

3:31:38

U19 Female Relay Short Course

Bluff Babes

3:41:55

Free Call After 8

3:55:44

Talk To Text

4:03:34

U19 Mixed Relay Short Course

Coffs Gold

3:45:28

NATIONAL POOL RESCUE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK AQUATIC CENTRE, SYDNEY, NSW, 8–10 AUGUST 2014 FIRST Currumbin

POINTSCORE

SECOND

287

POINTSCORE

Terrigal

280

THIRD Maroochydore

COOLANGATTA GOLD 2014 GOLD COAST, QLD, 1–2 NOVEMBER, 2014 CATEGORY

FIRST

TIME

SECOND

TIME

THIRD

TIME

Open Male Long Course

Josh Minogue

04:12:11

Jake Nicholson

4:19:48

Samuel Bull

4:25:04

Open Male Short Course

Jackson Cosgrove

3:25:15

Joel Erskine

3:48:09

Trent Harrison

3:52:47

Open Female Long Course

Elizabeth Pluimers

4:46:34

Rebecca Creedy

4:49:49

Naantali Marshall

5:01:04

Open Female Short Course

Allie Britton

3:54:39

Ella Coates

4:04:37

Montannah Murray

4:10:24

U19 Male Short Course

Alex Wright

3:18:34

Bobby Byrne

3:26:50

Matthew Zuill

3:29:09

U19 Female Short Course

Ellie Picken

3:48:03

Alexandra Nolan

4:04:53

Stephanie Purser

4:07:38

20-29 Male Long Course

Brad Mitchell

5:37:43

James Fennell

5:55:46

20-29 Male Short Course

James Haigh

4:20:04

Andrew Selosse

4:22:17

Mark Dalziel

4:26:13

20-29 Female Short Course

Maddison Murray

4:06:39

Cher Allen

4:13:37

Molly Lean

4:53:52

30-39 Male Long Course

Ben Bolewski

4:56:05

Luke O'Garey

4:56:20

Chad Poland

5:00:05

CLUB

30-39 Male Short Course

Richard Lewis

3:50:54

Mick Magurren

3:57:13

Christopher Wight

3:58:49

OPENS POINTSCORE

30-39 Female Short Course

Anna Fyfe

4:16:45

Andrea Miller

4:23:56

Melanie Driscoll

4:29:58

1

Northcliffe SLSC

334

1

Northcliffe SLSC

313

1

Newport SLSC

402.8

40-49 Male Long Course

Mark Forrester

4:53:53

Boyd Conrick

5:00:03

Shane Whittaker

5:02:38

2

Newport SLSC

183

2

Noosa Heads SLSC

199

2

Currumbin Beach SLSC

394.2

40-49 Male Short Course

Scott Sewell

3:53:43

Sean Harvie

4:01:47

Chris Walker

4:01:51

3

Currumbin SLSC

164

3

North Burleigh SLSC

175

3

Redhead SLSC

377.8

40-49 Female Long Course

Sarah Davis

7:28:45

4

Mooloolaba SLSC

144

4

Alexandra Headland SLSC

168

4

Sunshine Beach SLSC

373.5

40-49 Female Short Course

Helen Murray

4:16:24

Louise Santos

4:27:38

Julie Stanton

4:39:17

5

Manly LSC

108

5

Queenscliff SLSC

163

5

North Bondi SLSC

371.2

50+ Male Long Course

Glen Lawrence

4:58:58

Grant Kenny

4:58:58

Kim Harker

5:01:43

6

Kurrawa SLSC

101

6

Bondi Surf Bathers LSC

161

6

Surfers Paradise SLSC

370.2

50+ Male Short Course

Michael Kirkby

4:03:03

Robert Harney

4:19:56

Scott Unicomb

4:20:44

7

Alexandra Headland SLSC

95

7

Mooloolaba SLSC

154

7

Byron Bay SLSC

369.8

50+ Female Short Course

Chris Outteridge

6:00:52

Sandra Herbert

6:28:37

8

Maroochydore SLSC

91

8

North Bondi SLSC

121

8

Anglesea SLSC

365.5

Open Male Relay Long Course

Queenscliff Gold

4:05:18

Headland Boys

4:06:38

Zchill

4:07:45

9

Redhead SLSC

79

9

Kurrawa SLSC

116

9

Bondi SBLSC

364.5

Open Male Relay Short Course

The Ring Worms

3:21:21

Talle Average

4:17:44

3 Boys And An Old Man

4:46:56

10

Avoca Beach SLSC

76

10

Maroochydore SLSC

110

10

Avoca Beach SLSC

363.5

Open Female Relay Long Course

Swanette's

4:52:41

Jay Hach

5:00:44

Open Female Relay Short Course

Southport Girls

3:59:31

Ocean Gypsys

4:03:16

North Bondi Babes

4:06:42

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NATIONAL INTERSTATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 NEWPORT BEACH, NSW, 23 JANUARY, 2015 FIRST

POINTSCORE

SECOND

POINTSCORE

THIRD

POINTSCORE

Overall Pointscore

NSW

301

QLD

296

WA

223

Open Pointscore

QLD

150

NSW

148

WA

101

Youth Pointscore

NSW

153

QLD

146

WA

122

THE AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 NORTH KIRRA BEACH, GOLD COAST, QLD, 11–19 APRIL, 2015 POINTS

CLUB

POINTS

MASTERS POINTSCORE

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CLUB

POINTS

HANDICAP POINTSCORE


H I G H P E R F O R M A N C E R E S U LT S S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

2015 TRANS-TASMAN SURF BOAT SERIES WAIHI BEACH, WAIHI, NZ, 7–9 FEBRUARY, 2015

2014 WORLD LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (RESCUE ‘14) MONTPELLIER, FRANCE, 16–21 SEPTEMBER, 2015

AUSTRALIAN SURF BOAT TEAM

2014 WORLD LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS (RESCUE ‘14) MONTPELLIER, FRANCE, 16–21 SEPTEMBER, 2015

COUNTRY

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH LIFE SAVING TEAM

AUSTRALIAN LIFE SAVING TEAM

First

Australia

PL ACE

COUNTRY

PL ACE

COUNTRY

Second

New Zealand

First

Australia (1,065)

First

New Zealand (858)

NAME

CLUB

Second

New Zealand (787)

Second

Australia (835)

Dean Roberts

Bulli SLSC

Third

Germany (600)

Third

France (741)

Heath Mercer

Bulli SLSC

Fourth

Italy (542)

Fourth

Germany (482)

Benjamin Lowe

Bulli SLSC

Fifth

France (503)

Fifth

Italy (442)

Adam Barlow

Bulli SLSC

NAME

CLUB

NAME

CLUB

Shane Geloven

Bulli SLSC

Matthew Davis (co-capt)

Moore Park SLSC, Northcliffe SLSC

Andrew Bowden

Bronte SLSC, The Hills SLSC

Genevieve Bassingthwaighte

Tugun SLSC

Bradley Woodward

Shelly Beach SLSC, The Hills LSC

Jake Lynch

Newport SLSC

Marianne Walker

Tugun SLSC

Daniel Collins

Redhead SLSC

Ryan Napoleon

Northcliffe SLSC

Lisa Webber

Tugun SLSC

Joshua Brown

Byron Bay SLSC

Shannon Eckstein (captain)

Northcliffe SLSC

Sascha Lahey

Tugun SLSC

Nik Green

Alexandra Headland SLSC

Lachlan Tame

Avoca SLSC

Bruce Zillman

Tugun SLSC

Jason Gough

Mooloolaba SLSC

Tim Schofield

Terrigal SLSC, The Hills RLSC

Brett Main

Team Manager - Caves Beach SLSC

Ela Heiniger

Byron bay SLSC, Port Hacking LSC

Christina Ruiz

Northcliffe SLSC

Prue Davies

Currumbin SLSC, Queensland LSC

Kristyl Smith

Northcliffe SLSC

Chelsea Gillett

Maroochydore SLSC, Brisbane LSC

Miranda Bell

Northcliffe SLSC

Georgia Miller (co-capt)

Newport SLSC

Melissa Ann Howard

Kurrawa SLSC

Alyssa Koenen

Northcliffe SLSC

Naomi Flood

Manly SLSC

Nicole Kay

Mooloolaba SLSC

Pamela Hendry

Maroochydore SLSC

Brett Dowker

Head Coach—Currumbin SLSC

Danny Short

Head Coach—Maroochydore SLSC

Craig Holden

Assistant Coach—Elliot Heads SLSC

Keith Caldwell

Team Manager—Bulli SLSC

Garry Mensforth

Team Manager—Umina SLSC

Wade Sinclair

Troy Eady

Physio—Byron Bay SLSC

Assistant Coach—Townsville-Picnic Bay SLSC

Nick Marshall

Physiotherapy—Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

Caitlin Braddick

Sport Science—(non travelling)

Elise Bateman

Assistant Manager & Sport Psychology

PL ACE

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CO R P O R AT E PA R T N E R S H I P S

SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA HAS CONTINUED TO POSITION ITSELF AS AUSTRALIA’S PEAK WATER SAFETY ORGANISATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO SAVE LIVES, CREATE GREAT AUSTRALIANS AND BUILD BETTER COMMUNITIES.

OV E RV I E W The Communications and Business Development (CBD) portfolio is responsible for corporate and commercial partnerships, communications and public relations, national marketing and brand guardianship, licensing and merchandise programs and our fundraising arm, The Surf Life Saving Foundation (see page 45). The CBD team’s aim is to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Surf Life Saving (SLS) movement, creating a solid platform to deliver long-term value. The focus is to achieve greater corporate and community engagement. While the organisation continued to deliver positive revenue results, it needs more to continue to achieve its mission of saving lives, creating great Australians and building better communities. Surf Life Saving is iconically Australian and is born of a cando attitude.

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Surf Life Saving Australia forms partnerships that deliver strategic alignment and shared community value. SLSA has reviewed its value proposition and has worked harder to better identify and position its assets to existing and new partners to ensure the long-term sustainability of the movement. SLSA has a wealth of opportunity for partners and has been working with them to renew their engagement with the movement. A highlight of 2014/15 for partnerships was the signing of a renewed partnership with Major National Partner, DHL. One of the measures of SLSA’s success is reflected in its long-term partners— Westpac, who celebrated 41 years, and DHL and Telstra who celebrated 11 years as partners to the organisation in the 2014/15 season. SLSA acknowledge and thank all of its valuable corporate partners for their support. The movement is incredibly proud of its partnership portfolio and recognises the valuable contribution they make to the organisation. SLSA encourages you to engage with our national partners and support them where best you can.

CO M M U N I C AT I O N S A N D PU B LI C R E L AT I O N S Surf Life Saving Australia has continued to position itself as Australia’s peak water safety organisation whose mission is to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities. Furthermore, SLSA is Australia’s largest volunteer movement in need of community support to maintain ongoing growth and sustainability. These two pillars subsequently framed SLSA’s communications framework and strategy in 2014/15. This was highlighted through the launch and implementation of the first year of the Be A Life Saver national


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fundraising awareness campaign. The communications and public relations strategy emphasised the need to profile and promote SLSA volunteers who patrol our beaches. It empowered our members as spokespeople for the movement and gave a true representation of the work and time they provide in their communities. A full PR strategy heavily utilised SLSA’s growing social media channels to broadly distribute key messages. It also included widespread mainstream media coverage across prime-time TV news bulletins, radio programs and national newspapers. Post campaign reports showed that nationwide awareness of the SLSA brand rose by more than a third when compared with previous activities. SLSA is committed to openly communicating its safety initiatives to members and the general public. These included the testing of low-buoyancy lifejackets, the endorsement of Personal Protective Equipment and the launch of the Beach Safety Equipment Fund. Quarterly updates of the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving, co-chaired by Federal members Sarah Henderson MP and Matt Thistlethwaite MP gathered further momentum in Canberra. A historic landing of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter in December 2014 at Parliament House attracted significant media interest. SLSA has dedicated resources for internal publication of stories about the Rescue of the Month awards presented at each quarterly update (see page 96). SLSA’s 2014 National Coastal Safety Report was launched by active Surf Life Saving member and the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP. Fittingly, this took place at Mr Abbott’s own surf lifesaving club, Queenscliff SLSC. Internal communications with SLSA members were maintained through fortnightly publications, ‘On Patrol’

O U R D I G I TA L A N D S O C I A L M E D I A F O OT PR I N T A S AT 30 J U N E 2015

A HISTORIC LANDING OF THE WESTPAC LIFESAVER RESCUE HELICOPTER IN DECEMBER 2014 AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE ATTRACTED SIGNIFICANT MEDIA INTEREST.

34,003 UNIQUE VISITS TO SLS.COM.AU PER MONTH

11,600 MEMBERS PORTAL USERS

and ‘Surfline’. These were distributed electronically to more than 70,000 members. Ensure your email details are current to receive these communications! SLSA continues to embrace digital technology and has won significant support from members and the general public through social media channels. Our footprint continues to grow. An outline as at 30 June 2015 is below: • the website, sls.com.au, attracts 34,000 unique visits per month • the Members portal has 11,600 users • the official Facebook page has 35,744 likes • the official Twitter page has 8,215 followers • the official Instagram profile has 5,132 followers • the official YouTube channel has over 1,000 subscribers. These numbers are expected to continue enjoying significant growth as SLSA enhances its commitment to digital content. This is in line with a full redevelopment of the official SLSA website and consolidation of digital assets.

M A R K E T I N G/B R A N D Surf Life Saving is one of Australia’s most iconic and loved brands. It’s a name everyone knows. Trusted and respected for over 100 years. But not everyone truly understands the breadth of what SLSA does or that with the support from the

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35,744 FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS

8,215 TWITTER FOLLOWERS

5,132 INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS Australian community surf lifesavers can do more. SLSA launched a new national fundraising awareness campaign titled ‘Be A Life Saver’, highlighting SLSA as a community cause in need. The campaign used powerful imagery depicting lifesavers raising their hands to ask for support. SLSA received almost $7 million in free media exposure, achieved with the generous support of Community Service Announcement media placement and PR-generated coverage, resulting in a 179 per cent increase in media value from last season. The campaign was delivered through TV, radio, press, outdoor, digital, and social and all SLS owned communication channels. A campaign

microsite bealifesaver.com.au was launched and achieved a 0.34 per cent click through rate via mobile, 0.14 per cent higher than industry standard. The Be A Life Saver campaign is a five-year strategy that has a fundraising goal of $1 million by 2020. Additional marketing support was delivered across a range of national SLSA programs, events and initiatives with the focus on confirming SLSA’s position as the peak water safety organisation, promoting a full range of opportunities to members, enhancing and contemporising SLSA sporting events and further maximising the integration of peak body and fundraising messaging to further engage new and existing supporters of Surf Life Saving.

1,225 YOUTUBE CHANNEL SUBSCRIBERS

74,146 SURFLINE E-NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS

14,767 BEACHSAFE SMARTPHONE APP DOWNLOADS

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Surf Life Saving Australia thanks our corporate and government partners who have supported us in 2014–15 M A J O R N AT I O N A L PA R T N ER S

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SLSA LAUNCHED A NEW NATIONAL FUNDRAISING AND AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TITLED ‘BE A LIFE SAVER’, HIGHLIGHTING SLSA AS A COMMUNITY CAUSE IN NEED.

LICENSING AND MERCHANDISE The SLSA brand, or intellectual property as it is formally known, has been built over 100 years of our volunteers saving lives on and off the beach. It is a truly iconic Australian brand that is respected and loved across the country and the world. The brand is represented formally by various logos, and properties such as the red and yellow patrol flags, patrol caps, patrol uniforms and terms such as ‘Surf Rescue’, ‘Surf Patrol’ and ‘Nipper’ and it is SLSA’s responsibility to ensure its use is protected. Surf Life Saving uses these images and marks in a number of places and in many important ways; such as on patrol uniforms and equipment to designate official surf lifesavers and property, on licensed product such as an apparel range—to let consumers know that they have purchased official merchandise, and allows corporate partners to use these properties to show and leverage their association with Surf Life Saving. SLSA offers a ‘member store’, which

delivers a range of essential first aid and rescue equipment from preferred suppliers/manufacturers to offer competitive pricing on equipment that meets SLSA high standards. This service ensures SLSA volunteer members can be confident they are using high quality, durable and reliable equipment as they perform their essential rescue services and related activities across Australia’s beaches. SLSA is pleased to donate discontinued stock to affiliated lifesaving organisations in third world countries to help them with building their respective services. In 2015, management of the licensing program was brought back in house

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to review its strategic direction and to ensure a more integrated approach to the development of licensed merchandise. In spite of continued softness in retail and the economy as a whole, a number of key initiatives have been identified that suggest that SLSA has room for growth in this area.

SPONSORS

G OV ER N M EN T PA R T N ER S

E V EN T S U PP O R T ER S

S U PP O R T ER

Melissa King General Manager, Communications and Business Development

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OV E RV I E W The Corporate Services portfolio is responsible for governance, risk management, finance, human resources and information technology. During the past year, regular risk management group meetings were held with compliance and risk registers being updated and enhanced. In addition, work on the Workforce Transition plan continued, with 78 per cent of tasks now completed. IT completed a number of enhancements as outlined within this report. A separate finance report and the financial results are listed on pages 76 to 87.

I N F O R M AT I O N T E C H N O LO GY SLS IT provides a range of services to the organisation as well as to the SLSA office. These services include sophisticated web based applications, websites, smart device apps, connections between and to other systems as well as training and support to our vast array of users. Most importantly, our business and IT support operation is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure that volunteers and administrators can obtain assistance and support when required. In the last season alone, the team have successfully dealt with over 13,000 individual support requests from club officers, administrators, patrol members and duty officers. Some major IT highlights of the season include: • major improvements to the quality of information provided on our public safety portal, beachsafe.org.au to enrich the experience of the public • implementation of Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS) compliance standards and reporting to our membership management system • further enhancements to our established systems of more than 4,500

development hours to improve usability and functionality. These enhancements are based on and approved by our users and associated business units • the integration of lifesaving online into the members portal to make all our member systems available in one place, with a single login • continued growth in the use of the members portal library, automated forms and workflow system and bulletin board • introduced club management of learners into the eLearning system to increase the use of more flexible learning options • further improvements to lifesaving online that enhance self-service functions, reduce workload on our volunteer officers and improve the way the system operates • the introduction of a new simplified system to allow people to join surf clubs without the need for a lifesaving online account

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• the introduction of a new system that allows patrolling members to seek a patrol substitute and for other suitably qualified members to take on the substitute • the integration of the club store into the member portal for ordering automation and verification • further enhancements to our Patrol Operations smart device app that allow for an authorised person to sign a service on and off, GPS locate flags and patrol equipment, provide updated status’ and indicate hazards to improve operational efficiency and the standard of public safety information


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• the implementation of a sophisticated ticketing system to better manage and support our user base and improve our resolution times to issues raised by our users. In addition to the enhancements above, SLS IT, in conjunction with all facets of the business, planned, designed and commissioned the following developments that will be due for release during 2015: • Lifesaving Online family groups that will allow one adult to manage all the information of their family members to reduce the number of accounts and simplify membership management • enhancements to the payment gateway to provide clubs with more payment information at a low cost • Sports Events Management (SEMS) that is a new, integrated and sophisticated sports events management system that all levels of the organisation will be able to use • further enhancements to the suite of operational systems at the request of the various business units in the organisation.

O U R S TA F F During 2014/15, SLSA’s team of paid staff has continued to collectively demonstrate dedication and commitment to the national organisation. The majority of staff work at SLSA HQ in Rosebery, Sydney with a number of others based in other states. Developing and implementing people development strategies has been a priority of SLSA over the past year, ensuring we are enhancing our work environment and workplace practices for our staff. SLSA continued to implement the Change Management ‘Workforce Transition Plan’ in 2014/15. The overarching strategies of this plan are: • ‘As One’ workforce integration— including structural effectiveness review

R EM U N ER AT I O N We seek to remunerate our employees in accordance with the not-for-profit sector. Our formal research indicates that salaries offered are in line with those offered by similar organisations. Our remuneration includes fringe benefit packages that allow SLSA, within Australian Taxation Office guidelines, to provide a proportion of an employee’s income as a tax-exempt fringe benefit.

• attracting and selecting the right people • implementing workforce management systems • developing, engaging and motivating the workforce • retaining or transitioning designated positions into the designated structure. The Workforce Transition Plan and business plan strategies that have been implemented in 2014/15 include: • the development and launch of the SLSA Internal Professional Development Strategy and internal all staff training analysis • implementation of the SLSA staff management and leadership training program • Successful implementation of the newly developed annual performance review and individual performance development plans process • enhancements to internal communications and employee engagement initiatives • development of harassment, bullying and discrimination related internal documentation and training.

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DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES HAS BEEN A PRIORITY OF SLSA OVER THE PAST YEAR, ENSURING WE ARE ENHANCING OUR WORK ENVIRONMENT AND WORKPLACE PRACTICES FOR OUR STAFF.

SLSA conducts an annual employee satisfaction survey. The 2014/15 survey showed that employee satisfaction had increased by 2 per cent. SLSA will continue to focus on embedding the SLSA values and behaviours into everyday business initiatives in 2015/16, including the implementation of an SLSA employee recognition framework. Our organisational structure is outlined on pages 42-43. Staff in state centres and branches report to their own boards and management teams and are therefore not included in this section.

PER F O R M A N C E R E V I E W S A N D I N D I V I D UA L PER F O R M A N C E D E V ELO PM EN T PL A N S All employees participate in formal annual performance reviews. These are complemented by regular progress meetings with their manager throughout the year. Each employee has an individual performance development plan for the year that aligns to the business plan KPIs as well as focusing on enhancing the behaviours and competencies of each employee.

WO R K PL AC E R EL AT I O N S Our staff operate under an enterprise agreement that 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. We have monthly staff meetings where any employment-related issues that affect all staff are discussed. During the 2014/15 financial year 27 per cent of SLSA staff accessed formal flexible working arrangements.

S TA FF T U R N OV ER Staff turnover during the past year has seen an increase of 8 per cent from 2013/14. SLSA has several strategies within the annual business plan that focus on increasing employee satisfaction rates, and the development of and implementation of retention strategies.

EQ UA L O PP O R T U N I T Y SLSA meets all legislative requirements in terms of equal opportunity and a biasfree workplace.

WO R K H E A LT H A N D S A FE T Y 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 one WorkCover claim during the 2014/15 year. SLSA provided staff with work health and safety and risk management training in 2015 and completed all fire safety warden training requirements.

SLSA provides an Employee Assistance Program for all employees. 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.

Peter George AM General Manager, Corporate Services

STAFF TURNOVER F/T FTE

P/T FTE

CASUAL

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS

OVERALL F/T

TURNOVER

GENDER

TENURE

1.6

2.2

12.5

41.3

12 (29%)

F-59% – M-41%

2.5 yrs

2.4

0.6

6.8

40.8

10.8 (21%)

F-60% – M-40%

3.1 yrs

2014–15 25 2013–14 31

The SLSA executive team is made up of four members (CEO and three general managers). The gender balance of the executive team for 2014/15 was 62.5 per cent male and 37.5 per cent female.

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Chief Executive Officer

EA to CEO

GM Corporate Services Matrix reporting - SLSF

GM Capacity and Capability

Coastal Risk and Safety Manager

Education Manager

Portfolio Administration Coordinator

Lifesaving Operations Manager

Resource Development Coordinator

Grants and Operations Analyst

Public Safety Project Coordinator

Resource Development Assistant

Member Services Assistant

Research Coordinator

Sport Manager

Development Operations Manager

Sport Development Coordinator

Event Manager

High Performance Pathways Coordinator

Venue Manager

Finance Manager

IT Manager

Human Resources Manager

Assistant Accountant

ICT Coordinator

Office Administrator

Accounts Administrator

Technical & Business Support P/T

P/T

National Events Officer

ICT Support Officer

National Events Officer

ICT Support Officer

Business Support Traineeship

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GM Communications and Business Development

Licensing Program Manager P/T

Marketing Manager

Comms & PR Manager

Partnerships Manager

Head of SLSF

Marketing Events Coordinator

Comms & PR Executive (Digital)

Partnerships Executive

SLSF positions

Management

Operational

Matrix Reporting

Senior Graphic Designer

Executive Management

Senior Management

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OV E RV I E W PH I L A N T H R O PI C AC T I V I T I E S G UA R D I A N S O F T H E S U R F With charitable giving growth sitting at 2 per cent* in Australia, we are delighted that our Guardians of the Surf continue to challenge the trend. In the 2014/15 financial year, we recorded 21,066 regular and monthly Guardians of the Surf located throughout Australia, which represents a 4.86 per cent increase in the number of regular and monthly givers over the past 12 months maintaining a sound base for our sustainable income. We also recorded 32,020 one-off Guardians of the Surf, which represents a 8.04 per cent increase in the number of people who gave single donations in the previous year. Our lead donors (those who gave a gift of $1,000 or greater) also increased in the 2014/15 financial year with a total 117 received. No matter how big or small the contribution, our Guardians are helping to fund vital programs and services that allow us to confidently plan ahead and invest in our Surf Life Saving so our volunteers can continue their vital community service now, and in the years to come.

WO R K PL AC E G I V I N G Workplace Giving programs allow employees to make regular donations to their favourite charity, typically through the payroll system of their employers. Since we introduced Workplace Giving into our philanthropic programs portfolio in 2011, we have seen steady and consistent growth in revenue year on year. The current number of companies actively participating in the SLS program in FY14/15 is 28; and approximately 45 per cent of these companies match their employee’s gifts, thereby making a significant contribution to their employees’ charities of choice.

IN THE 2014/15 FINANCIAL YEAR, SLSF RECORDED 21,066 REGULAR AND MONTHLY GUARDIANS OF THE SURF, WHICH REPRESENTS A 4.86 PER CENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF REGULAR AND MONTHLY GIVERS.

The largest contributors to Surf Life Saving through payroll giving in 2014/15 financial year were Westpac, BlueScope, AHL, Orica, Telstra and NAB, collectively making up 65 per cent of overall workplace giving contributions to Surf Life Saving. We remain committed to continued growth and will continue to focus on the following areas for 2015/16: • working with all of our existing workplace giving companies to increase employee participation • working with our sponsors, partners and supplier companies to introduce them to the organisational benefits associated with Workplace Giving • working independently and with third parties such as Corporate Citizen,

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to increase awareness of Workplace Giving, and grow participation levels within companies we don’t currently have a relationship with. If you or someone you know would like more information about how to get your organisation involved in Workplace Giving, please contact our Workplace Giving Relationship Manager on 1800 642 925.

B EQ U E S T S A bequest to Surf Life Saving is an investment in the future, ensuring our beaches remain safe now and for generations to come.

*Source NAB Charitable Giving Index 2015


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The 2014/15 financial year has seen awareness of our National Bequest Program increase, and we welcomed 88 new Bequest Program participants. That brings the total number of known Bequest Program members (our Circle of Friends) nationally to 519. Many will makers continue to target their areas of interest, requesting their gift be used for specific programs and/ or specific SLS clubs or geographic locations,while others are comfortable knowing the funds will be utilised for needy projects or equipment. We continued our communications and awareness program to both the lottery and donor supporter base throughout the 2014/15 year in the hope that even more generous Aussies are leaving a gift in their will to Surf Life Saving. This continues to be a successful method of communicating the Bequest Program to our supporters and in many ways prompts the individuals to consider Surf Life Saving as a viable option in their will. It also helps in highlighting the fact that we are a charitable organisation which does rely on the generosity of the public to continue our services. If you would like more information on how to progress a gift in your will to Surf Life Saving, please contact our Supporter Relationship Manager directly by phone (07) 3177 5831 or email to bequests@ slsfoundation.com.au. The Foundation also participates in other philanthropic activities including charity greeting cards, the sale of the Entertainment Book and the Surf Breaks travel portal, with all funds raised going towards frontline surf lifesaving services.

CO M M E R C I A L AC T I V I T I E S S U R F L I FE S AV I N G LOT T ER I E S The Foundation operates one of Australia’s largest ’House and Land’ lottery programs. The program includes six house lotteries, the Champions Club

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Loyalty Program, which awards daily cash prizes and a number of smaller telephone ‘limited lotteries’, all of which continued to perform well throughout the year. The SLSF’s focus continues to be twofold; building our loyalty program for regular monthly purchasers and improving our data quality to better meet the preferences of our total supporter base.

T R A D E PRO M OT I O N S — PI N & W I N 3 Our third trade promotion was launched

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THE GRANT SEEKING UNIT PERFORMED EXCEPTIONALLY WELL AGAIN THIS YEAR, SECURING $1,407,241 IN FUNDING FOR SURF LIFE SAVING ENTITIES ACROSS AUSTRALIA.

on 4 August 2014 in the states of Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Using a promotion formula of $10 and $25 collectible pins, together with a promotional ‘scratch’ card to reveal cash prizes, the latest program featured a pin replicating a rescue board and volunteers. The promotion has been enthusiastically received yet again by supporters, as has the opportunity to win instant cash prizes and $25,000 in the second chance major prize draw which was drawn on 17 July 2015.

The Grant Seeking Unit performed exceptionally well again this year, securing $1,407,241 in funding for Surf Life Saving entities across Australia. In addition they achieved record results lodging 214 grant applications on behalf of surf clubs and state entities in the 2014/15 financial year. The service provided at a grassroots level has offered much needed support to our volunteers with over $550,000 contributing toward the purchase of beachside emergency search and rescue equipment.

Steve Francia Head of SLSF

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H I G H LI G H T S 2014 –15 FINANCIAL YEAR

$10M AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION TO SLS ENTITIES

$1.4M RAISED FOR STATE ENTITIES AND CLUBS THROUGH DIRECT FUNDING REQUESTS FOR SLS ENTITIES BY THE FOUNDATION GRANT SEEKING UNIT


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NORTHERN REGION As pre-empted in last year’s report, this year has seen the NSW Health decision to radically reframe aeromedical delivery in NSW become a reality. For various reasons, including the impact on Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd’s balance sheet, the Northern Region Helicopter Rescue Service (NRHRS) supported the Hunter Service bid for the NSW Northern contract through a new entity, Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd. In December 2014, Hunter was advised that the bid was successful. A highlight of the year was the service completing its 8,000th mission, demonstrating the vital role the service plays in the north of the state. How this manifests for us is the ripple effect of our work through the community. NRHRS is a well-known and respected charity. In terms of community engagement, the service continues to provide an exemplary level of support. NRHRS sought to quantify this engagement and found that the NRHRS charity is ranked as the best recognised local charity with a 93 per cent recognition rate locally. It also identified that NRHRS is currently ranked number 4 against major ‘household name’ charities nationally.

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2013–14

2014–15

Number of available helicopters

2

2

2

Primary response —number of missions

171

152

201

Primary response—number of hours flown

176

205

242

Secondary response—number of missions

191

188

186

Secondary response—number of hours flown

270

291

313

Search and rescue—number of missions

20

18

16

Search and rescue—number of hours flown

29

26

31

Training—number of missions

159

135

144

Training—number of hours flown

185

161

166

Other—number of missions

89

54

62

Other—number of hours flown

43

35

35

Total—number of missions

630

547

609

Total—number of hours flown

703

718

787

FUNDING Fundraising remains a challenge for any charity, and the scale of the NRHRS operational expenses amplifies that challenge. Over time the NRHRS has diversified fundraising streams to combat this issue. While primary fundraising channels such as raffles and a 4WD event continue to perform well, NRHRS op shops have become an important fundraising channel also. NRHRS continue to assess appropriate expansion of our network and will pursue these opportunities as they arise. During the year NRHRS successfully completed a sponsorship renewal with

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our major naming right partner, Westpac. This relationship is a critical foundation to NRHRS operations and it is with some pride that Westpac and NRHRS have a shared history in this flight area.

O PE R AT I O N S The most interesting change for NRHRS has been the introduction of the NSW Ambulance ‘station status’ to the base. In a practical sense this ensures that missions are clinically resourced on base, rather than drawing on town resources with the potential to otherwise impact on emergency service delivery in Lismore.

NRHRS continues to provide a training platform for doctors in emergency medicine, with NSW Health recognising the importance of appropriate and permanent clinical crewing on helicopters into the future. Both aircraft now carry night vision imaging technology and NRHRS are currently completing traffic collision avoidance system installations.

a major development for NRHRS. The organisation’s transition over the next 20 months will provide the organisation with challenges and opportunities. Leading into these changes, staff have remained focused that the primary community goal for the organisation is to continue to provide the high level of service to the community that has made our organisation the most trusted charity in the region.

D E V E LO PM E N T S The amalgamation of services with Hunter, including new airframe training for pilots, crews and engineers has been

B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S

Over the last eight months, the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service has been tasked on three occasions with flying offshore to assist major cruise liners transport passengers in need of hospital attention. This recent increase in rescues of this nature makes sense when you consider the development of the Asia and northern ocean cruise market over recent years. During cruise season, as liners travel up the coast, medical emergencies are encountered that require a higher grade

of medical care than can be provided on board—which is when the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter service may be called upon for assistance. In November 2014 one mission saw the Service flying 60 nm (approx. 111 km) off the coast of Ballina to the Sea Princess cruise liner to winch a female patient who was suffering abdominal pains from the vessel and transport her to the Gold Coast University Hospital. One of the interesting questions asked of the service once the mission

NRHRS company is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, drawing on substantial business experience across various industries. Due to my taking leave of absence, long term Crew Chief, Roger Fry was provided with the opportunity to undertake an extended relief position as Acting General Manager, which also provided for valuable board experience. The Board of Northern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd met through the year ended 30 June, 2015 on nine occasions, including Special General Meetings and at the Annual General Meeting

DIRECTOR

DIRECTORSHIP

Warren Tozer

Chairman

MEETINGS 9/9

Paul Muldoon

9/9

Kevin Gosling

8/9

John Griffin

5/9

Peter George

9/9

Geoff King

9/9

Peter Fahey

We are clear eyed that the next 20 months will be both a challenging and exciting time in the Service’s life. Our staff are critical to the success of continued community service delivery in Northern NSW and I commend all our staff for their passion and engagement in the life of the service.

6/9

Kris Beavis—General Manager (ex officio)

Incumbent Company Secretary

8/9

Roger Fry—acting General Manager (ex officio)

Company Secretary October 2014 to April 2015

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THE WESTPAC LIFE SAVER RESCUE HELICOPTER SERVICE HAS BEEN TASKED ON THREE OCCASIONS WITH FLYING OFFSHORE TO ASSIST MAJOR CRUISE LINERS TRANSPORT PASSENGERS. is that both the vessel and the helicopter are more stable when in motion. Prior to their arrival, the helicopter pilot radioed the ship’s captain so that the vessel could move into a direction that faced the wind, which enabled the aircraft to come up on the rear of the vessel and safely perform the winch.

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was completed was; ‘why is the winch performed while the vessel is still moving and not stationary?’ The reason for this

Kris Beavis General Manager—Northern Service

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SOUTHERN REGION Over the last twelve months the Southern Region Helicopter Rescue Service (SRHRS) has seen a consolidation of previous achievements and programs as well as a commencement of strategic planning for the long-term sustainability of this service. The number of rescue missions remained constant and we have continued to be recognised by many emergency services for our ‘can do’ attitude.

2012–13

2013–14

2014–15

Number of available helicopters

2

2

2

Coastal surveillance flights—number of missions

89

56

54

Coastal surveillance flights—number of hours flown

87

62

59

Search and rescue—number of missions

337

188

206

Search and rescue— number of hours flown

331

219

219

Training—number of missions

75

137

107

Training—number of hours flown

144

179

112

Other—number of missions

22

30

34

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Other—number of hours flown

26

14.5

29

Over the last 12 months, a total of 426 missions were undertaken across our two bases in support of NSW and Commonwealth emergency services. While most operations took place along the narrow coastal belt, many rescue missions occurred in remote inland areas such as the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley, Kosciusko National Park and the snowfields, and the wilderness near the coastal NSW-Victorian border. Several rescues also occurred off vessels substantial distances offshore. SRHRS also continues to support Surf Life Saving NSW by undertaking coastal surveillance patrols in the Sydney Basin and along the NSW south coast during the lifesaving patrol season. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) conducted an audit of both our operations and engineering departments on 13 November 2014. The audit went very well, with the audit team writing about SRHRS, ‘The operator is to be complimented on the level of compliance of the operation with the operational Regulations and Orders’. Both SRHRS aircraft continue to operate well but maintenance schedules are becoming more frequent, which is a known issue for ageing aircraft.

Maintenance—number of missions

23

22

25

SRHRS continues to strengthen our relationships with emergency services

10

8.5

22

Total—number of missions

546

433

426

Total—number of hours flown

598

483

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S O U T H E R N R E G I O N B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S DIRECTOR

DIRECTORSHIP

MEETINGS

David Owens APM

Chairman

4/4

Peter George AM

Member’s Representative

7/7

Gordon Lang

Director

6/7

Daniel Dwyer

Director (Interim Chairman from 7 May 2015)

7/7

Les Tree AM

NSW Government Representative (to 16 November 2014)

2/2

Vicki D’Adam

NSW Government Representative

2/3

Stephen Leahy JP

Company Secretary Chief Executive Officer

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partners as these relationships will drive the services taskings. This year, SRHRS was invited to take part in the State Marine Rescue Consultative Committee. The Chief Executive Officer of SRHRS sits on the Aviation Advisory Committee of the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council. Sydney’s base has now been recognised as an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) under the Botany Bay Port Hacking Marine Plan. The EOC was activated in

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information. More than 6,000 individuals and organisations follow both the SRHRS Facebook page and Twitter feed. SRHRS receives great support from corporate partners, namely Westpac and Thales. SRHRS is also backed by the NSW State Government through the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services.

late December for six weeks after a ‘highly serious incursion’ of red imported fire ants was discovered at Port Botany, an event that the NSW Government warned could cost the economy billions of dollars if eradication efforts were not successful.

FUNDING The revenue focus has been centred on developing the Westpac relationship, looking at high income generating events and better back-room support. This

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Maintenance—number of hours flown

D E V E LO PM E N T S

strategy has paid off and SRHRS has seen ongoing improvements in our fundraising programs. Nevertheless, more needs to happen and this will be a key priority for the 2015/16 financial year. A number of events were conducted throughout the year with the support of Westpac. These events are now becoming an important part of the annual calendar for community and business leaders. SRHRS social media platforms are used extensively to stay in touch with supporters and are constantly monitored by media agencies for rescue mission

There has been a raft of reviews into current legislation and regulation by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and many of these are likely to have an effect on operations. Areas include Air Operations Certificates, pilot check and training, flight and duty times, fatigue management, risk mitigation for Night VFR and over-water operations. The Chief Pilot of SRHRS continues to monitor this closely and has been part of a number of CASA working groups that are writing the new regulations.

the Board of Directors, particularly in his role representing the NSW Government. Les retired from his position in November 2014, which has now been filled by the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services CEO, Vicki D’Adam. Chairman Dave Owens has taken a short leave of absence and Dan Dwyer is acting as Chairman in the interim. Long-time Director and former Chairman, Ron Rankin AM has had his outstanding and sustained service recognised with life membership of the Helicopter Service.

A N OT E F R O M T H E C E O As I do every report, I extend my sincere gratitude to our wonderful staff. I can only admire their communal desire to achieve our mission—saving lives!

B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S SRHRS would like to acknowledge the services of Les Tree AM for his service to

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Stephen Leahy Chief Executive Officer


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GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

S U RF LIFE SAVIN G AUS TR A LI A BOA RD

GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

OV E RV I E W Since 1907, when a small number of Sydney Surf Life Saving (SLS) clubs formed the organisation now known as Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), we have evolved into a highly federated and geographically dispersed organisation, made up of 502 entities/ groups including 313 separately incorporated Surf Life Saving Clubs, 17 regional branches (in NSW and Queensland), 91 support operations (regional rescue and response teams), 69 paid lifeguard services and 7 state and territory centres (page 122). These various separate entities are not subsidiaries of SLSA and have a variety of legal and reporting structures; therefore their financial results are not consolidated here. SLSA is the peak policy and decision-making body for the SLS movement. Under our constitution, our members are: • state centres, who are represented by their appointed directors and have the right to be present, debate and vote at our general meetings • affiliated clubs, which shall be represented by an individual nominated from time to time in writing by the club to the relevant state centre. The nominee shall have the right to be present and to debate on behalf of the affiliated club at general meetings, but shall have 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 SLSCs, 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, their state centre and their club. Where the members are less than 18 years 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 a surf lifesaving activity, as well as outlining a member’s individual liability in the unlikely event of a windup of SLSA. SLSA also operates two subsidiary companies to provide helicopter rescue services in NSW. Other helicopter rescue services operate in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia through their respective state centres. The Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF), which is also a wholly owned subsidiary, undertakes a national fundraising role on behalf of the movement.

PAT R O N S O F S U R F LI F E S AV I N G AU S T R A LI A C H I EF PAT RO N S His Royal Highness Prince Philip KG KT OM GBE AC QSO PC Duke of Edinburgh His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

PAT RO N S His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales His Excellency the Honourable Paul De Jersey AC Governor of Queensland His Excellency the Honourable Hien Van Le AO Governor of South Australia Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO Governor of Western Australia Her Excellency the Honourable Kate Warner AM Governor of Tasmania

SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA BOARD

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

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

S U R F LI F E S AV I N G AU S T R A LI A B OA R D This is the peak policy and decisionmaking body for Surf Life Saving in Australia (SLSA), made up of the President of SLSA, seven Appointed Directors from each state and the Northern Territory, four Independent Directors and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 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 (Chair)

Ralph Devlin QC

SLSA Deputy President SLSQ

Greg Nance

Chief Executive Officer

Tony Haven

SLSNSW

Andrew McGuiness SLSNT (until April, 2015)

His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM Administrator of the Northern Territory

Bridget Riggs

SLSNT (from April, 2015)

John Baker

SLSSA

Stephen Godfrey

SLST

V I C E PAT RO N

Tom Mollenkopf

LSV

The Honourable Tony Abbott MP Former Prime Minister of Australia

Mark Irwin

SLSWA (until September 2014)

L I FE G OV ER N O R

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a. responsible for international lifesaving activities, coordination and representation— member of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) b. responsible for relations with allied agencies (AUSTSWIM, RLSSA, Swimming Australia, Australian Coastal Alliance etc.) and other peak organisations (e.g. Australian Water Safety Council, National SeaChange Taskforce etc.) c. provides a framework within which surf lifesaving may be conducted safely and fairly in Australia including national strategies and supporting plans d. primary SLS organisation relationship with the federal government. Responsible for the management and delivery of all representation to the federal government e. facilitation, coordination and delivery of agreed national administrative programs such as insurance, Information Technology and Communications (ITC) and disciplinary and grievance f. responsible for lifesaving rules, policies and standards underpinned by evidence (research) and the coordination of lifesaving nationally with the state centres, including professional lifeguards g. conducts relevant research. Sets curriculum and standards h. responsible for the coordination of member training and education through curriculum and resource development with the state centres i. management and delivery of all national sporting events, development of national sport policy and standards and delivery of the national high performance program j. responsible for supporting national programs in member development, club management, leadership, recognition youth and junior development and the national resources to support these programs k. SLSA brand protection, reputation and development l. management and delivery of national marketing, sponsorship and business development programs m. management and delivery of national fund raising in accordance with agreed national and state business outcomes

Craig Smith-Gander SLSWA (from September 2014)

Alan Whelpton AO Sir Adrian Curlewis CVO CBE*

Lyn Barratt

Independent Director

Melanie Evans

Independent Director (from October 2014)

*Denotes deceased

Christine Hopton

Independent Director

Martin Walsh

Independent Director

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GRAHAM FORD SLSA PRESIDENT ELECTED DIRECTOR Graham was elected as President of SLSA in 2010 and re-elected to the role in 2014. 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 President of the International Life Saving Federation and has held many senior roles at club, branch and national levels. Graham is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

RALPH DEVLIN QC SLSA DEPUTY PRESIDENT/ SLSQ PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR Ralph, Queens Counsel, has been President of Surf Life Saving QLD 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 20December 2010. Ralph is a life member of SLSA.

ANTHONY MICHAEL HAVEN SLSNSW PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

STEPHEN GODFREY SLST PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

TOM MOLLENKOPF LSV PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

Tony, a former Senior Manager at the NSW State Transit Authority, has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1965. He was re-elected as SLSNSW President in May 2014 and his term is due to expire in May 2016.

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 in October 2011. Stephen is a life member of Carlton Park SLSC and has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1967.

Tom was the CEO of the Australian Water Association from 2007 until 2013. Prior to that he held executive roles internationally and in Australia, following his law career. Tom is President and Chair of LSV and is a Director of Western Water and WaterAid Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of Chartered Secretaries Australia. Tom is a life member of Point Leo SLSC.

Lyn has worked extensively in Occupational Health & Safety and Risk Management for over 20 years in Tasmania, Victoria and NSW. She currently holds the position as the National Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Manager for an international dredging company specialising in the marine environment. Lyn has been involved in Surf Life Saving since 1985 as co-founder of the Port Sorell SLSC in Tasmania where she filled several roles over 12 years.

MELANIE EVANS INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

CHRISTINE HOPTON INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

MARTIN WALSH INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Melanie Evans, our newest independent director, is currently General Manager, Service Revolution & Transformation for the Westpac Group where she has worked for over 14 years. Having grown up in the surf club, Melanie has kept abreast of our organisation over many years and brings with her expertise and experience of Board and Committee corporate governance, financial management, risk management, strategic planning and compliance.

Christine has an extensive media background having worked in the newspaper and television industries, public relations, marketing and communications for more than 30 years. Christine has been involved in Surf Life Saving for over 15 years, joining as a Nipper parent and holding positions on the Avalon Beach SLSC junior committee before gaining her Bronze Medallion in 2000. Christine is currently in her eighth term as President of Avalon Beach SLSC.

Martin Walsh is a member of Lorne SLSC and Life Member of LSV. Professionally, Martin is a Independent Company Director, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Governance Institute and Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. He is also the current chair of The Surf Life Saving Foundation and a previous Director of LSV.

BRIDGET RIGGS SLSNT PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

JOHN BAKER SLSSA PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

CRAIG SMITH-GANDER SLSWA PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

Bridget was appointed as President of Surf Life Saving NT on 28 April 2015. She is the first female President for NT. Bridget has a strong track record as a dedicated surf lifesaver at club, territory and national levels and has in-depth knowledge and extensive experience within the Surf Life Saving movement.

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 in January 2012. John is a member of Brighton SLSC in SA and has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1977.

Craig was elected as President of Surf Life Saving WA in August 2014. Craig is a former president of North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club and a life member of the club. He is a past Chair of Surf Sports for Surf Life Saving Western Australia and past member of the Australian Surf Sports Advisory Board.

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LYN BARRATT INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR


S U RF LIFE SAVIN G AUS TR A LI A BOA RD

GOVERNANCE S TRUC TURE OF SL S IN AUS TR ALIA

GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

Greg Nance was appointed as CEO in July 2013. Prior to and in between his time with SLSA, Greg has held positions including Director, Sports Development at the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), leading the Commonwealth Government’s investment in sport. In his former life, Greg was an officer in the Australian Army, serving in the Royal Australian Commando and Special Air Service Regiments.

ANDREW MCGUINESS OUTGOING DIRECTOR—SLSNT PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR (UNTIL APRIL 2015)

MARK RAYMOND IRWIN OUTGOING DIRECTOR—SLSWA PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR (UNTIL AUGUST 2014)

Andrew, a Senior Teacher in Darwin was elected as President of Surf Life Saving Northern Territory in March 2014. Andrew has a wide background in lifesaving, education, search & rescue operations and business management. He is a life member of the Darwin SLSC.

Mark, a Company Director, has been President of Surf Life Saving WA since September 2008. He has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1982. Mark was named SLSA Volunteer of the Year in 2006.

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SLS Organisational Structure

GREG NANCE SLSA CEO

SLS Governance Structure

169,633 M E M B E R S National Body Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Surf Life Saving Australia Subsidiaries

Executive Management Group SLSA Board

Northern Region Helicopter Rescue Service

Southern Region Helicopter Rescue Service

The Surf Life Saving Foundation

Surf Sports Australia

Life Saving Victoria (LSV)

Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA)

Surf Life Saving South Australia (SLSSA)

Surf Life Saving Tasmania (SLST)

Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT)

59 Clubs

57 Clubs

30 Clubs

21 Clubs

14 Clubs

3 Clubs

32 Support Ops

12 Support Ops

20 Support Ops

12 Support Ops

5 Support Ops

9 Support Ops

1 Support Op

20 ALS

20 ALS

14 ALS

9 ALS

2 ALS

1 ALS

3 ALS

Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW)

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ)

11 Regional Branches

6 Regional Branches

129 Clubs

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT PL AN PROGRESS GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

Following a review of SLSA and SLSF by Deloitte in late 2012, it was agreed by both boards to accept all the recommended changes in order to reposition us as one organisation with a single, vision of saving lives, creating great Australians and building better communities. SLSA is structured to enable true collaboration across the organisation which delivers enhancement of our governance to contemporary standards. Our efforts were focused in a more integrated manner to deliver to our key stakeholders—the states, members, sponsors and donors in the past 12 months. We have continued to deliver to the ‘As One’ Change Management Plan—a Workforce Transition plan, and are pleased to provide an outline of that progress below. Our journey is not over and our aim is to maintain trust and transparency in SLSA with our key stakeholders.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT PLAN RECOMMENDATIONS—MATRIX RECOMMENDATION/ACTION REQUIRED

STATUS

COMMENT

CHANGE MANAGEMENT PLAN RECOMMENDATIONS—MATRIX RECOMMENDATION/ACTION REQUIRED

STATUS

COMMENT

12. CEO’s internal review of SLSA roles/functions

C

Through EMG and Board for completion by Oct 13

13. Endorsement and implementation of WTP

C

Endorsed and underway. To be completed by first quarter of 2014

14. GM C&C & GM Corp Serv be endorsed and advertised

C

Completed

15. SLSF will become a wholly owned subsidiary. Review of SLSF operations and ‘Winding down’ of SLSF. Development of an Accountability matrix.

C

Completed

1. SLSA Board & Advisory Committee Restructure

C

Workshops scheduled for Oct ‘13 & Feb ‘14 Board meetings

16. Review of SLSA brand and development of brand, marketing, sponsorship and fundraising strategies

C

Completed

2. Communication of Governance Reforms

C

Completed

17. Initial GM-CBD review of SLSF structure

C

Completed

3. Appointment of External Company Secretary

C

No further action. Overall governance must be monitored and reviewed at least annually.

18. Further external analysis/review of cost effectiveness and compliance of SLSF outsourcing

C

Completed

4. Formation of Board Nominations Committee

C

For Board endorsement Feb 2014 meeting

19. Review of revenue planning, funding allocation models, info mgmt and mgmt decision making to ensure optimal practices

C

Ongoing work required. Further aligned to Business Plan development.

5. Review of Board skills, nomination process and structure and constitution/regs amended

C

For Board endorsement Feb 2014 meeting

20. SLSF business planning and budgeting cycle align with SLSA. Development of 3 year business plan.

C

Has been incorporated into SLSA Business Plan by May 2014

6. Institution of bi-annual governance training

C

Board will determine nature and frequency of training. Board Performance to be reviewed by Board in February each year.

21. Reassessment of the management arrangements of SRHRS

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To be completed second half of 2015.

7. Establishment of Business Development Advisory Committee and timeline determined

N

No further action.

22. ICT Audit of SLSA and SLSF and the development of combined strategy for ITC for SLSA and the SLSF

N

No further action. Emphasis to be on review of SLSA ICT alone.

8. Completion of EMG operation reform & SLSA CEO assigned full accountability & responsibility

C

Through EMG in July & Oct 2013

23. Review current & future use of properties and develop property plan linked to budget for the combined SLSA /SLSF/ helicopter group

C

Completed

9. Endorsement of Performance Management Framework

C

Through EMG in July & Oct 2013

24. Risk remediation strategies form part of the change management plan

C

Completed

10. Sharing of EMG Annual Performance to State Presidents

N

No further action.

25. SLSA Board agrees in principle that costs be reflected in Financial Statements of SLSA/SLSF and/or the 2013/14 Budget and SLSA/SLSF Business Plans to be approved by the respective Boards and communicated to EMG

C

Completed

11. Development of SLSA Business Plan

C

Board endorsed SLSA Business Plan April 2014.

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N OT CO M PL E T E

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SL SA BOARD GOVERNANCE CHARTER GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

The SLSA Board has adopted a Governance Charter. Key aspects of the charter are detailed below.

T H E R O LE O F T H E B OA R D A N D CO M M I T T E E S 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 are advisory only, however they can be empowered by the Board and meet as required. Their recommendations are considered by either the CEO, the Executive Management Group, or in some instances the Board. The Board, through the CEO, has ultimate supervision of the committees.

B OA R D CO M P O S I T I O N

ACCO U N TA B I LI T Y

The Board comprises seven state centre Appointed Directors, one from each state and the Northern Territory, (the ‘voting members’ of SLSA) who represent our broader membership; the President (Chairman), who is also elected by the Appointed Directors and the CEO (nonvoting). Up to four additional Independent Directors may also be appointed to the Board. The current Board has four appointed Independent Directors.

The Board is accountable to the members of SLSA. The constitution lists the following categories of membership: • 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 individual membership category is divided into various other subcategories set out in the regulations.

B OA R D M E E T I N G S A N D ACC E S S TO M A N AG E M E N T The Board meets at least five times each year. The Appointed Directors are supported by their respective state or territory CEOs.

T H E R O LE O F T H E D I R E C TO R S A N D M A N AG E M E N T

M ANAGE ME NT OF S IGNIFIC ANT BUS INE SS RIS K S

The day-to-day business of SLSA 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, the CEO is accountable to the President (as Chairman of the Board) on a day-to-day basis.

2014/15 has seen further refinement to our risk management processes. The Board regularly considers the risk management reporting and top ten risks and their mitigation strategies.

CO D E O F CO N D U C T The code of conduct for directors, setting out expectations and limitations is contained within the SLSA Board Governance Charter.

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I N D E PE N D E N C E 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, seven directors are appointed by their respective state centre. The Chair ensures that all State Appointed Directors fulfil their fiduciary duties to SLSA.

annual internal audit, giving the Board independent assurance and advice on financial management matters. Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd (JLT) also provides insurance advice and services. Throughout the year, SLSA also sought advice from a range of other external consultants including, Astute Consulting and Ixion Corporation/Australian Institute of Company Directors who conducted governance and strategic planning workshops.

The Board is assisted in aspects of its operations with external advice. Lander and Rogers Lawyers were re-appointed to provide legal services at the Annual General Meeting in October 2014 for a period of 12 months. Our auditors, BDO (formerly known as PKF), conduct an

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

TR AINING At times, 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.

E T H I C A L S TA N DA R DS 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.

CO M PLI A N C E I S S U E S O B TA I N I N G I N D E PE N D E N T A DV I C E

CO M PE N S AT I O N

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 advisers noted earlier, Lander and Rogers Lawyers, BDO and JLT also ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulation.

S U B S I D I A RY E N T I T I E S As noted elsewhere, SLSA wholly owns a number of subsidiary bodies. The Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF) raises funds nationally and in each state for SLSA. 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 these four subsidiaries are included as segment reporting in SLSA’s accounts.

F I D U C I A RY D U T I E S Monthly financial statements for SLSA 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.

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All financial accounts and reports are overseen by the Finance, Audit & Compliance Committee and, on their recommendation, adopted or otherwise by the Board throughout the year.

PAT HWAYS TO B OA R D A N D CO M M I T T E E M E M B E R S H I P 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 a 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 Board Governance Charter and also in the SLSA regulations.


BOARDS & COMMIT TEES GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

1. E X E C U T I V E M A N AG E M E N T G RO U P

FI N A N C E, AU D I T & CO M PL I A N C E CO M M I T T EE

4 . E D U C AT I O N M A N AG E M E N T CO M M I T T E E

6 . LI F E S AV I N G M A N AG E M E N T CO M M I T T E E

Management authority by the SLSA Board is made up of the SLSA CEO, State CEOs, SLSA General Managers and SLSA’s Legal Adviser.

Assists the SLSA Board in oversight of the reliability and integrity of accounting policies, financial reporting and disclosure practices.

Coordinates the operations of the Australian Lifesaving Academy and discusses issues relating to education.

The LMC is responsible for the implementation and continual improvement of lifesaving plans, programs and activities.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT GROUP

FINANCE, AUDIT & COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

LIFESAVING MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

NAME

POSITION

NAME

POSITION

NAME

POSITION

Michael Martin AM

Victoria (Chair)

Kevin Larkins

Chair of Education and Development (Chair)

Mark Fife OAM

Chair of Lifesaving (Chair)

Greg Nance

SLSA CEO (Chair)

Neil Morarty OAM

Victoria

Pamela Simon

Education Manager, SLSA

Murray Copas

Lifesaving Operations Manager, SLSA

John Brennan OAM

CEO, SLSQ

Melanie Evans

NSW

Des Kerr

QLD

Peta Lawlor

QLD

Phil Vanny AM

CEO, SLSNSW

Stephen Bennett

NSW

Louise Cooke

NSW

Andy Kent

NSW

Nigel Taylor ESM

CEO, LSV

Greg Nance

NSW

Dean Hemburrow

VIC

Greg Scott

VIC

Tony van den Enden

GM, SLST

Lyn Barratt

NSW

Leanne Johannesen

TAS

Boyd Griggs

TAS

Clare Harris

CEO, SLSSA

Belinda Schiphorst (until May 2015)

SA

Shane Daw

SA

Paul Andrew (until November 2014)

CEO, SLSWA

Janelle Slattery

WA

Chris Peck

WA

James O’Toole (from November 2014)

CEO, SLSWA

Julie Snelling

NT

Tony Snelling

NT

Tony Snelling

CEO, SLSNT

Lee Patterson (from March 2015)

SA

Peter George AM

GM Corporate Services 

Kitty Chiller (until January 2015)

GM Capacity & Capability

Nathan Hight (from January 2015)

Acting GM Capacity & Capability

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Melissa King

GM Communications & Business Development

NAME

POSITION

Christine Hopton

SLSA Independent Director

Sarina Bratton

SLS Member Representative

Katie Bells

Independent Member

N O M I N AT I O N S CO M M I T T EE Proposes any and all candidates for election and appointment to the SLSA Board and is responsible for the appointment of the Board Appointed Chairs of SLSA’s Advisory Committees.

7. LI F E S AV I N G M E M B E R A DV I S O RY CO M M I T T E E

To represent the views of SLS members nationally on matters relating to education and development.

Responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic lifesaving business of SLSA.

EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

LIFESAVING MEMBER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

NAME

POSITION

Kevin Larkins

Chair of Education and Development (Chair)

Mark Fife OAM

Chair of Lifesaving (Chair)

3. D E V E LO PM E N T M A N AG E M E N T CO M M I T T E E

Pamela Simon

Education Manager, SLSA

Murray Copas

Lifesaving Operations Manager, SLSA

Responsible for discussing issues related to SLS member development.

Rhiannon Wright

Development Operations Manager, SLSA

Peter Lucas

QLD

Rob Campbell

QLD

John Restuccia

NSW

2 . G OV E R N A N C E CO M M I T T E E S A PP O I N T M EN T S & R EM U N ER AT I O N CO M M I T T EE Recommends the appointment of the CEO to the SLSA Board, reviews and reports proposed remuneration packages for the CEO and senior executives to the SLSA Board, and ensures adequate human resource levels within the organisation.

5. E D U C AT I O N A N D D E V E LO PM E N T A DV I S O RY CO M M I T T E E

Katie Dixon

NSW

Darren McLeod

VIC

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Lyn Barrett

NSW

Christopher Jacobson

TAS

APPOINTMENTS AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

Susan Neil

NSW

Bruce Hosking

SA

NAME

POSITION

Kevin Larkins

Chair of Education and Development (Chair)

Nancy Joseph

VIC ( National Youth Adviser)

Mark Hills

WA

Graham Ford

President, SLSA

Rhiannon Wright

Development Operations Manager, SLSA

Gary Williams

WA

Alan Cross (until May 2015)

NT

Michael Martin AM

Chair

Brenda Lofthouse

QLD

Digby Wilson

WA

Trevor Radburn (from May 2015)

NT

Kate Higginbotham

NSW

Andy Cross

Volunteer of the Year

Robert Bates

Lifesaver of the Year

Kate McLauchlan (until Dec 2014)

VIC

LIFESAVING ADVISERS

Aileen Traynor (from Jan 2015)

VIC

Richard Budd

Powercraft Adviser

Stephen Cornish

SA

Dr. Natalie Hood

Medical Adviser

Leanne Johannesen

TAS

Adam Weir

Risk Adviser

Joshua Drummond

WA

Chris Stevens

Communications Adviser

NT

Greg Cahill

Lifeguard Adviser

Julie Snelling

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8 . S P O R T A DV I S O RY CO M M I T T E E SPORT DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE NAME

POSITION

Dick Bignold

Chair of Sport (Chair)

Nathan Hight

Sport Manager, SLSA

Charles Melloy

QLD

Stuart Hogben

QLD

Michael Bate

NSW

Shane Knight

NSW

Alan Holmes

VIC

Tom Mitchell

VIC

James Lyon

TAS

Leanne Johannesen

TAS

Peter Zuill

SA

Michael Schetter

SA

Stephen Carrick

WA

Chris Inglis

WA

Sam Edwards

NT

NATIONAL SPORT ADVISERS

9. S PE C I A L PU R P O S E CO M M I T T E E S

H O N O U R S CO M M I T T EE

AU S T R A L I A N L I FEG UA R D S ERV I C E M A N AG EM EN T CO M M I T T EE

Initiates nominations to the appropriate authorities on behalf of SLSA members considered eligible for civil, sporting, community and other awards.

Responsible for standardising the delivery of lifeguarding services around Australia and discussing issues surrounding lifeguarding.

NAME

POSITION

Kevin Larkins

SLSA Chair, Education and Development

MERITORIOUS AWARDS SELECTIONS COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

Rhiannon Wright

Development Operations Manager, SLSA

NAME

POSITION

Greg Cahill

Lifeguard Adviser ( Chair)

Andrew Barnes

VIC

Mark Fife OAM

Chair Lifesaving (Chair)

Murray Copas

Lifesaving Operations Manager, SLSA

Danny Hoyland OAM

QLD

Graham Ford

President, SLSA

Brent Manieri

NSW

Richard Lytham

NSW

Kirsten Phillips

QLD

Ashley Baxter

VIC

WA

Christopher Jacobson

TAS

Boyd Griggs

TAS

Bruce Hosking

SA

Shane Daw

SA

Matt du Plessis

WA

Trevor Radburn

NT

The Panel meets to discuss SLSA Hall of Fame nominations, and makes recommendations to the SLSA Board about inductions to the Hall of Fame.

Technical Adviser

Andrew Buhk

Event Adviser

Don van Keimpema

Officiating Adviser

Gavin Hill

Coaching Adviser

HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE

Kristy Ellis

Sport Integrity Adviser

NAME

POSITION

Bert Hunt

Surf Boat Adviser

Graham Ford

Chair

Danny Short

High Performance Adviser

Hayley McGreal

Member Services Assistant, SLSA

Chris Gately

Selection Adviser

Alan Whelpton AO (NSW)

NSW

Warren Rennie AM (NSW)

NSW

Rick Wright

NSW

Chair of Surf Sports Australia

Dick Bignold

Chair of Sport

Jean Burling OAM

H I S TO RY CO M M I T T EE Advises, comments and submits recommendations on the collection, conservation, management and documentation of the history of surf lifesaving in Australia.

H A L L O F FA M E CO M M I T T EE

SURF SPORTS AUSTR ALIA

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

AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Greg Allum OAM

Rick Wright OAM

HONOURS COMMITTEE

M ER I TO R I O U S AWA R DS S EL EC T I O N S CO M M I T T EE

I N F O R M AT I O N T EC H N O LO GY A N D T EL ECO M M U N I C AT I O N S CO M M I T T EE This Committee makes recommendations to the EMG on IT&T strategy, architecture, standards and policy with Surf Life Saving.

HISTORY COMMITTEE NAME

POSITION

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Stan Vesper

Chair

NAME

POSITION

Rhiannon Wright

Development Operations Manager, SLSA

Gary Daly

National IT Manager, SLSA (Chair)

Don Burchill OAM

QLD

Matt Hanks

NSW

Prue Weber

VIC

Craig Williams

QLD

Ken Knight BEM

TAS

Emma Atkins

VIC

Geoff Moffatt

SA

Greg Bird

TAS

Ken Knight BEM

TAS

Shane Daw

SA

Tim Tucak

WA

Ryan Greenaway

WA

Peter Orlovich

Honorary Archivist

Bob Creek

NT

Jonathan Farrell

CEO Appointment

Warren Rennie AM Kitty Chiller

General Manager–Capacity & Capability, SLSA

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YO U T H D E V ELO PM EN T CO M M I T T EE

R E S E A RC H A DV I S O RY CO M M I T T EE

S U R F B OAT CO M M I T T EE

10. AUSTR ALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS COMMIT TEES

Responsible for discussing issues and implementing programs related to youth activities within surf lifesaving.

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.

Responsible for overseeing the regulation, development and management of surf boat rowing in Australia.

CO M PE T I T I O N CO M M I T T EE

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE NAME

POSITION

SURF BOAT COMMITTEE

COMPETITION COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

NAME

POSITION

Mike Martin AM

Chair Competition Committee (Masters and Open Championships)

Rick Wright OAM

Chair Competition Committee (Youth Championships)      

Kevin Larkins

Chair Education and Development

RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Bert Hunt

NSW (Chair)

Rhiannon Wright

Development Operations Manager, SLSA

NAME

POSITION

Alexandra Hill

NSW

Rob Campbell

QLD

Mr. Norman Farmer ESM

Chair

Don Alexander

SA

Glenn Langley

NSW

Barbara Brighton

Research Coordinator, SLSA

Don Cotterill

QLD

Dick Bignold

Deputy Chair–SLSA Chair, Sport

Nancy Joseph

VIC ( National Youth Adviser)

Dr. Bernadette Matthews

VIC

Grant Wilkinson

NSW

Nathan Hight

Chief Executive Officer Delegate

Leanne Johannesen

TAS

Dr. Jeff Wilks

QLD

Nathan Perry

NSW

Andrew Buhk

Stephen Cornish

SA

Belinda Fleay

WA

Ian Hughes

WA

Championship Referee (Masters and Open Championships)

Joshua Drummond

WA

Dr. Sophie Pointer

Flinders University

Mick Lang

NSW

Stephen Marley

University of New South Wales

Championship Referee (Youth Championships)

NT

Professor Ann Williamson

Geoff Mathews

VIC

Professor Andrew Short OAM

University of Sydney

Don Van Keimpema

Deputy Referee (Masters and Open Championships)

Dr. Melissa Edwards

University of Technology Sydney

Jenny Kenny

Deputy Referee (Youth Championships)

L I FE S AV I N G G E A R & EQ U I PM EN T CO M M I T T EE

Mr Wade Sinclair

James Cook University

AT H L E T E S EL EC T I O N PA N EL

Stephen Leahy

Coordinates the trial and evaluation of new and/or modified lifesaving gear and equipment, and discusses issues relating to surf lifesaving gear and equipment.

Dr. Dean Dudley

Charles Sturt University

Professor Caroline Finch

University of Ballarat

Responsible for the selection of national teams in accordance with SLSA selection policy.

Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator (Chair of S&E Committee) (Masters and Open Championships)

Murray Copas

Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator (Chair of S&E Committee) (Youth Championships)

POSITION

Anthony Bradstreet

Work Health and Safety Adviser

Chris Gately

Chair

Michael Kearney

President of North Kirra SLSC Host Club Representative

Brett Dowker

NSW

Dani Potter

Anne-Maree Gardiner

QLD

Event Manager (Chair of Operations Committee)

Paul Cochrane

Media Representative (observing role)

Paul Chivers

External Risk Consultant (observing role)

Bridget Riggs

ATHLETE SELECTION PANEL LIFESAVING GEAR & EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE

S P O R T T EC H N I C A L A N D RU L E S CO M M I T T EE

NAME

POSITION

Murray Copas

Chair

Responsible for technical and editorial advice on rules and publications, and policy formation when directed.

Peta Lawlor

QLD

Andy Kent

NSW

Scott Ivey

VIC

Adrian Petrie

TAS

Ashlee Biddle

SA

Matt du Plessis

WA

Trevor Radburn

NT

SPORT TECHNICAL AND RULES COMMITTEE

070

NAME

POSITION

Greg Allum OAM

NSW (Chair)

Allan Inwood

QLD

Steve Strange

NSW

Paul Schott

NSW

Ric Mitchell

VIC

Wayne Druery

NSW

Rick Wright

NSW

NAME

PU B L I C L I A B I L I T Y C L A I M S CO M M I T T EE PUBLIC LIABILITY CLAIMS COMMITTEE NAME

POSITION

Peter George AM

SLSA

Phil Vanny AM

NSW

John Brennan OAM

QLD

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S A FE T Y A N D EM ERG EN C Y CO M M I T T EE

O PER AT I O N S CO M M I T T EE

11. I N T E R N AT I O N A L LI F E S AV I N G (I L S) F E D E R AT I O N CO M M I T T E E

O RG A N I S I N G CO M M I T T EE

SAFETY AND EMERGENCY COMMITTEE

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

NAME

POSITION

ORGANISING COMMITTEE NAME

POSITION

Stephen Leahy

Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator (Masters and Open Championships)

Dani Potter

Event Manager (Chair)

Nathan Hight

Manager Surf Sport (Chair)

Ken Bird

Site Manager

Dick Bignold

SLSA Chair, Sport (Deputy Chair)

Murray Copas

Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator (Youth Championships)

Brad Dean

Events Officer

Andrew Buhk

Championship Referee

Events Officer

Don van Keimpema

Deputy Referee

Stephen Leahy

Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator (Masters and Open Championships)

Murray Copas

Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator (Youth Championships)

Don Van Keimpema

Deputy Referee (Masters and Open Championships)

Glen Woolgar Graham Bruce

Logistics Coordinator

Jenny Kenny

Deputy Referee (Youth Championships)

Ross Wyeth

Gear and Equipment Coordinator

Anthony Bradstreet

Workplace Health & Safety Adviser

Sold Out - Adam Shumack

Event Signage Contractor

Maryanne Sewell

Medical/First Aid Coordinator

Stephanie Robertson

Sponsorship Representative

Anthony Bradstreet

Work Health and Safety Adviser

Jamie Findlay

Water Safety Coordinator

Robyn Carr

Functions and Presentations Coordinator

John Brennan OAM

Championships Adviser

Mal Flew

Powercraft Coordinator

Castlemedia - John Palmer

Sports Presentation Contractor

Graham Bruce

Logistics Coordinator

Chris Stevens

Communications Coordinator

Ron Pears OAM

Event Adminstration Coordinator

Dani Potter

Event Manager

QPS Duty Officer

Local Police Representative

Jean Burling OAM

Announcing Coordinator

Phil Clayton & Naomi Flood

Athlete Liaison X 2 (M+F)

Felicity Colbourne

Counselling Services Manager (observing role)

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Brad Dean

Events Officer

Glen Woolgar

Events Officer

Ken Bird OAM

Venue Manager

Stephanie Robertson

Sponsorship Representative

Kate Hayes

Marketing Representative

Paul Cochrane

Media Representative

Yvette Rutherford

IT Representative

Felicity Colbourne

Counselling Services Manager

Ross Wyeth

Gear and Equipment Coordinator

Robyn Carr

Presentations Manager

Ron Pears OAM

Event Administration Coordinator

Maryanne Sewell

Medical/First Aid Coordinator

Mal Flew

Powercraft Coordinator

Don van Keimpema

Officials Appointments

Paul Kenny

Officials Appointments

Michael Kearney

President North Kirra SLSC Host Club Representative

Stuart Hogben

SLSQ Representative

Steve Strange

Referee Steward

Val Connell

On Beach Recorders Coordinator

Paul Chivers

External Risk Adviser

Greg Allum OAM

Technical Adviser

Adam Shumack

Sold Out Representative

Stephen Ford

Event Aid Australia Representative

I L S B OA R D O F D I R EC TO R S The ILS Board of Directors oversees the business of ILS between the General Assemblies. Board of Directors’ meetings are held on a regular basis at various places in the world. The ILS Committees cover areas across the board of international lifesaving including Rescue Commission, Business Commission, Sport Commission and Drowning Prevention and Public Education Commission. ILS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES

073

NAME

POSITION

Graham Ford

ILS World President

Norman Farmer ESM

ILS Business Commissioner (Chair)

David Thompson

ILS Sport Commissioner

Ian Fullagar

Legal Adviser to ILS

Peter George AM (Secretary Rescue Commission)

ILS Rescue Commission and Committees ILS Business Commission and Committees

Dr Natalie Hood MD

ILS Rescue Commission and Committees

Pamela Simon (Chair)

ILS Rescue Commission and Committees

Adam Weir (Chair)

ILS Rescue Commission and Committees

Ian Fullagar

ILS Sport Commission and Committees

Kristy Ellis

ILS Sport Commission and Committees

Rick Wright OAM

ILS Sport Commission and Committees

Greg Allum OAM

ILS Sport Commission and Committees

John Fitzgerald OAM

ILS Sport Commission and Committees

Anthony Bradstreet

ILS Drowning Prevention and Public Education Commission


SECTION 04 FINANCIAL REPORT


FINANCIAL REPORT

S U M M A R I S E D F I N A N C I A L R E P O R T F O R T H E Y E A R E N D E D 30 J U N E 2015 The summarised financial report is an extract from the full financial report for the year ended 30 June 2015. The financial statements and specific disclosures included in the summarised financial report have been derived from the 2015 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.

STATEMENTS OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015 NOTE

1. S TAT EM EN T S O F PRO FI T O R LO S S A N D OT H ER CO M PR EH EN S I V E I N CO M E The 2015 consolidated surplus was $1,684,185 (2014: $1,235,094). This included a $181,780 surplus (2014: $874,719) in helicopter activities and a $953,156 surplus (2014: $397,017) from The Surf Life Saving Foundation (‘The Foundation’). Consolidated revenue for 2014 was $72,050,144 (2014: $69,599,325). Sponsorship decreased slightly to $11,001,534 (2014: $11,857,183). Government Grants increased to $9,420,995 (2014: $7,537,578) due in large part to the commencement of the Beach Safety Equipment Fund program to assist all clubs to purchase rescue equipment, first aid and medical supplies. The Foundation’s lottery and trade promotion activities contributed $26,656,146 (2014: $24,666,891) to group revenue. Expenditure on Lifesaving increased to $14,086,141 (2014: $12,169,052) also due primarily to the Beach Safety Equipment Fund program. Expenditure on competitions decreased slightly to $4,295,464 (2014: $4,779,421). Overall expenditure for helicopter administration and operations decreased slightly to $12,966,716 (2014: $13,285,075). Foundation commercial expenditure, which includes the cost of prizes for lotteries and trade promotions, remained relatively steady at $21,197,199 (2014: $20,084,052).

PARENT ENTITY 2015 ($)

2014 ($)

Revenue

2

72,050,144

69,599,325

27,897,095

26,280,841

3

(70,365,959)

(68,364,231)

(27,391,796)

(26,430,742)

1,684,185

1,235,094

505,299

(149,901)

Income tax expense Surplus / (deficit) after income tax expense for the year attributable to the members of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited

-

-

-

-

1,684,185

1,235,094

505,299

(149,901)

Other comprehensive income for the year, net of tax

-

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the year attributable to the members of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited

1,684,185

1,235,094

505,299

(149,901)

The above statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income are to be read in conjunction with the attached notes.

2. S TAT EM EN T S O F FI N A N C I A L P O S I T I O N The net assets of the consolidated group have increased to $35,110,759 (2014: $33,426,574). The current ratio (current assets : current liabilities) of the group 2.17 (2014: 2.13) continues to be well above the international benchmark of one. Property, plant and equipment decreased by $671,153 to $18,928,000; the reduction due to depreciation was offset by the value of a new helicopter engine purchased. Cash increased to $24,683,761 (2014: $20,502,725). Over the twelve month period, total group assets increased by $3,346,005 while group liabilities increased by $1,661,820. The resulting increase in group equity was $1,684,185 representing the surplus for the year. The debt/equity ratio (total liabilities : total equity) of 0.44 (2014: 0.41) of the group continues to show a conservative approach to leveraging the business.

3. S TAT EM EN T S O F C A S H FLOW S For the consolidated group, cash increased by $4,181,036 (2014: $10,704,605). Net cash inflow from operating activities was $6,226,539 (2014: $6,531,573). Net cash outflow from investment activities was $2,045,503 (2014: $4,173,032 inflow) which comprised payments of $2,376,042 (2014: $550,212) for property, plant and equipment. This was offset by proceeds of $330,539 (2014: $168,210) from the sale of property, plant and equipment.

076

2014 ($)

Expenses Surplus / (deficit) before income tax expense

D I S C U S S I O N A N D A N A LYS I S O F T H E S U M M A RY F I N A N C I A L S TAT E M E N T S F O R T H E Y E A R E N D E D 30 J U N E 2015

CONSOLIDATED ENTITY 2015 ($)

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STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015

STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015 NOTE

CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Trade and other receivables

4

Inventories Other Assets

5

Total current assets

CONSOLIDATED ENTITY

PARENT ENTITY 2015 ($)

CONSOLIDATED ENTITY

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

2014 ($)

24,683,761

20,502,725

5,511,869

4,315,187

1,871,326

2,313,527

2,629,242

2,650,485

802,618

782,279

531,975

257,787

4,043,621

3,958,490

-

109,608

31,401,326

27,557,021

8,673,086

7,333,067

NON CURRENT ASSETS Other financial assets

6

-

-

3,300,882

3,300,882

Trade and other receivables

4

286,240

113,387

-

-

Property, plant and equipment

18,928,000

19,599,153

7,028,697

7,142,266

Total non current assets

19,214,240

19,712,540

10,329,579

10,443,148

Total assets

50,615,566

47,269,561

19,002,665

17,776,215

CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and other payables

7

13,185,796

11,781,703

7,637,346

7,060,492

Employee benefits

8

1,266,596

1,158,090

377,457

338,234

14,452,392

12,939,793

8,014,803

7,398,726

Total current liabilities NON CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and other payables

7

874,001

766,025

874,001

768,194

Employee benefits

8

178,414

137,169

36,707

37,440

1,052,415

903,194

910,708

805,634

Total liabilities

15,504,807

13,842,987

8,925,511

8,204,360

NET ASSETS

35,110,759

33,426,574

10,077,154

9,571,855

32,009,981

28,621,673

6,976,376

4,766,954

-

1,704,123

-

1,704,123

Total non current liabilities

PARENT ENTITY

RETAINED SPECIAL OTHER TOTAL RETAINED SPECIAL OTHER TOTAL SURPLUSES ($) FUNDS ($) RESERVES ($) EQUITY ($) SURPLUSES ($) FUNDS ($) RESERVES ($) EQUITY ($) Balance at 30 June 2013

27,024,758

2,065,944

-

29,090,702

4,555,034

2,065,944

-

6,620,978

Surplus / (deficit) after income tax expense for the year

1,235,094

-

-

1,235,094

(149,901)

-

-

(149,901)

Other comprehensive income for the year, net of tax

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the year

1,235,094

-

-

1,235,094

(149,901)

-

-

(149,901)

Amounts acquired

-

-

3,100,778

3,100,778

-

-

3,100,778

3,100,778

Amounts transferred from special funds

361,821

(361,821)

-

-

361,821

(361,821)

-

-

Balance at 30 June 2014

28,621,673

1,704,123

3,100,778

33,426,574

4,766,954

1,704,123

3,100,778

9,571,855

1,684,185

-

-

1,684,185

505,299

-

-

505,299

Other comprehensive income for the year, net of tax

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the year

1,684,185

-

-

1,684,185

505,299

-

-

505,299

Amounts transferred from special funds

1,704,123

(1,704,123)

-

-

1,704,123

(1,704,123)

-

-

Balance at 30 June 2015

32,009,981

-

3,100,778

35,110,759

6,976,376

-

3,100,778

10,077,154

Surplus after income tax expense for the year

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

EQUIT Y Retained earnings Special funds Other Reserves

TOTAL EQUITY

12

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

35,110,759

33,426,574

10,077,154

9,571,855

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

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STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015

N OT E S TO A N D F O R M I N G PA R T O F T H E S U M M A RY F I N A N C I A L S TAT E M E N T S F O R T H E Y E A R EN D ED 3 0 J U N E 2015 CONSOLIDATED

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

PARENT ENTITY

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

Receipts from sponsors, donors and customers (inclusive of GST)

76,899,104

78,309,024

30,282,958

29,271,648

Payments to suppliers and employees (inclusive of GST)

(71,326,729)

(72,306,725)

(29,058,193)

(26,914,244)

654,164

529,274

150,350

120,175

6,226,539

6,531,573

1,375,115

2,477,579

Cash acquired on consolidation of subsidiary

-

4,555,034

-

-

Payments for property, plant and equipment

(2,376,042)

(550,212)

(176,265)

(36,980)

Interest received Net cash from operating activities CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment Net cash from / (used in) operating activities

330,539

168,210

-

17,000

(2,045,503)

4,173,032

(176,265)

(19,980)

1. B A S I S O F PR E PA R AT I O N The Summary Financial Statements have been prepared from the audited financial report for the year ended 30 June 2015. The audited financial report for the year ended 30 June 2015 is available to Surf Life Saving Australia Limited’s voting members on request from Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and its subsidiaries. The financial statements are presented in Australian Dollars which is Surf Life Saving Australia Limited’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 summary 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.

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Loans (to) subsidiaries

-

-

(2,168)

(5,251)

Net cash (used in) operating activities

-

-

(2,168)

(5,251)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

4,181,036

10,704,605

1,196,682

2,452,348

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the financial year

20,502,725

9,798,120

4,315,187

1,862,839

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the financial year

24,683,761

20,502,725

5,511,869

4,315,187

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

CONSOLIDATED 2. REVENUE

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

Government grants

9,420,995

7,537,578

8,144,867

6,397,535

Sponsorship

11,001,534

11,857,183

9,647,393

10,269,212

Fundraising and donations (*)

17,042,154

16,854,785

6,565,439

6,394,034

Commercial revenue

26,656,146

24,666,891

-

-

Contract revenue

3,563,250

3,337,817

-

-

Other revenue

1,485,411

3,022,613

1,257,578

1,347,361

Interest Sale of goods

654,879

522,947

150,350

120,175

1,241,563

1,098,359

1,250,732

1,105,704

Hire of helicopter

103,476

54,332

-

-

Royalty and trademark revenue

151,269

125,484

151,269

125,484

Competition entry fees

729,467

521,336

729,467

521,336

72,050,144

69,599,325

27,897,095

26,280,841

(*) Includes cash donations and other contributions collected by third parties of $236,646 (2014: $1,157,833)

080

PARENT ENTITY

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FINANCIAL REPORT

NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015

NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015

CONSOLIDATED 3. EXPENSES

PARENT ENTITY

CONSOLIDATED

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

Lifesaving

14,086,141

12,169,051

15,350,768

13,333,565

CURRENT

Competitions

4,295,464

4,779,421

4,295,464

4,777,407

Administration of lifesaving and competitions

3,349,675

3,881,806

2,786,454

3,388,854

Cost of sales Fundraising distribution to states

976,195

881,351

984,429

887,451

9,158,737

9,476,248

3,974,679

4,046,899

Philanthropic expense

2,347,635

2,155,333

-

-

Expenses relating to commercial activities

21,197,199

20,084,052

-

-

7. TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES

2014 ($)

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

Trade payables

2,705,248

2,148,155

1,068,341

907,605

Other payables

3,894,212

2,638,312

2,311,648

2,203,392

Income in advance

5,736,464

6,220,650

3,407,485

3,174,909

849,872

774,586

849,872

774,586

13,185,796

11,781,703

7,637,346

7,060,492

Public liability claims pool (see below)

NON CURRENT

Administration of Foundation activities

1,975,623

1,619,525

-

-

Other Payables

Helicopter administration and finance

1,757,165

3,168,635

-

-

Public liability claims pool (see below)

Helicopter operations

9,233,808

7,969,612

-

-

Helicopter fundraising

1,975,743

2,146,828

-

-

Foreign exchange loss

10,350

1,541

-

-

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

2,224

30,828

-

(3,434)

70,365,959

68,364,231

27,391,796

26,430,742

4. TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES

Trade receivables

1,355,536

1,797,713

1,063,263

1,602,260

Other receivables

515,790

515,814

1,565,979

1,048,225

1,871,326

2,313,527

2,629,242

2,650,485

286,240

113,387

-

-

286,240

113,387

-

-

373,818

530,260

-

109,608

NON CURRENT

5. OTHER ASSETS Prepayments Fundraising prize bank

3,669,803

3,428,230

-

-

4,043,621

3,958,490

-

109,608

The Fundraising Prize Bank consists of property purchases, and other prizes to be offered in future lotteries. Other costs, that are not associated with prizes, which relate to future lotteries, are expensed when incurred. 6. OTHER FINANCIAL ASSETS Unlisted investments in subsidiaries at cost (Note 11)

-

-

-

2,169

874,001

766,025

874,001

766,025

874,001

766,025

874,001

768,194

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 by insurance broker (Jardine Lloyd Thompson) calculated a potential liability of $849,872 (2014: $774,586). This amount makes up the current liability portion shown above. 8. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CURRENT

CURRENT

Security deposit

PARENT ENTITY

2015 ($)

-

-

3,300,882

3,300,882

-

-

3,300,882

3,300,882

Employee benefits

1,266,596

1,158,090

377,457

338,234

178,414

137,169

36,707

37,440

1,445,010

1,295,259

414,163

375,674

NON CURRENT Employee benefits Aggregate employee entitlements

9. CO N T I N G E N C I E S 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 NSW Government announced on 17th July 2013 a Reform Plan in which NSW Health propose to restructure helicopter contracts. Northern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd (NRHRS) has entered into a Deed of Commitment and Undertaking to assist Hunter Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service to tender for the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in the Northern Region. Based on the results of the tender, it is expected that NRHRS will cease providing HEMS services in May 2017. This is an extension of 1 year on the date disclosed in the 2014 Financial Statements. On 30th August 2014 the board of SLSA resolved that NRHRS be wound up following the expiration of the HEMS service. The constitution of NRHRS states that on winding up 50% of the net assets of the company be distributed to charitable organisations within the local flight path area. This will result in a reduction in the net assets of the consolidated entity as these funds are distributed upon winding up. The net assets of NRHRS at 30 June 2015 were $13,067,496, however the total amount to be distributed is not yet quantifiable.

10. M E M B E R S’ E Q U I T Y I S S U E D C A PI TA L The parent entity is 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 2015 the number of members was 169,633 (2014: 168,622).

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D I R E C T O R S ’ D E C L A R AT I O N

NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015

T H E D I R E C TO R S O F S U R F LI F E S AV I N G AU S T R A LI A LI M I T E D D E C L A R E T H AT: 1. PERCENT OF SHARES HELD

11. DETAILS OF SUBSIDIARIES

COUNTRY OF INCORPORATION

2015 (%)

2014 (%)

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

Australia

100

100

Australia

100

100

Australia

-

-

SLSA Helicopters Pty Ltd Surf Sports Australia Pty Ltd The Surf Life Saving Foundation Limited

(3)

In the directors’ opinion, the financial statements and notes of the company and the consolidated entity are in accordance with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012, included that they: a. comply with Australian Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Regulation 2013 (ACNC Regulation 2013) and other mandatory professional reporting requirements; and b. g  ive a true and fair view of the financial position of the company and the consolidated entity as at 30 June 2015 and of their performance for the financial year ended on that date; and 2. 2. In the Directors’ opinion there are reasonable grounds to believe that the company and the consolidated entity will be able to pay its debts as and when they become due and payable. On behalf of the Directors by

(1). Compliance 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 East Coast Partnership. (3). T he Surf Life Saving Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and therefore does not have issued capital. The parent entity acquired control over The Surf Life Saving Foundation Limited on 1 July 2013 by board resolution of The Surf Life Saving Foundation Limited.

CONSOLIDATED

PARENT ENTITY

12. OTHER RESERVES

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

2015 ($)

2014 ($)

Acquisition / Disposition Reserve

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

Graham Ford Director Sydney, 25 September 2015

Ralph Devlin Director Sydney, 25 September 2015

The acquisition / disposition reserve represents the net assets of The Surf Life Saving Foundation acquired by the parent entity on 1 July 2013 for nil consideration.

13. FOUNDATION PERPETUITY TRUST (FORMERLY KNOWN AS SURF LIFE SAVING RESCUE FUND TRUST) The parent entity is a beneficiary of the Foundation Perpetuity Trust. Funds held on behalf of the parent as at 30 June 2015 were $4,864,786 (2014: $5,247,918). Funds held in the Trust can only be withdrawn at the sole discretion of the Trustee, provided such withdrawal meets the criteria as noted in the Trust Deed.

14 . F I N A N C I A L R I S K M A N AG E M E N T 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 enters 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.

15. E V E N T S O CC U R R I N G A F T E R T H E R E P O R T I N G PE R I O D No matter or circumstance has arisen since 30 June 2015 that has significantly affected, or may significantly affect the consolidated entity’s operations, the results of those operations, or the consolidated entity’s state of affairs in future financial years.

16. CO M PA N Y D E TA I L S The registered office and principal place of business of the consolidated entity is 789 Botany Road, Rosebery, NSW 2018.

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Tel: +61 2 9251 4100 Fax: +61 2 9240 9821 www.bdo.com.au

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Tel: +61 2 9251 4100 Fax: +61 2 9240 9821 www.bdo.com.au

Level 11, 1 Margaret St Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Australia

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT ON THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL REPORT To the members of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited INDEPENDENT AUDITOR’S REPORT ON THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL REPORT

Report on the Summary Financial Report To the members of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited The accompanying summary financial report of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited, which comprise the statements of financial position as at 30 June 2015, the statements of profit or loss and other Report on the Summary Financial Report comprehensive income, statements of changes in equity and statements of cash flows for the year then ended, and related notes, are derived from the audited report of Surf Life Saving Australia The accompanying summary financial report of Surf Life financial Saving Australia Limited, which comprise the Limited and the entities it controlled for the year ended 30 June 2015. The summary financial statements of financial position as at 30 June 2015, the statements of profit or loss and other report does not containincome, all the statements disclosures required byin the Australian AccountingofStandards comprehensive of changes equity and statements cash flows– Reduced for the year then Disclosure Requirements and accordingly, reading the concise financial report is not a substitute for ended, and related notes, are derived from the audited financial report of Surf Life Saving Australia reading the financial report. for the year ended 30 June 2015. The summary financial report Limited and audited the entities it controlled does not contain all the disclosures requiredFinancial by the Australian Directors’ Responsibility for the Summary Report Accounting Standards – Reduced Disclosure Requirements and accordingly, reading the concise financial report is not a substitute for The directors are responsible for the preparation of the summary financial report in accordance with reading the audited financial report. Accounting Standard AASB 1039 Concise Financial Reports, and the Australian Charities and not-forDirectors’ Responsibility for the Financial Report profits Commission Act 2012, and Summary for such internal control as the directors determine are necessary to enable the preparation of the summary financial report. The directors are responsible for the preparation of the summary financial report in accordance with Accounting Standard AASB 1039 Concise Financial Reports, and the Australian Charities and not-forAuditor’s Responsibility profits Commission Act 2012, and for such internal control as the directors determine are necessary to Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the report. summary financial report based on our procedures, enable the preparation of the summary financial which were conducted in accordance with Auditing Standard ASA 810 Engagements to Report on Auditor’s Responsibility Summary Financial Statements. We have conducted an independent audit, in accordance with Australian Auditing financial report of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and the Our responsibility isStandards, to express of anthe opinion on the summary financial report based on our procedures, entitieswere it controlled forinthe year ended 30Auditing June 2015. We expressed an unmodifiedtoopinion which conducted accordance with Standard ASA 810 Engagements Reporton onthat financial report in our report dated 25 September 2015. The Australian Auditing Standards require that Summary Financial Statements. We have conducted an independent audit, in accordance with we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements and plan and perform Australian Auditing Standards, of the financial report of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and the the audit to it obtain reasonable whether the2015. financial report for the year is freeopinion from material entities controlled for theassurance year ended 30 June We expressed an unmodified on that misstatement. financial report in our report dated 25 September 2015. The Australian Auditing Standards require that

These procedures have been undertaken to form an opinion whether, in all material respects, the summary financial report complies with AASB 1039 Concise Financial Reports and whether the discussion and analysis complies with the requirements laid down in AASB 1039 Concise Financial Reports. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion. Opinion In our opinion, the summary financial report including the discussion and analysis of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and the entities it controlled for the year ended 30 June 2015 complies with Accounting Standard AASB 1039 Concise Financial Reports.

BDO East Coast Partnership

Paul Bull Partner Sydney, 25 September 2015

we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements and plan and perform the An audit involves performing procedures to obtain evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the audit to financial obtain reasonable assurance whether the depend financialonreport for the year is free from material concise report. The procedures selected the auditor’s judgement, including the misstatement. assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the concise financial report, whether due to fraud or In making those risk procedures assessments, auditor considers controland relevant to thein the An error. audit involves performing to the obtain evidence aboutinternal the amounts disclosures entity’s financial preparation of the concise financial reportdepend in order design auditjudgement, procedures including that are the concise report. The procedures selected ontothe auditor’s appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the concise financial report, whether due to fraud of the entity’s internal control. Our procedures included testing that the information in the or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant tosummary the financialpreparation report is derived andfinancial is consistent the financial for the year, andare entity’s of thefrom, concise reportwith, in order to designreport audit procedures that examination on a test basis, of audit evidence supporting the amounts, discussion and analysis, and appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness other which control. were notOur directly derived from the financial for the year. of thedisclosures entity’s internal procedures included testing thatreport the information in the summary financial report is derived from, and is consistent with, the financial report for the year, and examination on a test basis, of audit evidence supporting the amounts, discussion and analysis, and other disclosures which were not directly derived from the financial report for the year.

BDO East Coast Partnership ABN 83 236 985 726 is a member of a national association of independent entities which are all members of BDO Australia Ltd ABN 77 050 110 275, an Australian company limited by guarantee. BDO East Coast Partnership and BDO Australia Ltd are members of BDO International Ltd, a UK company limited by guarantee, and form part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation, other than for the acts or omissions of financial services licensees.

BDO East Coast Partnership ABN 83 236 985 726 is a member of a national association of independent entities which are all members of BDO Australia Ltd ABN 77 050 110 275, an Australian company limited by guarantee. BDO East Coast Partnership and BDO Australia Ltd are members of BDO International Ltd, a UK company limited by guarantee, and form part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation, other than for the acts or omissions of financial services licensees.

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SECTION 05 AWARDS & HONOURS


2 014 –15 S L S A H A L L O F F A M E I N D U C T E E S

SL SA HALL OF FAME

AWARDS & HONOURS

AWARDS & HONOURS

SLSA HALL OF FAME SURF LIFESAVING

LACHLAN TAME AVOCA BEACH SLSC, NSW

ALISON O’TOOLE CITY OF PERTH SLSC, WA

Lachlan’s achievements have been extraordinary and he has proven himself to be an exceptional role model within the Surf Life Saving movement. Some of Lachlan’s highlight achievements have been winning four consecutive Open Male Single Ski Championships (2011–14) and two consecutive World Championships (2012 and 2014).

Alison has established an excellent record in Surf Life Saving. Her most outstanding feat was winning eight consecutive titles in the Australian Championship Open Women’s 2 km Run event (2005–12).

SOUTH PORT OPEN MARCH PAST TEAM SOUTH PORT SLSC, SA The South Port Open March Past team has entered the Hall of Fame after achieving a significant record in winning 11 Australian Open March Past Championships.

ADMINISTRATION

SPORT

SPORT

Major John Bond

Gregory Arthur Allum OAM

John Bliss

Robert (Bob) Mayo AM

Harold John Brown OAM

Cornelius Kennedy Asmussen MBE

Don Morrison OAM

Michael Burke BEM

Sir Adrian Curlewis CVO CBE

Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore Open Boat crew

Professor Tess Cramond OBE AO

Roy Doyle

Bondi R&R team

Ken Murray

Currumbin Patrol Competition team

Theo Haywood

Bundaberg March Past team

Bob Newbiggin

Cliff Marsh OAM

Graham Carlisle OAM

Harry Nightingale

Jack Dearlove MBE

Donald D McIntyre

Jon Donohoe AM

Clint Robinson OAM

Bob Gear AM

John West (Jack) McMaster AM DFC

Harold C Evans

Barry Rodgers

Alan Kennedy MBE

Tom Meagher OBE

Karla Gilbert

Noel P Ryan

Dr Ian Mackie AM

Lyster Ormsby

Kristy Harris

Peter Douglas Tibbitts

Graham McKenzie OAM

Charles Davidson Paterson

Trevor Hendy AM

Ken Vidler

Hector McDonald OAM

Ronald E Rankin AM

Dennis Heussner

Wanda Six Man R&R team

Warren Allen Rennie AM

Paul Smith OAM

John Robert Holt

Stephen Warren

Earle Smith AM

Barry Bede (Gus) Staunton MBE

Ky Hurst

Graham Ross White OAM

Ainslie W ‘Sprint’ Walker OBE

Ron Tallon OAM

Brian Hutchings

Steve Wilkes

Peter George AM

F O (Frank) Venning MBE

Grant Kenny OAM

Shannon Eckstein

Ken W C Watson MBE

Bruce Kolkka

Michael Jones

Alan Brian Whelpton AO

Peter Lacey

Naomi Flood

Dan White OAM

Killcare Open Mens Beach Relay Team

North Cottesloe Open Surf Boat - J Crew

S W (Bill) Winders MBE

Maroubra SLSC Double Ski Team

Lenore Grice

Ian (Rick) Wright OAM

Northcliffe Open Patrol Competition Team

Lachlan Tame

Jack Winders OBE

* Robert Brydon AM

Kristy Munroe

Alison O’Toole South Port Open March Past Team

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2 014 –15 S L S A A W A R D S O F E X C E L L E N C E AWARDS & HONOURS

DHL SURF LIFESAVER OF THE YEAR ROBERT BATES Secret Harbour SLSC, WA

DHL LIFEGUARD OF THE YEAR TIMOTHY WILSON Australian Lifeguard Service, QLD

DHL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR ANDY CROSS South Narrabeen SLSC, NSW

Tim is a full-time lifeguard at North Stradbroke Island and has been a dedicated member of the team for the past eight years. Tim has been the driving force in assisting with the facilitation of three new services in the Gold Coast Region and has mentored many of the younger lifeguards. Tim achieved his Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, establishing himself as an official ALSQLD Trainer and Assessor.

Andy is the Chief Training Officer and Assessor at South Narrabeen SLSC where he is responsible for organising all junior club activities including the water safety of the Nippers program. Andy volunteers across a variety of roles at all levels, contributing over 810 hours over the 2013/14 season. Andy has also assisted with the management of the SLSNSW Beach to Bush Club Program, hosting 50 Aboriginal children and elders from Brewarrina.

TRAINER OF THE YEAR DAVINA JACKSON Jan Juc SLSC, VIC

ASSESSOR OF THE YEAR SHAREE HART Secret Harbour SLSC, WA

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR SEAHORSE NIPPERS Noosa Heads SLSC, QLD

Davina continues to develop, implement and facilitate a high volume of training programs each year. Davina has actively promoted and established training programs at Jan Juc SLSC, improving the diversity of trainers and assessors and ensuring a sustainable future for both the club and region.

Sharee trains and assesses members across a number of different SLSC programs, including 10 Bronze Medallion exams and is currently developing adult SRC days. Sharee facilitates training and assessor development at her associated clubs. Sharee also leads Gold Medallion Basic Beach Management courses for lifesavers along the west coast from Port Bouvard to Fremantle.

Robert was involved in multiple rescues during the 2013/14 season including a family of five at Penguin Island. During the season Robert was also the RWC Operator in the recovery of numerous athletes competing within SLS carnivals. Robert has completed additional patrol hours this season at Penguin Island with the Peel Emergency Rescue Team, helping to enhance public safety and education within the recently identified high risk area.

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Noosa Heads SLSC successfully delivered the Seahorse Nippers Community Education Program during the 2013/14 lifesaving patrol season. During this season the program provided 60 children with special needs the opportunity to participate in a weekly Nippers program. This is the first program of its kind in Queensland and Noosa Heads SLSC has since begun assisting other clubs with establishing similar programs.

SURF SPORTS OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR JULIE K AY Clifton Beach SLSC, TAS

SURF SPORTS COACH OF THE YEAR JACK PATISON Austinmer SLSC, NSW

SURF SPORTS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR SHANNON ECKSTEIN BMD Northcliffe SLSC, QLD

Julie has officiated at club, state and national events including the Tasmanian Lifesaver and Senior Championships where she was appointed as Chief Referee. Julie is currently the Tasmanian Officials Coordinator and continues to facilitate officials courses and serve as an assessor/mentor for Level 1 and 2 officials in Tasmania.

Jack led Austinmer SLSC to its most successful competitive season in the club’s history. Jack’s coaching expertise and skills have been a driving force behind his Surf Boat teams’ success. His team’s victories have included winning the Open Men’s and Under 23 Women’s divisions at the Australian Championships. He also continues to serve as a mentor within the Surfboat Sweep School.

2014 was a successful year for Shannon. One of the highlights was his victory at the Kellogg’s Series Ironman Competition, making it his eighth title win. During 2014, as part of a team, Shannon also claimed victories in the Open Taplin and Open Surf team events at both the Queensland and Australian Championships. Shannon captained both the 2014 Queensland Interstate and Australian Life Saving teams.

DHL CLUB OF THE YEAR SECRET HARBOUR SLSC, WA Secret Harbour SLSC efficiently managed to patrol its 11 km of local high-risk beach area, as well as extending their patrol services to the Penguin Island Sandbar (19 km from the club), following three unfortunate fatalities in 2010. The club has developed an education program to inform locals and tourists of the dangers in crossing the sandbar.

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N AT I O N A L R E S C U E O F T H E M O N T H AWARDS & HONOURS

The National Rescue of the Month is a program that recognises excellence in lifesaving and service delivery, measured against industry best practice and operating procedures. The Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) board endorsed the implementation of the National Rescue of the Month in December 2013. The National Rescue of the Month recipients listed below were awarded at quarterly ceremonies at Parliament House in Canberra, ACT.

OCTOBER 2014 MACKSVILLE-SCOTTS HEAD SLSC, NSW Jason O’Donnell, Peter McNally and Paul Young JUNE 2014 PACIFIC PALMS SLSC (NSW) Lennon Fisher, John Gray, Kel McCredie, Brian & Julie Wilcox and Ben Atkinson On 7 May 2014 Julie Wilcox was notified that an unknown number of rock fishermen had been washed into the surf at Seal Rocks. Lennon Fisher responded to the call out and John Gray, Brian Wilcox and Kel McCredie were tasked to assist. On a jet ski, Fisher conducted a search and rescued a fisherman on the rocks while the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter winched another man to safety. The actions and quick response of this lifesaving team resulted in the fishermen’s lives being saved.

AUGUST 2014 SOUTH MAROUBRA SLSC (NSW) Lucas Toms and Graham Toms On 31 August 2014 Lucas and Graham Toms witnessed a rock fisherman in distress. Lucas entered the large swell with his board and Graham with a rescue tube. Assisted by Graham Lucas commenced deep-water resuscitation on the patient. A Maroubra lifeguard then transferred the patient as off-duty Maroubra SLSC lifesavers assisted in an IRB. Lifesaver 1 winched the patient to paramedics waiting nearby. Both men performed above and beyond expectations utilising their Surf Lifesaving skills. The quick and selfless response to the situation is duly recognised.

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SEPTEMBER 2014 SANDON POINT SLSC, NSW Sue Martin, Christian Szanto, Rod Johnston, Jason Hinds & Keith Miller (Lifeguard) On 21 September 2014 a surfer competing in a board riding competition fell heavily onto the shallow reef. Lifesavers Jason Hinds and Christian Szanto swam across to support the surfer with lifesaver Rod Johnston assisting. When they reached the shore, Keith Miller and Patrol Captain Sue Martin took over patient first aid until the patient was transported to the ambulance. This incident highlights the ability and skills of lifesavers from Sandon Point SLSC to adapt and perform in a challenging situation.

On 13 October 2014 Jason O’Donnell was informed that there was a swimmer caught in a rip at Forsters Beach. Jason paddled out with a rescue board and Peter McNally and Paul Young provided support in an IRB. The patient was placed onto the rescue board and returned to shore. The three lifesavers assisted the patient into the recovery position, administered oxygen therapy and kept her stabilised until paramedics arrived. The trio demonstrated exceptional decision-making and lifesaving skills preventing the drowning of a swimmer.

NOVEMBER 2014 REDHEAD SLSC, NSW Tim Foran, Mark Ayre, Chris Bird, Jeff Rodway, lain Robertson, Gavin Eckert, Drew Morgan, Derek Gesell, Col Eckert, Gail Evans, Shauna Abrahamson, Hannah Bird, Jason Horadam, Shane Abrahamson, Khiara Jones and Dean Jones On 2 November 2014, lifesavers at Redhead SLSC rescued four ocean ski paddlers from nearby rocks in 2-3 m surf conditions. Tim Foran paddled out on a rescue board to assist the two ski paddlers while the remaining ski paddlers were directed back to shore. Those involved in the rescue highlighted the team’s ability to work together to achieve a successful outcome in extremely challenging surf conditions.

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DECEMBER 2014 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE, WA Danny Smyth, Peter Geall and Janek Ferrandi On 12 December 2014 off-duty lifeguards Danny Smyth and Peter Geall were surfing in Cape Naturaliste when a body boarder paddled out in the 1.8 m swell. Later, Danny Smyth spotted the body boarder lying motionless in the water. The lifeguards moved the casualty over the shallow reef and clear of the surf zone. Local surfers and lifeguard Janek Ferrandi assisted the patient onto a spinal board and into the ambulance. The lifeguards utilised their skills and knowledge to ensure the casualty was provided due care and attention outside of their patrol hours.


N AT I O N A L R E S C U E O F T H E M O N T H AWARDS & HONOURS

JANUARY 2015 TOWRADGI SLSC Craig Zulian, Sonia Zulian, Don Allan & Richard Walsh FAIRY MEADOW SLSC Nathan McKnight & Konrad Robertson On 30 January 2015 lifesaver Richard Walsh who was at the time working with Police Rescue informed Craig Zulian that a surfer was caught south of Fairy Meadow SLSC. The surfer, who was fatiguing from treading water for an extended period of time, was placed on the RWC as Craig drove into Wollongong Harbour. The patient was transported by NSW paramedics to Wollongong Hospital and has since made a full recovery. Craig’s skill and experience ultimately saved the life of the surfer along with help from Richard, Sonia, Don, Nathan and Konrad.

FEBRUARY 2015 NORTH NARRABEEN SLSC Bruce Kelly On 13 February 2015 Bruce Kelly was informed that a family was caught in a permanent rip. Bruce paddled out on his surf ski as a rescue board and directed one of the boys to swim across the rip to a sandbank. Bruce then instructed the two younger children to hold on to the foot straps on his surf ski so that he could return them to shore. Once returning the children to shore Bruce re-entered the surf, paddling out to rescue the father. Bruce demonstrated exceptional decision-making and lifesaving skills in rescuing a family in difficulty.

096

MARCH 2015 NORTH BONDI SLSC James Fleetwood, Josh Vernon, Andrew Djernal, Michael Hughes, Sam Mitchell, Emma Starritt, Felicity Pattullo, Daniel Beaver, Victoria Nash, Doug Orr, David Rich, Nicholas Stavrinos and Max Whillas On 7 March 2015 Patrol 9 of North Bondi SLSC performed a major rescue of 15 people from North Bondi Beach in a 3 metre swell where a very strong rip was pulling swimmers out beyond the break. Lifesavers from Patrol 9 demonstrated their lifesaving skills and performed very well in a highly stressful situation. James and Josh rescued the majority of swimmers and surfers, but it was ultimately the teamwork of Patrol 9 that enabled the successful outcome of this rescue mission.

APRIL 2015 EVANS HEAD/CASINO SLSC Avan Christie & Rolan Murcott On 6 April 2015 Club Treasurer Avan Christie rescued four swimmers in two separate incidents. Avan paddled out and rescued an elderly lady and her grandchild who were caught in a rip near the north wall. Within minutes of this first rescue, Avan paddled 500 m out at Airforce Beach to rescue two teenagers caught in a rip. SurfCom was contacted for this second rescue to assist Avan in exiting the water. The quick and courageous action of Avan is admirable and despite not holding a Bronze Medallion, he still risked his own life to save others.

MAY/JUNE 2015 WARRIEWOOD SLSC Bev Tilbury, Russell Lamb and Jen Spencer AVALON BEACH SLSC Kerry McEwan, Kate Munro and Donna Wishart The Avalon Beach Masters Women surfboat crew with Russell Lamb from Warriewood as Sweep were training when a rock fisherman fell onto the rocks and into the water. Bev Tilbury and Kate Munro immediately swam over with a rescue tube. As police and ambulance were called, the IRB was launched by Russell and Kerry while Donna manned the radio. Jen Spencer paddled a rescue board around to assist further. The four lifesavers secured the patient onto a spinal board, stabilised the patient and waited for the ambulance helicopter to arrive. The rescue showcased the combined effort of lifesavers from two clubs.

097


ME RITORIOUS AWARDS

NEW LIFE MEMBERS

AWARDS & HONOURS

AWARDS & HONOURS

Meritorious Awards are awarded to affiliated clubs and/or their members and/or the public for outstanding deeds of bravery performed in the sphere of Surf Life Saving operations. This includes lifesaving—both in and outside of designated patrol hours. In 2014/15, Certificates of Merit were awarded to the following:

BEN FREUND HUNTER RWC Commendation BLAIR WALKINGTON GERALDTON SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit EMILY SCHOFIELD SURFERS PARADISE SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit w/ Bronze Insert JANEK FERRANDI & BEN SOWTER AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE WA, YALLINGUP BEACH Individual Certificate of Merit w/ Silver Insert

LENNON FISHER PACIFIC PALMS SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit w/ Bronze Insert NORTH BONDI SLSC, BONDI SBLSC & WAVERLEY COUNCIL LIFEGUARDS Group Certificate of Merit PACIFIC PALMS SLSC Group Certificate of Merit PATROL 16 SURFERS PARADISE SLSC Group Commendation POINT LOOKOUT SLSC Group Commendation

SANDRA MIDDLETON & EVE WEST POINT LOOKOUT SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit w/ Bronze Insert SCOTT DINEEN SURFERS PARADISE SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit w/ Bronze Insert SOUTH NARRABEEN SLSC Group Certificate of Merit TOD ROWBOTHAM FRESHWATER SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit w/ Bronze Insert

MICHAEL (MIKE) SMITH BUNBURY SLSC, WA

PETER PEARCE BURNING PALMS SLSC, NSW

Mike has made significant contributions throughout his 30 years of service to Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) and Surf Life Saving WA. Mike held the role of Club President for the City of Bunbury SLSC between 1994 and 1999 when he was appointed to the Board of SLSWA. In 2002, Mike was appointed as President of SLSWA, and served in that position for six years. During his time as President, Mike was responsible for establishing country-based clubs within mainstream SLSWA and achieved major policy reforms that have positively impacted on country clubs in WA and the movement as a whole.

Peter has made distinguished contributions throughout his 49 years of service not only at a club level but also at branch, state and national level. Peter is recognised for his service across many executive roles. His more influential roles included Club President, Club Captain, IRB Captain, Power Boat Captain, Patrol Captain, Club Branch Delegate, Director of SLSA and President of Surf Life Saving NSW.

ZOE JOLLEY TANNUM SANDS SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit

JOEL DI TRAPANI & SCOTT STEPHENSON POINT LOOKOUT SLSC Commendation

098

099

DECEASED LIFE MEMBERS JOHN GRIFFITHS Sorrento SLSC, WA JOHN JONES OAM Bulli SLSC, NSW


SLSA LIFE MEMBERS AWARDS & HONOURS

R E CO G N I S I N G D I S T I N G U I S H E D S E RV I C E

Whelpton AO, AB

Watson AM, RJ

*Fielder OAM, CD

Owen, GB

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 272 recorded Life Members.

Moseley OAM, A

Reeves OAM, JA

Halliday, WE

Grant OAM, IJ

*Pittard, HA

*Marshall OAM, WG

Harding OAM, RJ

*Goetz, AW

*Parkyn OAM, AB

Scott OAM, ID

Menico OAM, JA

Kennedy, KA

Brown OAM, HJ

Byrnes OAM, MJ

*Somers, JF

*O’Rorke OAM, PJ

* Denotes deceased

* Doyle, RD

* Hayton MBE, N

* McGrath, HF

*Riley MBE, HK

* Dann, GL

*Dixon, NA

*Wilcox OAM, ST

Fitzgerald OAM, JB

* Rathborne, H

* Webb, GR

* Castleman MBE, AW

*Asmussen MBE, CK

* Bowman, BH

McNaughton OAM, G

Wright OAM, IJ

Stanford OAM, KH

* Burke BEM, MJ

* Figtree, AS

* Prior BEM, AE

* Molyneux, D

Worrell, JG

*Donnell OAM, BF

Rankin AM, RE

*Barlow, JR

* McIntyre, DD

* Thompson, DH

* Haywood MBE, FST

* Crain MBE, WAT

*Martin, WE

*Trigg OBE, RJ

*Conrick, C

Green OAM, BEM, DA

* Windon, SJ

* Hodge, JN

* Frizzell OBE OAM, AB

* Bennett, PI

Heywood OBE, NJ

*Jones OAM, JM

*Jackson OAM, RA

Smith OAM, RA

* McRorie, JS

* Small, HA

* McCarthy, JG

*Smith AM, EJ

*Hofmaster, EV

Dewey, JC

Devlin SC, RP

Godbee OAM, NM

* Canning, JT

* Emms, FG

* Spender OBE, JR

* Clark OAM, HH

Knight BEM, KC

King OAM, BC

Purcell OAM, NR

Bartlett, ME

* Goold, WJ

* Mack, C

*Bullpitt MBE, NF

* Grant OAM, GF

McGee, EJ

*Henshaw OAM, NJ

Worth OAM, WJ

Boulton OAM, DJ

* Cohen, GS

* Heath, EA

* Brydon, RC

Hatchett, JG

Trethowan, J

Little OAM, RA

* Collins, KJ

Fraser OAM, JS

* Holmes, Capt A

* Gadsdon Kt, Sir LP

* Shanahan, RP

*Howells OAM, RM

* Windmill, HC

*Brown OAM, RM

Lyons MP, GR

Martin AM, MJ

* Dart, GW

* Costa, SV

* Williams MBE, VJ

* Mcdonald OAM, HN

* Webb OAM, MA

Burchill OAM, DS

Allum OAM, GA

Mitchell, RA

* Moran, TF

* Williams, AM

* Walker OBE, AW

* Peacock, RJ

* Rodgers OAM, DG

Stephens OAM, EB

Jaggard OAM, EK

*Singleton, M

* Taylor, CE

* Kennedy MBE, AER

* Meagher OBE, TW

Tallon OAM, RC

Critcher, GT

Butler OAM, RJ

Gaynor OAM, WE

*Sargeant, RJ

* Dargan, FH

* Winders OBE, JR

* Wilson OAM, NB

* O’Reilly BEM, JE

Conlin OAM, DR

*McGrory OAM, FH

Clark, DE

Howard OAM, R

* Whitehead, CW

* White OAM, DG

* Olson, AO

* Switzer OAM, JR

Bruce OAM, BD

Hoskins OAM, KF

*Griffiths, JA

Strange, SR

* Dellitt, GS

* Jaggard OAM, EFK

* Lucas OBE, DC

* Vaughan OAM, JK

Blackley, DT

*Taylor OAM, CJ

McGibbon, PJ

*Roberts OAM, R

* Gordon, JL

* Johnson, GH

* Avery, EC

* Claybourn OAM, MC

*Sabien, M

*Millett MBE, RC

Morarty OAM, NW

Thompson, D

* Englert, CG

* Moroney, DRB

* Ovens OAM, EJ

* Klingner OAM, MJ

Chesher OAM, RC

* Mackie AM, IJ

*Bond, KJH

Burling OAM, J

* Gray, JE

* Woodroffe, NS

* Payne, FT

Staunton MBE, GB

Morrison, KA

Davidson OAM, RJ

Edstein OAM, JT

Lytham OAM, R

* Winders MBE, SW

* Becher OAM, MH

* Wilson, GJ

* Field OAM, RC

Paton OAM, LS

Cramond AO OBE, TR

Finch AM, The Hon. FA

White, C

* Cohen, M

* Betts, JJ

* Stewart, JJ

* Slaven, P

Smith OAM, RA

*Smith OAM, PW

Meehan OAM, JV

Brennan, R

* Cronin, VS

* Stephens, PR

* Nicklin KCMG, Sir Francis

*Rosewell OAM, JWA

Gear AM, RJ

*Taylor OAM, PF

George AM, PB

Welch OAM, R

* Watson MBE, KW

* Donaldson, AR

* Johnson MBE, SA

* Weimer, HJ

*Buist, RV

Davis OAM, E

Wood ESM, RS

Jamieson OAM AFSM, W

* Curlewis CVO CBE, Sir Adrian

* Daley, WJ

* Richards, FC

* Honey, C

Marsh OAM, CW

Whitmore OAM, RT

Lyne AM, CR

Haven, A

* Dillon, JB

* Sloane, AD

* Williams, G

* Burrell OAM, RA

*Johnson, DL

Pears OAM, RE

Mayo AM, RJ

Farmer OAM, E

* Cameron, JR

* Besomo, VA

* Dempster, JW

* Wilkes, BF

Stapleton AM, PR

Murray, K

Young, IJ

Bruce, G

* Turner, LD

* Foerster, WH

* Saunders, RA

*Rector AM, CE

Wilson BEM, HB

Priest, KC

Bird OAM, KC

Blake OAM, R

* Sutherland, AC

* Loton, AR

* Flanagan BEM, NJ

* Sellars, JPW

Thorburn, AJ

Beasley OAM, JB

Inwood, AJ

Doig OAM, A

* Cahill, J

* McDonald OAM, LS

* Tier, FB

* Fitzgerald MBE, AE

Rennie AM, WA

Smith OAM, BJ

Kelk, NT

Goode, I

* Marshall BEM, ER

* Paterson, A

*Newman, P

Singleton OAM, WJ

*McKenzie OAM, GD

Waters OAM, M

Weldon AM, KE

Smith, M

* Hanley, GR

* Denison, AG

Dearlove MBE, JB

Brown OAM, GM

McNeilly MBE, MD

*Bermingham OAM, PJ

Donohoe AM, JT

Pearce, P

* Millar, G

* Lindsay, GA

*McMaster AM DFC, JW

*Morrison OAM, DP

100

101


SECTION 06 S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S


MEMBERSHIP S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S

42,956 PATROLLING SURF LIFESAVERS

1.82% INCREASE IN ACTIVE (18 OR OVER) FEMALE MEMBERSHIP

NSW

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT

GRAND TOTAL

Male

12,512

5,606

3,571

2,871

1,581

482

75

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT*

14/15 13/14 % CHANGE

26,698

Male

3,495

109

903

1,993

398

17

304

7,219

6,927

4.22%

3,326

92

1,049

2,147

490

22

303

7,426

6,933

7.11%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

6,821

201

1,952

4,140

888

39

607

Female

6,891

3,238

2,689

2,018

1,019

328

75

16,258

Female

TOTAL

19,403

8,844

6,260

4,889

2,600

810

150

42,956

Unknown TOTAL

NB. Patrolling lifesaver figures are based on members that performed a patrol for their club and support operations in the 2014/15 season

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT*

14/15 13/14 % CHANGE

14,645 13,861

5.66%

HONOR ARY 181

33

53

24

0

2

520

580

-10.34%

104

22

32

7

1

0

294

323

-8.98%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

360

285

55

85

31

1

2

814

903

-9.86%

63,055 JUNIOR ACTIVITIES (5–13) MEMBERS

TOTAL

1,813

874

1,176

466

203

67

12

4,610

4,658

-1.03%

Male

15,551 5,297

5,456

3,985

1,457

429

93

32,266 31,729

1.69%

1,283

690

1,016

434

192

47

5

3,668

3,819

-3.95%

Female

14,633 5,003

5,342

3,850

1,432

429

103

30,789 30,217

1.89%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

3,096

1,564

2,192

900

395

114

17

8,278

8,477

-2.35%

Unknown TOTAL

Male

8,890

3,371

2,217

1,766

1,150

292

67

17,715 17,886

-0.96%

Male

Female

4,165

1,689

1,565

1,058

708

201

64

9,437

9,268

1.82%

Female

1

-

1

1

Unknown TOTAL

13,056 5,060

-

-

-

-

-

3,782

2,824

1,858

493

131

27,153 27,155

0% -0.01%

Unknown TOTAL

Male

843

104

119

54

4

10

2

1,136

1,152

-1.39%

Male

Female

314

32

39

23

1

4

2

415

393

5.60%

Female

TOTAL

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

1,157

136

158

77

5

14

4

1,551

1,545

0.39%

196

63,055 61,946

-

-

1.79%

0%

1,548

886

551

262

337

84

23

3,667

3,594

2.03%

149

96

169

50

73

16

10

557

535

4.11%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

1,697

982

720

312

410

100

33

4,224

4,129

2.30%

3,192

1,050

102

461

98

2

0

4,898

4,925

-0.55%

333

211

30

129

30

0

0

733

675

8.59%

Unknown TOTAL

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

3,525

1,261

132

590

128

2

0

5,631

5,600

0.55%

1

2

0

291

318

-8.49%

1

1

0

125

151

-17.22%

Male

6,119

3,600

3,654

1,125

651

204

22

15,369 15,707

-2.15%

Male

76

129

83

Female

5,193

4,662

4,286

998

748

268

44

16,194 16,230

-0.22%

Female

35

56

31

-

-

TOTAL

858

PAST ACTIVE

ASSOCIATE

Unknown

2,889

LONG SERVICE

ACTIVE RESERVE

Unknown

-

30,184 10,300 10,798 7,835

LIFE MEMBER

ACTIVE (18 OR OVER)

11,312 8,262

-

-

-

-

-

7,940

2,123

1,399

472

66

31,563 31,937

-

-

-1.17%

0%

Unknown TOTAL

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

111

185

114

1

2

3

0

416

469

-11.30%

PROBATIONARY

AWARD Male

229

493

147

151

26

19

3

1,067

1,009

5.75%

Male

383

278

429

185

43

26

17

1,363

1,514

-9.97%

Female

228

388

44

120

30

10

4

824

827

-0.36%

Female

260

223

461

134

36

30

9

1,150

1,183

-2.79%

Unknown TOTAL

Unknown

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

457

881

191

271

56

29

7

1,891

1,836

3.00%

1,622

599

828

484

205

68

10

3,814

4,040

-5.59%

TOTAL MALE

-1.47%

TOTAL FEMALE

TOTAL

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

643

501

890

319

79

56

26

2,513

2,697

-6.82%

43,993 16,971 15,698 10,985 4,597

1,220

555

94,019 94,039

-0.02%

31,627 13,875 14,964 9,568

1,095

559

75,613 74,581

1.38%

CADET (13–15) Male Female Unknown TOTAL

1,580

629

910

592

177

66

15

3,968

4,027

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

3,202

1,228

1,738

1,076

382

134

25

7,782

8,067

-3.53%

104

INCREASE IN FEMALE LIFE MEMBERS

128

Male

TOTAL

4.11%

232

Female Unknown

LIFE MEMBERS

Female

JUNIOR ACTIVIT Y (5–13)

ACTIVE (15–18)

4,224

Male

Unknown NSW

NSW GENER AL

PATROLLING LIFESAVERS

TOTAL UNKNOWN GR AND TOTAL

1

-

-

-

3,925 -

75,621 30,846 30,662 20,553 8,522

2,315

-

1

2

1,114 169,633 168,622

105

-50.00% 0.60%


AC TIONS S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S

8,606 SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB (SLSC) RESCUES

320,314 PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS PERFORMED BY SLSC’S

19,715 FIRST AID TREATMENTS ADMINISTERED BY SURF LIFESAVERS

SLS ACTIONS (CLUBS) NSW

SLS ACTIONS (LIFEGUARDS) QLD

VIC*

WA

SA

TAS

NT**

TOTAL

RESCUES

ALS NSW ALS QLD ALS VIC* ALS WA ALS SA ALS TAS ALS NT**

TOTAL

RESCUES

No Gear

1,327

199

14

68

25

5

1

1,639

No Gear

84

286

9

30

1

-

113

523

Rescue Tube

1,373

770

55

110

10

1

34

2,353

Rescue Tube

92

80

55

127

2

-

25

381

Board

1,857

508

79

230

30

18

88

2,810

Board

605

743

127

137

10

-

29

1,651

724

317

99

127

72

31

4

1,374

IRB

4

-

38

-

-

-

-

42

2

14

-

2

-

1

-

19

RWC

44

259

4

50

-

-

-

357

Other

237

101

3

60

10

-

-

411

JRB/ORB/RIB

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

TOTAL

5,520

1,909

250

597

147

56

127

8,606

Helicopter

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

Surfboard

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

IRB Surfboard

PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS Lost Children

890

Preventions

21

72

135,427 111,234 40,966

Searches Evacuation Alarm TOTAL

230

8

147

36

136,694 111,299

26

60

37

32

8

1,120

Other

10

67

1

8

-

-

1

87

19,806

10,389

569

218

318,609

TOTAL

839

1,437

234

352

13

0

168

3,043

23

28

2

-

317

PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS

17

27

34

2

1

264

Lost Children

86

14

-

96

3

-

1

200

41,081

19,916

10,488

609

227

320,314

Preventions

286,073

522,393

72,340

22,686

1,651

85

3,257

908,485

FIRST AID Fractures/Dislocation

Searches

72

9

14

-

3

-

1

99

Evacuation Alarm

100

46

7

13

-

-

21

187

286,331

522,462

72,361

22,795

1,657

85

3,280

908,971

54

135

5

19

0

-

14

227

Marine Stings

3,075

5,756

1

1,838

72

-

39

10,781

Major Wounds

53

117

37

21

0

-

6

234

2,332

5,486

-

1,389

186

-

573

9,966

172

878

17

146

3

1

35

1,252

0

10

1

-

-

-

-

11

111

122

40

36

7

-

1

317

Marine Stings

5,503

4,688

249

1,207

108

17

2

11,774

Major Wounds

144

55

72

15

11

-

-

297

2,478

919

551

504

328

39

12

4,831

Fractures/Dislocation

Other

803

541

218

445

184

16

4

2,211

Resuscitation

22

2

6

-

4

-

-

34

Minor Cuts/Abrasions

Minor Cuts/Abrasions

Spinal

129

82

10

23

6

-

1

251

TOTAL

9,190

6,409

1,146

2,230

648

72

20

19,715

TOTAL FIRST AID

Other Resuscitation

CLUB PATROL HOURS TOTAL

641,010 337,481 154,840 99,603

66,977

16,286

3,098

1,319,295

* S upport operations for Victoria are delivered through the lifeguard or club operations, and actions are recorded in club and lifeguard actions

Spinal

33

76

10

7

-

-

1

127

TOTAL

5,719

12,458

71

3,420

261

1

668

22,598

75,923

250,169

24,283

26,623

795

406

13,000

391,199

LIFEGUARD HOURS TOTAL

** Actions taken from 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

* S upport operations for Victoria are delivered through the lifeguard or club operations, and actions are recorded in club and lifeguard actions ** Actions taken from 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

106

107

3,043 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE (ALS) RESCUES

908,971 PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS PERFORMED BY ALS LIFEGUARDS

22,598 FIRST AID TREATMENTS ADMINISTERED BY ALS LIFEGUARDS


1,041 RESCUES PERFORMED BY SUPPORT OPERATIONS

AC TIONS

EQUIPMENT

S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S

S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S

SLS ACTIONS (SUPPORT OPERATIONS) NSW

PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS PERFORMED BY SUPPORT OPERATIONS

VIC*

WA

SA

TAS

NT**

TOTAL

RESCUES No Gear

2

8

-

-

1

-

-

11

PATROL HOURS PERFORMED BY SUPPORT OPERATIONS

QLD

VIC*

SA

WA

TAS

NT

TOTAL

Vehicle (4WD/Tractor)

11

51

57

12

6

0

1

138

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

Beach Vehicle (ATV)

94

57

71

14

35

3

2

276

RWC

324

245

14

256

33

-

2

874

Defibrillator

290

156

115

38

45

8

4

656

JRB/ORB/RIB

34

30

-

-

38

-

5

107

First Aid Equipment

571

105

214

71

31

8

5

1,005

Helicopter

1

15

-

-

-

-

-

16

Oxygen Resuscitator

367

188

885

70

47

9

5

1,571

Other

21

-

-

-

12

-

-

33

Radio

838

374

228

160

116

16

15

1,747

TOTAL

382

298

14

256

84

0

7

1,041

Spinal Equipment

310

202

99

190

51

8

3

863

Suction Equipment

94

103

16

51

12

7

5

288

2,575

1,236

1,685

606

343

59

40

6,544

PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS

45,595

NSW L AND-BASED

IRB

25,805

QLD

SLS EQUIPMENT (CLUBS)

Lost Children

15

6

-

-

12

-

-

33

Preventions

1,998

14,994

-

1,644

6,687

1

1

25,325

Searches

35

61

-

148

74

1

1

320

IRB Hull

380

209

790

66

42

6

6

1,499

Evacuation Alarm

33

9

-

-

85

-

-

127

IRB Motor

493

272

924

90

39

11

9

1,838

2,081

15,070

0

1,792

6,858

2

2

25,805

1,476

799

280

272

155

18

24

3,024

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

2

TOTAL FIRST AID Fractures/Dislocation Marine Stings

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

Major Wounds

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

3

Minor Cuts/Abrasions

4

76

-

-

5

-

-

85

Other

1

5

-

-

6

-

-

12

Resuscitation

1

4

-

-

-

-

-

5

Spinal

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

3

TOTAL

9

91

0

0

11

0

0

111

13,450

15,327

-

3,754

12,111

222

731

45,595

* S upport operations for Victoria are delivered through the lifeguard or club operations, and actions are recorded in club and lifeguard actions ** Actions taken from 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

Rescue Board Rescue Tube

1,791

855

436

292

168

26

22

3,590

TOTAL

4,140

2,135

2,430

720

404

61

61

9,951

GR AND TOTAL

6,715

3,371

4,115

1,326

747

120

101

16,495

SLS EQUIPMENT (SUPPORT OPERATIONS) NSW

QLD

VIC*

WA

SA

TAS

NT

TOTAL

2

4

-

4

-

-

2

12

L AND-BASED

SUPPORT OPER ATIONS PATROL HOURS TOTAL

TOTAL AQUATIC

Vehicle (4WD/Tractor) Beach Vehicle (ATV)

2

2

-

1

1

-

-

6

Defibrillator

4

6

-

2

14

2

1

29

First Aid Equipment

13

6

-

15

14

4

1

53

Oxygen Resuscitator

16

6

-

4

14

2

1

43

Radio

155

35

-

44

42

17

10

303

Spinal Equipment

8

-

-

1

14

-

1

24

Suction Equipment

3

6

-

-

14

-

1

24

203

65

0

71

113

31

17

500

TOTAL

* Support operations for Victoria are delivered through the lifeguard or club operations. Equipment is recorded under club or lifeguard equipment.

108

109

3,024 RESCUE BOARDS

656 DEFIBRILLATORS

1,499 INFLATABLE RESCUE BOATS


116 SUPPORT OPERATIONS RESCUE WATER CRAFT

305 ALS RESCUE BOARDS

EQUIPMENT

A C C R E D I TAT I O N

S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S

S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S

SLS EQUIPMENT (SUPPORT OPERATIONS) CONTINUED

NSW

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT

14/15 TOTAL 13/14 TOTAL % CHANGE

NEW SURF OFFICIAL

NSW

QLD

VIC*

WA

SA

TAS

NT

TOTAL

New—Surf Official Level 1

163

97

23

43

25

-

7

358

320

11.88%

Rescue Board

10

8

-

-

2

-

-

20

New—Surf Official Level 2

2

12

1

7

10

-

-

32

25

28.00%

Rescue Tube

69

28

-

15

30

4

6

152

New—Surf Official Level 3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.00%

JRB

2

2

3

2

-

2

-

11

New—Surf Sports—Junior Official

91

42

16

-

6

5

-

160

181

-11.60%

3

116

TOTAL

256

151

40

50

41

5

7

550

526

4.56%

48

69

9

3

9

-

1

139

-

N/A

AQUATIC

RWC

40

22

ORB

1

2

4

RIB

1

-

6

123

62

24

24

264

AVIATION

ALS RESCUE TUBES

Helicopter

TOTAL

7

2

29

4

-

-

11

1

19

NEW SURF COACH

-

-

1

1

9

New—Surf Sports—Development Coach*

61

22

11

327

2

1

-

-

9

New—Surf Sports—Foundation Coach*

1

2

6

-

-

-

-

9

-

N/A

New—Surf Coach Level 1

68

40

10

5

32

-

-

155

190

-18.42%

New—Surf Coach Level 2

1

1

-

1

1

1

-

5

15

-66.67%

4

2 -

-

-

-

-

-

0

New—Surf Coach Level 3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.00%

2

2

2

1

2

0

0

9

New—Surf Sports—Junior Coach

2

2

1

-

-

16

-

21

94

-77.66%

120

114

26

9

42

17

1

329

299

10.03%

328

129

26

96

176

53

28

836

Surf Official Level 1

1,114

584

173

204

223

27

33

2,358

2,117

11.38%

Surf Official Level 2

189

111

33

32

41

9

1

416

308

35.06%

Surf Official Level 3

38

18

10

6

11

1

-

84

65

29.23%

Other TOTAL

11

TOTAL GR AND TOTAL

SLS EQUIPMENT (LIFEGUARDS) ALS NSW ALS QLD ALS VIC* ALS SA

ALS WA ALS TAS

ALS NT

TOTAL

L AND-BASED

SURF OFFICIAL

Surf Sports - Junior Official TOTAL

Vehicle (4WD/Tractor)

7

26

4

-

5

-

1

43

387

82

122

-

6

19

-

616

421

46.32%

1,728

795

338

242

281

56

34

3,474

2,911

19.34%

SURF COACH

Beach Vehicle (ATV)

9

18

-

2

2

-

1

32

Surf Sports—Development Coach*

48

69

9

3

9

-

1

139

-

Defibrillator

39

95

7

-

7

1

3

152

Surf Sports—Foundation Coach*

1

2

6

-

-

-

-

9

-

First Aid Equipment

48

95

4

3

10

4

6

170

Surf Coach Level 1

742

384

126

103

148

36

15

1,554

1,735

-10.43%

Oxygen Resuscitator

53

95

12

1

9

4

3

177

Surf Coach Level 2

77

54

18

17

16

3

1

186

191

-2.62%

Radio

112

150

3

6

6

2

9

176

Surf Coach Level 3

12

9

3

3

1

-

-

28

28

0.00%

Spinal Equipment

36

95

4

-

7

2

3

147

Surf Sports—Junior Coach

124

76

39

35

38

16

8

336

226

48.67%

TOTAL

1,004

594

201

161

212

55

25

2,252

2,180

-3.30%

5,726

5,091

12.47%

Suction Equipment

24

95

2

-

9

1

3

134

TOTAL

216

669

36

12

55

14

29

1,031

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

5

AQUATIC

GR AND TOTAL

IRB Hull

-

-

7

-

-

-

-

7

Rescue Board

IRB Motor

84

180

7

-

21

10

3

305

Rescue Tube

89

120

8

-

24

13

10

264

RWC

8

28

5

-

2

-

-

43

TOTAL

181

328

32

0

47

23

13

624

GR AND TOTAL

397

997

68

12

102

37

42

1,655

*New for 2014/15 season

* Support operations for Victoria are delivered through the lifeguard or club operations. Equipment is recorded under club or lifeguard equipment

110

111


A W A R D S & Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S

NSW MEMBER COMM.

QLD MEMBER COMM.

VIC MEMBER COMM.

WA MEMBER COMM.

SA MEMBER COMM.

TAS MEMBER COMM.

NT MEMBER COMM.

TOTAL TOTAL MEMBER COMMERCIAL

GRAND TOTAL

AQUATIC RESCUE AWARDS BRONZE MEDALLION

2,848

219

1,436

-

1,631

-

809

-

375

-

95

-

19

44

7,213

263

7,476

Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) (PUA21012)

3,013

234

1,543

139

1,658

-

195

-

373

1

273

18

19

45

7,074

437

7,511

GOLD MEDALLION (ADVANCED LIFESAVING)

97

26

58

-

17

-

3

-

-

4

-

-

1

1

176

31

207

SILVER MEDALLION AQUATIC RESCUE

286

35

31

-

57

-

8

-

12

-

10

-

-

1

404

36

440

Maintain safety at an incident scene (PUAOHS002B)

329

96

31

-

8

-

-

-

13

-

10

-

-

1

391

97

488

Search as a member of an aquatic search team (PUASAR011C)

327

96

31

-

8

-

-

-

13

-

10

-

-

1

389

97

486

SILVER MEDALLION BASIC BEACH MANAGEMENT

412

70

366

-

165

-

22

-

67

3

45

4

-

-

1,077

77

1,154

Undertake beach safety management activities (PUAOPE027A)

507

127

399

-

203

-

-

-

67

-

45

4

1

2

1,222

133

1,355

Work autonomously (PUATEA002B)

505

120

399

-

203

-

-

-

67

-

45

4

1

2

1,220

126

1,346

496

93

404

-

203

-

-

-

67

-

45

4

1

2

1,216

99

1,315

1,797

28

964

173

962

-

803

930

198

-

83

-

14

20

4,821

1,151

5,972

427

14

1,339

-

95

-

15

-

-

-

1

-

-

2

1,877

16

1,893

3,306

298

1,531

139

1,671

-

-

-

386

1

273

18

19

45

7,186

501

7,687

Contribute to team effectiveness (BSBFLM312C) SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (CPR ENDORSED) R ADIO AWARDS R ADIO OPER ATOR CERTIFICATE Operate communications systems and equipment (PUAOPE013A) POWERCR AFT AWARDS AT V OPER ATOR CERTIFICATE

-

-

-

-

15

-

-

-

69

-

-

-

-

-

84

-

84

Drive vehicles under operational conditions (PUAVEH001B)

6

26

-

-

-

-

-

-

57

-

-

-

-

-

63

26

89

AT V OPER ATOR INDUCTION

162

25

546

-

12

-

9

-

0

4

1

-

-

2

730

31

761

IRB CREW CERTIFICATE

668

44

556

-

380

-

219

-

105

10

44

-

4

1

1,976

55

2,031

Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation (PUASAR015A)

674

43

567

64

378

-

-

-

111

10

42

-

5

-

1,777

117

1,894

SILVER MEDALLION IRB DRIVER

313

38

201

-

131

-

76

-

34

6

16

2

3

2

774

48

822

Prepare maintain and test response equipment (PUAEQU001B)

390

56

181

-

135

-

-

-

43

9

20

3

3

3

772

71

843

Operate and maintain a small powercraft and motor for rescue operations (PUASAR014A)

318

44

200

64

134

-

-

-

38

6

16

2

4

3

710

119

829

RESCUE WATER CR AFT OPER ATOR CERTIFICATE

73

13

116

-

6

-

27

-

7

1

4

1

-

1

233

16

249

Operate & maintain a personal water craft for rescue operations (PUASAR016A)

83

48

174

-

1

-

-

-

8

2

4

1

-

1

270

52

322

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

-

5

JRB CREW CERTIFICATE JRB SKIPPER CERTIFICATE

-

-

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

-

2

ORB CREW CERTIFICATE

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

2

ORB DRIVER CERTIFICATE

2

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

3

2

5

289

34

132

-

32

-

194

-

28

1

-

-

4

8

679

43

722

EMERGENCY CARE AWARDS ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES CERTIFICATE (& REFRESHER) Apply advanced resuscitation techniques (HLTFA404A)

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

5

1

6

Apply advanced resuscitation techniques (HLTFA404B)

11

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

11

11

22

Apply advanced resuscitation techniques (HLTFA404C)

336

97

112

-

3

-

-

-

36

1

-

-

4

18

491

116

607

ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES [AID]

943

349

414

-

344

-

-

-

122

-

149

14

3

3

1,975

366

2,341

Provide advanced resuscitation (HLTAID007)

1,113

556

15

930

489

-

-

244

166

-

169

14

3

22

1,955

1,766

3,721

APPLY (SENIOR) FIRST AID

101

66

307

-

46

-

73

-

131

521

19

3

2

25

679

615

1,294

Apply first aid (HLTFA311A)

181

135

323

-

2

-

-

168

20

-

13

3

3

38

542

344

886

Apply first aid (HLTFA301C)

6

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

7

1

8

112

113

7,476 BRONZE MEDALLIONS AWARDED

7,511 CERTIFICATE II IN PUBLIC SAFETY AWARDED

7,938 POWERCRAFT AWARDS


A W A R D S & Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S

NSW MEMBER COMM.

QLD MEMBER COMM.

VIC MEMBER COMM.

WA MEMBER COMM.

SA MEMBER COMM.

TAS MEMBER COMM.

NT MEMBER COMM.

TOTAL TOTAL MEMBER COMMERCIAL

GRAND TOTAL

159,041 EMERGENCY CARE AWARDS

EMERGENCY CARE AWARDS (continued) FIRST AID [AID]

1,120

12,376

880

-

447

2,530

-

-

153

-

-

-

-

-

2,600

14,906

17,506

Provide first aid (HLTAID003)

2,086

12,444

21

3,324

629

2,530

312

3,811

373

836

56

1

9

67

3,486

23,013

26,499

BASIC EMERGENCY CARE

71

2,747

-

-

19

183

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

-

100

2,930

3,030

Provide basic emergency life support (HLTFA201B)

28

10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

28

10

38

Provide basic emergency life support (HLTFA211A)

3,035

321

1,543

139

1,660

-

123

-

378

1

285

18

19

45

7,043

524

7,567

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT [AID]

31

-

6

-

84

-

26

-

46

-

2

-

-

-

195

0

195

Provide basic life support (HLTAID002)

131

149

-

-

609

-

-

1,023

362

558

21

-

5

23

1,128

1,753

2,881

MARINE STINGER MANAGEMENT

-

-

32

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

32

-

32

PAIN MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE (METHOXYFLUR ANE)

20

18

87

-

-

-

32

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

139

19

158

Provide pain management (PUAEME005A)

51

58

4

131

-

-

-

-

14

-

-

-

-

1

69

190

259

RESUSCITATION CERTIFICATE

90

-

546

-

115

-

30

-

132

-

-

-

1

48

914

48

962

Perform CPR (HLTCPR201B)

26

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

26

4

30

Perform CPR (HLTCPR211A)

1,099

84

825

36

132

-

-

209

342

6

193

17

9

63

2,600

415

3,015

RESUSCITATION [AID]

257

29,192

1,174

-

449

1,165

-

-

85

-

-

-

-

-

1,965

30,357

32,322

4,331

28,586

31

7,666

2,546

1,165

-

3,830

1,260

1,735

173

7

9

105

8,350

43,094

51,444

SILVER MEDALLION ADVANCED FIRST AID

1

1

-

-

1

-

14

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

16

1

17

Apply advanced first aid (HLTFA412A)

6

16

-

28

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

-

-

1

7

46

53

205

-

100

-

85

-

14

-

19

-

1

-

-

-

424

-

424

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR](HLTAID001)

SILVER MEDALLION ADVANCED FIRST AID [AID] Provide advanced first aid (HLTAID006)

221

99

-

51

130

-

-

81

2

9

8

-

-

1

361

241

602

SPINAL MANAGEMENT

588

101

302

-

361

-

148

-

38

-

35

-

-

8

1,472

109

1,581

Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury (PUAEME004A)

644

290

341

-

361

-

-

-

38

9

35

-

-

1

1,419

300

1,719

-

-

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

-

7

AERIAL/HELICOPTER AWARDS HELICOPTER CREW CERTIFICATE TR AINING AND ASSESSING CERTIFICATE III IN PUBLIC SAFETY (AQUATIC SEARCH AND RESCUE)

7

27

67

-

-

-

-

-

10

-

-

-

-

-

84

27

111

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

27

17

8

-

1

-

-

8

13

-

3

-

5

-

57

25

82

Provide work skill Instruction(TAEDEL301A)

180

40

36

-

196

-

-

7

73

14

1

-

3

2

489

63

552

Make a presentation (BSBCMM401A)

231

45

134

-

196

-

-

38

138

14

30

3

6

3

735

103

838

Participate in assessment validation (TAEASS403A)

3

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

1

7

2

9

Participate in assessment validation (TAEASS403B)

108

36

23

-

63

-

-

9

27

2

4

-

5

2

230

49

279

Plan assessment activities and processes (TAEASS401B)

279

107

36

24

-

63

-

-

9

27

2

4

-

5

2

230

49

Assess competence (TAEASS402A)

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

27

-

-

-

-

1

28

1

29

Assess competence (TAEASS402B)

108

36

23

-

63

-

-

9

21

2

4

-

5

3

224

50

274

SURF AWARE ONE

4,004

5

1,247

-

757

-

1,067

-

275

-

86

-

15

2

7,451

7

7,458

SURF AWARE TWO

3,328

3

1,149

-

829

-

1,052

-

275

-

79

-

15

2

6,727

5

6,732

SURF PL AY ONE

3,314

16

943

-

389

-

649

-

186

-

15

1

17

-

5,513

17

5,530

JUNIOR ACTIVITIES AWARDS

SURF PL AY TWO

3,625

4

1,095

-

581

-

965

-

231

-

29

-

28

1

6,554

5

6,559

SURF SAFE ONE

2,598

6

1,163

-

755

-

993

-

271

-

89

1

16

-

5,885

7

5,892

SURF SAFE TWO

2,289

4

934

-

707

-

820

-

248

-

86

1

14

-

5,098

5

5,103

SURF SMART ONE

1,938

1

859

-

648

-

711

-

236

-

68

-

14

1

4,474

2

4,476

SURF SMART TWO

1,581

4

709

-

520

-

620

-

172

-

82

-

7

-

3,691

4

3,695

114

115

2,453 TRAINING AND ASSESSING AWARDS

45,445 JUNIOR ACTIVITIES AWARDS


SE RVICE AWARDS S TAT I S T I C A L S U M M A R I E S

NSW

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT

14/15 TOTAL 13/14 TOTAL % CHANGE

NSW

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT

14/15 TOTAL 13/14 TOTAL % CHANGE

COACHING SERVICE AWARDS

NATIONAL MEDAL National Medal

29

14

5

2

-

-

-

50

79

-37%

5 Year Coaching Service Certificate

7

1

-

13

1

-

-

22

8

175%

National Medal—Clasp

8

-

2

-

-

-

-

10

12

-17%

10 Year Coaching Service Certificate

1

1

1

4

1

-

-

8

2

300%

TOTAL

37

14

7

2

0

0

0

60

91

-34%

15 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

2

-

1

-

-

-

3

-

300%

20 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-100%

124

68

53

2

-

6

-

253

238

6%

25 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

PATROL SERVICE AWARDS 5 Year National Patrol Service Award 10 Year National Patrol Service Award

75

53

29

8

8

9

-

182

212

-14%

30 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

15 Year National Patrol Service Award

46

17

6

4

6

6

-

85

64

33%

35 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

20 Year National Patrol Service Award

16

7

3

1

4

-

-

31

47

-34%

40 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-100%

25 Year National Patrol Service Award

7

1

3

-

1

2

-

14

17

-18%

45 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

30 Year National Patrol Service Award

2

2

-

-

1

-

-

5

9

-44%

50 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

35 Year National Patrol Service Award

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

7

-71%

TOTAL

8

4

1

18

2

0

0

33

12

175%

40 Year National Patrol Service Award

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

2

-50%

ASSESSING SERVICE AWARDS

45 Year National Patrol Service Award

-

-

-

-

0

-

-

0

5

-100%

5 Year Assessing Service Certificate

23

2

-

-

-

-

-

25

23

9%

50 Year National Patrol Service Award

3

1

-

-

-

-

-

4

2

100%

10 Year Assessing Service Certificate

3

4

1

2

-

-

-

10

5

100%

275

150

94

15

20

23

0

577

603

-4%

15 Year Assessing Service Certificate

9

4

-

2

0

-

-

15

4

275%

20 Year Assessing Service Certificate

6

2

-

1

-

-

-

9

3

200%

25 Year Long Service Award

58

14

4

12

0

-

-

88

118

-25%

25 Year Assessing Service Certificate

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

3

67%

TOTAL LONG SERVICE AWARDS (MEMBERSHIP)

30 Year Long Service Award

31

18

-

7

1

4

-

61

42

45%

30 Year Assessing Service Certificate

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

3

1

200%

40 Year Long Service Award

17

16

2

6

0

3

-

44

61

-28%

35 Year Assessing Service Certificate

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

100%

50 Year Long Service Award

62

12

6

12

1

-

-

93

99

-6%

40 Year Assessing Service Certificate

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

2

-50%

60 Year Long Service Award

35

2

2

-

1

2

-

42

48

-13%

45 Year Assessing Service Certificate

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

100%

70 Year Long Service Award

7

-

-

1

-

-

-

8

3

167%

50 Year Assessing Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

75 Year Long Service Award

4

-

-

1

-

-

-

5

3

67%

TOTAL

49

13

2

6

0

0

0

70

41

71%

80 Year Long Service Award

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

AGE MANAGER SERVICE AWARDS

214

62

14

39

3

9

0

341

374

-9%

5 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

21

-

-

-

-

-

21

17

24%

10 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

3

-

-

-

-

-

3

1

200%

12

23

-

11

-

-

1

47

17

176%

15 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

TOTAL OFFICIATING SERVICE AWARDS 5 Year Officiating Service Certificate 10 Year Officiating Service Certificate

6

9

-

5

-

-

1

21

9

133%

20 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

15 Year Officiating Service Certificate

2

5

-

4

-

-

1

12

5

140%

25 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0% 100%

20 Year Officiating Service Certificate

3

3

-

1

-

-

1

8

8

0%

30 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

25 Year Officiating Service Certificate

2

-

-

1

0

-

-

3

1

200%

35 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

30 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

40 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

35 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

45 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

40 Year Officiating Service Certificate

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

100%

50 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

TOTAL

0

25

0

0

0

0

0

25

18

39%

609

308

118

102

25

32

4

1198

1179

39%

45 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

50 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0%

26

40

0

22

0

0

4

92

40

130%

TOTAL

116

GR AND TOTAL

117


S EC TION 07 SLS ENTITIES


SLS ENTITIES SLS ENTITIES

NATIONAL

NEW SOUTH WALES

12 NATIONAL, STATE AND TERRITORY CENTRES, SLSA SUBSIDIARIES, FOUNDATION

129 CLUBS, 11 BRANCHES, 32 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 20 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARDS SERVICES

313 clubs

Port Macquarie SLSC

Whale Beach SLSC

South Coast Branch—RWC

17 branches

Queenscliff SLSC

Windang SLSC

Surf Life Saving NSW State Duty Officers

91 support operations groups

Red Rock—Corindi SLSC

Wollongong City SLSC

Surf Rescue 30

69 Australian Lifeguard Service operations

Redhead SLSC

Woolgoolga SLSC

Surf Rescue 40

502 SLS entities/groups

Salt SLSC

Woonona SLSC

Surf Rescue 50

Sandon Point SLSC

Yamba SLSC

Sydney Branch—Duty Officers

Sawtell SLSC

11 BR ANCHES

Sydney Branch—Night Operations

Scarborough—Wombarra SLSC

Central Coast Branch

Sydney Branch—RWC service

129 CLUBS, 11 BRANCHES, 32 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 20 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARDS SERVICES

Shellharbour SLSC

Far North Coast Branch

Surf Life Saving NSW SurfCom Team

129 CLUBS

MacMasters Beach SLSC

Shelly Beach SLSC

Far South Coast Branch

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch—CISM TIPS

Manly LSC

Shoalhaven Heads SLSC

Hunter Branch

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch—Duty Officers

Illawarra Branch

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch—RWC Service Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service— Northern Region

NEW SOUTH WALES

Austinmer SLSC

Collaroy SLSC Coogee SLSC

Avalon Beach SLSC

Cooks Hill SLSC

Maroubra SLSC

Soldiers Beach SLSC

Avoca Beach SLSC

Copacabana SLSC

Merewether SLSC

South Curl Curl SLSC

Lower North Coast Branch Mid North Coast Branch

Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore SLSC

Corrimal SLSC

Minnie Water—Wooli SLSC

South Maroubra SLSC

Batemans Bay SLSC

Cronulla SLSC

Mollymook SLSC

South Narrabeen SLSC

North Coast Branch South Coast Branch

Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service— Southern Region

Bellambi SLSC

Crowdy Head SLSC

Mona Vale SLSC

South West Rocks SLSC

Bellinger Valley—North Beach SLSC

Cudgen Headland SLSC

Moruya SLSC

Stockton SLSC

Sydney Branch

20 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Bermagui SLSC

Dee Why SLSC

Nambucca Heads SLSC

Sussex Inlet SLSC

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch

Ballina Shire Council

32 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Bega Valley Shire Council

Bilgola Beach SLSC

Dixon Park SLSC

Narooma SLSC

Swansea Belmont SLSC

Birubi Point SLSC

Elouera SLSC

Narrabeen SLSC

Tacking Point SLSC

Central Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Bellingen Shire Council

Central Coast Branch—RWC Group

Byron Shire Council

Blackhead SLSC

Era SLSC

Newcastle SLSC

Tamarama SLSC

Bondi SBLSC

Evans Head—Casino SLSC

Newport SLSC

Taree—Old Bar SLSC

Far North Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Cape Byron Trust

Nobbys SLSC

Tathra SLSC

Far North Coast Branch—RWC

Clarence Valley Council

Far South Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Great Lakes Council

Bronte SLSC

Fairy Meadow SLSC

Broulee Surfers SLSC

Fingal Beach SLSC

North Avoca SLSC

Tea Gardens—Hawks Nest SLSC

Brunswick SLSC

Fingal Rovers SLSC

North Bondi SLSC

Terrigal SLSC

Far South Coast Branch—RWC

Greater Taree City Council

Hunter—Support Operations Newcastle

Kempsey Shire Council

Bulli SLSC

Forster SLSC

North Cronulla SLSC

The Entrance SLSC

Bungan Beach SLSC

Freshwater SLSC

North Curl Curl SLSC

The Lakes SLSC

Hunter—Support Operations Port Stephens

Magenta Lifeguard Service

North Entrance SLSC

Thirroul SLSC

Hunter Branch Duty Officers

Munmorah State Conservation Area

Illawarra Branch Duty Officers

Nambucca Shire Council

Burning Palms SLSC

Garie SLSC

Byron Bay SLSC

Gerringong SLSC

North Narrabeen SLSC

Toowoon Bay SLSC

Cabarita Beach SLSC

Hat Head SLSC

North Palm Beach SLSC

Towradgi SLSC

Illawarra Branch RWC Team

Parramatta City Council

Lower North Coast Branch Duty Officers

Pittwater Council

Camden Haven SLSC

Helensburgh Stanwell Park SLSC

North Steyne SLSC

Umina SLSC

Cape Hawke SLSC

Kempsey—Crescent Head SLSC

North Wollongong SLSC

Urunga SLSC

Lower North Coast RWC

Port Stephens Council

Mid North Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Richmond Valley Council

Catherine Hill Bay SLSC

Kiama SLSC

Nowra Culburra SLSC

Wamberal SLSC

Caves Beach SLSC

Kiama Downs SLSC

Ocean Beach SLSC

Wanda SLSC

Mid North Coast Branch—RWC

Royal National Park Sydney

Clovelly SLSC

Killcare SLSC

Pacific Palms SLSC

Warilla—Barrack Point SLSC

North Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Salt Lifeguard Service

North Coast Branch RWC

Shoalhaven City Council

South Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Tweed Shire Council

Coalcliff SLSC

Lennox Head—Alstonville SLSC

Palm Beach SLSC

Warriewood SLSC

Coffs Harbour SLSC

Long Reef SLSC

Pambula SLSC

Wauchope—Bonny Hills SLSC

Coledale SLSC

Macksville—Scotts Head SLSC

Port Kembla SLSC

120

121


SLS ENTITIES SLS ENTITIES

QUEENSLAND

VICTORIA

59 CLUBS, 6 BRANCHES, 12 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 20 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICES

57 CLUBS, 20 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 14 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICES

59 CLUBS

Moore Park SLSC

Gold Coast Duty Officers

57 CLUBS

Mount Martha LSC

Marine Rescue—Hastings

Agnes Water SLSC

Mudjimba SLSC

Gold Coast JRB Service

Altona LSC

Ocean Grove SLSC

Marine Rescue—Mallacoota

Alexandra Headland SLSC

Nobbys Beach SLSC

Gold Coast Surfcom

Anglesea SLSC

Point Leo SLSC

Marine Rescue—Mornington

Arcadian SLSC

Noosa Heads SLSC

SLSQ RWC—Gold Coast

Apollo Bay SLSC

Point Lonsdale SLSC

Marine Rescue—Port Campbell

Ayr SLSC

North Burleigh SLSC

SLSQ RWC—Sunshine Coast

Aspendale LSC

Port Campbell SLSC

Marine Rescue—Port Fairy

Bilinga SLSC

North Kirra SLSC

Sunshine Coast Duty Officers

Bancoora SLSC

Port Fairy SLSC

Marine Rescue—Port Melbourne

Bowen SLSC

Northcliffe SLSC

Sunshine Coast JRB Service

Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC

Port Melbourne LSC

Marine Rescue—Portland

Bribie Island SLSC

Pacific SLSC

Sunshine Coast Surfcom

Beaumaris LSC

Portland SLSC

Marine Rescue—Waratah

Broadbeach SLSC

Palm Beach SLSC

Black Rock LSC

Portsea SLSC

Marine Rescue—Woodside

Bundaberg SLSC

Peregian Beach SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service— Gold Coast

Bonbeach LSC

Rosebud & McCrae LSC

Mt Martha RWC Service

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

Point Lookout SLSC

Brighton LSC

Sandridge LSC

Northern Port Phillip RWC Service

Cairns SLSC

Port Douglas SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service— Sunshine Coast

Cape Paterson SLSC

Sandringham LSC

Seaspray RWC Service

Coochiemudlo Island SLSC

Rainbow Bay SLSC

20 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Carrum SLSC

Seaford LSC

Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad

Coolangatta SLSC

Rainbow Beach SLSC

Brisbane City Council

Chelsea Longbeach SLSC

Seaspray SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter—Geelong

Coolum Beach SLSC

Redcliffe Peninsula SLSC

Bundaberg Regional Council

Dromana Bay LSC

Sorrento SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter—Melbourne

Currumbin SLSC

Sarina SLSC

Burdekin Shire Council

Edithvale LSC

South Melbourne LSC

14 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Dicky Beach SLSC

Southport SLSC

Cairns Regional Council

Elwood LSC

St Kilda LSC

Bass Coast Shire Council

Eimeo SLSC

Sunshine Beach SLSC

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Fairhaven SLSC

Torquay SLSC

Borough of Queenscliffe

Elliott Heads SLSC

Surfers Paradise SLSC

City Parklands Transition Services

Frankston LSC

Venus Bay SLSC

City of Greater Geelong

Ellis Beach SLSC

Tallebudgera SLSC

Douglas Shire Council

Gunnamatta SLSC

Waratah Beach SLSC

City of Warrnambool

Emu Park SLSC

Tannum Sands SLSC

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Half Moon Bay SLSC

Warrnambool SLSC

Colac Otway Shire Council

Etty Bay SLSC

Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC

Gladstone Regional Council

Hampton LSC

Williamstown Swimming and LSC

East Gippsland Shire Council

Forrest Beach SLSC

Tugun SLSC

Gold Coast City Council

Inverloch SLSC

Wonthaggi LSC

Glenelg Shire Council

Hervey Bay SLSC

Tweed Heads Coolangatta SLSC

Gympie Regional Council

Jan Juc SLSC

Woodside Beach SLSC

Mildura Council

Kawana Waters SLSC

Yeppoon SLSC

Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Kennett River SLSC

Woolamai Beach SLSC

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Kirra SLSC

6 BR ANCHES

Livingstone Shire Council

SLS Lakes Entrance

Wye River SLSC

Moyne Shire Council

Kurrawa SLSC

North Barrier Branch

Mackay Regional Council

Lorne SLSC

20 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Parks Victoria

Mackay SLSC

North Queensland Branch

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Mallacoota SLSC

Bass RWC Service

South Gippsland Shire Council

Marcoola SLSC

Point Danger Branch

Noosa Shire Council

Mentone LSC

Bellarine RWC Service

Surf Coast Shire Council

Maroochydore SLSC

South Coast Branch

Redland City Council

Mildura LSC

Central Port Phillip RWC Service

Wellington Shire Council

Mermaid Beach SLSC

Sunshine Coast Branch

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Mordialloc LSC

Frankston RWC Service

Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC

Wide Bay Capricorn Branch

Townsville City Council

Mornington LSC

LSV Comms

Miami Beach SLSC

12 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Whitsunday Regional Council

Mission Beach SLSC

Brisbane Lifesaving Service

Mooloolaba SLSC

Cairns Offshore Rescue Boat Service

122

123


SLS ENTITIES SLS ENTITIES

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

30 CLUBS, 12 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 9 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICES

21 CLUBS, 5 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 2 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICES

30 CLUBS

Mullaloo SLSC

Mid-West Lifesaver Jetski Rescue

21 CLUBS

Normanville SLSC

5 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Albany SLSC

North Cottesloe SLSC

Pilbera Lifesaver Jetski Rescue

Aldinga Bay SLSC

North Haven SLSC

SLSSA JRB Service

Port Elliot SLSC

SLSSA RWC Service

Binningup SLSC

Port Bouvard SLSC

SurfCom

Brighton SLSC

Broome SLSC

Port Walcott SLSC (established in May 2015)

SLSWA Emergency Response Beacons

Chiton Rocks SLSC

Port Noarlunga SLSC

SLSSA State Duty Officers

Busselton SLSC

Quinns Mindarie SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter

Christies Beach SLSC

Robe SLSS

SLSSA SurfCom

Champion Bay SLSC

Scarboro SLSC

SLSWA Duty Officers

Elizabeth LSC

Seacliff SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service

City of Bunbury SLSC

Secret Harbour SLSC

9 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Glenelg SLSC

Semaphore SLSC

2 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

City of Perth SLSC

Smiths Beach SLSC

City of Albany

Goolwa Surf Life Saving Service

Somerton SLSC

Alexandria Council

Coogee Beach SLSC

Sorrento SLSC

City of Greater Geraldton

Grange SLSC

South Port SLSC

Holdfast Bay City

West Beach SLSC Whyalla SLSC

Cottesloe SLSC

Swanbourne Nedlands SLSC

City of Joondalup

Henley SLSC

Dalyellup Beach SLSC

Trigg Island SLSC Yanchep SLSC

City of Rockingham (including Department of Parks and Wildlife—Penguin Island)

Moana SLSC

Denmark SLSC Dongara-Denison SLSC

12 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

City of Wanneroo

Esperance-Goldfields SLSC

Goldfields Lifesaver Jetski Rescue

Rottnest Island Authority

Floreat SLSC

Great Southern Lifesaver Jetski Rescue

City of Busselton

14 CLUBS, 9 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 1 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE

Fremantle SLSC

South West Lifesaver Jetski Rescue

Town of Cambridge

14 CLUBS

Launceston LSC

Kingborough Volunteer Marine Rescue

Geraldton SLSC

Peel Lifesaver Jetski Rescue

Town of Cottesloe

Bicheno SLSC

Penguin SLSC

Tamar Sea Rescue

Mandurah SLSC

South Metro Lifesaver Jetski Rescue

Boat Harbour SLSC

Port Sorell SLSC

Surf Life Saving Tas JRB Service

Margaret River SLSC

North Metro Lifesaver Jetski Rescue

Bridport SLSC

Scamander SLSC

Surf Life Saving Tas RWC Service

Burnie SLSC

Somerset SLSC

Southern Marine Rescue and Training

Carlton Park SLSC

Ulverstone SLSC

Ulverstone Volunteer Marine Rescue

Clifton Beach SLSC

9 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Wynyard Volunteer Marine Rescue

Devonport SLSC

Dodges Ferry Sea Rescue

1 LIFEGUARD SERVICE

Kingston Beach SLSC

Freycinet Volunteer Marine Rescue

Clarence City Council

NORTHERN TERRITORY 3 CLUBS, 1 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUP, 3 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICES 4 CLUBS

1 SUPPORT OPER ATION

3 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Darwin SLSC

Westpac Offshore Rescue Boat Service

Darwin City Council

Gove Peninsula SLSC

Darwin Waterfront Corporation

Mindil Beach SLSC

Australian Lifeguard Services NT

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TASMANIA

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS

LI F E S AV I N G Blackspot An area with a high concentration of coastal/ocean incidents and a high probability/risk of ongoing reccurrence. Coastal death A fatality arising from various circumstances (e.g. heart attack, boat collision, fall, shark attack) occurring 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 2 nautical miles offshore or inland up to five 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 getting into that situation.

Preventative action Where intervention by a lifesaving resource prevents a person/s from getting into a 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, 2003). 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, not affiliated to any one Surf Life Saving club.

Lifesaving service A service that exists to provide aquatic safety services to the public.

SurfCom SLS radio communications centre which assists in managing the communications of lifesaving operations and data collection.

Patrolled location A location supervised constantly or periodically by a lifesaving service.

Total service plan An assessment of current and future lifesaving resources, national blackspots, hotspots and trends.

CO M M O N AC R O N Y M S ACNC Australian Charities and Not-ForProfit Commission ACPSG SLSA Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines AEMI Australian Emergency Management Institute AEMVF Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum ALS Australian Lifeguard Service ARC Australian Resuscitation Council ASC Australian Sports Commission CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation EMA Emergency Management Australia EMG Executive Management Group FACC Finance, Audit & Compliance Committee HRS Helicopter Rescue Service ILS International Life Saving Federation IRB Inflatable Rescue Boat JRB Jet Rescue Boat LSC Lifesaving Standing Committee (now Lifesaving Member Advisory Committee) NHP National High Performance Program 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 The Surf Life Saving Foundation Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd 789 Botany Road, Rosebery NSW 2018 Australia Locked Bag 1010, Rosebery NSW 2018 Ph: +61 (0) 2 9215 8000 | Fax: +61 (0) 2 9215 8180 Web: sls.com.au | Email: info@slsa.asn.au ABN: 67 449 738 159 | ACN: 003 147 180 Limited additional copies of this annual report are available upon request from SLSA. This report is also available online at sls.com.au Editor: Elyce Behrsin, Helen Bateman Design: Tom Parsons Images: Rob Palmer, Brigid Arnott, Harvpix

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S U RF LIFE SAVIN G AUS TR A LI A HI G HLI G HT S 2 014 –15

12,690 FIRST AID TREATMENTS

1,255,090 PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS

63,055

VOLUNTEER HOURS ON PATROL

MEMBERS 7,476

1,035

MEDALLIONS

MISSIONS

15,000

OVER 1,200 HOURS OF FLYING

1,217,180

PAGE VIEWS ON BEACHSAFE SITE

DURING FINALS DAY AT THE AUSSIES

AUSSIES COMPETITORS

$21.3 MILLION POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO SLS ENTITIES


Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2014/15