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CONTENTS S EC T I O N 01

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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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his has been a significant year in the history of Surf Life Saving Australia. We can look back on the past 12 months with incredible pride at the sizeable contribution the organisation has made to communities across Australia. As documented in the annual National Coastal Safety Report launched by the Prime Minister in December 2015, our 46,061 proficient lifesavers clocked 1.3 million hours of patrols and performed 8,952 rescues across 312 clubs. These are staggering statistics that showcase the true worth of the SLS movement. Sadly though, 102 lives were lost in the same period. Not one of those drowning fatalities occurred between the red and yellow flags. It tells us that our work in educating the public about the dangers of the ocean, especially rip currents, and the need to wear life jackets when boating and rock fishing, is indeed ongoing. The Federal Government continues to assist in our lifesaving efforts. In the past 12 months, Surf Life Saving has been actively engaged with initiatives such as: • the National Recreation Safety Program • Beach Safety Equipment Fund • Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving and the presentation of National Rescues of the Month awards • launch of the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2016–20 • $10 million to improve Vocational Education & Training (VET) for volunteers, trainors and assessors • $1 million funding to help meet Equipment Compliance Standards as part of the National Clean Air Agreement. Government funding is crucial in our fundraising efforts to ensure a sustainable and growing movement and provide the best possible patrol service on our beaches. This was supplemented by Year 2 of the Be A Life Saver campaign, which continues to raise funds and awareness for Surf Life Saving and

position the movement as a community cause in need of support. In Year 2, the campaign received more than $6.7 million worth of in-kind support from advertising partners. Furthermore, the Surf Life Saving Foundation continues to undertake national philanthropic and donor activities on behalf of SLSA, the SLS states and territory, returning in excess of $11 million to the movement. Surf Life Saving Australia re-established a presence in its spiritual home following the refurbishment of Surf House at Bondi Icebergs. Surf House was officially opened in August 2016. The movement continues to be represented at all levels by its greatest asset—its people. This year we welcomed new Advisory Chairs to the SLSA family. Nominations were strong and we are pleased to welcome Dr Dean Dudley, Chris Jacobson and Andrew Buhk to the roles. We thank our previous Advisory

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Chairs Bruce Hosking, Kevin Larkins and Dick Bignold for their outstanding service and support. There have been some significant projects undertaken in 2015–16, including the Surf Sports and Active Recreation review, the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) review and the ongoing research and development of fit-for-purpose personal protective equipment and surf hazard rating system. These projects will be ongoing in 2016–17. A highlight was the development by SLSA and introduction of a new Level 25 life jacket standard adopted in August 2015. The SLSA Board has agreed to additional testing of PPE in heightened surf conditions in the 2016–17 season prior to implementation. We welcome the support of the states and membership in gathering this data and participating in trials. In 2016 The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships were held over four


46,061 PROFICIENT LIFESAVERS CLOCKED 1.3 MILLION HOURS OF PATROLS AND PERFORMED 8,952 RESCUES ACROSS 312 CLUBS.

locations on the Sunshine Coast for the first time ever. We were proud to help celebrate 100 years of Surf Life Saving on the Sunshine Coast. All in attendance agree this was one of the best Aussies ever held. Surf Life Saving continues to be recognised in the community, with Australia Day honours received by a number of our members including SLSA Board members Graham Ford, Ralph Devlin and Tony Haven who were all made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). SLSA’s General Manager of Corporate Services Peter George and Dave Thomson were both made a Knight of the International Life Saving Federation. These are examples of the high regard held for the work done by people within the Surf Life Saving community.

At Board level, I would like to thank all members of the SLSA Board including our four Independent Directors, who along with our Appointed Directors are totally committed to the success and long-term sustainability of our marvellous organisation. I would like to thank Bridget Riggs, the SLSNT representative and Tony Haven AM from SLSNSW, for their time on the SLSA Board, and welcome new representative Board members Grant Barnett from SLSNT and David Murray from SLSNSW. I would also like to congratulate and thank our CEO Melissa King, the senior management team and all the SLSA staff for their commitment and dedication to the success of our organisation. We can be proud of what Surf Life Saving Australia has achieved over this past year. As surf lifesavers we embrace the unknown and will meet the challenges that present themselves in the future. It is important that we maintain focus on our vision of zero preventable deaths in Australian waters and implement our strategic goals to achieve it. We would like to thank our 169,250 volunteer members, our 312 surf clubs, states and territory, branches and support operations for their ongoing support. We can be very proud of our achievements in the past year. Together we are saving lives, creating great Australians and building better communities.

Graham Ford AM President SLSA

Melissa King Chief Executive Officer

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KEY DATES 2015 17–19 Jul

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

7–9 Aug

National Pool Rescue Championships (Southport, QLD)

20 Aug

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

12–13 Sept

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

24 Oct

SLSF AGM

24 Oct

SLSA AGM

10–11 Oct

Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold 2015 (Coolangatta Beach, QLD)

24 Oct

National Awards of Excellence (Sydney, NSW)

3 Dec

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

9 Dec

Beach Safety Equipment Fund launch

6 Dec

2015 National Coastal Safety Report launched by Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

2016 3 Jan

Launch of the Be A Life Saver fundraising and awareness campaign

8 Jan

Interstate Surf Life Saving Championships (Torquay, VIC)

8–13 Feb

National Leadership College (Sydney, NSW)

3 Mar

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

16–24 April

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (The Sunshine Coast, QLD)

24 Apr

Annual Life Members Dinner, Mooloolaba SLSC

28 Apr

Australian Water Safety Strategy 2016– 2020 was launched by Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport

11–14 Jun

Clash of the Paddles (Hamilton Island, QLD)


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 169,250 members and 312 affiliated Surf Life Saving clubs, Surf Life Saving Australia represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia.  Every year, Surf Life Saving active members are involved in more than 13,000 rescues, 57,100 first aid treatments and 1,408,500 preventive actions. Our volunteers deliver more than 1,330,000 hours annually each year. Since Surf Life Saving (SLS) was established in 1907, more than 640,000 lives have been saved. SLS is a unique not-for-profit community cause that exists through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorship and government grants.

WHY WE E XIS T— OUR MISS ION

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

I N T ER N A L 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 save lives, create great Australians and build better communities. These are the four pillars of strategic intent we pursue to achieve our mission: 1. Extend lifesaving coverage to match community needs. 2. Develop our people. 3. Ensure a relevant and growing movement. 4. Engage the community to participate and donate.

Surf Life Saving exists to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities. Australia has more than 11,500 beaches dispersed along 36,000 km of coastline that 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 toll.

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 services, jet rescue boats, offshore rescue boats, jet-skis, surveillance systems, radio control and coordination centres and volunteer lifesaving services.

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• Staff • State and territory centres: state and territory centres represent 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.


EVERY YEAR, SURF LIFE SAVING ACTIVE MEMBERS ARE INVOLVED IN MORE THAN 13,000 RESCUES, 57,100 EMERGENCY CARE TREATMENTS AND 1,408,500 PREVENTIVE ACTIONS.

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 SLSA and our state centres while surf lifesaving 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, training and the provision of contract lifeguard services to local government and other land managers. 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.

G OV ER N M EN T

CO M M U N I T Y

• Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving (Federal): SLSA invites members of Parliament to participate in quarterly updates outlining Surf Life Savings key issues and activities. • Australian Government departments and agencies: SLSA relies on the support from the following Australian Government departments and agencies for a number of our programs: • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet • Department of Health • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade • Department of the Environment. • Australian Sports Commission • Other levels of government: state centres have direct relationships with state governments, while our clubs liaise with their relevant local government. For particular activities,

• 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 to our donors, the Guardians of the Surf, regularly through the Surf Life Saving Foundation.

FUNDING As a community cause, SLSA relies on the Australian Government and corporate partners and donors to fund the majority of activities. One-third of the parent

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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). The Surf Life Saving Foundation (see page 45) operates under the charitable fundraising legislation in each of the states and territories it is registered. SLSA is also a registered charitable institution under the NSW Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW).

ABOUT THIS REPORT This is the Annual Report of SLSA Ltd. The Surf Life Saving movement is made up of 495 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 72–85, 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 21October2016atSurfHouse,BondiIcebergs. All SLSA members are welcome to attend.


HIGHLIGHTS INTRODUCTION

13,034 FIRST AID TREATMENTS

1,408,560 PREVENTIVE ACTIONS

60,369 1,017

VOLUNTEER HOURS ON PATROL

MEMBERS 7,133 MEDALLIONS

MISSIONS

16,800

OVER 1,232 HOURS OF FLYING

DURING FINALS DAY AT THE AUSSIES

15,000

AUSSIES COMPETITORS

BEACHSAFE

$21.2 MILLION

SMARTPHONE APP DOWNLOADS

POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO SLS ENTITIES

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

VISION Zero preventable deaths in Australian waters.

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

SURF LIFE SAVING STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS 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 and 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.

• 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 and national corporate partnership 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 earned channels. • Brand awareness and economic impact increases annually.

STRATEGIES 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 water 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. SUCCESS FACTORS • No drowning deaths between the • Learning opportunities equip red and yellow flags. our people with the skill set to • Community needs quantified support the achievement of through Total Service Plan (TSP). our vision. • Coastal drowning in Australia • SLS has a participation pathway reduced by 50 per cent by 2020. that generates sustained • Service delivery measured with membership levels to support delivery reflecting need. community outcomes. • All state entities are included • Boards/senior management at in state/territory emergency the national, state, branch and management systems. club levels are representative of the movement and community make-up e.g., Gender and CALD.

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SCORECARD INTRODUCTION

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

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2015–16

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2016–17

1.1 Optimise our resources to always be rescue ready.

• Developed a term sheet in relation to the transitioning of Southern to SLSNSW. • Delivered a 5-year master plan for the organisation’s operational information and communications requirements. • Successfully implemented national grant and fundraising programs. • Successfully reformed the SLSA Compliance and Accreditation program for lifesaving equipment, including transition to independent assessors.

• Finalise the transitioning of Southern to SLSNSW, including a review of the current operation. • Finalise transition of Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) from Northern Helicopter to Hunter and finalise wind-up of Northern. • Implement PPE strategy for use in SLS activities. • Develop surf hazard rating program primarily for use for Surf Sports. • Deliver the Beach Safety Equipment Fund and Beach CRSM Drowning Black Spot Reduction program utilising the Total Service Plan. • Develop patrol apps and put in place for commencement of season. • Review confirmation of the Total Service Plan and where we want it to be, including outputs, e.g., the National Coastal Safety Report.

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

• Delivered coastal safety reports focused on the top four priority issues identified by the Total Service Plan. • Conducted behavioural insights research into high-risk population groups to inform development of drowning prevention initiatives. • Conducted community research to identify activities people undertake and their perception of issues around the coast.

• Undertake evidence-based research to deliver Total Service Plan. Work on the growth of the plan. Research other types of deaths, e.g., marine, suicide, medical etc., to provide a holistic picture. • Have key personnel complete relevant risk management/health and safety training to ensure SLSA has capacity and capability to support improvements to member safety.

1.3 Enhance and integrate coastal risk management systems.

• Commenced implementation of the SLSA PPE project plan. • Investigated and delivered a report into the potential requirements and use of PPE across lifesaving operations and junior development activities. • Undertook surf hazard rating programs for trained surf observers.

• Develop applications for use for sport and lifesaving purposes. • Identify threshold systems and deliver them as part of SHR and PPE project plans.

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

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2015–16

1.4 Promote SLSA as the • Contributed to the delivery of the 2015–20 peak coastal safety body. Australian Water Safety Strategy. • Delivered the 2015 National Coastal Safety Report. • Made representation at key forums, e.g., World Drowning Prevention Conference, Australian Disaster Management Conference, Australian Search and Rescue Conference.

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2016–17 • Deliver Year 1 of the Public Safety Awareness campaign—The Facts about Rips. • Deliver the 2016 National Coastal Safety Report. • Identify opportunities to promote SLS, and develop plans for non-fatal drownings, bystander rescues, etc., as part of future national coastal safety reports undertaken. • Make representation at key forums, conferences and presentations.

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

• Delivered and promoted reliable and trusted responses by SLS services to emergencies. • Improved processes and ensured that SLSA is representing the views of our member states in order to act as one SLS body in the sector. • Confirmed our position as the peak water safety organisation in this country by showing our capabilities, experience and expertise, thereby increasing awareness of public safety messaging.

• Refine SLSA role and position in emergency management and disaster response. • Support the requirements of the states.

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

• Worked with RLSSA to develop opportunities to enhance lifesaving within the Asia–Pacific region. • Elected an SLSA member as Chair of the ILS Asia–Pacific region.

• Work with RLSSA to develop opportunities to enhance lifesaving within the Asia– Pacific region.

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SCORECARD INTRODUCTION

2. DEVELOP OUR PEOPLE 2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2015–16

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2016–17

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

• Better understood why members join, stay and leave the organisation. • Implemented and enhanced a relevant SLS reward and recognition framework. • Developed an online, interactive pathways framework for participation in SLS.

• Develop a National Participation Strategy to deliver relevant, innovative and inclusive programs and pathways for Lifesaving, Surf Sports and Learning and Development.

2.2 Provide ongoing leadership opportunities to our people.

• Developed and implemented agreed protocols, hierarchy and communication plans for SLSA to engage with members.

• Review current and explore new leadership and alumni opportunities.

2.3 Provide efficient, relevant and flexible learning opportunities.

• Reviewed resources as scheduled. • Evaluated skills maintenance review implementations.

• Review resources as scheduled. • Adopt a national education strategy and framework 2015–20.

2.4 Develop our participation initiatives, including surf sports.

• Undertook a national review of sport and recreation in surf lifesaving to identify opportunities to modernise the sport offering relative to consumer demand. • Contemporised and enhanced the SLSA marketing and communications strategies for SLSA national sporting events. • Explored opportunities to secure new sponsors and partners for key flagship sporting events.

• Explore opportunities to secure new sponsors for key flagship sporting events. • Deliver commercially relevant contracted services to maximise our positioning and outcomes as per contractual obligations.

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

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

• Maintain relationship with Lifesaving Japan through annual Lifesaving Exchange Program.

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3. ENSURE A RELEVANT AND GROWING MOVEMENT 2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2015–16

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2016–17

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

• Delivered marketing, communications and corporate partnership support to promote full range of opportunities to members. • Ensured the SLS brand remains protected and valued by developing an SLS sponsorship policy and monitoring SLS IP policy for national events. • Developed the SLS brand to reinforce the SLS mission statement and position the movement as a relevant and accessible organisation for all stakeholders. • Undertook brand research postfundraising campaign to gauge brand health and recognition as a community cause in need of support. • Provided a consistent brand value proposition across all SLSA digital platforms. • Added two new licensees to the business. • Appointed a new event merchandise supplier for the next 3 years through a tender process.

• Explore opportunities to secure new sponsors for key flagship member events. • Ensure all breaches of SLS IP receive communication no more than 3 business days after the alert. • Build the SLS brand presence online to drive further engagement and accessibility for all stakeholders. • Implement renewed social media policy. • Review and implement updated communications framework and strategy including developing an over-arching brand and digital strategy for SLS. • Review sponsorship strategy and parameters of use in the SLSA gear and equipment guidelines to ensure brand remains protected and valued. • Undertake annual research survey to measure and track ongoing brand performance and communications impact year on year.

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

• Investigated and delivered a report into the potential requirements and use of PPE across lifesaving operations and junior development activities. • Delivered safety announcement communications strategy, SLSA Annual Report and SLSF Annual Review.

• Implement communications activities to maintain the momentum of safety as first and foremost in SLSA. • Develop research parameters for use of PPE for age groups up to and including under 17 competitors.

3.3 Develop effective strategic, operational alignment across all levels.

• Developed and implemented agreed protocols, hierarchy and communications plans for SLSA to engage with members. • Collaborated with all SLS entities on key communications and business development activities. • Investigated a digital content strategy for SLSA. • Implemented, endorsed and progressed an ICT review.

• Ensure that SLSA and state entities deliver contractual obligations for national corporate partners annually. • Review and revise direct member communications, including implementing strategy to ensure that members’ details are updated to maximise member engagement. • Implement recommendations from the ICT review. • Ensure that SLS 2020 Strategic Vision is communicated and implemented at all levels.

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SCORECARD INTRODUCTION

3. ENSURE A RELEVANT AND GROWING MOVEMENT 2020 STRATEGIC INTENT

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2015–16

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2016–17

3.4 Ensure sound environment practices at all levels.

• Liaised with government to ensure SLS services are appropriately prepared and supported to comply with incoming Clear Air regulations.

• Communicate research and activities related to climate adaptation.

3.5 Implement efficiencies across the movement.

• Implemented SLSF resourcing program to assist delivery of growth plan. • Negotiated new enterprise agreement with SLSA staff. • Continued to provide new and enhanced ICT systems to the frontline to enable our members and clubs to operate efficiently, and to reduce paperwork including integration of Lifesaving Online into the Portal and introduction of Family Groups.

• Determine a long-term strategy for IT business needs. • Implement employee recognition program. • Review the Board Governance Charter. • Ensure SLSF is resourced to deliver growth year on year for SLS.

3.6 Understand community expectations of involvement via engagement.

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

• Deliver quantitative research monitoring brand health, positioning and campaign messaging for both Year 3 of the national fundraising and awareness campaign and Year 1 of the national public safety awareness campaign.

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

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2015–16

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2016–17

4.1 Promote and celebrate SLS positive contribution to Australian society.

• Completed Child Safe Organisation audit, updated SLS Member Protection Policy and made recommendations on reforms to enhance our duty of care to children and young people. • Continued public contact and communication through philanthropic, commercial and grant programs, highlighting key achievements. • Used existing and new technology to communicate key messages and investigate best practice across multiple channels, which included refreshing the SLSA website.

• Investigate best practices across multiple channels to deliver increased take-up and engagement of SLS stakeholders and community. • Improve Child Safe practices and culture within SLSA.

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

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2015–16

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2016–17

4.2 Promote SLS as an organisation in need.

• Implemented Year 2 of the 5-year national fundraising and awareness campaign, increasing CSA media support and value by 190 per cent. • Implemented the refresh of the SLSA website. • Implemented the refresh of the SLSF Lottery website. • Implemented a year-round multi-channel strategy focused on recruiting new supporters. • Implemented a refresh of lottery loyalty program ‘Champions Club’ collateral and communications. • Implemented specific lottery acquisition test strategy targeting Victoria.

• Implement Year 3 of the national fundraising and awareness campaign. • Leverage and build upon national fundraising and awareness campaign to drive further donations. • Introduce new digital channels for all Australians to donate and support. • Introduce a new national fundraising event as part of the national fundraising awareness campaign. • Continue to secure annual support from corporate partners to aid and generate donations to the national fundraising and awareness campaign. • Deliver postcampaign tracking research on the national fundraising awareness campaign to track key SLSA brand health metrics. • Implement the refresh of SLSF philanthropic website to assist donor offering and support.

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

• Increased engagement of the community with SLS key messages/stories. • Identified and secured corporate/community/ donor support of events. • Created fundraising, community and membership opportunities to engage all Australians. • Increased engagement across communication channels. • Completed and lodged 266 grant applications through the SLSF Grants Seeking Unit on behalf of SLS entities. • Delivered annual philanthropic support program incorporating five national major appeals being ‘Back to the Beach’, ‘Christmas’, ‘Australia Day’, ‘Easter’ and ‘Tax’ appeals. • Delivered annual commercial support program incorporating six major house and land package prize lotteries, 11 phone-based lotteries and a WA state-specific lottery program.

• Leverage existing SLSA activities and events to involve and engage the community. • Review performance of SLSF activities against endorsed 5-year growth strategy to create insights into the funding sustainability of the SLSF and SLSA. • Deliver investment to grow priorities through SLSF to achieve target of $20 million by 2020.

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SCORECARD INTRODUCTION

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

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED 2015–16

OUR PRIORITIES FOR 2016–17

4.4 Grow revenue from corporate partners and government sectors.

• Continued distribution of the annual National Coast Safety Report. • Maintained National Rescue of the Month Award as part of our Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving initiative. • Exploited 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.

• Deliver corporate partner strategy. • Identify new major national corporate partnerships. • Continue with a monthly commercial working group meeting with representatives from each state and SLSF to deliver existing partnerships and develop additional properties/assets for sale. • Continue to engage with parliament through Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving and through official launches of safety documents of national importance. • Develop a member benefits strategy that provides commercial revenue earnings and that allows products and services to be tailored exclusively to the SLS membership. • Investigate the opportunities for greater monetisation of sports and patrol-based equipment. • Create SLSA webstore to be reviewed as a standalone commercial enterprise to deliver increased revenues.

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

• Distributed SLSA Annual Report and SLSF Annual Review. • Developed key messaging for the 2015–16 financial year.

• Distribute SLSA Annual Report and SLSF Annual Review. • Develop key messaging for the 2016–17 financial year. • Ensure SLSA provides a proforma (written or graphic) for SLS states/ clubs to recognise SLSA/SLSF support (distributions/funding) for internal and external reporting.

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SNAPSHOT INTRODUCTION

SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA LTD1

2012–13

Revenue—sponsorships & grants ($,000)

19,536

19,395

20,422

21,015

2.90%

Revenue—total consolidated entity ($,000)

37,340

69,599

72,050

72,944

1.24%

Expenditure—total consolidated entity ($,000)

37,023

68,364

70,365

70,739

0.53%

40.3

40.8

41.3

42.6

3.15%

93,249

94,039

94,019

93,756

-0.03%

FTE employees—parent entity (i.e ., SLSA)

2013–14

2014–15

2015–16 CHANGE % 2

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

73,674

74,581

75,613

75,450

-0.22%

Total membership

166,923

168,622

169,633

169,250

-0.23%

311

311

313

312

-0.32%

8,048

8,572

9,647

9,864

2.25%

Number of Surf Life Saving clubs LIFESAVING Rescues performed by surf lifesavers + SLS support operations Rescues performed by ALS lifeguards

3,485

3,139

3,043

3,170

4.17%

First aid administered by surf lifesavers + SLS support operations

34,097

13,947

19,826

26,288

32.59%

First aid administered by ALS lifeguards

30,548

17,946

22,598

30,871

36.61%

Preventive actions undertaken by surf lifesavers + SLS support operations

284,013

321,838

346,119

350,400

1.24%

Preventive actions undertaken by ALS lifeguards

621,561

694,199

908,971

1,088,160

19.71%

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

7,404

8,082

7,476

7,133

-4.59%

Percentage of junior members receiving SLSA awards

71%

77%

72%

75%

4.17%

6,518

5,080

6,168

7,004

13.55%

529

609

585

548

-6.32%

Number of accredited officials

3,761

2,911

3,474

4,464

28.50%

Number of accredited coaches

2,817

2,810

2,104

2,926

39.07%

50,705

55,634

53,086

40,062*

-24.53%

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 Consolidated entity includes helicopter rescue service 2 Indicates the percentage change from 2014–15 to 2015–16 * 15–16 method of calculation has been revised and is our benchmark moving forward. Using new format there was an 0.11 per cent increase on previous year.

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


C A PAC IT Y A N D 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 The Capacity and Capability (CC) portfolio is responsible for coastal risk and safety, lifesaving operations, research, education, learning and development and surf sports. The deliverables of CC 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.

COA S TA L S A F E T Y During 2015–16 SLSA surf lifesavers and lifeguards patrolled beaches across Australia and contributed to vital 24/7 emergency response capability. Additionally, lifesaving services across the country conducted more than 13,000 rescues, 57,100 first aids and 1,408,500 preventive actions. This year, SLSA was pleased to deliver the Australian Government’s Beach Drowning Black Spot Reduction Program and Beach Safety Equipment Fund. These programs provided an additional $2,499,868 to states and clubs to improve services and address high-priority drowning reduction initiatives.

Although this is an ambitious undertaking, this goal will be attained through an evidence-based strategy, delivered with commitment and collaboration. As part of the SLSA Total Service Plan, evidence continues to be collected from a variety of sources through SLSA’s behavioural insights research project into high-priority issues. The results from this research provide valuable insights to better inform and direct SLSA’s drowning prevention programs. In collaboration with SLS states, SLSA used the behavioural insights to develop a rip currents communications strategy designed to impact behaviour change.

D ROW N I N G PR E V EN T I O N

M EM B ER S A FE T Y

In 2016, the Australian Water Safety Council released the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2016–20, to which SLSA was a key contributor. While surf lifesaving personnel undertake vital drowning prevention work, the aspirational goal of a 50 per cent reduction in drowning by 2020 still requires significant work.

The safety of our membership continues to be a key priority. As part of this, evaluations of the new Australian Standard Level 25 life jackets for use within surf sports have commenced. In 2015–16 we continued research into developing a surf hazard rating index to assist with risk management and

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the establishment of thresholds for heightened risk conditions for certain craft.

CO L L A B O R AT I O N SLSA presented papers at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention. SLSA has fulfilled advocacy, collaboration and industry engagement responsibilities across a range of sectors, including membership of the Australian Fire and Emergency Services Council (AFAC) and Australian Government committees.

LE A R N I N G A N D D E V E LO PM E N T SLSA’s continued focus on developing its people saw the 2015 National Leadership College successfully engage members in personal and professional training. The Leaders’ Masterclass is a similar program for more experienced members that is held annually. Together, these development programs enable members to further enhance their leadership capabilities for Surf Life Saving. Building on the success of these programs, the


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

SLSA Leadership Alumni continues to grow, with the annual Alumni Function now a fixture of The Aussies calendar. New training resources to be released for the upcoming 2016–17 season include a suite of national assessment tools for the Gold Medallion, a revised version of the Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue and a revised version of the Silver Medallion Beach Management program. A big change for member training this year has been the change to Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines in January. A slightly revised Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue training manual (34th edition) was available in the online shop from 1 July 2016. In a significant change for traditional lifesaving techniques, the ARC has recommended that rigid spinal collars are no longer required for first aid treatment. In the

light of this recommendation, SLSA has substantially reviewed the Spinal Management resources for 2016–17. The Learning and Development team also conducted an evaluation of the Skills Maintenance Review that was conducted last year. The evaluation showed that the changes introduced for season 2015–16 were viewed positively, with some work still to be done around improving the online component of skills maintenance. As a result of this evaluation, SLSA has substantially reviewed the online skills maintenance tools for season 2016-17. The Learning and Development team is pleased that the online, interactive participation pathways application

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was released in January this year in line with the refresh of the SLSA website. The application required input from all operational areas of the Capacity and Capability team to pull together relevant content highlighting all the opportunities for participation, training and development in SLS.

SURF SPORT 2015–16 was a challenging but exciting year for the SLSA sports team. A key milestone for the year was the completion of the National Sport and Recreation Review, which will assist the organisation in ensuring that the sport remains relevant to a modern audience in order to increase participation levels. We continue to make gains across the sport portfolio ensuring we achieve our strategic national objectives, in particular


A KEY HIGHLIGHT FOR THE YEAR WAS THE DELIVERY OF THE AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 (THE AUSSIES), WHICH WAS HELD ON THE SUNSHINE COAST FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1980 TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF SURF LIFE SAVING IN THE REGION.

2015 –16 S P O R T H I G H L I G H T S

Saving Championships, Australian IRB Championships and The Interstates, as well as other events including the NutriGrain IronMan and IronWoman Series and the Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold. • SLSA established international supremacy across a range of disciplines winning the 2016 Trans–Tasman Surf Boat Series, International Surf Rescue Challenge, Japan’s Sanyo International Life Saving Cup, Pool Rescue Orange Cup as well as finishing third in the Pool Rescue German Cup. • SLSA delivered on key high-performance indicators with the Australian Sport Commission as well as built on our next wave initiative with Swimming Australia and Australian Canoeing. • SLSA continues to look towards expanding our participation pathway undertaking an Australian Sports Commission Sport School feasibility study.

• SLSA Board approved the National Sport and Recreation Review paper along with 21 key recommendations. • SLSA successfully delivered key national events including the Australian Surf Life

Greg Meagher General Manager, Capacity and Capability

through the delivery of our national events. A key highlight for the year was the delivery of The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships 2016 (The Aussies), which was held on the Sunshine Coast for the first time since 1980 to celebrate 100 years of surf life saving in the region. The Aussies 2016 was well reviewed by all involved and was successfully held across four separate beaches for the first time in its 101 years of existence. Sport Education continues to make strides. In 2015–16 we ensured that our digital sport education platform continued to meet evolving member demands. 2015–16 also saw the acceleration of our high-performance strategy in the lead-up to both the 2016 Olympics and the 2016 World Life Saving Championships.

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169,250 SURF LIFE SAVING MEMBERS

76,604 MEMBERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS

60,369 JUNIOR ACTIVITIES MEMBERS (5–13 YEARS) IN NIPPER PROGRAMS

2,252 SURF LIFE SAVING COACHES

3,474 SURF OFFICIALS


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NATIONAL INFLATABLE RESCUE BOAT CHAMPIONSHIPS (IRB) 2015 MOOLOOLABA, QLD, 17–19 JULY 2015 EVENT

FIRST

POINTSCORE

SECOND

POINTSCORE

THIRD

POINTSCORE

Interstate Championships

QLD

60

VIC

48

NSW

47

National Championships

North Burleigh

53

Kiama Downs

23

Alexandra Headland

14

NATIONAL POOL RESCUE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 GOLD COAST AQUATIC CENTRE, QLD, 7–9 AUGUST 2015 FIRST

POINTSCORE

SECOND

POINTSCORE

THIRD

POINTSCORE

Currumbin

488

Maroochydore

283

Northcliffe

213

COOLANGATTA GOLD 2015 GOLD COAST, QLD, 10–11 OCTOBER 2015 CATEGORY

FIRST

TIME

SECOND

TIME

THIRD

TIME

Open Male–Long Course

Ali Day

3:42:04

Nathan Smith

3:44:59

Jeremy Cotter

3:45:32

Open Male–Short Course

Nathan Gray

3:19:09

Bobby Byrne

3:19:36

Daniel Hart

3:23:40

Open Female–Long Course

Elizabeth Pluimers

4:03:08

Brodie Moir

4:05:35

Rebecca Creedy

4:14:43

Open Female–Short Course

Allie Britton

3:34:59

Greta Petersen

3:40:40

Jessica Miller

3:48:04

U19 Male –Short Course

Alex Wright

3:10:29

Jackson Borg

3:17:28

Tainui Kaihau

3:20:43

U19 Female–Short Course

Grace Rosato

3:55:33

Zoe Lunardelli

4:10:07

Tahlia Kollen

4:11:53

Owen Miller

4:22:41

20–29 Male–Long Course

Bradley Venning

4:40:52

Shaun Armstrong

4:45:57

20–29 Male–Short Course

Jonty Dodson

3:50:11

Harrison Yandle

4:21:45

20–29 Female–Short Course

Madison Spencer

3:55:21

Madi Quinn

4:14:24

Emma Lockhart

4:18:53

30–39 Male–Long Course

Tim Jennett

4:20:00

Nathan Stewart

4:29:46

Luke Caldwell

4:36:36

30–39 Male–Short Course

Adam Jeffery

3:39:22

Andre Dalton

4:02:12

Jonathon Fyfe

4:06:35

30–39 Female–Short Course

Tamiel Benjamin

4:14:20

Amy Teale

4:20:03

Fiona Tschaut

4:36:04

40–49 Male–Long Course

Mark Forrester

4:14:54

Russell Cooper

4:22:20

Scott Sewell

4:33:48

40–49 Male–Short Course

Boyd Conrick

3:41:26

Jamie Hole

3:53:02

Carl Greenhalgh

3:57:24

4:43:30

Bec Crawford

5:10:06

40–49 Female–Long Course 40–49 Female–Short Course

Heli Murray

4:12:20

Joanne Kay

50+ Male–Long Course

Timothy Mandeville

4:46:57

Bill Strachan

50+ Male–Short Course

James Marsh

3:59:10

Michael Kirkby

3:59:42

David O'Grady

4:12:05

50+ Female–Short Course

Amanda Hanmer

5:23:23

Open Male Relay–Long Course

Speeders

3:50:21

Butts Team

3:52:15

The Grange Pirates

3:54:39

Open Male Relay–Short Course

BMD Northcliffe Billy G.O.A.T.

3:08:15

LHM

3:16:51

DY Young Guns

4:26:24

North Cronulla Gold

3:54:22

Open Female Relay–Long Course

BMD Northcliffe

4:11:36

Freshie Girls Senior

4:42:02

Open Female Relay–Short Course

Maroochy Swans

3:32:29

That Blonde Team

3:53:08

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COOLANGATTA GOLD 2015 GOLD COAST, QLD, 10–11 OCTOBER 2015 CATEGORY

FIRST

TIME

SECOND

TIME

THIRD

TIME

Open Mixed Relay–Long Course

Avoca Arsenal

4:10:07

Team Jones

4:26:10

Two Stars Down

4:52:41

Open Mixed Relay–Short Course

Gold Super Team

3:47:03

Pink Fish

4:00:59

Curl Curl Sea Eagles

4:05:02

Masters Male Relay–Long Course

Mad Mackerels

4:32:48

Wauchope Bonny Hills

4:42:59

Cronulla Masters

4:32:24

Masters Male Relay–Short Course

Masters of Cooly

3:43:11

Done & Dusted

3:50:26

Brunswick Master Blasters

3:51:46

Masters Female Relay–Long Course

Navoca

4:49:00

Boris and Bocos

5:06:22

Masters Female Relay–Short Course

O-Port-Unity

4:13:00

Manly Angels

4:20:00

Masters Mixed Relay–Long Course

The Phingles

4:45:15

Coogmopolitan

4:55:18

Mixed Masters Relay–Short Course

Avoca Masters Gold

4:13:25

Two Bricks and a Chick

4:21:34

North Curl Curl Masters

4:41:56

U19 Male Relay–Short Course

BMD Northcliffe Young Guns

3:05:58

Headland Boy

3:15:46

Team Taco

3:21:40

U19 Female Relay–Short Course

Maroochy Cygnets

3:35:43

KSLM

3:41:43

Freshie Girls Jnr

4:03:24

U19 Mixed Relay–Short Course

THE AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 MAROOCHYDORE, MOOLOOLABA & ALEXANDRA HEADLAND BEACHES, QLD, 16–24 APRIL 2016 CLUB

POINTS

OPENS POINTSCORE

CLUB

POINTS

MASTERS POINTSCORE

CLUB

POINTS

HANDICAP POINTSCORE

1

Northcliffe SLSC

341

1

Alexandra Headland SLSC

236

1

Currumbin Beach

492.2

2

Currumbin SLSC

255

2

Northcliffe SLSC

219

2

430.8

3

Newport SLSC

215

3

Maroochydore SLSC

212

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park

4

Alexandra Headland SLSC

175

4

North Burleigh SLSC

179

3

Newport

429.8

5

Maroochydore SLSC

149

5

Mooloolaba SLSC

158

4

Alexandra Headland

421.2

5

Umina

406.2

6

Kurrawa SLSC

129

6

Queenscliff SLSC

153

7

Manly LSC

112

7

Noosa Heads SLSC

152

8

Noosa Heads SLSC

98

8

Byron Bay SLSC

122

9

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

85

9

Kurrawa SLSC

111

Umina SLSC Inc

67

10

10

Redhead SLSC

96

6

Maroochydore

397.5

7

Kurrawa

383.5

8

Noosa Heads

381.2

9

Palm Beach (NSW)

378.5

10

North Bondi

369.2

NATIONAL INTERSTATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 TORQUAY BEACH, VIC, 8 JANUARY 2016 FIRST

POINTSCORE

SECOND

POINTSCORE

THIRD

POINTSCORE

Overall pointscore

QLD

291

NSW

289

WA

226

Open pointscore

NSW

150

QLD

139

WA

106

Youth pointscore

QLD

152

NSW

139

WA

120

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SANYO CUP AOSHIMA BEACH, JAPAN, 18–20 JULY 2015

2015 INTERNATIONAL SURF RESCUE CHALLENGE MAROOCHYDORE, AUSTRALIA, 16–21 SEPTEMBER 2015

AUSTRALIAN SURF BOAT TEAM

AUSTRALIAN LIFE SAVING TEAM

PL ACE

COUNTRY

PL ACE

COUNTRY

First

Australia

First

Australia

Second

New Zealand

Second

New Zealand

Third

Japan

Third

United States of America

Fourth

Japan Youth

NAME

CLUB

Fifth

Canada

Tim Schofield (C )

Terrigal SLSC

Sixth

Hong Kong

Ali Day

Surfers Paradise SLSC

Seventh

Chinese Taipei

Kendrick Louis

Newport SLSC

NAME

CLUB

Matt Bevilaqua

Currumbin SLSC

Tim Schofield (c )

Terrigal SLSC

Jackson Symonds

Sorrento SLSC

Matt Davis

Currumbin SLSC

Hayden White

Currumbin SLSC

Jason Gough

Mooloolaba SLSC

Melissa Cracroft-Wilson (C )

Kurrawa SLSC

Daniel Collins

Redhead SLSC

Alyssa Koenen

Northcliffe SLSC

Hayden White

Currumbin SLSC

Liz Pluimers

North Burleigh SLSC

Harriet Brown

Northcliffe SLSC

Harriet Brown

Northcliffe SLSC

Alyssa Koenen

Northcliffe SLSC

Elly Graf

Eloura SLSC

Prue Davies

Currumbin SLSC

Jordan Mercer

Noosa Heads SLSC

Bree Masters

Kurrawa SLSC

Georgia Miller

Newport SLSC

Karlee Nurthen

Currumbin SLSC

Amy Nurthen

Currumbin SLSC

Wade Sinclair

Coach—Picnic Bay SLSC

Danny Short

Head Coach—Maroochydore SLSC

Brett Dowker

Team Manage—Currumbin SLSC

Wade Sinclair

Assistant Coach—Picnic Bay SLSC

Nick Marshall

Physiotherapist—Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

Garry Mensforth

Team Manager—Umina SLSC

Nick Marshall

Physiotherapist—Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

Martin Lynch

Beach Coach—Newport SLSC

Caitlin Braddick

Sport Science

Elise Bateman

Assistant Manager & Psychologist

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2015 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SURF RESCUE CHALLENGE MAROOCHYDORE, AUSTRALIA, 16–21 SEPTEMBER 2015

2015 GERMAN CUP WARENDORF, GERMANY, 19–22 NOVEMBER 2015 AUSTRALIAN LIFE SAVING TEAM

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH LIFE SAVING TEAM

PL ACE

COUNTRY

PL ACE

COUNTRY

First

Italy

First

Australia

Second

Germany

Second

New Zealand

Third

Australia

Third

United States of America

NAME

CLUB

NAME

CLUB

Sam Bell

Maroochydoore

Charlie Brooks

Newport SLSC

Matt Davis

Currumbin

Jy Timperley

Byron Bay SLSC

Will Harmsen

Northcliffe

Jackson Collins

North Burleigh SLSC

Tim Schofield

Terrigal

Callum Lowe-Griffiths ©

Queenscliff SLSC

Brad Woodward

Catherine Hill Bay

Jackson Borg

Newport SLSC

Prue Davis

Currumbin

Lewis Abdul

Grange SLSC

Pam Hendry

Maroochydoore

Matthew Day

North Cronulla SLSC

Alyssa Koenen

Northcliffe

Isaac Smith

Queenscliff SLSC

Amy Levings

Northcliffe

Lizzie Welborn

North Bondi SLSC

Mariah Jones

Tweed Head & Coolangatta

Jemma Smith ©

Umina SLSC

Danny Short

Head Coach—Maroochydore SLSC

Lily Costello

Redhead SLSC

Wade Sinclair

Manager—Picnic Bay SLSC

Megan Kreuter

Northcliffe SLSC

Garry Mensforth

Team Manager—Umina SLSC

Hannah Sculley

Northcliffe SLSC

Troy Eady

Physiotherapist—Byron Bay SLSC

Nicole Kay

Mooloolaba SLSC

Olivia Fien

Currumbin SLSC

Caitlin Callahan

Byron Bay SLSC

Brett Dowker

Head Coach—Currumbin SLSC

Craig Holden

Assistant Coach —Elliot Heads SLSC

Melinda Jackson

Team Manager—Kurrawa SLSC

Troy Eady

Physiotherapist—Byron Bay SLSC

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TRANS-TASMAN SURF BOAT TEST SERIES SHELLHARBOUR BEACH, AUSTRALIA, 20 FEBRUARY 2016

TRANS-TASMAN SURF BOAT TEST SERIES SHELLHARBOUR BEACH, AUSTRALIA, 20 FEBRUARY 2016

AUSTRALIAN SURF BOAT TEAM

AUSTRALIAN SURF BOAT TEAM

PL ACE

COUNTRY

PL ACE

COUNTRY

First

Australia

First

New Zealand

Second

New Zealand

Second

Australia

NAME

CLUB

NAME

CLUB

Sonia Heath

Torquay SLSC

Elise Buchanan

Maroochydore SLSC

Jessica Kelleher

Torquay SLSC

Virginia Burke

Maroochydore SLSC

Sophie Robson

Torquay SLSC

Morgana Jones

Maroochydore SLSC

Sylvie Withers

Torquay SLSC

Catherine Ulrich

Maroochydore SLSC

Sweep–Scott Tannahill

Torquay SLSC

Patrick McGuire

Maroochydore SLSC

James Bezer

Mona Vale SLSC

Andrew Bright

Avalon beach SLSC

Trent Rogers

Mona Vale SLSC

Nick Sampson

Avalon beach SLSC

Jaxon Rudduck

Mona Vale SLSC

Matt Mayall

Avalon beach SLSC

David Schumacher

Mona Vale SLSC

Tom Curnow

Avalon beach SLSC

Sweep–Matthew Collins

Mona Vale SLSC

Nathan Wellings

Avalon beach SLSC

Brett Main

Team Manager–Caves Beach

Greg Heard

Team Manager

Sophie Tindle

Integrity Officer

Sophie Tindle

Integrity Officer

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C E LE B R AT I O N O F AU S T R A LI A N O PE N I R O N M A N A N D I R O NWO M A N C H A M PI O N S In April 2016 SLSA celebrated 50 years of the Australian Open Ironman Championship and 25 years of the Australian Open Ironwoman Championship. Pictured above is the official photograph of the Open Ironman and Ironwoman Champions taken at the celebratory function held at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships 2016. At the front of the photograph is Hayden Kenny, the first ever Ironman Champion with the original 1966 trophy.


B U S I N E S S D E V E L O P M E N T & C O M M U N I C AT I O N S S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

OV E RV I E W The Business Development and Communications (BDC) 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 BDC 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.

CO R P O R AT E PA R T N E R S H I P S Surf Life Saving Australia forms partnerships that deliver strategic alignment and create a shared community value. A partnership with SLSA reaches all corners of the community, allowing a business to position itself alongside one of Australia’s most trusted community organisations.

SLSA has a wealth of opportunity for partners and has been working with them to renew and sustain their engagement with the movement as well as assist in leveraging opportunities for the benefit of both parties throughout the year. One of the measures of SLSA’s success is reflected in its long-term commitment from partners. Westpac has been proudly partnering with SLSA for 42 years, making it one of the longest corporate community partnership in Australia. Westpac supports the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS), the oldest civilian search-and-rescue service in Australia, a vital extension of SLSA’s frontline services. DHL, SLSA’s second major national partner, celebrated 13 years of partnership in the 2015–16 season and shares many core values with SLSA such as speed, passion and a can-do attitude. SLSA acknowledges and thanks all of its valuable corporate partners for their support. The movement is incredibly

SLSA ACKNOWLEDGES AND THANKS ALL OF ITS VALUABLE CORPORATE PARTNERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT. THE MOVEMENT IS INCREDIBLY PROUD OF ITS PARTNERSHIP PORTFOLIO AND RECOGNISES THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION THEY MADE TO THE ORGANISATION.

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proud of its partnership portfolio and recognises the valuable contribution they made to the organisation. We are excited to be seeking new major partners to support the movement in 2016. SLSA encourage 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 SLSA’s communications and public relations activities have continued to position the organisation as Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority whose mission is to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities. During the 2015–16 financial year, quarterly updates of the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving in Canberra gained further momentum. Co-chaired by federal members, Sarah Henderson MP and Matt Thistlethwaite MP, these updates highlighted key achievements of the


B U S I N E S S D E V E L O P M E N T & C O M M U N I C AT I O N S S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

SURF LIFE SAVING IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST ICONIC AND LOVED BRANDS. WE HAVE CONTINUED TO PROMOTE SURF LIFE SAVING AS AN ORGANISATION IN NEED AS PART OF A 5-YEAR STRATEGY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE MOVEMENT AS A COMMUNITY CAUSE AROUND AUSTRALIA.

organisation and included presentations to all of the National Rescue of the Month Award recipients (see pages 92–95). Key media turned out to the launch of SLSA’s 2015 National Coastal Safety Report, which was launched at North Bondi SLSC by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP, in December 2015. Communications with our members were maintained through fortnightly publications—On Patrol and Surfline, the news carousel in the Members Portal and through our social media channels, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Surf Life Saving made a number of improvements to its digital communications channels in 2015–16, including enhancements to its publicfacing website sls.com.au and upgrades to its electronic direct mail system. The communications and public relations strategy for Year 2 of the Be A Life Saver, national fundraising and awareness campaign focused on shifting public perception to see Surf Life Saving as a community cause in need of public support. Postcampaign reporting showed that there was an improvement in this area by 7 per cent from Year 1.

MARKETING AND BR AND Surf Life Saving is one of Australia’s most iconic and loved brands. We have continued to promote Surf Life Saving as an organisation in need as part of a 5-year strategy to raise awareness of the movement as a community cause around Australia. Year 2 of the Be A Life Saver campaign anchored its focus again around raising awareness of the organisation’s need for donations. The campaign launched during the peak of summer when Surf Life Saving is most relevant and front of mind with Australian beachgoers. The campaign was delivered via TV, radio, outdoor and print with a strong shift across new media channels such as digital, mobile and

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social. Almost $7 million of advertising media value was achieved during the campaign period, which was a significant increase in comparison to Year 1. Our postcampaign research confirmed that this campaign continues to help SLSA maintain overall brand positioning, recognition and awareness levels in the market place. One-third of Australians saw our campaign and clearly understood our message, increasing overall their likelihood to donate. SLSA also provided opportunities for the Australian community to actively participate in Surf Life Saving including: the Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold (attracting more than 500 competitors), the Coolangatta Gold Youth Challenge


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 2016

45,000 UNIQUE VISITS TO SLS.COM.AU PER MONTH

62,000 MEMBERS PORTAL USERS

45,000 FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS

90,000 TWITTER FOLLOWERS

9,000

(attracting more than 150 youth participants), the Aussie Ocean Swim (200 competitors) and several community activations in association with the return of The Aussies to the Sunshine Coast after more than 30 years. SLSA marketing undertook a review of the SLSA website in order to maximise this platform as a marketing and communication compliance tool. A new website platform was created that strengthened our brand positioning online and created a more engaging user experience by simplifying and streamlining content for the purpose of an external-consumer-facing audience, with member-facing content moved to the SLSA Members Portal.

INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS

63,000 SURFLINE E-NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS

15,000 BEACHSAFE SMARTPHONE APP DOWNLOADS

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B U S I N E S S D E V E L O P M E N T & C O M M U N I C AT I O N S S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

LI C E N S I N G A N D MERCHANDISE Our brand, or intellectual property as it is formally known, has been built on more than 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. Our 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’. It is our responsibility to ensure the use of our brand is protected.

Surf Life Saving uses these images and marks in a number of places and in many important ways, such as on our patrol uniforms and equipment to designate official surf lifesavers and property and on licensed product such as our apparel range. These let consumers know that they have purchased official merchandise and allow corporate partners to use these properties to show and leverage their association with Surf Life Saving. SLSA offers a ‘member store’ that 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

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beaches. SLSA is pleased to donate discontinued stock to affiliated lifesaving organisations in developing countries to help them with building their respective services. In 2015, management of the licensing program was brought back in house 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.

Fiona Crockett General Manager, Business Development and Communications


PA R TN E R S H I P S S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

Surf Life Saving Australia thanks our corporate and government partners who have supported us in 2015–16. M A J O R N AT I O N A L PA R T N ER S

PA R T N ER

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 S

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

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 presented monthly to the Finance Audit and Compliance Committee. In addition, the tasks identified within the Workforce Transition plan have now all been completed. IT completed a number of enhancements as outlined within this report. A separate finance report and the financial results are listed on pages 72–85.

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 has successfully dealt with more than 14,000 individual support requests from club officers, administrators, patrol members and duty officers. Some major IT highlights of the season include the following. • Lifesaving Online was moved into the Members Portal and a number of new features were added to allow for better self-service experience, including the ability to have multiple pending requests. Members are now able to apply to change their membership category, view their membership and transaction history and download an awards transcript, including proficiency status.

• Family Groups in Lifesaving Online and SurfGuard were implemented. These new features enable one adult to manage all of the information about their family members and renew all members of the family group in one transaction. It also reduces the need to create individual portal accounts for each member. • A new assessment type called Bulk Proficiency was released to reduce the three-step process down to one. • Further enhancements were made to our Patrol Operations app for iOS and android users including the Services Near Me and the ability to log progressive statistics. • Additional forms were added to the Members Portal to further enhance the self-serve member experience including Form 80, TAF Re-endorsement, National Medal and National Medal Clasp. Forms requiring a history of patrol hours were updated to display a member’s countable patrol hours from SurfGuard in the form.

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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. • Members Portal was upgraded to improve the user experience, speed and reliability. One of the main features of the upgrade was smart-device responsiveness. Portal administrators can now subscribe to notifications. • The IT department’s new online help site at https://help.sls.com.au was launched. The site contains the most up-to-date versions of all help guides and manuals. • The results microsite was rewritten so that it can take real-time feeds.


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

O U R S TA F F During 2015–16, SLSA’s team of paid staff has continued to collectively demonstrate dedication and commitment to the national organisation. The majority of the staff work in Sydney, with a number of others based in other states. In December 2015, Surf House was reopened at Bondi and the Business Development and Communications team was relocated there. The remaining staff are located at SLSA headquarters at Rosebery. SLSA continues to place significant prioritisation on developing and implementing people-development strategies, ensuring we are enhancing our work environment and workplace practices for our staff.

SLSA finalised the implementation of the Change Management Workforce Transition Plan in 2015–16. The overarching workforce transition plan strategies are: • integrating ‘As One’ workforce— including structural effectiveness review • 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 2015–16 include: • continued development of the SLSA internal professional development strategy and the analysis of internal training of all staff • implementation of the SLSA staff management and leadership training program • enhancements to internal communications and employee engagement initiatives.

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SLSA conducts an annual employee satisfaction survey. The outputs from this survey are used to identify areas of improvement. SLSA will continue to focus on embedding the SLSA values and behaviours into everyday business initiatives in 2016–17, including the implementation of an SLSA employee recognition framework. Our organisational structure is 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.

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


and competencies of each employee, which includes the identification of personal/professional development opportunities. SLSA allocates an amount within the annual budget for professional development for staff.

WO R K PL AC E R EL AT I O N S

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. The individual plans also focus on enhancing the behaviours

Our staff operates under an enterprise agreement that covers general terms and conditions of employment and provides the flexibility to deal with nonstandard work hours. The SLSA Enterprise Agreement was updated at 30 June 2016 for a further 3-year term. 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. About 27 per cent of SLSA staff access formal flexible working arrangements.

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 bias-free 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 year. SLSA provides staff with work health and safety and risk management training and has 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.

S TA FF T U R N OV ER Staff turnover during the past year has seen an increase of 11 per cent from 2014 to 2015. 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.

Peter George AM General Manager, Corporate Services

STAFF STATISTICS F/T FTE

P/T FTE

CASUAL

FIXED TERM CONTRACTS

OVERALL F/T

TURNOVER

GENDER

TENURE

1.6

1.0

14

42.6

17 (40%)

F–63%—M-37%

2.7 yrs

1.6

2.2

12.5

41.3

12 (29%)

F–59%—M-41%

2.5 yrs

2015 –16 26 2014 –15 25

The SLSA executive team is made up of four members (CEO and three general managers). The gender balance of the executive team is 50 per cent male and 50 per cent female.

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O R G A N I S AT I O N A L C H A R T S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

Chief Executive Officer

EA to CEO

GM Capacity and Capability

Coastal Risk and Safety Manager

Learning & Development Manager

Participation Manager

Portfolio Administration Coordinator

Lifesaving Operations Manager

Resource Development Coordinator

Development Operations Manager

Grants and Operations Analyst

Public Safety Project Coordinator

Resource Development Assistant

Member Services Assistant

Research Coordinator

Sport Manager

Finance Manager

Sport Development Coordinator

Event Manager

Assistant Accountant

High Performance Pathways Coordinator

Venue Manager

National Events Officer

National Events Officer

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Accounts Administrator P/T


GM Corporate Services Matrix reporting—SLSF

IT Manager

People and Culture Manager

ICT Coordinator

Office Administrator

GM Business Development and Communications

Licensing Program Manager P/T

Technical & Business Support 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

ICT Support Officer

ICT Support Officer

Business Support Traineeship

Executive Management

Senior Management

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T H E S U R F L I F E S A V I N G F O U N D AT I O N S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

PH I L A N T H R O PI C AC T I V I T I E S In the 2015–16 financial year we were delighted to have 20,094 Guardians of the Surf in our regular giving monthly program and also to receive an additional 19,968 single donations. We have seen an increase in average gifts across all national appeal campaigns in 2015–16, which has led to an increase in income from appeals both through renewing past support and acquiring new supporters. The number of our lead supporters (those who give a gift of $1,000 or greater) remained steady in 2015–16 at 163 donors. This resulted in donations totalling more than $410,085, which is a 40 per cent increase on previous year. 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 Surf Life Saving so that our volunteers can continue their vital community service now, and into the future.

IN THE 2015–16 FINANCIAL YEAR WE WERE DELIGHTED TO HAVE 20,094 GUARDIANS OF THE SURF IN OUR REGULAR GIVING MONTHLY PROGRAM AND ALSO TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 19,968 SINGLE DONATIONS.

WO R K PL AC E G I V I N G Workplace giving programs allow employees to make regular tax deductible donations to a charity through their employer’s payroll system. Workplace giving is a vital component of many corporate social responsibility and employee engagement programs. The current number of companies actively participating in the Surf Life Saving Workplace Giving program in the financial year 2015–16 is 35, and approximately half of these companies match their employees’ gifts. This doubles the impact made to our cause. This is a 25 per cent increase in the number of companies participating in our Workplace Giving program from 2014 to 2015. The largest contributors to Surf Life Saving through workplace giving in 2015– 16 were Orica, BlueScope Steel, Event Hospitality and Entertainment, National

Australia Bank and Telstra, collectively making up 54 per cent of total workplace giving contributions to Surf Life Saving. The Foundation remains committed to this philanthropic program and will continue to focus on the following areas for 2016–17: • increasing employee participation and engagement with our existing workplace giving companies through regular communications, updates and appeals • collaborating to deliver further value to Surf Life Saving’s national and state partners through complementing our partnerships with workplace giving • increasing awareness of the corporate social responsibility and employee engagement benefits of workplace

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giving and Surf Life Saving to generate support from new companies. If you, or someone you know, would like more information about how to get your organisation involved in workplace giving, please contact workplacegiving@ slsfoundation.com.au or 1800 642 925.

BEQUESTS A bequest to Surf Life Saving is an investment in our future, ensuring our beaches remain safe now and for generations to come. The 2015–16 financial year has seen a consolidation of our National Bequest program, in preparation for the 2016–17 financial year.


T H E S U R F L I F E S A V I N G F O U N D AT I O N S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

THE SURF LIFE SAVING RESCUE FUND IS A CHARITABLE INVESTMENT SCHEME OPERATED BY THE SURF LIFE SAVING FOUNDATION. THE FUND CAN ACCEPT INVESTMENTS ONLY ON BEHALF OF SURF LIFE SAVING ORGANISATIONS THAT ARE MEMBERS OF, OR AFFILIATED WITH, SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA.

The total number of known Circle of Friends program members nationally is 499. Many will makers continue to target their gifts to specific areas of interest, be it equipment, training or priority projects. It is very encouraging to see the increased level of engagement. A new program was initiated that focuses on SLS club members considering their own SLS club as a beneficiary in their will. The new program is called the ‘10,000 Club’ and encourages SLS members to leave a minimum of either $10,000 or 10 per cent of their estate to their own club. This initiative will continue to roll out during the 2016–17 year. 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. All discussion with our Supporter Relationship Manager is confidential.

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, a loyalty program, which

awards daily cash prizes and a number of smaller telephone limited lotteries. All of these contribute to supporting the surf lifesaving movement. We are proud that our loyalty program The Champions Club continues to grow with more than 44,000 members actively participating. The focus continues to be improvement of the customer experience with the objective of increasing revenue and maintaining our position as a competitive and attractive offering in the lotteries market. For more information on our lottery, our refreshed website is www. surflottery.com.au

GR ANT SEEKING UNIT This year saw the Grant Seeking Unit secure surf clubs and the state entities to raise more than $1.5 million towards a range of projects, including the purchase of valuable lifesaving equipment, youth development and community education programs and capital works projects for clubhouses. To achieve this result, which is a 9.3 per cent increase on the previous year, they lodged 266 grant applications of which 195 were on behalf of surf clubs across Australia. This provided valuable grassroots support to our hard-working, dedicated volunteer force.

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S U R F LI F E S AV I N G RESCUE FUND The Surf Life Saving Rescue Fund is a charitable investment scheme operated by the Surf Life Saving Foundation. The fund can accept investments only on behalf of Surf Life Saving organisations that are members of, or affiliated with, Surf Life Saving Australia. The objective of the fund is to maximise the net (after fees) earnings of the funds under management at an acceptable level of risk that protects the capital value of the


H I G H LI G H T S 2015 –16 FINANCIAL YEAR

$9.55 M RETURNING TO THE MOVEMENT THROUGH PHILANTHROPIC AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES

$1.53 M RAISED FOR STATE ENTITIES AND CLUBS THROUGH DIRECT FUNDING REQUESTS FOR SLS ENTITIES BY THE FOUNDATION GRANT SEEKING UNIT

investments. It has two components: • the perpetuity component, which includes funds held on trust by the Foundation in accordance with the terms of the trust deed of the Foundation Perpetuity Trust (‘Trust’) • the withdrawable component, which includes funds that have been directly invested by SLS entities. All of the monies in the fund are pooled within three streamlined investment funds (short, medium and long-term), all with their own distinct investment

allocations. By pooling capital into these three fund terms, the Foundation is able to more effectively refine appropriate investment strategies for each—both maximising returns and minimising fees, all done at an acceptable and prudent level of risk. The fund provides an appropriate framework that facilitates SLS entities in accessing market-linked financial products that may be invested at more competitive rates than those individual organisations could otherwise access.

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The Foundation has a strong focus on governance and has established an independent investment committee whose role is to provide oversight and strategic advice on the effective investment of the fund.

Steve Francia Head of SLSF


WESTPAC LIFESAVER RESCUE HELICOPTER—NORTHERN REGION S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

OV E RV I E W

FUNDING

As reported last year, the service is moving to a new aeromedical arrangement in 2017, and while we are looking to the future, we are focused on the present to ensure we bookend our service to the community with best-ofclass operations. Since the contract award has been announced, we have been working with the Hunter service to ensure that when the contract is activated in April 2017, the new, broader service will be there to answer the first mission call and to continue the proud tradition we have built since 1982.

Fundraising remains a challenge for any charity, and meeting our expense profile certainly requires attention. In the past 12 months we have opened another opportunity shop (at Tenterfield) taking our network of op shops to seven throughout our flight area. Importantly, we are quite focused on the social capital investment for our volunteers and are proud of the 480 volunteers that are part of our story. We have noted that with continuing regulatory changes in air operations, the capacity to utilise operations staff without creating fatigue management issues

AIR OPERATIONS CONDUCTED 422 SAR/ AEROMEDICAL MISSIONS THROUGH THE YEAR AND— AS THE POINTY END OF THE SERVICE—THE SKILLS IN COMPLETING THESE MISSIONS SAFELY FOR THE BENEFIT OF PATIENTS IN THEIR MOST VULNERABLE SITUATION IS TESTIMONY TO OUR SERVICE MISSION.

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becomes more challenging. As such, we are reviewing how we conduct events to partner with charities that provide worthwhile synergies. Northern continues to assess appropriate expansion of our network and will pursue these opportunities as they arise. Our major sponsor Westpac has been very supportive, and we are proud to share a common motivation to support the communities in which we both operate.

O PE R AT I O N S With NSW Ambulance paramedics and NSW Health doctors now embedded,


we have seen an evolution in the clinical options available to our service. This is probably best underlined by the introduction of the Creˉdo Cube™ for live blood transport, which occurred in mid-2015. Little did we know that within a week of bringing this medical equipment on board it would play a critical role in saving the life of a young Ballina-based body boarder following a shark attack at Ballina. While the new entity has taken delivery of the new AW139 aircraft, there remains a need to ensure that our current aircraft have enough hours on the clock to get us through to the end of our contract commitments in April 2017. While this has come at considerable cost through 2015–16, the skills of our engineering team have come to the fore, with the team completing a major ‘G check’ in house—these are typically performed in the factory. It is a credit to the team of Heath McDonald, Craig Hamilton, Greg Pratt and Pat Wright that this level of expertise is held in our organisation. Throughout this period, we migrated our spares management system to a new platform. For their assistance in this and with their response to other heavy maintenance demands, the team is to be commended. Air Operations conducted 422 SAR/ aeromedical missions through the year and—as the pointy end of the service—the skills in completing these missions safely for the benefit of patients in their most vulnerable situation is testimony to our service mission.

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 a major development for Northern. As indicated above, training of pilots and engineers has commenced and at the time of writing, three pilots have

NRHRS SNAPSHOT 2015–16 2013–14

2014–15

2015–16

Number of available helicopters

2

2

1.2*

Primary response—number of missions

152

201

223

Primary response—number of hours flown

205

242

301

Secondary response—number of missions

188

186

186

Secondary response—number of hours flown

291

313

301

Search and rescue—number of missions

18

16

16

Search and rescue—number of hours flown

26

31

25

Training—number of missions

135

144

110

Training—number of hours flown

161

166

134

Other—number of missions

54

62

77

Other—number of hours flown

35

35

36

Total—number of missions flown

547

609

609

Total—number of hours flown

718

787

797

* During the year, we had one or the other of the aircraft offline for scheduled heavy maintenance for a collective period of more than 9 months.

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WESTPAC LIFESAVER RESCUE HELICOPTER—NORTHERN REGION S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

completed their AgustaWestland AW139 endorsement, together with two engineers. In this frame also, Chief Pilot Jason Cusack has attended the AW factory in Italy twice for airframe acceptances and attended additional instructor training in Malaysia to have our organisation ready for 2017. Closer to home, our staff is in regular contact with Hunter counterparts to ensure that the amalgamation of staff and systems is seamless. It is a credit to all staff that against these backdrops they have remained focused on the primary community goal for the organisation to continue to provide the high level of service to the community that has made our organisation the most trusted charity in the region.

B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S Northern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd is governed by a volunteer board of directors that draws on substantial business experience across various industries. The agility of the board is best demonstrated by the capacity to effectively transition the company towards its withdrawal from aeromedical services after April 2017.

The Board of Northern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd met through the year ended 30 June 2016 on eight occasions, including Special General Meetings and at the Annual General Meeting.

In January 2016, long-serving volunteer Mr Kenneth Jolley was recognised for his community service, including his work with our service by receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2016 Australia Day honours list.

CO M M U N I T Y R E CO G N I T I O N In January 2016, long-serving chairman Mr Warren Tozer was recognised for his community service, including his work with our service by receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2016 Australia Day honours list.

Kris Beavis General Manager—Northern Service

N O R 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

COMPLETED YEARS OF SERVICE

MEETINGS

Warren Tozer OAM

22

Paul Muldoon

13

8/8

Kevin Gosling

14

8/8

John Griffin

7

3/8

Peter George AM

2

8/8

Geoff King

4

4/8

Peter Fahey

4

8/8

Kris Beavis—General Manager (ex officio)

7

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Chairman

Company Secretary

8/8

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C A S E S T U DY ON THE HIGH SEAS

Saving the life of shark attack victim Matt Lee was a team effort that relied on several players across different emergency services—all of whom were vital to his survival. On 2 July 2015, the 32-year-old from Ballina was body boarding off the north wall of Lighthouse Beach with two mates, Brian and Grant, when he was attacked by a 4-m white pointer. In an area of increasing shark activity that has seen one surfer die and three others seriously injured so far this year, Matt was fortunate to have the quick-thinking pair at his side throughout the ordeal. The three were the only ones out that day, about 50 m from shore, in conditions Matt describes as ‘magic’. He had not come across a shark before and was relaxed, spotting this one swimming below him only just before it struck. ‘It grabbed both my legs but did not take me under,’ says Matt, recalling how the shark maintained grip for 3 or 4 seconds until he was able to seize its head, forcing it to let go. The attack might have been over, but the emergency was just beginning. Despite their shock, Brian and Grant helped their critically injured mate catch a wave back to shore and pulled him from the surf, quickly staunching the blood flow with leg ropes while trying to alert help. A passing resident Allan Everson observed the crisis and called triple zero, telling the operator a rescue helicopter was needed at the scene immediately. At first Allan couldn’t see the extent of the damage—‘He had a full-length wetsuit on and they had him face down and a surfboard covering him’—but it soon became apparent that one leg was worse than the other. ‘The legs were still on but the wetsuit was probably holding him together … it was terrible.’ The first emergency responders included Surf Lifesaving NSW duty officer Garry Meredith and past helicopter

paramedic Ian Murphy who continued to stabilise Matt while the helicopter was en route to a predetermined landing site near the Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore SLSC. On board was also a Creˉdo Cube™ with lifesaving full blood product, which had been introduced to the service’s medical equipment profile only the week before. This development played a critical link in Matt’s chain of survival. With much needed blood replenishment, on-board doctors and paramedics continued to work to stabilise Matt for the lifesaving mission to the Gold Coast. In the pain and chaos Matt tried to stay calm as they stabilised him, and by the time he was aboard for the transfer to the Gold Coast University Hospital, he was blissfully unconscious.

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The extensive nerve trauma to his left leg had left Matt with no motor function or control of that foot, but after some months in hospital and a month’s rehab in Ballina, plus regular physio, he is now up and about. He also does some gym work to help with the progress in redeveloping muscle strength as nerve endings reconnect. He has returned to his social work role at the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre and has even been back in the surf (‘but not out too far’) as the long-time body boarder is determined not to let this neartragedy affect his passion. As well as strong family and community support, Matt credits superior medical care and the efficient multi-agency teamwork of all those involved in his rescue with his ultimate survival.


WESTPAC LIFESAVER RESCUE HELICOPTER—SOUTHERN REGION S L S A O P E R AT I O N S

OV E RV I E W Southern Region has just completed a 12-month period where we have seen our operations doing what they do best and extending our reach around New South Wales. Over the 2015–16 year #savinglives #bordertoborder became common hashtags on numerous social media channels.

O PE R AT I O N S We have worked hard to strengthen our role as the leading search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service in NSW. The number of missions has increased and we have seen our helicopters undertake rescue missions from the Queensland border through to Port Stephens, down to the Victorian border and across to the Blue Mountains and Snowy Ranges. One of the values of our operating model is that we plug holes in the tasking system when police or ambulance helicopters are unable to attend certain missions. Both our bases and our crews know they can be deployed to any part of NSW for any length of time with no notice—and we can cope with that challenge.

We also continue to support Surf Life Saving NSW by undertaking coastal surveillance patrols in the Sydney Basin and along the NSW south coast during the SLS season. During the east coast low superstorm in April 2016, our teams worked closely with the NSW State Emergency Service, completing 13 rescues over a 36-hour period. At one stage, six separate rescues were undertaken in a 90-minute period. Both aircraft continue to operate well but maintenance schedules are becoming more frequent, which is a known issue for ageing aircraft. Investigations have commenced into what our future operating model might look like, including how we continue to acquire aircraft. Our pilots and crew have completed their night vision goggle training and with further approvals from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, we anticipate being night vision imaging system (NVIS) capable in this coming financial year. Changes or proposed amendments to CASA regulations have kept our chief pilot busy and this takes much of his time.

SRHRS SNAPSHOT 2015–16 2013–14

2014–15

2015–16

Number of available helicopters

2

2

2

Coastal surveillance flights—number of missions

56

54

16

Coastal surveillance flights—number of hours flown

62

59

15

Search and rescue—number of missions

188

206

260

Search and rescue—number of hours flown

219

219

300

Training—number of missions

137

107

91

Training—number of hours flown

179

112

96

Other—number of missions

30

34

18

Other—number of hours flown Maintenance—number of missions

14.5

29

8

22

25

23

Maintenance—number of hours flown

8.5

22

17

Total—number of missions flown

433

426

408

Total—number of hours flown

483

441

436

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Many of these changes will have an effect on the way we operate into the future.

FUNDING Westpac remains a wonderful supporter and the partnership we share goes from strength to strength. Our events this year have become ‘must attend’ events and we saw more than 700 people enjoy a wonderful evening at Darling Harbour in June, raising more than $300,000. Other events such as the Golf Day and South Coast Ball attract great support and boosted the relationships and our bottom line. Our commercial training programs have been greatly supported through our RTO partnership with Risk, Response + Rescue. More than 200 students have attended helicopter underwater escape training (HUET), Down the Wire and helicopter awareness and safety training programs. We have a strong social media following and we are using these channels to advise media of rescue missions in real time. We acknowledge the great support we receive from our corporate partners, particularly Westpac–Club Liverpool, Randwick Council and Thales. And, of course, we are very grateful to the NSW State Government through the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services for their backing.

B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S We thank Vicki D’Adam for her service to our Board of Directors, particularly in her role as representing the NSW Government. Upon Vicki’s departure, her position has been filled by Ministry for Police and Emergency Services director, Jim Henry. We also welcomed Police Superintendent Dave Donohue APM and Professor Guy Ford to the board. Dave Owens APM returned as Chairman after a leave of absence. The board met on six occasions during the year.


DURING THE EAST COAST LOW SUPERSTORM IN APRIL 2016, OUR TEAMS WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE NSW STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE, COMPLETING 13 RESCUES OVER A 36-HOUR PERIOD. AT ONE STAGE, SIX SEPARATE RESCUES WERE UNDERTAKEN IN A 90-MINUTE PERIOD.

CO N C LU S I O N Finally, and 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!

Stephen Leahy Chief Executive Officer

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

David Owens APM

Chairman

3/4

Peter George AM

Member’s representative

6/6

Gordon Lang

Director

6/6

Daniel Dwyer

Director

5/6

Vicki D’Adam

NSW Government representative

1/1

Jim Henry

NSW Government representative (from 19 November 2015)

4/4

David Donohue APM

Director

4/4

Guy Ford

Director

3/3

Stephen Leahy JP

Company Secretary, Chief Executive Officer

5/6

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GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT SECTION 03


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. It is made up of 507 entities/groups including 312 separately incorporated Surf Life Saving Clubs, 17 regional branches (in NSW and Queensland), 101 support operations (regional rescue and response teams), 66 paid lifeguard services and seven state and territory centres (pages 116–123). 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. We are the peak policy and decision-making body for the SLS movement. Under our constitution, our members are: • state centres, represented by their appointed directors. They 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 have no voting rights • all individual members of affiliated SLSCs, who have the right to be present at general meetings, but have 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 wind-up 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 (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

PAT RO N S His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) 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 His Honour the Honourable John Hardy OAM Administrator of the Northern Territory

V I C E PAT RO N The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP Prime Minister of Australia

L I FE G OV ER N O R Alan Whelpton AO Sir Adrian Curlewis CVO CBE* * Denotes deceased

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OV E RV I E W

SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

THE KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SLSAÂ ARE:

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 Australia (SLSA). It is 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).

a. responsibility for international lifesaving activities, coordination and representation. It is a member of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) b. responsibility 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. the provision of a framework within which surf lifesaving may be conducted safely and fairly in Australia, including national strategies and supporting plans d. responsibility for the primary SLS organisation relationship with the Federal Government. It is also responsible for the management and delivery of all representation to the Federal Government e. the facilitation, coordination and delivery of agreed national administrative programs such as insurance, information communications and technology (ICT) and disciplinary and grievance f. the lifesaving rules, policies and standards underpinned by evidence (research) and the coordination of lifesaving nationally with the state centres, including professional lifeguards g. responsibility for conducting relevant research. Also responsible for setting curriculum and standards h. the coordination of member training and education through curriculum and resource development with the state centres i. the management and delivery of all national sporting events, development of national sport policy and standards and delivery of the national high performance program

NAME

POSITION

Graham Ford AM

President (Chair)

Ralph Devlin AM QC

SLSA Deputy President SLSQ

j. responsibility for supporting national programs in member development, club management, leadership, recognition youth and junior development and the national resources to support these programs

Melissa King

Chief Executive Officer

k. SLSA brand protection, reputation and development

Tony Haven AM

SLSNSW (until May, 2016)

l. the management and delivery of national marketing, sponsorship and business development programs

David Murray

SLSNSW (from May 2016)

m. the management and delivery of national fundraising in accordance with agreed national and state business outcomes.

Bridget Riggs

SLSNT (until April, 2016)

Grant Barnett

SLSNT (from April, 2016)

John Baker

SLSSA

Stephen Godfrey

SLST

Tom Mollenkopf

LSV

Craig SmithGander

SLSWA

Lyn Barratt

Independent Director

Melanie Evans

Independent Director

Christine Hopton

Independent Director

Martin Walsh

Independent Director

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GRAHAM FORD AM SLSA PRESIDENT ELECTED DIRECTOR Graham was elected as President of SLSA in 2010. He brings to this role a wealth of surf lifesaving knowledge, coupled with a strong business background. Graham is a Life Member and Patron of Bronte SLSC and President of the International Life Saving Federation. He has held many senior roles at club, branch and national levels. In 2016, Graham was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to surf lifesaving. Graham is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

RALPH DEVLIN AM QC SLSA DEPUTY PRESIDENT/ SLSQ PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

DAVID MURRAY SLSNSW 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 20 December 2010. Ralph is a Life Member of SLSA.

David was elected as SLSNSW President in May 2016. He is a Life Member of Curl Curl SLSC and has held a number of roles with Surf Life Saving over the years. David has extensive business experience from having owned his own business for 35 years, coupled with consulting for Australian private boards and a director of TNS Distribution.

GRANT BARNETT SLSNT PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

JOHN BAKER SLSSA PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

CRAIG SMITH-GANDER SLSWA PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

Grant has been active in the Surf Life Saving community for the past 14 years. He has held various positions including President of the North Queensland Branch. After relocating to the Northern Territory for work, Grant was appointed to the Surf Life Saving NT Board in 2013 and has since been elected the President of SLSNT.

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 has been a member of Brighton SLSC in SA since 1977. He is a former State Director of Lifesaving and is a current crewman with the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter.

Craig has been involved in surf life saving all his life. A boat rower and sweep from North Cottesloe, where he is a former captain and president and is a Life Member. President of SLSWA since 2014, he has held state and national roles in surf sports. Craig has extensive business and commercial experience, is a company director and business owner.

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STEPHEN GODFREY SLST PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

TOM MOLLENKOPF LSV PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR

Stephen has worked extensively in the area of public administration and is currently the Manager, Strategic Relations at PSMA Australia Ltd. He 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 has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1967 and is a Life Member of Carlton Park SLSC and SLST.

Tom is a Senior Associate with Aither and holds a series of Board roles, including with the International Water Association, Dandenong Market and Wyong Water, in addition to being President of Life Saving Victoria. He was the CEO of the Australian Water Association from 2007 until 2013. He is qualified B.Juris, LL.B, MBA, FAICD and FGIA. Tom is a Life Member of Point Leo SLSC.

MELANIE EVANS INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

CHRISTINE HOPTON INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

MARTIN WALSH INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Melanie Evans is currently the Director of Sales, Service & Marketing within Westpac’s Business Bank, where she has worked for more than 16 years. Having grown up with surf lifesaving, Melanie has kept abreast of our organisation over many years and brings with her expertise and experience of Board and Committee corporate governance.

Christine has an extensive media background having worked in the newspaper and television industries and public relations for more than 30 years. Christine has been involved in Surf Life Saving for nearly 20 years. Christine was awarded life membership of the club after serving as Avalon Beach President for 8 years. She has also been recognised for outstanding service by Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches.

Martin Walsh is a member of Lorne SLSC and Life Member of Life Saving Victoria. Professionally, Martin is a non-executive director and consultant. Previously a partner at Deloitte and Ernst & Young, he is a current Director of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He is also the current Chairman of the national Surf Life Saving Foundation and a previous Director of LSV.

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LYN BARRATT INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR Lyn has worked extensively in Occupational Health & Safety and Risk Management for more than 25 years in the marine, port and dredging industries. She has recently returned to Victoria to work in the private sector. Lyn has been involved in Surf Life Saving since 1985 as co-founder of the Port Sorell SLSC in Tasmania and remains an associate member of the Devonport SLSC in Tasmania.


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

MELISSA KING CEO Melissa was appointed as Chief Executive in July 2015. Prior to this, Melissa was GM Communications and Business Development at SLSA and an integral part of the change management program. Prior to joining Surf Life Saving, her experience spanned corporate affairs, partnerships, business development and marketing for the Sydney Opera House, the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, the Governance Institute of Australia and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

ANTHONY MICHAEL HAVEN AM OUTGOING SLSNSW PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR (UNTIL APRIL 2016)

BRIDGET RIGGS OUTGOING DIRECTOR—SLSNT PRESIDENT APPOINTED DIRECTOR (UNTIL APRIL 2016)

Tony, a former senior manager at the NSW State Transit Authority, has been involved with Surf Life Saving since 1965. He was elected as SLSNSW President in May 2008 and served on the Board of SLSA for 8 years.

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 lifesaving movement.

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GOVERNANCE S TRUC TURE OF SL S IN AUS TR ALIA GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

SLS Organisational Structure

SLS Governance Structure

169, 2 5 0 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

29 Clubs

21 Clubs

14 Clubs

3 Clubs

28 Support Ops

12 Support Ops

20 Support Ops

11 Support Ops

5 Support Ops

8 Support Ops

1 Support Op

20 ALS

20 ALS

14 ALS

10 ALS

2 ALS

1 ALS

2 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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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 64–70 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.

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 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.

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 and Territory 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 (non-voting). 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.

M A N AG E M E N T O F S IGNIFIC ANT BUS INE SS RIS K S 2015–16 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 and territory centre. The Chair ensures that all state Appointed Directors fulfil their fiduciary duties to SLSA.

O B TA I N I N G I N D E PE N D E N T A DV I C E 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 2015 for a period of 12 months. Our auditors, BDO


(formerly known as PKF), conduct an annual internal audit, giving the Board independent assurance and advice on financial management matters. Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd (JLT) also provides insurance advice and services. Throughout the year, SLSA also sought advice from a range of other external consultants including, Ixion Corporation/ Australian Childhood Foundation who conducted governance workshops.

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 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.

CO M PE N S AT I O N 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.

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 Finance, Audit & Compliance Committee. These monthly statements together with monthly accounts are submitted

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to Directors for endorsement at the subsequent Board meeting. 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

This is the management authority of the SLSA Board, which 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. FINANCE, AUDIT & COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE (FACC)

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT GROUP

NAME

POSITION

NAME

POSITION

Michael Martin AM

Chair

Melissa King

SLSA CEO (Chair)

Melissa King

CEO, SLSA

John Brennan OAM

CEO, SLSQ

Neil Morarty OAM

Phil Vanny AM

CEO, SLSNSW

Melanie Evans

Nigel Taylor ESM

CEO, LSV

Stephen Bennett

Tony van den Enden

GM, SLST

Lyn Barratt

Clare Harris

CEO, SLSSA

James O'Toole

CEO, SLSWA

Samantha Farrow

CEO, SLSNT

Peter George AM

GM Corporate Services

Greg Meagher

GM Capacity & Capability

Fiona Crockett

GM Communications & Business Development

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. NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

2 . G OV E R N A N C E CO M M I T T E E S

POSITION

Christine Hopton

Chair

Sarina Bratton

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.

NAME

Kate Bell

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 Responsible for discussing issues related to SLS member development.

APPOINTMENTS AND REMUNERATION COMMITTEE NAME

POSITION

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (DMC)

Graham Ford AM

President, SLSA

NAME

POSITION

Michael Martin AM

Director

Rhiannon Wright

Chair of Education and Development (Chair)

Brenda Lofthouse

QLD

Kate Higginbotham

NSW

Kate McLauchlan

VIC

Stephen Cornish

SA

Leanne Johanessen

TAS

Joshua Drummond

WA

Samantha Farrow

NT

Julie Snelling

NT

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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

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

Responsible for the implementation and continual improvement of lifesaving plans, programs and activities.

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

LIFESAVING MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

NAME

POSITION

Pamela Simon

Chair of Education and Development (Chair)

Shane Daw

Coastal Risk and Safety Manager, SLSA (Chair)

Des Kerr

QLD

David Butt

Lifesaving Operations Manager, SLSA

Louise Cooke

NSW

Peta Lawlor

QLD

Dean Hemburrow

VIC

Andy Kent

NSW

Leanne Johanessen

TAS

Greg Scott

VIC

Lee Pattison

SA

Boyd Griggs

TAS

Sara Ronald

WA

Andrew Bedford

SA

Sam Edwards

NT

Matt du Plessis

WA

Trevor Radburn

NT

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

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

Represents 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)

Bruce Hosking

Acting Chair of Lifesaving (Chair) SA

Pamela Simon

Education Manager, SLSA

Peter Lucas

QLD

Rob Campbell

QLD

John Restuccia

NSW

Katie Dixon

NSW

Darren McLeod

VIC

Lyn Barrett

NSW

Christopher Jacobson

TAS

Susan Neil

NSW

Mark Hills

WA

Nancy Jospeh

VIC ( National Youth Adviser)

Billy Jackson

Lifesaver of the Year

Gary Williams

WA

LIFESAVING ADVISERS

Digby Wilson

WA

Richard Budd

Powercraft Adviser

Warick Redwood

Volunteer of the Year

Dr Natalie Hood

Medical Adviser

Adam Weir

Risk Adviser

Chris Stevens

Communications Adviser

Greg Cahill

Lifeguard Adviser

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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)

Shane Knight

Sport Manager, SLSA

Charles Melloy

QLD

Stuart Hogben

QLD

Michael Bate

NSW

Shane Knight

NSW

Alan Holmes

VIC

Russell Higgins

VIC

James Lyon

TAS

Leanne Johanessen

TAS

Peter Zuill

SA

Michael Schetter

SA

Stephen Carrick

WA

Chris Inglis

WA

Samantha Farrow

NT

SPORT ADVISERS

9. S PE C I A L PU R P O S E CO M M I T T E E S 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 Responsible for standardising the delivery of lifeguarding services around Australia and discussing issues surrounding lifeguarding. AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE NAME

POSITION

Greg Cahill

Lifeguard Adviser ( Chair)

David Butt

Lifesaving Operations Manager, SLSA

Brent Manieri

NSW

Ashley Baxter

VIC

Boyd Griggs

TAS

Andrew Bedford

SA

Matt du Plessis

WA

Trevor Radburn

NT

H A L L O F FA M E CO M M I T T EE Discusses SLSA Hall of Fame nominations and makes recommendations to the SLSA Board about inductions to the Hall of Fame.

Greg Allum OAM

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 AM

Chair

Danny Short

High Performance Adviser

Keiran Stone

Member Services Assistant, SLSA

Chris Gately

Selection Adviser

Alan Whelpton AO

NSW

Warren Rennie AM

NSW

Rick Wright

NSW

Kristy Ellis

QLD

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H O N O U R S 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. 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 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.

NAME

POSITION

Kevin Larkins

Chair

MERITORIOUS AWARDS SELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Keiran Stone

Member Services Assistant, SLSA

NAME

POSITION

Kevin Larkins

VIC

Graham Ford AM

President, SLSA (Chair)

Andrew Barnes

VIC

Bruce Hosking

Acting Chair Lifesaving

Danny Hoyland OAM

QLD

Mark Fife OAM

QLD

Richard Lytham

NSW

Kirsten Phillips

QLD

Jean Burling OAM

WA

Christopher Jacobson

TAS

H I S TO RY CO M M I T T EE

I C T G OV ER N A N C E G RO U P

Advises, comments and submits recommendations on the collection, conservation, management and documentation of the history of surf lifesaving in Australia.

Ensures that the SLSA ICT business systems deliver efficient use of resources (people and time) to achieve maximum benefit for the SLS movement

HISTORY COMMITTEE

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

NAME

POSITION

Stan Vesper

Chair

Craig Smith-Gander

Chair

Don Burchill OAM

QLD

Gary Daly

National IT Manager, SLSA

Prue Weber

VIC

Melissa King

CEO, SLSA

Ken Knight BEM

TAS

Peter George

Geoff Moffatt

SA

General Manager Corporate Services, SLSA

Tim Tucak

WA

Bridget Riggs ( until April 2016)

SLSA Board Member

Stephen Godfrey ( since April 2016)

SLSA Board Member

Tony van den Enden

SLSA EMG

Roger Johnson

NSW

John Brennan

SLSA EMG

Vicki Redwood

VIC

Peter Orlovich

Honorary Archivist

Tim Tucak

WA

Peter Orlovich

Honorary Archivist

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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

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. SURF BOAT COMMITTEE

RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

Bert Hunt

Chair

NAME

POSITION

Don Cotterill

QLD

Barbara Brighton

Research Coordinator, SLSA

Mick Lang

NSW

Dr Bernadette Matthews

VIC

Grant Wilkinson

NSW

Dr Jeff Wilks

QLD

Stephen Blewett

VIC

Belinda Fleay

WA

Rod Costa

VIC

Dr Sophie Pointer

Flinders University

Geoff Matthews

VIC

Professor Ann Williamson

University of New South Wales

James McLauglan

WA

Professor Andrew Short OAM

University of Sydney

Dr Melissa Edwards

University of Technology Sydney

Mr Wade Sinclair

James Cook University

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

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.

Professor Caroline Finch

University of Ballarat ATHLETE SELECTION PANEL

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

NAME

POSITION

Chris Gately

Chair

Brett Dowker

NSW

Anne-Maree Gardiner

QLD

SPORT TECHNICAL AND RULES COMMITTEE NAME

POSITION

Greg Allum OAM

Chair

Allan Inwood

QLD

Steve Strange

NSW

Paul Schott

NSW

Ric Mitchell

VIC

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

068

NAME

POSITION

Peter George AM

SLSA

Phil Vanny AM

NSW

John Brennan OAM

QLD


10. AUSTR ALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS COMMIT TEES

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

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

SAFETY AND EMERGENCY COMMITTEE

COMPETITION COMMITTEE

NAME

POSITION

Stephen Leahy

Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator

Murray Copas, Shane Daw, David Butt & Joel Wiseman

Safety & Emergency Management Assistant

Don Van Keimpema

Deputy Referee (Masters and Open Championships)

Jenny Kenny

Deputy Referee (Youth Championships)

Anne-Marie Widermanski

Workplace Health & Safety & Welfare Coordinator

Maryanne Sewell

Medical/First Aid Coordinator

Jamie Findlay

Water Safety Coordinator

NAME

POSITION

Mike Martin AM

Chair Competition Committee (Masters and Open Championships)

Rick Wright OAM

Chair Competition Committee (Youth Championships)      

Dick Bignold

Deputy Chair—SLSA Chair, Sport

Shane Knight

Sports Manager/Chief Executive Officer Delegate

Andrew Buhk

Championship Referee (Masters and Open Championships)

Stephen Marley

Championship Referee (Youth Championships)

Mal Flew

Powercraft Coordinator

Chris Stevens

Communications Coordinator

Stephen Leahy

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

QPS Duty Officer—Rick Liddy

Local police representative

Wade Lee (Maroochydore SLSC), Dennis Berry (Alex SLSC), Sally Taylor (Mooloolaba SLSC)

Host Club Representative

Phil Clayton & Naomi Flood

Athlete Liaison x 2 (M+F)

Sophie Tindle

Counselling Services Manager (observing role)

Tony Henderson

Event Manager

Greg Allum

Technical Adviser

Paul Cochrane

Media Representative (observing role)

Paul Chivers

External Risk Consultant (observing role)

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BOARDS & COMMIT TEES GOVERNANCE & OVERSIGHT

O RG A N I S I N G 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

ORGANISING COMMITTEE NAME

POSITION

Shane Knight

Sports Manager (Chair)

Dick Bignold

SLSA Chair, Sport (Deputy Chair)

Andrew Buhk

Championship Referee

Don van Keimpema

Deputy Referee & Officials Appointments

Stephen Leahy

Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator

Tony Henderson

Events Manager

Brad Dean

Events Officer

Hayley McGreal

Events Officer

Ken Bird OAM

Venue Manager

Jenna Thorn & Erin Jefferies

Business Development and Communications Representative

Paul Cochrane

Media Liaison Officer

Mal Flew

Powercraft Coordinator

Lindsay Palmer (Maroochydore SLSC), Santo Della Bianca (Alex SLSC) & Sally Taylor (Mooloolaba SLSC)

Host Club Representative

John Brennan

Championships Adviser

Greg Allum OAM

Technical Adviser

I L S B OA R D O F D I R EC TO R S 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

070

NAME

POSITION

Graham Ford AM

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 Commission)

ILS Rescue Commission and Committees

Dr Natalie Hood MD

ILS Rescue Commission and Medical Committee

Pamela Simon

ILS Rescue Commission and Education Committee

Adam Weir

ILS Rescue Commission and Rescue Operations Committee

Norman Farmer ESM (Chair)

ILS Business Commission and Committees

Peter George AM

ILS Business Commission and Finance Committee

Dave Thompson (Chair)

ILS Sport Commission and Committees

Ian Fullagar

ILS Sport Commission and Committees

Rick Wright OAM

ILS Sport Commission and Committees

Greg Allum 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 2016 The summarised financial report is an extract from the full financial report for the year ended 30 June 2016. The financial statements and specific disclosures included in the summarised financial report have been derived from the 2016 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.

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 2016 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 2016 consolidated surplus was $2,204,253 (2015: $1,684,185). This included a $156,244 deficit (2015: $181,780 surplus) in helicopter activities and a $2,084,873 surplus (2015: $953,156) from The Surf Life Saving Foundation (‘The Foundation’). Consolidated revenue for 2016 was $72,944,242 (2015: $72,050,144). Sponsorship increased to $12,154,177 (2015: $11,001,534), offset by a slight decrease in Government Grants to $8,861,187 (2015: $9,420,995). The Foundation’s lottery and trade promotion activities contributed $25,186,066 (2015: $26,656,146) to group revenue. Consolidated expenditure was relatively consistent with the prior year at $70,739,989 (2015: $70,365,959). This is reflected in expenditure on Lifesaving at $13,973,051 (2015: $14,086,141), while expenditure on competitions increased slightly to $4,547,007 (2015: $4,295,464). Overall expenditure for helicopter administration and operations decreased slightly to $12,197,015 (2015: $12,966,716). Foundation commercial expenditure, which includes the cost of prizes for lotteries and trade promotions, decreased to $18,869,313 (2015: $21,197,199).

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 $37,315,012 (2015: $35,110,759). The current ratio (current assets : current liabilities) of the group 3.07 (2015: 2.17) continues to be well above the international benchmark of one. Property, plant and equipment decreased by $1,894,444 to $17,033,556 while cash decreased to $24,266,185 (2015: $24,683,761). Over the twelve month period, total group assets decreased by $1,426,311 while group liabilities decreased by $3,630,564. The resulting increase in group equity was $2,204,253 representing the surplus for the year. The debt/equity ratio (total liabilities : total equity) of 0.32 (2015: 0.44) 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 decreased by $417,576 (2015: $4,181,036 increase). Net cash inflow from operating activities was $1,606,411 (2015: $6,226,539). Net cash outflow from investment activities was $2,023,987 (2015: $2,045,503) which comprised payments of $2,185,694 (2015: $2,376,042) for property, plant and equipment. This was offset by proceeds of $161,707 (2015: $330,539) from the sale of property, plant and equipment.

074


STATEMENTS OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 NOTE

CONSOLIDATED 2016 ($)

PARENT ENTITY

2015 ($)

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Revenue

2

72,944,242

72,050,144

28,891,891

27,897,095

Expenses

3

(70,739,989)

(70,365,959)

(28,663,758)

(27,391,796)

2,204,253

1,684,185

228,133

505,299

Surplus before income tax expense Income tax expense Surplus after income tax expense for the year attributable to the members of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited

-

-

-

-

2,204,253

1,684,185

228,133

505,299

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

2,204,253

1,684,185

228,133

505,299

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

075


FINANCIAL REPORT

STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 NOTE CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Trade and other receivables

4

Inventories

CONSOLIDATED

PARENT ENTITY

2016($)

2015($)

2016($)

2015($)

24,266,185

24,683,761

5,148,136

5,511,869

1,693,752

1,871,326

1,015,799

2,629,242

665,083

802,618

400,688

531,975

Property, plant and equipment

9

1,126,145

-

-

-

Other assets

5

5,294,439

4,043,621

152,431

-

33,045,604

31,401,326

6,717,054

8,673,086

Total current assets NON CURRENT ASSETS Other financial assets

6

-

-

3,300,882

3,300,882

Trade and other receivables

4

236,240

286,240

-

-

Property, plant and equipment

15,907,411

18,928,000

6,813,248

7,028,697

Total non current assets

16,143,651

19,214,240

10,114,130

10,329,579

Total assets

49,189,255

50,615,566

16,831,184

19,002,665

CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and other payables

7

9,446,381

13,185,796

5,196,089

7,637,346

Employee benefits

8

1,325,147

1,266,596

337,630

377,457

10,771,528

14,452,392

5,533,719

8,014,803

936,812

874,001

936,812

874,001

Total current liabilities NON CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and other payables

7

Employee benefits

8

165,903

178,414

55,366

36,707

1,102,715

1,052,415

992,178

910,708

Total liabilities

11,874,243

15,504,807

6,525,897

8,925,511

NET ASSETS

37,315,012

35,110,759

10,305,287

10,077,154

34,214,234

32,009,981

7,204,509

6,976,376

Total non current liabilities

EQUIT Y Retained earnings Other reserves

TOTAL EQUITY

13

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

3,100,778

37,315,012

35,110,759

10,305,287

10,077,154

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

076


STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 CONSOLIDATED ENTITY

PARENT ENTITY

RETAINED SPECIAL OTHER TOTAL RETAINED SPECIAL OTHER TOTAL SURPLUSES ($) FUNDS ($) RESERVES ($) EQUITY ($) SURPLUSES ($) FUNDS ($) RESERVES ($) EQUITY ($) 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

2,204,253

-

-

2,204,253

228,133

-

-

228,133

Other comprehensive income for the year, net of tax

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the year

2,204,253

-

-

2,204,253

228,133

-

-

228,133

34,214,234

-

3,100,778

37,315,012

7,204,509

-

3,100,778

10,305,287

Surplus after income tax expense for the year

Surplus after income tax expense for the year

Balance at 30 June 2016

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

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

PARENT ENTITY

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

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

76,221,068

76,899,104

31,558,909

30,282,958

Payments to suppliers and employees (inclusive of GST)

(75,195,478)

(71,326,729)

(30,486,826)

(29,058,193)

580,821

654,164

106,366

150,350

1,606,411

6,226,539

1,178,449

1,375,115

(2,185,694)

(2,376,042)

(1,618,496)

(176,265)

161,707

330,539

76,314

-

(2,023,987)

(2,045,503)

(1,542,182)

(176,265)

-

-

-

(2,168)

Interest received Net cash from operating activities CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Payments for property, plant and equipment Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment Net cash (used in) investing activities CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Loans (to) subsidiaries Net cash (used in) financing activities Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

-

-

-

(2,168)

(417,576)

4,181,036

(363,733)

1,196,682

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the financial year

24,683,761

20,502,725

5,511,869

4,315,187

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the financial year

24,266,185

24,683,761

5,148,136

5,511,869

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

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FINANCIAL REPORT

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 2016 1. S U M M A RY O F S I G N I F I C A N T AC C O U N T I N G P O L I C I E S

The Summary Financial Statements have been prepared from the audited financial report for Surf life Saving Australia Limited and the entities that it controlled during and at the end of the year ended 30 June 2016. The audited financial report for the year ended 30 June 2016 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 as detailed 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 Summary Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standard AASB 1039: Concise Financial Reports and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012. The accounting policies adopted have been consistently applied to all financial periods unless otherwise stated.

CONSOLIDATED ENTITY

PARENT ENTITY

2. REVENUE

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Government grants

8,861,187

9,420,995

7,719,842

8,144,867

Sponsorship

12,154,177

11,001,534

10,883,983

9,647,393

Fundraising and donations

17,908,024

17,042,154

6,531,440

6,565,439

Commercial revenue

25,186,066

26,656,146

-

-

Contract revenue

4,135,971

3,563,250

-

-

Other revenue

1,563,658

1,485,411

1,335,899

1,257,578

582,030

654,879

106,366

150,350

1,342,545

1,241,563

1,355,727

1,250,732

251,950

103,476

-

-

Interest Sale of goods Hire of helicopter Royalty and trademark revenue

212,383

151,269

212,383

151,269

Competition entry fees

746,251

729,467

746,251

729,467

72,944,242

72,050,144

28,891,891

27,897,095

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NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 CONSOLIDATED ENTITY 3. EXPENSES

PARENT ENTITY

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Lifesaving

13,973,051

14,086,141

15,265,420

15,350,769

Competitions

4,547,007

4,295,464

4,547,007

4,295,464

Administration of lifesaving and competitions

5,026,621

3,349,675

4,616,815

2,786,455

Cost of sales

1,070,966

976,195

1,080,932

984,429

Fundraising distribution to states

8,748,557

9,158,737

3,027,900

3,974,679

Philanthropic expense

2,291,184

2,347,635

-

-

Expenses relating to commercial activities

18,869,313

21,197,199

-

-

Administration of Foundation activities

2,129,767

1,975,623

-

-

Helicopter administration and finance

1,689,432

1,757,165

-

-

Helicopter operations

10,507,583

9,233,808

-

-

Helicopter fundraising

1,757,570

1,975,743

-

-

Foreign exchange loss

404

10,350

-

-

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

128,534

2,224

125,684

-

70,739,989

70,365,959

28,663,758

27,391,796

1,161,674

1,355,536

462,370

1,063,263

4. TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES CURRENT Trade receivables Other receivables

532,078

515,790

553,429

1,565,979

1,693,752

1,871,326

1,015,799

2,629,242

236,240

286,240

-

-

236,240

286,240

-

-

432,862

373,818

152,431

-

NON CURRENT Security deposit

5. OTHER ASSETS Prepayments Fundraising Prize Bank

4,861,577

3,669,803

-

-

5,294,439

4,043,621

152,431

-

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 12)

-

-

3,300,882

3,300,882

-

-

3,300,882

3,300,882

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FINANCIAL REPORT

NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 CONSOLIDATED ENTITY 7. TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES

PARENT ENTITY

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Trade payables

2,063,901

2,705,248

699,281

1,068,341

Other payables

1,818,322

3,894,212

1,263,450

2,311,648

Income in advance

4,613,903

5,736,464

2,283,103

3,407,485

950,255

849,872

950,255

849,872

9,446,381

13,185,796

5,196,089

7,637,346

CURRENT

Public liability claims pool (see below)

NON CURRENT Public liability claims pool (see below)

936,812

874,001

936,812

874,001

936,812

874,001

936,812

874,001

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 $950,255 (2015: $849,872). This amount makes up the current liability portion shown above. 8. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CURRENT Employee benefits

1,325,147

1,266,596

337,630

377,457

NON CURRENT Employee benefits Aggregate employee benefits

165,903

178,414

55,366

36,707

1,491,050

1,445,010

392,996

414,164

080


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 2016 9. P R O P E R T Y, P L A N T A N D E Q U I PM E N T

Of the total Property, Plant and Equipment for the consolidated entity, $15,907,240 is classified as non-current assets and $1,126,145 is classified as current assets. The current asset value represents the Property, Plant and Equipment belonging to Northern Region SLSA Rescue Helicopter Service as the entity is expected to be wound up within the next accounting period (see note 10). 10. C O 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 17 July 2013 a Reform Plan in which NSW Health propose to restructure helicopter contracts. Northern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd (NRHRS) assisted 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, NRHRS will cease providing HEMS services in May 2017. On 30 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 per cent 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 have been recognised at net realisable value however the organisations to receive funds from the distribution have not yet been determined. For the year ended 30 June 2016 the total amount to be distributed is not yet quantifiable and therefore no provision has been recognised at year end. Details of the assets and liabilities of NRHRS as at 30 June 2016 are as follows: NHHRS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION ASSETS

2016 ($)

Cash and cash equivalents

13,494,170

Trade and other receivables

223,007

Inventories Property, plant and equipment

141,245 1,126,145

Other assets

147,925

Total assets

15,132,492

LIABILITIES Trade and other payables

307,932

Provisions

436,712

Other liabilities

881,140

Total liabilities

1,625,784

NET ASSETS

13,506,708

11. M E M B E R S’ E Q U I T Y I S S U E D C A P I 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 2016 the number of members was 169,250 (2015: 169,633).

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FINANCIAL REPORT

NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE SUMMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 PER CENT OF SHARES HELD 12. DETAILS OF SUBSIDIARIES

COUNTRY OF INCORPORATION

2016 (%)

2015 (%)

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)

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

13. OTHER RESERVES

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

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

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.

14 . F O U N DAT I O N P E R P E T U I T Y T R U S T (F O R M E R LY K N O W N A S S U R F L I F E S AV I N G R E S C U E F U N D T R U S T )

The parent entity is a beneficiary of the Foundation Perpetuity Trust. Funds held on behalf of the parent as at 30 June 2016 were $5,011,707 (2015: $4,864,786). 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. 15. 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. 16 . E V E N T S O C C U R R I N G A F T E R T H E R E P O R T I N G P E R I O D

No matter or circumstance has arisen since 30 June 2016 that has significantly affected, or may significantly affect the consolidated entity’s operations, the results of the those operations, or the consolidated entity’s state of affairs in future financial years. 17. C O 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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D I R E C T O R S ’ D E C L A R AT I O N

In accordance with a resolution of the directors of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited, the directors of the company declare that the summary financial statements of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and Controlled Entities for the financial year ended 30 June 2016, as set out on pages 74–82: a. Complies with Accounting Standard AASB 1039: Concise Financial Reports and b. I s an extract from the full financial report for the year ended 30 June 2016 and has been derived from and is consistent with the full financial report of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and Controlled Entities. On behalf of the Directors by

Graham Ford AM Director Sydney, 30 September 2016

Martin Walsh Director Sydney, 30 September 2016

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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 2016, 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 relatedsummary notes, are derivedreport from the audited report of Surf Life Saving Australia The accompanying financial of Surf Life financial Saving Australia Limited, which comprise the Limited and the entities it controlled for the year ended 30 June 2016. The concise financial report statements of financial position as at 30 June 2016, the statements of profit or loss and other 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 reading the concise financial not Saving a substitute for ended, andRequirements related notes,and areaccordingly, derived from the audited financial reportreport of SurfisLife Australia reading the audited financial report. Limited and the entities it controlled for the year ended 30 June 2016. The concise financial report 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. concise 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 and the Our responsibility isStandards, to express of anthe opinion on the concise financial reportAustralia based onLimited our procedures, entities it controlled for the year ended 30 June 2016. We expressed an unmodified opinion which were conducted in accordance with Auditing Standard ASA 810 Engagements to Reporton onthat financial in our report dated September 2016. The Australian Auditing Standardswith require that Summary report Financial Statements. We 30 have conducted an independent audit, in accordance 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 assurance whether the2016. financial report for the year is freeopinion from material entities controlled for the year ended 30 June We expressed an unmodified on that misstatement. financial report in our report dated 30 September 2016. The Australian Auditing Standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements and perform An audit involves performing procedures to obtain evidence about the amountsand andplan disclosures in thethe audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial report for the year is free from material concise financial report. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including the misstatement. assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the concise financial report, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk procedures assessments, auditor considers controland relevant to thein the An audit involves performing to the obtain evidence aboutinternal the amounts disclosures entity’s preparation of the concise financial report in order to design audit procedures that are the concise financial report. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including appropriate of in the the risks circumstances, not for the of purpose of expressing opinion on the due effectiveness assessment of materialbut misstatement the concise financialanreport, whether to fraud of the entity’s internal control. Our procedures included testing that the information in the concise or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the andfinancial is consistent the financial for the year, andare financialpreparation report is derived entity’s of thefrom, concise reportwith, in order to design report audit procedures that examination onthe a test basis, of audit supporting amounts, discussion analysis, and appropriate in circumstances, butevidence not for the purpose the of expressing an opinionand on the effectiveness other disclosures which were not directly derived from the financial report for the year. of the entity’s internal control. Our procedures included testing that the information in the concise 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.


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 concise financial report including the discussion and analysis of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and the entities it controlled for the year ended 30 June 2016 complies with Accounting Standard AASB 1039 Concise Financial Reports.

BDO East Coast Partnership

Paul Bull Partner Sydney, 30 September 2016


SECTION 05 AWARDS & HONOURS


2 015 –16 S L S A H A L L O F F A M E I N D U C T E E S AWARDS & HONOURS

MARK FIFE OAM BROADBEACH SLSC, QLD

MONA VALE BLACK OPEN A SURF BOAT CREW MONA VALE SLSC, NSW

Mark has been involved with surf lifesaving committees for 14 years. He has been a Sectional Referee, Champion Lifesaver for 2 years and an Area Referee for 8 years. He has run coaching and officials workshops in WA, VIC, NSW and QLD over 5 years. He oversaw and instigated the National Rescue of the Month and has served as the Chair of the Meritorious Committee for 14 years. Mark is the only member to be awarded Australian Lifesaver of the Year in 1997 and Australian Volunteer of the Year in 2007.

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The Mona Vale Black Open A Surf Boat Crew have achieved a significant record in winning three consecutive Australian Championship Open Men’s Surf Boat Titles from 2011–13.


SL SA HALL OF FAME AWARDS & HONOURS

SLSA HALL OF FAME SURF LIFESAVING

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

FO (Frank) Venning MBE

Grant Kenny OAM

Shannon Eckstein

Mark Fife OAM

Ken WC 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—Crew

SW (Bill) Winders MBE

Maroubra SLSC Double Ski Team

Lenore Grice

Ian (Rick) Wright OAM

Northcliffe Open Patrol Competition Team

Lachlan Tame

Mona Vale Black Open A Surf Boat Crew

South Port Open March Past Team

Jack Winders OBE

Robert Brydon AM

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Kristy Munroe

Alison O’Toole


2 015 –16 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 WILLIAM JACKSON Brighton SLSC, SA

DHL LIFEGUARD OF THE YEAR LUKE PLANT Australian Lifeguard Service VIC

DHL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR WARICK REDWOOD Sunshine Beach SLSC, QLD

Luke, in the role of Chief Lifeguard at Phillip Island, is dedicated to his lifeguard duties. He has restructured the lifeguard service at Phillip Island to ensure that the beach can remain open and patrolled while a successful search and rescue is being undertaken. Luke has also been accepted onto the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter team.

Warick’s leadership and engagement at Sunshine Beach SLSC is evident in the development and maintenance of the largest contingent of Y&C members in the club’s history through the club and community-based activities. Warick has also actively engaged new members to undertake SRC and BM courses, achieving a 75 per cent increase in active patrolling members.

TRAINER OF THE YEAR BELINDA KUSTER Scarboro SLSC, WA

ASSESSOR OF THE YEAR K ATRINA ANTONY Portland SLSC, VIC

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR PROJECT 291 Bellambi SLSC

In her role as the Education Officer at Scarboro SLSC, Belinda has shown dedication to delivering courses in all surf disciplines, as well as assisting other clubs with training and assessing needs. During the course of the year she also mentored probationary assessors to enable them to become competent assessors. Belinda was awarded the State and Club Trainer of the Year for 2014–15.

Katrina has been dedicated to building capability within lifesaving clubs in Victoria so that they are sustainable into the future. This work earned her the 2014 Member of Parliament’s National Volunteer Award. She has helped build a stronger relationship between Portland Surf Life Saving Club and its principal sponsor by providing opportunities for workers to gain their Resuscitation Award through the club.

William has completed 215 patrol hours, leading to 60 new and upskilled surf lifesavers patrolling South Australia’s beaches. He successfully trained two Bronze medallion squads, one SRC group and one IRB crew group at Brighton SLSC. He is dedicated to Surf Life Saving, contributing not only to his main club but also to Goolwa SLSC.

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Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club is providing a Surf Education Program, free of charge, to more than 140 children from one of the most socially disadvantaged suburbs in the Illawarra. The core purpose of the program is to provide essential surf education. The surf club is achieving this by conducting a water safety education and leadership program for beginner surf lifesavers. The Surf Education Program has also joined with a local swimming school to provide its students with some basic swimming skills.


SURF SPORTS OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR CAROL GIBBS Trigg Island SLSC, WA

SURF SPORTS COACH OF THE YEAR ANDREW CHANDLER Seacliff SLSC, SA

SURF SPORTS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ELIZABETH PLUIMERS North Burleigh SLSC, QLD

Carol is an accredited Level 3 Surf Sport Official who has officiated at club, state, national and international events and was awarded the Surf Life Saving Western Australia 2015 Official of the Year award for her efforts. In 2014–15 Carol had a major impact in the accreditation of new officials in Western Australia.

Andrew’s coaching expertise and skills have been a driving force behind the success of his athletes. All athletes under Andrew’s guidance reached the team goals set at the beginning of the season. To top this off, four of his athletes were selected to represent South Australia in both the state team and the junior development teams. One of Andrew’s athletes also won their first Australian medal.

Liz is a high-performing and talented athlete. In 2014–15 she came first in the Coolangatta Gold, won the overall NutriGrain Series in 2014–15 as well as winning the IronWoman title at the Australian Championships. Liz is the first woman to win the IronWoman triple crown and is an exceptional role model to younger surf lifesavers, especially young women.

DHL CLUB OF THE YEAR Mermaid Beach SLSC, QLD

SURF SPORTS YOUTH ATHLETE OF THE YEAR LIZZIE WELBORN North Bondi SLSC, NSW

Mermaid Beach SLSC has improved its lifesaving services and contribution to aquatic safety on the Gold Coast by expanding patrol footprint and timings, provision and surplus patrolling members. The club has also increased morale, retention and membership for the fourth consecutive year, with a 6 per cent membership growth over the 2015–16 season.

Due to a plethora of achievements Lizzie was awarded the U17 Female Athlete of the Year and was nominated for Open Female Athlete of the Year at the Sydney Branch Awards of Excellence in 2015. In 2014–15 she won four gold medals and one silver medal at The Aussies in 2015 and was recently selected into the International Youth Team Surf Rescue.

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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.

JULY–AUGUST 2015 SOUTH MAROUBRA SLSC Damien Woods, Michael Fernandez and Christopher Maloney On Sunday 9 August at 10.30 am, South Maroubra club members Damien Woods, Michael Fernandez and Christopher Maloney rescued a rock fisherman from Malabar Headland who had fallen and broken his leg. Once they located the patient, they carefully made their way down to the rocks and administered oxygen and applied first aid by splinting his leg. All three stayed with the patient until the NSW Ambulance rescue helicopter arrived and winched the fisherman to a nearby reserve. He was stabilised and taken to hospital by paramedics. The three surf lifesavers demonstrated advanced skills to successfully treat the fisherman. Their prompt response and teamwork ensured the best possible outcome for the patient.

SEPTEMBER 2015 NOOSA HEADS SLSC Greg McLaughlin, Gen Brewer, Kirra Molnar, Donald McKill and Murdoch Mayfield On Thursday 3 September 2015, five Noosa Heads surf lifesavers completed two rescues involving several swimmers. Greg McLaughlin was alerted to swimmers in trouble approximately 100–150 m offshore and he immediately paddled out with a rescue board to assist. Fellow lifesaver, Murdoch Mayfield had reached one swimmer and placed him on his boogie board, so he and Greg were able to bring him ashore where Gen Brewer and Don McKill then transported him to the first aid room. Greg, Gen and Donald later rescued another person who had been caught in a rip current. Kirra Molnar transported this patient via ATV to the first aid room for treatment. The speed at which these incidents were dealt with demonstrated the excellent skills of all lifesavers involved.

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OCTOBER 2015 FINGAL ROVERS SLSC Chris Dennis and Debrah Cheers On 3 October 2015, three children were washed off the rocks from the Fingal Headlands. Two children were able to return back up to the rocks while the other child was washed out to sea. Their carer, Agneshatin ‘Aggie’ Auella immediately jumped in to rescue the child. Patrolling member Chris Dennis selflessly jumped in to assist and was able to swim with the child. Senior Constable Crossan swam out 100 m and assisted Chris and the child back to shore. Bystanders Adam Williams and Aaron Hillier had jumped in to assist Aggie who had become unconscious. Patrolling member, Debrah Cheers with the help of the bystanders launched the IRB with Senior Constable Anthony Atkins. The IRB crew spotted three people in the water off the headland. Due to the large and messy swell, it took the crew three attempts to pull Aggie into the IRB. Once they returned to shore, Debrah began CPR till medical assistance arrived. Chris and Debrah demonstrated exceptional lifesaving skills through their courageous and quick, decisive actions.


NOVEMBER 2015 WAMBERAL SLSC Denver Brown On 27 November, Denver Brown was providing water safety for the Wamberal SLSC Nippers board training. A mother alerted Denver to her 16-year-old daughter and friend caught in a rip, needing urgent assistance. Denver immediately paddled out to the two swimmers and noticed two males attempting to keep the distressed swimmers afloat. Denver brought one of the female swimmers safely back to shore then immediately went back out to pick up the second female swimmer. If it had not been for the initial efforts of the two teenage males and the additional assistance from Denver, the two female swimmers could have drowned. Denver demonstrated exceptional decision-making and lifesaving skills in rescuing the two females in dangerous conditions.

DECEMBER 2015 BULLI SLSC Dean Dudley, Kiah Taylor, Kaimana Fittock, Zara Sharman, Morgan Richards, Daniel St George, Graham Bilton & Stuart Brown On 6 December 2015, a large wave swept six males 100 m out to sea approximately 20 m north of the Bulli SLSC flags in 2-m dumping surf. Eight patrolling members including SRCs swiftly acted to rescue the patients utilising rescue boards, rescue tubes and an IRB. One distressed patient frantically grabbed a member (in an attacking manner) in an attempt to be saved and was calmed. All patients were returned to shore safely in testing conditions. All lifesavers involved demonstrated exceptional lifesaving skills and experience with SLS equipment that ultimately prevented serious injuries.

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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

JANUARY 2016 LSV LIFEGUARDS, BASS REGION AND WOOLAMAI BEACH SLSC Liam O’Brien, Josh Eaton, Iain Marshall & Ryley Hannagan On 10 January, LSV lifeguards Josh Eaton, Iain Marshall, Ryley Hannagan and Liam O’Brien heard a commotion on shore on their way in from their after-work swim. Being closest, Liam swam towards the group to find out what was happening. The other three lifeguards spotted two swimmers in the rip and rescued them. Liam then determined two other swimmers were still missing and with the assistance of a surfer, began searching for them. The lifeguards and surfers worked together to return two unconscious patients to shore, where they commenced CPR. Eight lifeguards and volunteers directly assisted in two resuscitations, as well as managing a third patient who was in respiratory distress. Two surfers also contributed to the search and rescue in a major way, and additional Woolamai Beach volunteers supported the response. If it were not for the brave efforts of all involved, the outcome would likely have been far more tragic.

FEBRUARY 2016 NORTH STEYNE SLSC AND MANLY LSC Yao Xen Tan (North Steyne SLSC), Michele Kaye and Nigel Kassulske (Manly LSC) On 13 February, an unconscious patient was found face down in the water and was brought to the beach on a surfboard by two surfing tourists. Yao Xen Tan was alerted and ran down the beach. As the first responding lifesaver he asked a member of the public to call 000. After checking her airways, he began CPR with the assistance of a member of the public. Nigel Kassulske arrived and gave directions for the ambulance and the CPR and managed the scene. After five cycles had been completed by Yao, very shallow breaths were detected. Michele Kaye arrived on the scene and noted that the patient’s abdomen was convulsing and called out that the patient was breathing. Michele then took over control of the patient’s head and airway in recovery position while the patient vomited sea water. Michele then confirmed the patient was breathing abnormally in an unconscious state. Paramedics arrived as well as two doctors from the Careflight helicopter and continued treatment in one of the ambulances. Without the quick response and advance rescue skills from lifesavers involved, the patient may not have survived.

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MARCH 2016 GUNNAMATTA SLSC Jack Nicol, Ben Jones, Kayla Ryan, Zac Comley, Paul Nicol On 31 March, a team of off-duty lifesavers responded to an incident where a 51-year-old male was injured in a 1.5 m shore break. The lifesavers witnessed him getting sucked up and slammed head first into the sand in a large and unexpected shore dump while body surfing with his son. The patient was found face down and unconscious. They removed him from the water and cleared his airways, keeping in mind that the patient may have received spinal injuries. After determining that he didn’t require CPR, the team maintained head/ spinal support and oxygen as he gained consciousness. They arranged for an ambulance and carried him via spinal board to the vehicle. Without the quick response and applied rescue skills of the lifesavers, the outcome for the patient could have more serious.


APRIL 2016 NORTH BONDI SLSC Simon King, Karen Sheppard, Lucy Schott, Gary Pendergast, Danielle Poirier, Paul Parks, John Rohl, Lisa Croudace, Patrick Kerr, Matthew Brown, Kathryn Percy, Alex Holmwood, Emma Mellow-Sandford, India Fay, Adam Brass, David Tinworth and Jake Hilton. On Saturday 23 April, a group of 15 swimmers was advised not to enter the water as the beach was closed. Despite the warning, they entered the water. Unfortunately, the swimmers found themselves in trouble 50 m offshore and a number of them were washed against the rocks. Patrol captains Simon King and Karen Sheppard launched a rescue effort while Gary Pendergast headed out and assisted one of the swimmers who had been washed onto rocks. As the conditions were rough, Patrick Kerr and Matthew Brown (rescue board), David Tinworth and Jake Hilton (IRB), John Rohl and Lisa Croudace (rescue tube) all headed out to provide support. Patrick supported two swimmers on his board until Matthew arrived and was able to paddle one of the swimmers back to shore. The other swimmer was transferred into the IRB to be taken back to shore. Lisa and John directed the remaining struggling swimmers back to shore. All 15 swimmers had been returned to shore and several swimmers suffered serious injury from being washed against the rocks. The challenging conditions and the difficulty of the rescue highlights the teamwork and skill shown by the North Bondi surf lifesavers both on the beach and in the water.

MAY–JUNE 2016 MACKSVILLE–SCOTTS HEAD SLSC Jason O’Donnell, Scott Balfour, Cathryn O’Donnell, Barry Clow, David Brunsdon and Peter Dyba A daring rescue by Macksville–Scotts Head surf lifesavers on Sunday 5 June saved the life of a 30-year-old Irish kayaker. The 30-year-old kayaker had entered the water with a friend at about 11.00 am when a huge wave overturned their kayaks and both men were separated from their craft. One paddler was able to swim back to shore, but the other became stranded and began to drift out to sea. Luckily Macksville–Scotts Head SLSC President Jason O’Donnell was at the clubhouse to drop off a new defibrillator and his wife witnessed the incident and alerted Jason. Jason along with Scott Balfour a recent Bronze Medallion graduate and a local fire captain crewed an IRB out to rescue the man. When he was brought to shore the man was suffering extreme exhaustion and hypothermia. He was an experienced kayaker and was wearing a life jacket. Jason O’Donnell explained that the life jacket was key to saving the kayaker’s life.

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ME RITORIOUS AWARDS AWARDS & HONOURS

Meritorious Awards are awarded to affiliated clubs and/or their members and/or public for outstanding deeds of bravery performed in the sphere of surf lifesaving operations. This includes lifesaving—both in and outside of designated patrol hours. In 2015–16, Certificates of Merit were awarded to the following.

MACKSVILLE–SCOTTS HEAD SLSC Group Certificate of Merit NORTH BONDI SLSC Group Certificate of Merit REDHEAD SLSC Group Certificate of Merit AVAN CHRISTIE EVANS HEAD/CASINO SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit with Bronze Insert BRUCE KELLY SOUTH NARRABEEN SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit with Bronze Insert DESLEIGH JONES DICKY BEACH SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit with Bronze Insert

GRAHAM & LUCAS TOMS SOUTH MAROUBRA SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit with Bronze Insert AVALON BEACH SLSC & WARRIEWOOD SLSC Group Certificate of Merit with Bronze Insert WESFARMERS LIFESAVER JET RESCUE TEAM ALBANY SLSC Group Certificate of Merit with Bronze Insert ADRIANN VAN DER WALLEN PALM BEACH SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit CRAIG ZULIAN TOWRADGI SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit

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ELENA DAMIANOPOULOS FLOREAT SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit EMMA JACKSON KURRAWA SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit RICHARD GARNSEY CRONULLA SLSC Individual Certificate of Merit AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE, WA Group Certificate of Merit


NEW LIFE MEMBERS AWARDS & HONOURS

MARK FIFE OAM

DECEASED LIFE MEMBER

Since joining the Surf Life Saving movement in 1975, Mark has become the epitome of the iconic Aussie surf lifesaver. He shares his spirit and his passion for Surf Life Saving with all who are fortunate to meet him and inspires those around him to become better lifesavers. Mark is not only a dedicated member of Broadbeach SLSC but also a tireless volunteer for South Coast Branch, SLSA Chair, Lifesaving and Deputy President of Surf Life Saving Queensland. Mark has received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to lifesaving. Mark has been inducted into the SLSA Hall of Fame for his involvement with lifesaving. He has been part of lifesaving committees for 14 years, Sectional Referee, Champion Lifesaver for 2 years, Area Referee for 8 years. He has run coaching and officials workshops in WA, VIC, NSW and QLD for more than 5 years. He oversaw and instigated the National Rescue of the Month and has served as the Chair of the Meritorious Committee for 14 years. He is the only member to be awarded Australian Lifesaver of the Year in 1997 and Australian Volunteer of the Year in 2007.

PROFESSOR TESS CRAMMOND AO OBE SLSQ

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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 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. * Denotes deceased

* Doyle, RD

* Hayton MBE, N

* McGrath, HF

*Riley MBE, HK

* Rathborne, H

* Webb, GR

* Castleman MBE, AW

*Asmussen MBE, CK

* Burke BEM, MJ

* Figtree, AS

* Prior BEM, AE

* Molyneux, D

* McIntyre, DD

* Thompson, DH

* Haywood MBE, FST

* Crain MBE, WAT

* Windon, SJ

* Hodge, JN

* Frizzell OBE OAM, AB

* Bennett, PI

* McRorie, JS

* Small, HA

* McCarthy, JG

*Smith AM, EJ

* Canning, JT

* Emms, FG

* Spender OBE, JR

* Clark OAM, HH

* Goold, WJ

* Mack, C

*Bullpitt MBE, NF

* Grant OAM, GF

* Cohen, GS

* Heath, EA

* Brydon, RC

Hatchett, JG

* Holmes, Capt A

* Gadsdon Kt, Sir LP

* Shanahan, RP

*Howells OAM, RM

* Dart, GW

* Costa, SV

* Williams MBE, VJ

* Mcdonald OAM, HN

* Moran, TF

* Williams, AM

* Walker OBE, AW

* Peacock, RJ

* Taylor, CE

* Kennedy MBE, AER

* Meagher OBE, TW

Tallon OAM, RC

* Dargan, FH

* Winders OBE, JR

* Wilson OAM, NB

* O’Reilly BEM, JE

* Whitehead, CW

* White OAM, DG

* Olson, AO

* Switzer OAM, JR

* Dellitt, GS

* Jaggard OAM, EFK

* Lucas OBE, DC

* Vaughan OAM, JK

* Gordon, JL

* Johnson, GH

* Avery, EC

* Claybourn OAM, MC

* Englert, CG

* Moroney, DRB

* Ovens OAM, EJ

* Klingner OAM, MJ

* Gray, JE

* Woodroffe, NS

* Payne, FT

Staunton MBE, GB

* Winders MBE, SW

* Becher OAM, MH

* Wilson, GJ

* Field OAM, RC

* Cohen, M

* Betts, JJ

* Stewart, JJ

* Slaven, P

* Cronin, VS

* Stephens, PR

* Nicklin KCMG, Sir Francis

*Rosewell OAM, JWA

* Watson MBE, KW

* Donaldson, AR

* Johnson MBE, SA

* Weimer, HJ

* Curlewis CVO CBE, Sir Adrian

* Daley, WJ

* Richards, FC

* Honey, C

* Dillon, JB

* Sloane, AD

* Williams, G

* Burrell OAM, RA

* Cameron, JR

* Besomo, VA

* Dempster, JW

* Wilkes, BF

* Turner, LD

* Foerster, WH

* Saunders, RA

*Rector AM, CE

* Sutherland, AC

* Loton, AR

* Flanagan BEM, NJ

* Sellars, JPW

* Cahill, J

* McDonald OAM, LS

* Tier, FB

* Fitzgerald MBE, AE

* Marshall BEM, ER

* Paterson, A

*Newman, P

Singleton OAM, WJ

* Hanley, GR

* Denison, AG

Dearlove MBE, JB

Brown OAM, GM

* Millar, G

* Lindsay, GA

*McMaster AM DFC, JW

*Morrison OAM, DP

098


Whelpton AO, AB

Reeves OAM, JA

Harding OAM, RJ

Kennedy, KA

Moseley OAM, A

*Marshall OAM, WG

Menico OAM, JA

*O’Rorke OAM, PJ

*Pittard, HA

Scott OAM, ID

*Somers, JF

Fitzgerald OAM, JB

*Parkyn OAM, AB

Byrnes OAM, MJ

*Wilcox OAM, ST

Stanford OAM, KH

Brown OAM, HJ

*Dixon, NA

Wright OAM, IJ

*Barlow, JR

* Dann, GL

McNaughton OAM, G

Rankin AM, RE

Green OAM, BEM, DA

* Bowman, BH

*Donnell OAM, BF

*Conrick, C

Smith OAM, RA

Worrell, JG

*Trigg OBE, RJ

*Jackson OAM, RA

Godbee OAM, NM

*Martin, WE

*Jones OAM, JM

Devlin SC, RP

Bartlett, ME

Heywood OBE, NJ

Dewey, JC

Purcell OAM, NR

Boulton OAM, DJ

*Hofmaster, EV

King OAM, BC

Worth OAM, WJ

Fraser OAM, JS

Knight BEM, KC

*Henshaw OAM, NJ

* Collins, KJ

Martin AM, MJ

McGee, EJ

Little OAM, RA

Lyons MP, GR

Mitchell, RA

Trethowan, J

*Brown OAM, RM

Allum OAM, GA

*Singleton, M

* Windmill, HC

Burchill OAM, DS

Jaggard OAM, EK

*Sargeant, RJ

* Webb OAM, MA

Stephens OAM, EB

Gaynor OAM, WE

Howard OAM, R

* Rodgers OAM, DG

Butler OAM, RJ

Clark, DE

Strange, SR

Critcher, GT

*McGrory OAM, FH

*Griffiths, JA

*Roberts OAM, R

Conlin OAM, DR

Hoskins OAM, KF

McGibbon, PJ

Thompson, D

Bruce OAM, BD

*Taylor OAM, CJ

Morarty OAM, NW

Burling OAM, J

Blackley, DT

*Millett MBE, RC

*Bond, KJH

Lytham OAM, R

*Sabien, M

* Mackie AM, IJ

Edstein OAM, JT

White, C

Chesher OAM, RC

Davidson OAM, RJ

Finch AM, The Hon. FA

Brennan, R

Morrison, KA

*Cramond AO OBE, TR

Meehan OAM, JV

Welch OAM, R

Paton OAM, LS

*Smith OAM, PW

George AM, PB

Jamieson OAM AFSM, W

Smith OAM, RA

*Taylor OAM, PF

Wood ESM, RS

Haven, A

Gear AM, RJ

Davis OAM, E

Lyne AM, CR

Farmer OAM, E

*Buist, RV

Whitmore OAM, RT

Mayo AM, RJ

Bruce, G

Marsh OAM, CW

Pears OAM, RE

Young, IJ

Blake OAM, R

*Johnson, DL

Murray, K

Bird OAM, KC

Doig OAM, A

Stapleton AM, PR

Priest, KC

Inwood, AJ

Goode, I

Wilson BEM, HB

Beasley OAM, JB

Kelk, NT

Smith, M

Thorburn, AJ

Smith OAM, BJ

Weldon AM, KE

Pearce, P

Rennie AM, WA

Waters OAM, M

Donohoe AM, JT

Fife OAM, M

*McKenzie OAM, GD

*Bermingham OAM, PJ

Owen, GB

McNeilly MBE, MD

*Fielder OAM, CD

Grant OAM, IJ

Watson AM, RJ

Halliday, WE

*Goetz, AW

099


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

41,860 PATROLLING SURF LIFESAVERS

4.22% INCREASE IN ACTIVE (18 OR OVER) FEMALE MEMBERSHIP

NSW

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT

GRAND TOTAL

5,527

3,425

2,587

1,435

293

55

25,858

PATROLLING LIFESAVERS Male

12,536

Female

6,786

3,176

2,627

1,902

1,027

424

60

16,002

TOTAL

19,322

8,703

6,052

4,489

2,462

717

115

41,860

PROFICIENT LIFESAVERS Bronze Medallion

18141

8364

5872

4380

2300

688

124

39869

Surf Rescue Certificate (CPR Endorsed)

2363

1314

1186

984

244

83

18

6192

TOTAL

20504

9678

7058

5364

2544

771

142

46061

NB. Patrolling lifesaver figures are based on members that performed a patrol in the 2015/16 season Patrolling Lifesavers include members who have patrolled for their club and support operations

NSW

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT

15/16 14/15 % CHANGE

ACTIVE (15–18) Male

1,840

853

1,171

464

190

78

13

4,609

4,610

Female

1,358

690

1,061

449

195

58

7

3,818

3,668

4.09%

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

0

200.00%

3,200

1,543

2,232

913

385

136

20

8,429

8,278

1.82%

Unknown TOTAL

-0.02%

ACTIVE (18 OR OVER) Male

8,903

3,498

2,383

1,795

1,044

405

71

18,099 17,715

2.17%

Female

4,245

1,831

1,702

1,049

738

215

55

9,835

9,437

4.22%

8

3

13

1

1200.00%

Unknown TOTAL

13,156 5,332

2

-

-

-

-

4,087

2,844

1,782

620

126

27,947 27,153

2.92%

ACTIVE RESERVE Male

901

86

127

44

13

25

1

1,197

1,136

5.37%

Female

369

27

41

22

3

13

1

476

415

14.70%

Unknown

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0.00%

1,270

113

168

66

16

38

2

1,673

1,551

7.87%

Male

5,922

3,403

3,978

1,118

590

190

22

15,223 15,369

-0.95%

Female

4,968

4,570

4,619

916

711

264

52

16,100 16,194

-0.58%

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

8,598

2,034

1,301

454

74

31,324 31,563

-0.76%

6.28%

TOTAL ASSOCIATE

Unknown TOTAL

10,890 7,973

1

0

100.00%

AWARD Male

300

497

175

133

21

6

2

1,134

1,067

Female

249

417

67

117

29

9

2

890

824

8.01%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0.00%

549

914

242

250

50

15

4

2,024

1,891

7.03%

Unknown TOTAL CADET (13–15) Male

1,589

551

889

548

216

65

9

3,867

3,814

1.39%

Female

1,428

579

968

660

208

76

18

3,937

3,968

-0.78%

Unknown TOTAL

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

0

100.00%

3,019

1,130

1,857

1,208

424

141

27

7,806

7,782

0.31%

102


NSW

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT

15/16 14/15 % CHANGE

Male

3,705

92

933

1,989

439

16

158

7,332

7,219

Female

3,454

86

1,083

2,084

515

21

166

7,409

7,426

-0.23%

3

-

1

1

-

-

-

5

0

500.00%

7,162

178

2,017

4,074

954

37

324

Male

231

177

22

57

25

-

1

513

520

Female

134

120

23

38

6

2

-

323

294

9.86%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0.00%

365

297

45

95

31

2

1

836

814

2.70%

GENER AL

Unknown TOTAL

14,746 14,645

1.57%

TOTAL

60,369

-1.35%

JUNIOR ACTIVITIES (5–13) MEMBERS

JUNIOR ACTIVIT Y (5–13) Male

14,779 5,086

5,332

3,630

1,443

392

89

30,751 32,266

-4.70%

Female

13,701 4,959

5,424

3,559

1,452

412

92

29,599 30,789

-3.87%

6

2

Unknown TOTAL

9

2

28,489 10,047 10,762 7,191

19

0

-

-

-

2,895

804

181

60,369 63,055

1900.00% -4.26%

LIFE MEMBER Male

1,636

891

570

272

343

90

20

3,822

3,667

4.23%

192

104

168

51

74

17

10

616

557

10.59%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0.00%

1,828

995

738

323

417

107

30

4,438

4,224

5.07%

3,437

1,066

107

466

97

3

1

5,177

4,898

5.70%

436

223

30

149

32

-

-

870

733

18.69%

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0.00%

3,873

1,289

137

615

129

3

1

6,047

5,631

7.39%

Male

92

125

84

2

3

3

-

309

291

6.19%

Female

34

44

43

3

1

-

-

125

125

0.00%

Female Unknown TOTAL LONG SERVICE Male Female Unknown TOTAL PAST ACTIVE

Unknown

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0.00%

126

169

127

5

4

3

0

434

416

4.33%

Male

433

345

631

238

41

21

14

1,723

1,363

26.41%

Female

326

187

672

167

67

19

14

1,452

1,150

26.26%

TOTAL PROBATIONARY

Unknown TOTAL

0

1

-

-

1

-

-

2

0

200.00%

759

533

1,303

405

109

40

28

3,177

2,513

26.42%

TOTAL MALE

43,768 16,670 16,402 10,756 4,465

1,294

401

93,756 94,019

-0.28%

TOTAL FEMALE

30,894 13,837 15,901 9,264

4,031

1,106

417

75,450 75,613

-0.22%

1

0

0

2,400

818

TOTAL UNKNOWN GR AND TOTAL

24

6

10

3

74,686 30,513 32,313 20,023 8,497

44

1

169,250 169,633

103

LIFE MEMBERS

0.69%

HONOR ARY

Unknown

4,438

4300.00% -0.23%


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

8,952

SLS ACTIONS (CLUBS) NSW

QLD

VIC*

WA

SA

TAS

NT

TOTAL

635

153

14

82

12

17

-

-

4

7

-

-

19

22

-

-

43

39

1

-

0

0

-

-

107

6

3

-

-

536

84

88

1

8,952

SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB (SLSC) RESCUES

RESCUES

327,669

Rescue tube

1985

617

59

57

Board

2364

486

117

138

PREVENTIVE ACTIONS PERFORMED BY SLSCs

IRB

965

364

100

147

Surfboard

7

4

-

5

Other

215

147

11

TOTAL

6,171

1,771

301

806

17

27

26,173 FIRST AID TREATMENTS ADMINISTERED BY SURF LIFESAVERS

No gear

PREVENTIVE ACTIONS Lost children Preventions

154,572 103,852 42,480

62

48

8

3

-

16,545

6,943

1,360

425

-

Searches

207

20

-

25

41

6

2

Evacuation alarm

136

9

-

27

47

0

1

-

16,659

7,079

1,374

431

327,669

20

24

7

1

0

-

TOTAL

155,721 103,898 42,507

FIRST AID Fractures/dislocations

100

126

Marine stings

10,979

2,509

-

3,704

351

39

4

-

Major Wounds

156

78

10

134

4

2

1

-

2,511

1,063

990

503

231

102

7

-

Other

829

579

50

604

175

46

1

-

Resuscitation

22

-

1

-

7

-

-

-

Minor cuts/abrasions

Spinal

100

62

18

19

4

-

-

-

TOTAL

14,697

4,417

1,089

4,988

779

190

13

26,173

69,911

17,636

2,032

1,331,648

CLUB PATROL HOURS TOTAL

646,559 340,518 153,727 101,265

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

104


SLS ACTIONS (LIFEGUARDS) ALS NSW ALS QLD ALS VIC* ALS WA ALS SA ALS TAS

ALS NT

TOTAL

-

162

-

RESCUES No gear

93

302

4

54

-

Rescue tube

109

81

56

110

4

-

21

-

Board

585

825

69

153

5

-

6

-

IRB

5

0

16

2

-

-

-

-

RWC

28

300

29

100

-

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

JRB/ORB/RIB Helicopter

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Surfboard

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Other

10

28

3

4

-

-

1

-

TOTAL

830

1,536

177

423

9

0

195

3,170

PREVENTIVE ACTIONS Lost children

13

-

9

-

7

-

15

-

Preventions

254,701

700,561

57,601

32,691

1,792

4

10,699

-

Searches

2

3

-

-

2

-

38

-

Evacuation Alarm

4

3

11

-

1

-

3

-

254,720

700,567

57,621

32,691

1,802

4

10,755

1,058,160

56

155

10

15

1

-

12

-

Marine stings

3,589

9,242

-

4,203

90

1

102

-

Major wounds

27

109

2

33

1

-

12

-

2,306

6,257

516

2,060

40

5

630

-

459

373

26

369

3

-

23

-

-

11

3

-

-

-

-

-

TOTAL FIRST AID Fractures/dislocations

Minor Cuts/abrasions Other Resuscitation Spinal

26

77

17

9

1

-

-

-

TOTAL

6,463

16,224

574

6,689

136

6

779

30,871

76,728

278,309

23,762

28,188

773

934

12,860

421,554

LIFEGUARD HOURS TOTAL

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

105

3,170 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE (ALS) RESCUES

1,058,160 PREVENTIVE ACTIONS PERFORMED BY ALS LIFEGUARDS

30,871 FIRST AID TREATMENTS ADMINISTERED BY ALS LIFEGUARDS


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

912 RESCUES PERFORMED BY SUPPORT OPERATIONS

SLS ACTIONS (SUPPORT OPERATIONS)

No gear IRB

22,731 PREVENTIVE ACTIONS PERFORMED BY SUPPORT OPERATIONS

NSW

QLD

VIC*

WA

SA

TAS

NT

TOTAL

10

2

-

-

-

-

-

12

RESCUES

8

2

-

3

-

-

-

13

RWC

397

292

-

48

8

-

1

746 73

JRB/ORB/RIB

31

24

-

-

18

-

-

Helicopter

7

1

-

-

1

-

-

9

Other

49

8

-

-

2

-

-

59

TOTAL

502

329

0

51

29

0

1

912

PREVENTIVE ACTIONS

38,851 PATROL HOURS PERFORMED BY SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Lost children

-

1

-

-

9

-

-

10

Preventions

2,159

10,284

-

1,783

7,860

1

92

22,179

Searches

58

98

-

32

54

-

1

243

Evacuation alarm

44

21

-

138

96

-

-

299

2,261

10,404

0

1,953

8,019

1

93

22,731

-

3

-

-

2

-

-

5

TOTAL FIRST AID Fractures/dislocations Marine stings

1

8

-

-

-

-

-

9

Major wounds

1

4

-

-

-

-

-

5

Minor cuts/abrasions

2

70

-

-

6

1

-

79

Other

6

1

-

-

5

-

-

12

Resuscitation

1

3

-

-

-

-

-

4

Spinal

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

TOTAL

11

90

0

0

13

1

0

115

2,774

10,823

0

2,004

8,061

2

94

23,758

-

5,746

4,414

120

421

38,851

Grand Total

SUPPORT OPER ATIONS PATROL HOURS TOTAL

12,825

15,325

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

106


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

SLS EQUIPMENT (CLUBS) NSW

QLD

VIC*

SA

WA

TAS

NT

TOTAL

Vehicle (4WD/tractor)

11

60

15

12

6

2

1

107

L AND-BASED

Beach vehicle (ATV)

102

69

59

14

45

7

2

298

Defibrillator

321

246

126

39

55

16

4

807

TOTAL

434

375

200

65

106

25

7

1,212

IRB hull

384

243

214

64

42

27

7

981

IRB motor

531

308

277

81

49

45

12

1,303

TOTAL

915

551

491

145

91

72

19

2,284

1,349

926

691

210

197

97

26

3,496

AQUATIC

GR AND TOTAL

SLS EQUIPMENT (SUPPORT OPERATIONS) NSW

QLD

VIC*

WA

SA

TAS

NT

TOTAL

10

4

5

5

-

3

1

28

L AND-BASED Vehicle (4WD/tractor) Beach vehicle (ATV)

-

2

6

0

1

7

-

16

Defibrillator

6

6

8

2

-

19

1

42

TOTAL

16

12

19

7

1

29

2

86

JRB

2

2

-

2

-

3

-

9

RWC

44

19

11

9

34

4

4

125

ORB

1

1

6

0

-

9

1

18

AQUATIC

RIB

1

-

7

0

-

-

1

9

TOTAL

48

22

24

11

34

16

6

161

AVIATION Helicopter

2

2

2

1

2

-

-

9

Other

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

TOTAL

2

2

2

1

2

0

0

9

GR AND TOTAL

66

36

45

19

37

45

8

256

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

107

1,046 DEFIBRILLATORS

986 INFLATABLE RESCUE BOATS


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

161 SUPPORT OPERATIONS RESCUE WATER CRAFT

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

ALS WA ALS TAS

ALS NT

TOTAL

1

42

L AND-BASED Vehicle (4WD/tractor)

7

26

4

0

4

-

Beach vehicle (ATV)

12

18

2

2

2

-

1

37

Defibrillator

60

100

20

2

9

3

3

197

TOTAL

79

144

26

4

15

3

5

276

-

-

5

0

-

-

-

5

AQUATIC IRB hull

-

-

6

0

-

-

-

6

RWC

IRB motor

12

26

8

0

2

-

1

49

TOTAL

12

26

19

0

2

0

1

60

GR AND TOTAL

91

170

45

4

17

3

6

336

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

108


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

NSW

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT

15–16 TOTAL 14–15 TOTAL % CHANGE

NEW SURF OFFICIAL New—Surf Official Level 1

222

172

37

35

45

-

-

511

358

New—Surf Official Level 2

14

5

8

7

-

1

-

35

32

42.74% 9.38%

New—Surf Official Level 3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0.00%

New—Surf Sports—Junior Official

44

29

20

-

-

-

-

93

160

-41.88%

TOTAL

280

206

65

42

45

1

0

639

550

16.18%

218

128

28

32

29

26

-

461

139

231.65% 133.33%

NEW SURF COACH New—Surf Sports—Development Coach New—Surf Sports—Foundation Coach

3

11

3

4

-

-

-

21

9

New—Surf Coach Level 1

38

12

-

7

-

-

-

57

155

-63.23%

New—Surf Coach Level 2

1

-

1

-

1

-

-

3

5

-40.00%

New—Surf Coach Level 3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0.00%

New—Surf Sports—Junior Coach

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

21

-100.00%

260

151

32

43

30

26

0

542

329

64.74%

Surf Official Level 1

1,326

1,159

171

239

256

55

24

3,230

2,358

36.98%

Surf Official Level 2

196

194

38

33

44

16

1

522

416

25.48%

Surf Official Level 3

36

34

9

6

10

2

0

97

84

15.48%

TOTAL SURF OFFICIAL

Surf Sports—­Junior Official

380

86

125

0

6

18

0

615

616

-0.16%

1,938

1,473

343

278

316

91

25

4,464

3,474

28.50%

363

225

37

62

43

26

1

757

139

444.60%

9

22

8

8

0

0

0

47

9

422.22%

Surf Coach Level 1

590

749

71

110

143

31

11

1,705

1,554

9.72%

Surf Coach Level 2

53

37

14

21

18

5

0

148

186

-20.43%

TOTAL SURF COACH Surf Sports­— Development Coach Surf Sports—Foundation Coach

Surf Coach Level 3

10

8

2

4

1

1

0

26

28

-7.14%

Surf Sports—Junior Coach

86

68

32

0

37

16

4

243

336

-27.68%

1,111

1,109

164

205

242

79

16

2,926

2,252

29.93%

8,571

6,605

29.77%

TOTAL

GR AND TOTAL

109


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.

AQUATIC RESCUE AWARDS BRONZE MEDALLION

2,831

3

1,400

0

1,595

7

779

-

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

14,160

3

6,315

152

4,041

35

1,859

-

95

18

62

0

50

2

4

-

GOLD MEDALLION (ADVANCED LIFESAVING) SILVER MEDALLION AQUATIC RESCUE

206

16

38

0

37

1

-

-

Maintain safety at an incident scene (PUAOHS002B)

284

16

38

0

37

1

-

-

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

284

16

38

0

37

1

-

-

SILVER MEDALLION BASIC BEACH MANAGEMENT

486

33

259

0

180

4

16

-

Undertake beach safety management activities (PUAOPE027A)

572

33

269

0

189

3

-

-

Work autonomously (PUATEA002B)

572

33

269

0

190

3

-

-

Contribute to team effectiveness (BSBFLM312C) SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (CPR ENDORSED) OBSERVERS CERTIFICATE

571

33

269

0

190

3

-

-

1,699

92

869

194

868

7

695

-

-

-

143

0

-

-

-

-

442

-

1,049

0

189

3

18

-

11,955

-

1,688

161

3,592

27

1,755

-

2

66

0

0

47

7

-

-

R ADIO AWARDS R ADIO OPER ATOR CERTIFICATE Operate communications systems and equipment (PUAOPE013A) POWERCR AFT AWARDS AT V OPER ATOR CERTIFICATE Drive vehicles under operational conditions (PUAVEH001B) AT V OPER ATOR INDUCTION 4WD INDUCTION TR ACTOR INDUCTION

3

66

0

0

-

-

-

214

-

429

0

42

1

-

-

-

-

94

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

179

-

-

-

IRB CREW CERTIFICATE

805

-

483

0

511

3

220

-

Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation (PUASAR015A)

798

-

522

44

499

3

-

-

JRB DRIVER CERTIFICATE

-

-

4

0

-

-

-

-

ORB CREW CERTIFICATE

6

-

0

0

-

-

-

-

ORB DRIVER CERTIFICATE

3

-

0

0

-

-

-

-

RESCUE WATER CR AFT OPER ATOR CERTIFICATE

40

-

110

0

4

-

32

-

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

43

-

113

0

1

-

-

-

Prepare maintain and test response equipment (PUAEQU001B)

363

-

116

0

155

2

-

SILVER MEDALLION IRB DRIVER

327

-

157

0

153

2

79

-

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

329

-

262

44

154

2

-

-

6

-

0

0

-

-

105

-

EMERGENCY CARE AWARDS ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES CERTIFICATE (AND REFRESHER)

112

-

0

0

1

-

-

ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES [AID]

Apply advanced resuscitation techniques (HLTFA404C)

-

-

628

0

-

-

-

-

Provide advanced resuscitation (HLTAID007)

-

76

645

1,105

-

-

-

-

APPLY (SENIOR) FIRST AID

3

416

0

0

-

-

1

-

* This figure is abnormally high as a script was run to issue all proficient members with the latest version of the Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) and its associated units of competency.

110


SA MEMBER COMM.

TAS NT MEMBER COMM. MEMBER COMM.

TOTAL TOTAL MEMBER COMMERCIAL

GRAND TOTAL

327

22

124

6

39

7,062

71

7,133

1,886

180

404

23

76

60

28,741

453

29,194

-

-

-

-

-

2

211

22

233

15

-

-

-

-

-

296

17

313

15

3

12

-

-

-

386

20

406

15

3

12

-

-

-

386

20

406

31

8

25

2

-

2

997

49

1,046

31

8

25

2

-

1

1,086

47

1,133

31

8

25

2

-

1

1,087

47

1,134

24

8

25

2

-

1

1,079

47

1,126

196

15

74

-

1

37

4,402

345

4,747

-

-

-

-

-

-

143

0

143

42

-

-

-

-

1

1,740

4

1,744

1,576

122

333

19

44

49

20,943

378

21,321

47

1

-

-

-

-

96

74

170

47

1

-

-

-

1

50

68

118

-

1

-

-

-

-

685

2

687

-

-

-

-

-

-

94

0

94

-

-

-

-

-

-

179

0

179

99

1

37

-

6

2

2,161

6

2,167

97

2

32

-

6

1

1,954

50

2,004

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

0

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

0

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

0

3

5

1

-

-

5

-

196

1

197

5

1

-

-

-

2

162

3

165 689

31

4

12

-

5

1

682

7

26

4

12

-

-

-

754

6

760

26

6

12

5

-

788

52

840

-

-

-

-

-

2

111

2

113

-

1

-

-

-

3

113

4

117

-

-

-

-

-

-

628

0

628

-

-

-

-

-

-

645

1,181

1,826

19

11

-

-

-

-

23

427

450

111

7,133 BRONZE MEDALLIONS AWARDED

8,083 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.

EMERGENCY CARE AWARDS (continued) Apply first aid (HLTFA311A)

-

-

8

0

-

-

-

1,316

637

1,537

0

684

7

241

-

Provide first aid (HLTAID003)

-

12,205

1,524

4,788

-

-

-

-

Provide an emergency first aid response in and Education and Care Setting (HLTAID004)

-

2,472

0

800

-

-

-

-

FIRST AID [AID]

BASIC EMERGENCY CARE Provide basic emergency life support (HLTFA211A)

-

44

-

0

0

-

-

-

-

13,951

-

6,287

161

3,929

33

1,739

-

Provide basic life support (HLTAID002)

422

-

0

0

625

6

238

-

MARINE STINGER MANAGEMENT

-

-

8

0

-

-

-

-

PAIN MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE (METHOXYFLUR ANE)

27

3

39

0

7

-

71

-

Provide pain management (PUAEME005A)

31

3

101

8

-

1

1

-

RESUSCITATION CERTIFICATE

-

-

0

0

-

-

9

RESUSCITATION [AID]

-

-

1,811

0

-

-

-

-

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR](HLTAID001)

-

39,894

2,316

10,139

-

-

-

-

SILVER MEDALLION ADVANCED FIRST AID

1

-

0

0

-

-

-

-

SILVER MEDALLION ADVANCED FIRST AID [AID]

3

-

24

0

-

-

-

-

Provide advanced first aid (HLTAID006)

-

106

87

0

-

-

-

-

SPINAL MANAGEMENT

696

47

131

0

413

2

119

-

Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury (PUAEME004A)

729

129

149

12

478

2

2

-

-

-

0

719

-

-

-

-

-

Perform rescue from a live LV Panel (UETTDRRF06B) AERIAL/HELICOPTER AWARDS HELICOPTER CREW CERTIFICATE

-

-

0

0

-

-

-

Undertake Helicopter Safety and Escape (PUAOHS214B)

-

-

36

15

-

-

-

-

Utilise emergency breathing systems (AVIF2015A)

-

-

23

9

-

-

-

-

-

16

7

0

-

-

-

-

29

-

2

0

23

1

2

8 7

TR AINING AND ASSESSING CERTIFICATE III IN PUBLIC SAFETY (AQUATIC SEARCH AND RESCUE) CERTIFICATE IV IN TR AINING AND ASSESSMENT Provide work skill Instruction(TAEDEL301A)

197

-

76

0

158

3

1

Make a presentation (BSBCMM401A)

197

-

76

0

160

3

1

-

-

-

0

0

85

1

-

9

Participate in assessment validation (TAEASS403A) Participate in assessment validation (TAEASS403B)

81

-

85

0

-

-

1

9

Plan assessment activities and processes (TAEASS401B)

81

-

86

0

85

1

2

-

-

-

85

0

-

1

-

9

Assess competence (TAEASS402B) JUNIOR ACTIVIT Y AWARDS SURF AWARE ONE

3,731

-

1,227

0

929

SURF AWARE TWO

3,217

-

1,185

0

1,008

SURF PL AY ONE

3,582

-

968

0

400

SURF PL AY TWO

3,512

-

1,086

0

659

2

2

965

-

872

-

599

-

870

-

SURF SAFE ONE

2,587

-

1,041

0

1,035

1

831

-

SURF SAFE TWO

2,173

-

967

0

958

3

734

-

SURF SMART ONE

1,846

-

804

0

863

1

607

-

SURF SMART TWO

1,588

-

714

0

722

5

553

-

112


SA MEMBER COMM.

TAS NT MEMBER COMM. MEMBER COMM.

TOTAL TOTAL MEMBER COMMERCIAL

GRAND TOTAL

8

0

8

203

374

17

4

12

291

4,010

1,313

5,323

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,524

16,993

18,517

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

3,272

3,272

-

-

-

-

-

-

44

0

44

1,733

176

401

22

73

59

28,113

451

28,564

205

557

4

-

9

295

1,503

858

2,361

-

-

-

-

1

-

9

0

9

11

10

-

-

-

-

155

13

168

11

11

-

-

-

-

144

23

167

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

0

9

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,811

0

1,811

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,316

50,033

52,349

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

0

1

15

1

-

-

-

-

42

1

43

-

-

-

-

-

-

87

106

193

26

4

1

-

5

12

1,391

65

1,456

28

14

1

-

6

13

1,393

170

1,563

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

719

719

6

-

-

-

-

-

6

0

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

36

15

51

-

-

-

-

-

-

23

9

32

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

16

23

5

5

1

-

2

1

64

15

79

19

11

18

1

-

-

469

22

491

16

10

18

1

1

1

469

15

484

-

-

-

-

2

-

87

10

97

8

19

20

1

-

-

195

29

224

8

19

19

1

2

1

283

22

305

-

-

-

-

-

-

85

10

95

326

-

74

-

17

1

7,269

1

7,270

229

4

82

-

14

2

6,607

8

6,615

207

-

13

-

13

-

5,782

0

5,782

187

-

19

-

3

-

6,336

2

6,338

258

-

66

-

17

1

5,835

2

5,837

237

-

84

-

8

1

5,161

4

5,165

234

1

68

-

5

-

4,427

2

4,429

216

2

49

-

11

-

3,853

7

3,860

113

119,711 EMERGENCY CARE AWARDS

1,798 TRAINING AND ASSESSING AWARDS

45,296 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

15/16 TOTAL 14/15 TOTAL % CHANGE

National Medal

32

26

4

-

3

-

-

65

50

30%

National Medal—Clasp

5

-

6

-

4

-

-

15

10

50%

TOTAL

37

26

10

0

7

0

0

80

60

33.33%

5 Year National Patrol Service Award

180

149

49

143

104

17

-

642

253

153.75%

NATIONAL MEDAL

PATROL SERVICE AWARDS

10 Year National Patrol Service Award

202

78

14

55

35

14

1

399

182

119.23%

15 Year National Patrol Service Award

16

20

5

13

19

7

-

80

85

5.88%

20 Year National Patrol Service Award

56

13

6

-

15

2

3

95

31

206.45%

25 Year National Patrol Service Award

11

7

-

-

8

1

-

27

14

92.86%

30 Year National Patrol Service Award

22

2

-

-

5

1

-

30

5

500%

35 Year National Patrol Service Award

4

2

-

-

1

1

-

8

2

300%

40 Year National Patrol Service Award

12

1

1

1

2

-

-

17

1

1600%

45 Year National Patrol Service Award

-

2

-

-

-

1

-

3

0

300%

50 Year National Patrol Service Award

4

-

1

-

-

-

-

5

4

25%

507

274

76

212

189

44

4

1306

577

126.34%

25 Year Long Service Award

87

17

10

5

11

1

-

131

88

48.87%

TOTAL LONG SERVICE AWARDS (MEMBERSHIP)

30 Year Long Service Award

52

10

9

2

12

1

-

86

61

40.98%

40 Year Long Service Award

51

6

8

6

13

-

-

84

44

90.91%

50 Year Long Service Award

47

6

18

5

11

2

-

89

93

-4.30%

60 Year Long Service Award

23

5

5

1

1

-

-

35

42

-16.66%

70 Year Long Service Award

11

-

-

-

1

-

-

12

8

50%

75 Year Long Service Award

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

3

5

-40%

80 Year Long Service Award

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

274

44

50

19

49

4

0

440

341

29.03%

5 Year Officiating Service Certificate

12

3

1

-

-

-

-

16

47

-65.96%

10 Year Officiating Service Certificate

10

5

-

-

-

-

-

15

21

-28.57%

15 Year Officiating Service Certificate

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

12

-83.33%

TOTAL OFFICIATING SERVICE AWARDS

20 Year Officiating Service Certificate

3

3

-

1

-

1

-

8

8

0%

25 Year Officiating Service Certificate

1

5

-

-

-

-

-

6

3

100%

30 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

35 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

40 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

1

-100%

45 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

50 Year Officiating Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

28

16

1

1

0

1

0

47

92

-48.91%

TOTAL

114


NSW

QLD

VIC

WA

SA

TAS

NT

15/16 TOTAL 14/15 TOTAL % CHANGE

COACHING SERVICE AWARDS 5 Year Coaching Service Certificate

4

2

-

-

-

-

-

6

22

10 Year Coaching Service Certificate

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

4

8

-72.73% -50%

15 Year Coaching Service Certificate

1

-

-

-

-

-

1

3

-66.66%

20 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

25 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0% 200%

30 Year Coaching Service Certificate

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

2

0

35 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

40 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

45 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

50 Year Coaching Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

TOTAL

9

4

0

0

0

0

0

13

33

-60.61%

5 Year Assessing Service Certificate

6

7

1

4

-

-

-

18

25

-28%

10 Year Assessing Service Certificate

2

4

-

7

-

-

-

13

10

30%

15 Year Assessing Service Certificate

3

2

-

4

-

-

-

9

15

-40%

1

ASSESSING SERVICE AWARDS

20 Year Assessing Service Certificate

1

1

-

25 Year Assessing Service Certificate

3

-

-

-

-

-

3

9

-66.66%

-

-

-

3

5

-40%

30 Year Assessing Service Certificate

2

-

-

1

-

-

-

3

3

0%

35 Year Assessing Service Certificate

-

2

-

2

-

-

-

4

1

300%

40 Year Assessing Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

1

-100%

45 Year Assessing Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

1

-100%

50 Year Assessing Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

17

16

1

19

0

0

0

53

70

-24.29%

5 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

13

84

-

-

-

-

-

97

21

361.90%

10 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

2

9

-

3

-

-

-

14

3

366.66%

15 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

TOTAL AGE MANAGER SERVICE AWARDS

20 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

25 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0% -100%

30 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

1

35 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

40 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

45 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

50 Year National Age Manager Service Certificate

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0%

TOTAL

15

93

0

3

0

0

0

111

25

344%

GR AND TOTAL

887

473

138

254

245

49

4

2050

1198

71.19%

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S EC TION 07 SLS ENTITIES


SLS ENTITIES SLS ENTITIES

NATIONAL 12 NATIONAL, STATE AND TERRITORY CENTRES, SLSA SUBSIDIARIES, FOUNDATION 312 clubs 17 branches 85 support operations groups 69 Australian Lifeguard Service operations 495 SLS entities/groups

NEW SOUTH WALES 129 CLUBS, 11 BRANCHES, 28 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 20 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARDS SERVICES 129 CLUBS

Coledale SLSC

Long Reef SLSC

Austinmer SLSC

Collaroy SLSC

Macksville–Scotts Head SLSC

Avalon Beach SLSC

Coogee SLSC

MacMasters Beach SLSC

Avoca Beach SLSC

Cooks Hill SLSC

Manly LSC

Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore SLSC

Copacabana SLSC

Maroubra SLSC

Batemans Bay SLSC

Corrimal SLSC

Merewether SLSC

Bellambi SLSC

Cronulla SLSC

Minnie Water–Wooli SLSC

Bellinger Valley–North Beach SLSC

Crowdy Head SLSC

Mollymook SLSC

Bermagui SLSC

Cudgen Headland SLSC

Mona Vale SLSC

Bilgola Beach SLSC

Dee Why SLSC

Moruya SLSC

Birubi Point SLSC

Dixon Park SLSC

Nambucca Heads SLSC

Blackhead SLSC

Elouera SLSC

Narooma SLSC

Bondi SBLSC

Era SLSC

Narrabeen SLSC

Bronte SLSC

Evans Head–Casino SLSC

Newcastle SLSC

Broulee Surfers SLSC

Fairy Meadow SLSC

Newport SLSC

Brunswick SLSC

Fingal Beach SLSC

Nobbys SLSC

Bulli SLSC

Fingal Rovers SLSC

North Avoca SLSC

Bungan Beach SLSC

Forster SLSC

North Bondi SLSC

Burning Palms SLSC

Freshwater SLSC

North Cronulla SLSC

Byron Bay SLSC

Garie SLSC

North Curl Curl SLSC

Cabarita Beach SLSC

Gerringong SLSC

North Entrance SLSC

Camden Haven SLSC

Hat Head SLSC

North Narrabeen SLSC

Cape Hawke SLSC

Helensburgh Stanwell Park SLSC

North Palm Beach SLSC

Catherine Hill Bay SLSC

Kempsey–Crescent Head SLSC

North Steyne SLSC

Caves Beach SLSC

Kiama SLSC

North Wollongong SLSC

Clovelly SLSC

Kiama Downs SLSC

Nowra Culburra SLSC

Coalcliff SLSC

Killcare SLSC

Ocean Beach SLSC

Coffs Harbour SLSC

Lennox Head–Alstonville SLSC

Pacific Palms SLSC

118


NEW SOUTH WALES 129 CLUBS, 11 BRANCHES, 28 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 20 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARDS SERVICES Palm Beach SLSC

Warilla–Barrack Point SLSC

North Coast Branch—RWC

Pambula SLSC

Warriewood SLSC

South Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Port Kembla SLSC

Wauchope–Bonny Hills SLSC

South Coast Branch—RWC

Port Macquarie SLSC

Whale Beach SLSC

Surf Life Saving NSW State—Duty Officers

Queenscliff SLSC

Windang SLSC

Surf Rescue 30

Red Rock–Corindi SLSC

Wollongong City SLSC

Surf Rescue 40

Redhead SLSC

Woolgoolga SLSC

Surf Rescue 50

Salt SLSC

Woonona SLSC

Sydney Branch–Duty Officers

Sandon Point SLSC

Yamba SLSC

Sydney Branch–RWC service

Sawtell SLSC

11 BR ANCHES

Surf Life Saving NSW SurfCom Team

Scarborough–Wombarra SLSC

Central Coast Branch

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch–CISM TIPS

Shellharbour SLSC

Far North Coast Branch

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch—Duty Officers

Shelly Beach SLSC

Far South Coast Branch

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch—RWC Service

Shoalhaven Heads SLSC

Hunter Branch

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch—Duty Officers

Soldiers Beach SLSC

Illawarra Branch

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch—RWC Service

South Curl Curl SLSC

Lower North Coast Branch

20 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

South Maroubra SLSC

Mid North Coast Branch

Ballina Shire Council

South Narrabeen SLSC

North Coast Branch

Bega Valley Shire Council

South West Rocks SLSC

South Coast Branch

Bellingen Shire Council

Stockton SLSC

Sydney Branch

Byron Shire Council

Sussex Inlet SLSC

Sydney Northern Beaches Branch

Cape Byron Trust

Swansea Belmont SLSC

28 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Clarence Valley Council

Tacking Point SLSC

Central Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Great Lakes Council

Tamarama SLSC

Central Coast Branch—RWC Group

Greater Taree City Council

Taree–Old Bar SLSC

Far North Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Kempsey Shire Council

Tathra SLSC

Far North Coast Branch—RWC

Magenta Resort & Country Club Lifeguard Service

Tea Gardens–Hawks Nest SLSC

Far South Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Munmorah State Conservation Area

Terrigal SLSC

Far South Coast Branch—RWC

Nambucca Shire Council

The Entrance SLSC

Hunter Branch—RWC

Parramatta City Council

The Lakes SLSC

Hunter Branch—Duty Officers

Pittwater Council

Thirroul SLSC

Illawarra Branch—Duty Officers

Port Stephens Council

Toowoon Bay SLSC

Illawarra Branch—RWC Team

Richmond Valley Council

Towradgi SLSC

Lower North Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Royal National Park Sydney

Umina SLSC

Lower North Coast—RWC

Salt Resort Lifeguard Service

Urunga SLSC

Mid North Coast Branch—Duty Officers

Shoalhaven City Council

Wamberal SLSC

Mid North Coast Branch—RWC

Tweed Shire Council

Wanda SLSC

North Coast Branch—Duty Officers

119


SLS ENTITIES SLS ENTITIES

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

Moore Park SLSC

Gold Coast Duty Officers

Agnes Water SLSC

Mudjimba SLSC

Gold Coast JRB Service

Alexandra Headland SLSC

Nobbys Beach SLSC

Gold Coast Surfcom

Arcadian SLSC

Noosa Heads SLSC

SLSQ RWC–Gold Coast

Ayr SLSC

North Burleigh SLSC

SLSQ RWC–Sunshine Coast

Bilinga SLSC

North Kirra SLSC

Sunshine Coast—Duty Officers

Bowen SLSC

Northcliffe SLSC

Sunshine Coast JRB Service

Bribie Island SLSC

Pacific SLSC

Sunshine Coast Surfcom

Broadbeach SLSC

Palm Beach SLSC

Bundaberg SLSC

Peregian Beach SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service Gold Coast

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC

Point Lookout SLSC

Cairns SLSC

Port Douglas SLSC

Coochiemudlo Island SLSC

Rainbow Bay SLSC

20 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Coolangatta SLSC

Rainbow Beach SLSC

Brisbane City Council

Coolum Beach SLSC

Redcliffe Peninsula SLSC

Bundaberg Regional Council

Currumbin SLSC

Sarina SLSC

Burdekin Shire Council

Dicky Beach SLSC

Southport SLSC

Cairns Regional Council

Eimeo SLSC

Sunshine Beach SLSC

Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Elliott Heads SLSC

Surfers Paradise SLSC

City Parklands Transition Services

Ellis Beach SLSC

Tallebudgera SLSC

Douglas Shire Council

Emu Park SLSC

Tannum Sands SLSC

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Etty Bay SLSC

Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC

Gladstone Regional Council

Forrest Beach SLSC

Tugun SLSC

Gold Coast City Council

Hervey Bay SLSC

Tweed Heads Coolangatta SLSC

Gympie Regional Council

Kawana Waters SLSC

Yeppoon SLSC

Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Kirra SLSC

6 BR ANCHES

Livingstone Shire Council

Kurrawa SLSC

North Barrier Branch

Mackay Regional Council

Mackay SLSC

North Queensland Branch

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Marcoola SLSC

Point Danger Branch

Noosa Shire Council

Maroochydore SLSC

South Coast Branch

Redland City Council

Mermaid Beach SLSC

Sunshine Coast Branch

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC

Wide Bay Capricorn Branch

Townsville City Council

Miami Beach SLSC

12 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Whitsunday Regional Council

Mission Beach SLSC

Brisbane Lifesaving Service

Mooloolaba SLSC

Cairns Offshore Rescue Boat Service

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service– Sunshine Coast

120


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

Mount Martha LSC

Marine Rescue—Hastings

Altona LSC

Ocean Grove SLSC

Marine Rescue—Mallacoota

Anglesea SLSC

Point Leo SLSC

Marine Rescue—Mornington

Apollo Bay SLSC

Point Lonsdale SLSC

Marine Rescue—Port Campbell

Aspendale LSC

Port Campbell SLSC

Marine Rescue—Port Fairy

Bancoora SLSC

Port Fairy SLSC

Marine Rescue—Port Melbourne

Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC

Port Melbourne LSC

Marine Rescue—Portland

Beaumaris LSC

Portland SLSC

Marine Rescue—Waratah

Black Rock LSC

Portsea SLSC

Marine Rescue—Woodside

Bonbeach LSC

Rosebud & McCrae LSC

Mt Martha—RWC Service

Brighton LSC

Sandridge LSC

Northern Port Phillip—RWC Service

Cape Paterson SLSC

Sandringham LSC

Seaspray RWC Service

Carrum SLSC

Seaford LSC

Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad

Chelsea Longbeach SLSC

Seaspray SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter—Geelong

Dromana Bay LSC

Sorrento SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter—Melbourne

Edithvale LSC

South Melbourne LSC

14 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Elwood LSC

St Kilda LSC

Bass Coast Shire Council

Fairhaven SLSC

Torquay SLSC

Borough of Queenscliffe

Frankston LSC

Venus Bay SLSC

City of Greater Geelong

Gunnamatta SLSC

Waratah Beach SLSC

City of Warrnambool

Half Moon Bay SLSC

Warrnambool SLSC

Colac Otway Shire Council

Hampton LSC

Williamstown Swimming and LSC

East Gippsland Shire Council

Inverloch SLSC

Wonthaggi LSC

Glenelg Shire Council

Jan Juc SLSC

Woodside Beach SLSC

Mildura Council

Kennett River SLSC

Woolamai Beach SLSC

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

SLS Lakes Entrance

Wye River SLSC

Moyne Shire Council

Lorne SLSC

20 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Parks Victoria

Mallacoota SLSC

Bass RWC Service

South Gippsland Shire Council

Mentone LSC

Bellarine RWC Service

Surf Coast Shire Council

Mildura LSC

Central Port Phillip RWC Service

Wellington Shire Council

Mordialloc LSC

Frankston RWC Service

Mornington LSC

LSV Comms

121


SLS ENTITIES SLS ENTITIES

WESTERN AUSTRALIA 29 CLUBS, 11 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 10 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICES 29 CLUBS

North Cottesloe SLSC

South West Support Operations

Albany SLSC

Port Bouvard SLSC

SLSWA Emergency Response Beacons

Binningup SLSC

Port Walcott SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service

Broome SLSC

Quinns Mindarie SLSC

SLSWA Surfcom

Busselton SLSC

Scarboro SLSC

10 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Champion Bay SLSC

Secret Harbour SLSC

City of Albany

City of Bunbury SLSC

Smiths Beach SLSC

City of Greater Geraldton

City of Perth SLSC

Sorrento SLSC

City of Joondalup

Coogee Beach SLSC

Swanbourne Nedlands SLSC

Cottesloe SLSC

Trigg Island SLSC

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

Dalyellup Beach SLSC

Yanchep SLSC

City of Wanneroo

Denmark SLSC

11 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Rottnest Island Authority

Dongara–Denison SLSC

Kimberley Support Operations

Shire of Broome

Esperance–Goldfields SLSC

Esperance–Goldfields Support Operations

Shire of Busselton

Floreat SLSC

Great Southern Support Operations

Town of Cambridge

Fremantle SLSC

Mid West Support Operations

Town of Cottesloe

Geraldton SLSC

North Metropolitan Support Operations

Mandurah SLSC

Peel Support Operations

Mullaloo SLSC

South Metropolitan Support Operations

NORTHERN TERRITORY 3 CLUBS, 1 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUP, 2 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICES 4 CLUBS

1 SUPPORT OPER ATION

2 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Darwin SLSC

Westpac Offshore Rescue Boat Service

Darwin City Council

Gove Peninsula SLSC

Darwin Waterfront Corporation

Mindil Beach SLSC

122


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

Normanville SLSC

5 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

Aldinga Bay SLSC

North Haven SLSC

SLSSA JRB Service

Brighton SLSC

Port Elliot SLSC

SLSSA RWC Service

Chiton Rocks SLSC

Port Noarlunga SLSC

SLSSA State Duty Officers

Christies Beach SLSC

Robe SLSS

SLSSA SurfCom

Elizabeth LSC

Seacliff SLSC

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service

Glenelg SLSC

Semaphore SLSC

2 LIFEGUARD SERVICES

Goolwa Surf Life Saving Service

Somerton SLSC

Alexandria Council

Grange SLSC

South Port SLSC

Holdfast Bay City

Henley SLSC

West Beach SLSC

Moana SLSC

Whyalla SLSC

TASMANIA 14 CLUBS, 8 SUPPORT OPERATIONS GROUPS, 1 AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD SERVICE 14 CLUBS

Launceston LSC

Kingborough Volunteer Marine Rescue

Bicheno SLSC

Penguin SLSC

Tamar Sea Rescue

Boat Harbour SLSC

Port Sorell SLSC

Surf Life Saving Tas JRB Service

Bridport SLSC

Scamander SLSC

Surf Life Saving Tas RWC Service

Burnie SLSC

Somerset SLSC

Ulverstone Volunteer Marine Rescue

Carlton Park SLSC

Ulverstone SLSC

Wynyard Volunteer Marine Rescue

Clifton Beach SLSC

8 SUPPORT OPER ATIONS

1 LIFEGUARD SERVICE

Devonport SLSC

Dodges Ferry Sea Rescue

Clarence City Council

Kingston Beach SLSC

Freycinet Volunteer Marine Rescue

123


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 recurrence. 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 n mi offshore or inland up to five times the width of the inlet/river. CWG The SLSA commercial working group. 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. lifesaving service A service that exists to provide aquatic safety services to the public. patrolled location A location supervised constantly or periodically by a lifesaving service.

preventive action Where intervention by a lifesaving resource averts a person/s from getting into a potentially lifethreatening situation. rescue Where intervention by a lifesaving resource removes a person/s from a lifethreatening 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. SurfCom SLS radio communications centre that assists in managing the communications of lifesaving operations and data collection. total service plan An assessment of current and future lifesaving resources, national blackspots, hotspots and trends.

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CO M M O N AC R O N Y M S ACNC Australian Charities and Not-forprofit Commission ACPSG Australian Coastal Public Safety Guidelines (SLSA) AEMI Australian Emergency Management Institute AEMVF Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum ALS Australian Lifeguard Service ARC Australian Resuscitation Council ASC Australian Sports Commission CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation DSC Development Standing Committee 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 Watercraft (sometimes called a Personal Watercraft) SHR Surf Hazard Rating SLS Surf Life Saving SLSA Surf Life Saving Australia SLSF Surf Life Saving Foundation SSC Sports Standing Committee


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S U RF LIFE SAVIN G AUS TR A LI A HI G HLI G HT S 2 015 –16

13,034 FIRST AID TREATMENTS

1,408,560 PREVENTIVE ACTIONS

60,369 1,017 MISSIONS

VOLUNTEER HOURS ON PATROL

MEMBERS 7,133 MEDALLIONS

16,800

OVER 1,232 HOURS OF FLYING

DURING FINALS DAY AT THE AUSSIES

15,000

AUSSIES COMPETITORS

BEACHSAFE

$21.2 MILLION

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