As a not for profit community focused organisation, Surf Life Saving Western Australia relies heavily on the support of corporate partners and the State Government of Western Australia.
These partners provide much needed financial support to Surf Life Saving WA and allow the development of services and community education programs to ultimately ensure we are Saving Lives and Building Great Communities.
As a Major National Partner of Surf Life Saving Australia, DHL has been helping Surf Lifesavers deliver safer beaches since 2003. DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and transportation industry and shares many core values with Surf Life Saving Australia including speed, passion and a can-do attitude.
Westpac has been proudly partnering with Surf Life Saving Australia for 42 years. In what is the longest corporate community partnership in Australia, Westpac has supported the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS). The oldest civilian search and rescue service in Australia WLRHS has performed more than 70,000 missions nationally. Since its inception in 1973, no one has paid to be rescued. With a rescue fleet of 16 helicopters and 2 rescue boats across 13 bases nationally, the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service is a vital extension of SLSA’s front-line services.
“Safety is paramount for Wesfarmers and so our partnership with Surf Life Saving WA is a natural fit. We both want the people who make up our communities to have a wonderful quality of life and to be able to enjoy it safely. The beach is an integral part of that lifestyle and helping Surf Life Saving WA’s emergency response teams make our beaches safer for everyone is a great way for our company to contribute.” – Alan Carpenter, Executive General Manager, Wesfarmers Limited
“Woodside, like Surf Life Saving WA, places a high value on safety and the wellbeing of communities and the environment. As Surf Life Saving WA’s ‘Safety Partner’, Woodside is proud to have provided sun safe hats and new pocket sized Patrol Procedures Booklet for all patrolling surf lifesavers, long sleeved rash vests for Nipper Water Safety personnel and purpose-designed Personal Flotation Devices for all Inflatable Rescue Boat crews and jet ski operators. The focus of our partnership is on protecting surf lifesavers while they contribute their time and skills to keep the wider community safe at the beach”. – Greg Mogan, Vice President Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, Woodside
“BHP Billiton is proud to be partnering with Surf Life Saving WA to make Western Australian beaches safer for beach users and the surf lifesavers who protect them. The project to upgrade SLSWA’s emergency and rescue communications network to a new state-of-the-art digital system will address communications black and brown spots at some of the State’s most popular beaches. We see the contribution as a strong partnership between two proud supporters of our State, helping to protect the wellbeing of all Western Australian beach-goers. As a member of the WA community for more than 40 years, we want to leave a positive legacy for future generations. We’re proud to get behind initiatives like this to make a difference for the long-term”. – Richard O’Connell – Head of Community and Indigenous Affairs, BHP Billiton Iron Ore
Department of Fire and Emergency Services
“DFES is proud to partner Surf Life Saving WA who share our vision of building a safer community for all Western Australians. We are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers willingly giving countless hours to protecting local communities and helping to make our State a safer place.” – Wayne Gregson APM, Commissioner, DFES
Department of Sport and Recreation
“I want to thank SLSWA for the tremendous work they do in keeping our beaches as safe, fun places for West Australians to enjoy. I am always delighted to watch the growth and sophistication of the surf movement, especially when a new Surf Club is built and comes on board. At DSR we have a strong relationship with SLSWA and I am proud of our involvement in supporting the programs and facilities. In particular I commend all the volunteers that drive “surf” and do such a great job for our community.” – Ron Alexander, Director General, Department of Sport and Recreation
“Healthway is very proud to be a major sponsor of Surf Life Saving WA supporting many thousands of West Australian surf lifesavers and citizens that participate in the SunSmart Surf Sports Program, Pool Rescue, Open Water, Junior, Senior and Country Carnivals and State Championships. Surf Life Saving WA have shown to be great ambassadors and a wonderful vehicle to promote and inform the West Australian Community about the importance of being SunSmart and leading healthy lives.” – Maree De Lacey, Acting Executive Director, Healthway
“Our ground-breaking agreement with SLSWA reflects Lendlease’s commitment to safety in all aspects of its global operations, as well as locally at Alkimos Beach. Western Australia’s unique coastal lifestyle means that water safety is important for everyone, so we are proud to be partnering with SLSWA to deliver the BeachSAFE program – a coastal aquatic safety initiative that will help develop important life skills, and build awareness and confidence in local residents and our broader community. The three year partnership also brings an important SLSWA presence to Alkimos Beach and focuses on saving lives, building community capacity and will mean that Alkimos Beach will become Australia’s first Surf Life Saving endorsed BeachSAFE community. Since the start of the Alkimos Beach programs in February 2015 more than 300 participants have been through the BeachSAFE school and community programs.” – Anthony Rowbottam, General Manager, Lendlease Communities
“Surf Life Saving in Western Australia continues to provide an essential community service that is unique to the Western Australian culture and communities in which they exist and serve. Lotterywest is proud to continue our support of more than 80 years of such an iconic volunteer organisation at both a club and State level to assist our Surf Life Savers keeping our beaches safe.” – Paul Andrew CEO, Lotterywest
“Surf Life Saving has been an important part of my life for over 30 years. It is not until you are placed in a position to assist someone in a life threating position, that you truly understand just how important the work that they do is. It is an honour to play a small part in helping this fantastic organisation continue its great work.” – Grant Lilleyman, Dealer Principal, Metro Motors
“SLSWA is an important part of the community, which provides vital services to the many West Australians and tourists alike who use the beautiful coastlines each year. Crowe Horwath are proud to be associated with such an iconic West Australian organisation.” – Mervyn Kitay, Chief Executive, Crowe Horwath Perth
“Lavan values its partnership with Surf Life Saving WA. We share Surf Life Saving’s vision for developing a safer, stronger and healthier Western Australian community and we are proud to celebrate leadership in Surf Life Saving through our sponsorship of the Club of the Year award. We are committed to continuing our support” – Dean Hely, Managing Partner, Lavan
“Engine is thrilled to be part of WA Surf Life Saving… we have a genuine passion in the growth of surf sports and understand the role it plays in the community and water safety. Our team is passionate about the competitive aspect of surf lifesaving and we look forward to providing them with the latest swimwear technology and apparel. Our focus is simple, that is to provide the highest quality performance swimwear and apparel to surf athletes and clubs in WA.” – Toby Haenen, Managing Director, Engine