As a not for profit community-based organisation, Surf Life Saving WA relies heavily on the generous 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.
Ampol is proud to be a national partner of Surf Life Saving Australia, the world’s largest volunteer organisation. Established in 1907, Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority, with a network of more than 44,000 volunteers who oversee 314 beaches on Australia’s coastline and rescue more than 10,000 people every year.
The partnership sees the two iconic Australian brands join forces to help deliver safer beaches and to save lives, and underpins Ampol’s commitment to being a positive contributor in the communities where it operates, and to use its scale, network and employee base to improve the lives of all Australians.
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.
Isuzu UTE Australia, home to the award-winning Isuzu D-MAX Ute and 7-seat MU-X SUV, is taking their safety-centric approach to a whole new level, as a Major National Partner and the Official Automotive Supplier of Surf Life Saving Australia.
At the heart of every Isuzu vehicle lies over 100 years of automotive experience and the tried and tested tough truck DNA—making them the pragmatic choice for SLSA with its proven reputation for durability and reliability. Providing our lifesavers across the country with a fleet of D-MAX and MU-X’s, Isuzu UTE Australia is proud to support SLSA’s mission and commitment to keeping our beaches safe.
Westpac has been proudly partnering with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) for more than four decades since the inception of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service (WLRHS) in 1973. It is one of the longest corporate community partnerships in Australia.
The WLRHS is a vital extension of SLSA’s front line services operating in Southern NSW, QLD, VIC, WA, SA and a rescue boat in the NT. The national operation also incorporates the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Northern NSW and Tasmanian Services.
Over 300 rescue professionals and volunteers make up the national operation, which has 15 helicopters and one rescue boat across 13 bases. During summer, the Service covers over 84% of the Australian population and to date, the WLRHS has performed more than 80,000 missions across Australia, with no one ever having to pay to be rescued.
WA Major Partners
“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.” – Ralph Addis, Executive Director, Healthway
“Woodside Energy and Surf Life Saving WA share a deep commitment to safety. Woodside Energy has supported Surf Life Saving WA as Safety Partner since 2012, providing essential safety equipment and supporting the development and enhancement of the beach camera network.
In 2019 Woodside extended its partnership to include the nationally recognised Woodside Nippers Program. Through our support, Surf Life Saving WA is training the lifesavers of tomorrow. Nippers build their confidence on the coast through surf awareness, beach safety training, and basic first aid.” – Woodside Energy
WA Community Partners
“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
“SMCFWA have been supporting SLSWA in their Toad and Rise Up Camps for the past seven years. We believe these camps provide the young teen Surf Lifesavers a chance to develop and grow their leadership and team work skills. These skills are a genuine asset that can assist in all areas of their lives and further develop the strength of Surf Life Saving in WA. We look forward to supporting these two worthy camps and Surf Life Saving WA in the future.” – Board, SMCFWA
WA Supporting Partners
“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
“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
WA Government Partners
“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.” – Darren Klemm, Commissioner, DFES
“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 Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
“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.” – Ralph Addis, CEO, Lotterywest