Surf Life Saving in Western Australia is a volunteer-based not-for-profit community service association and is the key agency for beach safety in WA.

Surf Life Saving WA provides an essential educational and emergency rescue service to all users of West Australian beaches and plays a fundamental role in building healthy communities.

We employ 35 permanent staff, as well as a significant number of casual lifeguards, trainers and community education program instructors.

Current Positions Available

Fundraising Administration Officer

The Fundraising Administration Officer is a vital part of the Donor Care team within the Corporate Services Department and reports to the Fundraising and Philanthropy Supervisor.

As the first point of contact for donors and prospective supporters, the Fundraising Administration Officer delivers consistent customer service with compassion.

This role is also instrumental in the smooth running of the administrative functions of the department, and delivering efficiencies that will improve processes for effective fundraising within the team.

Applications close Tuesday, 9 November 2021.

Download the Position Description here. Apply via Seek.

SurfCom Operations Controllers

SurfCom is the centralised communications, control and services coordination team based out of Surf Life Saving WA’s head office in Balcatta. SurfCom are responsible for overseeing all operational lifesaving services, including on-beach, on-water and aerial patrols using a range of technologies. During a shift, this may include assisting patrols by liaising with other emergency services, tasking resources, logging rescues and reporting incidents.

SurfCom is operational from 6.00am – 6.00pm, Monday to Sunday, between October and April. All roles are seasonal with some casual opportunities available. Hours are part time to full time and while start and finish times vary, shifts never commence before 5.45am, nor do they conclude after 6.15pm.

SurfCom are required to hold the following qualifications:

  • SLSA Bronze Medallion award or Certificate II in Public Safety Aquatic Rescue (Desirable)
  • SLSA First Aid award AIDHLT011 – Provide First Aid (Essential)
  • SLSA Advanced Resuscitation Techniques award or HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (Desirable)
  • SLSA Pain Management award (Desirable)
  • WA Working with Children Check (Essential)
  • Police clearance (Essential)
  • Current/active Surf Life Saving Club member (Highly Desirable)

If you would like to learn more about joining the SurfCom team for the 2021/22 season, complete the Expression of Interest form located here.


We are currently recruiting Lifeguards for the 2021/22 season. For further information and to apply, click here!

Casual Instructors – SurfBabies & SurfKids Programs

SurfBabies and SurfKids are fun, interactive 6-week programs, aimed at children from 2-7 years of age and their parents, to increase awareness, confidence and safety at the beach. The programs are run on a Saturday morning, with series dates as follows:

Series 1: 6 November  – 11 December 2021
Series 2: 5 February – 12 March 2022

Surf Life Saving WA is looking for Instructors to run these programs. Applicants must be over 17 years, be enthusiastic and have experience working with children, possess a current WWC and SRC or Bronze Medallion qualification.

Apply by sending your CV to Jacqui O’Rourke, School Education and  Community Officer, Surf Life Saving WA.

Please note, applicants can apply to work for both series or just one, however, they must be available to commit to the six weeks of the series they are applying for.