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 full-time staff, as well as a significant number of casual lifeguards, trainers and community education program instructors.

Current Positions

Operations Controller

The Operations Controller is the command, coordination, and communication representative for all SLSWA incident response. The role ensures appropriate SLSWA assets are mobilized in response to an incident, and liaises with emergency services in support of a joint public safety initiative.

See the Position Description and Video for further information about the role.

Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to

Applications close 8am (WST) Monday 21 December 2020.

South West Lifeguards

  • Meelup
  • Bunker Bay
  • Yallingup
  • Smiths Beach
  • Margaret River

Do you want to work in one of the best “offices” within WA? We are currently looking for Lifeguards to patrol beaches in the SOUTH WEST!

More information & apply here.

If you have any questions about being a SLSWA Lifeguard please contact the Lifesaving team on 9207 6666 or

Casual Instructors: SurfBabies & SurfKids

SurfBabies and SurfKids are fun, interactive 6 week, Saturday morning programs aimed at children from 2-7 years of age and their parents to increase awareness, confidence and safety at the beach.

Series 2: 6 February – 13 March 2021

Surf Life Saving WA are looking for Instructors to run these programs. So if you are over 17 years, have experience working with children and your SRC or Bronze Medallion qualification, apply now!

Applicants must be available to commit to the six weeks.

Apply by sending your CV to Jacqui O’Rourke, SLSWA School Education and Community Officer