16 . 06 . 2021

SLSWA's Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service returned to the sky and will continue work in helping keep the WA coastline safe.

SLSWA President recognised for service in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to our President Craig Smith-Gander, who was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this week’s Queen’s Birthday Honours, for significant service to surf lifesaving, to transport logistics and to the community. “I was extremely proud to be recognised in this week’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List with the award of an […]

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24 . 02 . 2021

SLSWA's Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service returned to the sky and will continue work in helping keep the WA coastline safe.

Beach safety propels into Alkimos Beach Primary

Students at Alkimos Beach Primary School held onto their hats last week as they prepared for a beach safety lesson with a difference, welcoming Surf Life Saving WA’s (SLSWA) Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter to the Leatherback Oval at Alkimos Beach. The SLSWA crew presented to students about the important role of the helicopter in keeping […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

20 . 01 . 2021

Abalone fishing at Ocean Reef

Safety a priority as this weekend’s abalone fishing gets go ahead

With this Saturday’s abalone fishing session confirmed to proceed, Surf Life Saving WA’s message remains one of caution following an abalone fishing fatality earlier this month. Weather conditions for this weekend’s third session of the West Coast Zone season, which extends from Busselton Jetty to the Greenough River mouth, have been assessed a “medium risk”. […]

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12 . 01 . 2021

SLSWA's Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service returned to the sky and will continue work in helping keep the WA coastline safe.

Rookies rise to the challenge

Surf Life Saving WA’s inaugural Rookie Lifeguard Program proved an overwhelming success as the first intake of eager recruits hit Surf House last week, ready to tackle a range of activities designed to provide insight and skill development directly related to employment as a Lifeguard and other Support Operations roles within SLSWA. Sessions including underwater […]

24 . 12 . 2020

SLSWA's Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service returned to the sky and will continue work in helping keep the WA coastline safe.

Beach safety urged across holiday season

With the Christmas break shaping up to be a hot one, West Australians are expected to flock to WA’s beaches to cool off with family and friends. However, with coastal drowning deaths up 100% on this time last year, Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) is urging beachgoers to take necessary precautions for themselves and their […]

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11 . 12 . 2020

SLSWA's Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service returned to the sky and will continue work in helping keep the WA coastline safe.

Sharks cause flurry of beach closures along our coast

With the warmer weather now seeing West Australians flocking to our beaches, Surf Life Saving WA is reminding beach-goers to stay alert, with 11 beach closures since Monday due to the presence of sharks, including a 5-metre white shark spotted off Cottesloe this morning. Popular beaches including Mullaloo, Cottesloe, Floreat and Scarborough were all closed; […]

27 . 11 . 2020

SLSWA's Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service returned to the sky and will continue work in helping keep the WA coastline safe.

Tragic week on WA coast prompts warning from Surf Life Saving

After a tragic week on the West Australian coast, with a number of fatalities and a search still underway for a young male who went missing off Scarborough on Monday evening, Surf Life Saving WA is imploring beachgoers to exercise caution when heading to the beach this summer. “We know many people will be recreating […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

20 . 11 . 2020

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Heli

Summer safety set to take off

Beach safety measures in our south-west will kick up a notch next week as Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) aerial and beach patrols ramp up ahead of what’s expected to be a busier than usual summer season. Currently conducting patrols on weekends only, SLSWA’s south-west based Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter will move to daily […]

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08 . 10 . 2020

SLSWA's Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service returned to the sky and will continue work in helping keep the WA coastline safe.

Carcass attracts predators

Following a public report of whale carcass located some 500m off Peppermint Grove Beach, south of Bunbury, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) requested assistance from Surf Life Saving WA’s Westpac Helicopter to locate the carcass. “Given the propensity for these carcasses to attract sharks, being able to locate and track its […]

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