Awards of Excellence

The Surf Life Saving WA Awards of Excellence recognise the achievements and contributions of members and clubs across a range of categories and areas of surf life saving, including Lifesaver of the Year, Open Athlete of the Year, Woodside Nippers Program Volunteer of the Year and the highly sought-after Club of the Year title.

A number of the award category winners go on to represent Western Australia at the annual Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence.

Watch the online 2020 SLSWA Awards of Excellence here.

Check out the 2019 Award recipients here.

Nipper & Youth Awards

The Surf Life Saving WA Nipper & Youth Awards acknowledge and celebrate the commitments and successes of the movement’s younger members across some of the key areas of surf life saving.

The inaugural awards, presented by the Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA, were held in 2020. Due to the COVID-9 restrictions, the presentations were delivered via an online ceremony.

Check out the 2020 award recipients and view the online presentation ceremony here!

Read the Media Release here.

Coastal Bravery Awards

The Coastal Bravery Awards presented by Surf Life Saving WA, celebrate and recognise those who display selflessness and bravery whilst endeavouring to save the life of another on the West Australian coast.

These awards are open to members of SLSWA, emergency services personnel and the broader WA community.

More information about nominations and recipients can be found at