Safety & Rescue

16 . 12 . 2021

Recruitment for Air & Rescue Crew positions has now started. Candidates will be challenged to demonstrate their mental and physical abilities.

Spotted a shark at the beach? Would you know how to report it?

Our vibrant marine ecosystem here in WA means a range of marine life, including sharks, may be present at your chosen beach. Beachgoers are always encouraged to report a sighting of a shark to ensure necessary actions can be taken by the authorities to help keep other beachgoers safe. These actions could include both clearing […]

Blogs, Safety & Rescue

08 . 12 . 2021

Recruitment for Air & Rescue Crew positions has now started. Candidates will be challenged to demonstrate their mental and physical abilities.

Safety a priority as abalone season opens

Despite no fatalities last season but with rescue numbers alarmingly high, Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) is urging fishers to put personal safety and the safety of friends, family and fellow fishers ahead of their catch as the annual West Coast Zone abalone fishing season opens this weekend. Surf Life Saving WA General Manager Chris […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

30 . 04 . 2021

Photo of Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter flying over beaches

Surf Life Saving WA reports dramatic increase in beach clearances as a result of shark sightings

With a more than 300% increase in the number of people cleared from the water at WA beaches this year due to the presence of sharks, Surf Life Saving WA’s Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service continues to play a vital role in keeping West Australian beachgoers safe. As the service completes its final patrols […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

01 . 04 . 2021

Recruitment for Air & Rescue Crew positions has now started. Candidates will be challenged to demonstrate their mental and physical abilities.

With drownings up, safety takes priority ahead of holiday break

As Western Australia’s coastal and ocean drowning deaths continue to rise, Surf Life Saving WA is imploring people to take heed of warnings and plan appropriately ahead of what is expected to be a warm Easter long weekend and start to the school holidays. “We have seen a 140% increase year to date on last […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

30 . 03 . 2021

Recruitment for Air & Rescue Crew positions has now started. Candidates will be challenged to demonstrate their mental and physical abilities.

Safety class: Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and crew lands at Comet Bay Primary School

Students at Comet Bay Primary School today learnt about how to keep safe at Western Australia’s beaches, as they met the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter crew who patrol the WA coastline. Surf Life Saving WA’s Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service provides a vital free community service to West Australians each year, carrying out […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

24 . 02 . 2021

Recruitment for Air & Rescue Crew positions has now started. Candidates will be challenged to demonstrate their mental and physical abilities.

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

10 . 02 . 2021

Example of a BEN sign

Do you know your local BEN?

In an emergency, timeliness in response is of the utmost importance and in some instances can be the difference between life & death. This is when knowing your local BEN could make all the difference. But what is a BEN? When visiting some West Aussie beaches, you may have noticed the green and red signs […]

Blogs, Safety & Rescue

22 . 01 . 2021

Recruitment for Air & Rescue Crew positions has now started. Candidates will be challenged to demonstrate their mental and physical abilities.

Beach safety urged ahead of Australia Day

With WA’s coastal and ocean drowning deaths currently up 110% on this time last year, with 21 fatalities recorded to date, beachgoers are being urged to exercise caution when heading to the beach this Australia Day. While the Australia Day public holiday falls on Tuesday, Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) is also predicting Monday to […]

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”. […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

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