Western Australia has Australia’s longest stretch of coastline – and it keeps our volunteer lifesavers flat out.
We’re still losing lives on our WA coast … but we won’t stop until there are zero preventable drowning deaths.
Swimming at patrolled beaches is always the safest option. But our lifesavers can’t be everywhere. And with so many beautiful beaches along our vast coastline, we understand why people do swim in locations where lifesavers aren’t on patrol.
That’s why we are about to trial exciting new technology to deliver a unique lifesaving service to the most high-risk coastal locations.
This technology will allow you to communicate directly with Surf Life Saving WA when you spot someone in danger or see someone who needs help in the surf or on the beach.
If you see a swimmer in distress or witness a beach emergency and don’t have phone coverage, you’ll be able to push the SurfAlert emergency button to instantly link to an operator who will immediately relay vital information and dispatch a rescue service.
Your donation will help upgrade SurfAlert to allow us to communicate warnings to you as well. So in unpatrolled locations – you and your loved ones won’t unknowingly put yourself in harm’s way.
You’ll be alerted in real-time about dangers and hazards such as shark sightings and rips when our lifesavers can’t be there to tell you themselves.
By speeding up response times to emergency situations, lives will be saved.
Your support today will help keep WA beachgoers safe, even when our lifesavers can’t be on the beach.