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Pool Lifeguard Re-accreditation Course

Its time to book your Pool Lifeguard re-accreditation. All Pool Lifeguard re-accreditation's successfully completed with us include HLTAID001 provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Have a look at the link below for a course convenient to you, or we can come to your facility to run tailored courses that are designed around your facility and the skills of your staff.

Royal Life Saving Queensland in the oldest life saving society in Queensland and the aquatic industry peak body.

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Free In-Service Training

As the peak industry body in water safety and education, Royal Life Saving is pleased to announce our free in-service training program for Pool Lifeguards holding a current Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard or Bronze Medallion certificate.

The Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO) detail that Lifeguards are required to complete quarterly in-service training. To assist the industry and promote aquatic safety, Royal Life Saving is offering to solve your in-service training requirements.

We have scheduled free training sessions monthly at locations on Brisbane North and South. Morning and afternoon sessions are available on each day. Each month we will be covering a different topic with both theory and practical components.
Click on the button below to confirm times and locations.

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KEEP WATCH this Summer

Royal Life Saving have released a new report on the trends in child drowning over 25 years, to co-inside with the launch of this summers 'Keep Watch' campaign. The reports reveals:

The Keep Watch campaign is a campaign run by Royal Life Saving to help reduce child drownings. It has four key actions to prevent your child from drowning, these are: These are not individual strategies but should be used together for maximum safety – if one line of defence fails there are other prevention measures actively working to prevent your child from drowning.

Download the report here.
For more information, click here.

Overseas Born Drowning

Research from Royal Life Saving indicates that 27% of all drowning deaths over the last ten years involved people who were born overseas.

86% of these were living in Australia at the time (immigrants). Adults accounted for 97% of these drownings. People born in Taiwan, South Korea and Ireland were found to have the highest risk of drowning (per 100,000 population residing in Australia).

Although Queensland accounted for the second highest drownings, about half of these were overseas tourists.

View the latest report on drowning of overseas born people:
Full Report
Summary Report

National Drowning Report

Download the report here

249 Drowning Deaths in Australia

During the 2017/2018 year, the National Drowning Report 2018 indicates 249 people drowned in Australia Waterways. Whilst this is a 14% reduction, Royal Life Saving urges caution.

The Queensland Extract indicates 60 people drowned in Queensland waterways. The breakdown of these drownings are show below.
  • 8 drownings occurred in the age group under 5 years
  • 2 drownings occurred in the age group 5 to 9 years
  • 1 drowning occurred in the age group 10 to 17 years
  • 14 drownings occurred in the age group 18 to 35 years
  • 15 drownings occurred in the age group 35 to 55 years
  • 19 drowning occurred in the age groups 55 years and over

How can you help reduce drowning?

  • In the under 10 years age group:
    • Constant active adult supervision. In almost all drownings in this age group, active adult supervision had lapsed or was entirely lacking
    • Fence the pool and any waterway around children
    • Teach kids water safety and how to swim & survive

    Swimming and survival lessons are an important part of the strategy to prevent drowning, but not the single solution. Royal Life Saving has a fantastic Swim & Survive program (also called Love-2-Swim) which is provided free of charge to registered providers in Queensland. More information can be obtained at this link here

  • In the over 14 years age group, teach kids and adults how to swim, survive and rescue. We recommend a Bronze Medallion Course which teaches swimming, waters safety and general rescue skills. You can enquire or enrol in a Bronze Medallion course now, click here to enquire.
National Drowning Report 2018
National Drowning Report 2018, Queensland Extract
National Drowning Report 2017
National Drowning Report 2017, Queensland Extract


GoodSAM is the world's most advanced emergency alerting and dispatching platform. GoodSAM is set up to work with ambulance and pre-hospital services to enable qualified bystanders to provide life saving care in emergencies. The app enables those with a Royal Life Saving First Aid certificate to register on the app and help the community. GoodSAM is also the world's largest public AED Registry, and have also launched the world’s first mobile AED tracking system.

The app allows alerters to dial the emergency services, and at the same time notify nearby qualified responders (including those with a First Aid certificate) of a medical emergency. By alerting responders of an emergency, GoodSAM connects those in need with those who have the skills to provide critical help before the emergency services arrive.

Royal Life Saving Queensland is the first Queensland organisation to register with GoodSAM. Holders of a current Royal Life Saving Queensland First Aid certificate are able to register as a responder on the app.

Please consider downloading the app and registering as an Alerter or Responder. Click here for more information.

View the map of responders

Swim & Survive

Is your school registered for the Swim and Survive program? Did you know the Swim and Survive program is essentially free of charge?

We provide partners free lesson plans, certificates and support to deliver the swim and survive program. Your school can register to deliver the swim and survive program here. You can also get free resources here.

Swim and Survive FREE workshops

You can register for the workshop or express interest in future workshops here.

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Have more questions, why not contact us.

The Swim and Survive Program is proudly supported by the Queensland State Government



Vacant Positions

We are looking for trainers to join our professional training team and help us deliver quality training. We are seeking two casual trainers for immediate start. Download a Position Description here.

Apply with Resume at this link.

RLSSQ Black Tie Ball

Saturday 6 April 2019 at THE LANDINGS at Dockside
Tickets $170 per person
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Register for Free In-Service Training

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Overseas Born Drowning

View the latest report on drowning of overseas born people
Full Report
Summary Report

Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report Released

During the 2017/2018 year, the National Drowning Report 2018 indicates 249 people drowned in Australia Waterways.

Annual Report

The Society's Annual Report for 2017-18 has been released. You can obtain a copy of the report at this link.

Pool Plant Operator Course

Pool Plant Operator courses, the next courses are:
  • Thursday 28/3/2019 & Friday 29/3/2019
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    Course Brochure.

    Membership Renewal

    Membership renewal is now due. If you are an existing member, please download a membership renewal form here, complete the form and send it back to us.
    Competency Based Trainers will also need to complete a new Trainers Agreement for 2018-19.
    New members, please use this form.

    Members of Queensland Lifeguard League, please complete this form.


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