The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) is public benevolent institution with Her Majesty The Queen as Commonwealth Patron. The RLSS has a
leadership role in drowning preventon in 27 Commonwealth Countries; the Queensland Branch was established in 1905 and is the oldest life
saving society in Queensland. Our moto ‘Whomsoever you see in distress, recognise in them a fellow human being‘. By joining the RLSSQ, you
are signifying that you desire to be part of a society with royal patronage and for the charitable purpose of drowning preventon.
Please complete the Membership Application form below and forward it to the Society.
- Membership Application Form (new member): Please download and complete the form at
here (New Membership Application).
All new membership applications are subject to approval of the Board of Directors.
- Membership Renewal Form (existing member): Membership renewal is now due. If you are an existing member, please download a membership renewal form
here (Membership Renewal), complete the form and send it back to us.
Competency Based Trainers will also need to complete a new Trainers Agreement for 2018-19.
By registering as a Member, Trainer and/or Assessor, you will be governed by the rules, regulations or laws governing your
conduct as a member of the Society; also to maintain the integrity of the Royal Life Saving Society and strive to achieve it's goals.
join the Society:
Please see above for the forms for each category of membership.
The Membership Options are:
||A person who is a volunteer and/or active in the Society.|
|Includes School Teachers and those who are qualified to train and asess courses and programs other than Competency Based courses.|
|Competency Based Trainer
|Is accredited to deliver Nationally Recognised Training courses.|
||A person who is not active (i.e. as a volunteer, etc) in the Society, but wishes to support the Society.|
|Other membership options
Joining a Club, rather than the Society, may be more suitable to you.
|Another Affiliated Club:
||Please contact one of the Affiliated Clubs directly.
Each Club has different membership criteria and many are based in geographic locations.
|Queensland Lifeguard League Inc:
||The Queensland Lifeguard League is an affiliated Club designed for lifeguards and other life savers,
who are under 18 years of age and/or not associated with an existing Club, and wish to compete in a Royal Life Saving Competitions. Download a membership application form
here and forward it to the Society or the Sport Liaison Officer.
The Society issues newsletters from time to time to allow members (and interested parties) to keep updated on events and activities.
We request that members email articles (with pictures) for consideration for inclusion in our newsletters to us.
You can subscribe to our newsletter mailing list here
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All members of Royal Life Saving Society Queensland are expected to follow the society's policies and procedures that may be released from time to time.
Generally speaking, conduct of a member is expected to be the same as would be expected at a workplace or in a school.
The below policies have been issued by Royal Life Saving Society Australia and are applicable to all branches of the Society.
Specific Policies - Queensland Branch
The following policies have been prepared specifically for Queensland Branch and are issued in a draft status pending approval of the board of directors.
Whilst these policies are mostly applicable to staff, some also apply to members and trainers. These policies are subject to variation pending final approval.
Child Protection Policy - Affiliated Clubs
RLSSQ Policy - Child Protection (Affiliated Clubs)
Raising a Concern
Should a member have a concern (or wish to raise a compliant or dispute), this can be done online at this link
If an individual or organisation breaches Society policy, one or more forms of discipline may be imposed.
These may include a formal warning, making a verbal or written apology, paying a fine, being suspended or de-registered or having a persons membership, appointment or employment terminated.