• Water Safety Survey – Townsville
    IF YOU RESIDE IN OR AROUND TOWNSVILLE – WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT Royal Life Saving needs your help in collecting data to further water safety advocacy and reduce drowning in the region. The research study aims to:– Explore where, how often and what you do at aquatic locations in and around Townsville– Explore how far […]
  • Renew your facility’s subscription to the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO)
    A new financial year means it is time to renew your facility’s subscription to the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO)! The GSPO is the recognised national industry standard that describes and makes recommendations as to the appropriate minimum standards of safety that should be attached to the design, ownership and operations of aquatic facilities […]
  • Reconciliation Action Plan
    Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is proud to launch its first Reconciliation Action Plan, taking the challenge to learn, listen and commit to reconciliation with our First Nations people. It is hoped that this journey will influence our staff, volunteers, member organisations and partners to make positive contributions to reconciliation in their communities across […]
  • World Drowning Prevention Day
    ON JULY 25, PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD WILL MARK THE SECOND WORLD DROWNING PREVENTION DAY In April 2021, the United Nations adopted the historic first Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention, recognising the scale of the problem and calling for coordinated action to prevent drowning. Drowning is an issue that affects every nation of the world. […]
  • Royal Life Saving Society Queensland and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Service Agreement Launch
    On Tuesday morning, Ithaca-Caloundra City Life Saving Club played host to the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Service Agreement Launch. Over the course of the morning, we were joined by a few students from STEPS Pathways College who helped demonstrate their newfound water safety skills gained from our Water […]
  • RLSSQ Newsletter Released for Autumn
    Royal Life Saving Queensland releases our summer newsletter. In this newsletter read about: Airlie Beach Lifeguard Club Volunteer Opportunities Job Opportunities Our Trainers Workshop Projects Update Upcoming projects Water STAARS Water Safety Round Table Discussion: Townsville Gold Coast Aquatic Facility Award Swim and Survive 40th Birthday 2022 Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo First Aid for […]
  • 2022 National Water Safety Summit
    EVENT OVERVIEW The National Water Safety Summit 2022 will bring together people from across all areas of the water safety sector to reflect on progress and explore opportunities to strengthen alignment to the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030 (AWSS). This two-day National Summit will focus on: Energising the water safety sector across Australia after a […]
  • Nominations for positions on the board of directors
    In accordance with our constitution, this year the positions of President, Honorary Treasurer and an ordinary board member are due for re-election. Any two financial members of the Society shall be at liberty to nominate any person to serve in any vacant position on the Board of Directors. Board members are required to be members […]
  • Brisbane Careers Expo
    On 20 and 21 June 2022, Royal Life Saving attended the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over the two day period, staff were joined by over 120 organisations and employers with career opportunities for all ages. We released our Aquatic Industry Job Guide at the expo giving school […]
  • PhD Scholarship
    Wanting to make a difference in the world of Swimming and Water Safety? A PhD Scholarship opportunity is available now with Deakin University – Health and Royal Life Saving Society – Australia to initiate and conduct research on ‘Reducing drowning: understanding factors which contribute to risk and targeting those at risk’. Find out more about this PhD opportunity and […]
  • Upcoming Positions
    Royal Life Saving expects to have a number of position available in the coming months and we would like to let people who may be interested know of upcoming opportunities. These roles are: Lifeguard / Facility Supervisor Facility Manager These roles may be available in multiple locations. These roles are hands on roles (not office […]
  • Water Safety Round Table
    On Friday 6 May 2022, members of Royal Life Saving joined a group of like-minded individuals committed to drowning prevention for a Water Safety Round Table discussion at James Cook University, Townsville. The event brought together a diverse and knowledgeable group of stakeholders and practitioners from local and state government, aquatic facilities, lifesavers, safety advocates, […]
  • Queen’s Jubilee Picnic in the Park: An RLSSQ Fundraiser
    You’re invited to a Royal Picnic! In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II 2022 Platinum Jubilee, Royal Life Saving Queensland will be hosting a Picnic in the Park Fundraiser at The Plantation Aquatic Centre, Gumdale. Royal Life Saving Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation focused on reducing drowning and promoting healthy, active and skilled communities through innovative, […]
  • Call for Honours Nominations
    Members of The Royal Life Saving Society give their time, energy and expertise to combat drowning prevention in Australia and throughout the Commonwealth. It’s thanks to their efforts in fundraising, education and the passing on of vital skills that many lives are saved and potential disasters avoided. Royal Life Saving Queensland is seeking nominations from […]
  • New online training on child safety for the aquatic industry
    Royal Life Saving has just released 2 new online modules aimed at improving individual and organisational know-how when it comes to child safety in the aquatic industry. The safety and wellbeing of children should sit at the heart of any organisation’s values.  However, this does not mean that development and implementation of child safe practices is […]
  • Australian Pool Life Saving Championships 2022
    REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN! Click here to register for the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships 2022. Royal Life Saving Australia are pleased to welcome our lifesaving sport community back on pool deck for the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships 2022. This page will be updated with information leading into APLSC. If you would like to subscribe to the APLSC Newsletter please […]
  • Water STAARS Program 2022
    Royal Life Saving Queensland’s Water STAARS (Support To Access Aquatic Recreational Spaces) Program finished up last weekend on the beautiful shores of Bulcock Beach, Caloundra. This program was targeted towards individuals between 5-21 years of age with a disability to access the beach. In partnership with Steps Pathways College, our 2022 program focused on water […]
  • Multi Agency Water Safety Round Table
    A Townsville and Region Water Safety Initiative is calling for expressions of interest to join a multi-agency round table to address drowning prevention measures in the region. Research conducted by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA) has identified North Queensland as a targeted area for reducing drowning. In the 10-years 2011/12 to 2020/21, 655 […]
  • E-Petition – Mandatory CPR
    RLSS Australian Resuscitation Club member Jamie Martin has successfully launched a Queensland Parliament E-petition requesting the House to prioritise the consideration and implementation of a system of mandatory accreditation and annual training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for all residential properties. This includes any residential property where there is a pool, including new builds, existing dwellings […]
  • RLSS Launches Professional Development
    Royal Life Saving Queensland launches a range of online professional development module available for the aquatic industry. Current Modules include: Conflict Management Child Safety for Front Line Staff Child Safety for Managers Teacher of Life Saving (an extension course designed for Swim Teachers) Fatigue Management Trainer Currency (a module for Trainers and Assessors) And there […]
  • 2022 Queensland School Pool Life Saving Championships
    The Queensland Primary and Secondary School Life Saving Championships is back and being held on Sunday 22 May 2022, at the Sunshine Coast Grammar Aquatic Centre. 📅 Sunday 22 May 2022🕒 Secondary students: 8.00am🕒 Primary Students: 1.00pm💲 $10 per competitor (unlimited number of events) The event allows schools that undertake programs such as Swim and […]
  • International Womens Day 2022
    Join us in celebrating the amazing contribution of women in global drowning prevention. Featuring key leaders from drowning prevention across the world, from emergency services, lifesaving, programs, research, advocacy. Join us to hear from leaders in different areas of drowning prevention:– learn about leadership challenges and opportunities– explore the context of #breakthebias and what it […]
  • Royal Life Saving Adult Learn to Swim Lessons
    Ipswich City Council, in conjunction with Royal Life Saving Queensland, are happy to offer adults aged 18+ free water safety and swimming lessons in this five day learn to swim program. Monday 14 – Friday 18 March 20229.30 am, 10.30 am and 11.30 amOrion Lagoon155 Southern Cross Circuit,Springfield Central Each lesson goes for 45 minutes. […]
  • RLSSQ Newsletter Released for Summer
    Royal Life Saving Queensland releases our summer newsletter. In this newsletter read about: Airlie Beach Lifeguard Club Volunteer Opportunities Job Opportunities New RLSSQ Governor Projects Update Upcoming projects Swim Teacher Extension Courses Vale Bruce Campbell AM MBE Medal of the Order of Australia Australian Resuscitation Club medals Health, Social, Economic Value of the Aquatic Industry […]
  • James McClelland BM recognised in the Australia Day 2022 Honours List
    JAMES ‘JIM’ MCCLELLAND BM HAS BEEN RECOGNISED WITH A MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Decades of dedication to his community and lifesaving by Royal Life Saving Society – Queensland member James ‘Jim’ McClelland BM has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2022 Honours List. Since his […]
  • Cert IV Swimming Pool & Spa Service
    Royal Life Saving is offering the following courses: CPP31218 – Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service CPP41319 – Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Service The next Course is: Course Dates: Monday 7 – Friday 18 March 2022 This course may be completed in a quicker time frame depending on course numbers […]
  • WorkSafe Queensland Alert – Safety at Swimming Pools
    Worksafe Queensland has issued an alert that covers a range of issues surrounding safety at swimming pools. We would like to remind pool operators that they should manage health and safety risks by: Conducting an aquatic supervision risk assessment Preparing a supervision plan Providing trained pool lifeguards, pool supervisors and first aid officers Ensuring young […]
  • Cert IV Swimming Pool & Spa Service
    Royal Life Saving is offering the following courses: CPP31218 – Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service CPP41319 – Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Service Course Dates: Monday 17 – Friday 28 January 2022This course may be completed in a quicker time frame depending on course numbers and skills and knowledge of […]
  • National Water Safety Day 2021
    With the start of Summer marking National Water Safety Day, Australia’s political leaders and peak water safety authorities Surf Life Saving Australia, and Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, are urging Australians to make water safety awareness a priority this Summer. In a strong show of bipartisan support, the Prime Minister of Australia the Hon. […]
  • Bruce Campbell AM MBE
    Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Bruce Campbell AM MBE.  Mr Campbell was a life member and past President of RLSS Queensland. Mr Campbell was very active in both Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving movements. For many years his name has adorned a trophy […]
  • RLSS-A Annual Report
    Royal Life Saving Australia released its annual report today (23/10/2021) at the National AGM which was held via teleconference. The reports detail’s the successes of Royal Life Saving throughout Australia, and the state and territory members (branches). Download your copy at the link below.
  • Updated Guidelines for managing the risk of COVID-19 in Aquatic Facilities
    Ahead of the industry’s first ‘living with covid’ summer, the National Aquatic Industry Committee (NAIC) has endorsed updated guidelines on managing the risk of COVID-19 in aquatic facilities and swim schools. THE UPDATED GUIDELINES COME INTO EFFECT ON 15/11/2021. Throughout 2020-2021, the NAIC has met frequently to apply extensions to pool lifeguard, swim teacher and […]
  • Lifeguard Roles
    We are presently looking for: Casual Lifeguards (at Gumdale and Redcliffe) Learn to Swim Instructors (Casual – at Gumdale and Burpengary) We are looking for casual Lifeguards for our facility at Gumdale and Redcliffe. We can provide training for suitable applicants. Applicants must be available to work over December and January (including Public Holidays). With […]
  • Call for Nominations
    Royal Life Saving Australia (RLSSA), is calling for nominations from professional people, to become a volunteer (unpaid) advisor to RLSSA in the following roles: National Sport Advisor National Medical Advisor National Education and Training Advisor The duty statement and nomination forms are able to be downloaded at the links above. These roles provide advice and […]
  • Spring Newsletter
    Royal Life Saving Queensland releases its spring newsletter. Please download our newsletter to read about the Airlie Beach Lifeguard Club, Volunteering Opportunities, the Australian Lifesaving Team, HM The Queens conference call, our projects update, and upcoming activities.
  • Annual Report
    Royal Life Saving releases it’s annual report for the financial year (June 2021). The society continued to provide increased services to the Queensland community, with significantly increased activity in community programs, training and other activity. Society President, Mr Les Mole said “I can only pass on a very sincere ‘thank you’, because without the proactiveness […]
  • Webinar – GSPO & AFSA
    We are pleased to invite you and/or your colleagues to an upcoming free webinar. This year marks 30 years and 25 years respectively of Royal Life Saving having developed and maintained the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (the GSPO) and Aquatic Facility Safety Assessments. Initially intended to be voluntary, the Guidelines were created in 1991 to […]
  • National Drowning Report 2021 Released
    Today, in a joint release, the Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2021 and Surf Life Saving National Coastal Safety Report 2021 were released. There were 294 drowning deaths in the past 12 months across Australia’s coastline, inland waterways and pools, which is 20% higher than last year (245). Concerningly there was 75 drownings in […]
  • Webinar – National Drowning Report 2021
    Royal Life Saving Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia would like to invite you to a webinar following the release of the 2021 National Drowning Report and National Coastal Safety Report. Join us on Thursday 9 September 2021 to reflect and discuss drowning statistics and key drowning trends from the last 12 months. We will hear […]
  • Notice of AGM
    NOTICE OF AGM We would like to invite members to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held on Thursday 23 September 2021 at The Plantation, 1204 New Cleveland Road, Gumdale Qld 4154, commencing at 6.30 pm. You can view the Notice and Agenda for the AGM at this link. The society will release its annual report at […]
  • COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
    COVID-19 VACCINATIONS: WORKPLACE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS FOR AQUATIC FACILITIES AND SWIM SCHOOLS Webinar Details: Wednesday 1 September 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm AEST Description: Royal Life Saving is pleased to facilitate its third Aquatic Industry webinar for 2021-22 and will be joined by practitioners, advocates and experts in the field including: Angus Macinnis, Director of Dispute Resolution, StevensVuaran […]
  • Aquatic Industry Update
    Statement from Queensland Aquatic Industry Alliance The Queensland Aquatic Industry Alliance (QAIA) was convened in early 2020 as lockdowns emerged in Queensland. The QAIA comprises representatives from industry organisations, local government authority and facilities including ALFAQ, ASCTA, ASSA, AUSTSWIM, Brisbane City Council, City Venue Management, Royal Life Saving Society Queensland and Swimming Queensland. QAIA have […]
  • Advice & Assistance During the Lockdown
    The majority of South East Queensland is in a state of lockdown due to the pandemic. Royal Life Saving Society Queensland Inc appreciates that this lockdown will be particularly harder than previous lockdowns. We have prepared a summary of some support and services from State, Commonwealth and Local Governments which may be of assistance to […]
  • Re-accreditation for Lifeguards / Swim Teachers in Lockdown
    Position Statements 2021-03 Position Statement on re-accreditation and licensing requirements for those affected by Lockdowns A new position statement on ongoing reaccreditation and licensing requirements for key aquatic industry positions has been released by the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA) and the National Aquatic Industry Committee (NAIC). The statement recognises that the aquatic […]
  • Employment Opportunities
    We are presently looking for: Senior Lifeguards (at Gumdale – to Start in September 2021) Casual Lifeguards (at Gumdale and Redcliffe) Learn to Swim Instructors (Casual – at Gumdale and Burpengary) Kiosk attendants (Casual – at Gumdale) Customer Service Officer (at Gumdale) With the industry projected to grow into the future, it is a great […]
  • Nominations for position on the board of directors
    In accordance with our constitution, this year the positions of Deputy President, Honorary Secretary and two ordinary board member are due for re-election. Any two financial members of the Society shall be at liberty to nominate any person to serve in any vacant position on the Board of Directors. Board members are required to be […]
  • Awarding of OAM to Life Member
    Royal Life Saving Queensland would like to congratulate Life Member Mrs Ann BRETT, which the Governor-General has announced Mrs Brett will receive a Medal in the General Division (OAM) for the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List. Ann Brett has been continually involved with the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland since 1963 upon being accepted as […]
  • Membership Renewal
    Membership can now been renewed for the 2021-22 Financial year. Membership Application Form (new member)All new membership applications are subject to approval of the Board of Directors. Membership Renewal Form (existing member)If you are an existing member, please download a membership renewal form, complete the form and send it back to us. Competency based trainers […]
  • Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030
    The Australian Water Safety Council would like to invite you to join the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030 Webinar Series. These sessions will include panels of subject matter experts, with a focus on discussion and audience participation. Following on from the parliamentary launch of the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030, these sessions are designed to […]
  • Migrant Learn to Swim and Beach Safe Program
    HERO IN THE MAKING ON SUNSHINE COAST BEACH When Hop came to her beach safety lesson at Bulcock Beach, she didn’t think Sophie, her 10-year-old daughter, would listen in, pick up the skills, and then complete an actual beach rescue with her paddleboard… on the same day. But Sophie did! This is exactly why the […]