• RLSS Charter
    Royal Life Saving issues a new book on the 100th anniversary of the Royal Charter. In its early years the Society enjoyed close links with the Royal Family. In 1903 His Majesty King Edward Vll became Patron of the Society and presented a trophy, The King’s Cup, and in 1904 granted the Society the style… Read more: RLSS Charter
  • Nominations for Positions on the Board of Directors 2024
    In accordance with our constitution, this year the positions of President, Honorary Treasurer and one (1) board member (Directors) are due for re-election. Any two (2) financial members of the Society shall be at liberty to nominate any member to serve in any vacant position on the Board of Directors. Board members are required to… Read more: Nominations for Positions on the Board of Directors 2024
  • Aquatic Facility Auditor
    Royal Life Saving is seeking to employ a full time Aquatic Facility Specialist (Facility Auditor) for a new role located at Gumdale. The purpose of the role is to build and drive Royal Life Saving as a risk management specialist in the aquatic industry in Queensland. To increase the safety of aquatic facilities and locations… Read more: Aquatic Facility Auditor
  • HRH King Charles III as Patron of Royal Life Saving
    Our Commonwealth Office is delighted to receive notification that His Majesty King Charles III has accepted the Patronage of The Royal Life Saving Society. Royal Life Saving Society Queensland (and Australia) are members of the RLSS Commonwealth. This news is wonderful for the Society and maintains the link between the reigning monarch and the Society… Read more: HRH King Charles III as Patron of Royal Life Saving
  • 2024 World Drowning Prevention Day
    Royal Life Saving urge Queenslanders to take action to end drowning on World Drowning Prevention Day 25 July. Royal Life Saving QLD will be marking World Drowning Prevention Day (WDPD) 2024 on Thursday, July 25 by calling on all Queenslanders to take action to end drowning. World Drowning Prevention Day resulted from the historic first… Read more: 2024 World Drowning Prevention Day
  • RLSSQ Launches Virtual First Aid Courses
    Royal Life Saving Queensland launches Virtual First Aid courses. A virtual first aid course is a course completed entirely online and is ideal for those in regional or remote locations that find it difficulty to attend face-to-face courses in metro locations. This ground breaking method merges interactive, self-paced online learning with webinar-style instruction and practical… Read more: RLSSQ Launches Virtual First Aid Courses
  • Queensland Aquatic Industry Safety Committee
    Interested parties are invited to apply for Queensland-first Aquatic Industry Safety Committee Royal Life Saving Queensland (RLSQ) are inviting key stakeholders who have capacity and capability in safety in the Queensland aquatic industry to establish a Queensland Aquatic Industry Safety Committee, a key outcome of the South East Queensland Water Safety Strategy 2023-27 (Link). This… Read more: Queensland Aquatic Industry Safety Committee
  • Pool Lifeguard Challenge 2024
    On 22nd April, the Pool Lifeguard Challenge returned for its second year, serving as a stage for teams to showcase their abilities and team work. Diverse participants, with a wide range of expertise, agility, and collaboration, highlighting their unwavering dedication to aquatic safety across South East Queensland. The success of these events was a testament… Read more: Pool Lifeguard Challenge 2024
  • Ipswich Water STAARS Shine
    Ipswich Water STAARS Shine Ipswich City Council has partnered with the Royal Life Saving Queensland’s Water STAARS (Support to Access Recreational Spaces) Program, to encourage people with disabilities to develop their water skills. “The classes were a mixture of water activities and fun lagoon deck games for those involved and there was great feedback from… Read more: Ipswich Water STAARS Shine
  • Aquatic Technical Operations
    The newly develop Royal Life Saving Pool Plant Operations Couse has now been released and is renamed to the Aquatic Technical Operator, to align with other states. The course is an entirely new course with different content to the previous course. It contains three modules (parts): Part 1: Work Health & SafetyPart 2: Water Quality… Read more: Aquatic Technical Operations
  • RLSSQ | QFES 10-Year Partnership
    Enduring partnership between RLSSQ and QFES RLSSQ was recently honoured to attend the QFES Partnership Celebration event, celebrating a 10-year partnership with QFES (now transitioning to QPS). Along with PCYC and Surf Life Saving Queensland, RLSSQ was presented with Challenge Coins to celebrate the decade-long relationship. Challenge coins are emblematic tokens deeply rooted in military… Read more: RLSSQ | QFES 10-Year Partnership
  • RLSSQ NextGen Lifesavers
    Register today for our FREE School Holiday Program: NextGen Lifesavers Attention all teenagers! Are you interested in learning lifesaving skills that could make a real difference in emergencies? Whether you’re a beginner or have some prior experience, NextGen Lifesavers is tailored to give you an introduction to basic water safety and aquatic lifesaving techniquers. Our… Read more: RLSSQ NextGen Lifesavers
  • Become a Royal Life Saving Society Queensland Foundation Contributor
    Water safety is a crucial aspect of enjoying our natural resources, yet it remains a significant concern for communities worldwide. As we strive to assist Queensland communities in preventing drowning, we invite you to join us in supporting the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland (RLSSQ) Foundation, dedicated to promoting water safety awareness and education. Every… Read more: Become a Royal Life Saving Society Queensland Foundation Contributor
  • 2024 Queensland School Pool Life Saving Championships
    The Queensland Primary School Pool Life Saving Championships are back and being held on Sunday 9 June 2024, at the Sunshine Coast Grammar Aquatic Centre. 📅 Sunday 9 June 2024🕒 Primary Students: 1.00pm (Warm up), 1.30pm (Start)💲 $10 per competitor (unlimited number of events) The event allows schools that undertake programs such as Swim and… Read more: 2024 Queensland School Pool Life Saving Championships
  • Register Now for the Migrant Water Safety Program
    The Sunshine Coast is well-known for its many popular swimming spots and water-based activities. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the water safely. Royal Life Saving Queensland are inviting Migrant residents of the Sunshine Coast to attend the Migrant Water Safety Program. The classes will incorporate water confidence skills, personal water safety… Read more: Register Now for the Migrant Water Safety Program
  • Saving Lives Together: The World Conference of Drowning Prevention
    In early December 2023, Perth played host to a gathering of over 700 delegates from 50 countries at the World Confernece on Drowning Prevention. Hosted by the International Life Saving Federation, this event served as a pivotal moment, drawing the worlds attention to the urgent need for drowning prevention and water safety initiatives. The conference… Read more: Saving Lives Together: The World Conference of Drowning Prevention
  • Advanced Supervision Workshop & Pool Lifeguard Challenge 2023
    Our recent events-the Advanced Supervision Workshop and the Pool Lifeguard Challenge, highlighted our commitment to improving water safety and supporting skilled professionals. The Advanced Supervision Workshop offered attendees an opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge. They actively exchanged advanced techniques and best practices, displaying a strong eagerness to improve. This reaffirmed our commitment to… Read more: Advanced Supervision Workshop & Pool Lifeguard Challenge 2023
  • Queensland Aquatic Heavyweights Forge Ground breaking Innovative Partnership to Enhance Aquatic Education in Queensland
    The Queensland Aquatic Industry Group (QAI group) is proud to announce a ground breaking partnership with the Queensland Education Department, aimed at improving water safety education across Queensland. This collaborative effort represents a significant step forward in ensuring the safety of Queensland’s residents, especially its children when it comes to aquatic activities.The group, which includes… Read more: Queensland Aquatic Heavyweights Forge Ground breaking Innovative Partnership to Enhance Aquatic Education in Queensland
  • Burpengary Aquatics
    We have made the very difficult decision to close the Burpengary Aquatic Centre, effective 12pm on friday 6 October 2023. The pool was constructed in the early 1980’s and is in need of significant structural repairs or redevelopment. Royal Life Saving have taken the very difficult decision to close the centre whilst repairs and re-development… Read more: Burpengary Aquatics
  • Advanced Supervision Workshop
    Facility Supervisor & Manager Breakfast & Workshop Royal Life Saving Society Queensland (RLSSQ) is excited to announce an Advanced Supervision Workshop tailor-made for Facility Managers and Supervisors. This is a unique event designed to provide crucial insights, develop your leadership skills, and empower you to excel in your professional journey. EVENT DETAILS Date : 15 November… Read more: Advanced Supervision Workshop
  • Annual Report 2023
    Royal Life Saving releases it’s annual report for the financial year (June 2023). The society continued to provide increased services to the Queensland community, with significantly increased activity in community programs, training and other activity. Society President, Ms Nicky Sloan said “As your newly appointed President, I’m both honoured and excited about our journey ahead”.… Read more: Annual Report 2023
  • National Drowning Report 2023
    The National Drowning Report 2023, developed by Royal Life Saving – Australia in partnership withSurf Life Saving Australia, provides an analysis of fatal drowning between 1 July 2022 and 30 June2023. The analysis shows that 281 people lost their lives to drowning in Australia last financial year.Nationally, the number of drowning fatalities in children aged… Read more: National Drowning Report 2023
  • Thank You Les Mole for Your Service to RLSSQ
    President of Royal Life Saving Queensland, Mr Les Mole, has stepped down from the role. Royal Life Saving would like to thank Mr Les Mole for his service to Royal Life Saving. Mr Mole departs as President after many years on the Queensland board. Mr Mole commenced with Royal Life Saving Queensland as Executive Director… Read more: Thank You Les Mole for Your Service to RLSSQ
  • South East Queensland Water Safety Strategy 2023 – 2027 Now Available
    The South East Queensland Water Safety Strategy 2023 – 2027 was released yesterday by Royal Life Saving – Australia. . This Strategy was developed from a Forum in 15 – 16 May 2023, which saw more than 120 delegates from over 45 organisations meet together to develop a collective water safety strategy for the South… Read more: South East Queensland Water Safety Strategy 2023 – 2027 Now Available
  • Register Now for the Migrant Water Safety Program
    The Sunshine Coast is well-known for its many popular swimming spots and water-based activities. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the water safely. Royal Life Saving Queensland are inviting Migrant residents of the Sunshine Coast to attend the Migrant Water Safety Program. The classes will incorporate water confidence skills, personal water safety… Read more: Register Now for the Migrant Water Safety Program
  • Lifeguards Wanted (Redcliffe)
    Position Lifeguard Employer Royal Life Saving Queensland Location Redcliffe, Qld (other locations might also be available) Description We will require lifeguards for the summer season for a seven day a week facility (i.e. you will be expected to work weekends). This is a hands on role – you will need to be prepared to supervisor… Read more: Lifeguards Wanted (Redcliffe)
  • Lifeguard Supervisor
    Position Lifeguard Supervisor Employer Royal Life Saving Queensland Location Settlement Cove Lagoon, Redcliffe Full JobDescription We are looking for a Lifeguard Supervisor to join us at Settlement Cove Lagoon, Redcliffe. If you are exceptional at your craft and are ready to share your passion for water with adults and children of all ages and abilities,… Read more: Lifeguard Supervisor
  • Subscribe or Renew to the 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 are the recognised national industry standards that describe and make recommendations on the appropriate minimum standards of safety attached to the design, ownership, and operations of aquatic facilities. They provide a… Read more: Subscribe or Renew to the GSPO
  • Free Webinar Will Launch National Aquatic Industry Workforce Report
    The Australian aquatic industry continues to lead the way in recognising the skills and experience of older workers and women, with the National Aquatic Industry Workforce Report 2023 also revealing improvements in Indigenous employment rates. The report, which was conducted by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, presents demographic information on the key roles and… Read more: Free Webinar Will Launch National Aquatic Industry Workforce Report
  • SE Qld Community Invited to Speak Up on Water Safety
    People living in South East Queensland are invited to have their say on the new draft South East Queensland Water Safety Strategy, which was released today and developed in response to high levels of fatal drowning in the region. It follows a two-day forum which gathered community groups, emergency services, water safety experts and government… Read more: SE Qld Community Invited to Speak Up on Water Safety
  • Membership Renewal
    Membership can now be renewed for the 2023-24 Financial year. Competency based trainers also need to complete a Profession Development Log (for Competency Based Trainers).
  • Qld Government Announces Start Swim
    Royal Life Saving is pleased by the news that Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP has today launched a new lifesaving program, aimed at teaching Queensland kids how to swim. SwimStart will provide greater access to swimming lessons for children aged 0 – 4 in a bid to improve water safety. Eligible families will be able to… Read more: Qld Government Announces Start Swim
  • Call for Pool Fencing Standardisation
    A new report on pool fencing legislation in Australia has found significant differences between states and territories, with fencing exemptions still applying to some pools despite the proven effectiveness of pool fences in reducing drowning deaths in young children. The Royal Life Saving Society – Australia Review of Pool Fencing Legislation in Australia report examines… Read more: Call for Pool Fencing Standardisation
  • GSPO: NEW DRAFT CHILD SAFETY GUIDELINES
    A new draft on the management of child safety in aquatic facilities was released this week by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia and the National Aquatic Industry Committee and is designed to help the aquatic industry understand and improve child safe practices. The draft guideline provides owners and operators of aquatic facilities with practical guidance… Read more: GSPO: NEW DRAFT CHILD SAFETY GUIDELINES
  • World Drowning Prevention Day 2023
    ON 25 JULY, PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD WILL MARK THE THIRD 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.… Read more: World Drowning Prevention Day 2023
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Facilities achieve Royal Life Saving Gold and Silver Safety Endorsements
    Royal Life Saving Queensland is proud to share that recently a range of City of Gold Coast Aquatic Facilities were awarded Royal Life Saving’s Gold and Silver Pool Safety endorsements for 2023. The City of Gold Coast facilities remain the only Queensland-based aquatic facilities to be recognised as achieving gold or silver status in safety… Read more: Gold Coast Aquatic Facilities achieve Royal Life Saving Gold and Silver Safety Endorsements
  • Edmund Joseph (Ned) PORTLEY
    Edmund Joseph (Ned) PORTLEY b. 1890 Pt Douglas d. 1965 BrisbaneAwarded RLSSQ Life Membership in 1945-46 Mr Portley had lived in Warwick from the age of ten until his death in 1965. During that time, he was the manager of the public Baths and in 1952 was elected as Mayor. He was involved with swimming… Read more: <strong>Edmund Joseph (Ned) PORTLEY</strong>
  • Beach Championships
    The RLSSQ Beach Carnival is fast approaching and or club at Caloundra will once again host this event. the competition is open to all members of RLSSQ and affiliated clubs. Date: Sunday 26 March 2023 (8am start) The final date for registration is Sunday 12 March 2023. No late registrations will be accepted.
  • New PD, Advanced Supervision
    Effective supervision, both by carers and lifeguards, saves countless lives every year by stepping in when things start to go wrong, rather than providing first aid after the fact. To help lifeguards build on their existing supervision and scanning skills to take them to the next level, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia has developed… Read more: New PD, Advanced Supervision
  • 2023 Queensland School Pool Life Saving Championships
    The Queensland Primary and Secondary School Life Saving Championships is back and being held on Sunday 23 April 2023, at the Sunshine Coast Grammar Aquatic Centre. 📅 Sunday 23 April 2023🕒 Secondary students: 8.00am (Warm up), 9.00am (Start)🕒 Primary Students: 1.00pm (Warm up), 1.30pm (Start)💲 $10 per competitor (unlimited number of events) The event allows… Read more: 2023 Queensland School Pool Life Saving Championships
  • Royal Life Saving Queensland announces latest partnership with Australian brand, Bakslap
    Keeping Queenslanders safe under the sun and in, on and around the water. At Royal Life Saving Queensland we are persistently seeking strong and effective partnerships to ensure that our mission to reducing drowning and promoting healthy, active and skilled communities is reaching each and every Queenslander. For this reason, we are very pleased to… Read more: Royal Life Saving Queensland announces latest partnership with Australian brand, Bakslap
  • We are hiring
    Royal Life Saving is seeking a trainee to work in our office at Gumdale in a administration and training support role. The role is an entry level role, perfect for school leavers, college/university students, or someone wanting a career change. As part of this role, you will be provided on the job training and development… Read more: We are hiring
  • Give the gift of Swimming Lessons this Christmas!
    Christmas is traditionally a time of giving. This year Royal Life Saving Society Queensland (RLSSQ) is inviting you to give a gift that will last a lifetime. Every year too many lives are lost through preventable drowning incidents, invariably many of these are children. More than 280 families are impacted with this reality every year.… Read more: Give the gift of Swimming Lessons this Christmas!
  • Call for nominations to the RLSSA Honours Committee 2023-2025
    The term of the current RLSSA Honours Committee has now concluded. We are issuing a call for nominations (re-nominations) to the Honours Committee 2023-2025, including the role of Chair. The Honours Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending to the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLS) Board of Directors all Award nominations for Australian… Read more: Call for nominations to the RLSSA Honours Committee 2023-2025
  • QFES & QPS
    Royal Life Saving wishes to congratulate the Queensland Government announcement today following an independent review of QFES. The changes will see the Fire and Rescue Service and the Rural Fire Service form a dedicated fire department, while the Queensland Police Service will host the State Emergency Service and the Marine Rescue Service. Royal Life Saving… Read more: QFES & QPS
  • Members Approve new Constitution
    At the Annual General Meeting on 29 September 2022 members of Royal Life Saving Queensland approved a new constitution. In 2019 the board considered reviewing the constitution and in 2020 a Constitution Committee was established consisting of Mr Ross Williams, Mr Jim McClelland, Mr Colin Harris. The committee considered options such as a company limited… Read more: Members Approve new Constitution
  • Annual Report 2022
    Royal Life Saving releases it’s annual report for the financial year (June 2022). 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… Read more: Annual Report 2022
  • National Drowning Report 2022
    National Drowning Report 2022 Every year, Royal Life Saving produces a National Drowning Report. This report examines the factors that contribute to drowning deaths in Australia by examining who, where, when and how people have drowned in Australian waterways over the last year. Royal Life Saving has produced a National Drowning Report every year since… Read more: National Drowning Report 2022
  • RLSSQ Annual General Meeting (AGM)
    NOTICE OF AGM    We would like to invite members to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the society which will be held on Thursday 29 September 2022 at The Plantation, 1204 New Cleveland Road, Gumdale Qld 4154, commencing at 7.00 pm. Please find attached the Notice and Agenda for the AGM. The society will release its annual… Read more: RLSSQ Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    Royal Life Saving Queensland is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We wish to express our deepest condolences, and send our thoughts and prayers to all members of the Royal Family and friends. Queen Elizabeth was the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and had served as our Commonwealth patron since… Read more: Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II