• 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: 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 […]
  • Australian Life Saving Team
    The Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) is an event that is contested biennially, consisting of events spread across the pool, beach and ocean in both Open & Youth age categories. For the LWC2022 Campaign all athletes wishing to be selected to the following squads must complete the below nomination form: Australian Life Saving Team Squad Australian […]
  • HM The Queen on Conference Call
    Royal Life Saving is delighted that Her Majesty The Queen, 95, Patron of the Royal Life Saving Society since 1952, dedicated time to reflect on the importance of drowning prevention work. In 1941 as the then Princess Elizabeth, she was the first young person in the Commonwealth to achieve the Society’s Junior Respiration Award, providing […]
  • ANZCOR First Aid Guidelines
    Royal Life Saving Queensland is a member of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). As trainers will recall, at the trainers workshops we have been discussing the recently updated ANZCOR guidelines. The ARC have now released new guidelines for First Aid, which includes: ANZCOR Guideline 9.1.1 – First Aid for Management of Bleeding ANZCOR Guideline 9.1.5 […]
  • UN Resolution on Drowning Prevention
    The United Nations passed its first ever Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention (A/75/L.76) during the seventy-fifth session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday 28th April 2021. The Resolution was brought to the United Nations by Ireland and Bangladesh, and co-sponsored by 79 countries including Australia. UK charity Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RLNI) have provided […]
  • ANZCOR Basic Life Support Guideline
    The Australian Resuscitation Council has released new guidelines for Basic Life Support. A summary of the changes can be downloaded form this link. You can view the guidelines at this link. Royal Life Saving Queensland is a member of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). As trainers will recall, at the trainers workshops we have been […]
  • Royal Life Saving releases Position Statement on CPR on Infants
    Royal Life Saving aligns its first aid training with the Australian Resuscitation Guidelines and thenationally recognised units of competency HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationand HLTAID011 Provide first aid. With regard to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in infants, 0-1 years, ‘ANZCOR Guideline 6 – Compressions’ states that… ‘A person requiring chest compressions should be placed on their back […]
  • HRH The Prince Philip
    It is with enormous sadness that we hear of the news of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Alongside our Patron, HM The Queen, the Duke has been a great supporter of the Society for which we are immensely grateful. All members of the Society across the Commonwealth are […]
  • Newsletter
    Royal Life Saving Queensland release the Autumn Newsletter in which we provide an update on:– The enormous success we are having with the release of our Swim Teacher Couse– The announcement of our Aquafutures Conference 2021– The release of the Australian Water Safety Strategy for 2030– Reporting on the Royal Life Saving Beach Championships– Announcing […]
  • Primary & Secondary School Lifesaving Championships
    The Queensland Primary and Secondary School Life Saving Championships are being held on 23 May 2021, at the Sunshine Coast Grammar Aquatic Centre. The event allows schools that undertake programs such as Swim and Survive to give students a sporting alternative. The Championships are being hosted by the Sunshine Coast Grammar Pool Lifesaving Club, which […]
  • Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030
    Since 1998, the Australian Water Safety Council (AWSC) has produced National Water Safety Plans and Strategies to guide the activities of the Australian water safety community and work towards a reduction of drowning deaths. The new Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030 has been launched. The Australian Water Safety Strategy (AWSS) plays an essential role in […]
  • Townsville Courses
    Royal Life Saving Queensland are pleased to announce we are running courses at Kokoda Memorial Pool at Mudingburra, Townsville from Thursday April 15 to Sunday April 18. To enrol into one of these courses, please click here.
  • We are growing!
    We are growing and are looking for training staff. We are seeking staff to help deliver the following courses for us: CPR / First Aid Bronze & Aquatic Rescue Courses Our range of Swim Teacher Courses Our community programs and projects We are constantly training and developing our staff, so if you are a swim […]
  • Positions Vacant
    Royal Life Saving is looking for enthusiastic people to join our team. We are currently looking for:– Training & Project Support Officer to deliver swimming and water safety training and programs. This role would suit a swim teacher looking for a greater challenge.– Recreation Facility Coordinator to work at The Plantation Aquatic Centre and build […]
  • Position Statement 2021-01
    Royal Life Saving Queensland has issued a Position Statement (No 2021-01) in respect to acceptable certificates and training for Pool Lifeguard’s and Swim Teachers. On 15 October 2020 new Units of Competence in the Health Training Package were released (HLTAID009 and HLTAID011), which replaced previous units ofcompetence HLTAID001 and HLTAID003, however industry documents still refer […]
  • Swim Teacher Course
    The next Swim Teacher Course is on the 20 and 21 February 2021. Enrol now! The Royal Life Saving Swim Teacher Course provides the minimum requirements for those persons wishing to learn to become swim instructors. Click here for the course outline. Download the Licensee Handbook which contain all the information you need to know to become a licensed […]
  • Swim Teacher Extension Course
    Royal Life Saving announces Swim Teacher Extension Couse (Teacher of Infant & Toddler) will be on 28 March 2021. This course is an extension course for Swim Teachers looking to gain specialist knowledge in teaching infants and toddlers in the pool.This course will deliver the skills and knowledge required to select an appropriate progression of […]
  • RLSSQ Newsletter
    Royal Life Saving Queensland has released our Christmas Newsletter which talks about: the Presidents message the Premiers visit to one of our life saving clubs, new staff, the revised Swim & Survive program, our swim teacher course, our projects and activities, a Christmas Special price on Defibrillators, and the next Cert IV course (April 2021). […]
  • Aquatic Industry Update
     It is with great excitement that Royal Life Saving Queensland is launching a new program to support the delivery of swimming and water safety programs to children across our communities. The Swim Teacher Course by Royal Life Saving Queensland is an innovative and cost effective training solution that provides successful candidates with a vocationally aligned, […]
  • Cert IV in 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 View the Course Brochure here which includes more details and information about the course. This course complies with our Position Statement in respect to the qualifications required when operating a commercial aquatic facility. […]
  • Position Statement: Pool Operator Training
    Royal Life Saving has released a Position Statement in respect to the qualifications required when operating a commercial aquatic facility. This statement is a result of the release of Queensland Health’s water quality guidelines for public aquatic facilities (dated December 2019). The purpose of the guideline is to reduce risk to public health and the focus is on water […]