The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) is a public benevolent institution with Her Majesty The Queen as Commonwealth Patron. RLSS has a leadership role in drowning prevention 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 prevention.

Please complete the Membership Application form below and forward it to the Society.

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.


Membership Forms

Important Membership Policies

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.

Specific Policies – Queensland Branch

The following policies have been prepared specifically for Queensland Branch. Whilst these policies are mostly applicable to staff, some also apply to members and trainers. These policies are subject to variation at any time.

Constitution (Rules & Bylaws)

 001 Code of Conduct
 003 Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
 005 Grievance Procedure for Unlawful Workplace Behaviour
 007 Information Technology
 009 Expenses and Equipment
 011 Attendance and Leave
 013 Overtime and TOIL
 015 Work from Home
 020 Social Media

Child Protection Policy

 RLSSQ Policy – Child Protection (RLSSQ Policy)
 RLSSQ Policy – Child Protection (Policy for Affiliated Clubs)

RLSSA (National) Policy

The below policies have been issued by Royal Life Saving Society Australia and are applicable to all branches of the Society. Please note that Queensland policy’s and procedures have precedence to these polciys.

 A001 Equal Empoyment Opportunity
 A002 Greivance Policy
 A003 Anti-Harassment Policy
 A004 Member Protection Policy
 A005 Privacy Policy
 A006 Code of Ethics
 A007 Professional Behaviour
 A008 Anti Doping
 A009 Protection of Intellectual Property
 A010 National Sponsorship
 A011 Alcohol Sponsorship
 A012 OHS Policy
 A013 Conflict of Interest Policy