This year, the Surf Life Saving Foundation is encouraging Australians to ‘Adopt an hour’ given by our surf lifesavers. You can support us by donating from as little as $1 for each hour.
A wave of support for your lifesavers.
Bill donated $250
to Adopt an Hour. Thank-you!
Seung donated $60
to Mission Zero. Thank-you!
Marie donated $20
to Mission Zero. Thank-you!
"I really appreciate the work that they do as now I rarely go to the water only when able to visit the Sunshine Coast"
"pd 1buck to lifesaver, gd to out with bare min, to be able to help any which way, ..."
Keep your lifesavers On the beach.
Adopt an hour. And you could save a life.
A single hour can change lives forever.
To allow the lifesaving work of our volunteers to continue, we need support.
Could you adopt an hour of a lifesavers time? For just $1? A donation of one dollar for every hour our volunteers donate will allow the Foundation to carry on our work and help keep the beach a place for only happy memories.
How much does it cost to keep a patrol on the beach?
With rescue gear and equipment some of the largest costs, a full lifesaving patrol can cost up to $70,000.
The cost of a full patrol uniform
The cost of a pair of flags
The cost of a digital radio
The cost of a full patrol
Where does my money go? Can even a small donation help? Your questions answered.
- Maintain and replace lifesaving rescue gear and equipment
- Enhance the training and development programs for volunteer surf lifesavers
- Expand community surf safety campaigns and fund aquatic safety research and development
- Continue providing support services including communications networks, aerial patrols and powered watercraft.
Every year millions of people visit our beaches and thousands of these visitors find themselves in urgent need of a lifesaving rescue. This is what we are here for, to keep your family and friends safe in the water.
Your support today of Surf Life Saving will ensure that millions of adults and children alike that visit the beach, go home safely.
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Did you know?
- It costs at least $850 to train a new volunteer to Bronze Medallion standard. Surf lifesavers are trained in First Aid, CPR and rescue techniques. Importantly, all of our lifesavers must continue to refresh and update their skills.
- Rescue gear and equipment are some of the largest costs associated with providing lifesaving services throughout Australia. A full lifesaving patrol can cost up to $70,000.
- Prevention is better than cure and the best way to save lives at the beach is by teaching people how to stay out of danger. We run campaigns on how to spot rips and what to do if you are caught in one (swim parallel to the shore!).
Could you give regularly?
As well as training new volunteer surf lifesaver, your monthly donation helps repair and replace the equipment that constant exposure to the sun and sea can damage. As a Guardian of the Surf your monthly donation ensures that we are rescue-ready at a moment’s notice. You would be the silent hero behind every life saved.