The Surf Rescue book  was developed with great support from Surf Life Saving Australia.


Did you know that trained surf lifesavers spend more than a million hours a year patrolling our beaches, pools and coastlines?



rescue around 11,000 people

provide emergency care to 35,000 people

give safety advice to more than 600,000 others.


Next time you are at the beach, watch out for the surf lifesavers. Find the red and yellow flags and always swim between them - remember if surf lifesavers can't see you they can't save you.


Each year nearly 100 people drown at our beaches. Learning how to be safe at the beach is important, to find out more visit the Surf Life Saving Australia website.