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Welcome to Life Saving Victoria

Life Saving VictoriaLife Saving Victoria (est. 2002) is an initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia Victoria Branch (est. 1904) and Surf Life Saving Victoria (est. 1947). It has the mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury in all Victorian communities and the vision that all Victorians will learn water safety, swimming and resuscitation, and be provided with safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues. 

Life Saving Victoria will achieve this by working with its members, communities, educational institutions, governments, and other organisations in the provision of best practice education, surveillance and rescue, training, and risk management services.

Life Saving Victoria is forging new lifesaving and water safety initiatives while respecting the proud traditions and programs of the Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving National organisations.

News and Updates

lifesavers with minister jane garrett A big win for emergency service volunteers

13 Aug 2015

The Victorian Government has delivered a $12.5 million boost to Victoria's emergency services volunteer groups to help them purchase lifesaving equipment, including 29 grants worth more than $665,000 for LSV clubs to support patrols with new water crafts and infrastructure upgrades.

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Vic wins wieland shield Victoria brings Wieland Shield home

11 Aug 2015

The Victorian team has brought home the Wieland Shield after competing against the Californian Lifeguards for the 24th edition of the competition.

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Australian pool champs Swimmers shine at Interstate Pool Rescue Championships

10 Aug 2015

The strongest swimmers from the pool will convene in the Gold Coast this weekend to compete for national pride in the Australian Pool Rescue Championships.

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Life Saving Victoria Awards of Excellence 2015 Lifesavers recognised for outstanding contributions in 2014/15

04 Aug 2015

Drowning prevention efforts, dramatic rescues, hundreds of patrol hours, champion athletes and outstanding achievements were recognised at Life Saving Victoria's Annual Awards of Excellence evening, held on Saturday 25 July at The Pullman Hotel, Albert Park.

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IRB COMP IRB Competition wraps up with a high for VIC teams

21 Jul 2015

A line of inflatable rescue boats have flown through a wavy finish line to mark the end of the 2015 TRE Motorsport Victorian IRB Championships.

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swimming lesson image herald sun Coroner recommends compulsory swimming lessons in Victorian Schools

17 Jun 2015

In a finding released today, Coroner Caitlin English has recommended that "swimming and water safety education should be a compulsory skill taught within the primary school curriculum to all Victorian children".

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donate to your local club Donate to your local club today

02 Apr 2014

Make a donation to support your local Life Saving Club!

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