Australia boasts some of the most picturesque beaches on the planet with the coastline stretching for nearly 36,000 km, which includes over 11,500 beaches, more than any other nation. This coupled with 85% of Australia’s population, over 20 million people, living within one hour’s drive of the coastline means there needs to be a professional organisation dedicated to saving lives on our beaches.

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) is a fully integrated national lifeguard service, providing services to more than 65 local government authorities and land managers across Australia. The ALS provides a committed, proactive and professional service on the beaches and within the community. The ALS is the sole provider of lifeguard services to coastal local government areas in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the major provider of services in Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales.

Our service is one of the largest providers of paid lifeguards in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere, employing in excess of 700 lifeguards across all States of Australia and encompassing more than 200 beaches nationally.


This may appear to be a ‘dream job’, spending your working hours on some of the world‘s most beautiful beaches, but there’s more to being an ALS lifeguard. You must hold and maintain the valid qualifications, pass regular fitness and competency tests and be willing and able to take on the responsibility of keeping hundreds and perhaps thousands of beachgoers safe.

The ALS provides a variety of employment opportunities for prospective lifeguards including full time, seasonal and casual employment.

Find out more about your state:

NT | NSW | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

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Providing lifeguard services is a complex operation with specific industry standards, across the public safety, training, and development and medical research sectors. The Australian Lifeguard Service has been a leader in the aquatic safety and lifeguard services industry for over 30 years. We set international standards through quality nationally accredited training, highly skilled staff and stringent standard operating practices.

We have a strong link to Surf Life Saving Australia and a long and proud history in lifeguard service provision and public safety.

Expertise – We incorporate strict operational procedures and controls including detailed management plans which meet agreed performance standards. We have access to comprehensive data on all Australian beaches, allowing us to better analyse demand and recommend appropriate service levels.

Risk reduction – ALS holds comprehensive public liability, errors and omissions policies covering lifeguard operations to significantly reduce the risk to our clients.

Partnership – We work to become a full partner in beach safety with you – from integration with your own quality assurance program, to regular meetings to review performance and plan improvements.

Value adding – From a national resource pool we can add value to your existing or potential operations while still allowing the community to recognise the local government or land manager’s commitment to public safety.

Value for money/cost – The ALS avoids duplication of assets by providing and sharing resources with volunteer services so that we can reduce costs while maximising benefits to the community.

Administration – We can reduce your administration burden by taking on the administration of agreed items relating to procurement, leasing, maintenance and staff management, including all industrial relations issues.

Integration – We deliver seamless and effective cross service co-operation with all emergency services including surf lifesaving support operations groups and the nationwide volunteer club movement.

Find out more about your state:

NT | NSW | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA


For all National enquires relating to the Australian Lifeguard Service please contact:

Surf Life Saving Australia

Phone: +61 2 9215 8000

Street Address: 789 Botany Road, Roseberry, NSW, Australia

Media Enquiries: [email protected]+61 2 9215 8000 (Business Hours Mon-Fri)

For state based media enquires please contact the relevant state office.

Phone: +61 8 8985 6588

Postal Address: 16 De Latour Street, Coconut Grove, Northern Territory 0814, Australia

Street Address: 16 De Latour Street, Coconut Grove, Northern Territory 0814, Australia

Phone: +61 2 9471 8000

Postal Address: PO Box 307, Belrose, NSW, 2085, Australia

Street Address: 3 Narabang Way, Belrose, NSW, 2085, Australia

Office Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Media enquiries: +61 (0)405 203 764.

Our team: View a full list of the team here

Phone: +61 7 3846 8000

Fax: +61 7 3846 8008

Postal Address: PO Box 3747, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Street Address: 18 Manning Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Email: [email protected]

Media enquiries: [email protected], +61 (0)419 201 246

Phone: +61 8 8354 6900

Fax: +61 8 8354 6999

Postal Address: PO Box 117, West Beach SA 5024, Australia

Street Address: 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach SA 5024, Australia

Office Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Media enquiries: +61 (0)429 865 468

Phone: +61 3 6222 6555

Postal Address: GPO Box 1745 Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia

Street Address: 5 Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia

Media enquiries: + 61 (0)429 865 468

Phone: +61 3 9676 6930

Fax: +61 3 9681 8211

Postal Address: PO Box 353, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

Street Address: 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

Office Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Media enquiries: + 61 (0)411 193 962

Phone: +61 8 9207 6666

Fax: +61 8 9207 6699

Postal Address:  PO Box 700, Balcatta WA 6914, Australia

Street Address: 7 Delawney Street, Balcatta, WA 6021, Australia

Media enquiries: +61 (0)448 025 339

For further information regarding lifeguard services and positions please contact Simon Peppler (Lifeguard Operations Officer). Email: [email protected] | Phone: +61 8 9207 6666.