Australian Lifeguard Service
A leader in lifeguard services the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has always been dedicated to saving lives and is committed to the provision of a proactive service on the beaches and within the community. As the lifeguard arm of SLSQ, we provide professional lifeguard services to local governments, land managers and resorts.
Backed by more than a century of surf lifesaving experience, the ALS in Queensland is the largest provider of professional lifeguards in Australia.
SLSQ employs 46 permanent and 210 casual ALS lifeguards across six regions, encompassing more than 80 individual services. All staff members work closely with a widespread network of volunteers from surf lifesaving clubs and the Lifesaving Operations Division.
A leader in aquatic safety, the ALS sets an international benchmark through nationally-accredited training, highly skilled staff and detailed standard operating practices. ALS lifeguards are required to undertake regular fitness testing and professional development to ensure they maintain their rescue, first aid, resuscitation and beach management capabilities.
The professional development of ALS lifeguards continues to further develop with senior lifeguards completing Advanced First Aid, Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue and Certificate III in Public Safety Courses. ALS Queensland lifeguards also continued to provide first aid at the State and Australian Surf Life Saving Championships each year.
The future focus for ALS lifeguards is to continue to work, in cooperation and consultation with SLSQ’s volunteer lifesavers, to deliver safer beaches and better services across the state.
The Australian Lifeguard Service is currently looking for Casual Lifeguards in Mackay, Townsville and Sunshine Coast – for further information, please see the Casual Lifeguards Position Description.
For more information on the Australian Lifeguard Service, please visit their website.
To view the 2018 proposed Surf Life Saving Queensland – Enterprise Agreement please click here.
Lifeguard Service Table
The Australian Lifeguard Service has covered a number of regions of Queensland for many years. For the full table of service, please click the + button below.
|FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND REGION|
|Cairns Regional Council||24 years||Four Mile Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Ellis Beach, Palm Cover, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach, Bramston Beach, Kewarra Beach, Green Island, Esplanade Lagoon|
|Cassowary Coast Regional Council||18 years||Etty Bay, North Mission, Mission Beach|
|NORTH QUEENSLAND REGION|
|Hinchinbrook Shire Council||18 years||Forrest Beach|
|Townsville City Council||23 years||The Strand Net 1, The Strand Net 2, The Strand Water Park, Alma Bay, Picnic Bay, Horseshoe Bay|
|10 years||Balgal Beach, Riverway Lagoon, The Strand Rock Pool|
|Burdekin Shire Council||21 years||Alva Beach|
|Whitsunday Regional Council||5 years||Horseshoe Bay (Bowen)|
|Mackay Regional Council||5 years||Blue Water Lagoon|
|22 years||Barbour Beach, Lamberts, Eimeo Beach|
|20 years||Sarina Beach|
|WIDE BAY CAPRICORN REGION|
|Rockhampton Regional Council||21 years||Emu Park, Yeppoon Beach|
|Gladstone Regional Council||18 years||Agnes Water Beach|
|21 years||Tannum Sands Beach|
|Bundaberg Regional Council||21 years||Moore Park Beach, Oaks Beach, Kelly's Beach, Elliott Heads Beach, Mon Repos Beach, Nielsen Park Beach|
|Fraser Coast Regional Council||21 years||Torquay Beach|
|SUNSHINE COAST REGION|
|Sunshine Coast Council||1 year||Noosa West, Noosa, Sunshine, Sunrise, Peregian, Nth Peregian, Coolum Nth, Coolum Beach, Yaroomba, Boardwalk, Marcoola, Discovery Beach, Mudjimba, Twin Waters, Marroochydore, Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba Spit, Mooloolaba Cats, Buddina, Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Kings Beach, Bulcock Beach, Golden Beach, Kings Pool|
|Gympie Regional Council||20 years||Rainbow Beach|
|Moreton Bay Regional Council||20 years||Woorim Beach|
|SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND REGION|
|South Bank Corporation||21 years||Streets Beach Lagoon|
|Redland City Council||20 years||Cylinder Beach, Main Beach, Adder Rock|
|Non Local Government Areas||5 years||Double Island Point|
|2 years||Inskip Point|
|Council/Corporation||Years of Service||Beaches/Areas Patrolled|