Surf Life Saving Queensland

Institution -
At present in Australia there are 285 Clubs with over 100,000 members who protect the bathing public around the beautiful Australian coastline.

From our earliest days, the Association's motto has not changed - ""Vigilance and Service"". Our Association's objectives and aims are rather extensive, but deal primarily with Surf Safety and the public need, i.e. to watch over and care for the people who use the ocean beaches. To this end the records speak for themselves - a total of almost 500,000 lives have been saved. Public education is a major objective also, as the Association is convinced that preventing a rescue has much greater value than effecting one.

Physical fitness is another aspect of the functional activities, and competition through a program of Surf Carnivals attends to this.