Statistics

Lifesaving Services

Every season, our lifesaving services from voluntary club patrols, Operations Support and the Australian Lifeguard Service Queensland performs vital lifesaving services. These services are performed by the many men and women who make up our volunteer patrolling and Lifeguard ranks.

Complete Table
Lives Saved (Rescues) 2,865 3,894
Preventative Actions 701,973 716,215
Total Resuscitations 8 20
First Aid Treatments 74,370 65,133
Defibrillation Cases 3 20
Marine Sting Treatments 17,361 47,920
Spinal Injury Treatments 88 97
Fracture Treatments 81 177
Lifesaving Services 2017/18 2018/19

Rescues

Surf lifesavers and lifeguards are equipped with a number of rescue devices, including rescue tubes, boards, inflatable rescue boats (IRBs), rescue water craft (RWC), and the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service.

Complete Table
Rescue Tube 347 449
Rescue Board 637 1,150
Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) 216 193
Rescue Water Craft (RWC) 1,210 1,847
Aerial Rescue Services 12 18
No Equipment 177 195
Rescues Performed By 2017/18 2018/19

Membership

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the SLSQ organisation, with their acts of selfless commitment and bravery providing an invaluable service to the community.

Complete Table
Total Membership 32,291 33,011
Nippers 10,797 11,174
Total Males 17,762 18,170
Total Females 14,529 14,841
Total Active Patrolling Members 8,105 9,278
Membership 2017/18 2018/19