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) 2,866 3,648 3,536 3,648 3,660
Preventative Actions 344,053 558,911 494,710 648,831 810,855
Total Resuscitations (Inc. Oxygen Therapy) 295 261 256 251 172
First Aid Treatments 4,244 5,704 6,738 19,105 20,895
Defibrillation Cases 14 9 11 7 8
Marine Sting Treatments 5,281 19,124 5,639 10,445 11,821
Spinal Injury Treatments 91 84 122 160 141
Fracture Treatments 213 175 224 258 284
Total Lives Saved (since recording began in 1930) 120,574 124,227 127,763 131,411 135,071
Lifesaving Service Performed 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16

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.

Rescue Tube 594 636 655 850 699
Rescue Board 696 1,059 1,097 1,145 1,250
SLS Body Board 89 137 121 112 62
Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) 426 477 348 317 366
Rescue Water Craft (RWC) 76 595 561 504 598
Aerial Rescue Services 10 38 7 15 17
No Equipment 553 454 488 493 456
Rescues Performed By 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16

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.

Total Membership 32,841 29,751 30,293 30,653 30,129
Nippers 10,994 10,025 9,735 10,116 9,923
Total Males 18,419 17,382 16,835 16,951 16,520
Total Females 14,382 13,721 13,458 13,702 13,609
Total Active Patrolling Members 8,286 8,883 8,871 8,903
Membership 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16