Get paid to patrol - become a lifeguard!

Love the beach?

Love lifesaving?

Turn your hobby into a career and get paid to patrol!

SLSQ is seeking expressions of interest from highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in lifesaving services to fulfil casual lifeguard positions over the summer period.

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There are a number of positions available in almost all regions across Queensland, including:

  • North Queensland (Port Douglas – Mission Beach)
  • Townsville (Forrest Beach – Alva beach)
  • Mackay (Eimeo – Sarina)
  • Wide Bay (Yeppoon – Hervey bay)
  • Sunshine Coast ( Noosa – Caloundra)
  • South East Queensland Beaches (all areas excluding Sunshine Coast)

SLSQ lifeguards are responsible for maintaining supervision and protection of beachgoers by providing advice on safety and conditions, and performing rescues, first aid and resuscitation treatment as required.

To be successful in this role, ideally you will have:

  • A high level of lifesaving knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrate a high level of fitness
  • Excellent customer service and public relations skills




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Role Requirements:

  • Complete an 800m pool swim in 14 minutes or under. Please note, the minimum pool length is 25m.
  • Ocean mission (ocean lifeguards only)
  • Bronze Medallion (Certificate II Public Safety – Aquatic Rescue) or industry equivalent
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
  • A current Working with Children Blue Card, or ability to obtain one quickly
  • A current Queensland Driver’s License
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Recreational Marine License and Personal Watercraft License – highly regarded

Suitable applicants will be invited to attend a mandatory fitness test and, if successful, will proceed to relevant training and inductions. Training will be provided for successful applications to obtain all outstanding Surf Life Saving qualifications.

Please submit applications along with resumes for the above positions via email to

Applications close on Sunday, 4 August 2019.

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