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.

For more information on the Australian Lifeguard Service, please visit their website. 

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.

Complete Table
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
2 years Pallarenda
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
2 years Woodgate
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