Don't Let Your Child Become A Drowning Statistic

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) in collaboration with film students from Griffith University have produced the ‘Don’t Let Your Child Become A Drowning Statistic’ campaign in effort to assist with SLSQ’s vision of Zero preventable deaths in Queensland public waters.The campaign while confronting, addresses the vital message to please, supervise your children; with over 160 children under the age of 10 requiring assistance of our Lifesaving services since 1 July 2018.

Watch your children this summer, don’t let them become another drowning statistic.
Always swim between the red & yellow flags.
⚠️ Beware of strong currents
⚠️ Unexpected large waves
⚠️ Changing water depths & sudden drop offs
⚠️ Beware of submerged objects, enter feet first

 

Surf Safety Tips

 

Rip Currents

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Sun Safety

Australia is known for its hot sunny days which make the beach even more enjoyable. However, the hot sun means there is increased exposure to the heat and the suns rays (UV rays). Lifeguards and lifesavers treat…

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Sting, Stab, Strike

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Lifesaving Services

SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND (SLSQ) IS THE PEAK SAFETY AND RESCUE AUTHORITY IN THE STATE. TO WATCH OVER THE MILLIONS OF BEACH-GOERS THAT VISIT OUR COASTLINE SLSQ’S LIFESAVING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH A NETWORK OF VOLUNTEERS LIFESAVERS, PROFESSIONAL LIFEGUARDS, OPERATIONS SUPPORT, BEACH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS.
ENSURE YOU SWIM AT A PATROLLED BEACH THESE SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS’ BY ALWAYS SWIMMING BETWEEN THE RED & YELLOW FLAGS.
The following beaches will be patrolled from SLSQ’s Lifesaving Services throughout December 2018 – January 2019. Patrol times vary.

North Queensland

Four Mile Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (1st November – 30th April)
Ellis Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Weekends, Public Holiday’s and School Holiday’s (1st December – 31st March)
Palm Cove Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 28th January)
Clifton Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Kewarra Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Trinity Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (1st November – 30th April)
Yorkeys Knob Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (1st November – 30th April)
Holloways Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (1st November – 31st May)
Green Island
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (1st July – 30th June)
Cairns Lagoon
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (1st July – 30th June)
Bramston Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (25th December – 2nd January)
Etty Bay
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
North Mission Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
South Mission Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Riverway Lagoon
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 27th January)

North Barrier

Forrest Beach
Forrest Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (17th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday morning’s. (17th December – 28th January)
Townsville Mainland
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
The Strand (Rock Pool)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
The Strand (Net 1)
Arcadian SLSC Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s only
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday (excluding Public Holidays) (22nd September – 6th May)
The Strand (Net 2)
Picnic Bay SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 27th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
The Strand Waterpark
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Alma Bay Beach, Magnetic Island
Arcadian SLSC – ALMA BAY on the Island Sunday’s only
ALS (QLD) Lifequards Monday – Saturday
Picnic Bay Beach, Magnetic Island
Picnic Bay SLSC Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s
Pallarenda
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Magnetic Island Rove Lifeguard
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Magnetic Island
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Balgal Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Alva Beach
Ayr SLSC
Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s only
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Horseshoe Bay BOWEN
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Sarina Beach
Sarina SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (17th December – 27th January)
Harbour Beach, Mackay
Mackay SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (September – May)
Lamberts Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Eimeo Beach
Elmeo SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (15th December – 28th January)
Bucasia Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday

Wide Bay Capricorn

Emu Park Beach
Emu Park SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (1st December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (8th December – 2nd February)
Yeppoon Beach
Yeppoon Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (8th December – 2nd February)
Tannum Sands
Tannum Sands SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (1st December – 27th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (8th December – 2nd February)
Agnes Water
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Moore Park Main Beach
Moore Park SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (2nd December – 27th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (8th December – 2nd February)
Oaks Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Kelly’s Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Elliott Heads
Elliott Heads SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (17th December – 27th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (16th December – 26th January)
Mon Repos Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Elliott Heads River
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Innes Park
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Nielson Park Beach
Bundaberg SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (2nd December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (8th December – 2nd February)
Bundaberg
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday
Torquay Beach
Hervey Bay SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (1st December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday & Saturday Morning’s. (15th December – 26th January)

Sunshine Coast

Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (17th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday (1st December – 23rd January)
Noosa Heads Main Beach
Noosa Heads SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 28th January)
Sunshine Beach
Sunshine Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Sunrise Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (December – January)
North Peregian Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Peregian Beach
Noosa Heads SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 27th January)
Coolum North
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Coolum Beach
Coolum Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th September – 27th January)
Yaroomba
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (16th December – 28th January)
Boardwalk
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (16th December – 28th January)
Marcoola Beach
Marcoola SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Discovery Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Mudjimba Beach
Mudjimba SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday (17th December – 28th January)
Twin Waters
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 27th January)
Maroochydore Beach
Maroochydore SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 27th January)
Alexandra Headland Beach
Alexandra Headland SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 28th January)
Mooloolaba Beach – Main Beach
Mooloolaba SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (16th December – 28th January)
Mooloolaba Beach – The Spit
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (16th December – 28th January)
Kawana Waters (Buddina)
Kawana Waters SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday (September – May)
Wurtulla Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 28th January)
Currimundi Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 28th January)
Dicky Beach
Dicky Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 28th January)
Kings Beach
Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 28th January)
Kings Beach Pool
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 28th January)
Bulcock Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday (September – May)
Royal Lifesaving Club Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (September – May)
Golden Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (17th December – 28th January)
Woorim Beach, Bribie Island
Bribie Island SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (16th December – 28th January)
Sutton’s Beach
Redcliffe Peninsula SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
South Bank – Streets Beach
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (1st December – 31st January)

Gold Coast

Main Beach – North Stradbroke Island
Point Lookout SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (16th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Cylinder Beach – North Stradbroke Island
Point Lookout SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Adder Rock – North Stradbroke Island
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (School Holiday’s)
Coochiemudlo Island – Main Beach
Coochiemudlo SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Southport Seaway
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Broadwater, Southport
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Brisbane Lifesaving Service
Sea World, Main Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Sheraton, Main Beach Southport
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Southport Beach
Southport SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Main Beach – Southport
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Breaker Street – Main Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
North Narrowneck – Main Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
South Narrowneck – Main Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Staghorn Ave – Main Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Elkorn Ave – Surfers Paradise Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Surfers Paradise Beach
Surfers Paradise SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Clifford Street – Surfers Paradise Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Northcliffe Beach
Northcliffe SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Wharf Road, Broadbeach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (15th December – 28th January)
Broadbeach
Broadbeach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Australia Ave., Broadbeach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Kurrawa Beach
Kurrawa Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Margaret Ave., Kurrawa
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Mermaid Beach
Mermaid Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Seashell Ave., Nobbys Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Nobby’s Beach
Nobby’s Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Santa Monica Ave., Nobbys Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Miami Beach
Miami SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
North Burleigh Beach
North Burleigh SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
4th Ave., Burleigh Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Burleigh Heads
Burleigh Heads / Mowbray Park SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Tallebudgera Creek
ALS (QLD) Lifeguards Monday – Friday (School Holiday’s)
Tallebudgera Beach
Tallebudgera SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Pacific Beach
Pacific SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Palm Beach
Palm Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
South Palm Beach
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Currumbin Alley, Currumbin Creek Mouth
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Sunday (December – January)
Currumbin Beach
Currumbin Beach SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Tugun
Tugun SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Bilinga
Bilinga SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
North Kirra
North Kirra SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Kirra
Kirra SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Coolangatta
Coolangatta SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Greenmount Beach
Tweed Heads and Coolangatta SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)
Rainbow Bay Beach
Rainbow Bay SLSC Saturday’s, Sunday’s & Public Holiday’s (15th December – 28th January)
Gold Coast City Council Lifeguard Services Monday – Friday (December – January)

 

‘Don’t Let Your Child Become A Drowning Statistic’ video credits:
Director & Camera Operator: Brendan Shoenmaker
Director of Photography & Colourist: Mungo Heath
Editor & Sound Designer: Christopher Ashton
Daughter: Violet Teubler
Mother: Barb Peterson