Member Recognition

celebrating our people

Majority of people participate in surf lifesaving without expectation of reward or recognition.

Irrespective of Members’ motivation to volunteer, recognising their effort, time and skills contributed are an important way of thanking them and encouraging further participation. Recognition adds to the feeling of being appreciated and everyone deserves some form of recognition, even if it is a simple ‘thank you’ for helping.

There are several simple ways to recognise members, some include:

  • Discounts/vouchers to supporter’s Club.
  • Discounts/vouchers to local stores or venues (can be Club sponsors).
  • Shoutout on clubs social pages.
  • Discounted tickets to local events/activities.
  • Any small gesture that shows the clubs appreciation.
  • Contacting SLSQ Marketing to help promote their achievements via social media or through media. Click here to contact.

Surf Lifesaving has several awards for service – these recognise Members who have contributed a number of years to particular roles within the movement. For patrolling lifesavers, there are also awards for outstanding rescues and resuscitation.

For Members making significant contributions within their club and/or branch, there are a number of surf lifesaving recognition awards that Members can be nominated for (beginning at a Club level and moving through to National).

CLICK HERE for a full list of State Awards and Dates

CLICK HERE for an overview and instructions for State Awards