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Club Circulars are released each Wednesday and contain essential information and announcements for clubs and members from Life Saving Victoria (LSV). LSV encourages all members in club leadership positions to sign up to receive Circulars and share relevant information within their club.

Circulars 2016-2017

Notice is hereby given of the AGM of Life Saving Victoria Limited to be held on 12th November 2016

Commencing at 11.00am
Life Saving Victoria
Ian Potter Auditorium
200 The Boulevard Port Melbourne

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AGM AGENDA & LSV Revised Constitution: 

PDF Agenda Nov 2016

Revised Constitution V12 – 11 Aug 2016


FLN Business Bootcamp – Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August.

Get Board Ready!



The Life Saving Victoria (LSV) Female Leadership Network (FLN), supported by the Australian Sports Commission through the Women Leaders in Sports program  is pleased to offer females 18 years+, a unique opportunity to attend the Business Boot Camp (Board Ready) program.

The Business Boot Camp program is aimed at current and emerging female leaders within Lifesaving, who are looking to take the next step in their Leadership journey.  This program would ideally suit those members with aspirations to step into club and/or state Director or Executive member positions, with some current committee or officer experience.

Clubs are strongly encouraged to nominate a minimum two applicants to apply for the Business Boot Camp.

Dates:Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August 2016

Location: Life Saving Victoria

Time: 9:00am for a 9:30am start Sat & Sun (TBC)

Participants: Current females leaders, 18 years +

Meals: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided, with the option of a social dinner on the Saturday evening

Accommodation: LSV is currently working with local providers for discounted member pricing, limited bunkroom availability also available at no charge. Please indicate on application form if either of these options are of interest


The Business Boot Camp program comprises of a 2-day intensive weekend program, with inspiring sessions and insight from leaders within sport, business and the community.

The sessions will include structured skills development sessions, keynote speakers and workshops, accompanied by an ongoing mentor/networking program.

The Program will cover:

Governance: leading constrictive meetings, time efficient agendas, financial management, sound policy making and managment structures
Strategic planning: understanding buiness models, corporate prioities, risk management, goal setting and succession planning
Informed Decision Making: understanding board interactions, building effective management committees and working collaboratively
Leadership and Communication: communication styles, effective communication, conflict management, leadership styles and knowing your leadership and brand management.

Mentor and networking sessions

The Business Boot Camp will include a Speed Networking Sessions, with a number of current and former Board Members, from LSV, business and community participating, providing participants with a unique insight into individual challenges, strengths and leadership journey’s. LSV will further facilitate ongoing mentoring opportunities and networking sessions as part of this program.


Supported by the Australian Sports Commissions’, Women Leaders in Sport Grant Program, the cost for the program is $100 (including GST) per participant for the two days.

LSV will invoice clubs for the cost of the Program; it will be up to each club and participant to agree on how much each party will contribute.


Applications can be made online by the link below – https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.com/forms/xtd0ua1tk5z5z/

A club endorsement should be submitted with the online application.

Applications close Wednesday, 10 August 2016.

Applicants will be notified of their success via email by Monday, 15 August 2016.

Successful applicants will be sent a program pack with further details and a leadership self-audit to complete prior to the commencement of the program.


About the LSV Female Leadership Network

In June 2013 Life Saving Victoria launched the Female Leadership Network (FLN), with a mission to bring females from all facets of the organisation, together to inspire and be inspired, to encourage cultural change through positive leadership, creation of positive female role models and provide females to opportunity to develop, network and share. The network is open to all females over 18, including both staff and volunteer members. Three years in, the network now has over 202 active members representing 53 lifesaving clubs, with members ranging from aged 18 through to 75 years in a range of roles within Lifesaving.

The FLN continues to grow and provide opportunities to share, network and be inspired by likeminded females, through keynote sessions, member training, professional development opportunities, networking and skills development workshops, state and international scholarships, as well as an ongoing active online presence.

For further details about the FLN: http://lsv.com.au/clubs-members/leadership/female-leadership-network/

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New employment, volunteer and development opportunities, check out our Career page for more information

LSV has a number of new employment, volunteer and development opportunities;

Volunteer Support Officer  – Team Leader  an opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic individual to join Life Saving Victoria as a Volunteer Support Officer – Team Leader.  You will lead a small team working with our 57 Life Saving Clubs across the state, supporting more than 31,000 volunteer members, servicing the Victorian community. You will be responsible for ensuring you and your team build and maintain mutually beneficial and cooperative relationships of support between clubs, state, district and regional officers and the state centre.

Applications close 3rd July 2016

Advanced Lifesaving Camp Leaders – Life Saving Victoria is now inviting applications for employment for roles at the 2016 Advanced Lifesaving Camp. Vacancies exist for Camp Leaders with varied specialist skills. We are seeking experienced lifeguards and lifesaving members in leadership roles, with training and assessment qualifications. Applicants must have a desire to support future leaders wishing to take the next step in lifesaving and strive for their Gold Medallion.

Applications close 26th June 2016

LSV Company Secretary (Volunteer position) – LSV is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to assist the Board of Directors and Management in this key governance role. The role encompasses the uite of Company Secretarial functions, including supporting the Board Governance Committee.

Applications close 31st July 2016

Advanced Lifesaving Camp Expressions of Interest (Development Opportunity) – Life Saving Victoria is now inviting Expressions of Interest from members who wish to attend the 2016 Advanced Lifesaving Camp.  Our goal for the Advanced Lifesaving Camp is to enhance the training and development of Gold Medallion Lifesavers and Lifeguard recruits, with a strong focus on high performance and practical learning. Those wishing to gain first time employment as a seasonal lifeguard and/or event lifeguard for the 2016/2017 lifeguard period are strongly encouraged to attend the camp and attain the necessary advanced training and qualifications.

Expressions of Interest close 3rd July 2016

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In late September 52 lifesavers from across the state gathered.
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Advanced lifesaving camp is developing the next generation of high quality lifesavers, arming them with the skills, experience and knowledge to take to their clubs, careers and personal lives.

Run over five days in September, the camp challenges lifesavers to improve their skills and knowledge to a gold medallion standard. The program utilises a both the class room and a number of unique beaches giving lifesavers and potential lifeguards exposure to new and exciting locations, putting their skills to the test.

The program is run by a team of experienced lifesavers and lifeguards, including state and national lifesavers and lifeguards of the year. As well as guest presenters from medical expertise and other emergency services.

The week is not one to be missed!

Monday, 25 September 2017 to Friday, 29 September 2017
Angahook Holiday Camp, Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231
$405 (inc GST) per participant, includes all meals, accommodation and course fees
Minimum age is 17 years at Monday, 25 September 2017

Proficient in the following;
• Bronze Medallion (Cert II in Public Safety)
• Apply (Senior) First Aid / First Aid
• Advanced Resuscitation Technique Certificate / Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (AID)
• Spinal Management Award

For further information and to submit an expression of interest for the 2017 Camp – click here

Expressions of Interest close Sunday, 2 July 2017

Camp Leader positions are now open, for further information visit www.lsv.com.au/careers


Current Vacancies

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Volunteer Opportunities

Non-executive Directors

Life Saving Victoria Limited (LSV) is seeking two independent Non-executive Directors for appointment to its Board of Directors.

LSV is the peak water safety agency in Victoria. It was established in 2002 as an initiative of the Royal Life Saving Society Australia Victoria Branch (RLSSAV, est. 1904) and Surf Life Saving Victoria (SLSV, est. 1947). LSV’s mission is to prevent aquatic related death and injury in all Victorian communities. Its vision is that all Victorians will learn water safety, swimming and resuscitation, and be provided with safe aquatic environments and venues. LSV has a diverse stakeholder base and complex and wide-ranging operations. It is a recognised emergency management organisation, with strong connections to State government. LSV’s annual turnover is in excess of $15 million.

The LSV Board may comprise up to 11 members – the non-executive President, three independent Non-executive Directors and seven Non-executive Directors elected by the LSV Councils. All roles are voluntary. Due to forthcoming retirements and Director transition planning, two independent Non-executive Directors are sought.

Candidates should have sound commercial experience, an interest in the life saving community and a preparedness to commit to the underlying principles of LSV. Previous directorship experience is preferred but not essential. One appointee must have strong financial and risk experience. One appointee must have specific skills and experience in the aquatic industry, education and / or external training industry (eg an understanding of, and background in, the RTO industry). These requirements are not mutually exclusive.

Appointments will be for an initial term of up to two years (with potential for re-appointment for up to two further terms). The LSV Board meets approximately nine times per year, including two longer strategy meetings. Meetings are usually held on Tuesday evenings, with the strategy meetings held on Saturdays. The successful candidates may also be appointed to the Board’s Finance Risk & Audit Committee and / or the Governance Committee. Committee meetings reflect the Board schedule.

For further information, please contact Tom Mollenkopf (President) or Nigel Taylor (CEO) on 03 9676 6947  or via email frances.evans@lsv.com.au.

Please submit expressions of interest, including a CV, via email to: frances.evans@lsv.com.au.

Applications close 2 October 2017.


Development Opportunities

U18 Leadership Development Camp

The aim of the Under 18 Leadership Development Camp is to develop leadership and life skills, to help assist clubs with youth retention.

Target Group: Active 16 and 17 year old club members

Format: Three day camp

Aims: Life Saving Victoria is pleased to offer the U18 Leadership Development Camp as a new initiative for the 2017/18 season. This Camp has been established with the aim to develop and enhance valuable leadership skills for our youth members who are seeking to take on more responsibility as they progress through their lifesaving journey.

Date: Friday, 17th November 2017 (approx. arrival at camp by 7pm) until Sunday, 19th November 2017 (approx. departure by 3pm)

Location: Angahook Holiday Camp, Aireys Inlet

Bus transport will be organised from Life Saving Victoria to and from the camp.

Refer for more details: U18 Leadership Development Camp

Industry Opportunities

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Pool Competition Resources

A detailed summary of drowning incidents in Victoria is produced each year. These reports provide information and statistics about the people who drowned in Victorian waterways each year and the activities they were undertaking at the time.

LSV Drowning Reports include unintentional drowning incidents only. They do not include deaths due to natural causes, suicide, or homicide. Information for the reports has been collected from the State Coroner’s Office of Victoria and the National Coroner’s Information System (NCIS).