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Victoria’s aquatic agencies will be celebrating Water Safety Week from 26 November – 4 December, to provide a timely water safety reminder as we head into the summer months.

Make sure to follow your favourite water safety agencies on social media for water safety information, events and tips during the week!

2016 Water Safety Week Aquatic Agency Events Calendar

Day Event Agency Location Event Information
Saturday 26 November Start lifesaving patrols for 2016/17 season
(all clubs)
LSV See LSV website for club listings:
First day of lifesaving beach patrols / LSV media release
Saturday 26 November Victorian Qualifying Meet (Swimming)
26-27 November
Swimming Victoria Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre Swimming meet / sports event:
Saturday 26 November Australian Junior Surfing Titles
Phillip Island
26 November – 3 December
Surfing Victoria Phillip Island Surfing carnival / sports event:
Monday 28 November Water Safety Week launch event
-launch of drowning report
-launch of Victorian Water Safety Strategy
Life Saving Victoria
on behalf of PISBTW agencies
Life Saving Victoria,
Port Melbourne
Media launch event:
Tuesday 29 November Focus on supervision of children around water Kidsafe Vic N/A Media release and social media activity:
Wednesday 30 November Water Safety Wednesday
Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter visits to primary schools in North East Victoria.
Life Saving Victoria & Victorian Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service Echuca
Helicopter school:
Wednesday 30 November AquaMotion Program in Broadmeadows Swimming
Broadmeadows Female Learn to Swim Pilot for Adults – Media will be invited to promote Water Safety Week and the program for the CALD community:
Thursday 1 December Paddle Safety Round Table and media opportunity Maritime Safety Victoria Life Saving Victoria headquarters, Port Melbourne Round table conference and media opportunity:
Thursday 1 December Launch of Yarra and Bay water quality forecast EPA Victoria South Melbourne Life Saving Club Media opportunity:
Friday 2 December Pier safety media opportunity Parks Victoria Media opportunity:
Friday 2 December Open Water Swim event Triathlon Victoria Sports event:
Saturday 3 December Minky’s Water Safety Fun day Aquatic and Recreation Victoria Oakleigh Recreation Centre Fun day event :
Sunday 4 December Open Water Clinic at Elwood
Masters Swimming /Swimming Victoria Race Day Prep
Swimming Victoria Elwood Life Saving Club Coached session by Chloe McCardel, &
Sam Sheppard :

The Play it Safe by the Water campaign commenced in 1998 and has been running for 18 years.

The campaign works to raise awareness of water safety and drowning prevention of Victorians and has achieved a 43 per cent decrease in the drowning toll, since the commencement of the campaign in 1998.

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

10 years LSV v2

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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Rock fishing – fishing from rock ledges, submerged rocks, rock faces and rocks that go into the water – is a popular, yet potentially dangerous aquatic sport in Australia. It can however, be enjoyed safely if appropriate safety precautions are taken. Click below for rock fishing safety information and to explore LSV’s rock fishing safety communications project.

Rock Fishing Safety Tips
Rock Fishing Safety Project
Run to Save a Life
Further information

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!

Transforming the way LSV teaches Safety Education, the Everyday Lifesaver App uses gamification to make learning water safety, emergency response and CPR more engaging for secondary school students.

To download the App and to access teacher support resources, click the link below

The Life Saving Victoria Member Induction is designed to assist members with a fun and interactive overview of lifesaving, its culture and a brief summary of key information and where to find resources.

The online course is recommended to be completed via computer; however it can also be completed on an iPad via a free app – Articulate Mobile Player. For instructions and IT requirements to access the Member Induction see below.


A successful Nippers program is only possible with the support of motivated parents and volunteers. For these programs to continue in the future it is important that parents continue to put up their hand and offer assistance by becoming an Age Manager.

Age Managers are responsible for developing our Nippers into future lifesavers and to provide a supportive environment in which they can learn.

Role Description
Age Managers Course
Age Managers Course Dates
Online Age Managers Course
Re-licensing Your Age Manager Award
Frequently Asked Questions
Age Manager Course Presenter

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