About Life Saving Victoria
Our mission is to prevent aquatic related death and injury in all Victorian communities.
Our vision is that all Victorians will learn water safety, swimming and resuscitation, and be provided with safe aquatic environments and venues.
We employ more than 500 staff and our lifesaving clubs have more than 37,000 members – all of us working towards our mission and vision.
We are an independent not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee, and work under the umbrella of Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) as part of the State’s emergency management services.
We work with communities, educational institutions, governments, businesses and the broader aquatic industry.
2019-20 Season Patrol Statistics
There were 27 reported fatal drowning incidents from 1 July 2019 to 14 March 2020.
This is 8 less than the 5-year average from 1 July 2014 to 14 March 2020.
There were 16 reported fatal drowning incidents from 1 December 2019 to 29 February 2020.
This is 3 less than the 5-year average from 1 December 2014 to 29 February 2020.