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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

Check back soon!

Volunteer Opportunities

Member Welfare Coordinator

The Membership and Leadership Council (MLD) is responsible for facilitation and coordination of the development and implementation of membership and leadership related activities that foster increased participation by LSV members in a broad range of activities offered by LSV.

The MLD function delivered 13 Development Programs, 6 FLN sessions with 500+ participants in 2015/16 and supported Clubs to facicliate 10,000+ junior members to participate in Nippers across the state.  The function oversaw the implementation of the Victorian Child Safe Standards, rolling out Club Packs and conduction awareness training across the state.

The role of the  Member Welfare Coordinator is to coordinate and work with the MLD Executive and LSV Staff to promote, develop and implement new resources, policies and process to enhance and improve member welfare and member protection initiatives; namely Working with Children Checks and Safeguarding Children and Young People for affiliated Life Saving Clubs.


For further information please contact Emma Atkins on 9676  6912 or emma.atkins@lsv.com.au
Please forward your Expression of Interest to Recruitment Manager via email to: recruitment@lsv.com.au

Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator

The Membership and Leadership Council (MLD) is responsible for facilitation and coordination of the development and implementation of membership and leadership related activities that foster increased participation by LSV members in a broad range of activities offered by LSV.

The MLD function delivered 13 Development Programs, 6 FLN sessions with 400+ participants in 2015/16 and saw 10,000 junior members participate in Nippers across the state.

The role of the  newly created executive position of  Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator is to identify new and existing opportunities for LSV members and affiliated Life Saving Clubs that promote diversity and inclusion in all facets of lifesaving.

With a passion for inclusion and diversity you will be responsible for investigating the feasibility of new and/or existing inclusion and diversity initiatives for LSV members and Affiliated Life Saving Clubs.  Recommending and developing suitable resources and workshops to assist affiliated Life Saving Clubs with the delivery of LSV inclusion and diversity programs.  In conjunction with the Female Leadership Network Panel, Junior Activities Panel, Junior Development Panel and Senior Development Panel, coordinate; Pink Patrols and Inclusion and diversity member opportunities


For further information please contact Emma Atkins on 9676  6912 or emma.atkins@lsv.com.au
Please forward your Expression of Interest to Recruitment Manager via email to: recruitment@lsv.com.au

Aquatic Sports Junior Referee 

The Aquatic Sports function delivers a range of beach, pool and development events and programs throughout the state, including regional, metropolitan and intestate competition and encompasses Senior, Junior and Master age-groups.

The Junior Competition facilitated over 7,000 competitors over the 2015/16 season in both Beach and Pool Competition.

This is a great opportunity to join the LSV Aquatic Sports executive in this important position.

The Aquatic Sports Junior Referee is responsible for coordinating the appointment of Officials for all Junior competition disciplines (Junior Beach and Junior Pool) and oversee and promote the delivery of all lifesaving sport competitions.
For further information please contact Kirsty Clark on 9676 6957 or kristy.clark@lsv.com.au
Please forward your Expression of Interest to Recruitment Manager via email to: recruitment@lsv.com.au


Development Opportunities

Please see below a number of upcoming workshop opportunities, these workshops are intended to assist club officers to undertake and be confident in their roles.

The workshops will be held at LSV and delivered by Morgan Landers (bio below), and will also be made available via webinar/recording for those regional attendees or members who cannot attend in person.

An outline of each Workshop and the suggested audience is below and a booking link.

We strongly encourage committees, age managers, parents, coaches and officers to attend.

Booking Link: https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.eu/forms/member-welfare-and-club-support-workshops-2017/

Note Bookings Close: 20 November 17

Safeguarding Children and  Young People Awareness Training

Session: Mon 20th Nov  7pm (1.5 hrs) – Mordialloc LSC

Tues 28th Nov 6.30pm (1.5hrs) – LSV Port Melbourne

Tues 12th December 6.30pm (1.5hrs) – LSV Port Melbourne

Dates to be added

Content:  Raising awareness of what child abuse is, how all members and clubs can create a safe culture, and provide overview to Code of Conduct .
Suggested Audience:  All Members



Member Protection Officer (MPO)

Session: 23th Nov  6-9pm (3 hrs)
Content:  The MPO course has been specifically developed for those individuals that volunteer or work in lifesaving who have interest or have been requested to fulfil the role of a Member Protection Officer.   They may hold positions at club, state or national level.
Pre-work:  The online components of the course are free and available at learning.ausport.gov.au
Suggested Audience: Club MPO’s and Grievance Officers
Notes: Food and refreshments will be served


Complaints Handling Session

Session: 25th Nov  9am-12pm (3 hrs)
Content:  The aim of the Complaint Handling Workshop is to provide comprehensive, practical and quality training for individuals within clubs, state and national levels that have complaint handling responsibilities.
Pre-work: The Complaint Handling Workshop has been designed to compliment the online training complaint handling available at learning.ausport.gov.au?? ?
Suggested Audience: Club MPO’s, Grievance Officers, Committee Members, Club
Notes: Food and refreshments will be served


Critical Response – Managing Allegations (Safeguarding Children & Young People) – Clubs

Session: 25th Nov  1pm-4.30pm (3.5 hrs)
Content:  The workshop is designed for Presidents, Committee Members and Members who have responsibility and/or oversight for the management of allegations of child abuse within your organisation.  The workshop will explore reporting, immediate actions, support for victims and accused, communications to members and responsibilities.
Pre-work: N/A
Suggested Audience: Club MPO’s, Grievance Officers, Committee Members, Club Presidents
Notes: N/A


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).