The Club Conference is LSV’s key annual event to prepare volunteers for the lifesaving season ahead. Volunteers will be provided with topical and essential information, with content being focused on the lifesaving movement as a whole. The Conference provides the opportunity for LSV to demonstrate new resources that are available to clubs, as well as an opportunity for members to network with other club members from around the state.
In 2019, the LSV Club Conference will be held across one single weekend bringing together the previous events
of the ‘Lifesaving Conference’ and the ‘Preseason Forums’, with the aim of:
• Reducing overall travel times for Volunteers and entice Volunteers who travel longer distances to attend;
• Allowing for greater networking opportunities with an overall increase in time allowances;
• Provide an official season launch to the volunteers; and
• Increase the ability for Clubs to interact with Conference Partners and Suppliers.
In an extra effort to reach as many members as possible with the key information, all sessions were professionally live streamed throughout the two days. As a benefit of this process we were also able to capture and record these sessions for future use by LSV and Clubs alike. Fortunately for those who are unable to make it in person over the weekend or had a conflicting session to attend, these videos are online and can be viewed by the following link: http://mysportlive.tv/lsv-2019-club-conference/
9:30AM – Mental Health and Member Welfare – Currently no presentation slide available
11:50AM – Lifesaving Operations IT Updates
1:30PM – Incident Management Introduction
2:20PM – Critical Incident and Welfare Panel
3:30PM – Risk vs Gain
4:20PM – Risk Management / Special Events
11AM – Volunteer Training Review
11:50AM – Accelerating Award Processing
1:30PM – Communicating & Empowering Youth – Currently no presentation slide available
2:20PM – Grant Writing Workshop
3:30PM – Planning For Success
4:20PM – Insurance and Financial Controls – Currently no presentation slide available
11:50AM – On-Course Resources
1:30PM – Sport – Lifesaving Events
2:20PM – Volunteer Training IT Platforms
3:30PM – Volunteer Training IT Platforms
4:20PM – Technology Hub
2:20PM – Supporting Trainers and Assessors
3:30PM – Top Tips for Governing Your Club
4:20PM – Safer Trainers, Safer Training
11AM – Aquatic Sport IT Development
11:50AM – Junior Competition
1:30PM – Officials
3:30PM – Risk Management
4:20PM – SARS Training – No slide presentation for this session
11:50AM – Communications
1:30PM – The Power of Diversity and Inclusion
3:30PM – Nipper Education Program
4:20PM – Extreme Weather and Sun Safety
11:50AM – Youth/Senior Competition
1:30PM – Team Managers
2:20PM – Coaching
3:30PM – Surf Boats
3:30PM – Mental Health – Lets Talk about it
2019 Conference Program
The Conference Steering Group, in consultation with the Council Executives and Staff, have designed the program that is inclusive, engaging and delivers a range of essential information for the upcoming season. The design specifically enables attendees from the various areas to attend one day, however LSV would encourage attendance over two days to maximise the information and networking opportunities available.
To view a PDF of the program please click the link CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Mental Health and Member Welfare
Presented by: Nicole Sadler – Phoenix Australia
Session Abstract: Workers (volunteers and staff) in the emergency services are routinely exposed to potentially traumatic events. Most people recover with the help of family and friends, but there are effective treatments for those needing extra support.
An expert from Phoenix Australia will discuss how we take a Holistic Approach to Health and Wellbeing in Emergency Services Personnel.
We will discuss how best to support our volunteers and staff pre, during, post and beyond incidents. Current trends and initiates within the emergency service space, breaking down the stigma and the benefits of a proactive and holistic approach.
Lifesaving Operations Session 2019/20
Presented by: Darren McLeod – Director, Lifesaving Services
Session Abstract: Lifesaving Operations is our organisations core business and its essential for the safety of the community all Lifesaving Operations personnel are aware of the requirements for the upcoming season. This session will assist in getting you and your club’s members prepared for the 2019/20 lifesaving season with the latest information on patrol season requirements, gear requirements, radio network information and patrol defaults.
Volunteer Training Review
Presented by: David Rylance – Director, Training & Assessment along with Andy Dennis – General Manager, Training & Pool Safety
Session Abstract: The training needs of LSV volunteers and professional lifeguards has continued to evolve and that change is highly likely to continue. The framework within which volunteer training takes place is also changing, with the compliance structures associated with accredited training become increasingly stringent and burdensome.
In January 2019, the LSV Board initiated a review of the Volunteer Training. The objective of the review is to improve the quality of training offered to LSV volunteer members and improve the training experience for candidates, trainers and assessors.
This session will provide details and reasoning behind the changes which have been made as a result of the review, as well as an overview of the impact which these changes will have on training delivery and administration.
Lifesaving Operations IT Systems (GEMS and LIMSOC)
Presented by: Hugh Day – State Emergency Management Officer and Hamish McKendrick – State Gear and Equipment Officer along with Ben Slocombe and Sam Richardson from LSV.
Session Abstract: Life Saving Victoria uses a range of IT applications to assist in both the reporting and maintenance of our services.
The session will hear about the latest updates in the Lifesaving Incident Management System and Operations Console (LIMSOC) and the Gear and Equipment Management System (GEMS) in time for the upcoming season.
It is of the upmost importance to ensure that members know how to use all these system in all aspects and LSV would encourage all members who use these systems to attend.
Accelerating Award Processing
Presented by: Katrina Antony – State Training and Assessment Supervisor along with Micah Spedding – Manager, Volunteer Training and Jodie Turner – VT Administration Coordinator
Session Abstract: There are a range of requirements which must be met, prior to an award or qualification being issued to a Member. A lack of clarity and communication around these requirements has lead to a situation where many awards weren’t able to be processed in a timely manner, or at all in some cases.
This session is designed for those who set up and deliver training courses. It has the objective of clearly explaining the requirements of training delivery and sets out the correct process, which will enable awards to be processed in a much more effective and efficient manner, reducing the impact on Members and Administrators.
On Course Resources
Presented by: Alison Porter – State Resource Research & Development Officer along with Andy Dennis – General Manager, Training & Pool Safety
Session Abstract: The look, feel and usability of training course resources can significantly improve the flow of a course and better assist Members to follow the content and intended learning. As a result they can increase the likelihood of Members successfully achieving awards, being more willing to complete further awards and ultimately increase their lifesaving skills and knowledge.
There has been a review of all of resources, with the support of subject matter expert groups. The resources are now provided in simple and concise documents (one for the Member and one for the TAF) for each course. PowerPoints have been refreshed, videos embedded, and new assets developed.
This session will explain how to use the new resources to improve the course experience for TAFs and Members. Resources for the season ahead have been prepared and printed for Club Delegates to take with them from the Conference.
Incident Management – Introduction
Presented by: Justin Dunlop ASM CStJ – Acting Director Emergency Management, Ambulance Victoria; Tim Wiebusch – Chief Operations Officer, Victoria SES along with Hugh Day – State Emergency Management Officer, LSV and Simon White (Facilitator)
Session Abstract: The expectation of Life Saving Victoria and its members is increasing in the emergency management sector. This results in members operating in an inter-agency environment, requiring the use of a far more integrated approach to our incident management.
This panel session, will explore how other agencies manage incidents, their models of emergency incident management, and how these models might work within a lifesaving context.
Attendees will hear from experts within the field of emergency management as well as our state emergency management officer about incident management.
Communicating and Empowering Youth
Presented by: Glenn Manton – Ex Footballer
Session Abstract: Youth are a critical part of the membership and our ability to empower them to participate, collaborate and lead in all aspects of lifesaving will ensure we retain an engaged and skilled membership for the future.
Ex Footballer Glenn Manton is passionate about education, mentoring and empowering youth. He will bring his own unique style to this engaging session, whilst he pushes participants to think, evaluate and inspire new thoughts.
He will entertain, make you laugh and provoke thought about how we can all play a role in empowering youth.
Sport – Lifesaving Events
Presented by: Dinah Boswell – Lifesaving Events Coordinator, Aquatic Sports Council
Session Abstract: An introduction, overview and demonstration of LSV Lifesaving Events, delivered through Aquatic Sports. Events include Rescue & Resuscitation (R&R), First Aid and Patrol Competition Events. There will be a live demonstration of 2 Person R&R and First Aid Events. These events are the perfect opportunity for members to put their skills to the test in a competition environment.
Top tips for governing your Club
Presented by: Greg Seeto – LSV Governance Specialist
Session Abstract: This session will provide Club Presidents and Club Committee Members with our top tips on Club governance, and how to run your Club effectively and efficiently.
Have you ever wondered how your Club fits into the broader Life Saving Victoria family? Or how to properly run a club disciplinary proceeding? Or what you need to do to properly run a Committee meeting? Or what your obligations are as a Committee Member or Director?
Come to this session and learn about the common traps many Clubs come across in their day-to-day activities, and pick up our top tips on how to avoid them.
Grant Writing Workshop
Presented by: Susan Ahmelman, Manager – Grant Seeking Unit – SLSF
Session Abstract: In support of Surf Life Saving clubs in Victoria, LSV provides grant support at no charge to Victorian clubs through the Surf Life Saving Foundation’s Grant Seeking Unit (GSU). The GSU assists with identifying suitable opportunities and then preparing and lodging grant applications. This year the GSU assisted in raising over $1.1M for surf life saving entities in Victoria for items including rescue equipment, capital works, nipper boards, youth camps and much more.
The session will provide an overview of how easy it is to work with the GSU and how they can help your club raise valuable funds through grants.
Volunteer Training IT Platforms
Presented by: Andy Dennis – General Manager, Training & Pool Safety, Ben Slocombe – Technology Specialist, along with Kate Penney – Training Coordinator, Processing
Session Abstract: A key component of the volunteer training review has been the redevelopment of the Trainer App (v2) and the rebuild of the member training portal. These two IT applications have the ability to significantly improve the training experience by reducing paperwork, reducing errors and reducing processing times / outstanding awards.
This session will introduce the platforms and provide details on the functionality and correct use. The session will also include a detailed demonstration and explain where further support for the platforms can be obtained. “
Supporting Trainers and Assessors
Presented by: Katrina Antony – State Training & Assessment Supervisor along with Micah Spedding – Manager, Volunteer Member Training
Session Abstract: This topic has the sole focus of looking at the delivery of training from the perspective of Trainers, Assessors and Facilitators (TAF’s). It will go through an overview of the recent changes which impact TAF’s and provide information and guidance associated with success in the classroom or on the beach.
The session will provide a detailed overview of how to become or maintain status as authorised TAF and explain some of the differences associated with the different courses which are offered to Members. It will also detail the available pathways for TAF’s and be used as an opportunity to provide feedback on what further support TAFs wold like to see in the future.
Risk Management/Special events (Workshop Style)
Presented by: Steve Leahy – CEO, Westpac Helicopter (NSW) and Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator for SLSA
Workshop Abstract: Each year Clubs across Victoria run special events both for publicly and privately within their own club. These range from open water swims, fun runs to school visits and full triathlon events, and are conducted for a range of reasons including safety and public relations. It is therefore vitally important that all clubs understand the potential risks behind these types of events and put in place measures to ensure these are mitigated in the best way possible.
This workshop, facilitated by Steve Leahy – CEO, Westpac Helicopters (NSW) and Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator for SLSA, will run through the risks and regulations Clubs are required to meet when running Special Events. Attendees will be asked to work through some example situations with others, exposing them to different viewpoints and expand their knowledge on what to look for when setting up an event for your club.
Critical Incident and Welfare Panel
Panel including: Russ Harmon – Surf Life Saving Chaplaincy along with Member Peer Support Representatives
Session Abstract: What welfare looks like practically in lifesaving post Critical Incident.
A critical incident is any situation faced by emergency service personnel that causes unusually strong emotional reactions which have the potential to interfere with their ability to function either at the scene or later.
It’s an unfortunate reality that at some point while performing lifesaving duties most lifesavers will be involved in a critical incident. To assist with the management of critical incidents, Life Saving Victoria offers a variety of services and resources for members.
This session will highlight that no two individuals are the same, nor are their reactions. The Panel will explore the many options available to individuals and clubs, whilst exploring the challenges and opportunities within lifesaving to providing practical welfare support.
Planning for Success
Panel including: Micah Spedding- Manager, Volunteer Member Training, Katrina Antony – State Training & Assessment Supervisor along with David Rylance – Director, Training & Assessment
Session Abstract: What training is required at your club? How do we develop our skill sets to be more effective in our delivery? What tools are available to assist clubs to plan for the future?
It is acknowledged that the delivery of training is a vital but often complex component of a successful lifesaving Club. This session will provide an overview of the planning and review processes which are recommended to best ensure success associated with Training and Assessment at a Club or within an Area.
Risk Vs. Gain
Presented by: Victoria Police – Water Police
Session Abstract: Operating in a dangerous environment, means that lifesavers can encounter particularly dangerous situations during their normal duties. Unfortunately, in some cases this means that the potential risk, does not always exceed the potential gain.
During this session, attendees will be exposed to the concept of risk VS. gain through an emergency management perspective within Victoria. It will ask attendees to relate this to information to their own situation e.g. aquatic rescue and emergency response as a volunteer lifesaver, exploring the idea that it may not be the most relational decision to put someone in those conditions.
Insurance and Financial Controls
Presented by: Cale Smith – Principal – Sport, Marsh Australia and Finance Risk and Audit Committee Representative
Session Abstract: Make sure your Club is across Insurance requirements and processes in lifesaving. Hear from Marsh Australia and have your questions answered on Insurance, including:
– Overview of general and specific insurances, including insurance for club assets
– The dangers of under-insurance, and how JLT/Marsh can assist in reducing this risk and
– Further information on how clubs can protect there own assets through simple controls and checks of their overall financial management.
Safer Trainers, Safer Training
Presented by: Sheila Langley -Industry Development Coordinator
Session Abstract: LSV Industry Development Coordinator and Building Leaders Scholarship (BLS) Lead Trainer, Sheila Langley, will be joining us to share her experience and expertise about getting the most out of training delivery in the safest way.
This session will provide a look at the vital elements of training delivery, ensuring consistent practices and procedures are conducted in training delivery and that the underlying message is safe practices and in particular the appropriate techniques used when demonstrating practical/manual handling activities.
Attendees will be provided with a refreshing overview to the important basics of training preparation and delivery and take a look at the safest options to consider when facilitating a training session with focuses on achieving the optimal outcomes for both trainer/s and participants.
Presented by: Hakie Ertan – Global Partnerships Manager, Team App and the LSV Education Team
Session Abstract: This interactive session will cover two topic areas in the overarching theme of technology:
1) Team App – With LSV rolling out Team App as a notification platform, Team App will be coming into LSV to present on how this system can be used for the benefit clubs and their members.
2) Virtual Reality – The LSV Education Team will be demonstrating how it is using its Virtual Reality (VR) technology to educate the community about water safety. This session will provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in a VR tour and learn how you could use these resources in your club.
Strengthening Culture through Developing our People
Presented by: Nathan Burke – Nathan Burke Consulting
Session Abstract: Every organisation has a culture or simply ‘a way of doing things’. Great organisations ‘design’ the culture they need to be successful.
In this session Nathan will shine a spotlight on ‘the way you operate’, and what you need to focus on in order to succeed. A key question in this session is ‘what do you settle for? It is the behaviours and mindsets that you settle for that will determine how you operate e.g. if you settle for members being unaccountable then you can’t complain when they are.
Importantly it will then give your Leaders something to lead towards, and your Followers rules to operate by.
The outcomes should then be cascaded to other volunteers and members. They will then know ‘what they need to do in order to be a successful team member’.
Aquatic Sport Administration Review – IT Update
Presented by: Rachael Rylance – Director, Aquatic Sports, Sharon Rich – Aquatic Sports Support Officer along with Nick Metcalfe – Senior Event Coordinator
Session Abstract: The Aquatic Sport team have commenced a 2-year Work Plan for implementing the recommendations derived from the Aquatic Sport Administration Review. The Implementation has already, and will continue to, have a significant impact on improving the member experience in Sport. This session will focus on the Aquatic Sport Evaluation report from the 2018/19 season, as well as a focus on the IT recommendations and actions which will be rolled out over the next two seasons.
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Presented by: Morgan Lander – Morgan Lander Advisory
Session Abstract: “This session will provide the latest updates in Safeguarding Children and Young People (SCYP).
Morgan Landers will lead a topical discussion on how to best talk to and communicate with youth. He will cover key areas including;
– Behaviour towards each other at the club and outside of the club
– Safe use of social media
– How to empower youth you report inappropriate behaviour/concerns
– Support what’s available for young people within the club, Life Saving Victoria and Surf Life Saving Australia or outside of lifesaving
– How to empower youth to support a friend
– Why it’s important to empower youth to get more involved in the running of the club.
Attendees will be provided with an overview to the new SLSA and updated LSV resources and tools clubs can utilise to implement and support best practice at clubs. As we move into the next implementation phase of SCYP, LSV is looking to further support clubs through the creation of action plans; an overview will be provided of this process. Attendees will take away latest resources to share and action with club committees.
Presented by: Nick Metcalfe – Senior Events Coordinator along with Leonie Newey – Junior Referee, Aquatic Sports Council
Session Abstract: This session, with the ASE Junior Referee Representative and AS staff will aim to give a season outline for Junior Competition managers. The session will cover the following topics:
– Outline of the 2019/20 Season Calendar for Junior participants
– Overview of the programs and formats of each carnival
– Presentation and Q&A for the 2019/20 Season Junior Handbook, including all changes and adaptations from the previous year
Presented by: Sharon Rich – Aquatic Sports Development Officer along with Harry Hannas – Chief Referee
Session Abstract: This session, with the ASE Chief Referee Representative and AS staff will aim to give give a season outline for Youth/Senior Competition managers. The session will cover the following topics:
– Outline of the 2019/20 Season Calendar for Youth/Senior participants
– Overview of the programs and formats of each carnival
– Presentation and Q&A for the 2019/20 Season Youth/Senior Handbook, including all changes and adaptations from the previous year.
Presented by: Luke Waters – Saltwater Media Solutions
Session Abstract: Senior award-winning journalist Luke Waters, from Saltwater Media Solutions will be joining us to share his experience and expertise about communicating with the media.
Life Saving Clubs have many remarkable stories to share and Luke will provide attendees with tips and first-hand examples on how to contact the media, how to prepare and what you need to consider when you are pitching content for these story ideas.
Through Luke’s presentation attendees will be able to further understand, how to better cover their own stories to share on social media platforms and within their local communities.
Presented by: Sharon Rich – Aquatic Sports Development Officer along with Harry Hannas – Chief Referee
Session Abstract: ” We encourage all Officials (both junior & youth/senior) to attend this session which will give an insight into what is needed to effectively run carnivals during the 2019/20 season. This extended session will provide both an opportunity to learn about the accreditation & re-accreditation process, Carnival expectations, new Surf Manual rules and resources and include a hands on learning environment. The second half of this session will be practical base, with Officials being presented with scenario questions and tasked to implement the appropriate rules – a great opportunity for open learning!
Presented by: Nick Metcalfe – Senior Events Coordinator along with Toni Reid – Aquatic Sport Administration
Session Abstract: Take the chance to network with your fellow club team managers and administrators! This session will predominately focus on training all team managers on how to use the new Aqautic Sport Carnival entry system. Our staff will walk you through a guide on how to enter all participants into carnivals and demonstrate how the new system will be easier and more efficient to use. A question and answer workshop will end the session to ensure all team managers are aware of the necessary tasks from them and LSV staff to ensure a smooth carnival experience for the 2019/20 season.
The Power of Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by: Morgan Lander – Morgan Lander Advisory (Facilitator) along with Starfish Nippers, Female Leadership Network, CALD and LGBTQI Representatives
Session Abstract: This session lead by facilitator Morgan Lander will take participant through what Diversity and inclusion is, what the benefits are of being a Welcoming and Inclusive organisation and what that may look like through programs, polices and resources.
This session will be an interactive panel discussion with a mix of members and experts from key groups including disability (Starfish Nippers), Female Leadership Network, CALD and LGBTQI community. They will provide insight into their programs and the benefits, challenges and opportunities they have seen.
Diversity and inclusion updates, opportunities, programs, and latest resources & tools.
Presented by: Kurt Wilson – Head Coach at SLSA
Session Abstract: Take your chance to meet Kurt Wilson and be part of a Coaching Professional Development Session. This session will see Kurt give insights into how he plans for training and competition, what service providers are great to utilise and how he manages athletes. Coaches will be able to also be involved in a Q&A session at the end.
Member Protection & Complaints Handling Doing it Right
Presented by: Morgan Lander – Morgan Lander Advisory
Session Abstract: Member Protection and Complaints handling can be difficult, with increasing complexities, societal expectation and limited capacity.
This session will take participant through key steps to setting the Club up for success and getting the right people involved. What clubs must do and practical solutions to these challenges.
Member Development Pathways & Opportunities
Presented by: Shelley Snow – M&LD Coordinator along with M&LD Executive Members
Session Abstract: Join Shelley, M&LD Coordinator and the M&LD Executive team as they navigate through the many member opportunities and pathways that are on offer to LSV members for the 2019/20 season.
All clubs are encouraged to promote opportunities to members to enhance member experiences, provide recognition and a means of retention. Attending programs and/or workshops is an amazing opportunity for members to access unique personal and professional development opportunities which can be used both within and outside of lifesaving. Additionally, many programs provide the opportunity for lifesaving skill development, with subject matter experts.
Attendees will be provided with promotional materials to assist with program promotion as well as the 2019/20 Membership and Leadership Development Handbook; the go to for the season ahead!
Presented by: Allan Banks – IRB Competition Coordinator
Session Abstract: Life Saving Victoria is committed on delivering the recommendations that formed the outcome of the Aquatic Sport Administration Review delivered in 2018; and to delivering on these in a transparent and open manner.
The review identified that the areas around safety and risk management required further work in order to ensure that we are best meeting our needs. LSV engaged with risk facilitator, as independent advisers to assist in building and understanding the risk profile around LSV sport. This session will outline the risk profile and explore some of these outcomes.
Presented by: Barry Hill – Chair, VSRL
Session Abstract: This session will look at the upcoming season including an overview of the the calendar, changes to the Composite Teams rules, and an upcoming graded program for sweep, rower and coach development will be introduced and discussed. Time for an open forum will be included.
Nipper Education Program
Presented by: Shelley Snow – M&LD Coordinator
Session Abstract: This session will provide attendees with updates and insights in the Nipper Education Program space.
Last season the Nipper Administration App was implemented, and initial feedback sought from clubs at the end of season. An overview to Nipper App V2.0 enhancements will be covered, along with upcoming training dates for new and existing users.
With the updates last season to the Nipper Education Resource, amendments have been made to the Age Manager Resources. An overview to these resources will be provided along with the new way to access resources and all online courses. These include SCYP, Inclusive Beaches and Age Manager courses. An overview to upcoming training for Age Managers and Age Manager Presenters will be provided.
Attendees will walk away with the latest supporting materials and user guides.
Facilitated by: Steve Leahy – CEO, Westpac Helicopters (NSW) and Safety & Emergency Management Coordinator for SLSA
Session Abstract: Steve Leahy is a specialist in the public safety, emergency management industries, particularly in relation to emergency management, search and rescue, helicopter operations and coastal safety. This session will focus on the Search and Rescue process with relevance to different sport roles; officials, team managers and competitors.
Extreme Weather & Sun Safety
Panel including: Representatives from Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, Cancer Council and the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
Session Abstract: We have seen and increase in extreme weather conditions which have had an impact on Lifesaving activities recently. This session will include a panel of experts that will take us through trends and future extreme weather incidents. The effects of hot weather and what sun safety looks like practically in lifesaving. Latest resources and tools. Participants will be taken through the effects of heat and sun, tools and resources, and kept considerations.
Mental Health – Let’s talk about it
Presented by: Lance Picioane – Love me Love you Foundation
Session Abstract: Almost one in four young Australians are unhappy with their lives. Due to the lack of awareness and the stigma surrounding mental health and substance abuse, many young adults choose to face their battles alone.
Join Lance Picioane from Love Me Love You, a non-profit organisation that strives to empower and build resilience in young adults so that they may overcome the stigma surrounding mental health and other life hardships.
Lance will talk about Mental Health; looking after yourself, your mates and other club members. An overview will be provided in the session on how LSV will be supporting and working with clubs in the space across the season.
To register please click the link http://bit.ly/clubconference2019
Please confirm and discuss your attendance at this conference with your club prior to submitting your online registration or making any travel arrangements or bookings as registrations ask’s members to book into particular sessions relevant to the program.
After a review of previous years events, pre season events have been condensed into a new 2 days format with this years Club Conference being run over a full weekend:
When: Saturday, 14 & Sunday, 15 September 2019
Time: 8AM – 5PM both days
Where: The Views – Life Saving Victoria, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
The conference is open to all Life Saving Victoria members. We encourage those members who hold leadership roles within each club or service (President, Secretary, Club Captain, Patrol Captain, Chief Instructor, Nipper Manager/Coordinator, Trainers, Assessors, Coaches, Officials etc.) as well as all club committee/executive members to attend
The night will include a welcome drink, great food, live music and $5 drinks all night. To celebrate the footy finals on across Victoria in September, the night will be footy themed with the game being played on the big screens.
Join the fun by wearing some of your favourite teams gear e.g. hat, scarfe, socks etc.
Take this opportunity to relax, catch up with other club members, enjoy a great feed and celebrate the awesome game of footy!
How much does it cost?
Tickets for Social Event are sold separately to the Club Conference Tickets:
Adult Tickets = $29.00
Under 18 Tickets = $24.00
Please note this ticket cost includes:
Food on the night
Drink on arrival and
Live entertainment (band and the Semi-Final Footy)
How do I register?
Please complete the following registration link by Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Bookings are essential for catering purposes.
Casual – come along with your AFL Team’s colours (hats, scarves, beanies, jumpers etc)
All members welcome including:
Day 1 and Day 2 conference attendees
Partners/guests of conference attendees
Please note: You do not have to be a conference attendee to attend the evening function
If you have any questions, please contact Lifesaving Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 9676 6930.
Life Saving Victoria have worked with local accommodation providers to offer all attendees discounted accommodation rates at nearby Hotels.
Adina Apartment Hotel – St Kilda
Address: 157 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Melbourne VIC 3182
– Studio Apartment – $145 per room per night, room only
– 1 Bedroom Apartment – $170 per room per night, room only
– 2 Bedroom Apartment – $230 per room per night, room only
To book, visit: www.adinahotels.com.au and use the promo code: TH12426112
Please note: Offer available until 13/09/2019 (or until sold out).
Promo code can be used for accommodation between 10/09 – 18/09/2019*
Note: Limited onsite parking available for $12.50 p/d. Please request parking upon booking.
Quest – St Kilda Bayside
Address: 1 Eildon Road, St Kilda Melbourne VIC 3182
– 1 Bedroom Apartment – $155 per room per night (inc. Wifi)
– 2 Bedroom Apartment – $220 per room per night (inc. Wifi)
To book, call the hotel directly on (03) 9593 9500 or email Bianca email@example.com and mention the ‘Life Saving Victoria Conference’ to receive discounted rates. The above rates are valid to book until 31/08/2019 (or until sold out). After this date, a 10% discount on advertised rates will be offered.
Offer can be used on accommodation between 10/09 – 18/09/2019
Note: Half price onsite parking available for $8.00 p/d. Please request parking upon booking.
2019 Lifesaving Conference Partners
Do you have a product or service that would interest volunteer clubs and members?
The conference is a chance for club members to become equipped with information for the season ahead. With 250+ members each day in attendance, sponsors are guaranteed great exposure and presence through several packages available.
The conference will this year once again see the inclusion of a Trade Show for industry suppliers. There are several partnership opportunities available for the Club Conference that will enable suppliers to demonstrate their products to key volunteers and staff. Numbers are limited therefore places will be allocated on a first in best dressed policy.
If your organization is interested in sponsoring the 2019 Club Conference or be involved in the Trade Show please contact Lifesaving Operations for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 9676 6930.
View Club Conference Partnership Packages here http://bit.ly/clubconference2019
LSV will be utilising Sli.do throughout the 2019 Club Conference. This will allow us to better engage with our attendees by live questions and polling throughout the sessions and the days. More information on how to use Sli.do will be released closer to the event.