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Lifesaving Education Programs

Education that saves lives

Lifesaving education programs
  • meet the Victorian curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
  • are practical and engaging
  • teach lifesaving and emergency response skills
  • empower students to make safe aquatic related decisions
  • have recently been updated and are designed to offer progressive learning
  • are offered at the beach, river, lake or pool
  • can be delivered in your school classroom, hall or gymnasium
  • can be booked for any year level throughout the school year.
Find out more about LSV’s Lifesaving education programs by clicking the boxes below or


At the beach, river, lake or pool

Venue options:

Beach, River, Lake or Pool


Two hours
Option to book multiple days
Option to add a water safety in the classroom session
Option to add a second two hour beach carnival session
*Sporting Schools funding can be used for 2x two hour programs

Program activities:

Everyday Lifesavers (CPR)
Be Aware and Be Prepared (water safety)
Survival Strategies (life jackets)
Rescue Strategies
Safe Body Boarding


$50 per student*

* Extra fees may apply for extended travel times from metropolitan Melbourne, special requests & modifications to the program.

In the classroom

LSV’s incursion program teaches students about water safety from the expertise of a surf lifesaver. This interactive experience empowers students to stay safe in a range of aquatic environments


Delivered as an incursion, at your school or nominated venue


1 hour (times can be flexible)

Program content:

Supervision: ‘Never swim alone’ and ‘Always swim with a friend’
Swim between the red and yellow flags
Identify people who can help you (role of a lifeguard)
Read the safety signs & check the conditions
Lifejacket safety
How to identify and avoid dangers
Know what to do in an emergency situation
Know your limits ‘Don’t drink and drown (senior programs only)

Participant Numbers:

Suggested maximum of 60 students per session


$15 per student*

* Extra fees may apply for extended travel times from metropolitan Melbourne, special requests & modifications to the program.

Lifesaving Education Regional Tours 2023/2024

At the beach, river, lake or pool - Term 4, 2023/2024

Region Date Venue Schedule*
Inverloch, Wonthaggi Monday 13 November 2023 Inverloch Beach
Tuesday 14 November 2023 Wonthaggi
Wednesday 15 November 2023 Inverloch Beach
Thursday 16 November 2023 Inverloch Beach
Stawall, Anglesea Wednesday 29 November 2023 Lake Fyans
Thursday 30 November 2023 Anglesea
Friday 1 December 2023 Anglesea

*All pending permit approval and required participant numbers

Term 1, 2024

Locations and dates below are a suggestion only and not locked in. Please include any relevant comments including preferred dates, times and venues via the expression of interest link.

Region Date Venue Schedule
Yarrawonga, Echuca, Nagambie Monday 4 February 2024 Yarrawonga Foreshore
Tuesday 5 February 2024 Yarrawonga Foreshore
Wednesday 6 February 2024 Yarrawonga Foreshore
Thursday 7 February 2024 Moama Beach
Friday 8 February 2024 Moama Beach/ Nagambie
Wodonga, Cobram, Beechworth, Mansfield (tbc suitable venue) Monday 12 February 2024 Noreuil Park, Albury
Tuesday 13 February 2024 Noreuil Park, Albury
Wednesday 14 February 2024 Thompson's Beach, Cobram
Thursday 15 February 2024 Yarrawonga Foreshore
Friday 16 February 2024 Yarrawonga Foreshore
Lakes Entrance, Paynesville, Seaspray Willow Grove Monday 19 February 2024 Lakes Entrance
Tuesday 20 February 2024 Lakes Entrance
Wednesday 21 February 2024 Seaspray Beach
Thursday 22 February 2024 Blue Rock Lake, Willow Grove
Friday 23 February 2024 Blue Rock Lake, Willow Grove
Mildura, Swan Hill, Bendigo Monday 26 February 2024 Apex Park, Mildura
Tuesday 27 February 2024 Apex Park, Mildura
Wednesday 28 February 2024 Apex Park, Mildura
Thursday 29 February 2024 Apex Park, Mildura
Friday 1 March 2024 Apex Park, Mildura
Lifesaving education holiday programs

At the beach, river, lake or pool - School Holiday Program, 2023/2024

Our Lifesaving Education programs run in regional areas through the school holidays (often called Bush Nippers) is a regional and rural inland adaptation to coastal nipper education programs and our successful open water learning experience/ lifesaving education programs, which aims to build lifesaving and water safety knowledge and skills of children aged 5 to 14 years in open water environments. To take a look at programs we have run in the past, have a look at the video from Campaspe Shire Council.

Lifesaving education programs can be delivered at the beach, river, lake or pool.
Available locations for the December / January period will be updated here when confirmed.

Region Date Venue Schedule Booking Link
Belgravia Leisure and Indigo Shire Council
Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 January 2024 Lake program
Lake Sambell
Time: TBC
EOIs Open
Monday 22 – Wednesday 24 January 2024 River Program
Bright River Pool
EOIs Open
Moira Shire and Barooga Aquatic and Recreation Centre
Monday 15 - Friday 19 January 2024 River program
Thompson's Beach
Time: TBC
Bookings Open
Campaspe Shire Council - Echuca War Memorial Aquatic Centre
Monday 15 - Friday 19 January 2024 River program
Location TBC
Time: TBC
EOIs Open
Narrawong District Association
Wednesday 3 January - Saturday 6 January 2024 River and Beach program
Narrawong Holiday Park
Time: 9:30am-11:00am or 11:30am-1:00pm
Bookings now open
Wangaratta Sports and Aquatic Centre
Monday 8 – Friday 12 January Pool or River program
Wangaratta Sports & Aquatic Centre or Sydney Beach
Time: TBC
EOIs Open

If your preferred location is not listed, please complete the enquiry form to receive an email with this information directly:


Swimming and water safety is required to be taught in health and physical education as part of the Victorian Curriculum. Lifesaving Education Programs also work towards several components of the Victorian Water Safety Certificate (VWSC),  which all students should be aiming to achieve by the time they finish primary school.

For help planning with funding through Swimming in Schools and planning your upcoming school swimming and water safety program, check out our range of programs and services detailed below and visit our Swimming and Water Safety Toolkit webpage for FREE templates, lesson plans, information, and case studies.