Surf Life Saving NSW provides virtual First Aid, CPR & Mental Health First Aid courses across NSW and ACT.

Why is it important to know First Aid?

Your first aid knowledge and skills will be invaluable for you, your family and your community. As a trained first aider you can provide safety and security and assist casualties until medical assistance arrives. Even basic first aid knowledge can make a difference in life threatening situations.


Learn Lifesaving Skills from home

The Australian Lifesaving Academy (Surf Life Saving NSW) is bring lifesaving CPR skills to you. You can now learn these lifesaving skills at home in either a virtual classroom or online learning.

Register now for a First Aid Course

Ask a Lifesaver!

Are you working on an assignment, need a fact for a project you are trying to finish, or just out of curiosity would like your question answered by our lifesavers who are passionate about beach and ocean safety? Ask our Lifesavers!

Beach & Ocean Safety

Be prepared before you head to the beach and learn our useful tips to keep you, your family, your friends and your loved ones safe when you visit our beautiful coast!

How to stay safe at the beach

The beach is for everyone to enjoy. Knowing how to stay safe while at the beach will make sure that you and your family have the best day possible.

Learn about marine creatures

There are lots of amazing marine creatures that live in the ocean and on our beaches. What are the ones you should look out for when you visit the beach?

What is a surf lifesaver?

Each summer over 20,000 members of SLSNSW put on the iconic red and yellow uniforms at beaches across the state. So who exactly are these heroes in red and yellow? Let's find out!

What is a rip current?

Rip currents are one of the biggest dangers at the beach. Knowing what a rip is, how to spot one and how to avoid one is key to staying safe at the beach.

What is a wave?

Waves can be fun. You can dive under them, jump over them, watch them gently roll to shore or be awed by their power as they crash on the beach. So how are they formed?


Before you visit the beach go to the Beach Safe website. Find a beach near you including local conditions, lifesaving services, safety advice and information about flags, signs, rips, and waves.

Explore a rock pool

Next time you're at the beach, head down to the rock pool and explore all the amazing aquatic and marine life.

Get Creative!

Here you will find some fun, interesting and educational beach and ocean themed activities for kids. Get creative as you learn about staying safe at the beach and protecting our oceans and exploring through sensory play.


Welcome to our hub! Here you will learn about the beach, rip currents, lifesavers, rock fishing and most importantly how you and your family and friends can stay safe while enjoying our beautiful beaches and coastlines.

Getting ready for a day at the beach

Going to the beach is lots of fun but it is important to prepare before you leave home. Explore our top tips to learn more about how you can make sure you are ready for a safe and fun day at the beach.

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