Rock Fishing Safety Project

A comprehensive and multifaceted project taregting rock fishing safety across NSW.

We are excited to announce...

A new targeted program to address rockfishing deaths. The NSW Recreational Fishing Fund will invest $205,000 in a new rock fishing safety and skills program targeting at-risk communities, to be delivered by Surf Life Saving NSW, including giving out 1000 free fit-for-purpose lifejackets to participants.

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What will be delivered as part of this project?

  • 1,000 lifejackets with lifejacket education will be deployed into targeted at-risk communities.
  • 10 x coastal rock fishing safety and skill sessions at identified high risk rock fishing areas.
  • 10 x in-community (non-coastal) rock fishing safety and skill sessions within identified at-risk community locations.
  • 10 x classroom based (in community or virtual) adult education sessions
  • 20 x early childhood and early primary school educational programs coastal and rock fishing safety.
  • New multicultural community targeted rock fishing safety videos (in-language or with translations).
  • New rock fishing safety collateral and resources (with translations).
  • Provision of in-language social media campaigns, inclusive of in-language radio.

Meet our program ambassadors...


Rahadian Thahar (Hadi)

Team Kingies
Hadi is an avid rock fisher with a beautiful family and amazing rock fishing crew. Hadi runs the YouTube channel Team Kingies and is a wonderful ambassador for rock fishing safety and for taking care of your mates.
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Amr Sheiba

Avid Rock Fisher
Originally from Egypt, Amr is an avid rock fisher keen to share his experiences to help others stay safe on the coast.
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Anthony Turner

Surf Lifesaver
Anthony, regularly patrolling near notorious Hill 60 in Port Kembla, is a well experienced lifesaver when it comes to rescues involving rock fishers and has a lot to share when it comes to rock fishing safety.

How can you get involved?

There are many ways that you can get involved. You might be a rock fishing member of the community keen to take part in safety and skills sessions, you might be a school wanting to bring your students rock fishing and rock platform safety education or you might be a organisation or council looking to bring this program to your community. Either way, we would love to hear from you. Please select from the most relevant below to see how you can take part and get involved in this project.
General Public

Book into a safety & skills session with us!

Join us for a safety and skills session in your community or on the coast and be provided with a free lifejacket.
Early Childhood

Gone Fishing Early Childhood Program

Bring a rock fishing and coastal safety program to your early childhood centre with this fun and engaging program. Family take home kits included.
Primary Schools

Gone Fishing Primary School Program

Bring a rock fishing and coastal safety program to your early school with this fun and engaging program. Family take home kits included.

Bring a session to your LGA

Get in touch with us to get involved, promote and bring a safety and skills community session to your LGA.
Multicultural Organisations

Support your community to be safe!

Bring this program to your local community or help us to promote and get your community engaged.
Adult Education

Bring a session to your classroom!

Are you from a tertiary learning or adult education centre? We can deliver a rock fishing safety straight into your classroom.

Are you an experienced rock fisher? Are you passionate about rock fishing safety? Do you have skills, experiences and expertise to share with others? Become a rock fishing program ambassador! Reach out to us to express our interest in getting involved.

For questions, comments or media related queries, please reach out to the Surf Life Saving NSW Community Education team via