Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT) is a volunteer-based community service organisation regarded as the peak coastal safety body in the NT, which formed in 1983 and incorporated in 1991.

Whilst surf lifesaving activities have been embedded in the Australian way of life for more than 100 years, they have only been present in the NT since 1971 when our first club, Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club opened its doors in Nhulunbuy. Surf lifesavers have a very positive contribution to make, on and off the beach and as each year passes we continue to experience strong growth in all our activities. 

Today, SLSNT comprises of:

  • An Administrative Centre in Coconut Grove, Darwin.
  • Australian Lifesaving Academy Northern Territory.
  • Three affiliated clubs - Darwin Surf Life Saving Club, Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club and Mindil Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
  • 24/7 Marine Search & Rescue Team.
  • Australian Lifeguard Service Northern Territory, which provides lifeguard services at
  • Darwin Wave Lagoon and Recreation Lagoon for the Darwin Waterfront Corporation.
  • Leanyer Recreation Park and Palmerston Water Park for the NT Government. 
  • Mindil Beach, with support from the City of Darwin Council.

Professional services administered from SLSNT include lifesaving and first aid training, lifeguard services, aquatic risk assessment and advice and outdoor recreational programs. All services are customised and programmed to meet client needs.