Surf Lifesavers on Patrol

Surf lifesavers are men and women who volunteer their time to provide aquatic supervision all over Australia's coastal environment. Volunteer surf lifesavers are an amazing group of people who provide a unique humanitarian service. Currently Surf Life Saving NT has more than 300 active lifesavers, all members of our affiliated community based clubs, who provide volunteer patrols on NT beaches every weekend of the Dry Season.

All Surf Life Savers in the NT complete their training through their local Surf Life Saving Club for the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue). This nationally accredited qualification includes the coveted SLSA Bronze Medallion.

Lifesavers are also trained in many Powercraft and Emergency Care awards which assist with their patrolling operations. They learn to crew and operate Inflatable Rescue Boats and Rescue Jetskis.

Surf lifesaving in the NT achieves a great deal with limited resources. In addition to our professional Lifeguard service and club based patrols, elite lifesavers provide a 24hr marine search and rescue service for recreational boat users in and around Darwin harbour.

Surf lifesavers wear the internationally recognised red and yellow patrol cap, and a red and yellow uniform.


Lifesaving Patrols

During the dry season, the three NT clubs run volunteer beach patrols on a number of Darwin beaches and one in Nhulunbuy. Click here to find out patrol times and beaches.

SAR Team

Search & Rescue Team

Surf Life Saving NT's Search and Rescue Team (SAR Team) has been operating since 2006 and provides a 24/7 marine search and rescue service for recreational boat users.

Members are all highly skilled lifesavers that have undertaken extensive training in search and rescue techniques. Keep Reading.


Australian Lifeguard Services NT

The Australian Lifeguard Services NT runs professional lifeguard services at the Darwin Waterfront and on Mindil Beach. Keep Reading.

Capture VHF

VHF Marine Radio Network

With the assistance of the NT Government, SLSNT will be conducting a review into the installation of a VHF Marine Radio Network. Keep Reading.


 Nippers & Cadets

The fun of surf life saving starts from when you join as a nipper.

If you're thinking of introducing your child to surf life saving, then nippers is the best place to do it. Nippers and Cadets are open to children from the age of 5 through to 14 years old.  Keep Reading.


Member Recognition

Surf Life Saving NT relies heavily on its volunteer members and it is important that the dedication and professionalism shown by our members is recognised. Keep Reading.