Be Our Eyes in the Sky

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Ever wanted to fly a drone? We are looking for surf lifesavers to train as UAV Operators in Darwin and seeking expressions of interest from club members.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are revolutionising Surf Life Saving, helping to spot marine life, identifying hazards such as rip currents and assisting swimmers in difficulty. 

Surf Life Saving NT is looking for SLS members to fly drones as part of the Search and Rescue team throughout the upcoming season (June - September).  


  • Complete UAV pilot training and certification free of charge
  • 2-day course that covers drone operation, care/maintenance and specialised marine life and hazard identification
  • Reduced training may be available for members with current UAV certification


You will be:

  • Over 16 years of age
  • Available for full or half day rostered drone patrols throughout the season.

Because this is a land based activity, you don’t need to be Bronze Medallion proficient, so this is an excellent opportunity for members looking to stay involved in surf lifesaving.

 Patrolling members will need to fulfill their existing rostered requirements for their club patrols, however you're rostered hours will count towards patrol hours.

We’re recruiting NOW and commencing training in the coming weeks so submit an expression of interest including:

  • Your name and club
  • No. of years as a member
  • Lifesaving qualifications (eg. Bronze or Silver Medallion, IRB etc)
  • Address and contact details
  • Availability to be rostered on weekends during the season
  • Any UAV experience or licences you already hold

Submit Expression Of Interest

Please submit your expression of interest to
Surf Life Saving NT 

If you have any questions about the UAV program or this role, please contact Surf Life Saving NT
P 08 8985 6588

Be Our Eyes in the Sky