Why we exist

To save lives.

We believe all Territorians should learn water safety skills and be provided with safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues.

SLSNT works to achieve this by delivering lifesaving, development and sports programs for our members and the wider community.  In addition, SLSNT manages and delivers accredited education and training services through our Academy and professional Lifeguard services through Australian Lifeguard Services NT.

Our Vision

Zero preventable deaths in NT coastal waters.

Our Mission

We save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.

Strategic Goals

  1. Extend lifesaving coverage to match community needs – using evidence to support decisions regarding community water safety needs, and having resources in place to support these decisions and needs.
  2. Develop our people – recruit and retain the best people through support and development of their skills and knowledge.
  3. Ensure a relevant & growing movement – to lead by example and develop a flexible and innovative organisation that can respond quickly in an ever-changing environment.
  4. Engage the community to participate and support– Increase our public profile and encourage active participation by all community members.


Office Bearers and Life Members 

SLSNT Board of Directors

President: Grant Barnett
Director of Lifesaving: Adam Traugott
Director of Education: Andrew McGuiness
Director of Surf Sport: Vacant
Director: Alison Snowden
Director: Sue Barnes
Director: Vacant



Vice Patron 

Mr Brian Measey

Life Members

Badge No 1 Leon Eddy
Badge No 2 Fred Finch AM*
Badge No 3 Colin (Col) Fleming
Badge No 4 Lee-anne Kelly
Badge No 5 Alex Peters
Badge No 6 Charles Rue
Badge No 7 Robert (Bob) Creek*
Badge No 8 Jo-Anne (Jo) Gardiner
Badge No 9 Patricia (Mandy) Hutchinson
Badge No 10 Gary McKinnon
Badge No 11 Trevor Webb
Badge No 12 Bernie Nixon
Badge No 13 Chris (Putty) Putland
Badge No 14 Craig (Frog) Croke

*SLSA Life Member