Tuesday 17 March 2020

Last week, Surf Life Saving Australia released a bulletin with further information and updates, including specific information around event attendance. Since the release of this Bulletin further announcements by the Federal Government around the banning of mass gatherings and self-isolation after overseas travel have been forthcoming.

The safety of our members is paramount and we will continue to do all we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all.

Last night, the SLSNT Board decided to

  • postpone the Awards of Excellence function till later in the year. The award nominations still close this Thursday but we will present them at a later date.
  • hold the AGM, however members will be encouraged to use video software to join rather than come into Surf House.

The Darwin Beach Fest (formally Beach Week) will be cancelled for 2020. 
A decision on the Club Requals day at the Waterfront, Beach and Paddle Series and visits by Julian have not been made, but we will see what further advice is released in the coming month.

At this stage the SLSNT Board is not proposing any restrictions on club activities, but we will continue to constantly monitor the advice from government and health experts which is frequently changing.

SLSNT is asking Clubs to utilise the NT Health COVID-19 Risk Assessment tool to decide whether their nipper activities, sign on days, training etc. should continue. This tool has been developed by NTG to assist organisers determine the level of clinical risk around proposed events. The results of the risk assessment will assist organisers in making decisions about whether to proceed with an event or to restrict, modify, postpone or cancel. For more information please visit Secure NT.

 For further information from the key agencies, please visit:

Please continue to monitor SLSNT social media and website for the most up to date information, as this situation is changing at such a rapid rate.