Surf lifesavers are iconic Australians.

You see their reassuring presence on the beach when you go for a swim. You admire their skill and athleticism as they race through the waves. But the red and yellow army aren’t just here for fun. They’re here for YOU.

Last year alone Queensland’s volunteer surf lifesavers directly saved the lives of 1,178 beachgoers through in-water rescues and treated 11,275 injured people through first aid treatments. All of this was provided at no cost to Queensland beachgoers!

Every year, Australian’s dig deep to help keep our vital life saving services and volunteers on the beach, doing the job they love. Every dollar raised through SOS Week helps surf life saving clubs across Queensland continue to raise the red and yellow flags and ensure you stay safe at the beach.

And YOU can help

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About SLSQ

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) is the state’s peak aquatic rescue authority and is one of the largest volunteer-based community service organisations in Australia.

Surf Life Saving Queensland is built on a fundamental principle: to save lives.

Our organisation encompasses several diverse arms – lifesaving services, community education, membership services, surf sports, fundraising and commercial training – but they all contribute to one overarching purpose.

What is SOS week?

Monday 15 – Sunday 21 October

2018 will mark the 15th year of SLSQ’s annual fundraising appeal, one of the largest fundraising initiatives for SLSQ.

SOS Week is pivotal in ensuring that our volunteer surf lifesavers have the necessary equipment, training, and resources to continue safeguarding our state’s beaches. In addition, it and provides a valuable avenue for surf life saving to highlight the services we provide to the community and our urgent need for funding from the community.

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1Events

2Volunteer

3Fundraising Throughout Queensland

1Events

Monday 15 - Sunday 21 October

Street collections, Brisbane CBD.

SLSQ volunteers will be out and about in force in and around Brisbane City fundraising to keep lifesavers on our beaches. Look out for the red and yellow army in and around the CBD – Central and Roma St Stations, Queen Street Mall, King George Square and more.

2Volunteer

Fancy becoming part of the red and yellow but don't want to get your feet wet?

Use your passion for saving lives to raise awareness and vital funds for Surf Life Saving Queensland’s SOS Week by becoming a volunteer.

Volunteers are the backbone of our movement and are recognised throughout Australia as an iconic and integral part of the Aussie way of life. Have fun and make a real contribution!

SOS Week volunteers can help with both street collections and in-house administrative support so whether you want to pound the pavement, conduct data entry or just offer your expertise in another way, there’s room here for you to make a difference.

3Fundraising Throughout Queensland

Keep your eyes peeled at train stations, shopping centres and community areas.

Surf life saving clubs all over the Queensland will be out and about fundraising throughout the week in locations as far south as Tugun and as far north as Ellis Beach. Keep your eyes peeled for our volunteer patrol members in and around train stations, shopping centres and community areas.

This year, clubs will not only be shaking the donation tins and asking you to support our vital services, some areas will have brand new tap & go donation systems so even if you don’t have spare change, you can still do your part and give to the red and yellow!

Where to find us

Partners

Become a partner

Along with the generous corporate support we receive by way of equipment sponsorships, the red and yellow army of volunteer surf lifesavers take to the streets armed with donation tins, allowing all Queenslanders the chance to show their appreciation for the efforts of volunteer lifesavers.

We are seeking relationships with organisations that would like to embrace the community goodwill and brand attributes that make Surf Life Saving special, and see the mutual benefit that can be enjoyed through a relationship with SOS Week.

The service we provide to the Queensland community would not be possible without a passionate and committed group of partners and sponsors behind the scenes, whose ongoing support and contributions are crucial to the growth and success of the surf life saving movement in Queensland and to achieve our vision.

Prior to SOS Week, your brand will be enhanced through the many marketing, website and public relations opportunities, and during the week, branding and announcements will reinforce your message to a large audience Alignment to this initiative can maximise your organisation’s brand exposure while building commitment to your customers and employees.

Why become a corporate partner?

  • Support a volunteer organisation who is dedicated towards ensuring community safety
  • Showcase your organisations Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Position your business brand alongside our iconic Surf Life Saving ‘red and yellow’
  • Highlight your support to more than 32,000 surf lifesaving members within Queensland
  • Opportunity for significant partnership acknowledgement through Queensland Media
  • Most importantly, show your support and HELP SAVE LIVES!

To become a partner of SOS Week contact SLSQ marketing@lifesaving.com.au

Where to find us

Throughout SOS Week, SLSQ and local life saving clubs will be out and about fundraising to support our organisation. Find out below where you can donate and help save lives. Contact your local club for more details.

Agnes Water SLSC

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FoodWorks Agnes Water

Spar Agnes Water

Agnes Water Shopping Village

Alexandra Headland SLSC

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Woolworths Buderim

IGA Wises Road Maroochydore

Coles Nambour

Arcadian SLSC

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Castletown Shopping Centre

Stockland Shopping Centre

Fairfield Shopping Centre

Ayr SLSC

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Bilinga SLSC

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Bribie Island SLSC

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Woolworths Bribie Island

IGA Bribie Island

IGA Sandstone Point

Burpengary Train Station

Broadbeach SLSC

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Central Station, Brisbane

South Brisbane Train Station

Roma Street Train Station

Bundaberg SLSC

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Cairns SLSC

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Cairns Shopping Centre

Smithfield Shopping Centre

Coochiemudlo Island SLSC

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Victoria Point Shopping Centre

Coolangatta SLSC

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Bunnings Cannon Hill

Cannon Hill Shopping Centre

Westfield Carindale

Westfield Garden City

Morningside Train Station

Coolum Beach SLSC

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Brookside Shopping Centre

Coolum Beach Shopping Centre

Eumundi Markets

Ferny Grove Train Station

Currumbin SLSC

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Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

Toowong Shopping Centre

Dicky Beach SLSC

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Eimeo SLSC

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Northern Beaches Central

Elliott Heads SLSC

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Ellis Beach SLSC

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Sugarworld Shopping Centre, Cairns

Earlville Stockland, Cairns

Redlynch Shopping Centre

Mt Sheridan Plaza

Etty Bay SLSC

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Forrest Beach SLSC

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Hinchinbrook Central

Hervey Bay SLSC

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Stockland Hervey Bay

Kawana Waters SLSC

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Kawana Shopping Centre

Kirra SLSC

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Woolworths Moorooka

Arndale Shopping Centre, Springwood

Sunnybank Shopping Plaza

Mackay SLSC

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Canelands Shopping Centre

Bunnings North

BunnPaget Mackay

Marcoola SLSC

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Maroochydore SLSC

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Sunshine Plaza

King Street Cotton Tree

Sunshine Homemakers Centre

Woolworths Plaza Parade

Mermaid Beach SLSC

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Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC

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Albany Creek Shopping Centre

Aspley Hypermarket

Stockland Caloundra

Pelican Waters Shopping Centre

Carseldine Central

Woolworths Chermside Market Place

Woolworths Albany Creek

Woolworths Eatons Hill

IGA Caloundra Village

IGA Bell Vista

Miami Beach SLSC

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Mission Beach SLSC

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Mission Beach Central

Mooloolaba SLSC

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Mudjimba SLSC

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Bli Bli River Markets

Pacific Parade Shopping Centre

Nobby's Beach SLSC

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Toowong Village

Milton Markets

Milton Officeworks

Paddington Central

Auchenflower Train Station

Toowong Train Station

Milton Train Station

Noosa Heads SLSC

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North Burleigh SLSC

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Tree Tops Shopping Centre, Burleigh Waters

Miami One Shopping Centre

North Kirra SLSC

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Northcliffe SLSC

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Capri on Via Roma, Harbour Town

Pacific SLSC

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Palm Beach SLSC

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Point Lookout SLSC

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Rainbow Beach SLSC

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Redcliffe Peninsula SLSC

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Coles Dolphins Central Shopping Centre

Kippa Ring Train Station

Sarina SLSC

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Woolworths Sarina

IGA Sarina

Sunshine Beach SLSC

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Sunshine Beach shops

Noosa Junction Plaza

Noosa Civic

Surfers Paradise SLSC

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Chevron Island

Benowa Gardens

Paradise Centre

Tannum Sands SLSC

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Coles Tannum Sands

Woolworths Boyne Island

Coles Gladstone

Stockland Gladstone

Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC

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Coles North Ward

Tugun SLSC

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IGA Tugun

FoodWorks Tugun

Tweed Heads & Coolangatta SLSC

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Beenleigh Marketplace

The Strand Coolangatta

Reflections on the Beach Coolangatta

Logan Centre Plaza

Hypderdome

Logan City Shopping Centre

Yeppoon SLSC

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Yeppoon Central

IGA Yeppoon

Contact us

HEAD OFFICE

Phone+61 7 3846 8000
Fax+61 7 3846 8008

Postal address

Surf Life Saving Queensland
PO Box 3747
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Street address

Surf Life Saving Queensland
18 Manning Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

MEDIA QUERIES

Emailmedia@lifesaving.com.au

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