The Australian Water Safety Council (AWSC) is deeply committed to drowning prevention in Australia and is a collective voice for Australia’s leading water safety organisations. The Council acts as a consultative forum comprising of the major water safety and related government agencies and focuses on the presentation of key water safety issues to governments, industry and the community.

The Australian Water Safety Council is committed to improving water safety in Australia as demonstrated through the production and implementation of four National Water Safety Plans/Strategies. These documents have generated bipartisan support for water safety in Australia and have seen the improvement of water safety throughout the country.

The Australian Water Safety Council member bodies continue to demonstrate their commitment to water safety by directing resources of their respective organisations towards the development and implementation of the Australian Water Safety Strategy.Members

  • Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA)
  • Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA)
  • Australasian Council for the Teaching of Swimming
  • and Water Safety (AUSTSWIM)
  • Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA)
  • Australian Local Government Association (ALGA)
  • Australian National Sports Fishing Association (ANSFA)
  • Australia New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group (ANZSBEG)
  • Australian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association (ASCTA)
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) Asia-Pacific
  • Farmsafe Australia
  • Surfing Australia
  • Swimming Australia Limited (SAL)
  • The Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (Kidsafe)

Download the full report PDF here.

Contact: Justin Scarr Convenor, Australian Water Safety Council
Chief Executive Officer, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia
PO Box 558, Broadway NSW 2007
Phone: (02) 8217 3111 Fax: (02) 8217 3199

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