Our surf lifesavers do an amazing job keeping our beaches safe. Last year they performed first aid on more than 25,000 swimmers.

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier of Queensland

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They aren’t just volunteers, but our surf lifesavers are highly skilled members of our community who devote their time to helping others.

It is now time for us to help them.

It was a privilege to recently launch the 2013 Surf Safe Appeal with a $50,000 donation from the Queensland Government.

I encourage you to give what you can to this worthy cause.

Donations can be made at www.surfsafeappeal.com.au or by calling 1800 642 925.

The Surf Safe Appeal is the largest annual fundraising initiative for Surf Life Saving Queensland. Now in its 10th year the Appeal is pivotal in ensuring that volunteer lifesavers have the necessary equipment, training and resources to continue safeguarding our state’s beaches.

The Surf Safe Appeal plays a key role in ensuring Queensland’s lifesavers have the necessary equipment to do what they do best, save lives.