Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV) mission is to prevent aquatic related death and injury in all Victorian communities. With 500 staff and 38,000 members representing lifesaving clubs and affiliated pools or aquatic facilities), LSV provides a range of services from prevention, first response and recovery activities. LSV as a support agency works closely with communities, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses and the broader aquatic industry, to achieve our water safety mission.



Critical task alignment / activity source



Provision of safety inspection services for swimming pools, urban, coastal and inland waterways using approved risk management tools.



Provision of water safety expert advice in support of state and regional emergency management planning

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5


Provision of aquatic risk management services including safety design services to designers and developers of swimming pools and waterways

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 4.5


Development of safety standards for the development, operation and use of a range of waterways including beaches, public swimming pools, home pools and spas, and urban waterways

2.1, 2.2


Provision of information and education displays at tradeshows and community events

2.1, 4.5


Provision of technical and reference manuals, texts, resources, and newsletters on water safety, lifesaving, life guarding, CPR and first aid

2.1, 4.5


Provision of subject matter expertise on water safety campaigns and public awareness communication

2.1, 2.2, 4.5


Provision of expert advice on aquatic risk management systems and water safety signage

2.1, 4.5, 6.2


Provision of vocational education and training programs such as Pool Lifeguard, first aid, oxygen equipment, and specialist areas such as Automatic External Defibrillation and aquatic and dry spinal injury management



Development and provision of education in water safety and associated messaging, first aid, CPR, swimming and lifesaving programs at swimming pools, open water locations, schools and lifesaving clubs including accredited training for Personal Water Craft and Inflatable Rescue Boats

2.1, 6.1, 6.4


Response (including Relief)


Provision of air, water and land-based search and rescue services to locate lost persons and vessels at sea and inland waterways supporting VicPol through Rescue powercraft (rescue boats and rescue water craft): Inshore search and rescue (up to 2 nautical miles) as well as offshore search and rescue (greater than 2 nautical miles); Remote piloted aircraft systems (Drones); Helicopter services capable of winching persons over land and water; and All-terrain vehicles capable of driving on beaches

3.1, 3.2, 10.1, 12.1, 12.3


Provision of both paid and volunteer water-based patrolling including inshore, rescue and response services provided from LSV supported locations across Port Phillip Bay, the Victorian coastline and inland waterways

3.1, 3.2, 12.1, 12.3


Provision of air and sea marine animal detection services in support of the VFA

3.2, 16.2


Provision of water safety first responder services for aquatic based events

2.1, 3.2


Provision of radio equipment and resources support to other agencies

3.4, 3.5


Maintenance and operations of the State Lifesaving Operations Centre including dispatching appropriate aquatic rescue response resources, tracking, recording of the progress and status of events and aquatic rescue services resources

3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1,
4.4, 4.5, 4.6


Provision of timely, co-ordinated information and warnings around beach and water safety as well as bay water quality to communities

2.1, 2.3


Provision of emergency evacuation/relief centres at the lifesaving clubs

3.3, 15.1


Provision of first aid and other medical response support services to AV (as co-responder/emergency medical responder)

3.2, 14.1, 14.2


Provision of support to lead agencies for health and medical relief (first aid) assistance measures

3.2, 14.2, 14.7


Provision of support to lead agencies for pre-hospital care for people affected by emergencies

3.2, 14.1, 14.2


Provision of support to lead agencies for the establishment and resourcing of field primary care clinics

3.2, 14.3, 14.4




For recovery activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.


Assurance and Learning


For assurance and learning activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.