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					Surf Life Saving Australia
Annual Report 2003
Over 484,297 lives saved to date
Patrons                         Life Members
Chief Patron                    •   Doyle                      RD      •   Avery                      EC         Rennie OAM         WA
                                •   Rathborne                    H     •   Ovens OAM                   EJ        McKenzie OAM       GD
His Royal Highness              •   Burke                      MJ      •   Payne                      FT         McNeilly MBE       MD
The Prince Phillip              •   McIntyre                   DD      •   Wilson                     GJ         Watson AM            RJ
                                •   Windon                       SJ    •   Stewart                      JJ       Reeves OAM           JA
Duke of Edinburgh,              •   McRorie                      JS    •   Nicklin KCMG      Sir Francis         Marshall OAM       WG
KG KT OM GBE AC QSO PC          •   Canning                      JT    •   Johnson MBE                SA         Scott OAM            ID
                                •   Goold                      WJ      •   Richards                   FC         Byrnes OAM          MJ
                                •   Cohen                      GS      •   Williams                    G     •   Dixon              NA
                                •   Holmes                 Capt A      •   Dempster                  JW          McNaughton OAM        G
                                •   Dart                      GW       •   Saunders                  RA          Donnell OAM          BF
                                •   Moran                       TF     •   Flanagan BEM               NJ     •   Trigg OBE            RJ
                                •   Taylor                     CE      •   Tier                       FB         Jones               JM
                                •   Dargan                     FH          Newman                       P        Dewey                JC
                                •   Whitehead                 CW           Dearlove MBE                JB        King OAM            BC
                                •   Dellitt                    GS      •   McMaster AM DFC           JW      •   Henshaw OAM          NJ
                                •   Gordon                       JL        Riley MBE                 HK          Little OAM          RA
                                •   Englert                   CG           Asmussen MBE              CK          Brown OAM          RM
                                •   Gray                         JE    •   Molyneux                     D        Burchill            DS
                                •   Winders MBE               SW       •   Crain MBE               WAT           Stephens OAM         EB
                                •   Cohen                       M      •   Bennett                      PI       Butler OAM           RJ
                                •   Cronin                     VS          Smith AM                    EJ    •   McGrory OAM         FH
Vice Patron                     •   Watson MBE                KW           Clark OAM                 HH          Hoskins OAM          KF
                                •   Curlewis CVO CBE                   •   Grant OAM                  GF         Taylor OAM           CJ
The Prime Minister                  Sir Adrian                             Hatchett                   JG     •   Millett MBE         RC
of Australia                    •   Dillon                      JB         Howells OAM               RM      •   Mackie AM              IJ
The Hon John Howard MP          •   Cameron                     JR     •   McDonald OAM              HN          Davidson OAM         RJ
                                •   Turner                     LD      •   Peacock                     RJ        Cramond AO OBE       TR
                                •   Sutherland                 AC          Tallon OAM                RC          Smith OAM          PW
                                •   Cahill                         J   •   O'Reilly BEM                JE        Taylor OAM           PF
Patrons                         •   Marshall BEM               ER          Switzer OAM                 JR        Davis OAM              E
                                •   Hanley                     GR      •   Vaughan OAM                JK         Whitmore OAM        RT
The Governor of                 •   Millar                       G     •   Claybourn OAM             MC          Pears                RE
New South Wales                 •   Hayton MBE                   N         Klingner OAM              MJ          Murray                 K
Her Excellency                  •   Webb                       GR          Staunton MBE              GB          Priest              KC
                                •   Figtree                    AS          Field OAM                 RC          Beasley              JB
Prof Marie Bashir AC            •   Thompson                   DH      •   Slaven                       P        Smith                BJ
                                •   Hodge                       JN         Rosewell OAM            JWA           Waters OAM           M
The Governor of Victoria
                                •   Small                      HA      •   Weimer                     HJ         Bermingham OAM        PJ
His Excellency,                 •   Emms                       FG      •   Honey                        C        Fielder OAM        CD
The Honourable John Landy       •   Mack                         C     •   Burrell OAM               RA          Halliday           WE
AC MBE                          •   Heath                      EA      •   Wilkes                     BF         Harding OAM          RJ
                                •   Gadsdon Kt       Sir Laurance          Rector AM                  CE         Menico               JA
The Governor of                 •   Costa                      SV      •   Sellars                  JPW      •   Somers                JF
Queensland                      •   Williams                  AM       •   Fitzgerald MBE             AE     •   Wilcox OAM           ST
                                •   Kennedy MBE               AER          Singleton OAM             WJ          Wright                 R
His Excellency, Major General
                                •   Winders OBE                 JR         Brown OAM                GM           Rankin AM            RE
Peter Arnison AC CVO            •   White OAM                 DG           Morrison OAM               DP         Conrick               C
                                •   Jaggard OAM               EFK          Whelpton AM               AB          Jackson OAM         RA
The Governor of South           •   Johnson                   GH           Moseley OAM                  A        Devlin               RP
Australia                       •   Moroney                  DRB       •   Pittard                   HA          Purcell             NR
Her Excellency Majorie          •   Woodroffe                  NS          Parkyn OAM                AB          Worth               WJ
Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE       •   Becher OAM                MH           Brown OAM                  HJ         Collins              KJ
                                •   Betts                         JJ   •   Dann                       GL         Lyons               GR
The Governor of Western         •   Stephens                   PR          Bowman                    BH          Jaggard OAM         EK
Australia                       •   Donaldson                  AR          Worrell                    JG         Allum              GA
                                •   Daley                      WJ      •   Martin                     W          Gaynor OAM         WE
His Excellency Lieutenant
                                •   Sloane                     AD          Heywood OBE                NJ         Clark               DE
General John Sanderson AC       •   Besomo                     VA          Hofmaster                  EV         Griffiths            JA
                                •   Foerster                    W          Knight BEM                KC          McGibbon              PJ
The Governor of Tasmania        •   Loton                      AR          McGee                       EJ        Morarty            NW
His Excellency, The             •   McDonald OAM                LS         Trethowan                     J       Finch                FA
Honourable Sir Guy Green        •   Paterson                     A         Windmill                  HC          Bond               KJH
AC KBE CVO                      •   Denison                   AG           Webb OAM                  MA          Meehan               JV
                                •   Lindsay                   GA       •   Rodgers OAM               DG          Edstein               JT
The Administrator of the        •   McGrath                    HF          Critcher                   GF         Lyne AM             CR
Northern Territory              •   Castleman MBE             AW           Conlin OAM                DR          Wood                 RS
                                •   Prior BEM                  AE          Bruce OAM                 BD          George               PB
His Honour Mr John              •   Haywood MBE               FST          Blackley                   DT
Anictomatis AO                  •   Frizzell OBE OAM           AB      •   Sabien                      M     •   denotes deceased
                                •   McCarthy                   JG          Chesher OAM               RC
                                •   Spender OBE                 JR         Morrison                  KA
                                    Bullpitt MBE               NF          Paton                      LS
                                •   Brydon                     RC          Smith OAM                 RA
                                •   Shanahan                   RP          Gear AM                     RJ
                                •   Williams MBE                VJ     •   Buist                      RV
                                •   Walker OBE                AW           Marsh OAM                CW
                                •   Meagher OBE               TW       •   Johnson                      D
                                •   Wilson OAM                 NB          Stapleton AM               PR
                                •   Olson                     AO           Wilson BEM                HB
                                •   Lucas OBE                  DC          Thorburn                   AJ
    Contents

    President’s Report                               4
    CEO’s Report                                     8
    Lifesaving                                       16-19
    Congratulations from SLSA                        19
    Competition                                      20-23
    Development                                      24-26
    Life Membership Recipients                       26
    SLSA Calendar 2002/2003                          27
    Surf Sports Australia                            30
    SLSA Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter
    Aeromedical Retrieval Search & Rescue Services   31-32
    International Life Saving Federation             32
    State of the Nation                              34-37
    SLSA Boards and Committees                       38-40
    Patrol Service Awards                            41
    Annual Statistics                                42-47
    2003 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships   50-55
    2003 Interstate Championships                    55-57
    Tri-Nations Challenge                            58-63
    Financial Report                                 64-90




Contents
President’s Report
 Ron Rankin AM




                                        Overview                                            infrastructure, enables Surf Life Saving
                                                                                            Australia to deliver a level of service to the
                                        Ladies and gentlemen it is an honour and my         Australian community which is best practice
                                        pleasure to present this annual report on the       worldwide and continues to be ‘absolutely
                                        activities of Surf Life Saving Australia for the    free’ to the community.
                                        2002/03 period.
                                                                                            The profile of the organisation as a lifesaving
                                        As suggested in my previous annual report the       service has been very effectively reinforced this
                                        organisation needed to take a more unified          past year with a national branding campaign,
                                        national approach to build a strong and             and the most effective marketing initiatives we
                                        sustainable strategic position for the future.      have ever introduced. Surf sports competition
“My heroes did not                      I am pleased to report that the past year has
                                                                                            continued to stimulate the membership, the
                                                                                            viewing public and our sponsors culminating
                                        produced important achievements as a
save the world but                      national organisation which, through the
                                                                                            in the most successful Australian Surf Life
                                                                                            Saving Championships ever conducted in
                                        combined efforts of SLSA, the States, Board of
during the past 96                      Directors, Board of Management and our
                                                                                            2003.

years my heroes, the                    valued staff, have seen us able to better           Surf Life Saving Australia has continued to
                                        position Surf Life Saving Australia as the          apply effective and sound governance at all
surf lifesavers have                    leading surf lifesaving authority for the future.   levels of the organisation. This past year has
                                                                                            also delivered very pleasing financial results
                                        We have a total membership reaching almost
saved some 484,297                      107,000 and 282 surf lifesaving clubs. Surf
                                                                                            with a clear strategy to build a stronger
                                                                                            economic base, to allow future development
lives.”                                 lifesaving also employs in excess of 80% of
                                                                                            and growth to be achieved.
                                        the lifeguards throughout the country, in
                                        addition to the several thousand staff              This annual report is designed to comply with
                                        employed by over 400 affiliated entities. In        best practice reporting not only to report on
                                        addition, the 9 lifesaving rescue helicopters       performance and achievements, but also to
                                        operating in New South Wales and                    fully disclose our corporate governance
                                        Queensland and other supporting                     practices.




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President’s Report




Year Under Review
                                                    Highlights
Probably one of the most pleasing items to
report is the united focus and cooperation
between the state entities and SLSA. This
team approach has allowed SLSA to take              s Total number of lives saved in              s Successful Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain
forward a number of important and strategic            2002/03: 9,448                                 Ironman Series held at Burleigh Heads,
issues including:                                                                                     Newcastle, Coolum and Ocean Grove.
                                                    s Total lives saved since 1907: 478,913
s National branding                                    (almost 2.5% of Australian population)     s Centenary Committee formed for the
                                                                                                      lead up to 2007
s National marketing                                s Official opening of Surf House at Bondi
                                                       in October 2002                            s National Medal gazetted by Federal
s National sponsorship management                                                                     Government for surf lifesavers.
                                                    s SLSA hosted the announcement of
s Protection of intellectual property                  Harmony Day grants in November 2002        s Australian Championships 2007–2009
s Protection of members                                                                               won by Western Australian
                                                    s Life Memberships granted to: G. Allum,          Government
s Insurance and legislative issues                     Prof E. Jaggard OAM, J. Griffiths,
                                                       D. Clark, W. Gaynor, P. McGibbon,          s Member Recognition Framework
s Registered training organisation status              N. Moriarty, F. Finch, J. Edstein,             launched
s Education as a business                              K. Bond, J. Meehan, P. George,
                                                       C. Lynne AM, R. Wood
                                                                                                  s Federal Water Safety Grant increased by
s Authority of surf lifesaving                                                                        $337,000.00
                                                    s Telstra sponsorship to provide the most
s National fund raising initiatives                    comprehensive national youth program
                                                                                                  s Review of lifesaving services initiated
s Review of lifesaving services.                       ever delivered                             s Workshop to review surf sports
                                                                                                      competitions and SLSA events initiated
                                                    s DHL Sponsorship provides largest
Service delivery continued to be very effective        support ever for lifesaving programs       s National marketing role established at
with 9,448 rescues and 163,636 preventative                                                           SLSA
actions being undertaken throughout the             s North Steyne SLSC celebrated 95 years
country. Steps have also been taken to further         of service                                 s SLSA achieved Registered Training
review lifesaving service delivery with a view to                                                     Organisation status
                                                    s SLS Victoria launched ‘50 years and
improving the use of available resources and           more’ history book                         s Twelve lifesavers honoured in the 2003
to address growing demands.                                                                           Queen’s Birthday Honours
                                                    s Maroochydore SLSC opened new club
This past year, SLSA has become a Registered           house                                      s New SLSA logo introduced
Training Organisation and is now                                                                      incorporating ‘The Life of the Beach’
implementing significant new initiatives,           s Northern Helicopter Rescue Service
                                                                                                      motto
including a revised Training Manual and a              celebrated 20 years of service
number of award and training programs.              s Westpac Life Saver Helicopter Rescue        s National history book project
                                                                                                      progressing
Late in 2002 I had the opportunity to meet             Service celebrated 30 years of
with the Prime Minister of Australia, The              sponsorship with Westpac                   s Peter George and Brett Williamson
Honorable John Howard MP, to discuss a                                                                developed a strategy for the ongoing
                                                    s Most successful Australian
number of issues confronting SLSA. The Prime                                                          support and development of surf
                                                       Championships ever conducted at
Minister was very receptive and has since                                                             lifesaving in the Northern Territory
                                                       Kurrawa
initiated a review of these and other matters                                                     s Historic meeting with the Prime
with his Ministerial colleagues. These matters      s Arcadian SLSC, Noosa SLSC, Stockton
                                                                                                      Minister of Australia, The Honorable
included:                                              SLSC, Scarboro SLSC, Swansea Belmont
                                                                                                      John Howard MP
                                                       SLSC all celebrated 75 years of service
1. Water Safety Grant
   An additional $337,000.00 has since been         s Fred Finch retired as President of SLSNT
   granted for the year 2003/04.                    s Australian Team won Tri-Nations in New
2. Protection of Intellectual Property                 Zealand
   This matter is being favourably considered       s Very successful Interstate
   by the Prime Minister’s office and the              Championships conducted at Clifton
   Federal Parliamentry Secretary.                     Beach SLSC in Tasmania



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President’s Report




3. Management of Water Safety                    8. Centenary of SLSA                              Future Direction
   SLSA funding will continue to be                 A request for financial assistance for the
   managed through the Department of                2007 Centenary is being considered by          Clearly SLSA continues to focus on gaining
   Communications, Information Technology           the Prime Minister’s office.                   formal recognition by the State and Federal
   and the Arts. SLSA is now a member of                                                           Governments to not only protect our
                                                 9. Year of the Surf Lifesaver                     intellectual property but also to protect our
   the Volunteer Committee of Emergency
                                                    The Prime Minister’s office is also            members and to provide the organisation with
   Management Australia.
                                                    considering our request to make 2007 the       some level of authority for the community
4. Youth Forums                                     Year of the Surf Lifesaver.                    service role we play.
   SLSA has a representative on the
   Australian Forum of Youth Organisations.      Support from Federal Ministers has been           Continued commitment to a national
                                                 exceptional during the year and I extend our      organisation will strengthen this resolve and
5. Authority for SLSA                                                                              provide a united front by the largest and most
                                                 sincere thanks to the Federal Government for
   Draft legislation is under consideration by                                                     competent organisation of its kind delivering
                                                 their assistance and support.
   Federal Government agencies.                                                                    lifesaving services to the Australian
                                                 In terms of international relations, SLSA has     community.
6. Recognition of Surf Lifesavers
                                                 continued to contribute considerably to
   A National Medal was gazetted in April,                                                         SLSA has committed to review the delivery of
                                                 International Life Saving and has actively
   2003 by the Government for surf                                                                 lifesaving services and no doubt the future will
                                                 participated to keep an alliance with Surf Life
   lifesavers.                                                                                     see an improved use of resources and a
                                                 Saving New Zealand, Life Saving South Africa
7. Insurance                                     and all other countries within the ILS Asia       stronger focus on the ‘front line’ to realise this
   Several updates have been provided to the     Pacific Region.                                   outcome.
   Prime Minister’s office and other Ministers                                                     A review of surf sports competition and SLSA
                                                 Cooperation between the Royal Life Saving
   in relation to the inconsistency in state                                                       conducted events has also been initiated with
                                                 Society and SLSA has continued with
   legislation and issues related to the Trade                                                     the intention of improving competition events
                                                 integration in Victoria progressing and a
   Practices Act. Some legislative changes                                                         for members and to develop competitions and
                                                 national ‘one team’ selection policy developed.
   have been effected but more are needed.                                                         events more attractive and suitable to
                                                 I am very keen to see both organisations agree
                                                 to the formation of ‘Life Saving Australia’ to    sponsors and government.
                                                 take water safety in this country further         The initiative by SLSA to move toward industry
                                                 forward.                                          recognised qualifications will see not only a lift



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in awards for members, but also a shift to
public safety industry qualifications.
In summary, I see a very significant future for
the organisation with a national brand and as
a truly national organisation. To achieve this,
our goal is to have in place a number of
strategic initiatives by the year 2007. State and
Federal government will need to provide more
formal and consistent recognition of Surf Life
Saving Australia if we are to achieve zero
preventable drownings and a safer aquatic
environment.


                                                    Conclusion                                          Also my sincere thanks to the State, Territory
                                                                                                        and Federal Governments, our sponsors and
                                                    The past year has been demanding, but at the        supporters for their essential and continued
                                                    same time rewarding for SLSA with sound             support of surf lifesaving in Australia.
                                                    positioning taking place and a strong focus on
                                                    strategic and business development initiatives.     I extend my sincere thanks to the SLSA
                                                                                                        Council, Board of Management, Board of Life
                                                    While leadership can be provided by SLSA and        Saving, Board of Development and Board of
                                                    all the state entities, the final success depends   Competition, along with the various officers
                                                    on the integrity and ability of our 282 surf        and committees for their continued and
                                                    lifesaving clubs and other supporting               valued contribution to SLSA. The pleasure has
                                                    infrastructure to take this organisation            all been mine to work with such great people.
                                                    forward. I congratulate all the clubs, branches,
                                                    states and subsidiary companies for their           My work as President would not be possible
                                                    unselfish and valued contribution to surf           without the wonderful support and assistance
                                                    lifesaving and the Australian community.            I have received from our CEO Greg Nance and
                                                                                                        Toni Murphy along with senior managers,
                                                    As we develop and grow the various aspects          Peter, Justine, Danya, Christian, Anna,
                                                    of our organisation we must not lose focus on       Amanda and all the staff at SLSA. My very
                                                    the most important ingredient, our members.         special thanks to you all.
                                                    We must develop their skills, protect them,
                                                    provide for them in competitions and through        During the period as CEO Greg has brought
                                                    other development and recognition programs,         stability to the administration and continues to
                                                    so that the organisation remains relevant and       professionally and capably manage the day to
                                                    effective.                                          day operations of SLSA and important
                                                                                                        relationships with government and our
                                                    My sincere thanks to all the states, branches       corporate partners. He is a pleasure to work
                                                    and clubs I have visited for their hospitality      with.
                                                    during the year. To see the work of the surf
                                                    lifesavers is reward enough for me!                 Finally I must thank my wonderful wife Susan
                                                                                                        for her encouragement and support in this
                                                    My particular thanks to: the Director of Life       very important role as President. It is rewarding
                                                    Saving, Peter George; Director of Competition,      to be part of such a humanitarian organisation
                                                    Greg Allum, and; Director of Development,           where people spend so much time and give so
                                                    John Fitzgerald. Their Boards are strategically     much commitment as volunteers. We go to
                                                    focused on continuous improvement and               such incredible lengths to save a life, to
                                                    important development initiatives. These            develop young Australians and keep our
                                                    Directors provide strong leadership to their        beaches safe. “Let’s keep it that way!”
                                                    Boards and are a pleasure to work with.
                                                    Congratulations to retiring SLSNT President         Ron Rankin AM
                                                    Fred Finch for his effective contribution to        President
                                                    SLSA over many years.                               Surf Life Saving Australia




                                                                                          Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003              [7]
Strategic Review
 CEO: Greg Nance




                                         Our Strategy for SLSA
                                         Our Strategic Intent
                                         “Working with the community and Governments to provide safe beaches and aquatic
                                         environments around Australia”
                                         Core Business Areas
                                         s Lifesaving and Water Safety                      s Education and Training
                                         s Surf Sports                                      s Leadership and Personal Development
Formal recognition                       ...what we will achieve

by government of                         National Development Objectives

SLSA as an authority                     Setting the Standard

still remains a                          s the recognised authority in prevention           s an integrated national system
                                             and rescue across Australia                    s international leaders in water safety
complex issue, but
it must be delivered                     A Core Community Resource
for the successful                       s a growing base of volunteers                     s engagement of broader ethnic groups
                                         s skills, leadership and personal
long-term                                    development opportunity for Australians
development of
                                         Extension of Lifesaving Services
SLSA.
                                         s integrated services with lifeguards              s aerial and surveillance services around
                                         s extension of patrols                                 coastlines


                                         Developing the Business of Sport and Lifestyle
                                         s new services to engage members and               s national competitions and teams
                                             the community                                  s water safety and lifestyle advisory
                                         s   surf sport and event management -                  services
                                             local/national


                                         ...how we achieve
                                         Core Capabilities

                                         Leading edge                      Modern Structures                 Financial Strength
                                         Technology                        for a new century                 s business acumen
                                         s smart technologies in           s national/state/local            s strong financial
                                             each core area                   flexibility                       partnerships
                                         s water safety on line            s strong professional
                                                                              support


                                         A strong system of clubs: our basis of success
                                         s resourced to meet demand                         s trained, highly committed people
                                         s modern facilities and equipment                  s local identity and national image


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Strategic Review




Our Commitment to Safe
Beaches in Australia –
Performance Targets.
This last season has seen SLSA grow further as
a national emergency service organisation.
Overall membership has remained stable, with
282 active surf lifesaving clubs around the
nation’s coastline. SLSA also provides over
80% of the paid lifeguards, helicopter rescue
and surveillance, and fixed wing surveillance
services in NSW, QLD and VIC. The total
service to the Australian community remains
very comprehensive. The 61drownings reflects
a decrease, while the number of rescues and
preventative actions at 9,515 and 195,808
respectively demonstrates the clear operational
effectiveness of SLSA’s patrolling, preventative
and surveillance capabilities.
Our Strategic Successes and
Failures – The Sustainability of                    The two strategic issues - public liability         government. NSW, our largest state in terms
SLSA.                                               insurance and authority through legislative         of clubs and members, has received a
SLSA continues to develop as both a                 recognition of SLSA, are still under active         significant increase in funding and is engaged
water safety and rescue authority. Our              consideration by Commonwealth and State             with government to be further recognised as
comprehensive volunteer patrols, coastal            Governments. All Commonwealth and State             an emergency service.
auditing, annual National Surf Safety Report,       legislation regarding public liability insurance
                                                                                                        At a meeting with the Prime Minister in
recognition as a Registered Training                has now been enacted with some amendments
                                                                                                        November 2002, the President and I discussed
Organisation and a commitment to mapping            to follow. While these efforts are welcomed,
                                                                                                        a number of strategic issues. One issue was
our internal and external education into the        the cost of public liability insurance will still
                                                                                                        funding for surf lifesaving. The
Australian Quality Training Framework, are key      remain high in Australia until the insurance
                                                                                                        Commonwealth, through the Department of
elements in the ’total’ range of services           market becomes more competitive. SLSA’s risk
                                                                                                        Communications, Information Technology and
provided by SLSA.                                   management procedures and awareness of the
                                                                                                        the Arts (DCITA) has responded positively with
                                                    need for risk management has never been
SLSA is now in its second year of developing                                                            an increase of $337,000 to our Water Safety
                                                    better. However, we still face an uncertain
the “national business” of the entire                                                                   Grant - the first increase since 1996. The
                                                    situation, as do many other community groups.
organisation. Four separate business streams                                                            Prime Minister and Minister for Sport and the
                                                    The resumption of IRB competition and the
are active – sponsorship, trademark licensing,                                                          Arts, Senator the Hon Rod Kemp, are to be
                                                    complete overhaul of training and management
fund raising and, education as a business.                                                              congratulated on their support. Authority of
                                                    of these vital rescue craft has been a successful
Great strides have been made in creating a                                                              SLSA, the Centenary of Surf Lifesaving in 2007
                                                    highlight of SLSA’s willingness to tackle risk
national infrastructure which can deliver                                                               and protection of SLSA’s intellectual property
                                                    management head on.
significant business results back to the                                                                were also discussed and are under active
organisation. The major successes have been         Formal recognition by government of SLSA as         negotiation between SLSA and the various
with sponsorship, coordinated and delivered         an authority still remains a complex issue, but     Commonwealth Departments (Attorney
by Michael Hornby, SLSA’s Marketing and             it must be delivered for the successful long -      General, DCITA, and Industry). SLSA is also
Sponsorship Manager, including the signing of       term development of SLSA. Arrangements at           engaged with the Department of Immigration
new sponsors: Telstra, DHL, Yamaha, Panadol         the state level continue to progress, but slowly.   Multiculturalism and Indigenous Affairs on
and Independent Distillers. This has provided a     South Australia is recognised in legislation as     multiculturalism, and the Department of
significant flow of cash resources to the state     an emergency service. Victoria is preparing         Family and Community Services on youth
centres. In addition, trademark licensing has       with state funding to move under the                matters.
returned a profit back to State Centres, as well    emergency services area of government with
                                                                                                        The Australian Sports Commission continued
as new fund raising activities in NSW, assisted     legislative support over the next season.
                                                                                                        to provide funding for SLSA’s High
by QLD. Fund raising will increase state by         Queensland is funded under contract by
                                                                                                        Performance Program, sport development and
state as part of these national initiatives, with   emergency services in that state, while the
                                                                                                        the Beach to Bush / School Surf League
the overall aim to diversify the sources of         remaining states are funded through
                                                                                                        programs through the Targeted Sports
revenue needed for service delivery nationally.     traditional, non emergency service areas of


                                                                                          Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003             [9]
Strategic Review




  Strategic Performance Outcomes – A Snapshot


  Goal 1. Setting the Standard                                            Objective 3. Extension of Lifesaving Services
  Objective 1.1 Recognised Authority in prevention and rescue across
  Australia                                                               Goal 3.1 Integrated Services with Lifeguards

  Outcomes                                                                Outcomes
  -   Recognised by Emergency Management Australia in peak                -   Lifeguards Australia formed by SLSA
      volunteer forum. Commonwealth legislation under consideration       -   All lifeguard operations formally integrated at state level
      by government
  -   Recognised by emergency services in South Australia and             Goal 3.2 Extension of Patrols
      Queensland by contracted services and/or legislation. Legislation
                                                                          Outcomes
      pending in Victoria. NSW negotiating for contracted service
      recognition                                                         -   Services increased in all states with increased patrol hours and
                                                                              extended patrolling with existing club base
  Objective 1.2 An Integrated National System
                                                                          -   Formal integration and extension plans not yet achieved
  Outcomes                                                                    nationally
  -   SLSA developed the national “Life of the Beach” brand which
      has been adopted in each state                                      Goal 3.3 Aerial and Surveillance Services
  -   National trademark licensing agreement in place                     Outcomes
  -   Educational resources to be developed nationally as part of the     -   Review not conducted
      national training framework
                                                                          -   Services not increased
  Objective 1.3 International Leaders in Water Safety
                                                                          Objective 4. Developing the Business of Sport and Lifestyle
  Outcomes
  -   22 club/state/national development aid missions undertaken in       Goal 4.1 New Services
      Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan
                                                                          Outcomes
  -   SLSA provides human resource support through the President of       -   Clubs developing ocean swimming competitions. Over 100
      International Lifesaving, Chairman of ILS Rescue and Education          competitions conducted nationally
      Commission and Secretary General of Asia Pacific Region being
      from SLSA                                                           -   Single discipline events for members increased

  Goal 2. A Core Community Resource                                       Goal 4.2 Surf Sports Event Management

  Objective 2.1 A Growing Base of Volunteers                              Outcomes
                                                                          -   Subsidiary Surf Sports Australia conducted 4 televised events
  Outcomes
  -   106,970 Members and 282 clubs.                                      -   Major review of surf sports delivery and competition approved
                                                                              for next year
  Objective 2.2 Skills, Leadership and Personal Development
  Outcomes                                                                Goal 4.3 National Competition and Teams
  -   8 formal leadership courses conducted                               Outcomes
  -   600 formal courses and lifesaving training opportunities provided   -   SLSA won Tri-Nations in New Zealand
  Objective 2.3 Engagement of Broader Ethnic Groups
  Outcomes
  -   Conducted Harmony Day with Commonwealth Government
  -   4 programs completed with ethnic and indigenous groups in
      NSW, QLD, VIC and WA




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Strategic Review



Participation Growth Program. SLSA is at the
forefront of many initiatives with the ASC,        Business Plan Activities and Outcomes - A Snapshot
particularly regarding women in sport,
indigenous sport, governance, club
development and member protection. SLSA,
by winning the Tri-Nations competition in New
                                                   Corporate and Government                        provide every patrolling surf lifesaver with a
                                                   Relationships, Business                         patrol uniform commencing in season
Zealand in February 2003, has met the major
                                                                                                   2003/04.
performance benchmark for the High                 Development and
Performance Program.                               Management                                      Kellogg Australia under a commercial three
                                                                                                   year sponsorship agreement with SLSA ,
Surf Sports Australia has again returned a         Outcome: Successful maintenance and             supported the Australian Championships,
wonderful operational and financial result for     development of SLSA business through            SLSA leadership and community safety
SLSA in a time of difficulty for sports            government support and corporate                programs, surf education and subsidised
sponsorship in Australia. The televised and        sponsorship.                                    gear and equipment. Kellogg also
successful Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman Series                                                    sponsored the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain
                                                   Performance Indicators
was the highlight activity. The one-off                                                            Ironman Series televised nationally on the
Woodstock National Surf Boat Premiership has       The Commonwealth, through the                   7 Network.
established the first ever national surf boat      Department of Communications
competition in surf lifesaving. With sponsor       Information Technology and the Arts             Yamaha, under a two year sponsorship
support it is hoped this will continue. Surf       (DCITA) provided $M1.042,777 through the        agreement, provided 40 subsidised
Sports Australia has returned over $300,000        formal agreement of a Water Safety Grant        inflatable rescue boat outboard motors, 5
as a direct cash ”dividend“ back to SLSA as        for base funding and $185,000 new project       “wave runner” jet skis and 10 “Quad Bike”
well as huge value in the exposure of              funding. These funds cover lifesaving and       All Terrain Vehicles under the Yamaha Surf
professional surf sports to the nation. Warren     water safety activities, Beach Safe, training   Rescue program and sponsored the
Rennie OAM as Chairman, with his energetic         and education, research and development         Australian Championships.
team is to be congratulated.                       and the management and coordination of          Panadol in the first year of a 2 year
                                                   SLSA Limited.                                   commercial sponsorship, supported
The two subsidiary companies, Northern and
                                                   The Australian Sports Commission under          community fund raising for surf lifesaving
Southern Region Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter
                                                   formal agreement with SLSA provided             programs with the Panadol Surf Rescue
Rescue Services, providing helicopter
                                                   $495,000 to fund the SLSA High                  Program.
aeromedical and rescue services in NSW from
Lismore and Sydney performed successfully in       Performance Program, the Targeted Sports        Independent Distillers Limited in a
a demanding and very public operational            Participation Growth Program and sport          one-off, 1 year commercial sponsorship
environment. Ably chaired and led by Warren        development.                                    agreement, funded the Woodstock National
Tozer and Jon Donohoe, with Perry Wells and        The Queensland Events Corporation and           Surf Boat Premiership and the Surf Boat
Peter Mangles as General Managers, both of         Gold Coast City Council completed the 7th       Championships at the Australian
these companies continue to provide state-of-      year of the 10 year financial support           Championships.
the-art services to the community.                 agreement for hosting the Australian Surf       General Motors in the last year of a 3 year
Once again I thank our President Ron Rankin        Life Saving Championships.                      commercial sponsorship provided 17
AM for his leadership and personal support.        Westpac Banking Corporation completed           subsidised 4-wheel drive vehicles under the
Ron’s drive and determination to keep SLSA         their 30th year of sponsoring the lifesaver     Holden Surf Rescue Program
on the move and developing through                 rescue helicopter services operated by          Outcome: Provide an efficient and cost
continuous improvement provides a significant      SLSA’s subsidiary companies.                    effective administrative framework for SLSA
strategic platform on which SLSA will grow.        Telstra, in the first year of a three year
Also, it is again timely to personally record my                                                   Performance Indicators
                                                   commercial sponsorship agreement of
appreciation to all state centre CEOs and          integrated grass roots surf lifesaving          SLSA Limited budget achieved an operating
General Managers for their combined efforts        programs, will support the Telstra Beach to     surplus of $89,304. This was $76,173
to forge a national organisation which benefits    Bush and School Surf Leagues, each              above target.
all. Lastly, I want to again congratulate the      state/territory Junior Championships, the
dedicated SLSA staff for another tough, but in                                                     SLSA administration result exceeded target
                                                   Telstra Surf Life Saving Assistance Fund and    by $63,832.
the end, extremely rewarding year - without        the Telstra Youth Forum.
your efforts it would not be possible to
provide the expected level of service to our       DHL in the first year of a three year
volunteer members.                                 commercial sponsorship agreement will




                                                                                    Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003               [11]
Strategic Review




                                          Business Plan Activities and Outcomes - Snapshot


                                          Resource Management                     Outcome: Surf Trade provides SLSA with a
                                                                                  revenue stream
                                          Activity 1 - Business Development and
                                          Management                              Performance Indicator

                                          Performance Indicators                  Surf Trade returned a net surplus of
                                                                                  $181,221 This exceeded the target by
                                          -   Kellogg re-signed for SLSA and      $52,473.
                                              Surf Sports Australia
                                                                                  Outcome: Provide Management
                                          -   Telstra, DHL, Panadol and Yamaha
                                                                                  Conference Forums
                                              signed
                                          -   GM not renewed                      Performance Indicator

                                          -   Water Safety Grant increased for    All four Australian Council meetings and
                                              2003/04 by $337,000                 AGM delivered as per Constitution and
                                                                                  within budget
                                          -   Sponsorship and Marketing Manager
                                              employed and supported by SLSA




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Strategic Review




 Business Plan Activities and
 Outcomes - Snapshot

 Communications and
 Public Relations
 Outcome: Deliver a positive SLSA
 message and information to the public
 Performance Indicators
 s Positive public image maintained in
     all media
 s 5 corporate sponsor launches
     supported
 s National Surf Lifesaver Day
     conducted
 Outcome: Continue to maintain and
 improve communication
 Performance Indicators
 s 92% clubs with internet access
 s E-News established and 12 issues
     distributed
 s 3 Surf Sports magazines produced
     and distributed on budget and on
     time
 s Annual Report produced on budget
     and on time


 Australian Beach Safety and
 Management Program
 (ABSAMP)
 Performance Indicators
 -   ABSAMP WA database complete
 -   New project - Surf Guard concept
     completed and project defined
 -   New project to integrate all beach
     safety and management systems to
     online design and implementation
 -   Attended World Congress on
     Drowning
 -   Delivered Sydney University Post
     Graduate Certificate in Coastal
     Management. 12 first time students
     enrolled
 -   AUD$10,000 sale of ABSAMP design
     to RNLI under agreement




                                          Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003   [13]
New Life Members

                                                    Australia, where he was elected President.        administratively at both club (Wollongong
                                                    John spent 3 years as the president of SLSWA      City) and Illawarra Branch level. John worked
                                                    and also as a National Councillor. John later     as a competition official at the Australian
                                                    represented WA as the Director of                 Championships for 23 years and was a beach
                                                    Competition. Over his career he has               starter at the World Championships in 1988
                                                    contributed 20 years of officiating and 15        and the Trans Tasman test in 1991.
                                                    years of coaching. John has also served on a
                                                    variety of committees.                            Ken Bond
                                                                                                      Ken Bond is a Member of North Entrance
Gregory Allum                                       Philip McGibbon
                                                                                                      SLSC where he has been a member for over
Greg is a Life Member of Wanda SLSC and the         Phil has given 38 years of continuous service,    50 years. Ken is the holder of gold, silver and
holder of 28 Australian Championship medals         with 30 years as a delegate to Surf Life Saving   bronze medals in board and ski from 2 world
(including 10 gold). He has been the National       Victoria for Portland SLSC. Phil is an active     titles. He officiated at the Australian
Director of Competition for 10 years. Greg has      announcer and has travelled all over Australia    Championships from 1963 to 2001 as well as
taken on the roles of national team coach,          and the word to call at surf carnivals. He has    at 5 world titles. Ken has held many positions
team manager and member of the coaching             maintained the Competition Cap Registrar for      at all levels and is currently a National Craft
advisory panels since the early 1980s. He has       many years.                                       Inspector. Ken was on the organising work
been a Director of International Lifesaving for                                                       party for the 2000 World Championships in
3 years.                                            Neil Morarty                                      Sydney.
                                                    Neil has dedicated over 38 years to surf
Edwin Jaggard OAM                                                                                     Peter George
                                                    lifesaving, which has included executive
Edwin Jaggard is a member of Swanbourne –           positions at Apollo Bay SLSC, District            Peter George is a member of Christies Beach
Nedlands SLSC. During his 52 years of surf          Supervisor of the Otway District, and Director    SLSC in South Australia and is currently the
lifesaving Ed has served as President and           of Competition for Surf Life Saving Victoria.     National Director of Lifesaving – a position he
Deputy President for Western Australia. Ed has      Neil was awarded a Citation of Merit from the     has held for the past 3 years. Peter has
been involved with state and national history       International Lifesaving Society.                 completed 37 years as an active beach patrol
panels since 1969, and is currently the                                                               member. His patrol hours to date exceed 2500
Chairman of the History Committee for Surf          Fred Finch                                        hours. Peter was an Australian Delegate to
Life Saving Australia.                                                                                Rescue 86 and 88, Chairman of the
                                                    Fred joined SLSA in 1958 as a member of Port
                                                                                                      Organising Committee for the ILS World
                                                    Kembla SLSC where he was president for 3
William Gaynor OAM                                                                                    Medical Conference in 2001, and a delegate
                                                    before moving to Darwin SLSC where he
                                                                                                      to the World Congress on Drowning in 2002.
William has been a member of City of Perth          became Deputy President for 3 years. Fred was
SLSC since 1954, where he is still a member         a major contributor to the formation of the
                                                                                                      Robert Wood
today. Bill has held numerous positions at City     Northern Territory SLS Centre in 1987 and
of Perth, including four years as president. Bill   became the inaugural president from 1989 –        Robert has dedicated over 40 years service to
has been a member of the WA Board of                2003. Fred was also responsible for having the    surf lifesaving through his roles at Apollo Bay
Examiners for 36 years and served as Deputy         NT government formerly recognise Surf Life        SLSC which included the role of president
President of SLSWA for four years. Bill gave        Saving in the Northern Territory.                 throughout most of the 1990s. Bob also was
service to SLSA through 2 years as an                                                                 President of Surf Lifesaving Victoria for 6
Australian Councillor.                              John Edstein                                      years. He has been a Director of Lifesaving for
                                                                                                      12 years and was the driving force behind
                                                    John has been a high profile member of surf
David Clark                                                                                           SLSV’s recognition as an emergency service.
                                                    lifesaving and has officiated at every level of
For almost 30 years David has been working          competition. He has held numerous positions
                                                                                                      Charles Lyne AM
on the standardisation and development of           at both club and branch level, including Vice
the radio communications network in Western         President, and President of Black Head SLSC       Charles has been a member of Torquay SLSC
Australia. David has also made a significant        where he is a member. John was president of       since 1965. Charles served as president of
contribution to IRBs and the development of         Lower North Coast Branch from 1981–89 and         Torquay SLSC from 1970–73 and in 1978–79.
emergency services. He has recently upgraded        was delegate to SLS NSW for the following         He was vice president for a further 9 years.
the WA radio control centre and equipment.          8 years.                                          Charles was vice president of Surf Life Saving
                                                                                                      Victoria for 3 years commencing in 1983 and
John Griffiths                                      John Meehan                                       President for a further 9.

John started his surf lifesaving career at          John has contributed 44 years of service to
Cronulla SLSC, before moving to Western             surf lifesaving, both competitively and


[14] Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003
    Operations Review




Operations
Lifesaving
 Peter George




                                        In August 2002, the National Board of              Performance Indicators
                                        Lifesaving (NBOL), in conjunction with the
                                                                                           One of the great opportunities for surf
                                        Boards of Competition and Development,
                                                                                           lifesaving lies in developing innovative ways to
                                        conducted a complete review of the various
                                                                                           expand our current services.
                                        SLSA strategic and business plans to ascertain
                                        whether changes to those plans were                In excess of 30,000 volunteers continue to
                                        required. It is pleasing to note that the review   ‘don the cap’ on weekends and public
                                        by the Australian Council determined that the      holidays to provide a traditional patrol service
                                        strategy developed in "Future Directions 2000      to the bathing public through the setting up
                                        – 2010" was confirmed and that real progress       of a base patrol and providing surveillance
                                        had been made against the various                  within a flagged area.
In excess of 30,000                     operational business plans.
                                                                                           Our strategic plan recognises that the club
volunteer members                       The lifesaving review confirmed the current        system is, and will remain, the foundation of
                                        structure whereby the Board of Lifesaving          our success. Good progress continues to be
of this unique                          Management focuses on operational issues,          made in a number of areas by clubs who have
                                        allowing the Board of Lifesaving to determine      expanded both their hours of operation and
organisation actively                   the strategic direction.                           area of surveillance. In addition a number of
                                                                                           new clubs have been formed in recent years to
patrol our beaches                                                                         cover a wider area of operation.
                                        The following key areas remain
on weekends and                         our highest priority:                              The State Directors of Lifesaving continue to
                                        s Provide world’s best practice lifesaving         work with clubs to develop ways to extend
public holidays                                                                            services further and to reduce duplication of
                                            services
                                                                                           resources.
                                        s To provide leadership to effectively and
                                            cohesively manage the development of           However, the Board has noted, and expressed
                                            policy, resources and personnel pertaining     some concern of, the ever-increasing workload
                                            to lifesaving                                  that has been placed on the volunteer system.
                                        s To develop, deliver and maintain world’s         With this in mind, the NBOL is reviewing
                                            best practice in water safety education        strategies to supplement the club system
                                        s To use research and development to               through the provision of support services. This
                                            provide the most effective and efficient       season has seen increased coverage of
                                            lifesaving and education service.              previously unpatrolled areas through the use
                                                                                           of rescue water craft (jet skis), run at a state
                                        An enormous amount of work was completed           and branch level. This type of equipment has
                                        during the past season to finalise the             also been useful in assisting the club patrol
                                        framework to comply with the Vocational            system where additional rescue capability is
                                        Education and Training (VET) sector education      required.
                                        requirements. We also introduced the changes
                                        recommended by the IRB Risk Management             SLSA has recently secured funding for clubs
                                        Inquiry as well as making some significant         and support services through Telstra and
                                        research and development decisions.                Yamaha who are providing dollar for dollar
                                                                                           assistance to enable appropriate equipment to
                                        Our current focus is on the introduction of the    be purchased to enhance our expansion
                                        32nd Edition of the Surf Life Saving Training      capabilities.
                                        Manual, together with exploring ways to
                                        expand our lifesaving services.                    A detailed gap analysis into our current service
                                                                                           provision is currently underway to determine
                                        Business Plan Activities and                       the areas of greatest need, so that our
                                                                                           expansion plans can be targeted towards
                                        Outcomes                                           those areas.

                                        Activity - Lifesaving Services                     SLSA welcomes the commitment and support
                                                                                           of our corporate sponsors: Telstra, Yamaha,
                                        Objective - Provide world’s best practice          DHL, Holden, Panadol and Kellogg; who are
                                        lifesaving services                                providing real opportunities for clubs, and the
                                        Outcome - Expansion of lifesaving services         organisation as a whole, to expand our


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surveillance and rescue capabilities into areas
previously not patrolled.
Outcome - SLSA is recognised as the peak
aquatic safety organisation
Performance Indicator
Peak Body Agenda
SLSA continues to play an important role on a
number of key peak body organisations in the
area of water safety. The organisation is
currently represented on the Australian
Resuscitation Council, Australian Water Safety
Council, AustSwim, Standards Australia and
Emergency Management Australia, and
remains involved in several projects with the
Public Safety Industry Training Advisory Board.
This involvement, while resource intensive, is a
key component to SLSA’s peak body strategy
and allows for a coordinated approach to
water safety in Australia.
Outcome - SLSA continues to provide                Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs) to surf lifesaving   research and development, and education, as
lifesaving and equipment subsidy programs          clubs throughout Australia. This year, 43 clubs     well as handling the practical operational
through government and private sectors             in three states benefited from this program         aspects of the strategic decisions implemented
                                                   and, as a result, are able to further enhance       at the NBOL level.
Performance Indicator
                                                   their service provision.
                                                                                                       Operational Committees
Beach Safe Program
                                                   Activity - Lifesaving                               A number of operational panels were formed
BeachSafe is an eight point initiative
                                                   Development                                         during the year, including the Manual Review
developed by SLSA in 1998. It continues to
                                                                                                       Committee; the National Lifeguard
provide each state with funding for project        Objective - To provide leadership to effectively    Committee, and; a number of research and
development under the SLSA Business Plan.          and cohesively manage the development of            information technology working groups.
This year a quarter of a million dollars was       policy, resources and personnel pertaining to
provided to state centres for the                  lifesaving                                          Outcome - Management systems in place to
accomplishment of SLSA business plan                                                                   meet the demands of lifesaving services
                                                   Outcome - SLSA has in place the best people
objectives.
                                                   to do the job                                       Performance Indicator
Holden Surf Patrol Vehicle Program
                                                   Performance Indicator                               Corporate Planning
The third and final year of the Holden Surf
                                                   National Board of Lifesaving                        In this financial year, 95% of the Board of
Patrol Vehicle Program, a joint SLSA and
                                                                                                       Lifesaving Business Plan objectives have been
Holden program, has given rise to a significant    Two formal meetings of the Board of
                                                                                                       met. The meeting communication timetable
sponsorship opportunity that has benefited         Lifesaving were conducted during the year,
                                                                                                       was achieved. The NBOL is currently
clubs, branches and states over the past three     including a visit to Tasmania to review clubs
                                                                                                       conducting a number of strategic reviews to
years. A number of state centres, branch           and to talk to the ‘person on the beach’ to
                                                                                                       develop front line strategies and corporate
offices and clubs were successful in acquiring     further understand their issues and concerns.
                                                                                                       goals to renew the SLSA corporate plan.
a brand new Holden 4-wheel drive via a dollar      This continues a practice of one state visit by
for dollar subsidy basis. These vehicles have      the NBOL each year to ensure that the               Outcome - Policies reflect the expectations of
been used to assist in the expansion of our        Directors of Lifesaving have an opportunity to      all stakeholders
services and patrolling capabilities.              see first-hand lifesaving operations at different
                                                                                                       Performance Indicator
                                                   locations around Australia. This enables the
Yamaha Surf Rescue Program
                                                   setting of strategies that assist the volunteer,    Policy Development and Review
Yamaha provided valuable support to surf           as well as our paid lifeguard services.
                                                                                                       The policy review timetable for the National
lifesaving by providing a generous dollar for      The Board of Lifesaving Management, which           Board of Lifesaving was developed and
dollar subsidy to assist in the purchase of All    consists of state and national professional         adopted this year. The timetable forecasts the
Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and motors for             staff, coordinated workshops on lifeguards,         review of all SLSA policies. A major review of


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Lifesaving



the member protection, EEO and harassment          reflecting the commitment of the person on          Lifesaving Conference held at Narrabeen, NSW
policies was conducted during the year, while      the beach to further training and education.        in August 2003.
a number of new policies have been
                                                   Outcome - SLSA is the first point of                The manual has been designed to fully comply
developed in the area of risk management and
                                                   consultation for government, media, and the         with competency based training and complies
health and safety.
                                                   public in regards to aquatic safety and             with the Australian Qualifications Framework
IRB Risk Management Inquiry                        education                                           (AQF).
The lifesaving based recommendations arising                                                           Trainers and Assessors Network Workshop
from the IRB Risk Management Inquiry were          Performance Indicator
                                                                                                       A Trainers and Assessors Workshop was held
implemented during the season with the             National Surf Safety Report                         in June 2003, aimed at current Certificate IV
reintroduction of a separate IRB Crewperson                                                            Trainers and Assessors. The workshop
Certificate and increased emphasis on training,    The National Surf Safety Report was once
                                                                                                       attracted 65 participants from around the
together with higher standards of proficiency      again presented to government and the media
                                                                                                       country.
testing.                                           on 1 December last year. A total of 61 people
                                                   drowned in water related deaths on the              This was another step in setting up the
The requirement to have a proficient IRB           coastline for the period. The report provided a     process around our Registered Training
Crewperson as well as a proficient IRB Driver      detailed overview of the demographics of            Organisation (RTO) status and subsequent
on a beach patrol to enable the IRB to be used     coastal incidents around the country and            compliance with the Australian Quality
as part of our rescue capability has markedly      provides a useful tool to target water safety       Training Framework (AQTF).
improved the competence of the operation of        education programs to high risk groups.
this equipment.                                                                                        The participants will facilitate workshops and
                                                   Government and Public Consultation                  updates for assessors and trainers within the
However, this stricter requirement has also
                                                                                                       various states and branches, which will
caused some clubs problems where they have         The SLSA aquatic safety and auditing program,
                                                                                                       ultimately enable progression to attainment of
not been able to attract sufficient patrol         along with a number of other community
                                                                                                       a Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
members to gain or retain their IRB                education programs (such as Beach To Bush
                                                                                                       and Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic
qualifications.                                    and Surf Ed), continue to be provided in each
                                                                                                       Search and Rescue) for those members who
                                                   state around Australia. These programs are
Additional workshops and emphasis will need                                                            wish to enhance their education and
                                                   direct community links in the provision of
to be placed on re-qualification. Initiatives to                                                       qualifications.
                                                   water safety education. The SLSA peak body
attract more members to this vital piece of
                                                   strategy mentioned earlier in this report also
rescue equipment are being considered,                                                                 Activity - Lifesaving Research
                                                   details a number of representative forums that
including the reintroduction of limited IRB
                                                   the organisation is currently involved with.        Objective – To use research and development
competition.
                                                                                                       to provide the most effective and efficient
IRB Manufacturers and Inspectors Review            Outcome - Industry accredited award
                                                                                                       lifesaving and education service
                                                   structure and licensing protocols are in place
Issues of concern in relation to the operation                                                         Outcome - Research is used to enhance
of the IRB from both a manufacturer and            Performance Indicator
                                                                                                       aquatic safety and lifesaving services
inspector point of view were discussed at a        Industry Accreditation
workshop in April 2003. Recommendations                                                                Performance Indicator
from the workshop, together with IRB               The Public Safety Industry Training and
                                                                                                       SLSA continues to be recognised for its
specification updates, have now been               Advisory Board (PSITAB) has conducted a
                                                                                                       extensive research programs. The Thyne Reid
implemented.                                       number of reviews of industry qualifications
                                                                                                       Trust Study into drowning in coastal aquatic
                                                   during the year. SLSA has been a key player in
                                                                                                       environment and the Irukandji jellyfish studies
Activity - Lifesaving Education                    the development of a number of aquatic
                                                                                                       have continued with much energy. Real
                                                   rescue qualifications that will enter the
Objective - To develop, deliver and maintain                                                           progress is now evident in these areas. The
                                                   qualifications framework this year. The
world’s best practice in water safety education                                                        Thyne Reid Trust has committed funding for a
                                                   Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
                                                                                                       further 3 years which should enable these
Outcome - Conduct best practice water safety       and the Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic
                                                                                                       studies to be completed.
education programs                                 Search and Rescue) will form part of the
                                                   industry standards this year.                       Outcome - Lifesaving equipment is developed
Performance Indicator                                                                                  to the highest standard
                                                   Manual Review and Industry Recognition
Surf lifesaving’s Bronze Medallion is the key                                                          Performance Indicator
award and standard required for volunteer surf     The manual review panel completed their
lifesavers to become active patrolling             work on the 32nd Edition of the Surf Life           This year saw the introduction of a twin hull
members. This season 6,700 members                 Saving Training Manual and it was released,         IRB and further development in defibrillation
obtained this prestigious award. A total of        together with appropriate workbooks and             technology. A total of 17 other R&D projects
53,998 awards were achieved this season,           educational resources, at the Kellogg’s             have also been conducted during the year.


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Outcome - Manage collection and
dissemination of lifesaving data and research                                                           Summary
Performance Indicator
Australian Beach Safety & Management                                                                    The strategic intent of SLSA is to provide
Program (ABSAMP)                                                                                        a safe beach and aquatic environment
SLSA’s ABSAMP database, detailing the                                                                   around Australia. The NBOL continues to
physical and geographical characteristics of                                                            seek innovative ways to harness the
Australia’s 11,000 beaches, is nearly complete,                                                         enormous energy and enthusiasm of our
with data entry now only required for                                                                   106,970 members to extend our area of
Tasmanian beaches.                                                                                      surveillance and operations, as we know
                                                                                                        that people rarely drown at areas that
The database, having outgrown its existing                                                              have appropriate surveillance and rescue
technology, has been rebuilt using a more                                                               capability.
robust system that will enable it to be
accessible via the internet to authorised users.                                                        Our emphasis will continue to be on
The database has also been extended to                                                                  education and training to the highest
enable online data entry by coastal auditors,      and SurfMate membership systems. This will           standard, both of our members and the
allowing them to effectively check their           provide SLSA with a powerful set of related          public, so that we can achieve our
findings against the core ABSAMP data and          data that can be called upon to provide critical     objective of a safe beach and aquatic
produce audit reports through the system.          information about the effectiveness and              environment for all.
IT Strategic Plan                                  requirements of SLSA’s services. The integrated      To all surf lifesavers, whether active on
                                                   datasets will also facilitate expansion into         the beach or dedicated to the training
Emphasis is now being placed on integrating        real-time forecasts of surf conditions and levels    and assessment of our active members
the ABSAMP database with other vital SLSA          of risk, in the upcoming SurfGuard project.          and the public, goes my deep gratitude
data, including the Incident Report Database                                                            for another great year of vigilance and
(IRD), and the Complete Patrol Logger (CPL)                                                             service to the bathing public of Australia.




Congratulations from SLSA
Lifesaver, Lifeguard and                            Congratulations are extended to the finalists:
Volunteer of the Year
The SLSA Lifesaver of the Year recognises surf
                                                    SLSA Lifesaver of the Year                         SLSA Volunteer of the Year
lifesavers for their excellence and commitment      Peter Kingston                         (QLD)       Glen Patten                              (SA)
to patrolling and other on the beach duties. It     Terry Walsh                              (NT)      Julie Smith                              (SA)
is one of SLSA’s most prestigious awards. This      Stephen Crocker                         (TAS)      Douglas McGhie                          (WA)
year’s recipient is Peter Kingston of Kurrawa       Aaron McRae                             (WA)       Peter Whillans                          (VIC)
SLSC in Queenland.                                  Mathew Symington                        (VIC)      Bruce Frost                           (NSW)
                                                    Susan Stephens                           (SA)      Scott Byrnes                           (QLD)
The SLSA Lifeguard of the year recognises
                                                    Gerald Davies                         (NSW)        Sean Carrol                              (NT)
lifeguards who make a significant contribution
to the provision of lifeguard services. The
inaugural winner of this award is Stephen
Hopkins from Western Australia.
                                                    Lifeguard of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year is awarded to
members who show an outstanding                     Stephen Hopkins                         (WA)
contribution in off the beach surf lifesaving       Andrew Cribb                          (NSW)
activities. The worthy recipient is Glen Patten     Paul Vale                                (SA)
from Seacliff SLSC in South Australia.              Sarah Bacon                            (QLD)




                                                                                       Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003              [19]
Competition
 Greg Allum




                                        SLSA conducts lifesaving competitions to         The Director of Competition acknowledges
                                        improve and to demonstrate the skill of          and thanks the National Competition Manager
                                        members who undertake lifesaving functions.      and staff, and the State and Territory Directors
                                        Competition also assists members to increase     and Managers, appointed Advisors and
                                        their human movement, mental skills and          members for their input and advice over the
                                        fitness levels, whilst promoting recruitment     period of review.
                                        and retention through participation,
                                                                                         The Competition Department has assumed
                                        motivation and involvement.
                                                                                         responsibility for SLSA’s Coaching, Officiating
                                                                                         and High Performance programs. The High
                                        Business Plan Activities and                     Performance Manager and National
SLSA conducts                           Outcomes                                         Development Officer (Coaching and
                                                                                         Officiating) are working in the Competition
lifesaving                              Activity - Board of Competition                  Department reporting to the National
                                                                                         Competition Manager. The Coaching Advisor
competitions to                         Objective - Developing the Business of Sport     and Officiating Advisor now report to the
                                        & Lifestyle                                      Director of Competition.
improve and to                          Outcome - competition programs published,
                                        identifying levels and pathways for              Activity - National
demonstrate the skill                   competitors                                      Championships/Competitions
of members who                          Performance Indicators                           Objective – Integrated National System
undertake lifesaving                    The Board of Competition formally met on         Outcome - 2003 Australian Surf Life Saving
                                        two occasions in the 2002/03 season. Apart       Championships
functions.                              from strategic issues, the Board had a
                                                                                         Performance Indicators
                                        particular high-level operational focus on the
                                        reintroduction of IRB competition into SLSA.     The 88th Australian Championships were
                                        Some of the key issues resulting from the        conducted at Kurrawa Beach from the 20th to
                                        reintroduction of IRB competition were:          23rd March 2003, and was the highlight of
                                                                                         the competition season. The entry numbers
                                        s The introduction of sealed motors,
                                                                                         continue to be strong with over 7,200
                                            standard propellers and propeller guards;
                                                                                         members competing and 500 officials
                                        s Revised event formats; and                     facilitating at the Championships.
                                        s Logged driving hours for IRB drivers and       This year was the second of a three year
                                            crewpersons.                                 television partnership with the Seven Network.




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Three hours on Saturday and four hours live      The top six placing’s were:                        tendering process Surf Life Saving Australia
on Sunday were broadcast. The                                                                       awarded the tender for the hosting rights for
Championships were probably the best ever        1st     Surfers Paradise SLSC    124 points        the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Australian Surf Life
and will be remembered for the enhanced          2nd     Swansea Belmont SLSC 115 points            Saving Championships to the Western
presentation achieved through the use of the     3rd     Northcliffe SLSC         103 points        Australia Events Corp and the City of Stirling.
big screen technology and the use of on
                                                 4th     Maroochydore SLSC        101 points        Outcome – 2003 Australian Masters Surf Life
screen graphics to support the presentation.
                                                                                                    Saving Championships
The on beach entertainment was also              5th     North Burleigh SLSC      96 points
enhanced by specialised introductions to each    6th     Cronulla SLSC            95 points         Performance Indicators
major final. The decision to compete in age
                                                                                                    The Masters Championships, which caters for
group areas proved to be a great success, with
                                                 Congratulations to Amanda White who won            members aged 30 years and over, continues to
all events conducted promptly and efficiently
                                                 the Peter Lacey Memorial Medal for the             grow in popularity and stature. This year,
in very favourable weather and surf
                                                 second time for her performance at the             because of the record number of entries, the
conditions.
                                                 Championships. The Carbine Club of                 event was conducted over two full days prior
The event was again supported by Queensland      Queensland kindly sponsored this award. Clint      to the commencement of the Open
Events Corporation (QEC) and the Gold Coast      Robinson took out the Most Outstanding Male        Championships. Congratulations to all
City Council (GCCC). They were conducted         Competitor of the Championships. The Most          competitors who particpated.
without a naming rights sponsor but individual   Outstanding Female Competitor of the               Outcome - 2003 Senior Interstate
event sponsors were secured for the              Championships was Karla Gilbert.                   Championships
Ironman/woman, Boat and Open Single Ski
events. SLSA acknowledges all sponsors that      The Director of Competition acknowledges the       Performance Indicators
allowed the Championships to run smoothly.       efforts of the Australian Championship
                                                 Committee in conducting the Championships          The Senior Interstate Championships which
These include Kellogg, Yamaha, Independent
                                                 and thanks and congratulates David                 includes representative teams from all states
Distillers, Panadol, Telstra, Interfuse
                                                 Thompson for his outstanding efforts in his        and the Northern Territory, were successfully
Technologies, Lipton’s Ice Tea, Sunglass Hut,
                                                 first Australian Championships as                  conducted at Clifton Beach, Tasmania, on 19th
and Spank Sportswear.
                                                 Championship Referee.                              January 2003. Many of the best competitors in
Congratulations to Surfers Paradise SLSC                                                            Australia were privileged to compete in their
(QLD) who won the outright carnival              During the year the hosting rights of the          state colours. Congratulations to New South
pointscore to claim the Australian Champion      Australian Surf Life Saving Championships          Wales who secured victory in one of the most
Club trophy.                                     were selectively tendered for the hosting rights   closely contested interstate competitions in
                                                 for the 2007 – 2009 Australian Surf Life           recent years. New South Wales were also
                                                 Saving Championships. As a result of the           successful in winning the handicap pointscore.


                                                                                    Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003               [21]
Competition




The championship pointscore                   Performance Indicators                           The championship pointscore
was as follows:                               Clifton Beach, Tasmania also hosted the 2003     was as follows:
1st    New South Wales         203 points     Junior Interstate Championships. All States      1st     Queensland                 227 points
                                              and the Northern Territory were represented in
2nd    Queensland              194.5 points   the age groups of Under 13, 14 & 16. The         2nd     New South Wales            215.5 points
3rd    Victoria                142 points     Championships provides the opportunity for       3rd     Western Australia          185 points
4th    Western Australia       134.5 points   junior champions to wear their state colours     4th     South Australia            143.5 points
                                              and compete against peers from other States
5th    South Australia         107 points     in traditional SLSA Competition.                 5th     Victoria                   129 points
6th    Tasmania                76 points      Congratulations to Queensland, who secured       6th     Tasmania                   95.5 points
7th    Northern Territory      63 points      the Championship trophy and to Western           7th     Northern Territory         39.5 points
                                              Australia who were successful in winning the
                                              handicap pointscore trophy.
Outcome - 2003 Junior Interstate                                                               Queensland also won the Alan Whelpton AM
Championships                                                                                  Perpetual Interstate Championship Shield for
                                                                                               the combined Senior and Junior Interstate
                                                                                               pointscores. New South Wales finished second
                                                                                               and Western Australia finished third.

                                                                                               Activity - International Lifesaving
                                                                                               Objective - Setting the standard -
                                                                                               International leaders
                                                                                               Outcome - 2002 German Cup
                                                                                               Performance Indicators
                                                                                               The German Cup was conducted in
                                                                                               Warendorf, Germany during November 2002.
                                                                                               Congratulations to the management, athletes,
                                                                                               selectors and others associated with the team
                                                                                               on their commendable performance against
                                                                                               the best European countries in pool rescue
                                                                                               competition. The team placed 4th overall.

                                                                                               The Australian Representative
                                                                                               Surf Lifesaving Team consisted of:
                                                                                               John Baxter          Coach
                                                                                               Geraldine Miller     Coach/Manager
                                                                                               Chris Allum          Wanda (NSW)
                                                                                               Kristy Cameron       Surfers Paradise (QLD)
                                                                                               Shannon Eckstein     Surfers Paradise (QLD)
                                                                                               Kristie-Lee Oglvie   Bulli (NSW)
                                                                                               Mathew Freeman       Bulli (NSW)
                                                                                               Krystyl Smith        Cronulla (NSW)
                                                                                               Nathan Smith         Cronulla (NSW)
                                                                                               Amanda White         Terrigal (NSW)
                                                                                               Jeremy Cotter        Queenscliff (NSW)
                                                                                               Kristy Munroe        Alexandra Headland (QLD)
                                                                                               Chris Keong          Kawana Waters (QLD)
                                                                                               Naomi Flood          Queenscliff (NSW)




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Outcome - 2003 Tri-Nations: Mount
Maunganui, New Zealand
Performance Indicators
The Tri Nations Championships were
conducted in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
during February 2003. SLSA was successful in
its defence of the Tri-Nations Championships.
The Australian Team won all three tests and
the overall pointscore by a comfortable
margin. Congratulations to the management,
athletes, selectors and others associated with
the team on their outstanding performance.

The Australian Representative
Surf Lifesaving Team consisted of:
Shane Dalziel      Coach
Gavin Hill         Coach / Manager
Troy Eady          Medical Officer
Clint Robinson (c) Maroochydore (QLD)
Kate McLennan      Cronulla (NSW)                FIRST TEST: 14 February, 2003             THIRD TEST: 18 February, 2003
Ky Hurst           Tugun (QLD)                   1st Australia               78 Points     1st Australia               83 Points
Jennifer Parry     Maroochydore (QLD)            2nd New Zealand             66 Points     2nd New Zealand             62 Points
Jeremy Cotter      Queenscliff (NSW)             3rd New Zealand Development 56 Points     3rd South Africa            55 Points
Kirsty Holmes      Kawana Waters (QLD)           4th South Africa            50 Points     4th New Zealand Development 40 Points
Shannon Eckstein Surfers Paradise (QLD)
Kristy Munroe      Alexandra Headland (QLD)
Zane Holmes        Kawana Waters (QLD)           SECOND TEST: 16 February, 2003            OVERALL RESULTS
Krystal Smith      Cronulla (NSW)                1st Australia               85 Points     1st Australia               246 Points
Stephen Munnery Kilcare (NSW)                    2nd New Zealand             65 Points     2nd New Zealand             193 Points
Rebecca Irwin      Bronte (NSW)                  3rd South Africa            57 Points     3rd South Africa            162 Points
Martin Fletcher    Kurrawa (QLD)                 4th New Zealand Development 43 Points     4th New Zealand Development 139 Points
Peter Mackie       Kurrawa (QLD)
Ross McPhillips    Kurrawa (QLD)
Luke Taylor        Kurrawa (QLD)
Peter Atkins       Kurrawa (QLD)




                                                                               Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003       [23]
Development
 John Fitzgerald




                                        The Board of Development met for the first              Poole, Sir Adrian’s daughter during their time
                                        time in 1998, with Rick Wright as its inaugural         in Sydney. A formal mentoring process was
                                        Director. It is fitting this report acknowledges        facilitated for the scholars. The scholars had
                                        Rick’s significant contribution to the work of          the opportunity to complete Certificate IV in
                                        the board over the past five years. It is also          Frontline Management, to provide them with
                                        appropriate to acknowledge the work                     a formal qualification and provide them with
                                        undertaken by Peter White as a member of                skills in practical leadership.
                                        the Board since its inception. Both of these
                                                                                                Nicolette Lowe          Broadbeach SLSC
                                        people stepped down from the Board of
                                                                                                                        Queensland
                                        Development in October 2002.
                                                                                                Kate Gould              Freshwater SLSC
The 2007                                Rick Wright, in his capacity as Chair of the                                    New South Wales
                                        International Life Saving Rescue and Education
                                                                                                Bronwyn Baker           Anglesea SLSC
Centenary of                            Commission, attend the ILS Board meetings at
                                                                                                                        Victoria
                                        St Lucia in May 2003. Danya Hodgetts
Surf Lifesaving                         attended as the recipient of a Women in Sport           Sarah Hardy             Ulverstone SLSC
                                        Travel Scholarship from the NSW Department                                      Tasmania
working party                           of Sport and Recreation. Rick and Danya                 Sarah Goodwin           Glenelg SLSC
                                        presented a paper on Equity and Diversity to
has commenced                           the ILS Board of Directors.
                                                                                                                        South Australia
                                                                                                Andrew Ridley           Sorrento SLSC
planning SLSA’s                         Business Plan Activities and                                                    Western Australia
activities for that                     Outcomes
                                                                                                Outcome: Kellogg’s National Leadership
year.                                   Activity - Leadership                                   Development Camp
                                        Development                                             The 2003 Kellogg’s National Leadership
                                        Objective: To provide training and personal             Development Camp moved from Lake
                                        development opportunities to ensure the                 Ainsworth to a new location at Narrabeen
                                        leaders of tomorrow have the skills to provide          Sport and Recreation Camp. As a major
                                        a sustainable future for surf lifesaving                project, the participants worked together to
                                                                                                develop and present a beach management
                                        Outcome: Sir Adrian Curlewis Scholarship
                                                                                                plan for the four Narrabeen beach surf clubs.
                                        The 2003 Sir Adrian Curlewis Scholars                   The project addressed the key issues of patrol
                                        attended a Board of Development meeting in              effectiveness, resource management and the
                                        May 2003. The scholars also met with Philippa           extension of lifesaving services. Surf Life




                                        The 2003 Sir Adrian Curlewis Scholars, with, Philippa Poole, Ron Rankin AM (President, SLSA), John
                                        Fitzgerald (National Director of Development)



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Development



Saving Australia would like to recognise the       A Coach and Official Course Delivery and              crucial aquatic education to inland school
hospitality of Surf Life Saving New South          Assessment Workshop was conducted in                  children and increases the participation levels
Wales, for the generous use of their facilities.   October 2002.The workshop provided the                of Australian youth in surf lifesaving activities.
                                                   opportunity for state representatives to discuss
Outcome: National Leadership Facilitation
                                                   current issues pertaining to accreditation and        Activity - History
Conference
                                                   course delivery.
                                                                                                         Objective: to preserve and promote the unique
A National Leadership Facilitation Conference
                                                   Outcome: Research on the workload of                  history of surf lifesaving and its important
was conducted at Bondi in November 2002.
                                                   Officials at a carnival                               contribution to Australian culture
The objective of the conference was to further
the development of the SLSA leadership             At the 2003 Australian Surf Life Saving               Outcome: establish and maintain a Museum
framework, based on the experience of the          Championships, SLSA, in conjunction with              of Surf Lifesaving
key stakeholders in leadership training and        Angela Calder (University of Canberra),
                                                                                                         The first summer that the Museum of Surf
development.                                       conducted research with 82 officials to
                                                                                                         Lifesaving was open saw good patronage from
                                                   examine the patterns of work, sleep and
                                                                                                         the general public.
Activity - Coach and Official                      responses to work and stress for 7 categories
Development                                        of SLSA officials – and to identify any critical      Outcome: maintain the Surf Life Saving
                                                   factors that may contribute to fatigue levels.        Australia archival collection
Appreciation is extended to the Australian
Sports Commission as the funding agency for                                                              Surf Life Saving Australia’s archival collection
                                                   Activity - Youth Development
the Coach and Official Development Program.                                                              continues to benefit from the work of the
                                                   Objective: to provide training and                    Friends of the Museum. All annual reports in
Objective: to provide training and                 development to young surf lifesavers that             the collection have been preserved and
development to coaches and officials to            gives them the knowledge, skills and                  catalogued. Work continues on the large
ensure athletes can train and compete in a         experiences to become effective patrolling surf       photographic and video collections.
safe and beneficial environment                    lifesavers.
                                                                                                         Outcome: develop and implement activities to
In October 2002, the National Surf Coach           Outcome: delivery of youth programs                   celebrate surf lifesaving’s Centenary in 2007
Education Committee and the National
Competition Officials Education Committee          Telstra and Australian Sports Commission              Writing has commenced Surf Life Saving
were replaced by a National Coaching Advisor       provided significant support to junior and            Australia’s Centenary history book, under the
(Peter Kirkwood), and a National Officiating       youth development. The support has allowed            guidance of SLSA’s Historian Professor Ed
Advisor (Gordon McNaughton OAM).                   the consolidation and extension of the Telstra        Jaggard OAM. The 2007 Centenary of Surf
                                                   Beach to Bush and the Telstra School Surf             Lifesaving working party has commenced
Outcome: 5th Coach and Official                    League programs. These programs provide               planning for SLSA’s activities for that year.
Development Conference
The 5th Coach and Official Development
Conference was conducted in conjunction
with the 2003 Australian Surf Life Saving
Championships. This year saw a High
Performance stream being conducted for the
first time. A record attendance was achieved
in 2003, with 110 coaches and officials
attending. The Dearlove-Rennie Address was
delivered by Olympic Kayaker, Anna Wood.
Outcome: Surf Coach/Surf Official Magazine
In collaboration with the Director of
Competition, the annual Surf Coach / Surf
Official Magazine was published in February
2003. The magazine included articles on
testing for coaches, strategic planning for
competition, board riding skills and coaching
high performance athletes.
Outcome: Course Delivery and Assessment
Workshop
                                                   HP Squad members on the Pool deck at the Australian Institute of Sport in November 2002



                                                                                        Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003                  [25]
Development




Activity - High Performance
Appreciation is extended to the Australian
Sports Commission as the funding agency for
the High Performance Program.
Objective: to achieve excellence in
performance at National and International
benchmark events by providing SLSA's best
athletes with an innovative and successful
program
Outcome: convene a team of experts to
provide direction for the High Performance
Program
The Management Team met regularly
throughout the year. Under its direction a
Strategic Planning Workshop was conducted
in February. The Team endorsed the outcomes
of that Workshop and the Strategic Plan 2003
to 2007.
Outcome: convene a national squad to                  Council for Multicultural Australia member, Julian Heath presenting the YOU, ME, AUSTRALIAN rescue board
provide them with personal and physical               to the winners of the Patrol Competition, Northcliffe SLSC
development and a pathway to the national
team                                                  During the year coaching and sport education          Department of Immigration, Multiculturalism
                                                      activities were conducted by the State                and Indigenous Affairs. This partnership is
The 2002/03 National Squad members were               Development Squads utilising funding received         supported by a strong foundation of club and
selected in October 2002. From that squad a           from the National program.                            state initiatives that embrace Australia’s
development team was selected to compete at                                                                 diversity of cultures.
the 2002 German Cup (pool event) where                Activity - Member Development
they were placed 4th overall. An open team                                                                  Outcome: recognise and reward the
was selected to compete in the 2003                   Objective: to provide members of both the             contributions made by surf lifesavers through
Tri-Nations event where Australia placed first.       Australian community and Surf Life Saving             a comprehensive reward system
                                                      Australia with opportunities to experience surf
The squad met on three occasions during the                                                                 Surf Life Saving Australia values the
                                                      lifesaving in an equitable and beneficial
year specifically for fitness testing, pool skills                                                          contribution made to the movement by its
                                                      environment
training and sport education sessions.                                                                      members. Previously, there have been a range
                                                      Outcome: encourage a diverse membership               of awards available for clubs to use to
Outcome: convene a state squad to provide             through initatives that engage people from a          recognise their members. These have been
them with personal and physical development           broad range of backgrounds                            consolidated into a member recognition
and a clear pathway to the national high                                                                    framework, to make it easier for clubs to apply
performance program                                   Surf Life Saving Australia celebrated Harmony
                                                                                                            for the appropriate awards for their members.
                                                      Day in 2003 with the continuing support of




Australian Honours Recipients
Listed below are members who were awarded Australian Honours for service to surf lifesaving in 2003.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)                                                                       Member of the Order of
Ronald Bradley                       Donald Gray                        Ronald Sandstrom*
                                                                                                            Australia (AM)
Ronald Davidson                      Colin Laughlin                     Robert Smith                        Associate Professor Peter Fenner
Norman Dixon                         Shane O'Connor                     Ernest Stephens
                                                                                                            * OAM was awarded post humus
Harold Fredericks                    John Ogilvie




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SLSA Calendar 2002/2003




Australian Council and Board of Management Meeting Dates
Date                      Event                                                          Venue
18 October, 2002          Board of Management                                            Sydney, NSW
19 October, 2002          SLSA AGM & Australian Council Meeting                          Sydney, NSW
21 February, 2003         Board of Management Meeting                                    Sydney, NSW
22 February, 2003         Australian Council Meeting                                     Sydney, NSW
23 May, 2003              Board of Management Meeting                                    Sydney, NSW
24 May, 2003              Australian Council Meeting                                     Sydney, NSW
15 August, 2003           Board of Management Meeting                                    Sydney, NSW
16 August, 2003           Australian Council Meeting                                     Sydney, NSW

Conferences/Camps
15-17 November, 2002      National Leadership Facilitation Conference                    Bondi, NSW
10-18 January, 2003       Kellogg’s National Leadership & Development Camp               Sydney, NSW
18 March, 2003            Coaches & Officials Development Conference                     Kurrawa, QLD

Competition
July 2002
19-21 July                Northern Territory Championships                               Broome, WA
September 2002
29 September              Surf Sports Australia Ironman Endurance Championships          Coolangatta, QLD
October/ November 2002
19- 20 October            Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IronMan Series Trials                    Coolangatta, NSW
21-24 November            German Cup                                                     Warendorf, Germany
December 2002
1 December                National Surf Lifesaver Day                                    Australia
January 2003
11-12 January             Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IronMan Series - Round 1                 Newcastle, NSW
18 January                SLSA Junior Interstate Championships                           Clifton Beach, TAS
19 January                SLSA Senior Interstate Championships                           Clifton Beach, TAS
26-27 January             Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IronMan Series - Round 2                 Ocean Grove, VIC
February
14-18 Fenbruary           Tri-Nations Series                                             New Zealand
22-23 February            Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IronMan Series - Round 3                 Coolum Beach, QLD
March
1-2 March                 WA State Lifesaving Championships                              Scarboro, WA
1-2 March                 Telstra WA Junior State Championships                          Scarboro, WA
1-2 March                 Telstra TAS Junior State Championships                         Carlton Park, TAS
1-2 March                 Telstra SA Junior State Championships                          Moana, SA
1-2 March                 Telstra NSW Junior State Championships                         Swansea Belmont, NSW
1-2 March                 QLD State Championships                                        Gold Coast, QLD
1-12 March                VIC Junior State Championships                                 Torquay, VIC
7-9 March                 NSW State Championships                                        Swansea Belmont, NSW
8-9 March                 Victorian State Championships                                  Warnambool, VIC
8-9 March                 TAS State Championships                                        Carlton Park, TAS
8-9 March                 SA State Championships                                         Moana, SA
15-16 March               Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IronMan Series - Round 4                 Burleigh Heads, QLD
18- 19 March              2003 SLSA Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships    Kurrawa Beach, QLD
20-23 March               2003 SLSA Australian Surf Life Saving Championships            Kurrawa Beach, QLD
23 March                  Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series, Final                    Kurrawa Beach, QLD
April
2-4 April                 Telstra QLD Junior State Championships                         Southport, QLD


                                                                        Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003   [27]
SLSA Meritorious Awards

Meritorious Award –                               While Steve paddled back to shore, Anthony
Steve Thomas                                      had lost consiousness from shock and blood
                                                  loss. On the beach, Steve applied first aid and
Steve Thomas, a member of the Glenelg SLSC        drove towards the hospital, meeting the
(South Australia) is a worthy recipient of the    ambulance en route.
SLSA Meritorious Award.
On Friday 4th February 2000, Steve Thomas
                                                  Commendation Recipient –
and Anthony Hayes were surfing on the west        Elouera SLSC (Patrol 5)
coast area of South Australia.                    This Award is presented to the members of,
Without warning, Anthony was attacked by          Elouera Surf Life Saving Club, Patrol Number 5
what is believed to have been a white pointer     for excellence in surf rescue displaying            Ian Cameron, President of Eloura SLSC receiving
shark. The shark came up from underneath          initiative and skill during a series of rescues     their Commendation
him, grabbing his arms and dragging him           and resuscitations that occurred at 'The Wall'
                                                  Cronulla Beach on Monday, 25th December             Westpac Helicopter Service arrived, patrol
away from his board. Steve paddled over to
                                                  2000. As the patrol was packing up at 6pm           members maintained crowd control, and also
assist his friend.
                                                  on Christmas evening, patrol members noticed        performed a minor rescue. The majority of
When Steve saw the shark attack for a second      something "going down" about 200m South             Elouera patrol members involved in this rescue
time he jumped off his board and began            of Elouera SLSC.                                    were 13 – 16 years old.
hitting the shark, trying to get its eyes. The
shark released Anthony. Steve put their surf      A short while later, the patrol members were
boards together and helped Anthony onto the       administering CPR to two males, while also
boards. The shark attacked again. Steve           comforting a 6 month old pregnant relative of
managed to shove his board into the face and      the men, who began having contractions.
mouth of the shark.                               When paramedics from the Ambulance and



Vale
We offer our deepest respect and sympathy to the relatives and friends of surf lifesaving members who have passed away this year. It is with deep
regret that we record the passing of the following esteemed members of surf lifesaving.

Owen Ramsay                                       Reg Saunders                                        Stanley Wilcox OAM
Owen Ramsay joined Whale Beach SLSC in            Reg Saunders began his surf lifesaving career       Stan Wilcox joined Maroochydore SLSC, on
1945. At Whale Beach, Owen held numerous          at South West Rocks SLSC where he gained            the 12th October 1958 and maintained his
positions including Vice Captain and Lifesaving   his bronze medallion in 1941. During his early      membership of the club until he passed away
Secretary, over a period spanning 20 years.       surf lifesaving career, Reg focussed his            in August 2003. Stan held numerous
Owen was also a Vice President of Whale           attention on the instruction of members and         administrative positions with Maroochydore
Beach SLSC from 1956 to 1996, a period of         the provision of lifesaving services, holding the   SLSC including two terms as President,
40 years.                                         position of Chief Instructor at South West          totalling 8 years. Stan was also given the
                                                  Rocks for 10 years and Superintendent of Mid        honour of being made Life Governor of
Owen was a respected official at all levels. He
                                                  North Coast Branch for 6 years. Reg also            Maroochydore in 1986.
officiated at the NSW State Championships
                                                  became president of Mid North Coast Branch,
from 1960 until he passed away this year, and                                                         Stan also held the position of president of Surf
                                                  a position he held for 7 years.
has been a craft starter at 28 Australian                                                             Life Saving QLD, for a period of 8 years
Championships                                     Reg Saunders was also a respected R&R Judge.        between 1980 and 1988. Through his position
                                                  He officiated in the R&R arena for a total of 18    as president, Stan also served Surf Life Saving
Owen was awarded Life Membership of
                                                  years, with 10 years of experience at an            Australia as a National Councillor over this
Whale Beach SLSC in 1963 and of Surf Life
                                                  Australian Championships level.                     period.
Saving NSW in 2000.
                                                  Reg was awarded Life membership of South            Stan was elevated to Life Membership of
                                                  West Rocks SLSC in 1959, Surf Life Saving           Maroochydore SLSC in 1973, of Surf Life
                                                  NSW in 1961 and Surf Life Saving Australia in       Saving QLD in 1989 and of Surf Life Saving
                                                  1964.                                               Australia in 2000. Stan was also awarded the
                                                                                                      Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June
                                                                                                      1999.


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    Subsidiaries




Subsidiaries
Surf Sports
 Chairman: Warren Rennie OAM




Surf Sports Australia, a subsidiary company of     Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series
Surf Life Saving Australia, was developed to
implement high profile professional surf sport     The four rounds of the 2003 Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series were supported by Rival,
events throughout Australia. Now in its 9th        Citizen and Staminade and were conducted on the eastern seaboard as follows:
year of operation, Surf Sports Australia           Round 1                            11/12 January, 2003                           Newcastle, NSW
continues to run successful professional surf
                                                   Round 2                            26/27 January, 2003                          Ocean Grove, VIC
sports events for the membership of Surf Life
Saving Australia.                                  Round 3                            22/23 February, 2003                       Coolum Beach, QLD
                                                   Round 4                            15/16 March, 2003                          Burleigh Heads, QLD
Lifesaving Grant
In addition to these high profile events, Surf     Events that were contested include surf swim, surf ski, beach flags and sprints as well as ironman
Sports Australia once again continued to           and ironwoman events. At each of the four rounds, up-and-coming athletes were given the
support Surf Life Saving Australia through an      opportunity to compete for wildcard positions in the televised competition, which received same
equipment grant, providing significant funding     day coverage on Channel 7.
throughout the States.                             An U/16 Ironman and Ironwoman event was also contested at each round, with surf boats
Surf Sports Australia would like to                contested at Rounds 1, 2 and 4. Over the 4 rounds more than 700 athletes competed for over
acknowledge the support given by the               $617,000 prize money. The series results are listed below.
corporate sector and local councils. Without       Ironwoman of the Series                                                                Karla Gilbert
the cooperation and support of Newcastle City
                                                   Runner-up Ironwoman                                                               Kristy Cameron
Council, Geelong City Council, Maroochy
Shire Council and the Gold Coast City Council      Ironman of the Series                                                           Shannon Eckstein
it would not be possible to run these events.      Runner-up Ironman                                                                    Zane Holmes
To Rival, Citizen, Staminade, Independent
                                                   Male Beach Competitor of the Series                                                Morgan Foster
Distillers Australia and our major partner
Kellogg Australia - Surf Sports Australia wishes   Runner-up Male Beach Competitor                                                   Nathan MacKay
to thank you sincerely for your generous           Female Beach Competitor of the Series                              Michelle Steele & Kristy Smith
support and belief in our vision.
                                                   Male Ski Competitors of the Series                             Ben Allen & Downie Langthorne
                                                   Male Swimmer of the Series                                                      Christopher Allum
                                                   Runner-up Male Swimmer                                                             Mark Williams
                                                   Female Swimmer of the Series                                                       Amanda White
                                                   Runner-up Female Swimmer                                                          Kate Krywulycz

                                                   Woodstock National Surfboat Premiership
                                                   This year saw the first year of the Woodstock National Surfboat Premiership sponsored by
                                                   Independent Distillers Australia. Each state conducted a number of races that formed part of the
                                                   State Premiership. Crews were kept updated with the progressive point score on the premiership
                                                   website (www.surfboatpremiership.com.au). This site housed the results of all events as well as
                             R

                                                   the current rankings for the state, club and national Premiership by division. The awards were
                                                   presented at the Annual Boaties Convention at Jupiter’s Casino following the conclusion of the
                                                   Australian Championships.
                                                                       1st                       2nd                       3rd
                                                   Open Men            Fairhaven A               North Cronulla            Bungan Beach
                                                   Women               Bilgola Gold              Tallebudgera Ho’s         North Cottesloe Eels
                                                   Reserve             Tallebudgera Pistons      Avalon Red                Collaroy Red
                                                   Under 21            Maroochydore              Lorne (A) Growlers        Rainbow Bay Black
                                                   Under 19            Jan Juc Jiblets           Tannum Sands              Bilgola Gold

                                                   The Club Premiership was won by Bilgola Beach who was presented with a fully equipped
                                                   Woodstock Surf Boat and trailer.



[30] Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003
Life Saver Rescue Helicopter
 Chairman: Jon Donohoe. Chief Executive Officer: Peter Mangles




SOUTHERN REGION                                    achievements but focus on our vision of               valuable contributions (and in kind donations),
                                                   providing a world class helicopter emergency          but for their dedication, commitment and
The year 2002/03 has seen the Southern             medical service now, and into the future.             passion towards the Life Saver Rescue
Region Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service        Financial strength and community support is a         Helicopter Service. As we gather momentum,
undergo a period of consolidation and              major component of this vision.                       the Southern Region Life Saver Rescue
restructure, with a focus on efficiency, culture                                                         Helicopter Service will again establish itself as
and strategic direction.                           We look forward to the continued partnership
                                                                                                         the benchmark in Helicopter Emergency
                                                   with Westpac as the principle sponsor of the
The Board of Directors and Executive                                                                     Medical Services within Australia.
                                                   Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, but acknowledge
Management team have undertaken to                 and identify the need for greater support in          PETER MANGLES
establish a strong future direction for the        raising revenue and funds for the continued           Chief Executive Officer
service to ensure a manageable and functional      delivery of services. Raising the funds year
service going forward. The direction of the        after year is a challenging task and one
Service must be aligned to the expectations        challenge that will be aggressively managed in         Service Statistics FY2002-2003
and strategic direction of the Board, and Surf     the subsequent years ahead.
Life Saving Australia, and is based on good                                                               Aborted                                   1
corporate governance, matched with effective       The Southern Region Life Saver Rescue
                                                                                                          Cross Hire                                2
management policies and a repositioning            Helicopter Service has undertaken several
within the aeromedical market place.               reviews in conjunction with the regulatory             Declined                                20
                                                   bodies governing the operations and                    Ferry Flight                            14
The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service’s code    administration of the Service. The CASA have
of practice mandates independence, integrity,                                                             Fire                                      7
                                                   acknowledged the rework on the Service’s
diligence, and compliance with professional        Operations Manuals and Standard Operating              Maintenance                             27
standards. It demands of all of our people an      Procedures and have conferred on the Service           Other                                     3
overriding commitment to ethical behaviour.        its Air Operators Certification. This certification
Supporting this code is a sturdy framework of                                                             Policing                                  1
                                                   allows the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service
policies and procedures that are applied across    to continue to perform its multi-faceted role in       Primary                                269
the business and rigorously enforced. This         Search and Rescue and Medical Retrieval.               Public Relations                        30
strategy is designed to strengthen our position
within the communities in which we operate         The Department of Gaming and Racing                    Rural Fire                                5
and provide a stronger integration with key        undertook a periodic review to ensure                  Search & Rescue                         23
stakeholders, corporate sponsors and               compliance and alignment to the department’s
                                                   Best Practice Guidelines. The review had a             Secondary                              433
Government Departments.
                                                   positive outcome for the Service with the DGR          Training                                97
As the old Prince Henry Hospital site              satisfied with the methodology and
undergoes redevelopment by the State                                                                      Total                                  932
                                                   procedures utilised by the Service in the
Government and Landcom, the Service finds          management of it charitable responsibilities.
itself relocating to two interim sites for a
period of time. The operational arm of the         Operationally the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter
service will relocate to the Kingsford Smith       Service continues to provide a world-class
Airport and the administrative offices will        service within an integrated statewide
relocate to St Peter’s (5 minutes from Mascot).    aeromedical network. The Service continues its
The long-term plans for the Life Saver Rescue      upward trend in the delivery of primary and
Helicopter Service is to reestablish itself in a   secondary services indicative of the role that
state-of-the-art facility in the Eastern Suburbs   the helicopter plays as a vertical rescue
of Sydney.                                         platform and retrieval service.

Ongoing negotiations with State Government,        In conclusion, I would like to take this
NPWS and Landcom continue for the                  opportunity to thank the aircrews, pilots,
development of the new heliport which will         paramedics and doctors for their contribution,
ensure that the Service continues its vital life   support and assistance during the year. The
saving and retrieval roles.                        Service extends its appreciation to the Board
                                                   of Directors and SLSA for their guidance and
This year we reach the special milestone of 30     contribution in the continued development of
years of Search and Rescue (SAR) and medical       the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.
retrievals in New South Wales. In continuing
celebrations throughout 2003, we will not          I would also like to thank our sponsors,
only remember the past challenges and              partners and supporters not only for their



                                                                                         Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003                  [31]
Life Saver Rescue Helicopter
 Chairman: Warren Tozer. General Manager: Perry Wells




NORTHERN REGION                                       and demonstrated the financial capability and      overall number of hours flown and number of
                                                      commitment of the community in supporting          missions, particularly on behalf of the
The Directors and Management have                     such an operation then this could delay the        Department of Health, this has in no way
continued to follow their strategies to ensure        final approval process.                            affected the professionalism of our personnel
the betterment and enhancement of the                                                                    and they continue to be most supportive.
facilities and service throughout the flight          The efforts have been enhanced by the
area.                                                 appointment of a Director from the Coffs           We will continue to vigorously plan for the
                                                      Harbour Region and the commencement of a           future with a view to enhancing facilities
Our major achievements have been two fold             dynamic fund raising/community relations           generally, with the long-term vision of
with the decision to proceed with the                 officer.                                           continuing to be a leader in the ever changing
replacement program of one of the aircraft as                                                            world of helicopter aeromedical services.
soon as possible.                                     Whilst these are the most significant
                                                      achievements during the past 12 months there        Missions           Flt Hours   No of missions
However, the most significant strategic               have been other milestones such as:
achievement has been the establishment of a                                                               AusSar                 40.0          16
fund raising office in Coffs Harbour with the         s Celebrating our 20th anniversary of
long-term objective of having a fully                     providing a highly efficient level of           Charter                 6.9            5
operational helicopter placed in that location,           aeromedical services in December 2002           Ferry                   0.4            3
which would fill the void which currently exists      s Completing our 4,000th mission                    Maintenance            15.8          52
on the eastern seaboard for rotary wing
aeromedical services.                                 s A hoist training platform and synthetic           Police                  1.8            2
                                                          flight trainer being commissioned. These        Primary                86.80        120
Whilst there has been no approval                         greatly assisted in reducing costs whilst
forthcoming from the Department of Health in                                                              Public Relations        8.4          24
                                                          increasing training levels for both our
relation to the establishment of a base at                personnel and ambulance officers                Secondary            233.0          142
Coffs Harbour it was evident to the Directors
                                                                                                          Training             112.10          98
that unless we took the initiative in this regard     Whilst there has been a reduction in the




International Life Saving
President: Alan Whelpton AM

The 2002/03 season for International                  In 2003 ILS would like to welcome five new         Special thanks to Ron Rankin AM, Greg
Lifesaving was an extremely productive one,           full-members: Romania, St. Lucia, Jamaica,         Nance, Greg Allum, Rick Wright and Danya
with the concentration moving away from               Trinidad & Tobago and Latvia.                      Hodgetts for carrying out various ILS tasks,
competition and to strategic planning in the                                                             and for their attendance at ILS meetings.
                                                      The 2003 Commonwealth Lifesaving
lifesaving area.
                                                      Championships were held recently in Durban         I appreciate Surf Life Saving Australia’s
The 2003 meeting in St Lucia was declared a           with 16 nations competing. It was very             continuing assistance to myself and ILS and
success with no less than 23 representatives          encouraging to see development teams from          would like to make a special acknowledgment
attending from around the world. Many topics          Botswana, Singapore, Swaziland, South Africa,      to ILS Secretary-General Dr Harald Vervaeke
were covered including the development of             Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Lesotho and         and his team for their dedication and hard
the ILS Strategic Framework for 2004–2008.            Mauritius competing for the first time.            work at our headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.
Hosted in conjunction with the ILS meeting in         Preparations for Rescue 2004 in Viareggio,
St Lucia was the Caribbean Lifesaving Sport           Italy are now in full swing with the website
Conference, which was a three day event,              now operational. The official program has
focusing on the development of lifesaving             been set and is available for viewing on the ILS
skills through special activities. These activities   website: www.ilsf.org
included the Caribbean Lifesaving
                                                      Surf Life Saving Australia are to be
Championships, a Sport Conference and the
                                                      commended for their ongoing interest and
Caribbean Lifesaving Skills Day. All activities
                                                      promotion of ILS.
were well received.




[32] Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003
    State of the Nation




State of the
State of the Nation

                       For Surf Life Saving New South           our organisation into the future.        South Wales has commenced
                       Wales the 2002/03 season has been                                                 fundraising activities. We believe in
                                                                Surf Life Saving New South Wales
                       one of high activity across all areas                                             time this will provide an ongoing
                                                                continues to progress these needs on
                       of our business.                                                                  funding source to our clubs, assisting
                                                                multiple fronts to ensure the delivery
                                                                                                         with the ever increasing financial
                       Whilst our areas of Lifesaving, Surf     and sustainability of quality services
                                                                                                         demands they incur in providing
                       Sports and Youth & Membership            to our movement and the larger
                                                                                                         basic lifesaving services.
                       Development have continued to            community.
                       successfully deliver integral, dynamic                                            My sincere thanks to the NSW
                                                                Our presence within the community
                       and an ever-expanding series of                                                   Government, through the NSW
                                                                has been extended through a variety
                       programs and services to our                                                      Department of Sport and Recreation
                                                                of mediums.
Peter M Pearce         membership and the general public, I                                              for its outstanding support. I also
President              wish to place a special focus in this    A series of teaching kits were           extend my gratitude to the
                       report on the new initiatives that we    developed with Sydney Water to           Australian Government and our
New South Wales        delivered this season.                   deliver surf safety and water            many state and national sponsors
                                                                preservation messages to school          and partners for your generosity and
                       With a particular focus on               children. The kits were launched by      invaluable support.
                       supporting our branches, clubs and       The Hon Kim Yeadon MP, Minister
                       volunteers we were pleased to                                                     Finally my gratitude to all within the
                                                                for Energy.                              various levels of Surf Life Saving New
                       present Conference 2002, which was
                       officially opened by an avid             Our public profile has strengthened      South Wales, our fellow states and
                       supporter of our movement, the           greatly with the assistance of Foxtel    Surf Life Saving Australia for your
                       Premier of New South Wales, The          who provided remarkable support in       ongoing dedication, service and
                       Hon Bob Carr MP. Attended by 243         the delivery of the “Heroes”             support.
                       Club Presidents, Club Captains and       advertisements, which forms part of
                       future leaders, the three day forum      a national branding campaign.
                       addressed current issues and             In an effort to continually ensure our
                       provided for the growing needs of        financial future, Surf Life Saving New

                       SLSWA’s long-term vision of ‘Safer,      Our lobbying and amendments to           s Aaron McRae, City of Perth
                       Enjoyable Beaches’ continues to          state legislation sees SLSWA a step          SLSC- our WA Lifesaver of the
                       drive the organisation locally, and      closer to gaining support for public         Year
                       this season several strategies were      liability and personal accident          s   Doug McGhie, Scarboro SLSC-
                       acted on. In particular:                 insurance from the State                     our WA Volunteer of the Year
                       s Our services extended with             Government, thus stabilising and         s   Stephen Hopkins, who was
                           Broadwater Bay SLSC and              ensuring our services continue.              awarded the inaugural National
                           Coogee Beach SLSC completing         The awarding of the 2007, 2008 and           Lifeguard of the Year
                           their first season as fully          2009 Australian Surf Life Saving         I extend my appreciation to Mr Ron
                           affiliated clubs                     Championships to Western Australia       Rankin AM, Mr Greg Nance, and his
A.M.(Mike) Smith       s   Dongara Dennison completing          is a decision that will not only         officers for their continued support
President                  its first probationary season        benefit the sport locally but now        for SLSWA
                       s   Margaret River SLSC approved to      positions the event as a significant
                                                                                                         My thanks to the State Council and
Western Australia          commence patrols next season         asset for SLSA.
                                                                                                         Board of Directors on continuing to
                       s   Existing clubs increasing their      Congratulations to the Albany SLSC       strategically position surf lifesaving
                           hours of operation by 26%            who was recognised as our Club of        locally to meet the needs of the
                       s   The introduction of a learn to       the Year at the RAC Awards of            community.
                           swim in the surf for 0–5 year        Excellence.
                           olds, ‘Surf Babies’.                                                          Last, I extend my sincere appreciation
                                                                I wish to recognise special
                       s   The launch of an online ‘live’                                                to all club management committees
                                                                achievements and extend my
                           surf conditions report                                                        and our many volunteers that
                                                                congratulations to:
                       Membership of clubs affiliated with                                               provide the essential vigilance and
                       SLSWA continues to thrive with           s New SLSWA Life Members: John           service to ensure a safer, enjoyable
                       membership increasing by 16% to              King, Wally Fry, Bill Read and       beach.
                       over 9,800. In addition, SLSWA               Jean Burling
                       continues to build a strong financial    s   David Clark, Bill Gaynor, Ed
                       position to support clubs through its        Jaggard and John Grifiiths who
                       fiscal strategy.                             were made Life Members of SLSA

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State of the Nation



                     SLSNT has undertaken a significant        safety exercises and for collaborative    the Interstate Championships, we are
                     review of all of its operations during    work with NT Emergency Services.          confident that our ability to gain
                     the last year and endorsed a ‘Future                                                competitiveness is steadily improving.
                     Directions’ strategy. This exercise was   Our core business remains lifesaving
                                                               and we have again had a successful        Our major sponsors still include SLSA
                     effectively supported by SLSA                                                       and our national sponsors. The NT
                     through Brett Williamson and Peter        year on patrol. Arafura SLSC
                                                               transferred their patrols to Mindil       Government, TIO, Caltex, KPMG,
                     George, and has resulted in strong                                                  Laedel, Perkins Shipping, Alcan Gove
                     support from our interstate               Beach and has been successful in all
                                                               areas. All three club’s patrols were      P/L and Ron Freyling have continued
                     colleagues and from SLSA.                                                           to provide much appreciated support
                                                               successfully completed. Particular
                     SLSNT has embarked on its first           recognition goes to all members,          to NT Centre.
Bob Creek            comprehensive fundraising strategy,       families, officials and club supporters   As we enter our 15th year since
President            including: establishment of a ‘Surf       whose efforts have ensured a safer        formal incorporation, I would like to
                     Trust’ in association with SLSQ, and;     water environment for the public.         pass on my sincere appreciation to
Northern Territory   ‘Sponsors’ and ‘Guardians of the                                                    all office bearers, volunteers and
                                                               Our boards have all had a busy and
                     Surf’ programs with the SLS                                                         supporters with whom I have had
                                                               successful year and with their
                     Foundation. We were also                                                            the pleasure of working since
                                                               combined board meeting format, are
                     anticipating an improvement to our                                                  becoming President in March this
                                                               achieving more effective use of their
                     NT Government support through                                                       year. I especially wish to thank Fred
                                                               time and efforts. SLSNT has a new
                     increased triennium funding,                                                        Finch, our inaugural President who
                                                               General Manager, Paul Dale who is a
            aaa      although it seems we have some                                                      after 14 consecutive years of
                                                               long-time Darwin SLSC member.
                     more work to do in this area. On the                                                committed service to the position
                     bright side, we have been donated a       The standard of Territory competition     has decided to retire from the role.
                     $45,000 twin-hulled vessel for            has also continued to improve. While      He still maintains an active role on
                     inshore rescue by PJ Customs which        we had some initial difficulties          the committee.
                     will prove invaluable for our water       getting our teams to Tasmania for



                     The year we reinforced SLSQ’s             3,166 lives, performed more than          relationships with the State
                     position as the benchmark for             170,000 preventative actions and          Government. Building closer and
                     standards and outputs across the          provided nearly 7,500 first aid           stronger ties with all local
                     diverse range of management and           emergency care treatments. This is a      governments across the State
                     operational activities which make up      wonderful effort in the context of        remains a priority to promote and
                     surf lifesaving in the 21st Century.      serving over 30 million customers         reinforce best practice lifesaving
                     Our surf lifesavers continued to          (beach visitors) a year.                  services, standards and systems.
                     implement initiatives to better serve     Sadly, there were still 14 tragedies on   SLSQ Officers and staff have
                     our customers (beach visitors) and        unpatrolled beaches, mostly mid-          consulted regularly with a wide
                     contribute to the social and              week, reinforcing SLSQ’s resolve to       range of peak industry and
                     economic well being of the broader        continue with the ‘Patrol Smart 7/52’     community forums on issues
Ken Bird
                     community.                                initiatives to assist us on the journey   concerning water safety, marine
President
                     As a result of SLSQ’s ’Frontline          towards our vision of “zero               stingers, tourist safety, emergency
Queensland           First!!’ strategic priorities, we have    preventable deaths on Queensland’s        services, youth, child protection,
                     seen the delivery of real                 beaches”.                                 volunteerism and sports.
                     improvements in lifesaving and            Other major initiatives this year         We also won another Australian
                     beach safety services and developed       include: the review of our                Tourism Award this year – a
                     plans for further significant             governance systems; a significant         wonderful recognition for the
                     enhancements for implementation in        investment in ‘e’-fficient information    important role our lifesavers play in
                     the year ahead. The focus remains         management systems; growth of the         providing safe and enjoyable
                     on supporting and building the            Surf Life Saving Foundation;              destinations for tourists.
                     capability of our frontline services      enhancement of our risk                   It is an honour and privilege to head
                     and people by putting more beaches        management systems, and; the              this wonderful organisation in
                     under guard at more times.                expansion of research and                 Queensland and on behalf of SLSQ, I
                     Our lifesavers and lifeguards, with       development programs designed to          extend our thanks to SLSA Officers
                     support from our jet rescue boats,        turn data into ‘intelligence’.            and staff for their support during the
                     wave runners and the Westpac              SLSQ has maintained strong                past season.
                     Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters saved

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State of the Nation



                       This season has seen a great change            Medal for Volunteer of the Year;    One of the pleasing areas of
                       in the operation of lifesaving in          s B Baker, Anglesea - the Sir           increased activity has been in the
                       Victoria. The formation of one peak            Adrian Curlewis Scholarship         youth development and education
                       body under the banner of Life Saving       s C Lyne AM, B Wood, P                  areas. Over 12,000 students
                       Victoria has progressed to the point            McGibbon & N Morarty - Life        participated in SLSV education
                       where the Government has officially             Member to SLSA                     programs & over 1,500 in the Wave
                       accepted the movement as part of           s W Bolten, Seaspray - Life             Pool program. In addition, 22
                       the Department of Justice.                      Membership SLSV                    Government schools worked with
                                                                  s M Deveson, Bonbeach - AGL             SLSV for the Youth Development
                       The high standard of patrols in
                                                                       Champion Junior Lifesaver          program. As a result of the success
                       Victoria was evident this season,
Mike Martin                                                       s S Cain, Chelsea Longbeach -           of these programs, a Youth Panel
                       with a total of 967 rescues & 1,100
                                                                       AGL Nipper of the Year.            was established in order to better
President              first aid treatments performed. A
                                                                  There has been an increase in the       coordinate these activities.
                       record number of awards were
                                                                  number of beaches where the state
Victoria               presented, with high numbers in IRB
                                                                  is providing Tabcorp Professional
                                                                                                          In competition we had a successful
                       courses (as a result of Victorian boat                                             season, with notable achievements
                                                                  Lifeguard services. New sites include
                       license requirements).                                                             across the board including placing
                                                                  Wye River, Apollo Bay and Eastern
                                                                                                          third at the Interstate
                       The state also provided fixed wing         Beach at Geelong. The provision of
                                                                                                          Championships, winning the
                       aerial surveillance throughout the         these services would not be possible
                                                                                                          Wieland Shield and having over
                       season with the support DASAR.             without the support of Tabcorp.
                                                                                                          1,200 participants at the State Junior
                       The following key awards were              A notable event for the year was the    Championships.
                       presented in 2003:                         launch of our history book by Alleyn
                                                                                                          I would like to take this opportunity
                                                                  Best at Government House by
                       s M Symington, Anglesea – J                Lieutenant-Governor Lady Southey
                                                                                                          to thank Nigel Taylor and all the staff
                           Wishart Medal for Lifesaver of                                                 for their support in what has been a
                                                                  AM. I would like to thank Prue
                           the Year                                                                       challenging year.
                                                                  Weber & Charles Lyne AM on a truly
                       s   P Whilans, Point Leo – G Long
                                                                  great result.

                       SLSSA has just survived 12 of the          standard with shared financial          condition of the beach and erosion.
                       most difficult months in memory,           support at all levels of Government.    The cost of a sand replenishment has
                       albeit our historic 50th year of           This program is currently estimated     been considered and ruled out by
                       operation.                                 to extend over a 17 year period, but    State Government and this left the
                                                                  we continue to lobby to reduce this     club with no alternative but to close
                       On 10th October 2002, exactly 50
                                                                  time frame.                             its doors.
                       years since the birth of surf lifesaving
                       in South Australia, our history book       A state conference held mid 2002        Due to tight financial constraints, the
                       was launched. The event was held at        resolved 5 points of focus for the      State Council has resolved to reduce
                       Henley Beach, with special guest           BOM. These included: improving          its jet rescue boat system from 3
                       speaker Chook Fielder OAM, one of          income streams for clubs and state;     boats to 2, reduce staff from 9 to 7,
William B Jamieson     the 2 Founders of SLSSA.                   data management; strategic              and sell one of its vehicles. We have
President                                                         planning, and; member                   embarked on a number of different
                       The opening of the Moana SLSC was
                                                                  management.                             journeys, all are aimed at securing
                       another highlight and was a
South Australia        spectacular community event. The           For 20 years SLSSA was fortunate to
                                                                                                          our future. We have great people in
                                                                                                          our movement and we have great
                       Normanville Club should also be            profit substantially from its bingo
                                                                                                          support from all levels of
                       congratulated for its new premises.        booth operations. However, this
                                                                                                          Government and the community. We
                       Both clubs have been supported by a        source of funding has declined
                                                                                                          just need to harness that support to
                       tripartite agreement between SA            markedly since the introduction of
                                                                                                          ensure that SLSSA is here for many
                       State Government, Local                    gaming machines into SA and as at
                                                                                                          years to come.
                       Government and the club. This was          30th June 2003, all but one of these
                       the precedent for the development          operations has now ceased. SLSSA
                       of the Facilities Management Group         continues to investigate alternative
                       (FMG).                                     sources of income.
                       The role of the FMG is to manage           It is disappointing to have to report
                       the upgrading of all surf lifesaving       that Hallett Cove SLSC has gone into
                       facilities in SA to an acceptable          recess, unfortunately due to the


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                  Surf Life Saving Tasmania has            Our Awards of Excellence                 have continued to provide great
                  continued to maintain a high             Presentation showcased the many          support to surf lifesaving in
                  standard of service in providing a       aspects of surf lifesaving. I offer my   Tasmania.
                  safe aquatic environment to the          congratulations to our Lifesaver of
                                                                                                    Looking to the future, planning,
                  Tasmanian community during the           the Year – Stephen Crocker,
                                                                                                    governance, club structures &
                  2002/03 surf lifesaving season. No       Volunteer of the Year – Julie Smith,
                                                                                                    fundraising are high on the agenda.
                  lives have been lost on Tasmanian        and Premier Club – Devonport SLSC.
                                                                                                    ’Smarter’ lifesaving services to
                  beaches, however many rescues and
                                                           Representing SLST at the National        maximise usage of resources will be
                  preventative actions have been
                                                           Leadership Development Camp was          essential, as SLST works to grow and
                  undertaken by our patrolling
                                                           Nick Schilling and Simon                 retain membership, increase revenue,
                  members. Statistics demonstrating a
Greg Bird                                                  Featherstone. Sarah Hardy was our        enhance public awareness and the
                  record of achievements include:
President                                                  Sir Adrian Curlewis Scholar.             image of SLST as the aquatic
                  s In excess of 13,150 hours of                                                    authority in Tasmania. The volunteer
                                                           Clifton Beach hosted a very
Tasmania              voluntary rostered patrol service.
                                                           successful 2003 Interstate
                                                                                                    contribution by our members is the
                  s 69 rescues                                                                      essential ingredient for success,
                                                           Championships. The Tasmanian team
                                                                                                    however the organisation will not
                  s 444 preventative actions               enjoyed the home advantage and
                                                                                                    prosper without the support of
                  s 1,247 awards processed                 this was reflected in their big
                                                                                                    governments, the corporate sector
                                                           improvement in results over previous
                  Our administration continues to                                                   and the public.
                                                           years.
                  improve with Lifesaving Services
            aaa                                                                                     I would like to take this opportunity
                  Manager, Tony van den Enden              The State Government of Tasmania
                                                                                                    of thanking the members of SLST,
                  growing our commercial services          again showed its commitment to
                                                                                                    and the staff of the Tasmanian State
                  through Aquatic Risk and Safety          water safety in this state by
                                                                                                    Centre, SLSA, and Australian Council
                  Audits and community education           continuing to be a major supporter
                                                                                                    for their support and the manner in
                  programs. Tony’s continued               of SLST. I would also like to
                                                                                                    which they have welcomed me in my
                  dedication enabled the state to gain     recognise Telstra, DHL, Woodstock,
                                                                                                    first year as State President.
                  Registered Training Organisation         Patrick Shipping, TAS Alkaloids,
                  (RTO) status, with the assistance of     Ausport, NORVAC, WIN TV, KPMG,
                  SLSWA and SLSA.                          and the Mercury Newspaper, who




                                                                           Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003              [37]
Boards and Committees
 Surf Life Saving Australia




SLSA Staff                                 Jack Kirkbride                     Australian Council
                                           Accounts Assistant
             Greg Nance                                                       Ronald Rankin AM
             Chief Executive Officer       Kristy Pender                      President
                                           Purchasing Officer
                                                                              John Fitzgerald
                                           Angela Dwyer                       National Director of Development
                                           National Development Officer
                                           (Coaching and Officiating)         Peter George
             Toni Murphy                                                      National Director of Lifesaving
             Personal Assistant to CEO     Nicole Jervis
                                           Sports Administration Trainee      Greg Allum
                                                                              National Director of Competition
                                           Maggie Joyce
                                           National Competition Coordinator   Peter Pearce
                                                                              President NSW
             Peter Agnew                   Andrew Cribb
             National Lifesaving Manager   National Lifesaving Officer        Ken Bird
                                                                              President QLD
                                           Dean Dudley
                                           National Education Coordinator     Michael Martin
                                                                              President VIC
                                           Chris Giles
             Danya Hodgetts                National Development Officer       Mike Smith
             National Development                                             President WA
                                           Casey Morton/Aishling Cameron
             Manager                                                          Greg Bird
                                           Receptionist
                                                                              President TAS
                                                                              William Jamieson
             Christian Renford                                                President SA
             National Competition                                             Bob Creek
             Manager                                                          President NT



             Amanda Wunderlich
             Surf Sports Australia Event
             Manager



             Justine Robberds
             Finance Manager




             Katherine Mcleod
             Research/ IT Manager




             Anna Wallin
             PR & Communications




[38] Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003
Boards and Committees




SLSA Honorary Boards                    Board of Lifesaving                 Judiciary Committee
and Committees
                                        Peter George                        John Barlow
Honorary Officers                       Peter Agnew                         Craig Cooper
Peter Kirkwood                          Andrew Chubb                        Michael Harrison
Coaching Advisor
                                        Mark Fife                           Greg Kelly
Ronald Pears
                                        Robert Wood                         Jennifer Kenny
Championships Administration Officer
                                        Anthony Snelling                    Neil Morarty
Gordon McNaughton OAM
Officiating Advisor                     David Swain                         Paul Ransome

Paul Schott                             Jennifer Kenny                      Phillip Ross
Honorary Surf Boat Officer              Norm Jarvis                         Anne-Marie Widermanski
Bruce Owen
Honorary Board and Ski Officer
                                        Board of Competition                High Performance
Assoc Prof Peter Fenner AM
                                        Greg Allum                          Management Team
Honorary Medical Officer
                                        Christian Renford                   Rick Wright
Paul Albertini
Honorary Power Craft Officer            David Thompson                      Greg Allum

Mark Parsons                            Gregory Keen                        Tracey Johnstone
Honorary Radio Communications Officer   Neil Morarty                        Danya Hodgetts
Edwin Jaggard OAM                       Rodney Solomon                      Phillip Vanny
Honorary Historian                                                          Christopher Gately
                                        Gary O'Neill
                                        Trevor Maybank                      Gordon McNaughton OAM

Board of Management                     Carrie Turner                       Peter Kirkwood
                                                                            Clint Robinson OAM
Greg Nance
                                                                            Leigh Habler
Justine Robberds                        Board of Development
Danya Hodgetts                          John Fitzgerald
Peter Agnew                             Danya Hodgetts                      Rules and Qualifications
Christian Renford                                                           Committee
                                        Lyn Barratt
Phillip Vanny                           Michael Martin                      Peter Agnew
Brett Williamson                        Megan Molenaar                      Michael Byrnes OAM
Elaine Farmer OAM, JP                   Kevin Larkins                       William Marshall OAM
Nigel Taylor                                                                Philip McGibbon
David Armstrong
                                        Competition Selection
Philip Le Grove
                                        Committee
Paul Dale
                                        Phillip Vanny
                                        Brian Donnell OAM
                                        Allan Inwood




                                                                Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003   [39]
Boards and Committees




Australian Championships                Medical Advisory Committee   Board of Life Saving
Committee                               Assoc Prof Peter Fenner AM   Management
Ronald Rankin AM                        Peter Agnew                  Peter Agnew
Greg Allum                              Peter George                 Giselle Addison
Greg Nance                              John Lennard                 George Hill
Christian Renford                       Michael Tuch                 Brett Ellis
Maggie Joyce                            Graham Cato                  Tony van den Enden
Ronald Pears                            Peter Sullivan               Damien Marangon
Graham Bruce                            Tony Davis                   Grant Trew
David Thompson                          Ronald Naylor                Kathy Roberts
Ross Wyeth                              David Meadows
Roger Griffiths
                                                                     National Gear Inspectors
Anna Wallin
                                                                     Bruce Owen
Justine Robberds                        History Committee
                                                                     Paul Albertini
Peter Dawes                             Prof Edwin Jaggard OAM
                                                                     Carl Clayton
John Brennan                            Danya Hodgetts
                                                                     Terry Boardman
Stephen Strange                         Stan Vesper
                                                                     Paul Grebert
Walter Fry                              Don Burchill
                                                                     William Wonson
                                        Prue Weber
                                                                     Phillip Hughes
                                        Ken Knight BEM
National Youth                                                       James Gilroy
                                        Don Henderson
Development Committee                                                John Nearmy
                                        Gary McKinnon
John Fitzgerald                                                      Ian Young
Chris Giles                                                          Anthony Park
Peter White                             Life Members and Honours     Brian Millmam
Darren Jameson
                                        Committee                    Andrew Goss
                                        Ronald Rankin AM
Maurice McCutcheon                                                   Neil Oliver
                                        Harry Windmill
Danny Redman                                                         Trevor Hardie
                                        John Jones
Heather Thompson, JP                                                 Noel Kelk
                                        Brian Donnell OAM
Jean Burling                                                         Allan Porteus
Sean Carroll                                                         Kenneth Bond
Lyn Barratt


Meritorious Awards and
Lifesaving Selection Committee
Ronald Rankin AM
Lyn Barratt
Peter George
Mark Fife
Robert Wood




[40] Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003
Patrol Service Awards

10 Years                                      David Anthony Ahern                 Sarina      20 Years
                                              Simon Palmer                       Seacliff
Glen Gardiner                Boat Harbour     Benjamin Noble                   Seaspray       Bradley McDonogh                       Garie
Suzanne Maree Fairbrother    Boat Harbour     David Morgan                     Seaspray       David Hoffmann                         Garie
Peter James Whitty          Burleigh Heads    Simon Lew               South Maroubra          Joseph Knight-Smith               Geraldton
                            Mowbray Park      Anne Saville            South Maroubra          Peter Tidswell                       Glenelg
David Mills                 Cape Paterson     Robert Martin           South Maroubra          Michael Billing                      Glenelg
Robert Harvey               Cape Paterson     Timothy Brunton         South Maroubra          Michael Cotter                       Glenelg
Sam Chippindall             Cape Paterson     Peter Rennex                    Southport       Shane Nicholson                      Grange
Lynda Rogers                Cape Paterson     Antonio Rojas        Warilla Barack Point       David Allan Swain                    Grange
Simone Rogers               Cape Paterson     Stephen Ronald       Warilla Barrack Point      George Allan Rogerson                Grange
Nicholas Stone              Cape Paterson     Allan Barlin        Wauchope-Bonny Hills        Geoff Lyons                     Launceston
Colin Fraser                  Coolangatta     Carolyn MacFarlane                Whyalla       Anthony Duda                    Launceston
Anthony Graham                        Garie                                                   Peter Latzer                           Lorne
Simon Fishburn                        Garie                                                   Tim Boness                             Lorne
Steven Chesher                        Garie   15 Years                                        Nicholas Wilmot                        Lorne
Bradley McDonogh                      Garie   Leslie Paxton                        Albany     Craig Terrell                 Point Lookout
Peter Fuller                          Garie   Peter James Whitty          Burleigh Heads      Gary Terrell                  Point Lookout
Michael Cotter                      Glenelg                                Mowbray Park       Kevin Harris                     Queenscliff
Michael Billing                     Glenelg   Craig Hobart                Christies Beach     John Anthony Nearmy              South Port
Mark Young                          Glenelg   Geoffrey Noel Hamlet          Coolangatta       Peter Rennex                      Southport
Gregory Daw                         Glenelg   David Hoffmann                         Garie
Michael Dobie                       Glenelg   Bruce Plummer                          Garie    25 years
Lorenz Klass                        Glenelg   Peter Fuller                           Garie
Scott William Simpson               Grange    Bradley McDonogh                       Garie    Phillip James Hammond          Coolangatta
Mark Christian Ritter               Grange    Joseph Knight-Smith              Geraldton      Bradley James Taylor                  Garie
Jason Allan Johansen                Grange    Hugh Roberts                        Glenelg     Michael Cotter                      Glenelg
Donna Watt                    Gunnamatta      Alan Mitchell                       Glenelg     Shane Daw                           Glenelg
Jaye Newton                        Kurrawa    Michael Billing                     Glenelg     Michael Mahon        Gold Coast Surf Rescue
Scott Wheeler                      Kurrawa    Michael Cotter                      Glenelg                          Communication Centre
Geoff Lyons                     Launceston    Edward Stubing                      Glenelg     Geoff Lyons                     Launceston
Anthony Duda                    Launceston    Martin Bruce Grace                  Grange      Kevin Van Dueren                      Lorne
Rod Jenman                  Maroochydore      Anthony Duda                    Launceston      Peter Van Dueren                      Lorne
Shane Donovan               Maroochydore      Geoff Lyons                     Launceston      Bert Kwanten                    Queenscliff
Heath Williams              Maroochydore      Quinn Coleman                          Lorne
Gregory Day                         Moana     Rodney Stewart                         Lorne
Terry Semmens                       Moana     Josephine Molloy                       Lorne
Stephen Glover                 Moore Park     Nicholas Wilmot                        Lorne
Julie Tucker                   Moore Park     Stuart Morarty                         Lorne
John Lickfield                     Mullaloo   David Wilmot                           Lorne
Elaine Farmer                 North Haven     John Takac                             Lorne
Paul McIvor                    North Bondi    Gary Barben                  Maroochydore
Jenny Bond                     North Bondi    Stephen Glover                 Moore Park
Darren Palmer                  North Bondi    Wayne Patrick Mullavey            Narooma
Scott Mathers                 North Haven     Darren Palmer                  North Bondi
Troy Jamieson                 North Haven     Brian Burrowes                North Haven
Peter Walsh                  Point Lookout    Craig Terrell                Point Lookout
Wayne Cole                   Point Lookout    Ed Kwanten                      Queenscliff
Craig Terrell                Point Lookout    Allan Richard Fisk              Queenscliff
Michael Stone                Point Lookout    William Riddington              Queenscliff
Daniel Mabin                 Point Lookout    Geoffrey Lyall                  Queenscliff
Kenneth Burge                Point Lookout    Bob Mork                        Queenscliff
Simon Johnstone              Point Lookout    Rupert Wyness                        Seacliff
Max Bernstone                 Port Douglas    Peter Rennex                     Southport
Jason Fasano                  Port Douglas    Paul Andrew Quick                    Terrigal
Paul Waters                          Sarina   Allan Barlin           Wauchope-Bonny Hills


                                                                                Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003         [41]
Annual Statistics
 Lifesaving
 Rescues                          NSW      QLD       VIC      SA      WA      TAS    NT    Total Rescue
 No Gear                          1,137     348        80      8       39      10     4             1,626
 Reel                                0       0          0       0       0       0     0                 0
 Tube                             1,022     695       178      6       46      10     0             1,957
 Board                            1,390     206       143       9      62      26     8             1,844
 Ski                                14       0          5       0       0       2     0                21
 Surf Boat                          52       0          0       0       0       0     0                52
 IRB                              1,105     376       269      33     123      19    22             1,947
 JRB/ORB                            41      229         2      21       0       0     0               293
 Helicopter                          2       5          0       0       0       0     0                 7
 PWC                                45      732         0       0       0       0     0               777
 Boogie Board                        0       0          0       0       0       0     0                 0
 Other                             219      294        28     382       1       0     0               924
 Total By State                   5,027    2,885      705     459     271      67    34             9,488

 Emergency Care                   NSW      QLD       VIC      SA      WA      TAS    NT           Total
 Resuscitation                      20      31          3       2        0       0    0                56
 Defibrillations                     0       0          0       0        0       0    0                 0
 Number of Defibrillators owned     0       22         0       0       20       0    0                 42
 Stings                           6,675    1,485      170     116     1,170     9    20             9,645
 Suspected Spinal Injury             0       0          2       0        7       0    0                 9
 Major First Aid                   325      175        48      14       11      17    2               592
 Minor First Aid                  3,253    1,442      809     413      411      96   50             6,474
 Total First Aids                 10,273   3,133     1,032    545     1,599    122   72            16,776

 Preventions                      NSW      QLD       VIC      SA      WA      TAS    NT           Total
 preventative actions             61,055   74,049    22,413   4,155   2,250    229   461          164,612
 prevention Assists                  0        0         0       0       39      75    36              150
 Total Preventions                61,055   74,049    22,413   4,155   2,289    304   497          164,762



 Life Guard
 Rescues                          NSW      QLD       VIC      SA      WA      TAS    NT    Total Rescue
 No Gear                           474      158        31       6       0      0      0               669
 Reel                                0        0         0       0       0      0      0                 0
 Tube                              163       24       155       5       0      0      0               347
 Board                             352       74       125      12       0      2      0               565
 Ski                                 0        0         0       0       0      0      0                 0
 Surf Boat                           0        0         0       0       0      0      0                 0
 IRB                                76        0       112       0       0      0      0               188
 JRB/ORB                             0        0         0       0       0      0      0                 0
 Helicopter                          0        0         0       0       0      0      0                 0
 PWC                                15       25         0       0       0      0      0                40
 Boogie Board                        0        0         0       0       0      0      0                 0
 Other                              31        0         0      39       0      0      0                70
 Total By State                   1,111     281       423      62      57      2      0             1,936

 Emergency Care                   NSW      QLD       VIC      SA      WA      TAS    NT           Total
 Resuscitation                      2         8         2      2         0     0      0                14
 Defibrillations                    0         0         0      0         0     0      0                 0
 Number of Defibrillators owned     0         5         1      0        13     0      0                19
 Stings                           1,671     652        38     217       0      0      0             2,578
 Suspected Spinal Injury            0         0         6      0         0     0      0                 6
 Minor First Aid                   122       10        17      1        0      0      0               150
 Major First Aid                  1,013    1,351      412     545       0      9      0             3,330
 Total First Aids                 2,808    2,021      475     765     1,048    9      0             7,126

 Preventions                      NSW      QLD       VIC      SA      WA      TAS    NT           Total
 Preventative actions             33,228   96,094    29,550   2,270   8,338    80     0           169,560
 Prevention Assists               23,530      0       158       0       0      10     0            23,698
 Total Preventions                56,758   96,094    29,708   2,270   8,338    90     0           193,258



[42] Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003
Annual Statistics

Membership
                           Active       Active Reserve Cadet           Award              Junior         Other    Grand Total
NSW
Male                         7,768              1,032       1,363           293            11,645         9,389           31,490
Female                       3,417                236       1,050           171            10,363         4,856           20,093
Total                       11,185              1,268       2,413           464            22,008        14,245           51,583

QLD
Male                          3,475              188          209           402             3,954         6,311           14,539
Female                        1,776               30          215           334             3,603         4,514           10,472
Total                         5,251              218          424           736             7,557        10,825           24,534

VIC
Male                          1,834              145          498           50              2,324         2,850            7,701
Female                        1,235               33          484           29              2,139         2,346            6,266
Total                         3,069              178          982           79              4,463         5,196           13,967

SA
Male                          1,517                                                           751          202             2,470
Female                        1,112                                                           592           29             1,733
Total                         2,629                                                         1,343          231             4,203

WA
Male                          1,364               83          253           20              1,941         1,998            5,659
Female                          775               26          359           31              1,770         1,199            4,160
Total                         2,139              109          612           51              3,711         3,197            9,819

TAS
Male                            264               10           59            3               281           204               821
Female                          152                6           35            5               220           160               578
Total                           416               16           94            8               501           364             1,399

NT
Male                             80                0           16            0                22           422              540
Female                           59                1           12            0                12           364              448
Total                           139                1           28            0                34           786              988

Grand Total Male            63,220
Grand Total Female          43,750
Grand Total                106,970



Awards
Patrolling Lifesaver                   NSW        QLD       VIC     SA            WA          TAS         NT      Total Rescue
Surf Rescue Certificate                1,322        1,034    807    422           939            79        34              4,637
Bronze Medallion                       2,906        1,654   1,099   209           566           230        36              6,700
Silver Medallion (Patrol Captain)        43          180     11      0            27            36         13                310
Gold Medallion (Advanced Lifesaving)    354          18       8      0            21             0         0                 401
TOTAL BY STATE                         4,625        2,886   1,925   631           1,553         345        83             12,048

Junior Activities                      NSW        QLD       VIC     SA            WA          TAS         NT             Total
Surf Awareness 1                       3,052        1,073   183     77            470               64     8               4,927
Surf Awareness 2                       2,696        1,108   217     184           663               76     10              4,954
Surf Safety 1                          2,407        1,010   242     230           617               57     12              4,575
Surf Safety 2                          1,984        1,056   209     213           603               63     10              4,138
Surf Smart 1                           2,119        1,031   232     183           600               49     12              4,226
Surf Smart 2                           1,602         986    193     148           480               49      7              3,465
TOTAL BY STATE                         13,860       6,264   1,276   1,035         3,433         358        59             26,285




                                                                              Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003   [43]
Annual Statistics

 Awards
 Emergency Care                               NSW      QLD      VIC     SA      WA      TAS     NT    Total Rescue
 Basic Resuscitation Certificate               106      712      57     172     327       5     0              1,379
 Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate                 6     1,379     77     154     479      53      0             2,148
 Advanced Resuscitation Certificate            709      756     271     104     85       21     12             1,958
 Emergency Care Certificate                     14       53       0       2      16       0      0                85
 Basic Life Support Certificate                  0       72       2      25       9       0      0               108
 Senior First Aid Certificate                   35     1,566    149      61      72      11      0             1,894
 Silver Medallion (Life Support)                91      113      10      0       22       0      0               236
 TOTAL BY STATE                                961     4,651    566     518     1,010    90     12             7,808

 Powercraft Awards                            NSW      QLD      VIC     SA      WA      TAS     NT           Total
 Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew Certificate    1,114      2,099    635     371     341      64      5             4,629
 Silver Medallion (IRB Driver)               328        166     148      33      71      139     8               893
 Rescue Water Vehicle Operation’s Certificate 0          20      26       0       0       0      0                46
 Jet Rescue Boat Crew Certificate             0          18       0       0       0       0      0                18
 Jet Rescue Boat Driver’s Certificate         0           6       0       0       0       0      0                 6
 Offshore Rescue Boat
 Crew Certificate                             0          4       0       0       0       0       0                4
 Offshore Rescue Boat Specialist
 Crew Certificate                             8          1       0       0       0       0       0                9
 Offshore Rescue Boat Driver’s Certificate    6          0       0       0       0       0       0                6
 Offshore Rescue Boat Skipper’s Certificate   3          0       0       0       0       0       0                3
 TOTAL BY STATE                               1,459    2,314    809     404     412      203    13             5,614

 Radio Awards                                 NSW      QLD      VIC     SA      WA      TAS     NT           Total
 Radio Controller’s Certificate                240       4       0        0      0       0       0              244
 Radio Operation’s Certificate                  0       879     149      53      0       8       0             1096
 TOTAL BY STATE                                240      883     149      53      0       8       7             1340

 Helicopter Awards                            NSW      QLD      VIC     SA      WA      TAS     NT           Total
 Helicopter Specialist Crew Certificate         0        0       0       0       0       0       0                0
 Helicopter Rescue Crew Certificate             0        7       0       0       0       0       0                7
 TOTAL BY STATE                                 0        7       0       0       0       0       0                7

 Training & Assessing                         NSW      QLD      VIC     SA      WA      TAS     NT           Total
 BSZ404A Training Small Groups                 12       36       16      0       20      9       0               93
 BSZ401A Plan Assessment                        0        0        0      0        0      11      0               11
 BSZ402A Conduct Assessment                     0        0        5      0        0      11      0               16
 BSZ402 Review Assessment                       0        0        5      0        0      11      0               16
 BSZ40198 Certificate IV in Assessment
 and Workplace Training                          0      134       1       0      11       4      0               150
 Training Officer - Surf Rescue Certificate     15        6        3      2        5      1      2                34
 Assessor - Surf Rescue Certificate              0        1        0      2       21      0      0                24
 Training Officer - Bronze Medallion            99       58      26      14      20       2      0               219
 Assessor - Bronze Medallion                     0       33      15       9      21       4      0                82
 Training Officer - Resuscitation                1       29       13      6       3       0      0                52
 Assessor - Resuscitation                        0       16        0      9        5      0      2                32
 Training Officer - First Aid                    0       10        4      6        1      0      0                21
 Assessor - First Aid                            0        4        3      5        1      0      0                13
 Training Officer - Life Support                 0        0        0      0        0      0      0                 0
 Assessor - Life Support                         0        0        0      0        0      0      0                 0
 Training Officer - Radio                        1       17        1      3        0      2      0                24
 Assessor - Radio                                0        2        2      1        0      0      0                 5
 Training Officer - Inflatable Rescue Boat      38       21        8      6        6      0      0                79
 Assessor - Inflatable rescue Boat               0        9        1      2        7      1      0                20
 Training Officer - Jet Rescue Boat              0        1        0      0        0      0      0                 1
 Assessor - Jet Rescue Boat                      0        0        0      2        0      0      0                 2
 Assessor - Offshore Rescue Boat                 0        0        0      0        0      0      0                 0
 Training Officer - Helicopter                   0        1        0      0        0      0      0                 1
 Assessor - Helicopter                           0        1        0      0        0      0      0                 1
 Training Officer RWV                            0        0        0      0        0      0      0                 0
 Training Assesor RWV                            0        0        0      0        0      0      0                 0
 TOTAL BY STATE                               21,311   17,384   4,828   2,708   6,529   1,060   178           53,998

[44] Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003
Annual Statistics

Officials Figures 2002-2003 Season
State                                    Level 1   Level 2           Level 3                  Total
QLD         NEW                             81         0                 5                        86
            Total Currently Accredited     330       139                29                       498
NSW         NEW                            125         3                 2                       130
            Total Currently Accredited     707       126                33                       866
WA          NEW                             20         0                 0                        20
            Total Currently Accredited     128        28                 4                       160
VIC         NEW                              5         0                 0                         5
            Total Currently Accredited      61        26                 8                        95
SA          NEW                             50         0                 0                        50
            Total Currently Accredited      73        19                13                       105
TAS         NEW                             11         1                 0                        12
            Total Currently Accredited      30        12                 2                        44
NT          NEW                              0         0                 0                         0
            Total Currently Accredited      27         3                 0                        30
TOTAL                                     1,356      353                89                      1,798

Coaches Figures 2002-2003 Season
State                                    Level 1   Level 2           Level 3                  Total
QLD         NEW                             36        8                  4                        48
            Total Currently Accredited     219       52                 10                       281
NSW         NEW                             76        2                  3                        81
            Total Currently Accredited     315       37                 10                       362
WA          NEW                             60        4                  1                        65
            Total Currently Accredited      99        9                 4                        112
VIC         NEW                             24        1                  0                        25
            Total Currently Accredited      40        8                 2                         50
SA          NEW                             13        3                  0                        16
            Total Currently Accredited      23        7                 1                         31
TAS         NEW                              0        0                  0                         0
            Total Currently Accredited      17        4                 1                         22
NT          NEW                              0        0                  0                         0
            Total Currently Accredited       0        0                 0                          0
TOTAL       Current                        713       117                28                       858




                                                     Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003   [45]
             Five Year Summary - Rescues


                                                                5 Year Comparison of Rescues and Preventative Actions

                                      14000                                                                                                         350000



                                      12000                                                                                                         300000



                                      10000                                                                                                         250000




                                                                                                                                                             Preventative Actions
                                        8000                                                                                                        200000
                       Rescues




                                        6000                                                                                                        150000



                                        4000                                                                                                        100000



                                        2000                                                                                                        50000



                                             0                                                                                                      0
                                                           2002/03              2001/02         2000/01         1999/00         1998/99
                      Rescues                               9448                 11837           11813           10226          12948
                      Preventative actions                 163786                207596          298021         257622          192845
                                                                                                Season


                                                                                   5 Year Comparison of Rescue Type
                      100%

                       90%

                       80%

                       70%

                       60%
Percentage




                       50%

                       40%

                       30%

                       20%

                       10%

                          0%
                                                 1998/99                 1999/00                2000/01               2001/02             2002/03
               Other                              523                     621                    1482                  1168                545
               Boogie Board                        0                       0                      0                     0                   0
               PWC/RWV                             0                       0                      0                    840                 777
               Helicopter                          16                      15                     16                    5                   7
               JRB/ORB                            284                     329                     226                  278                 293
               IRB                                3909                    2662                   2985                  2874                2059
               Surf Boat                           25                      8                      11                    16                  52
               Ski                                 26                      9                      20                    10                  21
               Board                              3229                    2881                   2943                  2357                1981
               Tube                               2542                    1860                   2075                  2166                2117
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             [46] Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003
Five Year Summary - Membership


                                               5 Year Comparison of Membership by Category
                  45000


                  40000


                  35000


                  30000
No. of Members




                  25000


                  20000


                  15000


                  10000


                   5000


                      0
                           Active Total   Active Reserve Total   Cadet Total   Award Total     Junior Total     Other Total
                 1998/99     18831               2023               4163         13849           30901            18183
                 1999/00     17813               2198               4148          1803           38165            33800
                 2000/01     23214               2243               3888          1984           36818            33227
                 2001/02     24042               2756               4638          1720           38656            34821
                 2002/03     24459               1790               4553          1339           39690            34471




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    Results




Results
Results
 2003 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships




 Swimming Area
 Open Men's Surf Race Championship
 1. HURST, Ky (Tugun); 2. SMITH, Nathan (Cronulla); 3. COTTER, Jeremy (Queenscliff); 4. FREEMAN, Matt (Bulli); 5. PEACH, Tim (Mooloolaba);
 6. HIESLEY, Matthew (Wollongong City);
 Under 19 Men's Surf Race Championship
 1. ALLUM, Christopher (Wanda); 2. LYSAUGHT, Daniel (North Burleigh); 3. CARMINE, Jack (Mooloolaba); 4. JONES, Corey (Met Caloundra);
 5. CAPELL, Brendan (Northcliffe); 6. HIESLEY, Matthew (Wollongong City);
 Under 16 Men's Surf Race Championship
 1. MINOGUE, Joshua (Thirroul); 2. SMITH, David (Warilla / Barrack Point); 3. LEWANDOWSKI, Michael (Terrigal); 4. JACKSON, Hayden (Swansea Belmont); 5.
 CUMMINS, Beau (Tugun); 6. STEWART, James (North Burleigh);
 Open Men's Surf Teams Race Championship
 1. Maroochydore (A); 2. Bulli (A); 3. North Burleigh (A); 4. Northcliffe (A); 5. Cronulla (a); 6. Mooloolaba (A);
 Under 19 Men’s Surf Teams Race Championship
 1. Cronulla (A); 2. North Burleigh (A); 3. Trigg Island (A); 4. Met Caloundra (A); 5. Tugun (A); 6. Surfers Paradise (A);
 Under 16 Men's Surf Teams Race Championship
 1. North Burleigh (A); 2. Terrigal (A); 3. Swansea Belmont (A); 4. City of Perth (A); 5. North Burleigh (B); 6. Tugun (A);
 Open Men's 5 Man R&R Championship
 1. Swansea Belmont (A); 2. Wanda (A); 3. Coogee (A); 4. Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park (Green); 5. Bondi (blue); 6. Maroochydore (A);
 Open Women's Surf Race Championship
 1. OGILVIE, Kristie-Lee (Bulli); 2. MARSHALL, Naantali (Torquay); 3. PARRY, Jenny (Maroochydore); 4. HABLER, Leigh (Coogee); 5. GILBERT, Karla (Surfers Paradise);
 6. SMITH, Kristyl (Cronulla);
 Under 19 Women's Surf Race Championship
 1. WHITE, Amanda (Terrigal); 2. FLOOD, Naomi (Queenscliff); 3. KRYWULYCZ, Kate (North Cronulla); 4. GAJDA, Renee (Nobbys Beach); 5. BROOKES-PETERSON,
 Kate (Northcliffe); 6. GIBBONS, Elise (Kawana Waters);
 Under 16 Women's Surf Race Championship
 1. HARRIS, Megan (North Cronulla); 2. ROBERTS, Jessica (Met Caloundra); 3. RICHARDSON, Allira (Forster); 4. DAVENPORT, Cassie (Cronulla); 5. WYNNE, Emma
 (City of Perth); 6. MCKENZIE, Chelsea (Mooloolaba);
 Open Women's Surf Teams Race Championship
 1. Surfers Paradise (A); 2. Maroochydore (A); 3. Mooloolaba (A); 4. Kawana Waters (A); 5. Cronulla (A); 6. City of Perth (A);
 Under 19 Women’s Surf Teams Race Championship
 1. Kawana Waters (A); 2. Alexandra Heads (A); 3. City of Perth (A); 4. Warilla / Barrack Point (A); 5. North Cronulla (A); 6. Tugun (A);
 Under 16 Women's Surf Teams Race Championship
 1. Alexandra Heads (A); 2. MacMasters Beach (a); 3. Tugun (A); 4. Wanda (a); 5. Met Caloundra (A); 6. Cronulla (a);
 Open Women's 5 Man R&R Championship
 1. Ocean Grove (A); 2. North Cronulla (Gold); 3. Bronte (Gold); 4. Coogee (A); 5. Collaroy (Red); 6. Point Leo (A);
 The Curlewis R&R Championship
 1. Wanda (A); 2. Swansea Belmont (A); 3. Bondi (Blue); 4. Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park (Green); 5. Bribie Island (A); 6. Maroochydore (A);
 Restricted Surf Race Championship
 1. WILLIAMS, Mark (Northcliffe); 2. SHORT, Stephen (Maroochydore); 3. LOCKE, David (Fairy Meadow); 4. CALLAGHAN, Travis (North Burleigh); 5. O'TOOLE, James
 (City of Perth); 6. BRAUND, Colin (North Burleigh);
 Open Surf Belt Race Championship
 1. O'PRAY, Jason (Maroochydore); 2. ORFORD, Ben (Cronulla); 3. DARAGH, Quinn (Maroubra); 4. JONES, Gordon (Avoca Beach); 5. MCLAREN, Hugh (Ocean
 Grove); 6. MELVILLE, Kurt (Wanda);
 Under 19 Surf Belt Race Championship
 1. HIESLEY, Matthew (Wollongong City); 2. CLARKE, Darren (Avoca Beach); 3. WARE, Todd (Collaroy); 4. BROWN, Thomas (Ocean Grove); 4. MCBEAN, Sean
 (Mooloolaba); 6. MORRIS, David (Point Leo);
 Under 19 5 Man R&R Championship
 1. Wanda (A); 2. Kirra; 3. Scarboro (A); 4. Collaroy (Black); 5. Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park (Gold); 6. Trigg Island (B);
 Under 16 5 Man R&R Championship
 1. Wanda (A); 2. Wanda (B); 3. Bondi (Blue); 4. Bribie Island (A); 5. North Narrabeen (North Narrabeen); 6. Bronte (Blue);


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2003 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships


Multi Discipline
Kellogg`s Open Iron Man Championship
1. ECKSTEIN, Shannon (Surfers Paradise); 2. MERCER, Dean (Mooloolaba); 3. MEREDITH, Steven (Mooloolaba); 4. HUTCHINGS, Cory (Midway (New Zealand)); 5.
ANDERSON, Glen (Mooloolaba); 6. PARKER, Chris (Avoca Beach);
Kellogg`s Under 19 Iron Man Championship
1. NEWBIGGIN, Dylan (Met Caloundra); 2. GARRETT, Kyle (Redhead); 3. DEAN, Ben (Surfers Paradise); 4. LEWIS, Joel (Manly); 5. CARMINE, Jack (Mooloolaba); 6.
DUNNE, Alan (Dicky Beach);
Kellogg`s Under 16 Iron Man Championship
1. LEONARD, Pierce (Surfers Paradise); 2. JACKSON, Hayden (Swansea Belmont); 3. LYSAUGHT, Ryan (North Burleigh); 4. CUMMINS, Beau (Tugun); 5. MINOGUE,
Joshua (Thirroul); 6. CROPPER, Jake (City of Perth);
Open Men`s Surf Board Rescue Race Championship
1. Maroochydore (B); 2. Northcliffe (A); 3. Tugun (A); 4. Swansea Belmont (A); 5. Maroochydore (A); 6. Northcliffe (B);
Under 19 Men`s Surf Board Rescue Race Championship
1. North Burleigh (B); 2. Wanda (A); 3. Cronulla (A); 4. Swansea Belmont (A); 5. Bronte (A); 6. Trigg Island (A);
Under 16 Men's Surf Board Rescue Race Championship
1. Swansea Belmont (B); 2. Kawana Waters (A); 3. Thirroul (A); 4. Red Rock / Corindi (A); 5. Surfers Paradise (A); 6. Pacific Palms (A);
Open Men's Taplin Relay Race Championship
1. Tugun (A); 2. North Burleigh (A); 3. Mooloolaba (A); 4. Maroochydore (A); 5. Maroubra (A); 6. Bulli (A);
Kellogg`s Open Iron Woman Championship
1. GILBERT, Karla (Surfers Paradise); 2. TURNER, Penny (Surfers Paradise); 3. SMITH, Kristyl (Cronulla); 4. CORBETT, Reen (Mooloolaba); 5. FLOOD, Naomi
(Queenscliff); 6. IANSON, Shelly (Surfers Paradise);
Kellogg`s Under 19 Iron Woman Championship
1. WHITE, Amanda (Terrigal); 2. OGILVIE, Kristie-Lee (Bulli); 3. SHARKEY, Brittany (Warilla / Barrack Point); 4. MARRIOTT, Alicia (City of Perth); 5. IANSON, Shelly
(Surfers Paradise); 6. FLOOD, Naomi (Queenscliff);
Kellogg`s Under 16 Iron Woman Race Championship
1. MCKENZIE, Chelsea (Mooloolaba); 2. RICHARDSON, Allira (Forster); 3. FITTON, Renee (MacMasters Beach); 4. WYNNE, Emma (City of Perth); 5. TESSMANN,
Cara (Alexandra Heads); 6. PLUIMERS, Elizabeth (Southport);
Open Women's Surf Board Rescue Race Championship
1. Surfers Paradise (A); 2. Bulli (A); 3. Mooloolaba (A); 4. City of Perth (A); 5. Torquay (A); 6. Surfers Paradise (B);
Under 19 Women's Surf Board Rescue Race Championship
1. Terrigal (A); 2. Swansea Belmont (A); 3. Alexandra Heads (A); 4. City of Perth (A); 5. Mooloolaba (A); 6. Queenscliff (A);
Under 16 Women's Surf Board Rescue Race Championship
1. MacMasters Beach (B); 2. Wanda (A); 3. Southport (A); 4. Alexandra Heads (A); 5. Cronulla (A); 6. North Cronulla (A);
Open Women's Taplin Relay Race Championships
1. Northcliffe (A); 2. Surfers Paradise (B); 3. Mooloolaba (A); 4. Torquay (A); 5. Cronulla (A); 6. Terrigal (A);

Ski Area

Yamaha Open Men`s Single Ski Race Championship
1. ROBINSON, Clint (Maroochydore); 2. SCHUMACHER, Tony (Elouera); 3. RODGERS, Brad (North Burleigh); 4. MONAGHAN, Brett (Mooloolaba); 5. SMITH, Tate
(North Burleigh); 6. WILKINSON, Grant (Elouera);
Under 19 Men`s Single Ski Race Championship
1. TIBBITS, Jeremy (Mooloolaba); 2. CLEAR, Jacob (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park); 3. MICHAEL, Luke (North Bondi); 4. HUNT, Joshua (Surfers Paradise); 5.
GARRETT, Kyle (Redhead); 6. MILES, Scott (Queenscliff);
Open Double Ski Race Championship (single gender teams)
1. Maroochydore (A); 2. Kurrawa (E); 3. Kurrawa (F); 4. North Burleigh (No2); 5. North Burleigh (No1); 6. Fairhaven (Blue);
Yamaha Open Women`s Single Ski Race Championship
1. COLLIE, Britt (Maroochydore); 2. BATEUP, Hayley (Northcliffe); 3. CAMERON, Kristy (Surfers Paradise); 4. LOW, Kim (North Curl Curl); 5. HAYES, Emma (Cronulla);
6. OLANDER, Alison (Alexandra Heads);




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Results

2003 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships


 Ski Area
 Under 19 Women`s Single Ski Race Championship
 1. WATTS, Emily (Tugun); 2. ROBERTSON, Patrice (Palm Beach (Qld)); 3. MERRYFULL, Sheree (Wamberal); 5. TURNER, Sally (Terrigal); 5. GRAHAM, Kelly (MacMasters
 Beach); 6. PARRY, Claire (Maroochydore);
 Open Single Ski Relay Race Championship
 1. Redhead (A); 2. Maroochydore (A); 3. Northcliffe (A); 4. Scarboro (A); 5. Byron Bay (A); 6. Elouera (A);
 Open Mixed Double Ski Race Championship
 1. Maroubra (D); 2. Northcliffe (A); 3. Kurrawa (B); 4. Surfers Paradise (1); 5. Kawana Waters (A); 6. Redhead (B);
 Under 19 Double Ski Race Championship
 1. Swansea Belmont (A); 2. North Bondi (B); 3. Caves Beach (Caves); 4. North Burleigh (No1); 4. Byron Bay (f); 6. Burnie (Gold);

 Boat Area

 Woodstock Open Men`s Surf Boat Race Championship
 1. Austinmer (Blue); 2. Currumbin Beach (Barbarians); 3. Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park (88s); 4. Lorne (Growlers); 5. Queenscliff (A); 6. Bungan Beach (Gold);
 Woodstock Open Women`s Surf Boat Race Championship
 1. Kurrawa (A); 2. Avoca Beach (G); 3. Avoca Beach (B); 4. Batemans Bay (G); 5. Tallebudgera (Hos)
 Woodstock Reserve Grade Surf Boat Race Championship
 1. Kurrawa (A); 2. Avalon Beach (Red); 3. Seaspray (a); 4. Tallebudgera (Phistas); 5. Batemans Bay (N); 6. Noosa Heads (Reserves);
 Woodstock Under 21 Surf Boat Race Championship
 1. Rainbow Bay (Black); 2. Dicky Beach (A); 3. Alexandra Heads (A); 4. Point Lonsdale (Silk); 5. Maroochydore (Blue); 6. Lorne (Growlers);
 Woodstock Under 19 Surf Boat Race Championship
 1. Tannum Sands (A); 2. Swansea Belmont (A); 3. Jan Juc (Jan Juc Jiblets); 4. MacMasters Beach (Shinners); 5. Tugun (A); 6. Caves Beach (D);

 Surf Board Area

 Open Men's Surf Board Race Championship
 1. HOLMES, Zane (Kawana Waters); 2. MUSGROVE, Simon (Northcliffe); 3. LANGTHORNE, Downie (Bulli); 4. MITCHELL, Jamie (North Burleigh); 5. IRWIN, Clint
 (Maroochydore); 6. HURST, Ky (Tugun);
 Under 19 Men's Surf Board Race Championship
 1. DOUGHERTY, Hugh (Tugun); 2. JEFFREY, Adam (North Burleigh); 3. RAMAGE, Phil (North Burleigh); 4. HARRISON, Timothy (Swansea Belmont); 5. SIMPSON,
 Mark (Cronulla); 6. BOWBRIDGE, Matthew (Trigg Island);
 Under 16 Men's Surf Board Race Championship
 1. BINT, Mark (Swansea Belmont); 2. DAVIDSON, Lee (Pacific Palms); 3. MARTIN, Trent (MacMasters Beach); 4. BENNETTS, Adam (Southport); 5. MCCARTNEY, Scott
 (Red Rock / Corindi); 6. TWIGG, Jarred (Red Rock / Corindi);
 Open Men’s Surf Board Relay Race Championship
 1. North Burleigh (A); 2. Tugun (A); 3. Northcliffe (A); 4. Surfers Paradise (A); 5. Maroubra (A); 6. Queenscliff (A);
 Under 19 Men's Surf Board Relay Race Championship
 1. North Burleigh (A); 2. Surfers Paradise (A); 3. Swansea Belmont (A); 4. Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park (A); 5. Grange (A); 6. Tugun (A);
 Under 16 Men's Surf Board Relay Race Championship
 1. North Burleigh (A); 2. Redhead (A); 3. Red Rock / Corindi (A); 4. Southport (A); 5. Tugun (A); 6. Mooloolaba (B);
 Open Women's Surf Board Race Championship
 1. BATEUP, Hayley (Northcliffe); 2. CORBETT, Reen (Mooloolaba); 3. MUNROE, Kristy (Alexandra Heads); 4. TURNER, Penny (Surfers Paradise); 5. COLLIE, Britt
 (Maroochydore); 6. RICHARDSON, Allira (Forster);
 Under 19 Women's Surf Board Race Championship
 1. FLOOD, Naomi (Queenscliff); 2. IANSON, Shelly (Surfers Paradise); 3. WHITE, Amanda (Terrigal); 4. COLLINS, Andrea (Half Moon Bay); 5. MARRIOTT, Alicia (City
 of Perth); 6. TAIT, Kimberley (Southport);
 Under 16 Women's Surf Board Race Championship
 1. RICHARDSON, Allira (Forster); 2. BENNETT, Alyce (Yamba); 3. PLUIMERS, Elizabeth (Southport); 4. NEWBIGGIN, Gemma (Met Caloundra); 5. DEAN, Eliza
 (Queenscliff); 6. KEMPE, Jocelyn (Tugun);



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Surf Board Area
Open Women's Surf Board Relay Race Championship
1. Surfers Paradise (A); 2. Northcliffe (A); 3. Cronulla (A); 4. Torquay (A); 5. Bulli (A); 6. Alexandra Heads (A);
Under 19 Women's Surf Board Relay Race Championship
1. Tugun (A); 2. Terrigal (A); 3. Queenscliff (A); 4. Mooloolaba (A); 5. MacMasters Beach (A); 6. City of Perth (A);
Under 16 Women's Surf Board Relay Race Championship
1. Cronulla (A); 2. MacMasters Beach (A); 3. Queenscliff (A); 4. Alexandra Heads (A); 5. Tugun (A); 6. Noosa Heads (A);

Surf Board Riding Area

Open Men's Surf Board Riding Championship
1. SEDDEN, Tony (Coogee); 2. THORNTON, Blake (South Maroubra); 3. DAWSON, Clancy (South Maroubra); 4. LEWIS, James (Northcliffe); 5. CARROLL, Anthony
(Bronte); 5. HOWARD, Matthew (Maroubra);
Under 19 Men's Surf Board Riding Championship
1. THORNTON, Blake (South Maroubra); 2. DAWSON, Clancy (South Maroubra); 3. CHALMERS, Nicholas (Surfers Paradise); 4. WILSON, Gregory (Nobbys Beach); 5.
VALLER, Nathan (Port Macquarie); 5. VIDLER, Daniel (Maroochydore);
Under 16 Men's Surf Board Riding Championship
1. BENNETTS, Chris (Southport); 2. MCMULLEN, Nick (Thirroul); 3. STALKER, Jake (North Cronulla); 4. MCMURRAY, Trent (Cape Hawke); 5. MORONEY, Daniel
(MacMasters Beach); 5. PAYNE, Nathan (Dee Why);
Open Women's Surf Board Riding Championship
1. MILEY-DYER, Jesica (Bronte); 2. SMITH, Tiarne (Cronulla); 3. CHARLTON, Tyla (Swansea Belmont); 4. KOLKKA, Jade (Northcliffe); 5. JOHNSON, Eris (Coolum
Beach);
Under 19 Women's Surf Board Riding Championship
1. MILEY-DYER, Jesica (Bronte); 2. KOLKKA, Jade (Northcliffe); 3. FERGUSON, TARA (Surfers Paradise); 4. WILKINS, Shelley (Maroochydore); 5. RAYMONT, Lucy
(Shelly Beach); 5. BEER, Ashley (Manly);
Under 16 Women's Surf Board Riding Championship
1. ROBERTS , Eliza (North Cronulla); 2. CHARLTON, Tyla (Swansea Belmont); 3. ELLIOT, Tracy (MacMasters Beach); 4. JOHNSON, Eris (Coolum Beach); 5. LEE, Helena
(Tugun); 5. KILLIP, Lucy (Coolum Beach);

Beach Area

Open Men's Beach Sprint Race Championship
1. ROBINSON, Brett (Currumbin Beach); 2. TAYLOR, Callum (Manly); 3. HOFFMAN, Ryan (Surfers Paradise); 4. MUNNERY, Stephen (Killcare); 5. TIPPINS, Duncan
(Brighton); 6. CAMPBELL, Zane (Wanda);
Under 19 Men's Beach Sprint Race Championship
1. DYSON, Ben (Brighton); 2. KIELY, Sam (Freshwater); 3. BIRD, Adam (Killcare); 4. MAZZUCCHELLI, Kim (Trigg Island); 5. BREWER, Samual (Surfers Paradise); 6.
MOORE, Richard (Anglesea);
Under 16 Men's Beach Sprint Race Championship
1. LACK, Jordan (Tugun); 2. HOWCROFT, Peter (Mollymook); 3. KHAW, Julian (Trigg Island); 4. LINDEMAN, Chris (Moore Park); 5. WILKINS, Tate (Wanda); 6.
NORTON, Patrick (Byron Bay);
Open Men's Beach Relay Race Championship
1. Killcare (KillcareA); 2. North Cottesloe (NORTH COTT A); 3. Newport (A); 4. Wanda (A); 5. Mullaloo (A); 6. North Bondi (Team);
Under 19 Men's Beach Relay Race Championship
1. Anglesea (A); 2. Swansea Belmont (A); 3. Trigg Island (A); 4. Manly (A); 5. Bribie Island (A); 6. Bondi (blue);
Under 16 Men's Beach Relay Race Championship
1. Wanda (A); 2. City of Perth (A); 3. Mollymook (Black); 4. Anglesea (A); 5. Tugun (A); 6. Southport (A);
Open Men's Beach Flags Championship
1. HARRIS, Simon (Surfers Paradise); 2. BULIAN, Damian (North Cronulla); 3. MATHEWS, Clayton (Killcare); 4. FOSTER, Morgan (South Brighton (NZ)); 5. CORNET,
Mal (North Bondi); 6. MOON, Jarred (Mullaloo);




                                                                                                     Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003              [53]
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2003 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships


 Beach Area
 Under 19 Men's Beach Flags Championship
 1. LANGFORD, Drew (Swansea Belmont); 2. DEAN, Ben (Swansea Belmont); 3. WILLIAMS, Matthew (Met Caloundra); 4. PARTRIDGE, Daniel (Cronulla); 5.
 SODENKAMP, Joe (Bribie Island); 6. COBURN, Jay (Swansea Belmont);
 Under 16 Men's Beach Flags Championship
 1. LOFTS, Steine (Mollymook); 2. SCARFF, Dean (City of Perth); 3. DAWKINS , Sheldon (Bellambi); 4. NORTON, Patrick (Byron Bay); 5. KHAW, Paul (Trigg Island); 6.
 LACK, Jordan (Tugun);
 Open Women's Beach Sprint Race Championship
 1. SMITH, Kristy (North Cronulla); 2. CHENEY, Ashlee (Mollymook); 3. FOSTER, Jasmine (Currumbin Beach); 4. HOAR, Melissa (Narooma); 5. IRWIN, Rebecca
 (Bronte); 6. HUTTON, Elly (Anglesea);
 Under 19 Women's Beach Sprint Race Championship
 1. LEWTAS, Claire (Anglesea); 2. GREENWOOD, Setina (Surfers Paradise); 3. KEEGAN, Amy (Cronulla); 4. STEELE, Michelle (Elliot Heads); 5. SMEDLEY, Rebecca
 (Dicky Beach); 6. JONES, Nicki (Cronulla);
 Under 16 Women's Beach Sprint Race Championship
 1. HOWARD, Melissa (Mollymook); 2. FITGERALD, Denise (Mullaloo); 3. FLETCHER, Shelly (Manly); 4. SLATTERY, Megan (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park); 5.
 DANIELS, Holly (Mullaloo); 6. MILES, Melissa (Cronulla);
 Open Women's Beach Relay Race Championship
 1. Anglesea (A); 2. Cronulla (A); 3. Mollymook (Black); 4. Wamberal (Runnerheads); 5. Surfers Paradise (1); 6. City of Perth (A);
 Under 19 Women's Beach Relay Race Championship
 1. Cronulla (A); 2. Surfers Paradise (1); 3. Mullaloo (A); 4. Manly (A); 5. Anglesea (A); 6. Wauchope / Bonny Hills (RED);
 Under 16 Women's Beach Relay Race Championship
 1. Mullaloo (A); 2. Mooloolaba (a); 3. Manly (A); 4. Cronulla (A); 5. The Lakes (AQUA); 6. Swansea Belmont (A);
 Open Women's Beach Flags Championship
 1. WRIGHT, Lisa (Swansea Belmont); 2. HOWARD, Melissa (Mollymook); 3. STEELE, Michelle (Elliot Heads); 4. HOAR, Melissa (Narooma); 5. WILKINSON, Deanne
 (Surfers Paradise); 6. WILKINSON, Natalie (Surfers Paradise);
 Under 19 Women's Beach Flags Championship
 1. WRIGHT, Lisa (Swansea Belmont); 2. LANGENDAM, Cara (Bulli); 3. ATKINS, Hayley (Surfers Paradise); 4. STEELE, Michelle (Elliot Heads); 5. MARTIN, Hollie
 (Northcliffe); 6. BAKER, Lisa (Mooloolaba);
 Under 16 Women's Beach Flags Championship
 1. MILES, Melissa (Cronulla); 2. HOWARD, Melissa (Mollymook); 3. LAWRENCE, Elizabeth (Mooloolaba); 4. OPENSHAW, Jessica (Brighton); 5. COBURN, Lauren
 (Swansea Belmont); 6. RICHARDS, Teniele (Mooloolaba);
 Opening Ceremony
 1. Mullaloo (Gold); 1. MacMasters Beach (A); 1. Northcliffe (A); 1. Burning Palms (A); 1. Alexandra Heads (A); 1. Avalon Beach (A); 1. Mooloolaba (A); 1. Collaroy (A); 1.
 North Bondi (A); 1. Kirra (A); 1. Clovelly (A); 1. Noosa Heads (A); 1. Kurrawa (A); 1. Mermaid Beach (A); 1. City of Bunbury (A); 1. Broadbeach (A); 1. Corrimal (A); 1.
 Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park (A); 1. North Cronulla (A); 1. Bulli (A); 1. Coffs Harbour (A); 1. Kawana Waters (A); 1. Freshwater (A); 1. North Burleigh (A); 1. Glenelg
 (A); 1. Bronte (A); 1. Manly (A); 1. Maroochydore (A); 1. Elouera (A); 1. North Curl Curl (A); 1. Tugun (A); 1. Southport (A); 1. Trigg Island (A); 1. Sawtell (A); 1. Wanda
 (A); 1. Swansea Belmont (A); 1. Semaphore (A); 1. South Port (A); 1. North Narrabeen (A); 1. Queenscliff (A); 1. Terrigal (A); 1. Cronulla (A);
 Open March Past Championship
 1. Alexandra Heads (A); 2. Freshwater (A); 3. South Port (Gold); 4. Burning Palms; 5. Collaroy (BLACK); 6. Kurrawa (A);
 Under 21 March Past Championship
 1. Sawtell (March Past); 2. Collaroy (Red); 3. South Port (Gold); 4. North Narrabeen; 5. Manly (A); 6. Wanda (A);

 First Aid

 Open First Aid Competition
 1. Dicky Beach (A); 2. Maroochydore (A); 3. Seacliff (A); 4. Wamberal (A); 5. Collaroy (A); 6. South Melbourne (A);
 Under 19 First Aid Competition
 1. Maroochydore (A); 2. Broadbeach (A);
 Under 16 First Aid Competition
 1. Maroochydore (A); 2. Tannum Sands (A); 3. Dee Why (A); 4. Manly (A);




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Lifesaving
Open Men's Champion Lifesaver
1. DOWKER, Brett (Northcliffe); 2. MOFFREY, Drew (Northcliffe); 3. BLACK, Joseph (Glenelg); 4. ULBRICK, David (Jan Juc); 5. TREW, Grant (City of Perth); 6.
COWAN, Hayden (Manly);
Open Women's Champion Lifesaver
1. WILSON, Rhiannon (Bundaberg); 2. COHEN, Rebecca (City of Perth); 3. CAHILL, Hayley (Northcliffe); 4. KELLY, Ruth (Manly); 5. JOHNSON, Rebecca (Jan Juc); 6.
SIMPSON, Angela (Bulli);
Open Patrol Competition
1. Northcliffe (A); 2. Point Lookout (A); 3. Jan Juc (A); 4. Bulli (A); 5. Shelly Beach (A); 6. Grange (A);




2003 Interstate Championships - Clifton Beach, Tasmania
Combined Pointscore. 18 - 19 January 2003

Juniors                                  QLD                NSW                   WA                   SA          VIC              TAS                 NT
Grand Total                               227.0               215.5               185.0               143.5         129.0             95.5              39.5
Handicap Bonus                             19.7                 0.0                77.1               102.6         111.7            163.1             158.8
Handicapped Score                        246.70              215.50              262.12              246.09        240.72           258.64            198.31

Grand Total Ranking                            1                   2                   3                      4        5                 6                    7
Handicapped Ranking                            3                   6                   1                      4        5                 2                    7

Seniors                                  QLD                NSW                   WA                   SA          VIC              TAS                 NT
Grand Total                                194.5               203.0               134.5               107.0        142.0             76.0               63.0
Handicap Bonus                               0.0                22.1                63.0                81.8         69.3            136.3              142.9
Handicapped Score                           195                 225                 198                 189          211              212                209

Grand Total Ranking                            2                   1                   4                      5        3                 6                    7
Handicapped Ranking                            6                   1                   5                      7        3                 2                    4

Combined Points                        421.5               418.5               319.5               250.5          271.0           171.5             102.5
Ranking                                    1                   2                   3                   5              4               6                 7




                                                                                                     Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003                [55]
Results
 2003 Junior Interstate Championships - Clifton Beach, Tasmania
 Saturday 18 January 2003



 Event #     Event                                   QLD      NSW       WA       SA       VIC     TAS        NT
 1            U/13 Female Surf Teams                      7        5        6        3        4        2        1
 2            U/13 Male Surf Teams                        7        5        6        3        4        2        1
 3            U/14 Female Surf Teams                      6        7        5        2        4        3        1
 4            U/14 Male Surf Teams                        7      5.5      5.5        4        2        3        1
 5            U/16 Female Surf Teams                    6.5      6.5        5      3.5      3.5        2        1
 6            U/16 Male Surf Teams                        7        6        5        4        3        2        1
 7            U/13 Female Beach Flags                     6        4        7        2        5        3        1
 8            U/13 Male Beach Flags                       7        6        5        3        2        4        1
 9            U/14 Female Beach Flags                     1        7        5        3        6        4        2
 10           U/14 Male Beach Flags                       7        2        4        3        6        5        1
 11           U/16 Female Beach Flags                     3        5        6        7        2        4        1
 12           U/16 Male Beach Flags                       7        5        4        3        6        2        1
 13           U/13 Female Board Teams                   6.5      6.5        5        4        3        2        1
 14           U/13 Male Board Teams                       5      6.5      6.5        4        3        2        1
 15           U/14 Female Board Teams                     7        6        3        2        4        5        1
 16           U/14 Male Board Teams                       6        7        4        5        3        2        1
 17           U/16 Female Board Teams                     7        6      4.5      4.5        3        2        1
 18           U/16 Male Board Teams                     6.5      6.5        4        5        3        2        1
 19           U/13 Female Beach Sprint                    2        3        5        6        4        7        1
 20           U/13 Male Beach Sprint                      7        6        5        4        3        1        2
 21           U/14 Female Beach Sprint                    6        5        7        3        4        1        2
 22           U/14 Male Beach Sprint                      5        7        6        4        3        2        1
 23           U/16 Female Beach Sprint                    5        7        6        3        2        4        1
 24           U/16 Male Beach Sprint                      7        4        6        3        5        2        1
 25           U/13 Board R&R                              7        6        4        5      2.5      2.5      DQ
 26           U/14 Board R&R                              6      4.5      4.5        7      2.5      2.5        1
 27           U/16 Board R&R                              6        7        4        5        3        2        1
 28           U/13 Ironwoman                              7        6        5        4        3      1.5      1.5
 29           U/13 Ironman                                7        6        5        4        3        2        1
 30           U/14 Ironwoman                              6        7        5        3        4        2        1
 31           U/14 Ironman                                7        6        5        4        3        2        1
 32           U/16 Ironwoman                              7        6      4.5        3      4.5        2        1
 33           U/16 Ironman                              6.5      6.5      4.5      4.5        3        2        1
 34           All Age Beach Relay                         6        7        4        5        3        2        1
 35           U/13 Cameron Relay Teams                    6        7        5        4        3        2        1
 36           U/14 Cameron Relay Teams                    7        6        5        4        2        3        1
 37           U/16 Cameron Relay Teams                    7        6        4        3        5        2        1


              Grand Total                            227.00   215.50   185.00   143.50   129.00    95.50    39.50
              Handicap Bonus                          19.70     0.00    77.12   102.59   111.72   163.14   158.81
              Handicapped Score                      246.70   215.50   262.12   246.09   240.72   258.64   198.31

              Grand Total Ranking                        1       2        3         4        5        6        7
              Handicapped Ranking                        3       6        1         4        5        2        7
                                                       QLD     NSW       WA        SA      VIC      TAS       NT




[56] Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003
Results
2003 Senior Interstate Championships - Clifton Beach, Tasmania
Sunday 19 January 2003



Event #   Event                          QLD     NSW         WA         SA       VIC      TAS        NT
1         U/19 Male Surf Race                7        6          5         4         2        1            3
2         Open Male Surf Race                7        6          2         4         5        3            1
3         Male Surf Teams                    7        6          4         5         3        2            1
4         U/19 Female Surf Race              7        6          5         3         4        2            1
5         Open Female Surf Race              4        5          7         3         6        2            1
6         Female Surf Teams                6.5        5        6.5         3         4        2            1
7         Boat Race                          6        7          4         2         5        3            1
8         Open Male Ski                      7        5          6         2         4        3            1
9         U/19 Male Ski                      7        5          2         3         4        6            1
10        Female Ski                         7        6          4         1         3        2            5
11        U/19 Female Sprint                 6        7          3         2         5        1            4
12        U/19 Male Sprint                   3        6          2         7         1        5            4
13        Open Female Sprint                 3        7          6         4         5        1            2
14        Open Male Sprint                   3        7          5         6         4        2            1
15        U/19 Male Board Race               6        7          4         5         2        3            1
16        Open Male Board Race               7        5          6         3         4        2            1
17        U/19 Female Board Race             7        6          4         3         5        2            1
18        Open Female Board Race             7        6          2         3         4        1            5
19        All Ages Beach Relay               4        7          6         5       DQ         2            3
20        Boat Race                          5        6          4         2         7        3           DQ
21        Female Tube Rescue                 5        7          2         6         4        1            3
22        Male Tube Rescue                   7        6          1         4         5        3            2
23        U/19 Female Beach Flags            5        7          2         4         6        1            3
24        U/19 Male Beach Flags              4        6          5         2         7        3            1
25        Open Female Beach Flags            7        6          5         1         3        4            2
26        Open Male Beach Flags              7        4          6         2         5        1            3
27        U/19 Male Board Rescue             5        6          4         3         7        2       DNF
28        Open Male Board Rescue             6        7          3         2         5        4            1
29        U/19 Female Board Rescue           6        7          3         4         5        1            2
30        Open Female Board Rescue           7        6          5         3         4        1            2
31        Boat Race                          7        6          2       DQ          5        4            3
32        Female Taplin Relay                6        7          4         3         5        1            2
33        Male Lifesaver Relay               6        7          5         3         4        2            1


          Grand Total                    194.5     203       134.5      107       142        76        63
          Handicap Bonus                  0.00    22.11      63.03     81.84     69.30   136.29    142.89
          Handicapped Score             194.50   225.11     197.53    188.84    211.30   212.29    205.89

          Grand Total Ranking               2       1           4         5         3         6            7
          Handicapped Ranking               6       1           5         7         3         2            4
                                          QLD     NSW          WA        SA       VIC       TAS           NT




                                                          Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003   [57]
Results
 Tri-Nations Challenge - Mt Maunganui, New Zealand

 Abbreviations. Aust, Australia; NZ, New Zealand Open; NZD, New Zealand Development; SA, South Africa.




 Overall Results - Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
                                                                     Teams                                                             IRB Points
                                                Australia    Sth Africa   NZ Open       NZ Dev                              NZ Dev       NZ Open Sth Africa

 Points - 1st Test                                 78           50           66           56                                   8            7           3
 Points - 2nd Test                                 85           57           65           43                                   7            8           1
 Points - 3rd Test                                 83           55           62           40                                   5            9           4
 TOTAL POINTS                                     246          162           193         139                                  20            24          8


 Friday, 14 February 2003
 Ironman
 Zane Holmes (Aust) 1, Matthew Bouman (SA) 2, Glenn Anderson (NZ) 3, Matt Sutton (NZD) 4, Wade Krieger (SA) 5, Jack Carmine (NZD) 6, Cory Hutchings (NZ)
 and Shannon Eckstein (Aust) DQ.
 Ironwoman
 Kristyl Smith (Aust) 1, Jenna Worlock (SA) 2, Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 3, Tina Hewitt (NZD) 4, Genevieve King (NZ) 5, Nicola Mocke (SA) DQ, Andrea Hewitt (NZD) and
 Kim Tunnell (NZ) DNF.
 Boat Race 1
 NZ 1, Aust 2, NZD 3, SA 4.
 Womens Surf Race
 Genevieve King (NZ) 1, Johanna O’Connor (NZD) 1, Kate McLellan (Aust) 3, Jennifer Perry (Aust) 4, Kendal Artz (SA) 5, Andrea Hewitt (NZD) 6, Candice Crafford
 (SA) 7, Kim Tunnell (NZ) 8.
 Mens Surf Race
 Ky Hurst (Aust) 1, Glenn Anderson (NZ) 2, Scott Shepherd (NZD) 3, Gareth Fowler (SA) 4, Jack Carmine (NZD) 5, Luke Nisbet (SA) 6, Zane Holmes (Aust) 7, Mark
 Muir (NZ) 8.
 IRB Assembly
 NZD 1, NZ 2, SA 3.
 Mixed Board Relay
 Cory Hutchings/Jannene Harker (NZ) 1, Shannon Eckstein/Kirsty Munroe (Aust) 2, Matt Sutton/Nikki Coc (NZD) 3, Ryan Butcher/Jenna Worlock (SA) 4.
 Mixed Ski Relay
 Paul Green/Katie Pocock (NZ) 1, Clint Robinson/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 2, Wade Krieger/Nicola Mocke (SA) 3, Cameron Pocock/Jess Berridge-Hart (NZD) 4.
 Womens Beach Flags
 Veronica van Dijck (NZD) 1, Jane Arnott (NZ) 2, Rebecca Irwin (Aust) 3, Krystal Smith (Aust) 4, Nikki Cox (NZD) 5, Chantelle Godfrey (SA) 6, Katie Pocock (NZ) 7,
 Kendal Artz (SA) 8.
 Mens Beach Flags
 Morgan Foster (NZ) 1, Callum Taylor (NZ) 2, Matt Kerr (NZD) 3, Waleed Damon (SA) 4, Jason Pocock (NZD) 5, Stephen Munnery (Aust) 6, Martin Flectcher (Aust) 7,
 Raymond Snyman (SA) 8.
 Surf Teams Race
 Aust 1, NZ 2, NZD 3, SA 4.
 Womens Ski Race
 Jenna Worlock (SA) 1, Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 2, Nicola Mocke (SA) 3, Jess Berridge-Hart (NZD) 4, Kim Harker (NZ) 5, Katie Pocock (NZ) DNF.
 Mens Ski Race
 Clint Robinson (Aust) 1, Zane Holmes (Aust) 2, Cameron Pocock (NZD) 3, Wade Kreiger (SA) 4, Paul Green (NZ) 5, Cory Hutchings (NZ) 6, Matthew Bouman (SA) 7,
 Danny Morrison (NZD) 8.
 Boat Race 2
 NZD 1, Aust 2, SA 3, NZ 4.
 Mens Board Race
 Clint Robinson (Aust) 1, Cory Hutchings (NZ) 2, Shannon Eckstein (Aust) 3, Ryan Butcher(SA) 4, David Mocke (SA) 5, Matt Sutton (NZD) 6, Danny Morrison (NZD 7,
 Paul Green (NZ) 8.




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Results

Tri-Nations Challenge - Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Abbreviations. Aust, Australia; NZ, New Zealand Open; NZD, New Zealand Development; SA, South Africa.



 IRB Tube Rescue
 NZ 1, NZD 2, SA 3.
 Womens Board Race
 Kristy Munroe (Aust) 1, Tina Hewitt (NZD) 2, Nicola Mocke (SA) 3, Krystal Smith (Aust) 4, Jenna Worlock (SA) 5, Nikki Cox (NZD) 6, Jannene Harker (NZ) 7, Kim
 Tunnell (NZ) 8.
 Womens Beach Sprint
 Jane Arnott (NZ) 1, Rebecca Irwin (Aust) 2, Veronica van Dijck (NZD) 3, Chantelle Godfrey (SA) 4, Katie Pocock (NZ) 5, Nikki Cox (NZD) 6, Candice Crafford (SA) 7,
 Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 8.
 Mens Beach Sprint
 Callum Taylor (NZ) 1, Morgan Foster (NZ) 2, Stephen Munnery (Aust) 3, Waleed Damon (SA) 4, Matt Kerr (NZD) 5, Raymond Snyman (SA) 6, Jason Pocock (NZD) 7,
 Martin Fletcher (SA) 8.
 Womens Tube Rescue
 Johanna O’Connor/Tina Hewitt/Jessie Berridge-Hart/Veronica van Dijck (NZD) 1, Genevieve King/Kim Tunnell/Katie Pocock/Jannene Harker (NZ) 2, Kendal
 Artz/Candice Crafford/Nicola Mocke/Jenna Worlock (SA) 3, Kate McLellan/Krystal Smith/Kristy Munroe/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 4.
 Mens Tube Rescue
 Ky Hurst/Krystal Smith/Kristy Munroe/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 1, Luke Nisbet/Gareth Fowler/Mark Chellew/Peter Mote (SA) 2, Scott Shepherd/Jack Carmine/Paul
 O’Keefe/Jared Fritchley (NZD) 3, Glenn Anderson/Mark Muir/Adrian Walding/Luke Ellis (NZ) 4.
 Mixed Beach Relay
 Rebecca Irwin/Clint Robinson/Stephen Munnery/Kristy Munroe (Aust) 1, Callum Taylor/Morgan Foster/Jane Arnott/Katie Pocock (NZ) 2, Waleed Damon/Raymond
 Snyman/Chantelle Godfrey/Jenna Worlock (SA) 3, Matt Kerr/Jason Pocock/Veronica van Dijck/Nikki Cox (NZD) 4.
 IRB Rescue Race
 NZD 1, NZ 2, SA 3.
 Womens Board Rescue
 Krystal Smith/Kate McLellan (Aust) 1, Jennifer Parry/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 2, Tina Hewitt/Andrea Hewitt (NZD) 3, Kendal Artz/NicolaMocke (SA) 4, Candice
 Crafford/Jenna Worlock (SA) 5, Genevieve King/Jannene Harker (NZ) 6, Johanna O’Connor/Nikki Cox (NZD) 7, Katie Pocock/Kim Tunnell (NZ) 8.
 Mens Board Rescue
 Ky Hurst/Shannon Eckstein (Aust) 1, Zane Holmes/Clint Robinson (Aust) 2, Cory Hutchings/Glenn Anderson (NZ) 3, Danny Morrison/Scott Shepherd (NZD) 4, Matt
 Sutton/Jack Carmine (NZD) 5, Mark Muir/Paul Green (NZ) 6, Ryan Butcher/Matthew Bouman (SA) 7, David Mocke/Luke Nisbet (SA) 8.
 Boat Race 3
 NZD 1, SA 2, Aust 3, NZ 4.
 Womens Taplin Relay
 NZ 1, SA 2, NZD 3, Aust 4.
 Mens Taplin Relay
 Aust 1, NZ 2,SA 3, NZD 4.

 Final Points. Aust 78, NZ 66, NZD 56, SA 50.

 Sunday, 16 February 2003
 Ironman
 Zane Holmes (Aust) 1, Glenn Anderson (NZ) 2, Ky Hurst (Aust) 3, Matt Sutton (NZD) 4, Matthew Bouman (SA) 5, Cory Hutchings (NZ) 6, Jack Carmine (NZD) 7,
 David Mocke (SA) 8.
 Ironwoman
 Kristyl Smith (Aust) 1, Jenna Worlock (SA) 2, Kim Tunnell (NZ) 3, Kirsty Munroe (Aust) 4, Genevieve King (NZ) 5, Tina Hewitt (NZD) 6, Andrea Hewitt (NZD 7, Nicola
 Mocke (SA) 8.
 Boat Race 1
 NZ (Paul McVicar/Luke Ellis/Wayne Youle/Mathew Pullan/Adrian Walding) 1, Aust (Peter Atkins/Peter Mackie/Luke Taylor/Ross McPhillips/Martin Fletcher) 2, NZD
 (Jared Fritchley/Blair Van Stipriaan/Reece Hawkins/Paul O’Keefe/Wayne Urbahn) 3, SA (Peter Mote/Mark Chellow/Justin McCalgan/Justin Attvell/Stuart McMullan) 4.
 Womens Surf Race
 Kate McLellan (Aust) 1, Andrea Hewitt (NZD) 2, Kim Tunnell (NZ) 3, Jennifer Perry (Aust) 4, Candice Crafford (SA) 5, Johanna O’Connor (NZD) 6, Kendal Artz (SA) 7,
 Genevieve King (NZ) 8.



                                                                                                Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003                    [59]
Results

Tri-Nations Challenge - Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Abbreviations. Aust, Australia; NZ, New Zealand Open; NZD, New Zealand Development; SA, South Africa.



 Mens Surf Race
 Glenn Anderson (NZ) 1, Jeremy Cotter (Aust) 2, Ky Hurst (Aust) 3, Luke Nisbet (SA) 4, Scott Shepherd (NZD) 5, Gareth Fowler (SA) 6, Mark Muir (NZ) 7, Jack
 Carmine (NZD) 8.
 IRB Assembly
 NZ 1, NZD 2, SA 3.
 Mixed Board Relay
 Zane Holmes/Kirsty Munroe (Aust) 1, David Mocke/Jenna Worlock (SA) 2, Matt Sutton/Nikki Coc (NZD) 3, Cory Hutchings/Kim Tunnell (NZ) 4.
 Mixed Ski Relay
 Clint Robinson/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 1, Paul Green/Katie Pocock (NZ) 2, Wade Krieger/Nicola Mocke (SA) 3, Cameron Pocock/Jess Berridge-Hart (NZD) 4.
 Womens Beach Flags
 Chantelle Godfrey (SA) 1, Jane Arnott (NZ) 2, Veronica van Dijck (NZD) 3, Rebecca Irwin (Aust) 4, Jenna Worlock (SA) 5, Krystal Smith (Aust) 6, Nikki Cox (NZD) 7,
 Jannene Harker (NZ) 8.
 Mens Beach Flags
 Morgan Foster (NZ) 1, Callum Taylor (NZ) 2, Stephen Munnery (Aust) 3, Waleed Damon (SA) 4, Jason Pocock (NZD) 5, Matt Kerr (NZD) 6, Raymond Snyman (SA) 7,
 Martin Flectcher (Aust) 8.
 Surf Teams Race
 NZ, Glenn Anderson/Mark Muir/Kim Tunnell/Genevieve King, 1 Aust Ky Hurst/Jeremy Cotter/Kate McLellon/Jennifer Parry 2, SA Gareth Fowler/Matthew
 Bouman/Candice Crawford/Kendal Artz 3, NZD Scott Shepherd/Jack Carmine/Johanna O’Connor/Andrea Hewitt 4.
 Womens Ski Race
 Jannene Harker (NZ) 1, Jenna Worlock (SA) 2, Katie Pocock (NZ) 3, Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 4, Kristy Munroe (Aust), 5, Jess Berridge-Hart (NZD) 6, Nicola Mocke (SA) 7,
 Tina Hewitt (NZD) 8.
 Mens Ski Race
 Clint Robinson (Aust) 1, Zane Holmes (Aust) 2, Paul Green (NZ) 3, Wade Kreiger (SA) 4, Danny Morrison (NZD) 5, Cameron Pocock (NZD) 6, Matthew Bouman (SA)
 7, Cory Hutchings (NZ) 8.
 Boat Race 2
 NZD (Jared Fritchley/Blair Van Stipriaan/Reece Hawkins/Paul O’Keefe/Wayne Urbahn) 1, NZ (Paul McVicar/Luke Ellis/Wayne Youle/Mathew Pullan/Adrian Walding) 2,
 Aust (Peter Atkins/Peter Mackie/Luke Taylor/Ross McPhillips/Martin Fletcher) 3, SA (Peter Mote/Mark Chellow/Justin McCalgan/Justin Attvell/Stuart McMullan) 4.
 Mens Board Race
 Clint Robinson (Aust) 1, Zane Holmes (Aust) 2, David Mocke (SA) 3, Ryan Butcher(SA) 4, Mark Muir (NZ) 5, Cory Hutchings (NZ) 6, Danny Morrison (NZD) 7,Matt
 Sutton (NZD) 8.
 IRB Tube Rescue
 NZ 1, NZD 2, SA DQ.
 Womens Board Race
 Krystal Smith (Aust) 1, Kristy Munroe (Aust) 2, Nikki Cox (NZD) 3, Jenna Worlock (SA) 4, Kim Tunnell (NZ) 5, Tina Hewitt (NZD) 6, Nicola Mocke (SA) 7, Jannene
 Harker (NZ) 8.
 Womens Beach Sprint
 Rebecca Irwin (Aust) 1, Jane Arnott (NZ) 2, Veronica van Dijck (NZD) 3, Chantelle Godfrey (SA) 4, Nikki Cox (NZD) 5, Katie Pocock (NZ) 6, Nicola Mocke (SA) 7,
 Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 8.
 Mens Beach Sprint
 Stephen Munnery (Aust) 1, Morgan Foster (NZ) 2, Waleed Damon (SA) 3, Jaron Mumby (NZ) 4, Raymond Snyman (SA) 5, Matt Kerr (NZD) 6, Jason Pocock (NZD) 7,
 Martin Fletcher (SA) 8.
 Womens Tube Rescue
 Kendal Artz/Candice Crafford/Nicola Mocke/Jenna Worlock (SA) 1, Johanna O’Connor/Tina Hewitt/Jessie Berridge-Hart/Veronica van Dijck (NZD) 2, Kate
 McLellan/Krystal Smith/Kristy Munroe/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 3, Genevieve King/Kim Tunnell/Katie Pocock/Jannene Harker (NZ) 4.
 Mens Tube Rescue
 Ky Hurst/Jeremy Cotter/Peter Atkins/Peter Mackie (Aust) 1, Luke Nisbet/Gareth Fowler/Mark Chellew/Peter Mote (SA) 2, Glenn Anderson/Jaron Mumby/Adrian
 Walding/Luke Ellis (NZ) 3, Scott Shepherd/Jack Carmine/Paul O’Keefe/Jared Fritchley (NZD) 4.
 Mixed Beach Relay
 Rebecca Irwin/Clint Robinson/Stephen Munnery/Kristy Munroe (Aust) 1, Waleed Damon/Raymond Snyman/Chantelle Godfrey/Jenna Worlock (SA) 3, Jaron
 Mumby/Morgan Foster/Jane Arnott/Katie Pocock (NZ) 2, Danny Morrison/Jason Pocock/Veronica van Dijck/Nikki Cox (NZD) 4.




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Results

Tri-Nations Challenge - Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Abbreviations. Aust, Australia; NZ, New Zealand Open; NZD, New Zealand Development; SA, South Africa.



 IRB Rescue Race
 NZD 1, NZ 2, SA 3.
 Womens Board Rescue
 Jennifer Parry/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 1, Candice Crafford/Jenna Worlock (SA) 2, Krystal Smith/Kristy Munroe (Aust) 3, Genevieve King/Jannene Harker (NZ) 4, Kendal
 Artz/NicolaMocke (SA) 5, Johanna O’Connor/Nikki Cox (NZD) 6, Katie Pocock/Kim Tunnell (NZ) 8.
 Mens Board Rescue
 Zane Holmes/Clint Robinson (Aust) 1, Cory Hutchings/Glenn Anderson (NZ) 2, Mark Muir/Paul Green (NZ) 3, Ryan Butcher/Matthew Bouman (SA) 4, Danny
 Morrison/Scott Shepherd (NZD) 5, Matt Sutton/Jack Carmine (NZD) 6, Ky Hurst/Jeremy Cotter (Aust) and David Mocke/Luke Nisbet (SA) DQ.
 Boat Race 3
 SA (Peter Mote/Mark Chellow/Justin McCalgan/Justin Attvell/Stuart McMullan) 1. Aust (Peter Atkins/Peter Mackie/Luke Taylor/Ross McPhillips/Martin Fletcher) 2, NZ
 (Paul McVicar/Luke Ellis/Wayne Youle/Mathew Pullan/Adrian Walding) 3, NZD (Jared Fritchley/Blair Van Stipriaan/Reece Hawkins/Paul O’Keefe/Wayne Urbahn) 4.
 Womens Taplin Relay
 Aust 1. NZD 2, SA 3, NZ 4.
 Mens Taplin Relay
 NZ 1, Aust 2, SA 3, NZD 4.
 Final Points for test two. Aust 85, NZ 65, SA 57, NZD 43.

 Tuesday, 18 February 2003

 Ironman
 Ky Hurst (Aust) 1, Cory Hutchings (NZ) 2, Matt Sutton (NZD) 3, Matthew Bouman (SA) 4, Jack Carmine (NZD) 5, Jeremy Cotter (Aust) 6, Glenn Anderson (NZ) 7,
 Wade Krieger (SA) 8.
 Ironwoman
 Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 1, Kirsty Munroe (Aust) 2, Jenna Worlock (SA) 3, Andrea Hewitt (NZD 4, Nicola Mocke (SA) 5, Rochelle Creighton (NZ) 6, Tina Hewitt (NZD) 7,
 Genevieve King (NZ) 8.
 Boat Race 1
 NZ (Paul McVicar/Luke Ellis/Wayne Youle/Mathew Pullan/Adrian Walding) 1, Aust (Peter Atkins/Peter Mackie/Luke Taylor/Ross McPhillips/Martin Fletcher) 2, SA (Peter
 Mote/Mark Chellow/Justin McCalgan/Justin Attvell/Stuart McMullan) 3, NZD (Jared Fritchley/Blair Van Stipriaan/Reece Hawkins/Paul O’Keefe/Wayne Urbahn) 4.
 Womens Surf Race
 Krystal Smith (Aust) 1, Jennifer Perry (Aust) 2, Candice Crafford (SA) 3, Genevieve King (NZ) 4, Johanna O’Connor (NZD) 5, Kendal Artz (SA) 6, Andrea Hewitt
 (NZD) 7, Rochelle Creighton (NZ) 8.
 Mens Surf Race
 Luke Nisbet (SA) 1, Ky Hurst (Aust) 2, Jeremy Cotter (Aust) 3, Glenn Anderson (NZ) 4, Gareth Fowler (SA) 5, Scott Shepherd (NZD) 6, Mark Muir (NZ) 7, Jack
 Carmine (NZD) 8.
 IRB Single Rescue
 NZ 1, SA 2, NZD 3.
 Mixed Board Relay
 Shannon Eckstein/Kirsty Munroe (Aust) 1, Ryan Butcher/Jenna Worlock (SA) 2, Matt Sutton/Nikki Coc (NZD) 3, Cory Hutchings/Rochelle Creighton (NZ) 4.
 Mixed Ski Relay
 Clint Robinson/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 1, Wade Krieger/Nicola Mocke (SA) 2, Paul Green/Jannene Harker (NZ) 3, Cameron Pocock/Jess Berridge-Hart (NZD) 4.
 Womens Beach Flags
 Veronica van Dijck (NZD) 1, Rebecca Irwin (Aust) 2, Jane Arnott (NZ) 3, Krystal Smith (Aust) 4, Chantelle Godfrey (SA) 5, Jenna Worlock (SA) 6, Katie Pocock (NZ) 7,
 Nikki Cox (NZD) 8.
 Mens Beach Flags
 Morgan Foster (NZ) 1, Waleed Damon (SA) 2, Raymond Snyman (SA) 3, Stephen Munnery (Aust) 4, Matt Kerr (NZD) 5, Jaron Mumby (NZ) 6, Jason Pocock (NZD) 7,
 Luke Taylor (Aust) 8.
 Surf Teams Race
 Aust, Ky Hurst/Zane Holmes/Krystal Smith/Jennifer Parry 1, SA, Gareth Fowler/Matthew Bouman/Candice Crawford/Kendal Artz 2, NZD, Scott Shepherd/Jack
 Carmine/Johanna O’Connor/Andrea Hewitt 3, NZ, Glenn Anderson/Mark Muir/Rochelle Creighton/Genevieve King, 4.




                                                                                                   Surf Life Saving Australia Annual Report 2003                  [61]
Results

Tri-Nations Challenge - Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Abbreviations. Aust, Australia; NZ, New Zealand Open; NZD, New Zealand Development; SA, South Africa.



 Womens Ski Race
 Jannene Harker (NZ) 1, Kristy Munroe (Aust), 2, Jenna Worlock (SA) 3, Katie Pocock (NZ) 4, Jess Berridge-Hart (NZD) 5, Nicola Mocke (SA) 6, Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 7,
 Tina Hewitt (NZD) 8.
 Mens Ski Race
 Clint Robinson (Aust) 1, Cory Hutchings (NZ) 2, Jeremy Cotter (Aust) 3, Danny Morrison (NZD) 4, David Mocke (SA) 5, Wade Kreiger (SA) 6, Cameron Pocock (NZD)
 7, Paul Green (NZ) 8.
 Boat Race 2
 SA (Peter Mote/Mark Chellow/Justin McCalgan/Justin Attvell/Stuart McMullan) 1, Aust (Peter Atkins/Peter Mackie/Luke Taylor/Ross McPhillips/Martin Fletcher) 2, NZ
 (Paul McVicar/Luke Ellis/Wayne Youle/Mathew Pullan/Adrian Walding) 3, NZD (Jared Fritchley/Blair Van Stipriaan/Reece Hawkins/Paul O’Keefe/Wayne Urbahn) 4.
 Mens Board Race
 Shannon Eckstein (Aust) 1, Clint Robinson (Aust) 2, Cory Hutchings (NZ) 3, David Mocke (SA) 4, Ryan Butcher(SA) 5, Mark Muir (NZ) 6, Danny Morrison (NZD) 7,
 Matt Sutton (NZD) 8.
 IRB Tube Rescue
 NZ 1, NZD 2, SA 3.
 Womens Board Race
 Kristy Munroe (Aust) 1, Tina Hewitt (NZD) 2, Krystal Smith (Aust) 3, Genevieve King (NZ) 4, Nikki Cox (NZD) 5, Nicola Mocke (SA) 6, Jenna Worlock (SA) 7, Rochelle
 Creighton (NZ) 8.
 Womens Beach Sprint
 Jane Arnott (NZ) 1, Rebecca Irwin (Aust) 2, Veronica van Dijck (NZD) 3, Chantelle Godfrey (SA) 4, Katie Pocock (NZ) 5, Nikki Cox (NZD) 6, Kendal Artz (SA) 7, Kirsty
 Holmes (Aust) 8.
 Mens Beach Sprint
 Callum Taylor (NZ) 1, Stephen Munnery (Aust) 2, Morgan Foster (NZ) 3, Waleed Damon (SA) 4, Raymond Snyman (SA) 5, Matt Kerr (NZD) 6, Jason Pocock (NZD) 7,
 Peter Atkins (SA) 8.
 Womens Tube Rescue
 Kendal Artz/Candice Crafford/Nicola Mocke/Jenna Worlock (SA) 1, Jennifer Parry/Krystal Smith/Kristy Munroe/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 2, Johanna O’Connor/Tina
 Hewitt/Jessie Berridge-Hart/Veronica van Dijck (NZD) 3, Rochelle Creighton/Genevieve King//Katie Pocock/Jannene Harker (NZ) 4.
 Mens Tube Rescue
 Luke Nisbet/Gareth Fowler/Mark Chellew/Peter Mote (SA) 1, Ky Hurst/Shannon Eckstein/Peter Atkins/Peter Mackie (Aust) 2, Glenn Anderson/Jaron Mumby/Adrian
 Walding/Luke Ellis (NZ) 3, Scott Shepherd/Jack Carmine/Paul O’Keefe/Jared Fritchley (NZD) 4.
 Mixed Beach Relay
 Callum Taylor/Morgan Foster/Jane Arnott/Jannene Harker (NZ) 1, Rebecca Irwin/Clint Robinson/Stephen Munnery/Kristy Munroe (Aust) 2, Danny Morrison/Jason
 Pocock/Veronica van Dijck/Nikki Cox (NZD) 3, Waleed Damon/Raymond Snyman/Chantelle Godfrey/Jenna Worlock (SA) 4.
 IRB Rescue Race
 NZ 1, NZD 2, SA 3.
 Womens Board Rescue
 Krystal Smith/Kristy Munroe (Aust) 1, Jennifer Parry/Kirsty Holmes (Aust) 2, Genevieve King/Jannene Harker (NZ) 3, Johanna O’Connor/Nikki Cox (NZD) 4, Candice
 Crafford/Jenna Worlock (SA) 5, Tina Hewitt/Andrea Hewitt (NZD) 6, Kendal Artz/Nicola Mocke (SA) 7, Katie Pocock/Rochelle Creighton (NZ) 8.
 Mens Board Rescue
 Ryan Butcher/Matthew Bouman (SA) 1, Zane Holmes/Clint Robinson (Aust) 2, Ky Hurst/Jeremy Cotter (Aust) 3, David Mocke/Luke Nisbet (SA) 4, Cory
 Hutchings/Glenn Anderson (NZ) 5, Matt Sutton/Jack Carmine (NZD) 6, Mark Muir/Paul Green (NZ) 7, Danny Morrison/Scott Shepherd (NZD) 8.
 Boat Race 3.
 Aust (Peter Atkins/Peter Mackie/Luke Taylor/Ross McPhillips/Martin Fletcher) 1, NZ (Paul McVicar/Luke Ellis/Wayne Youle/Mathew Pullan/Adrian Walding) 2, NZD
 (Jared Fritchley/Blair Van Stipriaan/Reece Hawkins/Paul O’Keefe/Wayne Urbahn) 3, SA (Peter Mote/Mark Chellow/Justin McCalgan/Justin Attvell/Stuart McMullan) 4.
 Womens Taplin Relay.
 Aust 1. NZ 2. NZD 3, SA 4.
 Mens Taplin Relay.
 Aust 1, SA 2, NZ 4, NZD 4.




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Tri-Nations Challenge. Mt Maunganui
Abbreviations. Aust, Australia; NZ, New Zealand Open; NZD, New Zealand Development; SA, South Africa.




The Australian Representative Surf Lifesaving Team consisted of:

Shane Dalziel - Coach, Gavin Hill - Coach / Manager, Troy Eady - Medical Officer, Clint Robinson (c) - Maroochydore (QLD), Kate McLennan - Cronulla (NSW), Ky Hurst
- Tugun (QLD), Jennifer Parry - Maroochydore (QLD), Jeremy Cotter - Queenscliff (NSW), Kirsty Holmes - Kawana Waters (QLD), Shannon Eckstein - Surfers Paradise
(QLD), Kristy Munroe - Alexandra Headland (QLD), Zane Holmes - Kawana Waters (QLD), Krystal Smith - Cronulla (NSW), Stephen Munnery - Kilcare (NSW), Rebecca
Irwin - Bronte (NSW), Martin Fletcher - Kurrawa (QLD), Peter Mackie - Kurrawa (QLD), Ross McPhillips - Kurrawa (QLD), Luke Taylor - Kurrawa (QLD), Peter Atkins -
Kurrawa (QLD)




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Financial Management
 Summary




Statement of Financial                             Statement of Cash Flows                             deposits into cash. This was offset by
Performance                                                                                            $454,032 in payments for property, plant and
                                                   The group experienced a net increase in cash        equipment.
The consolidated profit from ordinary activities   of $5,829,367 this year. Cash provided from
was $1,548,121 in 2003 compared to                 operating activities was $3,102,540.                Net cash used in financing activities was
$1,057,628 in 2002. This is an increase of                                                             $316,105. This was for the repayment of
                                                   Net cash provided from investing activities was     finance leases/hire purchase.
46%. This was a result of improved                 $3,042,932. The majority of this was the result
performance by all entities within the group.      of transferring $3,469,994 from long-term
As a result, the return on assets increased
from 6.0% in 2002 to 8.5% in 2003, whilst
the return on equity increased from 8.0% in
2002 to 10.5% in 2003. The profit from                   $                      PROFIT FROM ORDINARY ACTIVITIES
ordinary activities of the group has shown            2,000,000
convincing surpluses over the last 5 years.
                                                      1,500,000
Revenue from sponsorships and grants
increased from $6,611,801 in 2002 to                  1,000,000

$6,694,518 in 2003. This was offset                     500,000
marginally by a decrease in fundraising income
from $2,458,337 in 2002 to $2,325,501 in                        0
2003. Considering the increase in competition
                                                       -500,000
for funds from sponsors, donors and
government grants this is still a good result.       -1,000,000
                                                                    1998/99         1999/00          2000/01       2001/02         2002/03
Expenditure on lifesaving, education,
competition and helicopter services (excluding                                        Economic Entity             Parent Entity
building works) increased from $12,868,380 in
2002 to $13,092,073 in 2003. This is an
                                                      $ millions                              NET ASSETS
increase of 17.4% and reflects Surf Life Saving
Australia’s ongoing commitment to its                        16.0
programs.                                                    14.0
                                                             12.0
Statement of Financial Position                              10.0
The net assets of the group have increased by                 8.0
11.7% this year from $13,248,493 in 2002 to                   6.0
$14,796,614 in 2003. This shows that we                       4.0
have further consolidated our strong financial                2.0
position. As can be seen from the graph of net                0.0
assets there has been a steady increase over                        1998/99         1999/00          2000/01         2001/02        2002/03
the past 5 years.                                                                     Economic Entity             Parent Entity
The current ratio of the group and the parent
entity continue to be well above the
international benchmark standard of 1. This                                               CURRENT RATIO
                                                                                 (Current Assets/Current Liabilities)
represents the strength of the group to meet
                                                             12.0
its current financial obligations.
                                                             10.0
Total assets have increased by $759,063 whilst
total liabilities decreased over the year by                  8.0

$789,058. The resulting increase in equity of                 6.0
the group was $1,548,121, which was due to
                                                              4.0
the group earnings for the year.
                                                              2.0

                                                              0.0
                                                                    1998/99         1999/00          2000/01        2001/02        2002/03

                                                                    Economic Entity            Parent Entity         International benchmark



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    Ye a r E n d e d 3 0 J u n e 2 0 0 3

    Directors' Report                                       66 - 67



    Auditors' Report                                        68 - 69



    Directors' Declaration                                  70



    Statement of Financial Performance                      71



    Statement of Financial Position                         72



    Statement of Cash Flows                                 73



    Notes to and Forming Part of the Financial Statements   74 - 90




Financials
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SURF LIFE SAVING AUSTRALIA LIMITED. ACN: 003 147 180



 DIRECTORS' REPORT

 The directors of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited present this report and the financial statements of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and its
 controlled entities for the year ended 30 June 2003.



 1.        DIRECTORS
           The names of the directors who held office during or since the end of the financial year are:


           Ronald Edwin Rankin AM           Public Servant
           Kenneth Charles Bird             Plumbing Contractor
           Gregory Arthur Allum             Banker
           Ian James Wright                 Operations Manager (Resigned 18/10/02)
           John Buchanan Fitzgerald         Teacher (Appointed 18/10/02)
           Peter Brian George               Banker
           Gregory James Bird               Communications Consultant
           Frederick Arthur Finch           Consulting Engineer (Resigned 16/6/03)
           Robert William Creek             Data Centre Manager (Appointed 16/6/03)
           Peter Atkinson                   Insurance Manager (Resigned 25/7/02)
           Allen Michael Smith              Finance Broker (Appointed 19/8/02)
           Peter Michael Pearce             Company Director
           Michael James Martin             Company Director
           William Brame Jamieson           Station Officer


           There were four Australian Council Meetings held throughout the year. All of the above Directors attended all meetings held whilst
           they were in office, except for Ken Bird who missed one meeting. A proxy was allocated to Brett Williamson for this meeting.



 2.        REVIEW OF OPERATIONS
           Operations of the company and its controlled entities for the financial year did not vary from previous years.



 3.        RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
           The net consolidated profit of the consolidated entity for the financial year ended 30 June 2003 was $1,548,121 (2002: $1,057,628).



 4.        SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN ACTIVITIES
           There were no significant changes in the state of affairs of the consolidated entity during the financial year.



 5.         PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES
            The principal activities, in which the consolidated entity was engaged during the financial year ended 30 June 2003, were the
            administration of surf life saving activities and the management and operation of the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service. During the
            financial year there were no significant changes in the nature of the consolidated entity’s activities.


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DIRECTORS' REPORT (Continued)

6.    ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS
       The company is not affected by any specific environmental legislation.



7.    POST BALANCE DATE EVENTS AND LIKELY DEVELOPMENTS
       No matters or circumstances other than those referred to in the accounts or notes thereto have arisen since the end of the financial
       year that have affected or may significantly affect in subsequent years:
       i)          the operations of the consolidated entity,
       ii)         the results of those operations or
       iii)        the state of affairs of the consolidated entity
       In the opinion of the directors the inclusion of information referring to the likely developments in the operations of the group and the
       expected results of those operations in subsequent years would prejudice the interests of the group. That information has therefore
       not been included in this report.



8.    DIVIDENDS
       No dividends have been paid or declared since the start of the financial year. The Directors do not recommend the payment of a
       dividend in respect of the year ended 30 June 2003.



9.    INDEMNIFICATION OF OFFICERS AND AUDITORS
       The company has not otherwise, during or since the financial year, indemnified or agreed to indemnify an officer or auditor of the
       company or of any related body corporate against a liability incurred as such an officer or auditor.



10.   DIRECTORS' BENEFITS
       Neither since the end of the financial year nor during the financial year has a director received or become entitled to receive a benefit
       (other than a benefit included in the aggregate amount of emoluments received or due and receivable by directors shown in the
       financial statements, or the fixed salary of a full-time employee of the company or of a related body corporate) by reason of a
       contract made by the company or a related body corporate with a director or with a firm of which the director is a member, or a
       company in which the director has a substantial financial interest.


       This directors' report is made and signed in accordance with a resolution of the directors.




      ______________________                                    _______________________
      Ronald Edward Rankin AM                                   Peter Brian George
      Director                                                  Director


      Dated this        day of       2003.



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 DIRECTORS’ DECLARATION

 FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2003


 In the opinion of the directors of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited:




 a)         The accompanying financial statements and notes are in accordance with the Corporations Act, 2001, comply with accounting
            standards and give a true and fair view of the company's and consolidated entity's financial position as at 30 June 2003 and of their
            performance for the year ended on that date;


 b)         At the date of this declaration there are reasonable grounds to believe that the company will be able to pay its debts as and when
            they become due and payable;




            Signed in accordance with a resolution of the directors




           _____________________                                                     _____________________
           Date                                                                      Ronald Edward Rankin AM
                                                                                     Director




           ______________________                                                    ______________________
           Date                                                                      Peter Brian George
                                                                                     Director




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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2003

                                                       Note                 Economic Entity                   Parent Entity
                                                                         2003              2002           2003           2002
                                                                            $                 $              $              $

Revenues from operating activities                     2          15,180,432         15,359,703       5,826,252     6,203,605


Expenses from ordinary activities                      3          13,567,014         14,215,900       5,697,600     6,637,222


Borrowing cost expenses                                                65,297            86,175               -               -


Profit/(loss) from ordinary activities before income
tax expense                                            4            1,548,121         1,057,628        128,652      (433,617)


Income tax expense relating to ordinary activities     1(d)                  -                  -             -               -


Profit/(loss) from ordinary activities after
income tax expense                                                  1,548,121         1,057,628        128,652      (433,617)


Total changes in equity other than those resulting
from transactions with owners as owners                             1,548,121         1,057,628        128,652      (433,617)




The above Statement of Financial Performance is to be read in conjunction with the attached notes.




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 STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS AT 30 JUNE 2003

                                                         Note                 Economic Entity                Parent Entity
                                                                           2003               2002       2003           2002
                                                                              $                  $          $              $

 Current Assets
 Cash Assets                                             21(a)        9,100,163          3,270,796   2,071,651     1,046,409
 Receivables                                             5            1,282,761          2,312,780    405,167      1,646,813
 Inventories                                             6              766,614            963,961    143,331        147,781
 Total Current Assets                                               11,149,538           6,547,537   2,620,149     2,841,003


 Non Current Assets
 Other Financial Assets                                  7                     -         3,469,994    200,104        200,104
 Property, Plant & Equipment                             8            7,109,731          7,482,675   2,339,615     2,345,754
 Total Non Current Assets                                             7,109,731        10,952,669    2,539,719     2,545,858


 Total Assets                                                       18,259,269         17,500,206    5,159,868     5,386,861


 Current Liabilities
 Payables                                                9            2,093,813          2,573,620   1,276,536     1,642,441
 Interest-bearing Liabilities                            10             668,927            346,920           -               -
 Provisions                                              11             484,777            463,930     84,649         86,123
 Total Current Liabilities                                            3,247,517          3,384,470   1,361,185     1,728,564


 Non Current Liabilities
 Interest-bearing liabilities                            10                    -           711,438           -               -
 Provisions                                              11             215,138            155,805     49,995         38,261
 Total Non Current Liabilities                                          215,138            867,243     49,995         38,261


 Total Liabilities                                                    3,462,655          4,251,713   1,411,180     1,766,825


 Net Assets                                                         14,796,614         13,248,493    3,748,688     3,620,036


 Equity
 Retained Profits                                        14         12,029,641         10,520,868    1,917,592     1,828,288
 Special Funds                                           15             523,613            484,265    523,613        484,265
 Reserves                                                16           2,243,360          2,243,360   1,307,483     1,307,483
 Total Equity                                                       14,796,614         13,248,493    3,748,688     3,620,036



 The above Statement of Financial Position is to be read in conjunction with the attached notes.




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STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2003

                                                      Note                 Economic Entity                     Parent Entity
                                                                     Inflows           Inflows          Inflows        Inflows
                                                                  (Outflows)        (Outflows)       (Outflows)     (Outflows)
                                                                        2003              2002             2003           2002
                                                                           $                 $                $              $

Cash Flows From Operating Activities
Receipts from sponsors, donors & customers                        16,594,800        16,412,300        7,245,245      6,734,849
Payments to suppliers and employees                              (13,809,907)      (14,370,281)      (6,227,717)    (7,048,739)
Interest received                                                    382,944              389,932        76,837        139,007
Interest and other finance costs paid                                (65,297)             (86,175)             -               -


Net Cash provided by/(used in) Operating
Activities                                            21(b)        3,102,540         2,345,776        1,094,365      (174,883)


Cash Flows From Investing Activities
Payments for buildings                                                (2,507)       (1,499,240)                -    (1,489,727)
Payments for aircraft                                                       -         (513,075)                -               -
Payments for other plant and equipment                              (454,032)         (219,525)         (76,416)       (74,469)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant & equipment                     29,477                1,327         7,293                -
Proceeds from other financial assets                               3,469,994                     -             -               -
Payments for other financial assets                                         -       (3,469,994)                -               -



Net Cash provided by/(used in) Investing Activities                3,042,932        (5,700,507)        (69,123)    (1,564,196)

Cash Flows From Financing Activities
Proceeds from borrowings                                                    -                    -             -         1,100
Repayment of borrowings                                                     -                    -             -        (1,100)
Repayment of finance leases/hire purchase                           (316,105)         (319,726)                -               -



Net Cash used in Financing Activities                              (316,105)          (319,726)                -               -


Net increase/(decrease) in cash held                               5,829,367        (3,674,457)       1,025,242    (1,739,079)


Cash at the beginning of the financial year                        3,270,796         6,945,253        1,046,409      2,785,488


Cash at the end of the financial year                 21(a)        9,100,163         3,270,796        2,071,651      1,046,409



The above Statement of Cash Flows is to be read in conjunction with the attached notes.




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 NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2003

 1.      Summary of Accounting Policies
         The financial report is a general purpose financial report which has been drawn up in accordance with Accounting Standards other
         authoritative pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, Urgent Issues Group Consensus Views and the
         Corporations Act, 2001.
 (a)     Basis of Accounting
         The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis.
 (b)     Recoverable Amounts
         The carrying amounts of non-current assets do not exceed the net amounts that are expected to be recovered through the cash
         inflows and outflows arising from continued use and subsequent disposal. The expected net cash flows included in determining the
         recoverable amounts have been discounted to their present values.
 (c)     Principles of Consolidation
         The consolidated financial statements combine the financial statements of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited and all its controlled
         entities (refer Note 17).
         The effects of all transactions between entities in the economic entity have been eliminated.
 (d)     Income Tax
         No income tax liability has been incurred as the holding company and controlled entities have been granted an exemption from
         taxation.
 (e)     Revenue recognition
         Revenue from contract income is recognised when the amount of revenue can be measured reliably and it is probable that it will be
         received by the company.
         Revenue from sponsorship and grant income is recognised in the period to which it relates and can be measured reliably and it is
         probable that it will be received by the company.
         Interest revenue is recognised on an effective yield basis.
         All other income is recognised when the amount of revenue can be measured reliably and it is probable that it will be received by the
         company.
 (f)     Receivables
         Trade accounts receivable, amounts due from related parties and other receivables represent the principal amounts due at balance
         date and provisions for doubtful accounts.
 g)      Inventories
         Trading stocks are measured at the lower of cost and net realisable value. Costs have been assigned to inventory quantities on hand at
         balance date using average cost.
 (h)     Investments
         Investments are shown at cost.




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NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2003

1. Summary of Accounting Policies (Continued)


(i)    Property, Plant & Equipment
       Freehold land is stated at cost and is not depreciated.
       Buildings are stated at cost. The building owned by the parent entity represents one floor of the building located at 1 Notts Avenue
       Bondi Beach, NSW. This building is depreciated over an estimated useful life of 100 years. All other buildings are depreciated over an
       estimated useful life of 40 years.
       Plant and equipment is stated at cost. Plant and equipment is depreciated using the prime cost method of between 15% and 36%.
       Motor vehicles are stated at cost. Motor vehicles are depreciated using the prime cost method of 22.5%.
       Aircraft relates to the helicopters owned by the consolidated entity. The helicopters are stated at cost, and depreciated at an average
       prime cost rate of 10%. Included within this class of assets are helicopter engine upgrades. The engine upgrades are depreciated
       using the prime cost method of 33%.
(j)    Leased Assets
       Leased assets classified as finance leases are capitalised as fixed assets. The amount initially brought to account is the present value of
       minimum lease payments.
       A finance lease is one that effectively transfers from the lessor to the lessee substantially all the risks and benefits incidental to
       ownership of the leased property.
       Capitalised leased assets are amortised on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the asset to the entity.
       Finance lease payments are allocated between interest expense and reduction of lease liability over the term of the lease. The interest
       expense is determined by applying the interest rate implicit in the lease to the outstanding lease liability at the beginning of each lease
       payment period.
       Operating lease payments are charged as an expense in the year in which they are incurred.
(k)    Segment Reporting
       Segment revenues and expenses are those directly attributable to the segments and include any joint revenue and expenses where a
       reasonable basis of allocation exists. Segment assets include all assets used by a segment and consist principally of cash, receivables,
       inventories and property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortisation. Segment liabilities consist
       principally of accounts payable, employee entitlements, accrued expenses, provisions and borrowing.
(l)    Accounts Payable
       Accounts payable represent the principal amounts outstanding at balance date plus, where applicable, any accrued interest.
(m)    Employee entitlements
       Provision is made for benefits accruing to employees in respect of wages and salaries, annual leave and long service leave when it is
       probable that settlement will be required and they are capable of being measured reliably.
       Provisions made in respect of wages and salaries, annual leave and long service leave expected to be settled within twelve months are
       measured at their nominal values.
       Provisions made in respect of other employee entitlements, which are not expected to be settled within twelve months, are measured
       as the present value of the estimated future cash outflows to be made by the economic entity in respect of services provided by
       employees up to the reporting date.




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 NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2003

                                                                 Economic Entity               Parent Entity
                                                              2003            2002         2003           2002
                                                                 $               $            $              $


 2.      Revenues from operating activities
         Operating activities:
          Sales                                            617,998         555,437      446,089        527,873
          Contract Income                                 3,540,815      3,537,191             -               -
          Sponsorship and Grants                          6,694,518      6,611,801     4,115,743     4,368,032
          Fundraising                                     2,325,501      2,458,337             -               -
          Competition Entry Fees                           195,444         204,498      179,691        182,536
          Club Payment for Rescue Equipment and 4WD’s      419,160         427,453      419,160        427,453
          Interest - other persons                         382,944         389,932       76,837        139,007
          Royalty and Trademark Income                     143,707          11,411      143,707         11,411
          Litigation Settlement & Legal Fees Recovered            -        163,134             -               -
          Rent Received                                     29,204                 -     29,204                -
          Other Income                                     801,664         999,182      408,528        547,293
                                                         15,150,955     15,358,376     5,818,959     6,203,605
         Non-operating activities
          Proceeds from Sale of Non-Current assets          29,477           1,327        7,293                -
                                                            29,477           1,327        7,293                -


                                                         15,180,432     15,359,703     5,826,252     6,203,605




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NOTES TO AND FORMING PART OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2003

                                                                Economic Entity                  Parent Entity
                                                             2003            2002            2003           2002
                                                                $               $               $              $


3.    Expenses from ordinary activities

      Cost of Sales                                       423,033         383,991         256,636        372,968
      Expenditure for lifesaving                         2,229,252      2,174,348        2,229,252     2,174,348
      Expenditure for competitions                       3,051,804      2,794,063        1,879,490     1,704,261
      Administration of lifesaving and competitions      1,438,387      1,539,633        1,280,314     1,422,116
      Expenditure for building works                       51,908         963,529          51,908        963,529
      Expenditure for helicopter services                6,372,630      6,360,336                -               -


                                                        13,567,014     14,215,900        5,697,600     6,637,222


4.    Profit/(Loss) from ordinary activities
      The Profit/(Loss) Includes the following
      Items of revenue and expense:


(a)   As Revenue:
      Net gain/(loss) on disposals of property,
      plant and equipment                                   6,453            (223)          6,133                -


(b)   As Expenses
      Auditors remuneration
      Auditor of parent company:
      - Audit of financial report                          26,000          24,000          11,400          9,400
      - Other services                                      3,108           4,330           3,108          4,330
      Other Auditors of controlled entities:
      - Audit of financial report                           7,700           7,000                -               -
      - Other services                                     31,150          34,940                -               -
      Depreciation of:
      - Property, plant and equipment                     632,404         701,274          81,395         57,146
      Amortisation
      - Property, plant and equipment                     100,731         100,731                -               -
      Net expense/(recoveries) resulting in movements
      in provision for:
      - Employee entitlements                              80,180         107,514          10,260         30,432
      - Provision for stock obsolescence                    2,942          11,534           2,942         11,534
      Finance lease and hire purchase charges              65,297          86,175                -               -




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                                                             Economic Entity             Parent Entity
                                                          2003            2002       2003           2002
                                                             $               $          $              $


 5.      Receivables
         Trade accounts receivable                     662,441       1,651,369     232,504     1,554,414
         Less: Provision for doubtful debts                   -                -         -               -
                                                       662,441       1,651,369     232,504     1,554,414
         Non-trade accounts receivable:
         Sundry debtors and prepayments                620,320         661,411     172,663        92,399


                                                      1,282,761      2,312,780     405,167     1,646,813


 6.      Inventories
         At Cost
         Finished goods                                183,112         174,950     149,106       156,247
         less: Obsolescence provision                    5,775           8,466       5,775         8,466
                                                       177,337         166,484     143,331       147,781
         Stock of spare aircraft parts                 589,277         797,477           -               -
                                                       766,614         963,961     143,331       147,781


 7.      Other Financial Assets

         Investments in controlled entities at
         cost (note 17)                                       -                -   200,104       200,104
         Interest bearing deposits                            -      3,469,994           -               -
                                                              -      3,469,994     200,104       200,104


         All interest bearing deposits as at
         30 June 2003 are current and have
         been disclosed as cash assets (note 21(a))




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                                                     Economic Entity                  Parent Entity
                                                  2003            2002            2003           2002
                                                     $               $               $              $


8.    Property, Plant and Equipment
      Freehold land at cost                      5,453           5,453                -               -
      Building at cost                       3,268,333       3,265,826        2,105,000     2,105,000
      Less: Accumulated depreciation         (217,675)        (164,017)        (28,067)        (7,017)
                                             3,056,111       3,107,262        2,076,933     2,097,983


      Aircraft at cost                       5,572,325       5,572,325                -               -
      Less: Accumulated depreciation        (3,971,784)     (3,605,749)               -               -
                                             1,600,541       1,966,576                -               -


      Leased aircraft at cost                1,941,298       2,014,624                -               -
      Less: Accumulated amortisation         (460,575)        (359,844)               -               -
                                             1,480,723       1,654,780                -               -


      Plant and equipment at cost            1,634,656       1,386,973         541,656        497,361
      Less: Accumulated depreciation         (935,310)        (759,248)       (307,655)     (249,590)
                                               699,346         627,725         234,001        247,771


      Motor vehicles at cost                   394,329         234,120          28,681                -
      Less: Accumulated amortisation         (121,319)        (107,788)               -               -
                                               273,010         126,332          28,681                -


      Total Property, Plant and Equipment    7,109,731       7,482,675        2,339,615     2,345,754




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 Economic Entity

 Movements in Carrying                    Land &      Aircraft    Leased        Plant &     Motor
                                        Buildings                 Aircraft   Equipment     Vehicle        Total
 $                                              $           $            $            $          $           $


 Balance at beginning of year           3,107,262    1,966,576   1,654,780     627,725     126,332    7,482,675
 Additions                                 2,507             -           -     251,123     202,909     456,539
 Write down assets to cost                      -            -    (73,326)             -          -    (73,326)
 Disposals – at cost                            -            -           -       (3,440)   (42,700)    (46,140)
 Disposals – accumulated depreciation           -            -           -        2,280     20,836      23,116
 Depreciation/amortisation expense       (53,658)    (366,035)   (100,731)    (178,344)    (34,367)   (733,135)


 Carrying amount at the end of year     3,056,111    1,600,541   1,480,723     699,346     273,010    7,109,731




 Parent Entity

 Movements in Carrying                    Land &      Aircraft    Leased        Plant &     Motor
                                        Buildings                 Aircraft   Equipment     Vehicle        Total
 $                                              $           $            $            $          $           $


 Balance at beginning of year           2,097,983            -           -     247,771            -   2,345,754
 Additions                                      -            -           -       47,735     28,681      76,416
 Disposals – at cost                            -            -           -       (3,440)          -     (3,440)
 Disposals – accumulated depreciation           -            -           -        2,280           -      2,280
 Depreciation/amortisation expense       (21,050)            -           -     (60,345)           -    (81,395)


 Carrying amount at the end of year     2,076,933            -           -     234,001      28,681    2,339,615




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                                                                          Economic Entity                            Parent Entity
                                                                       2003               2002                   2003             2002
                                                                          $                  $                      $                $


9.    Payables
      Unsecured:
      Trade accounts payable                                        732,389            722,774               405,628          296,340
      Sundry creditors                                              355,679            501,778               170,908          302,324
      Non-trade accounts payable:
      Income in advance                                           1,005,745          1,349,068               700,000        1,043,777


      Total Payables                                              2,093,813          2,573,620             1,276,536        1,642,441


10.   Interest-bearing liabilities

      Current
      Lease Liability - Aircraft                                    628,185            182,013                       -                -
      Hire Purchase Liability 2 – Auto Pilot                               -            99,243                       -                -
      Hire Purchase Liability 1 – Auto Pilot                         40,742             65,664                       -                -
                                                                    668,927            346,920                       -                -


      Non Current
      Lease Liability - Aircraft                                           -           628,185                       -                -
      Hire Purchase Liability 1 – Auto Pilot                               -            83,253                       -                -
                                                                           -           711,438                       -                -


      Aircraft:
      The economic entity has a helicopter, which has been acquired by means of finance lease. The lease was renewed in February 2001
      for a further period of 3 years. It is secured by a charge on the property of the economic entity. Interest is 7.15%. The current lease
      term expires in February 2004 and the Directors anticipate refinancing the residual at that time.


      Auto Pilot:
      The economic entity has added an Auto Pilot to the leased helicopter. This has been acquired by means of two commercial hire
      purchase agreements each for a period of three years. Hire Purchase Agreement One was repaid in full this year. Interest on hire
      purchase agreement two is 5.02%.




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                                                                          Economic Entity                         Parent Entity
                                                                       2003              2002                 2003            2002
                                                                          $                 $                    $               $


 11.     Current Provisions
         Employee Entitlements                                     484,777            463,930               84,649          86,123


         Non Current Provisions
         Employee Entitlements                                     215,138            155,805               49,995          38,261


         Aggregate Employee Entitlements                           699,915            619,735              134,644         124,384


         Number of employees as at 30 June                               63                 61                   17               14


 12.     Commitments for Expenditure
         Commitments under finance leases and hire purchases:
         Payable no later than 1 year                              697,302            409,240                     -                -
         Later than 1 year not later than 5 years                          -          741,041                     -                -
         Minimum finance lease payments                            697,302          1,150,281                     -                -
         Deduct: Future finance charges                              28,375            91,923                     -                -
         Finance lease liabilities                                 668,927          1,058,358                     -                -




 13.     Members’ Equity Issued Capital
         The parent entity is incorporated under the Corporations Act, 2001, as a company limited by guarantee and as such does not have
         any issued capital. If the company is wound up, the Constitution states that each member is required to contribute a maximum of $10
         each towards meeting any outstanding obligations of the company. As at 30 June 2003 the number of members was 106,493.




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                                                                           Economic Entity                          Parent Entity
                                                                       2003               2002                  2003           2002
                                                                          $                  $                     $              $


14.       Retained Profits
          Retained profits at the beginning of the
          financial year                                         10,520,868          9,054,828            1,828,288       1,853,493


          Add: Net profit for the financial year                  1,548,121          1,057,628                128,652     (433,617)
          Less: Amounts transferred to Special Funds               (144,000)         (590,296)            (144,000)       (590,296)
          Add: Amounts transferred from Special Funds               104,652           998,708                 104,652       998,708
          Retained profits at the end of the financial year      12,029,641        10,520,868             1,917,592       1,828,288


15.       Special Funds
          Funds have been set aside for specific purpose
          and are detailed as follows:
          Anonymous Donors Fund                                            0          171,199                      0        171,199
          Barry Rogers Fund                                                0            44,089                     0         44,089
          Building Fund                                             131,705              8,306                131,705         8,306
          Emily J Halls Fund                                               0            35,108                     0         35,108
          Olympic Carnival Fund                                        1,885             7,551                  1,885         7,551
          Lifesaving Equipment Fund                                  75,072             75,072                 75,072        75,072
          Lifesaving Projects – NSW                                 100,000                  0                100,000               0
          Lifesaving Projects – Other                                50,000                  0                 50,000               0
          Lifesaving Touring Team                                    25,000                  0                 25,000               0
          Overseas Touring Fund                                      68,142             68,142                 68,142        68,142
          Sir Adrian Curlewis Scholarship Fund                       10,000             10,000                 10,000        10,000
          IRB Special Reserve Fund                                   30,000             30,000                 30,000        30,000
          Thyne Reid Trust                                           31,809             34,798                 31,809        34,798
                                                                    523,613           484,265                 523,613       484,265


          Movement in Special Funds
          Balance at beginning of financial year                    484,265           892,677                 484,265       892,677
          Plus: Appropriation of income received
          relating to funds                                         144,000           590,296                 144,000       590,296
                                                                    628,265          1,482,973                628,265     1,482,973
          Less: Approved expenditure from funds                     104,652           998,708                 104,652       998,708
          Balance at end of financial year                          523,613           484,265                 523,613       484,265



This year $104,652 of Special Funds were drawn down to run specific programs as per the SLSA Business Plan.


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                                                                           Economic Entity                         Parent Entity
                                                                       2003               2002                 2003            2002
                                                                          $                  $                    $               $


 16.     Reserves
         Reserves comprise:-
         Asset realisation                                        1,772,452         1,772,452               836,575         836,575
         Capital profits                                            470,908           470,908               470,908         470,908
                                                                  2,243,360         2,243,360             1,307,483       1,307,483



                                                                                   Country of                 Percent of shares held
                                                                                 Incorporation                 2003            2002
                                                                                                                 %               %



 17.     Details of Controlled Entities
         Southern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd           (1)         Australia                 100             100


         Northern Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Pty Ltd       (1), (2)        Australia                 100             100


         SLSA Helicopters Pty Ltd                                                     Australia                 100             100


         Surf Sports Australia Pty Ltd                                                Australia                 100             100



         (1) Compliance with the financial disclosure requirements of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (NSW) has been disclosed in the
             financial statements of these entities.
         (2) Not Audited by PKF.




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18.       Remuneration of Directors


          The directors of Surf Life Saving Australia Limited during the period were: -
          Ronald Edwin Rankin AM          Public Servant
          Kenneth Charles Bird            Plumbing Contractor
          Gregory Arthur Allum            Banker
          Ian James Wright                Operations Manager (Resigned 18/10/02)
          John Buchanan Fitzgerald        Teacher (Appointed 18/10/02)
          Peter Brian George              Banker
          Gregory James Bird              Communications Consultant
          Frederick Arthur Finch          Consulting Engineer (Resigned 16/6/03)
          Robert William Creek            Data Centre Manager (Appointed 16/6/03)
          Peter Atkinson                  Insurance Manager (Resigned 25/7/02)
          Allen Michael Smith             Finance Broker (Appointed 19/8/02)
          Peter Michael Pearce            Company Director
          Michael James Martin            Company Director
          William Brame Jamieson          Station Officer


                                                                                                             2003         2002
                                                                                                                $            $

Aggregate income received by directors from related corporations:                                               -            -


Amounts paid by way of contributions to a superannuation plan
and other payments in connection with the retirement of directors of
the company and any related body corporate paid by the company
and any related body corporate.                                                                                 -            -


The number of directors of the company whose total remuneration
from the company and related corporations was:
                                                                                                              No           No
                                                                                              $0               14           16




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 19.     Related Party Transactions

         Controlling Entity


         The ultimate parent entity is Surf Life Saving Australia Limited.


         Ownership interests in related parties.


         Information in relation to ownership interests in the following are provided in the notes indicated:


         Controlled Entities                                                               Note 17


         Directors and director related entities


         Details in relation to Directors, their remuneration and retirement benefits of directors are disclosed in Note 18 to the accounts.


         During the year $83,084 was paid to Warren Rennie, a Director of a related entity for printing services provided. The services provided
         were on a commercial basis.


         Transactions within the wholly owned group


         Surf Life Saving Australia Limited provided accounting and administrative assistance in the current financial year. These transactions
         were on commercial terms and conditions.


         The following amounts were paid to the parent entity from controlled entities during the year:
         s Management fees                                                                                                      $125,000
         s Donation to be distributed amongst clubs                                                                               $75,000
         s Contribution towards running the Australian Championships                                                              $65,000
         s Other Contributions from Southern Region                                                                                $4,254
         s Other Contributions from Surf Sports Australia                                                                         $32,646


         The following amounts were paid from the parent entity to a controlled entity during the year:
         s Other Contributions to Southern Region                                                                                  $8,314
         s Other Contributions to Surf Sports Australia                                                                           $12,434


         Amounts receivable from and payable to entities in the wholly owned group


         There were no amounts receivable from or payable to entities in the wholly owned group at 30 June 2003.




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20.      Company Details
         The company was incorporated in Australia.
         The registered office and principal place of business of the company is 1 Notts Avenue,
         Bondi Beach, NSW 2026



21.      Notes to the Statement of Cash Flows
21 (a)   Reconciliation of Cash
         For the purposes of the statement of cash flows, cash includes cash on hand and in banks and investments in money market
         instruments, net of outstanding bank overdrafts. Cash at the end of the financial year as shown in the statement of cash flows is
         reconciled to the related items in the balance sheet as follows:


                                                                            Economic Entity                          Parent Entity
                                                                        2003               2002                  2003            2002
                                                                           $                  $                     $               $

         Cash                                                      1,312,985            802,084               533,595         398,020
         Interest Bearing Deposits                                 7,787,178          2,468,712             1,538,056         648,389
         Cash Assets                                               9,100,163          3,270,796             2,071,651       1,046,409


21(b)    Reconciliation of net cash provided by
         operating activities to operating profit/(loss)
         after abnormal items
         Operating profit /(loss)                                  1,548,121          1,057,628               128,652        (433,617)
         (Profit)/loss on disposal of Non-current assets               (6,453)               223               (6,133)                -
         Depreciation on Non-current assets                          632,404            701,274                81,395          57,146
         Amortisation of Non-current assets                          100,731            100,731                      -                -
         Provision for Stock Obsolescence                              (2,942)          (11,534)               (2,942)        (11,534)


         Change in net assets and liabilities
         (Increase)/decrease in receivables                        1,030,019             45,075             1,241,646        (147,328)
         (Increase)/decrease in inventories                          200,289               8,518                7,392          65,498
         Increase in payables                                       (479,809)           313,314             (365,905)         264,520
         Increase/(decrease) in current provisions                     20,847            88,355                (1,474)         21,541
         Increase/(decrease) in non current provisions                 59,333            42,192                11,734            8,891
         Net Cash provided by / (used in)
         operating activities                                      3,102,540          2,345,776             1,094,365        (174,883)




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 22.         Financial Instruments

             (a) Interest Rate Risk


             Exposure to interest rate risks on financial rate risks on financial assets and liabilities are summarised as follows:


                                                                                               Fixed Interest Rate
                                                                                                    Maturing
 2003                                                Weighted               Non-              1 Year          Over             Floating         Total
                                                      Average            Interest             or less       1 to 5             Interest
                                                       Interest          Bearing                             Years                 Rate
                                                      Rate (%)                ($)                 ($)           ($)                  ($)          ($)

 Financial assets:
 Cash                                                    4.67%              5,302         7,787,178                 -        1,307,683      9,100,163
 Trade accounts receivable                                               662,441                    -               -                  -     662,441
 Non-trade receivables                                                   620,320                    -               -                  -     620,320
 Other financial assets                                                           -                 -               -                  -            -


 Total financial assets                                                1,288,063          7,787,178                 -        1,307,683     10,382,924


 Financial liabilities:
 Trade and sundry creditors                                            1,088,068                    -               -                  -    1,088,068
 Lease                                                   7.15%                    -         628,185                 -                  -     628,185
  Hire Purchase                                          5.02%                    -          40,742                 -                  -      40,742
 Total financial liabilities                                           1,088,068            668,927                 -                  -    1,756,995


 Net Financial Assets/(Liabilities):                                     199,995          7,118,251                 -        1,307,683      8,625,929




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22.         Financial Instruments (continued)

            (a) Interest Rate Risk (continued)




                                                                                                  Fixed Interest Rate
                                                                                                       Maturing
2002                                                Weighted                Non-             1 Year            Over      Floating            Total
                                                     Average             Interest            or less          1 to 5     Interest
                                                      Interest           Bearing                              Years          Rate
                                                     Rate (%)                 ($)                   ($)          ($)           ($)              ($)

Financial assets:
Cash                                                    4.66%               4,902         2,468,712                -     797,182        3,270,796
Trade accounts receivable                                              1,651,369                      -            -             -      1,651,369
Non-trade receivables                                                    661,411                      -            -             -        661,411
Other financial assets                                  5.19%                    -                    -    3,469,994             -      3,469,994


Total financial assets                                                 2,317,682          2,468,712        3,469,994     797,182        9,053,570


Financial liabilities:
Trade and sundry creditors                                             1,224,552                      -            -             -      1,224,552
Lease                                                   7.15%                    -          182,013         628,185              -        810,198
Hire Purchase                                           6.64%                    -           99,243                -             -         99,243
Hire Purchase                                           5.02%                    -           65,664           83,253             -        148,917
Total financial liabilities                                            1,224,552            346,920         711,438              -      2,282,910


Net Financial Assets/(Liabilities):                                    1,093,130          2,121,792        2,758,556     844,960        6,770,660



            (b) Credit Risk


            The maximum exposure to credit risk, excluding the value of any collateral or other security, at balance date to recognised financial
            assets is the carrying amount, net of any provisions for doubtful debts, as disclosed in the balance sheet and notes to the financial
            statements. The company does not have any material credit risk exposure to any single debtor or group of debtors under financial
            instruments entered into by the company.


            (c) Net Fair Values


            For all assets and liabilities the net fair value approximates their carrying value




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 22.           Segment Reporting


               a) Business and Geographical Segments


               The economic entity operates in one geographical area, Australia and has two business segments. The parent entity is situated at the
               company’s head office in Bondi, NSW Australia.

                Business Segment                   Type of products & services
                Surf Life Saving Activities        Administration of lifesaving and development and organisation of competitions
                Helicopter Rescue Service          Delivery and provision of search and rescue and aero medical services



               b) Business Segments


                                              Surf Life Saving Activities          Helicopter Rescue Service                  Consolidated
                                                2003             2002                 2003           2002              2003                  2002
                                                  $                 $                   $              $                 $                     $
 Revenue
 External Sales                                446,089           527,873             171,909          27,564            617,998           555,437
 Other External Revenue                       6,926,458        6,957,071           7,635,976       7,847,195         14,562,434        14,804,266
 Intersegment Revenue                          210,000           180,000              55,000          55,000            265,000           235,000
 Total                                        7,582,547        7,664,944           7,862,885       7,929,759         15,445,432        15,594,703
 Eliminations                                 (210,000)         (180,000)            (55,000)        (55,000)          (265,000)         (235,000)
 Total Revenue                                7,372,547        7,484,944           7,807,885       7,874,759         15,180,432        15,359,703


 Result
 Net Profit/(loss)                             289,560          (414,597)          1,258,561       1,472,225          1,548,121         1,057,628


 Assets
 Segment Assets                               5,683,361        5,730,553          12,575,908      11,769,653         18,259,269        17,500,206
 Acquisition of Non
 Current Assets                                103,941         1,579,601             352,598         652,238            456,539         2,231,839


 Liabilities
 Segment Liabilities                          1,432,044        1,823,796           2,030,611       2,427,917          3,462,655         4,251,713


 Other Information
 Depreciation and Amortisation                  95,550            71,512             637,585         730,493            733,135           802,005
 Non-cash expenses other than
 Depreciation and Amortisation                  19,359            47,720              63,763          72,655              83,122          120,375




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  1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia
   Ph: (02) 9130 7370 Fax: (02) 9130 8312
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