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The flags have been raised to start the Surf Life Saving Season

The red and yellow flags ready to welcome summer’s beach-goers.

The symbolic red and yellow beach flags were raised on Saturday 28 September, symbolising the start of the 2019/20 Surf Life Saving season.

Newcastle Permanent is a long-term partner of surf life saving covering all six branches, 60 clubs and more than 25,000 volunteers from the Central Coast to the Queensland border. Through this community partnership we’ve contributed vital funding for training, equipment, and support to volunteer and junior surf life savers across the region.

It is an enduring partnership built on a strong foundation of shared values and commitment to the community.

As the current patrol season kicked off, Newcastle Permanent team members stood alongside volunteer surf life savers to take part in the ceremonial Raising of the Flags.

Rhonda Scruton, CEO of the Hunter Surf Life Saving branch, reiterated the key messages for beach-goers this season.

“Swim between the flags, don’t swim alone or at an unpatrolled beach, don’t dive in shallow water, raise your arm if you need assistance, and learn some CPR techniques,” she said.

“We owe so much to our past Lifesavers that set up an organisation that has the maturity to keep up with the times and best serve the community free of charge.”

There’s still time to become a volunteer, simply contact your local SLS club or branch to find out how.

Supporting Surf Life Saving is just one of the many ways we support the community, to find out more visit 


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