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Issue 2 - July 2016

Welcome to Surf Life Saving NT's e-newsletter, Top End Lifesaver
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It is now easier than ever to stay up to date with all the NT surf lifesaving events and activities in-between issues of the Top End Lifesaver.

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Deckchair Cinema Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone that came to watch The Breakfast Club at our Deckchair Cinema fundraiser last month, we raised over $1 000. 

Thank you also to the Deckchair Cinema for giving us the opportunity. 

2016 Administrator's Medal for Service to Surf Life Saving in the NT

Members and supporters of SLS attended a function at Government House on the 23 June to announce Greg Edwards as the 2016 recipient of the Adminstrator's Medal.

Greg Edwards better known as 'Hendy' is a life member of DSLSC. His involvement with club commenced when his three children commenced nippers in 1992. He achieved his Bronze Medallion in 1997 and was recognised for his service and awarded DSLSC Life Membership in 2006. Next year Greg will be eligible for 20 years of continuous patrol service.

Hendy is a tireless and incredibly valuable member of the DSLSC and SLSNT and is one of the last of a generation who can and have volunteered so much of their time. He is a truly worthy recipient of the Administrators Medal.

Congratulations Hendy - very well deserved! 

Review to consider VHF Marine Radio Network 

By 2020, Surf Life Saving NT aims to achieve ‘Zero preventable deaths in NT coastal waters’ by extending our lifesaving coverage to match community needs. 

With this vision in mind, SLSNT approached the NT Government with a proposal to install a Northern Territory Interagency VHF Marine Public Safety Radio Network (VHF Marine Radio Network) that will provide Channel 16/67 and Marine Repeater coverage to greatly enhance the safety for all recreational boat users on Darwin waters.

The NT Government has been very supportive and has committed $36 000 to enable SLSNT to undertake a review into the installation of this VHF Marine Radio Network.

For more details on the VHF Marine Radio Network, including how to register your interest in being included in the public consultation stage, please visit our 
dedicated page.

SLSNT to purchase new Offshore Rescue Boat

Our current Offshore Rescue Boat, Westpac Rescue1 was donated to SLSNT in 2011 and has become a key asset for our Search and Rescue (SAR) team performing numerous rescues. Unfortunately Westpac Rescue1 is approaching the end of its operational life as a front-line asset and the time has come to replace her.

Our inaugural Red & Yellow Ball, held September last year, was a great success raising over $25 000 towards the purchase of a replacement vessel.

After considering the future direction of our SAR team and a number of vessel options, the SLSNT board has approved the purchase of a custom built Naiad 9.5m search and rescue vessel. See the photos below for an example of what we will be purchasing.  

All things going well, we hope to have the new vessel ready for operation and in Darwin by Christmas. Keep an eye out for more details on the Launch Ceremony!

For more information on our Search and Rescue Team, visit our website.

INPEX partners with SLSNT to deliver Member Training  

Through INPEX's Community Investment Program, supporting the communities they operate in, SLSNT has received funds to assist with the ongoing development and training of our members. 

Developing our clubs, and volunteers, is critical as it underpins our entire movement and ensures that we maintain the highest quality and standards of service delivery. Providing further training and development opportunities for volunteers aids in retaining valuable skills which will ultimately benefit the community through strengthened patrols and safer beaches.

The courses run so far in 2016 and supported by INPEX include 1 Proficiency Day (re-qualification of members), a Rescue Water Craft Operators Certificate, Silver Medallion IRB Driver and IRB Crew Certificate Courses. 

Kiosk Attendants wanted

Are you over 16 years of age, reliable, energetic and friendly? We are looking for Kiosk Attendants to provide excellent customer service in our busy kiosk at the Darwin Waterfront. 

Kiosk Attendants sell entry to the Wave Lagoon and enforce rules and regulations with members of the public. If you are interested simply drop your resume into the Kiosk or email

NT Beaches OPEN for Swimming!

Lifesavers (and lifeguards) are on patrol in Darwin at Mindil Beach, Casuarina Beach, Nightcliff Beach in Darwin and in Nhulunbuy at Town Beach. For more details on patrol times and locations visit our website (click here). 

Registrations for Event #3 OPEN NOW

Event # 3 - Saturday 23 July 
Start and finish Nightcliff Beach 
Check in from 7.00am
Racing from 8.00am 
Short Course 7.0km 
Long Course 17.0km 

Online Registrations close 4.00pm Thursday 21 July.
Late fees apply to entries made on the day of event. 

For more information on the Registration, Course Layout and Event Rules & Eligibility, please visit our Event Page

More Details on Event #4 and Event #5 also available here
SLSA Members Portal
Payment Gateway
2016 SLSNT Board
President - Grant Barnett
Director of Lifesaving - Adam Traugott
Director of Sport - Martin Koch
Director - Alison Snowden
Director - Bob Creek 
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Surf Life Saving Northern Territory Inc
'Surf House' 62 Aralia Street Nightcliff NT 0814
PO Box 96 Nightcliff NT 0814
(08) 8985 6588 | 

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