Member Recognition
Member recognition is such an important part of our organisation and a way of recognising and thanking our members who put so much effort and time into their roles within each Club.
We value the contribution made to the Branch by our members and there are a range of awards that are available to Clubs to recognise their members.

Service Awards
As we close off the 2022-23 season, don’t forget to recognise your members for their years of service.  The SLSA Rewards & Recognition Framework –outlines all the national awards members might be eligible for, and how to apply for them.  The Branch encourages Clubs to use the Members Area Forms feature to apply for awards where possible.

Rescue of the Month
There are many exceptional rescues and first aids performed over and above normal duties an which showcase an excellence in lifesaving skills and procedures which can go unrecognised.
Rescue of the Month aims to recognise excellence in lifesaving and service delivery.

Meritorious Awards
These are awarded to affiliated clubs or members  for outstanding deeds of bravery performed during lifesaving operations either during or outside of patrol hours.   Members of the public can also be nominated for a meritorious award.

Recognise outstanding team work, rescue skills, rescue management etc by members of the Branch. This recognition award includes rescue or application of lifesaving skills by members in exceptional circumstances on or off the beach.

Service Honours
SNB Clubs are able to nominate members for Life Membership and Service Honours at a Branch level.  Service Honours for SNB include Life Membership, Distinguished Service Outstanding Service, Prominent Service and Community Service.

Awards of Excellence
The culmination of a season’s efforts for all involved from patrolling members, competitors, officials to volunteers doing barbeque and kiosk shifts. SNB annually hosts their Awards of Excellence where awards for outstanding service in Administration, Surf Sports Lifesaving, Education and Member Services area presented.  Winners of Patrol Compliance and Most Outstanding Club are also presented on the night along with Life Membership and Service Honour pins.

Service Awards for Members
Service Awards for education (training, assessing, facilitating), coaching, age managing, and officiating activities are available for members who have completed from 5 to 60 of years of service in these activities.  National Patrol Service and Long Service awards are also available for 10 to 80 years of membership.  Detailed information on these and other recognition awards can be found in the SLSA Rewards & Recognition Framework.

The Order of Australia
The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement.
There are four levels of award. The Order of Australia also has a Military Division (awards in this division are recommended to the Governor-General by the Minister for Defence).
Anyone can nominate a member of the community for an award in the Order of Australia.
Nominating someone is a chance to recognise a peer for their hard-work, service and dedication. It is an opportunity to celebrate  those inspiring people who make our nation what it is.

Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA)
Rotary District of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA) is the only time all Emergency Services personnel, both paid and volunteer, are recognised in a combined awards program. Nominate Here. The Awards are open to all, Emergency Service Agency (ESA) Personnel stationed in NSW, serving in either a paid capacity or Volunteer:

  • Fire and Rescue NSW
  • Marine Rescue NSW
  • Surf Life Saving NSW
  • VRA Rescue NSW
  • NSW Ambulance
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • NSW State Emergency Service

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