Membership Information

The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) is public benevolent institution with Her Majesty The Queen as Commonwealth Patron. The RLSS has a leadership role in drowning preventon in 27 Commonwealth Countries; the Queensland Branch was established in 1905 and is the oldest life saving society in Queensland. Our moto ‘Whomsoever you see in distress, recognise in them a fellow human being‘. By joining the RLSSQ, you are signifying that you desire to be part of a society with royal patronage and for the charitable purpose of drowning preventon.

Please complete the Membership Application form below and forward it to the Society.

By registering as a Member, Trainer and/or Assessor, you will be governed by the rules, regulations or laws governing your conduct as a member of the Society; also to maintain the integrity of the Royal Life Saving Society and strive to achieve it's goals.

Membership Forms

Membership Options

The Membership Options are:

Ordinary Member

Membership Fee: $44.00

All Trainers must be an Ordinary Member.

Download a Trainers Information Sheet.
Member: A person who is active in the society as a volunteer or office bearer.

Recreational Trainer
(Ordinary Member)
Includes School Teachers and those who are qualified to train and asess courses and programs other than Competency Based courses.

Competency Based Trainer
(Ordinary Member)
Is accredited to deliver Nationally Recognised Training courses.

Associate Member
A person who is not active (i.e. as a volunteer, etc) in the Society, but wishes to support the Society.

Other membership options

Joining a Club, rather than the Society, may be more suitable to you.

Queensland Lifeguard League Inc: The Queensland Lifeguard League is an affiliated Club designed for lifeguards and other life savers, who are under 18 years of age and/or not associated with an existing Club, and wish to compete in a Royal Life Saving Competitions. Download a membership application form here and forward it to the Society or the Sport Liaison Officer.

Another Affiliated Club: Please contact one of the Affiliated Clubs directly. Each Club has different membership criteria and many are based in geographic locations. Some Clubs


The Society issues newsletters from time to time to allow members (and interested parties) to keep updated on events and activities. We request that members email articles (with pictures) for consideration for inclusion in our newsletters to us.

You can subscribe to our newsletter mailing list here.

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Important Membership Policies

All members of Royal Life Saving Society Queensland are expected to follow the society's policies and procedures that may be released from time to time. Generally speaking, conduct of a member is expected to be the same as would be expected at a workplace or in a school. The below policies have been issued by Royal Life Saving Society Australia and are applicable to all branches of the Society.

A001 Equal Empoyment Opportunity
A002 Greivance Policy
A003 Anti-Harassment Policy
A004 Member Protection Policy
A005 Privacy Policy
A006 Code of Ethics
A007 Professional Behaviour
A008 Anti Doping
A009 Protection of Intellectual Property
A010 National Sponsorship
A011 Alcohol Sponsorship
A012 OHS Policy
A013 Conflict of Interest Policy

Specific Policies - Queensland Branch

The following policies have been prepared specifically for Queensland Branch. Whilst these policies are mostly applicable to staff, some also apply to members and trainers. These policies are subject to variation pending final approval.
001 Code of Conduct
003 Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
005 Grievance Procedure for Unlawful Workplace Behaviour
007 Information Technology
009 Expenses and Equipment
011 Attendance and Leave
013 Overtime and TOIL
015 Work from Home
020 Social Media

Child Protection Policy - Affiliated Clubs

RLSSQ Policy - Child Protection (Affiliated Clubs)

Raising a Concern

Should a member have a concern (or wish to raise a compliant or dispute), this can be done online at this link.


If an individual or organisation breaches Society policy, one or more forms of discipline may be imposed. These may include a formal warning, making a verbal or written apology, paying a fine, being suspended or de-registered or having a persons membership, appointment or employment terminated.