As an active community based, volunteer organisation, educating members and the public to prevent aquatic related death and injury at Altona Beach and providing a safe environment for those that visit Altona Beach.
Altona Life Saving Club aims to be a centre of excellence within the Altona region, recognised for the quality of its lifesaving standards, techniques and training aimed at the prevention of injury and preservation of human life; within a leading club environment that provides safe, welcoming and encouraging opportunities for members and the wider community to be involved in the Australian tradition of volunteer lifesaving.
Norfolk Cafe which is situated next to the club offers lockers to rent, with close access to the beach. Hobsons Bay City Council also house and maintain public shower and toilet facilities on the side of the club. For our members, we offer private toilet, changing and shower facilities.
Altona Life Saving Club is proud to have partnered with Hobsons Bay City Council to offer an accessible beach at Altona which includes beach matting, free beach wheelchair hire, and accessible toilet facilities with hoist. Find out more
Approximately 17% of the population of Hobsons Bay live with a disability of some sort. This represents more than 15,000 people and, whilst this may take many forms, the biggest challenge for the vast majority of people living with a disability is attempting to live a normal, engaging and spontaneous life in a world often designed by able-bodied people, for able-bodied people.
Altona Life Saving Club is proud to have partnered with Hobsons Bay City Council to trial the use of a beach accessible wheelchair for visitors to Altona beach during the 2015/2016 summer period.
The trial was an overwhelming success and Council is working towards creating two fully accessible beaches by 2020. ALSC have offered our support to make this happen.
With support from Altona Life Saving Club, Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club and local traders, Council will provide beach matting seven days a week on both Altona and Williamstown Beach, and free to hire beach wheelchairs available on Saturdays and Sundays during surf lifesaving club patrol hours December to end of March (12pm to 5pm).
To book a beach wheelchair online click book a beach wheelchair or contact Council’s Metro Access and Inclusion Officer on 9932 1000, 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors & Supporters
We would like to recognise the valuable contribution of these businesses in making our work possible.
If you are a local business or individual and wish to support the Altona Life Saving Club, please contact email@example.com