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Members of the Altona Life Saving Club conduct patrols of a designated section of Altona Beach most weekends and public holidays during the period from late November through to around Easter each year.

In addition to this, ALSC may also conduct additional patrols on evenings when the weather is particularly hot, bringing with it a significant increase in the number of visitors to the Altona Beach area.

Our regularly patrolled swimming area sits immediately in front of the patrol observation tower 100 metres East of the pier and is designated by red and yellow flags during patrol times. The area to the East of the pier is off-limits to powered water-craft (PWC) and features a long, gradual entry to the deeper water with two prominent sand bars at most times of the year. The primary responsibility of the patrolling teams is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people swimming between these flags.

Lifesavers may engage in a range of activities during patrol times including:

  • First aid

  • Rescues

  • Preventative actions

  • Water safety education

  • Assisting kite-surfers, wind-surfers and small, powered water-craft users in distress 

Want to get involved?

As with all volunteer organisations, we are always on the lookout for passionate individuals who are prepared to offer a small amount of their time to a worthwhile cause.

If you would like to know how you can get involved, check out our Membership Information or the Awards Training Overview for more information. You can also speak to one of our existing members about their experiences or contact

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