Water Safety

Changes from 1 July 2014

From 1 July 2014, the NT Government's Water Safety Unit will transfer to the Royal Life Saving Society of the Northern Territory (RLSSNT).

Under the partnership, RLSSNT coordinates and deliver water safety education sessions in schools, develop, coordinate and implement Water Safety Week annually, coordinate the Pipes and Drains campaign annually, and provide secretariat support to the NT Water Safety Advisory Council, and report outcomes to the Government.

The RLSSNT has a proud history of providing programs, services, education and training around water safety since the Northern Territory Branch was established in 1965, and has played a crucial role in reducing drowning deaths in the NT.

The RLSSNT has also run the Water Safety Awareness Program, a Northern Territory Government initiative, since it was introduced in 2002, providing five free water safety lessons to Territory children under five.

The Royal Life Saving NT website is currently being updated and for all enquiries please ring the Water Safety Unit on 08 8927 0400 or email watersafety@rlssa.org.au .


Water Safety Awareness Program - under 5's

A free program for NT children under 5, the Water Safety Awareness Program provides five sessions aimed at developing a child's confidence and ability in water and teaching general water safety awareness and rescue techniques. More information and online registration for the Water Safety Awareness Program - Under 5's.


$200 Learn to Swim Voucher Scheme

Information on the $200 Learn to Swim Voucher Scheme is available on the Sport Voucher website.


Pool Fencing 

Department of Lands Planning and Environment's Swimming Pool Fencing Unit continue to manage and administer the pool fencing legislation and certification. More information can be found on their Swimming Pool Fencing website.