Officiating is an exciting, challenging and rewarding way of participating in pool lifesaving, with many opportunities to travel, network, learn and lead. Not only do Officials play an important role in providing a fun and safe environment for all pool lifesaving participants; they see all the action from the best position - on pool deck!

Why Become an Official?


Our pool lifesaving Officials come from across Australia and from an array of backgrounds, sharing a common passion for lifesaving participation, to create everyday lifesavers and keep our communities free from drowning. Join a group of like-minded, supportive and friendly volunteers and become an Official today!

Professional Development

Pool Lifesaving is more than just a sport, offering many opportunities for Officials and volunteers to develop personally and professionally. From event management to mentoring to international Officiating, pool lifesaving provides unique and enriching pathways for leadership development and ongoing learning.


Events and competitions are essential to the development of our lifesavers; without the support of Officials these events could not go ahead. From local carnivals to the biennial Lifesaving World Championships, pool lifesaving takes Officials across Australia and around the world. Become an Official and contribute to the development of lifesavers at home and overseas:


Anyone can Officiate

Whether you're a parent, student, retiree, professional or volunteer of another sport, there's a role for you. From running a local carnival to refereeing on the International stage, our Officials courses will provide you with the fundamentals of running a pool lifesaving event and ensuring pool lifesaving is fun, safe and fair for all.