A $120 rescue tube was used in 2,927 rescues on Australian beaches last year alone.
Surf rescue boards are used by lifesavers all over the country - last year they also saved the lives of 3,094 people.
Last year, surf lifesavers reunited 1,048 lost children with their families at Australian beaches.
12,610 people were rescued from the surf by our volunteer lifesavers last year.
Surf lifesavers performed 296,741 preventative actions last patrol season.
Surf Life Saving currently has more than 46,900 patrolling members and more than 150,000 members.
Surf lifesavers gave more than 1,000,000 hours of their own time last year to keep Australian beaches safe.
First aid treatments were administered to more than 17,600 beachgoers last patrol season alone.
Did you know that Australia has more than 60,000 kilometres of mainland and island coastline?
Eighty percent of all Australians go to the beach at least once a year.
Twenty percent of all Australians get into difficulty at the beach.
The cost of gear and equipment to set up just one beach patrol is more than $52,000.
The combined cost of all gear and equipment in Australian Surf Life Saving clubs is in excess of $46M.
It costs a minimum of $850 to train a volunteer surf lifesaver to our minimum standards.