Water Safety

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

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 for Territory children under five and their parents or carers.

Visit the Royal Life Saving NT website for more information about their organisation and the programs they deliver.

Water Safety Awareness Program - under 5's

A free program for NT children under five years of age, 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. Visit the Water Safety Awareness Program - Under 5's for more information and online registration.

Learn to Swim Voucher

Territory children aged up to five years not yet enrolled in school or pre-school will be eligible for $200 in swimming lessons a year funded by the Northern Territory Government Learn to Swim Voucher Scheme.

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