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The ins and outs of the Surf Life Saving NSW Drone Program

Josh Spires | 23 April, 2020 | Resources

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The team at Surf Life Saving NSW manage the largest excluded category drone program in Australia by numbers of drones and pilots.

Access the recording of the webinar to listen at Paul Hardy, Surf Life Saving NSW’s Chief Pilot that talking about the complexities of their UAV Program and how they are using drones to keep our beaches safe.

About Surf Life Saving NSW

As the state’s peak water safety and rescue organisation, Surf Life saving NSW are a network of volunteer surf lifesavers, professional lifeguards and support operations across 129 surf clubs stretching from the Far North to the Far South of NSW. Their portfolios include sport, partnerships, member services, lifesaving, education, media and communications, human resources, and more. Surf Life saving NSW’s key missions are to keep waters safe by saving lives, create great Australians and build better communities.


  • About Paul Hardy
  • History of the Surf Life Saving NSW Program
  • Progress
  • The Fleet Variety
  • Objectives
  • Current Operations
  • Key learnings over the years
  • Training
  • Emergency Service Assistance
  • Future Advances for Surf Life Saving NSW
  • Q&A

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