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Duty Officers

SLSNR Support Services | Duty Officers

Northern Region has two appointed Duty Officers at any one time who have operational oversight of all   Lifesaving activities   within the   Northern   region.   Often referred to as Delta operations, these Duty Officers exist to help patrols and SurfCom during or after major incidents or situations as an option to call for advice or guidance. The Duty Officer is someone with a lot of life saving knowledge that help patrols that maybe under resourced when they roam whilst on duty.  

This role also helps member with support after a major indecent that needs a debriefing or peer support services.

Becoming a Duty Officer

Training for returning Duty Officers will be held at the Marine Rescue Centre on Tuesday 11th September. 

Applications for the 2018/2019 season will open on Monday 2nd July and close Friday 27th July.

Pre requisites:

  • Must be a SLSNZ member
  • Surf Lifeguard Award
  • Must be 20+ years of age
  • At least 5 seasons of life guarding experience
  • Current Full Motor Vehicle License
  • SLSNZ IRB Drivers Award
  • At least First Aid Level 2

Desirable qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • Marine VHF Radio operators Award
  • CIMS 2 OR 4
  • Sound communication skills
  • Leadership and decision making qualities
  • Professionalism
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure
  • Customer orientated manner

If you are interested in becoming a Duty Officer please email us at