Gone are the days of using reel and line to save swimmers at the beach. While Bondi invented the line and reel it has given way to boards, tubes and Inflatable Rescue Boats (we call them ‘ducks’).
The Ducks are expensive but save over 50% of the 1000 people Bondi rescues each year. Saving the person in the water is only the start and Bondi carries defibrillators, oxygen and many other first aid devices to assist us with our motto of “no lives lost”
Bondi can also draw on offshore rescue boats and helicopter support, as well as the valuable assistance of lifeguards, paramedics and Police rescue services.
The most important part of our lifesaving equipment is our highly trained volunteers on the beach – friendly and knowledgeable with the experience to protect the beachgoing public.
Patrolling at Bondi
Rescue Techniques & Equipment
First Aid & Resuscitation
Awards and Prizes
Patrol Rosters 2010/2011